Waiting for the sky to fall? Will the market crash?

What is a market crash and how is it different to a market correction ? Perhaps you have seen on the media predictions for a...

Type of ETFs and how to choose: A brief guide

What is an Exchange-traded fund (ETF)? An ETF can be regarded as a basket (fund) of assets . It is overall regarded as a low cost and a low...

The importance of derivatives in the commercial sector

Derivatives are often perceived as very complicated financial vehicles and as a result are often overlooked or worse misunderstood. The purpose of this article is to give beginner investors a good...

Tax on investments : South African edition

Taxes, lets all sigh together. No sane person enjoys paying their taxes, we always think the rates are too high and mismanaged . No one likes taxes, nor do I , but...

Pay yourself first :Saving done right

Nobody loves talking about saving, and it has a lot to do with the fact that most articles about saving are pretentious. They set unreasonable expectations on the...

Option contracts used in business

What is an option contract ? An option contract is a financial contract that offers the owner of the contract the choice to purchase a...

Money Markets , why they are a perfect match for the conservative investor?

What is a money market fund ? Money market funds are a great option for investors who are afraid of loosing their money in the market. Of all the investment...

Is diversification stupid? :The principle of diversification explained

"Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing"- Warren Buffet What is diversification?  Diversification...

Investment vehicles ranked according to risk and return

Risk and return are usually correlated with each other. Where there is low risk, there are often lower returns, and in the case of high risk there are...

Interest rates and what they mean for investors

Have you ever wondered what the job of the national reserve bank is? The reserve bank plays several roles, they print money, they guide monetary policy and more importantly they set interest...

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