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Goodwill to all: a closer look at ESG stock options

Swiss banks hold a certain cachet about knowing good from bad investments, and currently the hottest topic on their lips are ESG funds. ESG stock options – or, rather, ‘Environmental, Social and Governance sustainability’ – have been steadily gaining [...]

Goodwill to all: a closer look at ESG stock options 2019-12-30T08:00:17+00:00

December-proof your investing

December should be a time of peace, cheer and goodwill to all men. But, if you’re a South African investor, it’s the month that likely brings up residual trauma of some decidedly un-jolly happenings from recent years’ Decembers. Cabinet [...]

December-proof your investing 2019-12-16T08:00:11+00:00

Investing masterclass: Four tips for the long game

When it comes to coffee-shop conversations, little is said about the long game in the investment space – it’s often about which asset manager did well this year, what outperformed everything else in the last quarter… etc. But, if [...]

Investing masterclass: Four tips for the long game 2019-12-04T12:58:35+00:00

Five inspiring quotes from women to up your hustle game

August is traditionally about celebrating women, but we believe every month should honour the strong ladies that make our world go around. Here, courtesy of Investec, are five inspiring tidbits of advice to fire you up for slaying the [...]

Five inspiring quotes from women to up your hustle game 2019-09-30T08:00:25+00:00

When it comes to Wills, don’t wing it.

September celebrates National Wills Week, a reminder to us all about the importance and necessity to create a Last Will and Testament. According to recent statistics, only 30% of South Africans have a will - which means that we [...]

When it comes to Wills, don’t wing it. 2019-09-02T08:00:42+00:00

Five awesome things about women investors

It’s Women’s Month, and we’ve been thinking lately about all the ways in which women are wonderful in matters of money. Women as investors don’t get praised often enough - there’s been an unfortunate stereotype in the past that keeps finances in ‘man territory’. Today, we’d like to honour the ladies in our stock markets and on our shareholders’ boards and count the ways in which they rock and the things male investors can learn from them.

Five awesome things about women investors 2019-08-19T08:00:40+00:00

Is your portfolio overly concentrated?

A well-balanced, diversified portfolio is a joy for all seasons, giving something no matter what various markets or asset classes are doing. An overly concentrated portfolio is the opposite, a ticking time bomb volatile to fluctuations in macroeconomics and other influencers of the share price.

Is your portfolio overly concentrated? 2019-07-29T08:00:50+00:00

Three reasons why you need an emergency fund

There are always bills to pay and money needed for something or another, and few things seem as boring and unnecessary than an emergency fund. While you can enjoy the rewards of spending on, say, a good winter coat, or can see the benefits of saving for something like university for the kids, emergency funds are, by nature, never seen.

Three reasons why you need an emergency fund 2019-07-15T08:00:12+00:00

Taking an interest in interest rate risk

Education around the basics of wealth creation and preservation is like a good, solid diet packed with healthy food staples, it can help you enjoy healthy finances for years and create a strong foundation for building your future.

Taking an interest in interest rate risk 2019-06-17T08:12:07+00:00
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