INVESTMENT: How to spot the end of a bear trend

Global markets

With scepticism and panic in the market, a good buying opportunity always presents itself when the bear trend reaches its last leg. But how does one detect or spot a fading bear trend and determine the time to get in, asks Moxima Gama.

PROPERTY: Finding the perfect buy-to-let


Investing in physical property is very popular among many South Africans, especially in the buy-to-let space. However, choosing the right property is imperative to ensure regular rental income and good tenants. In this article we share a few tips to help you find the perfect buy-to-let property.

DEBATE: Low cost passive investing may have high price

George Herman

Passive investment products are a great addition to the product universe as a very basic and low cost vehicle. However, George Herman from Citadel warns that investors should be wary of focusing only on the simplicity and low cost as the attraction of passive investing. Read more here to understand why.

PROPERTY: A property sale breakdown

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When buying a new house, you need to take a look at the financial responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with the transaction process. Here are a few costs and elements that buyers and sellers will need to consider during the property sale period.

INVESTMENT: The right plan for your retirement

Tracy Jensen

Without proper planning and an appropriate investment strategy, South Africans can put themselves at risk of running out of their savings during their retirement. To avoid this, consumers can consider either a living annuity or a guaranteed annuity.

PROPERTY: Mistakes to avoid when moving


Moving from one house to another can be a lengthy and exhausting process. By considering the following guidelines, you may just have a smooth and effortless experience.

MONEY: Financial considerations before moving in together


Many couples consider moving in together when a relationship becomes serious, but they often don’t think about the long-term financial implications. In order to avoid future issues, a few very important financial topics are discussed in this article.

PROPERTY: Build a property portfolio

House cost

Property has always been considered a safe and and stable investment option. If it’s correctly geared, investors can leverage their property portfolio and effectively use other people’s money to grow their asset base. Finweek investigates.

INVESTMENT: Related costs of repo rate

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Many people are surprised when they realise that the repo rate not only affects the general cost of living, but also loans. It is therefore vital to understand all costs relating to the repo rate in order to avoid financial distress.

MONEY: Beware when buying a used car

Entrepreneur thinking

When purchasing a second-hand vehicle, it might be a good idea to learn how to spot a lemon – a word used by the motor industry to describe what is commonly known as a dud. Auto Mart’s Esta Pretorius gives a few tips on what to look out for.