BUY, HOLD, SELL: Exploring investment opportunities in Africa

This may be an opportune time to revisit some investment ventures in the rest of Africa. There’s not a huge choice, however

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ANTHONY CLARK: Stadio and lessons from Curro’s past

There was much scepticism about Curro once — just as there is now with Stadio

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Phumelela vs Sun International

Sports-betting group Phumelela looks fit for a flutter

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Pick of the month: Ashburton S&P 1200

This index is similar to the MSCI World Index in that its underlying constituents are the 1,200 biggest companies in the world as opposed to 500 biggest ...

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Emerging markets funds analysis

We review Denker SCI Emerging Markets Feeder Fund; Stanlib Global Emerging Markets Fund; Templeton Emerging Markets Fund; Old Mutual Global Emerging Markets ...

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All eyes on mining and ratings in SA

Showdown looming between the ailing mining industry and the mineral resources department

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Listed property offers portfolio diversification

Listed property groups that have diversified abroad offer a hedge against tough local conditions, writes Johann Barnard

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Listed property: there’s value in variety

Investors aiming at balance in their portfolio should consider including listed property in it, as it offers diversification in a number of ways, writes Johann ...

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GARTH MACKENZIE: Behind the benchmarks

Responsible diversification may explain the underperformance of local funds this year

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ANALYSIS: Too soon and too uncertain, say investors on Orion Minerals

Though zinc and copper prices have surged in the past year, Orion is at least three years away from being able to take advantage of them

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ANALYSIS: Zeder still a tough row to hoe before profits can grow

Market ratings suggest Zeder Investments is not yet ready to deliver a bountiful harvest

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ANALYSIS: Brait bounces between the bulls and the bears

Markets have a nasty habit of moving in extremes. In Brait’s case it has moved from exuberant bullishness to grossly overdone bearishness

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ANALYSIS: AECI's hope for a better future

Over the past five years AECI has pumped R2bn into a capex programme. It positions the explosives and speciality mining and agricultural chemicals group to ...

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ANALYSIS: Caxton stoic and solid, but running a tight ship

The transformation of Naspers from a humble newspaper and magazine business into an inventive technology giant has meant that less-innovative media companies ...

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The top stockbroker of the year

Which stockbrokers went the extra mile for clients?

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MARC HASENFUSS: Here’s to hope, and to my pals who stuck it out

AVI showed no signs of being cowed by current trading conditions when it stuck firmly to its generous dividend policy of paying out 80% of earnings to ...

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