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Offshore investing

Offshore investing: Not a popularity contest

By Dan Brocklebank on 10 Aug 2018

reading time: 3 mins

There is no such thing as a ‘popular investment opportunity’. If it’s popular, then that popularity will already be reflected in the price you have to pay. A...

Investment insights

How to spot investment red flags

By Duncan Artus on 03 Aug 2018

reading time: 5 mins

South Africa has been rocked by a series of corporate scandals in recent years that have sent the share prices of former blue-chip companies like Steinhoff a...

Personal investing

Employer-assisted savings can help fix SA's dire savings rate

By Saleem Sonday on 27 Jul 2018

reading time: 4 mins

July is National Savings Month in South Africa. Is there more you can be doing as an employer to help your employees save towards their future financial...

Markets and economy

Increasing policy uncertainty

By Sandy McGregor on 20 Jul 2018

reading time: 3 mins

With few exceptions, notably India, most countries experienced slower economic growth in the first quarter of 2018. Anecdotal evidence suggests that that the...

Companies category

How Allan Gray values a stock

By Andrew Lapping on 18 Jul 2018

reading time: 6 mins

Allan Gray is a strong proponent of value investing, the mantra famously championed by Warren Buffet. Put simply, value investing is the concept of buying...

Companies category

Corporate democracy: Moving beyond box-like thinking

By Ricardo Semler on 18 Jul 2018

reading time: 4 mins

At the 2018 Allan Gray Investment Summit, keynote speaker Ricardo Semler challenged delegates to find new solutions to problems: “We have become box people w...

Markets and economy

SA needs to unlock its 'demographic dividend' by getting the private sector to invest

By Kevin Lings on 18 Jul 2018

reading time: 5 mins

South Africa needs to stop looking to government spending as the catalyst for economic growth and should instead foster a more conducive environment for...

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