Women’s Month: Thuli Madonsela

Continuing with Women’s Month this August, this week’s feature is on Thulisile Madonsela, more well-known as (Former) ‘Public Protector’ Thuli Madonsela. A Business woman, commissioner and advocate for gender equality – to mention a few titles. Born in Soweto Thuli obtained a bachelor of Law from the University of Swaziland in and soon after, an LLB

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For the first time since 24 April 2015 the JSE All Share Index made a new high last week. This is a welcome break from the sideways movement we experienced for more than two years. Sideways sounds boring, but we experienced huge volatility in the period with a few 9,000 point or 15% swings. Good

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Gold ETF Demand Tanks!

ETF Demand The World Gold Council report showed investment demand for Gold took a beating in the second quarter of 2017, down 34% from Q2 2016. Although demand for Gold bars and coins increased by 13%, mostly driven by India and China, Gold-backed ETF demand had a 76% fall, albeit from a very high base


Women’s Month: Maya Fisher-French

With August being Women’s month what better time to honour and recognise the women in the financial services industry who have achieved so much and solidified their status as ‘women to watch’? First on the list is a lady whom Sanlam has applauded twice before with the prestigious Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism

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Common Trading Misconceptions Exposed

  Is a share trading at R100 more expensive than one trading at R10? Is a company trading at R100 a much larger company than one trading at R10? Let’s bust these two misconceptions and explain the correct way to value shares and determine size. Price ≠ size of the company We compare Nedbank and

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Which trading style are you?

Here’s a look at some of the most popular trading styles and the pros and cons of each. Day trading is when a trader performs multiple trades a day. Day traders often trade with different instruments and on different markets to generate as many trading opportunities as they can.  They typically don’t hold trades overnight.

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JSE runs out of steam – a correction may be on the cards…

The JSE defied gravity and even the notorious Cabinet Reshuffle, rising 10% from December 2016 to May. That was in the face of lower economic growth figures and a deteriorating political landscape. Over the last few days the JSE All Share Index slid 3% in quick fashion, close to the support trendline. The support might

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The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment

Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, recently wrote an article featured in the Financial Times about how equity investment has a unique advantage in the investment world and we can’t agree more. Have a read below and let us know your thoughts! The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment Investment in stocks and shares — equities

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How to start investing: The first steps

The JSE is not a casino. Investing and trading is not gambling. To be a successful investor you need to do the hard yards, which means educating yourself and reading a lot. You can start by taking the Shares Made Simple educational course at no cost on the Sanlam iTrade website. There are modules on the

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iManaged Portfolio beats JSE ALSI by more than 100%!

The iManaged General Equity Portfolio returned 16% for the 12 months to March 2017, more than double the 3% return on the JSE All Share Index. The portfolio’s return over 5 years is an impressive 17% per year compared to the Alsi’s 12%. With 17% compound growth it means your portfolio could have doubled in 4