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Tips on How to Build a Diversified Portfolio

By Vivian Atud   Diversify and improve your success when investing. Many investors just want to make money from their investment. This is a great incentive because it causes you to be willing to risk your hard earned money in hopes of getting returns. In the investment world, all experienced investors know that the type of investments you make will […]

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What Is Modern Portfolio Theory?

By Vivian Atud Modern portfolio theory was introduced in 1952, in an article by Harry Markowitz. It has been enormously impactful in shaping the thinking behind how people construct portfolios. Like any theory, it’s not perfect, but its insights have helped the evolution of finance significantly. SunburstAfrica has benefited from the ideas that comprise modern portfolio theory. Sign up to […]

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Hiring a Financial Advisor

By Vivian Atud Hiring a financial advisor is challenging. Most investors are busy professionals who need someone to help them choose wisely, avoid simple mistakes, plan for taxes and manage cash flows. But how do you judge if an advisor is any good? The reality is, you’re hiring someone because they know more than you. Many people end up deciding […]

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What to expect from Telkom full year results today

By Vivian Atud South Africa’s leading integrated communications service provider Telkom SA SOC Ltd (JSE Code: TKG) is set to release full year results today June 8 2015. It currently has a market capitalization of over 34 billion rand. Looking at Telkom’s share price over the past 12 months the company still looks attractive haven gained 59.7 percent price increase […]

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Unemployment in South Africa at Worse Levels in 11 years

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg- Sunburst Africa–Unemployment in South Africa continues to grow- dampening any hopes of finding a job for those who have never been employed. For the first time in eleven years the unemployment levels have now gone over 26 percent- statistics South Africa said yesterday. According to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday, the […]

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Why BEE benefits blacks the least

According to the latest data from New World Wealth, BEE and affirmative action policies are working to uplift the previously disadvantaged – but black Africans aren’t the ones reaping the most benefit. The data showed that, while the country has seen its black African millionaire population increase by 277% over the past 15 years, the Indian population actually had the […]

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South African Market Review Quarter 1

By Vivian Atud   Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–During the first quarter of 2015, SOUTH AFRICAN stock markets were buffeted by two substantial shocks. One may argue that the impact of these factors will continue into the second quarter. The all-share index lost 2.59 percent in the last 30 days of the first quarter and the trend may continue into the second […]

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Will the Party Continue at EOH?

By Vivian Atud Introduction EOH is the largest ICT services provider in South Africa and is committed to providing the technology, knowledge, skills and organisational ability critical to Africa’s development and growth. EOH has been listed on the JSE Limited (JSE) since 1998 and since then has grown to 8000 staff members delivering services to customers across all major industries […]

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Why Yesterday’s Gains Have Been Reversed on the JSE Today?

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–After recovering from a three day negative trade on Thursday, the JSE closed 0.84 percent in negative territory on Friday March 13th. The Thursday market rebound was mostly attributed to investors looking out for bargains following a three day market deep. Things changed on the JSE this afternoon as a continuous fall in oil prices […]

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Where did the Job increase for the third quarter of 2014 come from?

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg–Sunburst Africa— According to data released by statistics South Africa (Stats SA) official unemployment rate decreased by 1.1 percent between Q3: 2014 and Q4: 2014. According to the figures seven out of the nation’s nine provinces experienced a decrease. The largest decreases were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal (3, 3 percentage points), Mpumalanga (2, 7 percentage points) and Free […]

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