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Wealth & Investments / 17-07-24 / Haydn Johns

Haydn Johns | Yes, investing early on is best - but first, you need to know the basics

"A critical factor when considering asset classes is your appetite for risk. While being in an investment portfolio allocated to equities has historically given investors the best returns over the long term, investing in this asset class has…

Wealth & Investments / 17-07-24 / Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham | Gold a key hedge for Trump 2.0

"The US population is ageing, but strong immigration and a large millennial cohort, which is approaching peak household formation and goods demand, have scope to boost aggregate demand. These combined forces are already generating stronger inflationary…

Wealth & Investments / 10-07-24 / Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers | Is it too soon to consider an equity portfolio?

"Once you have an idea of what you can afford to invest each month, you should try and invest this amount regularly to ensure you achieve your investment goals. Many young investors start their investment journeys by making regular investments…

Wealth & Investments / 26-06-24 / Adriaan Pask

Adriaan Pask | Can the JSE stem the tide of delistings – and what this means for SA investors?

"Being a listed entity also comes with various obligations that exert short-term pressure on board members and businesses to perform well consistently. Equities are generally a long-term investment and this short-term pressure can disincentivise…

Wealth & Investments / 26-06-24 / Philipp Wörz

Philipp Wörz | Is there life beyond the Magnificent 7?

"In assessing opportunities, we look to construct portfolios that are well poised to unlock value for investors. Importantly, the earnings forecasts for many of our investee companies are not significantly lower than those of the Magnificent…

Wealth & Investments / 19-06-24 / Chris Smit

FNB sees increased demand of Krugerrands on its trading platforms

“FNB currently holds over R1 billion worth of coins in its portfolio on behalf of its clients. This milestone underscores the trust that clients have placed in FNB as their preferred financial and investment partner. This further demonstrates…

Wealth & Investments / 12-06-24 / Haydn Johns

Haydn Johns | How investment platforms enhance wealth creation

"Many people start their savings journey by using banking products. While this is a good place to start, banking products typically offer a lower risk and return profile which can quickly become unsuitable for investors’ needs," says Haydn Johns,…

Wealth & Investments / 06-06-24 / Tommy Jackson

Liberty's index-tracker fund poised for growth as it marks its 10th anniversary

"As one of the competitive participants in the index tracking space, we are confident that the up take for index tracking will rise as other investment houses see its benefits and adopt the philosophy behind it," says Kgotso Thipa, Manager of…

Wealth & Investments / 05-06-24 / Rupert Hare

Rupert Hare | Tech fusion: the future of investing

"If we look into the future, we believe that there is significant disruption coming in the South African asset management industry. It will no longer be a case where advisors will simply look at the top 5 biggest funds across asset classes and…

Wealth & Investments / 05-06-24 / Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams | Consequences make a comeback as 'free money' era ends

Andrew Williams, Investment Director in the Value Team at Schroders notes that at some point after the global financial crisis of 2008/09, a similar realisation must have hit the managers of countless businesses as quantitative easing brought…

Wealth & Investments / 28-05-24 / Daniel Nkosi

Investing amidst election season: the power of preparation, not prediction

“Over time, we’ve seen investors move between periods of being risk-on, where they are optimistic and gravitate to equities, and risk-off, where they are more fearful and flock to income and interest-bearing assets like cash and bonds. But switching…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Johanna Kyrklund

Johanna Kyrklund | Schroders CIO Lens Q2 2024: Don't let 90s nostalgia extend to your investment outlook

"Stock markets have risen to new highs and some of the largest growth companies have powered equity markets while other markets outside the United States are trading at a significant discount to the US and below 15-year medians on most measures.…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers | How can cash help you take advantage of equity opportunities?

"A savvy investor understands the important role of cash when investing, and a cash solution that offers timely access to cash is essential. While you are invested in cash, you also want comfort that your funds are earning returns to contribute…

Wealth & Investments / 22-05-24 / Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon | Avoiding the behavioral pitfalls of bitcoin

"Having attracted over a trillion dollars of investment, this article is less about the merits of investing in Bitcoin and more about how to avoid the clear behavioural pitfalls that lie in waiting should you decide to allocate a portion of…

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