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Category: "Investment Management"

How Scary Are Municipal Finances?

  08/23/10 09:31, by Len, Categories: Investment Management, Risk Management
Articles by Miriam Sjoblom in Morningstar Fund Spy About the Author: Miriam Sjoblom is an associate director of fund analysis at Morningstar. Summary: "Not as scary as you think, but scary enough to be picky. There's more to muni-credit research… more »

How Expense Ratios and Star Ratings Predict Success

  08/23/10 08:26, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Money Markets, Risk Management, Property Investment
Articles by Russel Kinnel in Morningstar Fund Spy About the Author: Russel Kinnel is Morningstar's director of mutual fund research. He is also the editor of Morningstar FundInvestor, a monthly newsletter dedicated to helping investors pick great… more »

The secret behind why the rich get richer... and how YOU can too? Part 3

  07/06/10 10:22, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Saving, Happiness
Article by Gary Wilde: CEO Wilde Insights™ in Credit Health This is the last in a 3-part article written by Gary Wilde - behavioural specialist and turnaround expert. Enjoy. > About the Author: Gary is renowned for his ability to get to the root of… more »

The secret behind why the rich get richer... and how YOU can too? Part 2

  07/06/10 10:17, by Len, Categories: Announcements, Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Saving, Happiness
Article by Gary Wilde: CEO Wilde Insights™ in Credit Health This month’s newsletter is the second in a 3-part article written by Gary Wilde - behavioural specialist and turnaround expert. Enjoy. > About the Author: Gary is renowned for his ability to… more »

The secret behind why the rich get richer... and how YOU can too? Part 1

  07/06/10 10:09, by Len, Categories: Announcements, Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Happiness
Article by Gary Wilde: CEO Wilde Insights™ in Credit Health This month’s newsletter is the first in a 3-part article written by Gary Wilde - behavioural specialist and turnaround expert. Enjoy. > About the Author: Gary is renowned for his ability to… more »

PROPERTY - Painful Purge

  02/07/10 16:48, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Investment Management, Property Investment
Source: Article by Ian Fife of the Financial Mail The property market slump is over. Developers and owners are distressed, banks are worried and impatient, and investors are sitting on the sidelines. Now comes the property cleanout, before the slow,… more »

THE WINNERS - Smart Money Cleans Up !

  02/07/10 16:37, by Len, Categories: Investment Management, Property Investment
Source: Article by Ian Fife of the Financial Mail It's feeding time for investors phase of the property cycle. They are the experienced ones who saw the slump coming, put their cash reserves aside and waited. Despite high-profile distressed projects,… more »

Smart Money Tips for Working Women

  02/07/10 16:18, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Budgeting, Debt Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Saving
Source: Article by Zenoyise Madikwa of the Sowetan WOMEN have come a long way, but the odds are stacked against them when it comes to finances. Worse, many women view money and money-related tasks as necessary evils, not opportunities to even the odds.… more »

Can you Really Afford the High Price of Sitting in Cash?

  02/07/10 15:58, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Article by Lucienne Fild of itinews Seek the help of a qualified financial adviser before committing your money to an investment vehicle Five years ago around 19% of inflows into unit trust funds came directly from individual investors. During… more »

Investment Strategy 2010: If All is Chaos, What Then?

  01/12/10 08:21, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Article by Felicity Duncan* Twenty-ten won't be an easy year, but if you're sensible, it could still be a lucrative one. The trick, in so far as there is a trick, is to spot opportunities before the crowd does and to take advantage of them, all… more »

Property: Make Picket Fences Part of your Portfolio

  01/12/10 08:12, by Len, Categories: Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Saving, Property Investment
Source: Article by Di Seccombe, senior tax consultant at BDO Spencer Steward As a woman your investment portfolio plays a vital role in establishing your financial independence and creating financial freedom in your later years. With everyone from your… more »

Risky and yet so Very Rewarding

  01/11/10 07:24, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Article by Thembisa Mapukata - an Old Mutual marketing manager How and where to invest will be one of the most important decisions you can make this year. LET’S take a look at one of the key-building blocks of a healthy investment portfolio –… more »

Avert Retirement Panic: Plan

  01/08/10 11:47, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management, Retirement Planning
Source: Article by Allan Heynen, director at BDO Spencer Steward Financial Services When you eventually walk out of your office or business at the age of 60 or 65, will you be financially ready for what lies ahead? Whether you're just starting your… more »

The 6 things you should Teach your Children (or Spouse, Friends, Yourself) about Wealth

  01/08/10 11:05, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Budgeting, Cash Flow Management, Debt Management, Investment Management
Source: Feature by Nicholas van der Meer - December 2009 1. Save ‘A penny here, and a dollar there, placed at interest, goes on accumulating, and in this way the desired result is attained. It requires some training, perhaps, to accomplish this… more »

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Investors

  01/08/10 10:50, by Len, Categories: Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Article by AJ Cilliers - December 2009 Warren Buffett has often pointed out that to invest in a particular share is to buy a small piece of an underlying company. If this seems glaringly obvious, we could be excused for wondering why so many… more »

Money Market Investment Risks

  01/08/10 07:14, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Investment Management, Money Markets
Source: Article by Ian Liddle and Andrew Lapping of Allan Gray Your money is perfectly safe in a money market fund, right? Wrong! Risk: The possibility that something unpleasant will happen / the possibility of meeting danger or suffering harm or… more »

Equinox - The Current Market View - No more easy money, on to the difficult phase of rising share prices and falling earnings

  12/30/09 15:16, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Equinox Market View Matt Brenzel, portfolio manager and investment strategist at Cadiz Asset Management writes in the latest Cadiz Market View that: ‘…. equity investors currently find themselves in one of the more interesting phases of a share… more »

Selected Articles from Equinox.co.za

  12/30/09 14:50, by Len, Categories: Financial Management, Personal Financial Management, Investment Management
Source: Equinox Articles - Edited by Liz Still 29 Dec 09 - The economy: Kevin Lings Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib writes that over a year has already gone by since the global financial crisis began in September 2008. Although most economies… more »
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