All eyes will be watching to see how the latest GDP figures impact the MPC’s interest rate decision next week, as well as eagerly awaiting the upcoming October Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 14:31

Three stocks to boost your portfolio in 2020

After enduring a trying decade under the mismanagement and malfeasance of Jacob Zuma, South Africa enters the new year in a better place than 2019, economically and politically.

Author and investor Jim Slater states of large-cap companies, “elephants don’t gallop”. And as history shows us (see Chart 1) mid- and small-cap companies have enjoyed superior growth over the long term.

Over the long term, value styled investing outperforms growth styled investing. However, for the last seven years, both globally and in South Africa, value investing has underperformed.

Dr Andrew Dittberner, Chief Investment Officer, Cannon Asset Managers, warns of the danger of confusing “Big” with “Great”.

Cannon Asset Managers examines the need for diversification.

Over the last twenty years, the single biggest determinant of South Africa's economic growth has been global growth.

Adrian Saville, CIO of Cannon Asset Managers, looks at ways to boost the South African economy.

Friday, 13 December 2013 08:11

Economic Outlook for 2014

Ever since the global financial crisis of 2008 the world's advanced economies, that led the way into the crisis, have struggled to get back to their pre-crisis performances.

One of the key structural drivers of economic performance is economic openness which measures the connectedness and mobility of economies that comes about through international trade, capital flows and the movement of information and people.

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