ARTICLES RELATING TO SCHALK LOUW

Mid-cap stocks to consider

2019-11-14 12:14

Until recently, the Mid-Cap Index was delivering a lacklustre performance. However, the tables have turned and currently there is good value to be found in this segment of the local market.

The S&P 500 party is just getting started

2019-11-07 11:17

At the start of this year, expectations around the S&P 500 index weren’t great. However, things have turned. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw takes a look at why sometimes forecasts can be incorrect.

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.

The correlation between GDP growth and JSE earnings

2019-10-10 11:56

No one can predict the future. But, much like weather forecasting, past data points and patterns do provide portfolio managers with guidelines of how the future could potentially play out. And past patterns show that JSE earnings usually flourish when GDP growth does.

Sure you can't save more?

2019-09-05 11:10

Given the current economic environment, it is simply too difficult to save more, right? But your future retired self will thank you for every extra cent that you manage to put away. And the first steps to increased savings are basic.

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.

The correlation between shares and interest rates

2019-07-30 08:14

Decades of stock market and interest rates data point to a strong correlation between the two. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains what history tells us about declining interest rate phases and how it could impact the JSE.

 

Not all shareholders are created equal

2019-11-14 11:30

One share, one vote, right? Not necessarily. With certain voting structures some shareholders will be more equal than others.

Finding the route that suits you

2019-11-05 18:46

What happens when you have to choose between two funds that both have attractive returns, but find that the one is subject to much greater volatility than the other? The tracking error is a good measure.

When last year’s winners keep up momentum

2019-10-22 15:03

Using JSE All Share performance data, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw makes an investment case for three shares that have experienced strong momentum recently.

Value and growth catching up

2019-10-08 17:59

Although the JSE All Share can certainly still see further declines, current data shows that the market isn’t that expensive any more – and that it now presents a buying opportunity.

Sports psychology for investors

2019-08-19 12:09

By comparing winning on the sports field to the notion of ‘winning’ in the investment world, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw identifies some key elements that lead to success (or failure) when the stakes are high.

The difference between SA multi-asset income funds and money market

2019-08-02 14:43

By comparing the risks and returns of multi-asset income funds and the money market, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why there is a place for multi-asset income funds in a balanced investment portfolio.

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