Local shares: What you need to know before you throw in the towel

2018-06-19 11:48

Over the past three years, the JSE’s growth has arguably been disappointing. But it wouldn’t be wise to opt out now.

JSE’s weakening reflects tough times

2018-06-19 11:03

Only 36% of the 100 biggest shares are now lying above their long-term averages.

Attacq shifts focus to income generation and capital return

2018-06-18 13:57

The status of real estate investment trust brings a more streamlined approach to total returns, debt and investment for the former capital growth property fund.

Why high dividends can be taxing

2018-06-18 11:47

It’s nice to receive dividends, of course, but the tax implications can make them less attractive.

Will SA economy lift the boat or miss it?

2018-06-14 10:42

It’s all good and well to encourage massive foreign direct investment into our economy, but we have a lot to fix ourselves if we want to grow, let alone prosper.

A penchant for growth stocks

2018-06-12 14:57

Nedgroup Investments Entrepreneur Fund is suitable for investors who require specific exposure to small- and mid-cap sector shares, with maximum capital appreciation as their primary long-term goal

Asset managers: Investing strategies, expectations and fees

2018-06-08 15:51

Asset Managers go through a vigorous process before investing in a share or asset. Kirk Swart of Overberg Asset Management looks at the different strategies used.

Investing: A multi-decade endeavour

2018-06-06 15:11

Managing retirement capital is one of the few industries that is a multi-decade endeavour. Yet, most money is managed with an obsession about this quarter, this year or next year.

Increasing returns abroad

2018-06-06 10:27

By increasing their offshore exposure, investors gain access to regions and industries not well represented locally. Paul Hansen, fund manager at Stanlib, talks about where the opportunities are.

Growing with a constrained balance sheet

2018-06-04 14:24

Companies with small market caps often have constrained balance sheets, which might limit their ability to expand. How, then, can funds be raised to facilitate growth?


Your guide to alternative investments

2018-06-19 11:33

LONG READ: While not easily accessible in South Africa, there are various ways for local investors to increase their exposure to non-equity asset classes.

How the Sharpe ratio can help you make safer investment choices

2018-06-19 09:51

The Sharpe ratio is useful when trying to determine if the returns of a particular fund can be attributed to good investment decisions or additional risk taken.

Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan trusts machines to manage all of his pension savings - here's why

2018-06-18 12:07

The NMRQL unit trust manages money using big data and algorithms.

Tips for investing offshore

2018-06-15 16:13

Investors who ignore offshore opportunities deny themselves the benefit of exposure to a wider range of stocks, says a portfolio manager at Bellwood Capital.

SA's oldest black-owned stockbroking firm is merging with one of SA's largest stockbroking firms — for nearly R1 billion

2018-06-13 18:21

Established in 1996, Legae Securities is forming a consortium due to buy Peregrine, one of the country's largest stockbroking firms, in a R910 million deal.

Disappointing markets call for a cool head

2018-06-12 11:28

Returns over the last three years have been disappointing – but investing is a long-term game. Stay the course and don’t let fear govern your decisions.

Why company management matters

2018-06-07 13:46

Management teams have a strong impact on returns. How do you determine the quality of a company’s top team?

Emotions have no place in your investments

2018-06-06 10:45

Not nearly enough economists and analysts consider the impact of emotions on investments, believes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Op-ed: Looking for returns in a low-growth world

2018-06-06 10:23

South Africa is in a much better space than it was a year ago, but domestic earnings growth will take many years to be realised. So where should investors look for growth?

Transport subsidies up for discussion - Nzimande

2018-06-03 14:29

Government is looking at SA's transport subsidy regime, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande tells Fin24.

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