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  • Why you should re-fall-in-love with these spurned market darlings
  • Why you should re-fall-in-love with these spurned market darlings
    Last year was a rough year for markets. The All Share Index only managed to eke out a measly 5.22%, almost a third of its long-term average return. It was also a year in which we witnessed the spectacular fall from grace of two the JSE's former market “darlings”. MTN which delivered 136.23% between 2010 and 2015, ended the year down -36%, after getting smashed on the news of its Nigerian ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Invest in the world's most powerful economy with just R100 a month
  • Invest in the world's most powerful economy with just R100 a month
    When the results of the Brexit referendum came on Friday 24 June 2016, the rand fell more than 8% against the dollar. This was the biggest fall against the American currency since 2008. The international impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union is making it difficult for investors to figure out what to invest in next. If you're feeling confused, there is one market that still o... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • This safe haven asset surges to record highs as JSE financial stocks fall
  • This safe haven asset surges to record highs as JSE financial stocks fall
    Since the result of the Brexit referendum came in last week, investors have watched millions disappear from the companies in their portfolios. This week, it's the South African financial stocks that took the brunt of the impact. - Nedbank (JSE: NED) is 4% lower this week - Standard Bank (JSE:SBK) fell 4% - Barclays Africa (JSE: BGA) also took a 4% knock - While FirstRand (JSE: FSR) fell ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2016]
  • Zimbabwe shuts South Africa's gateway into Africa
  • Zimbabwe shuts South Africa's gateway into Africa
    Last week, the Zimbabwean Government implemented a law causing major unrest in the border towns of Zimbabwe and South Africa. The introduction of Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 (SI64) restricts the import of certain goods from South Africa into Zimbabwe. This includes items like plastic pipes, doors, bottled water, window frames, baked beans, potato chips... Even peanut butter got the cut. ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2016]
  • 7 reasons why I look to the South African Investor to build and protect my wealth
  • 7 reasons why I look to the South African Investor to build and protect my wealth
    Investing in South Africa today is proving to be a challenge for even the best investors. We have to deal with constant attacks to our investment capital. Scam artists, investment fees, taxes, increasing cost of living as well as political decisions both local and internationally all seem to be aligned to do one thing, eat away at the wealth we are trying so hard to build. The current situ... ››› more
  • [06 July 2016]
  • MTN's executive team is undergoing massive changes - Should I buy more MTN shares?
  • MTN's executive team is undergoing massive changes - Should I buy more MTN shares?
    IT seems that Africa's largest cellular network provider, MTN is in for a few more changes to its executive structure. MTN released a statement to its shareholders informing them that Brett Goschen, the company's Chief Financial Officer is leaving the company on 30 September 2016. Goschen will also be stepping down for MTN Group's board of directors. In the meantime, CEO of MTN Rwanda, Gunt... ››› more
  • [06 July 2016]
  • Your chance to meet one of the smartest penny share investors I know
  • Your chance to meet one of the smartest penny share investors I know
    There are few things more satisfying and motivating than meeting an investment expert in person. Not many people get the opportunity to meet their investment gurus and ask all their burning investment questions. Well, today I want to tell you that you could be one of the privileged few investors to shake hands with Francois Joubert, the editor of the groundbreaking publication Red Hot Penny Sh... ››› more
  • [03 July 2016]
  • 3 “Crisis” Stocks to Beat the Brexit Blues
  • 3 “Crisis” Stocks to Beat the Brexit Blues
    So unless you've been living under a rock for the last week you'll have noticed that the UK scored a massive own goal by voting to leave the European Union last Friday. What a mess! All those South African's now “safely” living in the UK and no doubt looking down their snooty noses at our own Nene-gate scandal (and the subsequent rand devaluation) are now facing the same sort of curren... ››› more
  • [01 July 2016]
  • This could be worse than the 2008 financial crisis
  • This could be worse than the 2008 financial crisis
    On 23 June 2016, I remember reading a Moneyweb article stating the “JSE, Rand shrug off Brexit fears”. Another well-known market commentator said that “I think it is going to be a non-event, quite honestly, but if it so happens that they vote to leave, the markets are in for a massive shock. I think the markets are going to scramble.” I even read a tweet from a trader stating that ... ››› more
  • [01 July 2016]
  • Here's how to avoid the worst dividend paying shares on the market
  • Here's how to avoid the worst dividend paying shares on the market
    Companies that pay huge dividends give your portfolio a certain level of protection and a steady flow of passive income. This extra income stream is perfect for investors nearing retirement because it relieves some of the financial pressure and grows your retirement savings with very little effort. With a powerful dividend packed portfolio, you don't have to tap into your capital or savings... ››› more
  • [01 July 2016]
  • Wall Street's “superinvestor” guide to pick the most profitable stocks
  • Wall Street's “superinvestor” guide to pick the most profitable stocks
    You've probably heard the famous story of how Warren Buffett grew Berkshire & Hathaway into a multibillion dollar business. Or how the king of value investing, Benjamin Graham conquered the US stock market through the Great Depression. But have you heard of the investor who managed to earn $19 million for his fund in just one year? An investor who also managed to outperform the stock mark... ››› more
  • [01 July 2016]
  • Free opportunity - Start today and build your penny share fortune
  • Free opportunity - Start today and build your penny share fortune
    Investing in the stock market can be a challenge, especially if you're just getting started. The difficulty is, you don't know what shares to buy, how long to hold them or if the shares you're adding to your investment portfolio are expected to deliver any returns at all. As a result, most new and even experienced investors turn to the big blue chip companies. You see these massive companies h... ››› more
  • [28 June 2016]
  • “What exactly does FSPInvest do?”
  • “What exactly does FSPInvest do?”
    “What exactly does FSPInvest do?” When it comes to business, I believe in transparency. In the last week alone, at least three people have asked me, “What exactly does FSP Invest do?” As the largest direct mail publisher in Africa, we take for granted that our readers know what we do. But since FSPInvest welcomes thousands of new readers every single month, it is important to remind... ››› more
  • [28 June 2016]
  • Dealing with the Brexit aftermath... Stop panicking
  • Dealing with the Brexit aftermath... Stop panicking
    When I heard the results of the Brexit vote last Friday, I was watching TV, clutching a cup of coffee and snuggling under a blanket with my sons in the diamond city, Kimberley. As soon as the news bulletin ended, my phone started to buzz uncontrollably. First, a message from my brother asking, “Did you see the Brexit result?” I ignored it. Then, a message from a colleague, “How could... ››› more
  • [27 June 2016]
  • 17 reasons to add penny shares to your investment portfolio today
  • 17 reasons to add penny shares to your investment portfolio today
    Penny shares are the black sheep of the investment market. Most investors ignore these shares because they simply don't know how to deal with them. Penny shares are volatile - They'll be up one day and down the next. Their share prices tend to swing around violently leaving investors that are unprepared for this activity nervous and afraid of what the share price will do next. But there ar... ››› more
  • [24 June 2016]


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