Sasol signs $3.9bn credit facility

2017-11-23 13:38

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has signed a $3.9bn credit facility to help with liquidity and refining the group's debt.

Big mistakes that Joe Bloggs continually makes on the stock exchange

2017-11-23 11:12

Investors regularly miss out on bargains because they becomes dejected during bear markets.

Sasol takes hard decisions for new strategy

2017-11-23 08:17

Sasol has taken hard decisions in its preparation to implement a new strategy for 2018 and beyond. It includes a review of its assets and more disciplined capital allocation for certain projects.

Are you on the right track with shares?

2017-11-20 10:44

The JSE All Share Index has shot up by 21% this year already, but just a few large stocks make up the majority of this growth. How should investors proceed?

Fund Focus: Sanlam Investment Management Top Choice Equity Fund

2017-11-16 12:41

This is a pure equity fund that aims to deliver above-average capital growth over the medium to long term by taking high-conviction bets in a concentrated portfolio.

Investment note: The 60 000-foot view

2017-11-15 07:52

The global environment is favourable to equities with good growth, low inflation and the expectation of very gradual interest rate increases in the developed markets.

Humans vs robots: Who has the edge?

2017-11-06 13:15

Modern investing merges human insight with robo efficiency, causing some to argue that the role of the human adviser is dwindling. But human judgment still has a vital role to play in investing.

Emira launches US real estate investment strategy

2017-11-03 16:15

SA REIT Emira Property Fund recently announced its new US investment strategy, to be undertaken with its strategic US partners.

Investment in Africa: Capital will go where it is looked after

2017-11-03 11:18

Capital will always go where it is looked after, the CEO of the Development Bank of Southern Africa has said at the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance.

PIC mandates make state capture a tricky matter - Matjila

2017-10-31 14:20

It will be difficult to capture the Public Investment Corporation as it has mandates with its clients that prescribe how their funds are managed, says its CEO Dan Matjila.


Economy hampers unit trust performance

2017-11-23 11:13

How are the various unit trusts that are available to South African investors performing?

US project will free up capital for shareholders, says Sasol

2017-11-23 10:07

When Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemical Project in the US comes online in 2018, it is expected to boost the profit contribution of the chemicals business unit by more than 50%, and free up capital for shareholder returns, says Sasol.

Why I don’t own Naspers shares

2017-11-20 12:49

Simon Brown refuses to overpay for a stock. But sometimes a quibble over just a few cents can see you losing out on a fantastic opportunity.

Will we see zero-fee ETFs soon?

2017-11-17 11:14

Issuers of exchange-traded funds find it very difficult to stand out in crowded markets, resulting in downward pressure on fees. Zero-fee ETFs may soon be introduced the US.

Businesses hold off on expansion plans amid uncertainty - report

2017-11-16 05:37

SA businesses are holding off on further investment and expansion plans as they await more certainty and economic stability, a report has revealed.

How to measure trading or investing returns

2017-11-06 14:32

In order to compare your portfolio to benchmarks like the JSE’s Top40, you need to be able to monitor your actual returns. Simon Brown follows a few simple steps to measure growth in his portfolio

Will Singapore's diamonds exchange shine brightly?

2017-11-05 12:03

Singapore has a new diamonds exchange presenting an opportunity for investors to consider diamonds as a new asset class.

Ford invests R3-billion to build more bakkies in SA: Ranger Raptor to be locally built

2017-11-03 13:15

Ford will invest R3-billion to expand production capacity at its Silverton factory to meet growing local and international demand for its Ranger bakkie. The Ranger Raptor will be built in SA!

Be careful of last year’s winners

2017-11-01 14:46

Just because an investment did well last year doesn’t mean it will do so again this year. Ignoring past performance, which factors should you consider before investing in a stock or unit trust?

The investment case for Steinhoff

2017-10-31 08:05

Steinhoff has “changed its stripes” from a local logistics/manufacturing company to a global integrated retailer. Analysts ask how this will impact its returns over the medium term.

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