No great expectations from offshore investments

Capital continues to flow offshore but yields will remain modest

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A venture capital deadline approaches

Venture capital companies have another 18 months to demonstrate the validity of their views to Sars

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ANTHONY CLARK: Well-regarded over decades

Bowler Metcalf paid a dividend every year and never felt the need to raise new equity — rare on the JSE

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Deductible investments: The sky is not the limit

The plan to cap Section 12J may have negative implications

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Alternative assets an essential part of any well-diversified portfolio

Private equity, property, debt and cash should form part of a well-diversified portfolio

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Invicta Holdings: Best left on the shelf as economy flounders

It’s been tricky for industrial conglomerates to adapt

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Stock-picking has its pleasures and perils

Align the interests of managing shareholders and ordinary shareholders as best as possible

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Nu-World Holdings: Low-risk, well-priced opportunity

The current yield certainly does not reflect Nu-World’s impeccable dividend record over more than 30 years

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Economy: Light amid the gloom

The economy may look grim but analysts say now is not the time to go into hibernation

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JSE appointed sponsors in the firing line

The JSE is cracking down on the independence of these advisers

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The weird and the wonderful in ‘private-equity-type’ discounts

The deep discounts offered on listed ‘private equity-type’ counters look attractive. But make sure the value propositions for unlisted interests are well ...

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Boost your index tracker fund

With an impressive overall performance in its nearly 30 years on the market, all SA investors should at least consider Orbis

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Libstar Holdings: Quiet presence behind well-known brands

Libstar has a host of high-quality products that are mostly defensively positioned in the overall economy

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Balwin Properties: Worth the risk in this gloomy economy

There are glints of optimism that the real estate market may be bottoming out

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Pick of the month: Metrofile

One thing is certain: the two major Metrofile shareholders will not sell for a song — not with a recovered in full swing in the company

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Ascendis’ impairments of R4.2bn a bitter pill to swallow

Ascendis has been a terrible investment, and now everything hinges on the sale of its crown jewel

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