The power of retained earnings

2020-03-17 09:49

In his annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett mentions how undistributed profits can boost a company in the long term. Simon Brown engages with this notion.

Sibanye-Stillwater eyes rare metals as gold, platinum boom

2020-02-27 09:31

The miner plans to use the cash windfall to consider merger and acquisition opportunities.

The risk of future regulation to your portfolio

2020-01-10 14:23

As the world adapts to climate change, and data privacy becomes an election issue, investors should scrutinise their stockholding and consider possible new laws affecting certain sectors

How did your portfolio fare this year?

2019-12-09 08:47

If some of the stocks in your portfolio underperformed in 2019, there is no need to be alarmed. Do your year-end review to determine whether this is an aberration or a trend and take the appropriate action.

Investing offshore is a question of how, not when

2019-12-02 14:04

As recently relayed by our finance minister, the economic outlook for South Africa is rather bleak. However, investors should remain measured when making decisions about their investment portfolios.

The case for listed property

2019-09-26 10:47

While there are plenty of short-term risks with listed property stocks, investment expert Simon Brown still includes this sector in his long-term portfolio. He explains why.

Quality shares itching to rally

2019-09-19 14:14

On close inspection, it would seem that there are some quality shares on our bruised local bourse that present possible opportunities, according to PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw.

Another way to find trading opportunities

2019-08-29 10:41

"By understanding how oscillators are calculated, we’re better equipped to correctly interpret the information that the indicator is giving us," writes Trader Petri. In his latest column, he explains how oscillators work – and why they are useful indicators for traders. 

The search for true value

2019-08-14 11:13

Using Benjamin Graham’s original concept of value investing, investment expert Simon Brown searches for value stocks on the JSE. Turns out they are hard to come by on our local bourse.

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?


Know the risk you’re taking on

2020-03-12 09:02

History has shown us that volatile markets may calm down and deliver solid returns afterwards. Schalk Louw analyses an important index that measures these swings.

It’s all about process

2020-02-10 12:33

While there is no failsafe when it comes to selecting winning stocks for your portfolio, having a defined selection process will help you become a better investor.

Don’t clutter your portfolio

2019-12-17 14:39

There is always going to be some new hot stock that will be tempting to add to your portfolio. But if it doesn’t fit in with your investment strategy, don’t buy it, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

Why you should check your portfolio values less frequently in 2020

2019-12-05 08:30

Share prices update constantly, and investors need to find a way of managing this non-stop feedback loop they get from markets to avoid getting rattled by crazy share price movements.

How to make ETFs work for your portfolio

2019-09-26 11:04

Since the first ETF listed on the JSE nearly two decades ago, a vast selection of these passive investment vehicles has become available. finweek consulted the experts for tips on investing in ETFs.

Knowing when to sit on your hands

2019-09-26 10:32

Panicking because other investors are scrambling? Before you follow the herd, there are some very real consequences to consider, warns PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Tips for trading in offshore shares

2019-09-12 09:53

Want to buy offshore shares, but not sure how to go about it? From finding a registered broker, to determining your risk appetite, here are some of the key steps to follow.

Why you always need to stick to your strategy

2019-08-14 13:14

Investors are humans too – which means emotions can influence one’s trade decisions. Maintaining discipline is key in helping you to avoid making those emotionally driven mistakes.

When investing in companies with offshore aspirations…

2019-08-12 14:43

Given tough local conditions, it’s understandable that local companies look for opportunities in more stable environments offshore. However, what works for a company at home may not translate into a foreign market.

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.

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