The new political powerhouses must respect SA's democratic insitutions, says Solly Moeng.
Edward Ingram clarifies some points on banking terminology from his previous essay.
Overconfidence can cause blind spots that may lead to business failure, says Ian Mann.
Meanwhile, back on the farm - a thriving trade in agri futures.
Holders get high and steady income.
Investors like something different.
Art prices running away.
Historically returns are high.
A properly diversified portfolio needs some exposure to hedge funds, but negative perceptions remain a problem.
Consumers who buy European lottery tickets with their credit cards are in contravention of foreign exchange regulations and may be liable to steep levies.
Property index exchange-traded fund Proptrax is a cheap and easy way to gain exposure to the property market, says an analyst.
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Investment interest in "frontier" African markets - particularly Nigeria and Kenya - is on the rise.
Although cash should still be seen as a "trashy" asset class, investors do not have many other places to park their money, says an analyst.
A handful of listed companies dominate the investment portfolios of local general equity funds.
Big firms are using political connections to keep their hands on pension fund surpluses, says the head of the Financial Services Board.
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