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Gloomy sentiment brings good investment opportunities for South Africans

Currently, as a South African, investing appears difficult in an uncertain post-election environment. We look at investing in uncomfortable times and detail some regular investment mistakes that we should all avoid.

Election relief – Now what?

On 8 May the country voted, and the outcome was realistically near perfect. Now what? We highlight the key results of the elections, its effect on the investment market and the outlook for the rest of the year.

Investonline annual investment seminar

Last week, Investonline hosted Allan Gray, Investec and Old Mutual Wealth at its annual investment seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The presentations were very informative and provided interesting market perspectives while raising thought-provoking financial planning issues. Here is a summary of the presentations.

Patience rewards with outperforming investments

A vital concept to understand when investing in shares is that to achieve outperformance, you will have to be patient. We expand on this concept with an Allan Gray article that analyses its offshore (Orbis) performance.

2019 Second Quarter Market & Investment Outlook

Continued load shedding and concerns over Eskom’s survival, plus a constant negative media narrative – appropriate given the circumstances – it’s difficult to be positive in or about South Africa. However, with the JSE up 7% this year, there are many positives that investors need to acknowledge, while being mindful of the risks. We highlight these positives and risks in our second quarter market outlook.

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