General Investment Advice

Investing 101: basics to build your wealth in South Africa

by Tlotliso Phakisi - Investment Analyst at Cannon Asset Managers

Whether you're a late investment bloomer or you're hoping to join the working world and begin building your financial dynasty in 2020, it's never too early - or too late - to start learning about the world of investing and how to achieve your financial goals, says Tlotliso Phakisi, investment analyst at Cannon Asset Managers. To get you started on your journey...

continue reading

Emergency savings in times of crisis

by Mark Moir - Certfied Financial Planner - Beanstalk Online Investments

The coronavirus crisis is creating chaos throughout the world. Not just because of how quickly the new virus can spread within populations and overwhelm healthcare systems, but the toll it’s taking on people’s financial lives. In the first two weeks of April alone, nearly one and half million South Africans filed for unemployment benefits. Many people are grappling with the reality of being unemployed (or underemployed) without any emergency savings to rely on during this crisis...

continue reading

The benefits of independent financial advice

by Robert Hoggarth - Gibbons IFA

The benefits of independent financial advice

Many of us will face big financial decisions during our lifetime, whether it's deciding how best to maximise our income in retirement, or where to invest a lump sum. Working out which course of action to take can be difficult, which is why many people seek professional financial advice on the various options available...

continue reading

COVID Investment Opportunities

by Mark Moir - Certfied Financial Planner - Beanstalk Online Investments

COVID-19 Investment Opportunities

It has been dubbed the "coronavirus crash" - one of the steepest and deepest two-week declines the stock market has ever experienced. The extreme market volatility we are now experiencing can be daunting, to say the least. Throughout history, the market has favoured investors who have had the patience and discipline to stick with their investment strategies, even in the face of severe stock market declines. This is due to large recessions almost always being followed by flourishing booms - with greater market gains over time. It is critical to not panic.

continue reading

Give your finances a fresh start

by Ciani Gower - Allan Gray Manager of Investor Education and Behaviour

Give your finances a fresh startThe first few weeks of a new year can feel like a clean slate: Past imperfections are relegated to history and you can redefine what you want to achieve in the year ahead. This is a great time to spring clean your financial closet and take action in pursuit of your goals.

continue reading

Back to top

News

Welcome to our news section where we will do our very best to keep you up to date with relevant and interesting information about savings and investments. In particular, we will be covering unit trusts and retirement annuities as well as the financial services industry in general.

Recent articles

  1. Benefits of Fintech
  2. Finding scaling solutions for the masses
  3. Investing 101: basics to build your wealth in South Africa
  4. Emergency savings in times of crisis
  5. The benefits of independent financial advice