I dare you to visit Johannesburg, the city for softies

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By Jeremy Clarkson

It’s the least frightening place on earth, yet everyone speaks of how many times they’ve been killed that day.

Every city needs a snappy one-word handle to pull in the tourists and the investors. So, when you think of Paris, you think of love; when you think […]

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SA Purchasing Managers Index marginally weaker

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Mokgatla Madisha, Investec Asset Management

The seasonally adjusted Investec PMI printed at 39.2 in February, marginally weaker than the lows posted in November last year.

Output volumes declined at a faster pace, and new sales orders continued to plummet with the seasonally adjusted new sales orders index dipping to another record […]

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Tarp II – details to follow

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Source: Daryl Cagle’s Cartoonists, February, 2009.

 

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Laws of Mathematics

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Source: Daryl Cagle’s Cartoonists, February, 2009.

 

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Superior indices for an inefficient market

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Measuring the performance of any financial portfolio is only relevant if compared with a similar portfolio. Over the years the norm in the industry has been to use market capitalisation indices as benchmarks to measure performance.

Market capitalisation indices, such as the FTSE/JSE All Share Index, create a natural return drag because […]

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