ANALYSIS: Five general equity stars

General equity remains an important category, even though the majority of new money has gone into the one-stop multi-asset funds

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Shopping around for European property development stocks

European property development stocks are a bit of a mixed bag. Though many face uncertainty, some are making a better go of it than others…

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ANTHONY CLARK: Suddenly there is great potential at Sabvest

After many years the conservative and matronly Sabvest has become unrecognisable

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Glencore: Holding steady, despite headwinds

Despite a good performance and strong cash flows, Glencore’s market value remains out of kilter with those of its peers

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eMedia: Not a pretty picture, but still worth watching

Share trading patterns at television broadcasting conglomerate eMedia Holdings do not make for easy viewing

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Nedbank: ETI’s great recovery boosts parent’s purse

Nedbank delivered blistering earnings and dividend growth at its interim stage due to a reversal of fortunes at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

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Wescoal: An exception in a struggling sector

Steely nerved punters might do well to have a closer look at Wescoal — even though ‘smaller’ coal mining operations have fared fairly ...

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Aspen Pharmacare: About to be taken off the sick list?

The Aspen share is yet to recover from a fear-driven sell-off sparked by speculation that Aspen was the next target of Viceroy Research

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Packaging companies: Mondi gets first prize

The packaging company’s performance has been outstanding in a sector that faces many difficulties, writes Stafford Thomas

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TALKING TECHNICALS: Revisiting the rand

Currency movements merit fresh consideration, given recent technical breaks

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Investec Life: a healthy demand for its personalised cover offering

The company’s aim is to cut out much of the complexity typically associated with insurance products, writes Lynette Dicey

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Managing market expectations

With ‘well-priced’ opportunities to further consolidate the broader building supplies sector, you would think punters might actually be backing Afrimat

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Beware of initial public offerings

Overpromising and underdelivering is common with IPOs, writes Robert Laing, who illustrates how risky it is to fall into the trap of getting in too early

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Trade of the Month: AVI

In the food producer stakes, AVI is an appetising option

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Pick of the Month: Interwaste

The waste management sector should, on paper, offer investors dependable returns

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Factoring time into retirement planning

We are living for longer — and our retirement investment strategies need to factor this in, writes Johann Barnard

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