The A to Z of investments

2018-12-14 16:22

2018 has certainly been an interesting year. Schalk Louw takes a look at some of the key events, people and economic indicators that have shaped the investment world and will continue to have an impact on it in 2019.

These 10 companies have just pledged to invest over R130 billion in SA at Ramaphosa's Investment Summit

2018-10-26 14:17

Just 10 companies have between them pledged almost the entire R150 billion target for the President's Investment Summit, as the new administration builds towards a R1.4 trillion grand target.

Grand Parade Investments chair vows to ward off 'hostile takeover'

2018-10-11 19:09

Dr Hassen Adams, executive chair of empowerment company Grand Parade Investments is determined to ward off what he calls an attempted hostile takeover.

Put your money where robust long-term growth is

2018-09-19 10:54

The Templeton Emerging Markets Fund’s managers invest with a long-term view in emerging market companies they believe are undervalued relative to the sustainability of their earnings.

If you can only do one thing, do THIS to take control of your money

2018-08-24 15:06

A finance coach tells us what to do.

Wierzycka swings 180° on hedge funds, slams them as fee racket

2018-08-15 10:46

Money manager Sygnia has closed all its hedge-fund products, ending a 13-year history with an investment strategy its chief executive officer now calls a ruse to pocket fees.

5 steps to save effectively as a couple

2018-07-28 09:18

A strategy analyst at Old Mutual Unit Trusts helps couples - especially those starting a new life together - make the right decisions with their money.

ANC's Mashatile urges private investment into Eskom, other state firms

2018-07-26 11:47

ANC Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile has invited private investors to take up equity stakes in state-owned companies, as leaders of the Brics grouping of emerging economies meet in Johannesburg.

Where can I find the best interest rate on a fixed deposit?

2018-07-16 15:49

A retired Fin24 user seeks the advice of a personal finance expert on attaining a fixed monthly income from his living annuity investment and unit trust funds.

Saving is only getting harder in SA – economist

2018-07-12 06:26

South Africa's current economic conditions mean it will only get harder to save for the future, yet savings are sorely needed, says an economist.


Be careful what you wish for

2018-11-21 11:55

While big investment by multinationals is often welcomed in Africa, not all investment results in favourable outcomes for businesses and people on the continent.

The myth of the rational investor

2018-10-24 09:25

There are many biases that affect investment – both from a fund manager and investor perspective. So, what does that mean when it comes to formulating investment strategies?

Extremely rare bottle of Scotch whisky sold for R15.77m

2018-10-04 11:14

Whisky is the third most popular alternative investment during periods of stock market uncertainty, and its appreciation value has been higher than gold in recent years, says a Scotch whisky expert.

Patience is a virtue, especially during market dips

2018-09-12 14:27

Historical market figures offer absolutely no guarantees for future performance, but data on market returns following huge declines gives some hope for despondent investors.

The fundamental difference between money market and income unit trusts

2018-08-17 21:04

A Fin24 user wants to know what the fundamental difference is between a money market unit trust and an income unit trust.

Bonds vs. equities: What value do they add to an investment portfolio?

2018-08-07 19:40

Asset managers often disagree, but they agree on one thing: Investors must invest over the long-term.

Private equity investment in Southern Africa more than doubles

2018-07-27 21:58

Private equity investment in Southern Africa more than doubled in 2017, according to the SAVCA 2018 Private Equity Industry Survey.

Scene vs. herd: How to stop group mentality wrecking your finances

2018-07-17 06:30

When it comes to making investment decisions, try to assess the facts and evidence - not what the group is doing, writes Warren Ingram.

5 ways to turn your stokvel into an investment engine

2018-07-14 18:00

As SA's R45bn stokvel industry continues to grow, more financial solutions are being designed for the nation’s stokvel groups, estimated to be over 800 000.


2018-06-29 12:30

FOR many people, investing in shares is scary and risky.

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