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.…Details
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…Details
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…Details
There will be another meeting of the Reserve Bank this week- what are the possibilities of another interest hike? Hopes are high that we will not see an interest rate hike this week, however, during the course of the year there could possibly be an increase of another 50 basis points. Currently the inflation rate…Details
Investments can be very intimidating, and while this may hold you back, the good news is that you can start investing at any time, especially with the advice of an investment advisor. However, the unfortunate reality is that too many people rush into get-rich-quick schemes offered by crooked advisors, not realising that investing is a…Details
In this week’s market update, Floris Slabbert gives us an overview of what has been happening in the markets, both locally and internationally. Gold and the rand have both been performing well. The good news this past week is that Moody’s won’t be changing the credit rating for South Africa at this stage. Watch the full…Details
Floris Slabbert, interviewed on Die Groot Ontbyt on 26 April, gives us an overview of what has been happening in the market, the gold price and the rand/dollar exchange rate and talks about why investors should avoid emotional investment decisions. The good news is that the currency has strengthened significantly – its best improvement in…Details
Andrew Maren the CEO of Ecsponent Business Finance, discussing the challenges facing small, medium and micro enterprises when applying for traditional funding and how Ecsponent’s disruptive offering supports those SMMEs.