Personal Finance Newsletter - Volume 2008, Issue 325, 2008
Volume 2008, Issue 325, 2008
Author James SaftSource: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 1 –2 (2008)More Less
There will no doubt be many surprising reversals of trends in 2008, but an end to the long-running fall in the dollar will not be one of them. Though other currencies will get a share of the bad news, as credit and growth woes radiate from their core in the housing crash, most of the pain will still be felt in the US, sending interest rates lower and the dollar with them.
Author Barry SergeantSource: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 2 –4 (2008)More Less
Six years into a protracted bull market for dollar gold bullion, and there are dozens of new listed gold stocks around the world.
Gold mines are being found - or re-found - across the planet, from Kazakhstan to Nunavut, from Egypt to Romania, from Alaska and the Yukon to Guyana.
Author Jackie CameronSource: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 4 –5 (2008)More Less
As interest rates tick up, bank managers and others in the financial sector are keen to offer money saving tips, but beware: there are hazards.
Reshuffling your debt can help free up some spare cash so that you can keep up with bills and loan repayments, but it can also lead to worse money woes for you and juicier profits for lenders.
Author Mark SeymourSource: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 8 –9 (2008)More Less
Over the last nine years, developing countries have been growing at breakneck speed - resulting in massive gains in commodity prices.
As a consequence, companies that extract these materials from the ground have experienced phenomenal earnings. For example, Anglo American has experienced two earnings spikes each in excess of 80% over this period (naturally the share price has followed suit with a return of 1000%, compared to the 60% over the prior nine years).
Source: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 9 –10 (2008)More Less
What is a trust? The answer may seem obvious, but in practice many people get confused as to exactly what a trust is, and what such a structure is meant for. In this article, we examine the various types of trust recognised under the South African common law, as well as where the Income Tax Act fits in.
Source: Personal Finance Newsletter 2008, pp 15 –16 (2008)More Less
Many Moneyweb Power Hour listeners find it impossible to avoid the allure of entering the annual stock pick competition, despite the potential for major on-air embarrassment.
Six brave souls shared their picks for the year, and got on-the-spot feedback from Moneyweb's experts.