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Alternative Investments

Agri futures

Aug 27 2010 11:17

Meanwhile, back on the farm - a thriving trade in agri futures.

Alternative Investments

Hedge funds

Aug 27 2010 09:34

A properly diversified portfolio needs some exposure to hedge funds, but negative perceptions remain a problem.

Entrepreneurs

New rules to hurt SA private equity

May 27 2010 10:36

New EU guidelines will make it difficult for Europeans to invest in SA private equity funds and local funds will struggle to get European capital, say experts.

Money Clinic

Overseas lotteries out of bounds

Aug 18 2010 14:47

Consumers who buy European lottery tickets with their credit cards are in contravention of foreign exchange regulations and may be liable to steep levies.

 

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Investments

Property ETF 'perfect for beginners'

Jul 27 2010 13:39

Property index exchange-traded fund Proptrax is a cheap and easy way to gain exposure to the property market, says an analyst.

Investments

More investors keen on Africa

Jul 26 2010 11:38

Investment interest in "frontier" African markets - particularly Nigeria and Kenya - is on the rise.

Investments

Capital growth still disappoints

Jul 27 2010 18:22

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.

Investments

Unit trusts: the top picks

Aug 08 2010 16:30

A handful of listed companies dominate the investment portfolios of local general equity funds.

Investments

Pension billions still in limbo

Aug 19 2010 07:28

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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Under pressure

Aug 04 2011 00:00

There are more than a few investors who have long regarded platinum as the “default option” when it comes to investing in South African mining stock. We’d beg to differ. More...

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