Always maintain a little perspective

2019-07-18 12:44

Not all views on a particular share are the same. Even if someone's view opposes yours. it's a good idea to keep tabs on what other investors are thinking because they might be providing you with a warning sign you've missed.

More foreigners are now buying SA properties; these are their favourite areas

2019-07-11 21:15

Coastal cities, outside of Cape Town, saw the biggest increase in sales attributed to foreigners recently.

Structuring your investments in the run-up to retirement

2019-07-09 14:23

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw offers three important tips that you can use in the five years before you approach retirement. And they could save you from a lot of sleepless nights.

PIC: We're not being 'politically pressured' to save Edcon

2019-07-04 20:05

The Public Investment Corporation said its decision to invest in retailer Edcon is based on sound commercial, social and governance principles.

Ramaphosa: Great improvements at Eskom, more on the way

2019-06-26 16:20

Government is "closely engaged" with the situation at Eskom and is also supporting other limping SOEs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

BOOK EXTRACT: Make your money work for you

2019-06-24 06:01

Mention the word ‘investments’ and most people’s eyes glaze over. If you advise them to see a financial advisor, you might as well have told them to pay a visit to the finance minister to discuss their household budget. But investing shouldn’t be that intimidating, says Anthea Gardner.

SONA: Ramaphosa announces R250bn investment already on a roll

2019-06-21 10:21

President Cyril Ramaphosa said government would continue to build a pipeline of investments, which will be showcased at the second South African Investment Conference to be held in November.

Land reform and private investment can go hand-in-hand

2019-06-16 17:57

One way to create much-needed jobs in our economy potentially rests with equitable land reform combined with a venture capital investment initiative such as Section 12J, says Darryn Faulds.

Naspers sees profit boost ahead of spin-off

2019-06-13 21:22

Naspers' full-year earnings have risen by as much as a third ahead of the technology group’s planned asset spinoff in Amsterdam, a move designed to reduce its dominance of Johannesburg’s stock exchange.

Bad news for your pension: most SA shares bled over the past year

2019-06-13 04:27

But one large South African company tripled in value, and a few other shares didn't do too badly.


Invest in reality, not your personal views

2019-07-16 16:40

Yes, the environment in SA is challenging, but it’s far too easy to tumble down the well of despondency, writes Simon Brown. He cautions against getting caught up in the fear mongering.

Never go all in when investing

2019-07-11 10:04

Often, investors have theories about future market movements that may be ahead of the curve. How should you then approach your current investment decisions based on such expected outcomes?

How to stretch your retirement savings

2019-07-05 14:48

The harsh reality is that many people who reach retirement will not be able to make ends meet at the recommended withdrawal rate of between 5% and 6%. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw offers advice on how to try and ensure you don’t come up short.

SA's top-10 bankable artists

2019-07-04 06:01

South African fine art prices have risen by about 33% over the past 10 years in US dollar terms, according to the latest South Africa Wealth Report.

SA very attractive for mining investment, says Mantashe - but MPs laugh

2019-06-26 07:24

SA remains highly attractive for investment in mining, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said in Parliament.

How one VC firm amassed a 24% stake in Slack worth $4.6bn

2019-06-23 16:56

Slack is what happens when a risky bet pays off, says Lizette Chapman.

Sifiso Skenjana: Sweet to sour at Tongaat (and why 'financial irregularities' impact us all)

2019-06-18 07:00

A trend of financial 'irregularities' among corporates wreaks havoc on the savings prospects of South Africans, including for retirement, says Sifiso Skenjana.

SA businesses are shutting down at an alarming rate - and we need urgent reforms to turn the tide

2019-06-14 22:00

Liquidations and insolvencies statistics for April painted a grim picture, and urgent reforms are needed, says Mpiyakhe Dhlamini.

5 megatrends shaping investment today

2019-06-13 08:17

A new report by BlackRock Investment Management identifies five megatrends it believes are shaping the investment landscape.

Old Mutual Private Equity tries Footgear on for size

2019-06-12 21:40

In a joint statement announcing the conclusion of the transaction, Footgear CEO Neil Stephens said the deal was an opportunity for Footgear to grow its reputation as a branded footwear retailer of choice in South Africa.

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