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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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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