Is now the right time to sell your shares?

2019-06-05 11:49

As the optimism about the JSE from just over a month ago turns to pessimism, it is natural that investors are wondering if they should throw in the towel. However, no matter the season, evaluating each and every share in your portfolio on a regular basis is very important, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Build your share portfolio like the heavyweights

2019-05-07 10:33

When it comes to investment management, there are some important tools at your disposal that can assist. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains the three steps he follows to help compile a strong portfolio.

The compelling story of investing offshore

2019-04-29 08:00

Investing your money beyond your home country’s borders offers portfolio diversification and – if executed correctly – potentially higher returns than a portfolio with little offshore exposure. But investing offshore should never simply be done for the sake of it, as the potential opportunities also come with risks.

Are these equity funds poor performers or simply mistreated?

2019-04-04 10:25

According to PSG Weath’s Schalk Louw, he has seen an increasing amount of criticism aimed at certain equity funds with regard to their recent underperformance. But there are some important questions investors should ask before simply selling out of these funds out of fear.

How to avoid picking up bad habits

2019-02-20 09:57

When a market is booming, it’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria and make investment decisions that you normally wouldn’t. But it’s important to avoid the pitfalls that will hurt you in the long run.

An early retiree who interviewed 100 millionaires found many of them built their fortunes using a simple investment strategy championed by Warren Buffett

2018-12-17 14:13

John of ESI Money spent the past few years interviewing millionaires only to find they use the same investing strategy: low-cost-stock index funds.

Is it time to be a greedy investor?

2018-11-22 10:25

Currently, there are extreme levels of fear when it comes to our stock market. Should you join the ‘herd’ and shy away from investing? Or should you take a leaf from Warren Buffett’s book?

How to pick stocks in a lacklustre market

2018-11-13 09:20

LONG READ: In finweek’s 8 November cover story, Trader Petri Redelinghuys explains his methodology to finding stocks that will withstand the bad times.

Debunking the biggest myth about responsible investing

2018-10-30 14:26

Contrary to popular belief, investors are not giving up upside performance when prioritising companies with a better environmental, social and governance record.

Why active management is making a come-back

2018-10-18 13:26

Passive ETFs have proven to be a great strategy over the last few years, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw. But given the tough year it’s been for investors, he believes there’s a case to be made for active fund management.


Don’t be an investment Icarus

2019-05-23 11:06

Are your investment goals unrealistic? Too often investors aim too high and lose, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw. He offers some advice how to avoid getting burnt.

Know the risk of your investments

2019-05-06 14:38

When it comes to managing your portfolio, make sure you understand the risks that come with the specific shares you are investing in. A volatility ratio can come in handy here, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Vukile's eye firmly on Iberian Peninsula for stable income stream

2019-04-24 08:00

Vukile’s offshore exposure currently sits at 50%. Of this, 46% is to Spain. And this shift from a once primarily SA-focused portfolio seems to have paid off.

Why multi-factor ETFs make sense

2019-03-06 13:44

CoreShares is looking to change the mandate of its Top40 ETF. Simon Brown takes a look at the rationale for this move and explains why he would vote in favour of the change.

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.

A tax-savvy way to use your portfolio in retirement

2018-11-29 10:09

If you are looking to generate investment income in retirement, high-yielding dividends are an obvious choice. But it may not always be the best one.

Going where opportunity knocks

2018-11-19 12:43

Redefine Properties’ establishment of an office in Europe confirms its offshore strategy, with the company now looking particularly to expand into logistics properties in Poland.

Can we ever get you to change your mind?

2018-11-01 09:40

Despite all the warnings against using past performance as a measure when selecting a manager or fund, investors still do it. Perhaps a different tack is needed to help change this habit.

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?

The luxury of brand power

2018-10-18 08:51

Powerful, established brands like Cartier have immense pricing power. Owning a share in such luxury companies can be great for your portfolio, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

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