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I have always been extremely independent and growing up I could not wait to be able to move out and be on my own. From as far back as I can remember I planned how my flat would be decorated, the food I would eat, the area I would like

In the first part of “I Got Bills” we explored millennials and their entry into the job market. I explored some well known facts about this generation and the challenges they may face in terms of financial literacy. After analysing the results of our questionnaire, it has become apparent that

StatsSA just released the Q1 unemployment figures for 2016. The quoted, official, unemployment rate is 26.7%, up from 26.4% for the same quarter in 2015. There are so many factors that this number doesn’t account for that I will look at in this article. The first important consideration is the

What is a Black Swan event? defines a Black Swan as “an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict”. The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer and former Wall Street

The largest oil and gas company in the world, the Saudi Arabian oil company also known as Saudi Aramco, plans to go public in what will result in the largest IPO in history. The colossal scale of the IPO will result from Saudi Aramco listing just under 5 percent of

The cup and handle is one of my favourite trading strategies because if you miss the advance during the cup formation, you can always catch a bullish set up on the handle consolidation before the breakout. I know that this may sound like Greek to some of you but stay

  The Graph above clearly illustrates the synchronicity of the JSE All Share Index and the JSE Top 40. The graph shows closing prices of these indices from the first trading day in January 2015 till the last trading day of March 2016. From the graph it seems as though

Straight out of Transkei I was propelled into the model C schooling system first in Johannesburg and later Durban. With little or no time to adjust from rural to urban life I had to compete in an environment where other kids knew what a bank was, what saving was and
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This week we will take time to go through some investment options available for use. Most people still think they cannot invest because they think they do not earn enough. It would help us at this stage to re-emphasize this point: that even with your little amount you can still

I’m a young investor who was born in Soweto and later moved to the North of Johannesburg. I was raised by my Grandparents for the first couple of years while my parents were establishing their careers in the new South Africa with very little education. When I was growing up