At 11:30 on 4 December 2018 Stats SA announced that South Africa is out of its recession.
GDP Growth for the third quarter came in at 2.2%, after a 2.6% decline in the first quarter and a 0.4% decline in the second quarter of 2018.
Editor's Note: This is your FINAL chance to be a part of the biggest "bonus" we'... ››› more
It's a global argument that continues to gain traction and plague most fund managers. Crucially, today this argument is becoming more prevalent in the South African financial industry.
I'm talking about performance fees.
Should they be removed? Are investors getting their money's worth when investing in a fund?
There's a growing consensus that performance fees only benefit the fund man... ››› more
Over the last two months we've seen the gold price trickle from its low at $1,053 to $1,292 an ounce.
South African investors worldwide are piling into gold stocks.
This is a big problem according to my analysis.
You see, South Africa might have been the world's biggest gold producer, but not anymore!
In 1970, South Africa produced over 67.7% of the world's gold production.
But now it... ››› more
Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings agencies is expected to give their verdict on the country's rating by the end of this week.
The financial analysts at FSPInvest believe that a downgrade to junk status is inevitable. Even if this doesn't happen this month, it will happen before the end of 2016.
Here's what will happen to the economy and your investment portfolio if the downgrade does happ... ››› more
Millions of South Africans have packed their bags and taken their knowledge, skills and families to other countries, never to return to South Africa. I don't blame them and I don't judge them. They're leaving because they want to protect their families and their wealth.
While I can't help you with your personal security, I CAN help you protect and grow your wealth.
Today, I'm going to show... ››› more
For years South Africa has been the undisputed king of business in sub-Saharan Africa. People have assumed that if you want to make money in Africa, then South Africa was the country to go to.
But times are changing… And they're changing fast!
Right now South Africa is losing its competitive edge. And investors who are slow to realise this, could miss out on one of the biggest investment o... ››› more
The JSE can be an extremely volatile market - up one day and crashing down the next. That's why many South Africans are now taking the ‘relatively safe' investment option of unit trusts. If you're new to the investment scene, chances are you're hesitant about investing without first running everything past your financial adviser. Here's what you should ask him before you join the crowd… “Sou... ››› more
The cracks are starting to show in the idyllic investment environment of sunny South Africa.
You see, despite the fact our local market is trading, pretty much, at all-time highs, there are signs that the global investment community is starting to lose faith in our ability to resolve our socio-economic issues.
And if these issues aren’t resolved soon, you need to make sure your investments... ››› more
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