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Insider Trading Distorting Stock Markets

Insider trading gives an undue edge to big individual and institutional investors over small individ...

26th June 2007
Tanzanian Budget Elicits Mixed Feelings

If tax is reduced, another source of tax has to be found or a cut down on a Ministry’s expenditure h...

19th June 2007
DSE Should Pull Up Its Socks

Some financial experts state that numerous local firms have the qualities required for listing, but...

19th June 2007
Kenyan Investors Go Offshore

The performance of the offshore markets over the past five years has been astounding. Indeed, this...

5th June 2007
Investment Clubs: A Social Approach to Investing

Unlike merry-go-rounds, where members collect money monthly and give it to one member on a rotationa...

29th May 2007
Exploit Your Financial Rights

Many investors easily get tempted by the prospect of buying discounted shares with a rights issue. B...

4th September 2007
Local Currencies Must be Competitive

Carefully crafted and monitored mechanisms that constantly check the measures against sound economic...

4th September 2007
Price Controls: Zimbabwe Sobering Up

Apart from basic goods trickling back, businesses are no longer subjected to NIPC vigilantes crusadi...

11th December 2007
Strong Shilling Portends Mixed Fortunes

Regardless of who benefits more from the strength of the shilling, the market forces should determin...

4th December 2007
Investing in Africa: Not for the Faint Hearted

Events in Kenya are perhaps a timely reminder that while attractive returns can be generated across...

15th January 2008
Reaping from Stock Market Chaos

Some behaviors are thought to be random but not to the very experienced hawk eye. This is where the...

27th November 2007
A Primer on Commodity Futures

Why would one invest in commodities and not the conventional stocks or bonds as always done in the p...

27th November 2007
Shedding Business Irrelevance

The ability to solve social and economic problems is limited primarily by one's lack of imagination...

20th November 2007
Beating the Stock Market at Its Own Game

In the midst of this market downturn, we all have the same gut check. Will you be comfortable with a...

13th November 2007
Price Controls are an Invasion of Privacy!

In a contest between political survival and business survival, business should prevail. The rational...

6th November 2007
The Legitimacy of Dummy Companies

The concept of dummy companies is still new in not only Kenya but also other African countries. In d...

6th November 2007
Hedge Funds: An Uncharted Goldmine

Hedge funds, which are similar to mutual funds, have turned a couple of millionaires around the worl...

12th September 2007
Narrowing the Information Gap

African investors are highly disadvantaged in making informed investment decisions especially in the...

18th September 2007
Corporate Bonds: Slow But Sure Keys to Wealth

One thing that corporate bonds offer is the guarantee of a steady and predictable return. In the lon...

25th September 2007
Scramble for Safaricom: Who is Fooling Who?

As many of us prepare our hard earned cash to own part of the upcoming Kenyan crown jewel, Safaricom...

2nd October 2007
Private Placements: The Uncharted Funding Strategy

With the limited infusion of capital through the stock market, the private investor market is a new...

16th October 2007
Beyond Structural Adjustment Programs

Africa needs a commission to inquire into the role of the wealthy nations in her underdevelopment. T...

23rd October 2007
The risks of failure

In the common investment game, a lot of us long for risk free return on investment, however, this is...

24th May 2005
The risks of failure

In the common investment game, a lot of us long for risk free return on investment, however, this is...

24th May 2005
The Envisaged NSE Bourse

As people walk in the investment maze with the analysts yapping their buy and sell slogans on the tr...

5th July 2005
A Tale of Economic Drivers

There is greater success in embracing financial education and worthwhile credit. Is your banker ser...

19th July 2005
A Cyclic Approach to Growth for All

Availability of credit. Is that enough for a clueless mind, a mind that only knows debit and credit...

26th July 2005
Small Scale Trader’s Nightmare

The fact is, the banking sector, despite the major reforms aimed at reaching out to the poor, and th...

9th August 2005
Small Scale Trader’s Nightmare

The fact is, the banking sector, despite the major reforms aimed at reaching out to the poor, and th...

9th August 2005
Send the Politicians Home!

To the global economies, change entails embracing concepts that work, then nurturing them through th...

23rd August 2005
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