Hedge funds: the short answer

Latest incidents raise questions about how hedge funds are run and the role they play, writes Johann Barnard

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Forward planning for retirement

A rainy-day fund shouldn’t eat into your future financial security, writes Johann Barnard

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Retirement annuities: In it for the long haul

As average life expectancy increases, it’s more important than ever to start saving for the future, writes Johann Barnard

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Hedge funds are battling

Performance over the past number of years has been lacklustre, writes Johann Barnard

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ANTHONY CLARK: There’s wisdom in paying up

Invicta seems to have decided to settle with Sars, and once this is done the share price may rise fast

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Spear: Sharply focused fund hits the spot

The company does not have a bias to any particular type of property asset but it only buys assets which are in the Western Cap

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Argent: Where there’s muck there’s still money

Argent Industrial is arguably the JSE’s poster child for 'ugly value’

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Naspers: This may be a good time to get on board

Naspers, the undisputed JSE heavyweight champion, weighs in with a market cap of R1.45 trillion

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Where were the analysts?

Viceroy’s report had impact because it fed a need, a need not catered for by traditional sources, writes Ann Crotty

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TALKING TECHNICALS: Dollar for dollar

Tracking the value of the greenback — and its effect on the rand

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ECONOMY WATCH: Confidence essential if SA is to start growing

Sliding confidence has stoked fears that the economy has continued to underperform in the second quarter

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Pick of the Month: Spur Corp

Unlike rival Famous Brands, Spur has been slow off the mark with brand diversification

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MARC HASENFUSS: Rush to Steinhoff enough to make anyone sick

Punters are so easily lulled into the debt-laden corporation’s murky valuation prospect that they will look past indiscretions that put Steinhoff firmly ...

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Dependable CMH keeps clocking up profits

CMH rarely makes bold headlines, but it’s a company that has proved it can ride out the bad times, writes Stafford Thomas

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The passive-active twist

Strategies range from tracking the US equity stock market to the JSE top 40 or the Chinese property index, writes Marcia Klein

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Cautious allocation funds: Mediocre, but hang in there

The cautious allocation category is designed for investors who want a broad diversity of asset classes in a ‘one-stop’ shop

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