When it comes to buying shares in a company, don't just blindly buy a share everyone is talking about or which has a ‘sexy’ story.
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When it comes to investing for the longer term you need to make sure you build up a sustainable and well-diversified investment portfolio.
It is perilously easy for investors to get caught up in the sentiment of the day and buy into ‘story stocks’
Many investors are concerned about the current global and local investment environment. So how do we go about building a solution that is essentially future proof?
Capital preservation (ie, avoiding losses) is as important to building a superior, long-term track record as picking winning investments.
Dr Andrew Dittberner, Chief Investment Officer at Cannon Asset Managers, warns of the danger of confusing “big” with “great”.
How do you know whether you've selected the right investment for your needs?
By Bruce Williamson, Chief Investment Officer at Imara Asset Management South Africa. Bad news around power outages, the rand, public sector shortcomings and the industrial relations climate is drowning out an important message for local investors: South Africa is still a good place to invest if you know where to look. South Africans are great at...
By Tracy Muller, Head: Fiduciary at Nedbank Private Wealth Individuals are often driven to invest internationally for the wrong reasons, as emotions override financial acumen. They often only consider investing internationally when the rand starts depreciating against other currencies. But investing internationally should rather be a decision...
What levels of real growth are needed for a comfortable retirement outcome? Are retirement funds investing aggressively enough to achieve this? Barend Ritter, Portfolio Manager at Sanlam Investments, takes a stand and makes a case for equities. In order to secure a comfortable retirement, real returns of between 3½ and 4½ percent of pre...