Google share split: Do I choose GOOG or GOOGL?

By Jackie Cameron More than 330m Google shares were added to the US equity market earlier this month after the company introduced a third class of share. The Google share price also halved, from about US$1 125 (about R12 000/share) to about US$570 (R6 000). Existing shareholders have been given stocks on a one-for-one basis … Read more

Is there a case for investing offshore?

For South Africans, investing offshore is always a delicate matter; they must consider currency risks, regulatory restrictions, diversification opportunities, and costs, as well as the more traditional questions around possible risks and returns. Given the complexity, you may wonder why would anyone want to invest offshore, and how would you do it? Well, there are … Read more

Brazil faces risk of rolling power blackouts as drought hits and costs soar

From Reuters: Brazil is fighting against time to avoid crippling power blackouts and electricity rationing as a drought prevents the world’s most water-rich nation from recharging its hydroelectric dams. While a decade of growth has diversified the electricity system away from hydropower, reducing dependence on the weather, policymakers, industrial companies and investors in the world’s … Read more