Many investors rush for the exit at the same time, causing a whip-saw effect in asset prices.
The Rand is particularly vulnerable to this as one of the major currencies.
Emerging market (EM) investors can use it as a proxy for less liquid EM currencies, and use it to hedge as it has the benefit of straddling trading hours in parts of Asia and America.
There are two ways for you to get ... ››› more
If you've been following mainstream economic news over the past month, you'll probably think the world is in a much better place. You'll have heard about a variety of drug trials on Covid-19 vaccines.
News from companies like Johnston and Johnston, Merck, Moderna, Novavax all seem to be buoying investor sentiment.
The slightest hint of a potential solution to the Coronavirus problem and ma... ››› more
Rich South Africans pay expensive lawyers, accounts, tax planners and investment managers to ensure they legally pay as little tax as possible.
Now I know what you're thinking: “That's great, but not everyone can afford these expensive advisors.”
Well I've got good news for you: You don't need the help of expensive accountants, tax advisors or investment managers. Because all the tax inc... ››› more
Planning for your later years is no easy task. There are so many decisions to make.
You know you need to make provisions and save for retirement, but what are your options?
Read on to find out more about five ways you can fund or top up your retirement savings…
How to plan for your retirement
Planning for retirement is a time consuming task. Of course, the earlier you start the be... ››› more
Endowments, also known as endowment policies or endowment plans, are essentially savings vehicles provided by life assurance companies.
Endowments can be a good option for you to consider for providing additional income once you reach retirement if you sit in a higher tax bracket.
Let's take a closer look at endowments…
What are endowments?
Endowments are targeted savings plans. T... ››› more
Imagine if you'd bought shares in a company like Apple when it was on the cusp of making it big? You no doubt would now be sitting on shares worth a very respectable amount. But there are ways for you to try and uncover the next Apple. Read on to uncover the factors that make a great performing share…
The factors that make a great-performing share are well known and have been intensively studi... ››› more
Anyone can buy a few shares. The real art of investing is knowing when to get the heck out. If you own individual equities and don't have a predetermined sell discipline - and the vast majority of investors don't - you're flying by the seat of your pants. And that doesn't lead to superior investment performance. But there is something you can do to make sure you know when to sell...
That's w... ››› more
Looking for a top performing company to invest in? Look no further than SABMiller. It's just seen a positive response from investors to its first bond issue in nearly six years‚ and it continues to bolster the South African economy. If you haven't already invested in SABMiller, do so before the 1st of April…
From 1 April 2013, beer drinkers will pay 7c more for a 340ml can of beer.
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“Smokers and drinkers will have to cough and splutter up more for their vices,” reports iafrica.com. That's because in last week's annual Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan once again levied higher sin taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. How will that affect investments into so-called ‘sin stocks'? It won't, suggest the experts at The South African Investor…
It’s not an April Fools’ Day jok... ››› more
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