ARTICLES RELATING TO INVESTING

Four key questions on Viceroy's Capitec report answered

2018-01-30 12:21

Who is Viceroy Research, what does its new report say, and why is it being taken so seriously?

How to achieve those lofty new goals

2018-01-16 14:58

It’s a new year and that means many will plan to do things differently this time around. This year, rather start by making smaller, achievable resolutions.

Compound interest - the forgotten secret to investment success

2018-01-12 07:00

Compounding requires patience and time, two things which scare many modern day investors who operate in a world of instant gratification, writes Werner Erasmus.

Rand hedge stocks gain on JSE as local currency slides

2017-10-31 19:41

The rand slipped to R14.17/$ on Tuesday after closing near R14.04/$ on Monday.

Cryptocurrencies: Speculative instrument or game-changer?

2017-08-31 09:31

Advocates of cryptocurrencies believe this technology will make banks obsolete, while detractors argue it’s just another bubble inevitably destined to burst.

The risk of underperforming

2017-08-30 09:39

When you invest, losing money is not the only risk you will encounter. The other issue is underperforming the market. And if this happens, you will eventually have less money to retire on.

Constructing your portfolio

2017-06-01 12:36

finweek contributor Simon Brown discusses the most important factors you need to consider when taking a critical look at your share portfolio.

Building your offshore portfolio

2017-05-11 09:35

Many investors have been rattled by the downgrades of SA’s credit ratings. But this does not mean you should just move money out of the country willy-nilly – weigh up the options carefully.

The outlook for value investors

2017-02-27 14:47

After a tough few years, value stocks have been outperforming the market since early 2016. How long can it last?

 

Are equities heading for a fall in 2018?

2018-01-16 15:24

Ashburton Investments' Robert Lea considers the outlook for equities in the year ahead. Are the bull's days numbered? What is investor sentiment like? How will cryptocurrencies perform?

Four investing lessons from 2017

2018-01-12 15:52

Anet Ahern, who heads up PSG Asset Management, considers four valuable lessons the past 12 months can teach investors.

JSE shadows surging global markets

2017-11-01 19:29

The JSE tracked higher on Wednesday, following positive global markets and supported by a weaker rand for most of the day.

Good principles can reduce risks

2017-10-30 14:43

With economists predicting a gloomy outlook for the local economy, following Warren Buffett’s advice on picking stocks may stand you in good stead.

Why ETFs are fantastic gifts for kids

2017-08-31 10:07

For the next special occasion, consider giving your young relatives exchange-traded funds – a truly useful gift the children will thank you for once they reap the rewards.

Time is of the essence: The pitfalls of sequence risk

2017-08-30 11:49

Here are four ways you can ride out the ups and downs of the market during retirement.

Finding grit when investing

2017-07-05 12:19

Running and investing have a few commonalities. Devin Shutte of The Robert Group considers the lessons he learnt in the lead-up to and during his participation in the recent Comrades Marathon.

What would Benjamin Graham think of SA shares now?

2017-05-25 12:27

This legendary investor and economist found a way to deliver fantastic returns over several decades. How did he find such undervalued stocks and could this method be applied to local stocks today?

What to do if you haven’t planned for retirement

2017-04-11 15:52

What you should do if you get to the age of 40 or 50 and you have not started saving for retirement yet or you realise that you have not put enough away to retire?

A beginner's guide to ETFs

2017-01-26 14:02

Exchange-traded funds are becoming increasingly popular, but many are still reluctant to invest in them. Simon Brown clears up some of the mystery surrounding this investment product.

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