Today, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange followed global markets lower.
Last night, the S&P 500 in New York lost over 2%.
So what's causing the markets to fall?
Let's take a closer look…... ››› more
Investing in overseas stocks has its benefits.
It adds diversification to your portfolio. And you stand to reap the rewards from companies performing well elsewhere in the world where economies are performing better than South Africa's.
So how can you do it? Read on to find out…... ››› more
Earlier today, ArcelorMittal released its results for the six months to the end of June.
Despite the steelmaker reducing losses for the period, investors were not impressed with the results.
The share price has plunged nearly 8% so far today.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on with ArcelorMittal…... ››› more
Turn on the news and the headlines are chock-full of unfolding or ongoing geopolitical events somewhere in the world.
The stock markets have fared well so far, but the world is a fragile place.
So how can you ensure your investments don't bear the brunt of a stock market wobble?
Read on to find out…... ››› more
A friend of mine, Isaac, decided that in addition to investing in individual shares he also wanted to save a monthly amount into an ETF. It's a hassle free way to save for the long run with lower risk than a share picking portfolio.
So Isaac contacted his bank and asked his financial advisor which ETFs would be suitable to invest a monthly sum into. His advisor actually gave him a sensible combination, Satrix Top 40, SatrixDivi Plus and the DBX Trackers World ETF for some offshore exposure. NICE.
But hidden in this selection is a very LAZY choice from his advisor. One that'll cost him an extra R14,949 over the next ten years when it is completely unnecessary...... ››› more
There have been a number of factors pushing the palladium price higher.
The precious metal has benefitted from the five-month platinum sector strike in South Africa. Ongoing tensions with Russia, the world's top palladium producer, have added impetus. And an eight-year supply and demand deficit has played its part.
But with the precious metal trading at such a high price, is there room left for further gains? Or is the price going to start falling?
Let's take a closer look…... ››› more
When the Reserve Bank hiked interest rates two weeks ago, the rand perked up. It gained against the dollar and seemed to find some support at stronger levels.
But this week has seen the local currency slowly but surely weaken.
A lack lustre South African economy is playing its part. Along with growing geopolitical tensions. Add to that a strong dollar and the rand is falling under the pressure.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand…... ››› more
This year will see global platinum supply touch its lowest level in 14 years. This as demand for the precious metal is reaching its highest level in six years.
The supply squeeze on platinum is mostly down to the five-month strike that affected the top three producers of the metal.
So where is the platinum price headed? And how can you get in on a platinum play? Read on to find out…... ››› more
With the barrage of advertising out there from financial companies, you'd think that managing your own money was an extremely difficult task.
The fact is: It isn't.
So what's the best way to manage your own money?
Read on to find out what investment great Warren Buffett has to say about it…... ››› more
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