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Wholesale trade sales decreased by 6, 3% year on year in April

  South African businesses continue to experience challenging economic circumstances on various fronts. This was echoed by data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday showing that, wholesale trade sales decreased by 6,3% year-on-year in April 2015, measured in real terms (constant 2012 prices). Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales decreased by 6, 5% in April 2015 compared with March 2015. […]

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Passive vs. Active Investing

There are two fundamental schools of investing: active and passive. Active investing is trying to outperform the stock market by picking stocks. You pick stocks that you expect to rise in price; you do this according to various theories of what will affect their value in the future. Warren Buffett is a well-known and successful active investor. He identifies the […]

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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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It is Time in the Market, Not Market Timing that matters

By Sunburst Staff We have taken a close look at various indices. We analysed the daily returns of the JSE-All Share Index, the Top-40 Index and other indices- this has helped us to show the relationship between time and returns. Our analysis has highlighted two main points: The relationship between an investing period and returns- looking at the JSE from […]

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Why the JSE Closed in Negative Territory yesterday

By Vivian Atud What: The JSE all share- index Closed 0.12 percent in negative territory yesterday. Top losers of the day included CAPCO (down 3.6 percent), RMIH (down 2.7 percent), BATS (down 2.7 percent), Aspen, (down 2.5 percent), and SAB (down 2.4 percent). Total volume traded yesterday was 15.9 billion rand.   Why: negative sentiments about potential decline in growth […]

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Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to dip after poor China data

PARIS, March 24 (Reuters) – European stocks were set for a mixed open on Tuesday after data showed Chinese factory activity unexpectedly skidded to an 11-month low, signalling weakness in the world’s second biggest economy. Investors also awaited PMI data for euro zone countries including Germany and France. The flash HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to 49.2 in March, […]

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