PSG has pulled back to a good buying level around the R235 mark. We've been trading the R230/R270 range this year very well.
When you buy PSG you get exposure to a number of companies, like Capitec, now one of South Africa's “big 5” and growing by over 100,000 clients per month.
Through PSG, you also gain exposure to Curro and Studio, which has been unbundled from Curro and starts tradin... ››› more
Once you've decided that you want to invest on the stock market, the next thing you need to do is find a stockbroker.
But why do you need a stockbroker?
How do you open an account?
And how do you go about buying and selling shares?
Read on to discover the answers to these questions and much more…
Here’s everything you need to know about dealing with a stockbroker
If you’ve d... ››› more
The Volatility Index, or the VIX, is a sentiment indicator. The index measures investor sentiment about current volatility in the market. A measure of anything above 30 shows high volatility. A measure below 20 shows low volatility. So how does it measure up with the way the market performs? And how should you read it? Let's take a closer look…
The VIX hit a high during the financial crisis
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Investing can be a great way of growing your money. There are a multitude of ways to invest according to different strategies out there. But regardless of what way you choose, there are certain things to avoid at all costs. If you make these mistakes buying and selling shares, you're sure to lose money…
Investing mistake #1: Don’t diversify enough
Diversification is one of the most well-kn... ››› more
Once you buy shares in a company, no doubt you'll watch the release of company information through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's SENS announcements. Through this news stream you'll see when directors buy and sell shares. So what should you do when you see directors buying or selling lots of shares? Let's take a closer look…
Is a director selling shares a bad sign?
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The stock markets have had a good run. They've had their pullbacks. Then they dust themselves down and start climbing again. Many shares are looking a bit on the expensive side. So should you start thinking about selling? Let's take a closer look at what could lie ahead and your options…
What is your investment horizon?
The first thing you need to consider is your investment view. Are you in... ››› more
Once you invest in a share, you should keep an eye on the news flow coming out of the company. By following this news flow you can get some clues on what's going on in a company. Whenever a listed company director buys or sells stock in their company, they must announce it to the stock market. So what should you take from that? Let's take a closer look…
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Investing in shares is beneficial for a number of reasons. Read on to find out why you should buy and sell shares…
You can boost your income with dividends and grow your wealth with capital growth when you buy and sell shares.
Two fantastic reasons to get involved in the stock market
And not only that, there are two further benefits why you should invest in shares, explains Gareth Stokes... ››› more
Once you decide to open a stockbroker account and start buying (and eventually selling) shares, you need to make sure you've factored in the other costs you'll have to pay. You don't just need money for the shares you want to buy…
There are a number of fees associated with your stockbroker and the service he provides you.
The fees and charges payable on buying and selling shares
The fixe... ››› more
It's crucial you keep up to date with the goings on of the companies you invest in. One great way of looking for signals of whether good or bad times are ahead is to keep a look out for directors' dealings. They can give you vital clues on what's going on inside a company…
When directors of a company are buying or selling its shares, this could be a signal for you to follow suit points out Gar... ››› more
I've heard this question so many times this past week…
Platinum shares have come crashing down. Some of them are at lows last seen in the year 2000.
Now I'm sure Impala platinum looks attractive at R99.
But it also looked attractive at R230, R165 and R125 on its way down…
And all the while I heard people say things like "How much further can it fall?"
So are they right this time? --------... ››› more
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