Experts advise short-term investment strategy for 2019

Amidst election and other uncertainties which bewilder investors away from the Nigerian investment space, investment experts have suggested that a way to profit could be to invest in short-term instruments. The weak performance of the equities market in 2018 incited an influx of investors into the fixed income market. Emerging market contagion, pre-election jitters, weaker […]

SEC urges pseudo investors to regularise, assures no penalty in complying

SEC

Mary Uduk, the acting director general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has assured investors who had bought shares in different names and involved in pseudos transactions that they would not be penalize if they come forward to regularise their accounts. To this end, she urged investors who bought shares of the same company […]

Investors’ bet on longer dated instruments to be sustained

Stable macroeconomic indices are boosting investors’ confidence as they bet on longer-dated instruments, taking the bull position in the hope that the instrument prices would rise in the future and make a profit. Thus, given the moderating yield environment as well as the impact of the downward trend in inflation, analysts say they expect investors’ […]

Warren Buffett advises investors on surviving stock market crash

Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Warren Buffett writes an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, which generally has a useful investing lesson or two from the Oracle of Omaha himself. In the latest instalment, Buffett attempted to highlight the dangers of using leverage to invest, as well as the benefits of avoiding it. In short, debt can be an investor’s worst enemy, […]

Investor optimism across eurozone risen, in latest sign of confidence in global economy

The monthly survey of investor morale produced by research group Sentix jumped to 32.9, up from December’s 31.1. When asked about the current economic situation, according to theguardian report, investors were at their most upbeat since 2007. This optimism underlines why stock markets have been rallying recently, as investors react to signs that economic growth is picking. […]

Bitcoin futures investors to suffer losses

Investors who ploughed money into bitcoin futures are currently facing hefty losses, as the first contracts are set to expire in just over a week. Soon after bitcoin futures debuted on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in December, frantic trading caused the price of the January contract to rise from around $15,000 to almost […]