Financial Planning

New Year’s resolutions for Investments in 2015

We’ve reached that time of the year again when coastal towns run empty and Christmas decorations are removed from display windows. This is also the time when most people compile a list of resolutions for the New Year. Favourites are: “I am going to lose weight this year” and “I want to become fit enough […]

Financial Planning

Am I making a ‘costly’ mistake by investing in a ‘cheap’ fund?

I recently came across an article in Forbes, in which the author mentioned how she has yet to find something more expensive than using ‘cheap’ lawyers. “One of the biggest mistakes I made early in my life as an entrepreneur, was to appoint cheap lawyers simply because I thought that I was saving my business […]

Markets & Equities

Resource shares – the world’s orphan

November is upon us, with shopping centres already full of Christmas decorations and Boney M creeping in as background music. Every year as the summer comes to an end, along with every New Year’s resolution, I set myself a goal that I will have the body of the “Hoff” – Baywatch’s David Hasselhoff – by […]

Markets & Equities

What would Benjamin Graham think of SA shares now?

Starting my column this week with the words, ‘Dexys Midnight Runners’, I’m sure most of you will have no idea who or what I’m talking about. If I mention, ‘Come on Eileen’ however, those who are familiar with music of the 80s will know exactly what I’m talking about. Unfortunately, one of the best ‘one […]