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.

How to count your losses

2019-11-22 14:31

Following on from his previous column, Simon Brown offers advice on how traders should employ stop-losses to manage risk.

How a scientist uncovered the hidden financial risks that regulators missed

2019-10-05 08:30

In the 1970s, university professor Doyne Farmer and two physics students built a tiny computer that could be hidden in a shoe, which could predict where roulette balls would land. At casinos in Las Vegas, they communicated with toe-controlled switches about what bets to make. Their winnings were great, but they quit because "we were nervous about getting our kneecaps broken". Today, Farmer works in global finance.

Investment: Beware of these two human tendencies

2019-05-19 11:02

The human tendencies of loss aversion and recency bias are often evident in how people approach investing, says an expert at PSG Asset Management.

Investment: 5 reasons to put risk first

2019-05-05 21:45

View investment risk as the probability of incurring a permanent capital loss over a particular time period, explains an expert.

New policy protection rules may just leave employees confused - expert

2019-04-21 15:53

Amended policyholder protection rules for group insurance requires so much information that members will likely get overwhelmed, says an expert.

Steinhoff appoints risk officer

2019-04-07 16:51

Steinhoff announced in a Stock Exchange News Service statement that it has appointed a chief compliance and risk officer.

Woman nearly dies after injecting fruit smoothie into her veins

2019-03-20 19:04

A Chinese woman injected a fruit smoothie into her veins in the hope it would make her healthier. Instead, she almost killed herself.

Execs not adequately preparing for mining risks - survey

2019-02-12 17:45

Company executives are not adequately identifying risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications, according to a survey conducted by DSS.

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?


TikTok has banned the viral 'skull-breaker' challenge after injuries to teens trying the stunt on both sides of the Atlantic

2020-03-05 18:18

The stunt involves two people kicking the legs from underneath a third person, causing them to fall over dangerously.

5 steps to building your wealth

2019-10-24 13:50

Constructing a financial plan can be quite overwhelming. Compartmentalising the various aspects required to manage this process can make it easier – and more successful.

Substandard education among top 5 risks for SA - report

2019-06-20 07:00

Structurally high unemployment, growing income disparity and inequality as well as inadequate or substandard education and skills development count under the top five risks facing South Africa, according a risk expert.

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.

Investment: The art of finding true diversification

2019-04-21 16:55

There is more to diversification than just not putting all your eggs in one basket, says an expert at multinational asset management company Schroders.

Is your company losing its edge?

2019-04-09 08:00

In a fast-changing and competitive environment, businesses – and the workforce – need to be on top of their game to remain relevant.

Risk of employees committing fraud spikes in SA

2019-03-24 08:39

Employees committing fraud is a growing risk concern in SA and there has been a huge spike in insurance claims related to this kind of fidelity crime, a survey shows.

Top-7 security and risk management trends for 2019 - Gartner

2019-03-09 13:01

Seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact security, privacy and risk leaders in the longer term have been identified by research and advisory company Gartner.

SA businesses more scared of cyber threats than fire, natural disasters - survey

2019-01-24 18:46

Business interruption is seen as the top risk among SA businesses surveyed for the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019.

When even the market darlings continue to disappoint

2018-10-29 12:49

While preference shares do not come without risk, they do offer potential in a lacklustre investment environment.

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