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Listen: Investing in farming

Listen: Investing in farming

“It is not only a crowdfunding platform, but a crowd value creation platform ‒ an ecosystem of partners rather than a conglomerate owning everything.” Farming is becoming an increasingly popular asset class. Crowdfunding for farming ticks many...

What will the rand do in 2022?

What will the rand do in 2022?

Ryan Booysen, MD at DG Capital Forex, stares into his crystal ball to predict where the rand will go in 2022. The rand ended 2021 on the back foot, after the Omicron announcement and subsequent global kneejerk reaction of isolation and red-listing...

Reflecting on the year that was

Reflecting on the year that was

Victoria Reuvers, Managing Director at Morningstar Investment Management South Africa, looks at how financial markets performed in 2021. As a runner, the change in seasons gives me time to reflect. Autumn is my favourite season, and always reminds...

How ‘bad timing’ affects retirees’ income

How ‘bad timing’ affects retirees’ income

Retirees need to work with their financial advisers to carefully determine the structure, size, and affordability of their future pension withdrawals, particularly in a volatile market environment, says Jean-Pierre Matthews, product head at Matrix...

Video: Become a farmer without a farm

Video: Become a farmer without a farm

As a smart person once said, diversification is the only free lunch. And if the current coronavirus crisis has taught us anything, it is to make sure our investments are diversified. The idea behind diversification is that it spreads our risk. When...

Bitcoin: navigating tax and exchange control

Bitcoin: navigating tax and exchange control

Regulation of bitcoin and other crypto assets is inevitable, but it makes investing in this new asset class safer. A few years ago, I was sitting on a panel discussion when the topic of bitcoin was raised. The appeal of bitcoin for many people was...

The top African tech unicorns worth watching

The top African tech unicorns worth watching

The experts at CMTrading take a look at some of the African tech unicorns that have reached the $1 billion mark, and what has made them worthy of the title. For those unfamiliar with online trading or venture capital terminology, the term “unicorn”...

Listen: Global investing made easy

Listen: Global investing made easy

In this podcast Maya (@mayaonmoney) speaks to Warren Ingram (@warreningram), financial planner at Galileo Capital about his new book Global Investing Made Easy. Warren shares his insights into the investment decisions we make, and those we should...

SARS issues guidance on crypto assets

SARS issues guidance on crypto assets

On 27 August 2021, SARS provided further guidance on the correct tax treatment of crypto assets and how this must be declared in people’s tax returns. SARS published a document on its website entitled Crypto Assets & Tax. The publication should...

High-risk land investment leaves angry investors out of pocket

High-risk land investment leaves angry investors out of pocket

Many South African investors who bought UK property developments through SA-based property marketing company SJ Capital, have seen no returns for over 11 years. Investigations have found that the investment is extremely high risk and that investors...

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Listen: Creating a passive income with shares

In this podcast, Maya (@mayaonmoney) chats to money blogger Brett (@ETFenthusiast) on how blogging helps keep him on track financially, his plans in working towards financial freedom, and which investments he is using to provide a passive income in the future.

You don’t need a lot of money to start investing

Many people feel they need to have a lot of money in order to start investing. In fact, the opposite is true. Investing small amounts every month actually provides the best risk-return scenario when it comes to longer-term investing. Investing via a monthly debit...

Retirement planning is not a once-off event

Jaco Prinsloo, Wealth Manager at PPS Wealth Advisory, has some sensible advice around retirement planning. As a wealth manager, I have observed that there are two typical clients. Some dread retirement, while others look forward to it. Those who dread it are the ones...

Four signs that could predict a market crash

Pieter Hundersmarck, fund manager at Flagship Asset Management, wants us to learn from history when it comes to the factors that could trigger a market crash. While the future is unlikely to be an exact repeat of the past, history is full of valuable lessons. These...

Removing the rand from the offshore investment equation

Kyle Wales, fund manager at Flagship Asset Management, says that we should consider offshore investment for the right reasons, not simply because we fear rand weakness. Many investors base their decisions to invest offshore purely on their subjective assessment of the...

Habits that set successful investors apart

When investing, sometimes the best course of action is to do nothing. Having the ability to block out the noise, and look through the cycle, are some of the cornerstones to investment success over the long term. Nomi Bodlani, head of strategic markets at Allan Gray,...

Listen: Why institutions are taking bitcoin seriously

If you want to understand bitcoin, blockchain and the related crypto-asset world, listen as Chris Becker, blockchain technologies specialist at Investec Private Bank, unpacks the world of blockchain technologies and explains why we are just at the start of a...

Move away from exchange control

South Africa is moving from a framework of exchange control to capital-flow management, but what does that mean for the ordinary South African investor? Over the last few years, exchange control for individuals has been incrementally lifted, making it easier for South...

What is a money market fund?

Absa has announced the closure of its 25-year-old Absa Money Market Fund. Saleh Jamodien, Research & Investment Analyst at Glacier by Sanlam, gives a comprehensive overview of what a money market fund is, and suggests some options for investors to consider. The...

Video: Investing in bitcoin

Whenever we see a surge in the price of bitcoin, I get a lot of queries from people asking how they can invest. The problem is that people are lured by the prospect of high returns rather than actually understanding what they are investing in. A sure way of telling...

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