Hub Category: Investment Insights

Kenyan’s foreign reserves sink as CBK safeguards the shilling
The Star, July 8, 2019 • July 8, 2019

His statement echoes that of Amana Capital chief investment officer Reginald Kadzutu who in May cautioned CBK against managing the shilling, terming an overpriced currency as a ticking economic bomb…full story


EMBRACE INNOVATIVE WAYS TO MAKE SAVING ADDICTIVE
Business Daily, July 2, 2019 • July 2, 2019

The writer talks on the importance of savings…full story


Adopt plans that will cure debt addiction
Business Daily, June 27, 2019 • June 28, 2019

It has been said about the 2019/2020 budget pointing out the impotent nature of the fiscal policy and the worrying trend of having an ineffective budget which leaves the country in more debt…full story


Shilling weakens following demonitisation, Budget reading
The People Daily, June 18, 2019 • June 18, 2019

The shilling weakened against the dollar yesterday as the trickle-down effect of demonilisation announced by central bank of Kenya led to excess liquidity in the money markets with increased dollar demand…full story


Budgeting a smart way to keep debt yoke at bay
The People Daily | May 31, 2019 • May 31, 2019

Creating a budget is essential for every individual. However, most Kenyans deliberately avoid budgeting, making them generally unprepared for financial hic­ cups. In fact, the majority of Kenyans only associate the term ‘budget’ with annual government national budget statement. Author is an investment analyst at Amana Capital…full story


Kenya’s shilling management is flirting with disaster
The Africa Report, May 22, 2019 • May 23, 2019

The difference amounts to much more than word play, according to Reginald Kadzutu, chief investment officer at Amana Capital in Nairobi, in research published this month. The Kenyan shilling has lost 50% of its purchasing power since 2009, yet the exchange rate has declined by only 20%, the report argues. That implies a shilling overvaluation […]


How to protect savings from inflation erosion
Business Daily, May 21, 2019 • May 21, 2019

Saving money is a basic habit that everyone should cultivate to be financially healthy. If it is in a fixed deposit account in a bank the average rate, according to the Central Bank of Kenya is 5.16 percent, meaning you would have only earned -1.42 percent…full story


What we should see in value of shilling
Business Daily | May 14, 2019 • May 14, 2019

Last week, a report titled Kenya’s Eco­nomic Puzzle: Put­ting the Pieces Together released by Amana Capital elicited debate when it stated that the Kenya shilling is overvalued by 30 per­ cent. Devaluing a currency in a floating exchange system like Kenya’s simply means in­tervention by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and Treasury bureaucrats to […]


Outpace inflation to protect your savings
Business Daily | May 14, 2019 • May 14, 2019

Saving money is a basic habit that people should cultivate to be financially healthy. Most financial advisors recommend that one saves at least 20 per­ cent of their net income. True, every­ one should have some money saved up, typically for an emergency such as loss of employment or chronic illness and for golden years […]


Shilling is overvalued by 30pc, says report
The People Daily, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

CBK governor has refuted similar claims from IMF saying it had unfairly valued the currency…full story


PICTORIAL: Damning shilling verdict
Business Daily, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Kenya Bankers Association CEO Habif Olaka. Price water house Coopers country senior partner Pe­ter Ngahu and Amana Capital Chief Investment Officer Reginald Kadzutu during the release of Amana’s economic review report in Nairobi yesterday. The report states that the Kenyan shilling is overvalued by 30 percent, a view also held by the International Monetary Fund […]


Amana Capital weighs in on shilling’s worth
Daily Nation, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Fund manager Amana Capital has thrown its weight behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) assertion that the Kenyan shilling is a managed currency, adding that it is over-valued at the moment. Amana’s analysis, based on the consumer price index (CPI), balance of payment and money supply in the economy, is in sharp contrast with Central […]


Amana Capital weighs in on shilling's worth
Daily Nation, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Fund manager Amana Capital has thrown its weight behind the International Monetary Fund (IMF) assertion that the Kenyan shilling is a managed currency, adding that it is over-valued at the moment. Amana’s analysis, based on the consumer price index (CPI), balance of payment and money supply in the economy, is in sharp contrast with Central […]


Fund backs IMF stance shilling is over-valued
Business Daily, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Amana’s analysis, based on the consumer price index (CPO, balance of payment and money supply in the econo­my, is in sharp contrast with Central Bank of Kenya’s strong position that it has no targeted rate for the shilling but only intervenes to reduce volatility…full story


Fund managers question strength of Kenya Shilling
The Standard, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Fund managers and analysts have questioned the strong Kenya Shilling, with some claiming that the local currency was over-valued, putting themselves at crossroads with the regulator-Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)…full story


Experts poke holes in Amana Capital report
The Star, May 9, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Financial experts have disputed a report by Amana Capital which states the shilling is overvalued, arguing that a single parameter cannot be used to determine currency performance…full story


Central Bank of Kenya Accused of Overvaluing Kenya Shilling by 30 Percent
Mwakilishi, May 8, 2019 • May 9, 2019

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has been accused of manipulating the shilling and overvaluing it by up to 30 percent…full story


KENYA’S ECONOMIC PUZZLE: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
Amana Capital Limited 09th May 2019 • May 9, 2019

Amana Report –  Candid analysis of the State of Kenya Economy


Amana Capital releases Kenya economy report
Business Daily | May 6, 2019 • May 6, 2019

Amana Capital Limited will launch a report titled Kenya’s Economic Puzzle – Putting the pieces together…full story


Why growth by GDP does not reflect real growth
Citizen Digital, April 27, 2019 • April 29, 2019

Vague, general, broad-based, non-specific are some of the terms proposed to challenge GDP as a true reflection of the translation of economic progress at a local level…full story


Emotional investing is bad for your wealth
Standard Digital, April 25, 2019 • April 25, 2019

Investors are subconsciously prone to behavioral biases that influence their investment decisions and majority to negative results…full story


Taking the baby steps to financial success
Business Today, April 8, 2018 • April 8, 2019

Constant uncertainties in the financial industry have left many Kenyans in a dilemma in figuring out where to save and invest their money. Most have had their fingers burnt in collapsed banks and Saccos…full story


Devalue the shilling to cure our economy
Business Daily, April 8, 2019 • April 8, 2019

To put this in perspective, what Ksh 100 would buy you in February 2018 can now only buy goods worth 95 Ksh…full story


Avoid these money mistakes to secure your future
The Standard | April 3, 2019 • April 4, 2019

The writer is the chief Investment officer at Amana capital talks about the mistakes one should avoid when securing future…full story


OPINION – The debt trap: How to escape the vicious cycle of mobile loan apps
Citizen Digital, March 25, 2019 • March 27, 2019

Unlike traditional lenders which have stringent conditions, mobile app loans are instant, require zero paperwork and use alternative credit scoring models such as mobile money transaction data to determine eligibility for credit. What could be more convenient and enticing!…full story


Avoid these money mistakes to secure financial future.
Business Daily | March 05, 2019 • March 5, 2019

Money mistakes are common for everyone no matter which age group you are in. As a matter of fact, if you are yet to establish financial goals which inform your savings plan for growing your wealth, it might be difficult to avoid them when you get older…full story


Seeing Opportunities in Economic Storms.
Business Daily | February 25, 2019 • March 4, 2019

Global growth is speculated to slow down this year mainly due to factors such as escalating trade tensions, the just concluded US government shutdown, uncertainty about policy rates in various regions among others….