Investment

You can’t grow an economy without electricity

By: Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom  Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on economies around the globe and South Africa is no exception. On top of that, we are facing a national crisis with inadequate electricity supply…
Investment

CPI for October 2020

By: Reza Hendrickse, Portfolio Manager at PPS Investments Consumer price inflation increased to 3.3% year-on-year as at the end of October 2020, slightly higher than September but remains at the lower end of the South…
Investment

Further into junk

By: Sanisha Packirisamy, Economist at Momentum Investments and Herman van Papendorp, Head of Investment Research & Asset Allocation at Momentum Investments. Moody’s and Fitch downgraded SA’s foreign-currency sovereign rating and its local-currency rating Outcome of rating: Standard…
Investment

The end of the beginning

By: Old Mutual Wealth Investment Strategists Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr One of UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s most famous lines comes from a speech he gave after the defeat of German forces at the…
Investment

Investment advice can be risky business

By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments Much has been said about flawed ‘risk profile’ and ‘risk tolerance’ questionnaires in the advice process. Despite the agreement as an industry about…
Investment

Investment jargon – demystifying investment language

Eight key investment nuances first-time investors should know Investment jargon – used by ‘those in the know’ ad nauseum – can be very intimidating, and sometimes even a barrier to entry for first-time investors. Understanding what your…