You've heard the term ‘Buy when there's blood on the streets'.
This is contrarian investing at its hear. But it's been proven true time and again.
In fact, if you'd simply bought a simple ETF like Satrix 40 following the 2008 financial crisis, you'd have made around 70%.
Investing in individual shares following the same crisis would've made you 200%, 300% and in many cases, 600% or m... ››› more
Last week, I sat down with Francois Joubert, the editor of Red Hot Penny Shares. I wanted to find out what makes his penny share selection techniques so successful.
After all, he's the expert that delivered exceptional investment returns like these five Penny Share recommendations that could have made you a fortune in almost no time:
• Transport Company SantovaLogistics (SNV:JSE) rose 221... ››› more
This is the most exciting bull market for 2016 yet…
One that almost nobody is talking about... But it has huge implications for investors like you and I…
I'm talking about the bull market in chrome ore.
I know… Commodities are ‘out of flavour' right now. And nobody's predicting any of them will go up. It's all based on slowing demand from China.
But people have been saying thes... ››› more
You want to make money from the fastest growing shares on the JSE? Check.
You have a brokerage account and you're ready to invest? Check.
You've got cash to put into your first investment? Check.
Now all you need to do is find that first penny share with explosive potential to invest in.
That's why I've created this stock checklist to help you get your penny share portfolio off the gro... ››› more
I love being a member of The South African Investor. Every month, the panel of investment experts reveal their favourite wealth building properties to grow and protect your hard-earned wealth.
Last month's issue of the South African Investor was truly something phenomenal. You see, Francois Joubert revealed four of his favourite undervalued investment opportunities in the market right now.
F... ››› more
Have you ever been warned by a friend or relative to stay away from the stock market?
Or, has a broker warned you that “those penny shares are incredibly dangerous”?
Have you been told to rather invest in an ETF or a unit trust because it's “much safer”?
Well, don’t listen to any of that rubbish!
Small cap shares can easily move 5%, 10% or even 20% on a single day. That’s ... ››› more
If you try to follow big news headlines and invest accordingly you'll be left entering every investment you make late.
That's why I love investing in Penny Shares.
It's contrarian. It's investing against the crowd. Most of all it's about investing in companies that don't feature in the news at all…
Here at Red Hot Penny Shares I scour the markets for little unknown companies with mas... ››› more
Tucked away in an unexplored corner of the JSE is a hundred or more little known small companies.
History has proven to be them the best performers on the stock market over extended periods.
And it's from this forgotten corner of the market that we've made returns like:
• 109% on Adapt IT,
• 129% on Conduit Capital and
• 221% on Santova
All these gains in a little more than... ››› more
I get it… This has been a tough start to 2016.
Between 28 December 2015 and 21 January 2016 the JSE handed you a ‘New Year's' gift of -11% and the market is still down year to date.
And when you look at the largest companies on the JSE, the concerns don't magically disappear…
Intu Properties reported a 10.6% decrease in earnings for the year, Liberty Holdings profit dropped about... ››› more
Interest rates are up 100 basis points since May 2015. Since the start of May 2015 the JSE has dropped from its all-time highs around 54,640 points to its current 49,852 points.
Clearly investors are spooked - the markets are showing it.
But instead of reacting to interest rate increases like a mindless Zombie you should rather look at what they mean for investments…
And today I'd like ... ››› more
“Francois: I read your article on using ‘buy limit orders' to buy shares at lower prices and decided to do it. But something seems to have gone horribly wrong. I tried buying R5,000 worth of shares with a limit price of 51c. But when I checked my account it only traded about R500 worth. My cost per share, after brokerage, is now 67c per share. What's going on???” - BM
The right tools, u... ››› more
Over the years I've noticed investors tend to ask the same things, but even more so - They make the same mistakes as well. It all comes down to human nature I guess.
That's why today I want to show you how to avoid the three most common mistakes I see investors make, over and over.
Classic Investment Mistake #1 – Investors bet the bank when they shouldn’t!
Penny shares can go ... ››› more
“Francois, what happened to share X today? It dropped 10% instantly!”
“Francois, what happened to share Y today? It soared 10% instantly!”
If you've been following the JSE over the last few years, you would've seen certain shares drop and jump by over 10% - more than once - in a single day.
So what is going on?
And what should you do if you'd rather be on the profit side of the... ››› more
If there's one thing about investing you absolutely have to understand it's this strategy...
Not only will this strategy from Benjamin Graham, the world's best value investor, make you more money from shares you invest in, it'll also make sure you lose less money if things do go wrong!
Best of all, this strategy isn't hard to understand. In fact, it can be summed up in three words!
Margin... ››› more
Let me make one thing very clear: Being a good stock picker is never enough.
EVERY new investor I speak to believes you only need a couple of hot tips to make money on the stock market. I wish it were so. But sadly not.
If you want to be a successful investor, you've got to do more than just f ind stocks that are likely to go up. You've also got to figure out how much to invest in them. You'... ››› more
Disclaimer Note that FSP Invest, a division of Fleet Street Publications (Pty) Ltd, is a research house and not a registered broker, financial advisor or financial service provider. Our editors and customer services teams also do not give personal investment advice. The advice in this website is general advice only and may not be appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, so before investing or if in any doubt about your personal situation, you should seek professional advice from a stockbroker or independent financial adviser authorised by the Financial Services Board.
We research our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found in this publication.
Remember: Never invest more than you can afford to spare and that the value of any investment, and the income derived from it, can go down as well as up. The past is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
Editors or contributors may have an interest in investments commented on in this newsletter. However they have signed restraints to prevent the abuse of their position as contributors to this publication.