STEPHEN CRANSTON: Value versus growth investing, and everything in between

Urbanisation, disruptive technology and shifting global geopolitical patterns are all phenomena  changing the determination of drivers of investment returns

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STREET DOGS: The great lesson in microeconomics

Charlie Munger: The great lesson in microeconomics is to discriminate between when technology is going to help you and when it is going to kill you

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ISAAH MHLANGA: Insight into ‘national security’ aims of US tariffs now crucial

Policy positions are unpredictable and abruptly communicated via nontraditional channels such as social media

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STREET DOGS: Key to success in speculation

Investing is not easy, and those who say it is are generally self-serving

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JEREMY THOMAS: Stock markets are a mug’s game and even poker isn’t a sure bet

With flash boys, opaque transactions and fewer listed companies, the usual ways to make and save money are disappearing

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Jacob Zuma: See all evil, hear all evil, speak no evil

Take away Zuma’s victimhood and there is nothing left, just the empty shell of a rank incompetent, who feigned being a president and delivered nothing but ...

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SIMON BARBER: If Trump succeeds in bringing back jobs, it will be for robots

High-skilled workers who can operate AI processes will benefit, while the low-skilled will be jobless

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SA Inc acts in bad faith when it blames the economy for its failures

Thriving companies are proof that good management can avert losses even in tough times

LUMKILE MONDI: State-owned bank might deepen economic malaise

If institutions such as the Land Bank and National Empowerment Fund are unable to fulfil their mandates, why would a new entity be any different?

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PETER BRUCE: Jacob Zuma’s tricks won’t work in court, but he’s practising

The former president’s dissembling and cowardice will stand in contrast to testimony by witnesses to his many wrongs

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JOHN DLUDLU: Whatever the Eskom financial fix, its operational problems will remain

Debt-equity proposal would mean that pensioners will become Eskom’s shareholders alongside the state, which amounts to privatisation

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CHRIS GILMOUR: JSE retail sector: the good, bad and the ugly economy

Speaking at an Investment Analysts Society of SA panel discussion, two longtime analysts paint a grim picture of the ailing sector

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: A toast to the work behind a sip of fine wine from independent producers

After painstaking work over more than 40 years, Overgaauw’s 2015 DC Classic is the first of their wines from virus-free vineyards

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: We obsess over our leaders to the country’s detriment

Poverty and inequality, racial tensions and crime rage on while political talk focuses on a small group of politicians

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STREET DOGS: Nine biases of value investors

From absolute cheapness to the importance of value, Neeraj Marathe lists the key biases of value investors

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SA cannot afford to ignore economic benefits of cannabis legalisation

Parliament needs to urgently come up with a framework to ensure SA does not miss out on the global cannabis boom

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Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.