“If markets are falling, how can I make profits?”
Tim asked me this question, the other day.
I told him about a strategy he can use to bank money while the market falls, and since then he's been doing just that.
In fact, I showed him how, in the next few months, he could bank R100,000 just by using this strategy.
So now, I'm going to share this strategy with you so that you too can make R100,000 from a falling market.... ››› more
Keeping track of your spending can seem like a cumbersome task. But if you want to take charge of your life and learn how to better manage your finances, tracking your spending is one of the first things you should do.
You can find plenty of online tools that can help you track your spending much more easily. You can determine your budget and spending goals and track your progress.
If you want to track your spending manually, however, here are some useful tips.... ››› more
If you think that being debt-free is an impossible target to reach, think again. Anyone can learn how to save more money, keep a budget, and live within their means.
Living on a budget requires discipline, but it's worth the effort. At the end of the month, when you spend less than you earn, have paid up all your debts, and have also managed to save a decent amount, you will be much happier than before.... ››› more
It can be quite a daunting task delving through a company's accounts. There are so many aspects that you have to try to take in.
And the bigger the company you're looking at, the more complex these accounts can become.
If you're looking through the accounts of a company that invests in other companies, you'll likely come across the term ‘minority interest'.
So what does ‘minority interest' mean? And how can you work out what's going on in the accounts?
Let's take a closer look…... ››› more
If you're thinking about buying a share because of its dividend and the company declares a dividend while you're thinking about investing, how can you ensure you get the dividend?
There are key dates surrounding the payment of dividends. And one important one is the record date.
To be entitled to a dividend payment, you need to ensure you own shares before this date.
Let's take a closer look at what you need to know about the record date…... ››› more
It's been a rocky few weeks for the banking sector.
After African Bank revealed huge losses and the need of a multibillion rand capital injection, the rest of the banking sector has felt the backlash.
Following the events with African Bank, ratings agency Moody's decided to downgrade five of South Africa's banks.
So what does this mean for you?
Let's take a closer look…... ››› more
Robert Kirby was a money manager whose career spanned the second half of the 20th century. Throughout his working life, he wrote a lot about investing.
One of Kirby's best concepts was the ‘coffee can' portfolio. He first published the idea in 1984 in The Journal of Portfolio Management.
Let's take a closer look at Kirby's ‘coffee can' portfolio and how you can apply it to your investment strategy…... ››› more
Situated in the oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere, along the Cape's most intimate wine route, lies South Africa's oldest wine producing farm… Groot Constantia Estate.
This historical estate produces some of the world's finest wines that not only continue to win international awards for consistently high quality, but have been enjoyed by the infamous French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty as early as the 18th century.
In fact, a glass of Groot Constantia wine was one of Napoleon's last wishes before he died in exile on St Helena.
And today, Groot Constatia has stood the test of time as a truly South African wine label shaped by the rainbow nation, yet favoured by influential people all across the globe.... ››› more
Yesterday morning, stocks on the local bourse waited for some direction, before the release of economic growth figures for the second quarter.
After worries about a recession, growth was positive.
Later in the day, speculation that the European Central Bank would provide more stimulus led the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and markets round the world higher.
Let's take a closer look at what happened…... ››› more
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