In the market: 2013 articles archive home
What type?
Profiling helps individuals become better investors by highlighting deficiencies in their interaction with the market such as trading too much, selling too early, being unable to cut losses, or simply not using information effectively.
Monday, December 30, 2013 ... more
Wining investors over
Investors may claim that they learn something more subtle than actual facts from the CEO’s tone or demeanour,” says Dr Simon Taylor of Judge Business School in a letter to the Financial Times. "But it’s unlikely.
Monday, December 9, 2013 ... more
The Santa rally & January effect
There is some disagreement as to what period the Santa rally applies to. It is believed to have first been coined in 1972 to describe the performance of stock markets in the final five days of one year and the first two days of the next.
Monday, December 2, 2013 ... more
Not yet
Both the Dow and the S&P broke through all-time highs last week and while few investors believe in the continuing bull market in US stocks it’s likely to carry on for a while. The Financial Times reports that rising investor confidence also lifted equity fund inflows to a decade high last week.
Monday, November 25, 2013 ... more
Your strongest beliefs
The most-recent evidence suggests you might be a creature capable of reason and rationality, but that doesn't mean you use it very often. You might feel confident, logical, and a good decision-maker, especially when it comes to investing but, unfortunately, this may just be part of a story you've developed
Monday, November 18, 2013 ... more
All you gotta do
In Investing 101, they teach you that the market is an efficient discounter of all widely known information. Therefore, the only way to beat the market - other than with blind luck – is by knowing something others don't.
Monday, November 11, 2013 ... more
Investing in art
The art market has undergone significant changes over the last several decades. Newly acquired wealth in emerging economies has globalized the market, giving it much needed depth and resiliency.
Monday, November 4, 2013 ... more
Companies that cater to consumers in Rapid Growth Markets should prepare for a more sombre mood and slower spending growth, say EY in the October 2013 rapid-growth markets report, released last week.
Monday, October 28, 2013 ... more
A seller for every buyer
On every stock trade there is someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy, at least at a particular price ... the person who is selling thinks that she is getting out just in time while the person buying thinks that he is about to make good money.
Monday, October 21, 2013 ... more
Into africa
On Friday last week PWC released the 2013 edition of the Africa Business Agenda which runs off their international research on the mind-set of global CEOs. The conclusion reached is that Africa is “open for business.”
Monday, October 14, 2013 ... more
Buy low, sell high
When it comes to market myths, buy low, sell high is the granddaddy of them all. On the subject of investing, probably no more destructive misconception has ever been conceived than the idea of buying low and selling high.
Monday, October 7, 2013 ... more
Chasing extraordinary returns
Don’t catch a falling knife is a well-known maxim in the stock market. It’s good advice too. Many an investor that’s rushed in to buy into a company whose share price is tumbling has regretted the decision.
Monday, September 30, 2013 ... more
Deloitte's 2013 CFO survey
According to the 2013 Deloitte CFO Survey, in an environment of uncertainty with confidence levels declining, Southern African CFOs are tapering off their growth plans and edging towards a more cautious stance.
Monday, September 23, 2013 ... more
Worth every cent, or not
“Our results for the year ended June 2013 are my last set as CEO of FNB,” said Michael Jordaan at a small media gathering last Wednesday, “and I am very proud that we, once again, managed to grow profit 20% and that the return on equity was a very high 36%.”
Monday, September 16, 2013 ... more
Gambit of emotions
The most common emotions discussed by traders are greed and fear. Some maintain that the only emotion that they contend with is fear: fear of suffering a loss, and fear of missing out on an opportunity. But, the array of emotions is far more complex than that.
Monday, September 9, 2013 ... more
Only sensible way
The All Share stood at over 33,000 in May 2008, before falling 47% - from an all-time high of 33,310 in May to a low of 17,770 in November - which means that since mid-2008 the market has only increased 31% in value.
Monday, September 2, 2013 ... more
How useful are normalised earnings? Monday, August 26, 2013
Market delusions Monday, August 19, 2013
Rough article Monday, August 12, 2013
Good reasons ... Monday, August 5, 2013
talking commodities ... Monday, July 29, 2013
A review of NPWS's 2013 stock picks Monday, July 22, 2013
The problem with saving Monday, July 15, 2013
Rise of the machines Monday, July 8, 2013
So where is it headed? Monday, July 1, 2013
What to do in a tapering world? Monday, June 24, 2013
Looking for turnaround candidates Monday, June 10, 2013
Market perspectives Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The economy and value investing Monday, May 27, 2013
All an investor needs is a little good news Monday, May 20, 2013
Looking good isn’t enough. Monday, March 11, 2013
A defence strategy Monday, March 4, 2013
The future’s so bright, shareholders need sunglasses Monday, February 25, 2013
Lessons from the Credit Suisse Yearbook Monday, February 18, 2013
Looking at Hudaco from a Buffett perpective. Monday, February 11, 2013
An innate need for value? Monday, February 4, 2013
Nedbank's top picks for 2013 Monday, January 28, 2013
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