Junk status - what it means and what investors should know

2019-12-04 13:41

By Renee Eagar, CFP Professional

Investors may have lost R100 million in a scheme run by a prominent Joburg advisor, who warned them to prepare for a ‘coming crash’

2019-07-15 12:00

Thomas Stringfellow was convinced a global stock market crash was inevitable. Now he is under arrest as regulators are trying to figure out what he did with hundreds of millions in investor funds – and how much may have gone into the local version of sport-wear brand Lorna Jane.

Think you’re buying at a discount?

2019-06-20 09:44

Investors are always keen to buy shares at a discount to fair value, but determining that fair value is ?not straightforward.

Investors have wish list as Ramaphosa picks his Cabinet

2019-05-24 12:38

South African equity investors got the election result they wanted, more or less. Now they’re hoping President Cyril Ramaphosa will follow by choosing a team of competent ministers that’s lean and free of the taint of scandal.

ANALYSIS: Whiff of extinction blows in bull market that outlived them all

2018-12-26 15:02

It’s been derided as a house of cards, a gift to the one-percent, an experiment in monetary policy taken way too far. Now a bull market that for 10 years has confounded and chastened its detractors - by outlasting all its predecessors - is staggering up to death’s door. And haters and admirers alike are turning out to pronounce last rites.

ANC commits to orderly land reform

2018-09-07 17:13

The ANC pledged to tackle land reform responsibly as investor concerns mount over plans to change the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Gorgeous women, Vladimir Putin, and fluffy buzzwords: 6 clues the blockchain project you're thinking about investing in is a scam

2018-07-06 17:41

"Sometimes they'll use models to make fake LinkedIn accounts. When you go to check out who's involved in the company, you'll see photos of all of these beautiful people."

Is Broadway the Bestway?*

2018-02-13 07:15

Consider which is the better ownership structure: a broad or concentrated investor base?

Navigating a mature bull market

2017-12-11 10:44

The current bull market has been unusually extended, raising concerns over valuations of the US equity market in particular. So what should investors do at this point in the market cycle?


5 goals of Ramaphosa's second investment conference

2019-10-23 05:00

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel and the President's Economic Advisor Trudi Makhaya briefed media on plans for the second investment conference set to take place in November.

What to make of directors’ dealings

2019-07-04 09:33

Should ordinary investors be concerned when a director of a company they’re invested in exercises a zero-cost collar?

Unhappy Facebook investors seek to confront Zuckerberg, board

2019-05-28 23:00

Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg to have less power.

Home is where the heart is…

2019-02-18 14:46

…but your portfolio might be better off elsewhere. Ainsley To and Deon Gouws, head of the multi-asset team and chief investment officer at Credo Wealth, respectively, explain why.

Trump, Xi set for `big meeting' as investors await trade truce

2018-12-01 11:01

President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will sit down for a highly anticipated dinner with investors and allies eager for a truce in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

WATCH: Solly Moeng on Mboweni's biggest job, his style and credibility

2018-10-23 21:59

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's biggest task will be to give assurance to not only the investor community and the markets, but to South Africans, the taxpayers.


2018-08-10 12:00

THIS is the ninth year of ENGEN Pitch And Polish, but it has what many young entrepreneurs need.

Meet Trudi Makhaya, Ramaphosa's new economic adviser

2018-04-17 08:55

Economist Trudi Makhaya, a Rhodes scholar, consultant and the CEO of Makhaya Advisory, will oversee the work of the four special envoys on investment tasked with selling SA Inc to investors.

Pressure to ditch fossil fuel projects increases as severe weather picks up

2017-12-13 19:05

Pressure is mounting on businesses to divest from fossil fuel projects, with the World Bank also announcing a halt to fossil fuel project financing by 2019.

Rights issues: Putting investors in a tricky position

2017-12-06 11:36

When a company issues more shares, those who already own some can either buy more or do nothing. Neither option may be appealing, but how should investors respond?

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