As we enter 2018, many people are looking to diversify their portfolios.
Normally this would be an ideal time to invest offshore, but unfortunately offshore markets are at record highs. So it's difficult to find any value.
At the same time, staying in cash is not viable with global inflation edging up slowly.
So how can you diversify offshore without putting too much of your money at ... ››› more
Q. Which broker can I trade offshore CFDs and do I need a lot of money?
A. Just two years ago, you needed around $2,500 (R34,000) to open and trade offshore accounts.
Fortunately for you, those days are long gone.
We understand that finances are tight nowadays. And with the ever increasing costs of transport, food and living expenses, we've tracked down the most affordable offshore broker... ››› more
Over the last year, the one question I have been asked more than any other is…
“How do I invest offshore?”
Today, I'm going to answer that question and show you how to invest offshore in three easy steps…
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Step #1: Determine how ... ››› more
I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money.
While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
Forget South Africa, Nigeria is growing at such a fast rate, in fact, economists expect Nigeria to overtake SA and become Africa's biggest economy. Don't wait for that to happen before you invest in Nigeria. Here's a home-grown smart investment you can make today…
“Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent's most populous nation and largest oil producer, to overtake South Africa ... ››› more
Millions of South Africans have packed their bags and taken their knowledge, skills and families to other countries, never to return to South Africa. I don't blame them and I don't judge them. They're leaving because they want to protect their families and their wealth.
While I can't help you with your personal security, I CAN help you protect and grow your wealth.
Today, I'm going to show... ››› more
I love the idea of being able to own a property on a luscious beach away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To be honest, I like the idea of owning this property in some offshore holiday destinations where quiet beaches and clear blue skies are an accepted way of life.
Well, today I want to show you how to get your hands on your dream offshore property by following three simple steps. Ste... ››› more
Since 1990, the rand has depreciated at an average of 6% per year against the US dollar. Due to the growing budget deficit and poor economic situation in South Africa, the rand is likely to get worse.
Think about this. The JSE only contributes around 0.5% to global GDP, that means if you stick to local investments only, you're not taking advantage of international investment opportunities.
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This weekend, Samsung booked out a large chunk of Sandton Square to put on a very innovative promotion based around their new Oculus VR gear. As you walked in, your eye was immediately drawn to a series of rollercoaster seats where people were screaming, throwing their hands in the air or ducking away from non-existent obstacles. Well, non-existent in our reality, of course.
Welcome to the wor... ››› more
Apple is the largest company in the US. Chances are you'll own an Apple product or have done at some stage, or your friends do.
The appeal of the Apple brand and its products continues to grow.
So what makes this company still a buy now?
Let's take a closer look…
What you get when you invest in Apple
Buying shares in Apple means that you’re buying into the iPhone fran... ››› more
The Chinese government has finally scrapped its one child policy. This comes as the country faces an ever ageing population with a dwindling number of younger people to join the work force.
So does this present any investment opportunities?
Let's take a closer look…
China is raising its child policy to two
The government in China has announced that it is scrapping its one ... ››› more
In developed countries, populations are ageing and ageing fast.
This means that there are opportunities to cash in on the growing number of older people living in these nations.
So where should you look for investment opportunities?
Read on to find out…
Ageing populations present great investment opportunities
In developed nations, one of their biggest problems is agein... ››› more
The Chinese central bank, the People's Bank of China, just cut interest rates again. Whilst on the negative side it shows that the country's economy is struggling, it could be good news for investors.
So why is an interest rate cut a positive?
Read on to find out…
What happens in China when interest rates fall?
Looking over the past two decades, when China cuts interest ra... ››› more
Normally I scour the financial news and markets for the next Initial Public Offering (IPO) that's hitting the JSE.
But today is different.
In June this year, one worldwide mega brand announced it was listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Since then, many people across the world have been waiting in anticipation for undeniably popular brand to make its way onto the NYSE.
Now... ››› more
The climate in Europe certainly looks like it is improving. Between April and June, sales from 75% of European companies beat analyst forecasts.
And profits also did well, with 75% of companies matching or beating analyst forecasts.
So what could lie ahead for European companies? And what's worth looking at?
Let's take a closer look…
European companies are on the up
With result... ››› more
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