South African Investors

  • South Africa out of recession… where to from here?
  • 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
  • [06 December 2018]
  • Warning: You could be overpaying your fund manager for little or no returns
  • 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
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Gold might be going up, but don't even think about buying these gold stocks!
  • 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
  • [03 June 2016]
  • South Africa will know its ratings fate on Friday - Here's what it means for you
  • 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
  • [01 June 2016]
  • There's no need to emigrate, just invest offshore!
  • 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
  • [12 May 2016]
  • Make sure you stay out of the investment slow lane!
  • 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
  • [05 September 2013]
  • Get rid of the guesswork by investing in a unit trust
  • 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
  • [14 February 2013]



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