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.

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 02:00

Time to buy PUTs ?

The jury may be out as to when interest rates will peak, but experts agree that when they do, it will be the best time to buy property unit trusts

Monday, 19 November 2007 02:00

Property Unit Trusts look to invest offshore

The local property market has seen four years of exceptionally good growth. As the performance levels start to taper off, Property Unit Trusts (PUTs) are looking at offshore markets with a view to both diversifying their holdings and adding to returns

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