INVESTMENT: Retail stocks remain depressed


Oil prices remain low and the central bank will probably keep rates on hold for longer, which means the average household will have a little more disposable income in 2015, but don’t rely on the retail sector for returns, writes Jaco Visser.

INVESTMENT: Simon says

Simon Brown

The PPC and Afrisam merger, a Rolfes cautionary, a South African mine facing land claims in Australia, a gold rally and weak local markets all attract the attention of investment specialist Simon Brown this week.

INVESTMENTS: The A-Z of investments in 2014

Schalk Louw: PSG Wealth

If you missed the big news and markets stories of 2014, fear not. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw compiled the A – Z list of investments in 2014.

PUNT 3 DEC 2014: Sasol


The recent oil price tumble means Simon Brown sees value in Sasol’s reduced share price. He recommends a buy at R450.

PUNT 3 DEC 2014: Steinhoff


Following the much-publicised Pepkor deal in November 2014, Simon Brown believes a clearer strategic direction might create value in Steinhoff.

MONEY: Why are South Africans not saving more?


South Africa never really had a savings culture to begin with but now according to the FinScope Consumer Survey South Africa 2014, we only have a household savings rate of about 1.7%. This is currently the lowest number in the world. Finweek takes a closer look.

INSIGHT: Stronger regulations needed for e-cigarettes


As expected, e-cigarettes have come under some serious scrutiny over the possible side effects it poses to smokers. There is no doubt that stronger regulations and controls are needed to reduce the risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes, writes Dominique Stott at PPS.

NEWS: Increase in online fraud among South Africans


According to the Norton Cybercrime Report of 2013, South Africa is ranked as the third leading cyber-crime hotspot in the world. Education about the different types of online fraud is key to avoid becoming a victim. Take note of the following three types of online fraud that consumers can fall victim to.

MONEY: Understanding poor saving habits


South African consumers have a very low savings culture, with the FinScope SA 2013 Consumer Survey proving that 58% of adults don’t save any money. Finweek journalist, Lisa Illingworth talks about why South Africans have very poor saving habits.

PUNT 6 NOV 2014: Time to buy ETFs!


Simon Brown explains the theory behind his Lazy Trading system in this informative video. If you’re sick of stressing over your next trading move, this video is for you.