Investment advice

Invest for growth amid uncertainty (video)

How can we invest for growth amid times of uncertainty. A market update and advice from Floris Slabbert on Groot FM. As we predicted last week, South Africa’ credit rating was not downgraded by Standard and Poor’s- what does this mean for investors? After Friday’s announcement, the rand traded 4% higher against the US dollar,…

investment life stage

Growing wealth through investment life stage

Despite what you may have heard, there is no secret to growing sustainable wealth through each investment life stage. It simply relies on sound and consistent financial behaviour like budgeting, continuous savings and prudent, yet profitable investment decisions. Many of us put off investing, citing reasons such as the poor economic climate, a lack of knowledge or a…

Investment advice

Reduce investment costs to boost returns

The Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged This week, in addition to the weekly market update, Floris Slabbert cautions investors to reduce investment costs to boost returns during turbulent market conditions. As we predicted last week, the interest rate remained unchanged, however, we stand by our prediction that we’ll see some changes later this year.…

JSE didvided payment calendar

2016 Settlement cycle en dividend payment calendar

Please note that as from 11 July 2016, the JSE will be shortening the settlement cycle for equity transactions, affecting the dividend payment dates of investors receiving monthly dividends from Ecsponent. The shorter settlement cycle will also change the existing dividend payment calendars indicating on which dates payments will take place. The new settlement cycle…

JSE didvided payment calendar

2016 Betalingsiklus en dividendkalender

Die JSE se betalingsiklus van aandeletransaksies word vanaf 11 Julie 2016 verkort. Beleggers word daardeur geraak omdat dit die maandelikse dividendbetaaldatums affekteer. Daarom sal die oorskakeling na ‘n korter betalingsiklus die bestaande dividendkalender, wat aandui op watter datum beleggers hul dividende ontvang, wysig. Die nuwe betalingsiklus sal verander van die T+5 siklus na ‘n korter T+3…