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  • Here's what no-one told you about low-cost RA's…
  • A week ago I was nearly convinced low-cost RA's are the way to go. I read a well written article on the web, promoting the virtues of low-cost RA's. The article uses the following example: Someone has saved R3 000 every month for 40 years into a retirement annuity (RA), and earns a return of 6.5% above inflation. If you pay an investment fee of 3% you'd end up with R3 million at the end ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • You have to “Go Small” to add big returns to your portfolio
  • As an advisor to the South African Investor board I deal with investors that are looking for long term returns that'll help them live, and retire securely. That means we typically look at companies like Vodacom, Naspers, Bidvest and the like. Large blue-chip shares that have been around for years, and will continue to be there for years to come. Recommending these large companies is th... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How minimum investing IS NOT the same as low cost investing
  • Do you know the difference between minimum investing and low-cost investing? Well, most investors would usually say they're the same thing. But this is far from the truth. Low-cost investing deals with the investments associated with investing your money, while minimum investing implies the least amount of money you can invest. In fact, failure to understand this can actually lead to... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Should you be adding banks to your investment portfolio right now?
  • Even though South Africa managed to dodge the downgrade bullet last week, the risk of recession, higher interest rates and a lack of foreign funding still plagues the South African banking industry. But larger fund managers like PSG Asset Management have recently been adding banks to their portfolios. Surely this is a mistake under the current challenging market environment. Well, let's ta... ››› more
  • [16 June 2016]
  • The investment safer than your house!
  • Irrefutable evidence that penny shares are simply the single best investment class for any South African investor. There's no doubt I'm a penny share fan.   But just in case you had any doubts at all about the wealth-building potential of penny shares… Check this out...   Just suppose in 2006 you inherited R15,000...   So you decided to put it to wor... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • Weighing up investment strategies: Value investing vs momentum investing
  • When you decide to invest in shares, most investors find it easier to find a strategy that yields results and stick with it. Two popular investment strategies are value investing and momentum investing. So how do these investment strategies work? And which one is better? Read on to find out… Two completely different investment strategies Value investing Value investing involve... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • The invisible power behind the world's best investments
  • Over the long sweep of your investing lifetime, strategies that only work extremely well in certain market situations are unlikely to play a dominant role. The big secret therefore is something you can use all the time, for your entire life, as an investor. And here it is: Some companies are much better than others at compounding capital. Much better. Read on to find out more… If your goal as ... ››› more
  • [09 January 2014]
  • Two of the best investment ideas for 2014
  • The Forbes' 2014 Investment Guide came out two weeks ago. And amongst some of the ideas included in the guide were some gems. And you can apply them to you own investing. Read on to uncover what two of the best investment ideas for 2014 are... In the recently released Forbes’ 2014 Investment Guide, there were some ideas that you should ignore, Alexander Green in Investment U explains… But... ››› more
  • [23 December 2013]
  • How to beat this Nobel Prize winning investment strategy
  • Last week, three American economists won the Nobel Prize for economics. One of the prize winners, Eugene Fama was rewarded for his work that showed the stock market is highly efficient at pricing in all available information. But investing greats like Warren Buffett have shown that you can beat the market. Read on to discover how you can beat this Nobel Prize winning investment strategy... Okay,... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • Revealed: The secret to making your retirement savings last more than three years!
  • Ready to retire? Not so fast. Sanlam's Benchmark Symposium, which it'll release on 14 May, shows levels of saving for retirement continue to be low. So low, in fact, that Moneyweb says the average retiree depletes his retirement lump sum in just three years! Here's how to make sure you're saving enough to live comfortably long into your golden years…   Most people look forward to retirem... ››› more
  • [02 May 2013]



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