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
I'm proud to announce that we have re-vamped the InvestorsClub.co.za for 2015.
If you don't know by now…
The InvestorsClub.co.za is a fantastic domain where you can ask any of your burning questions to expert traders and investors. And the best news is, you'll get a guaranteed answer.
So, before you go and enjoy the weekend, let me take you on a journey and show you the new and improve... ››› more
Short-selling (profiting from the fall in a share's price) is an essential part of any trader's weaponry. And it's no more difficult that buying shares, thanks to derivatives like spread trading and single stock futures. Here's how it works…
Volatile markets, just like we’re experiencing at the moment, can cause investors a lot of headaches and financial pain. But to traders, it’s just ano... ››› more
When you say the words “investing in property”, most people only think about buying a home - or maybe even a holiday home - and watching it appreciate as the property market runs.
Few people ever truly think about the idea of using property as an income-producing investment... They think this is a time-consuming, difficult way to make extra cash.
But the truth is, it's not.
In fact, ... ››› more
With Internet and mobile banking fraud on the rise, South Africans are getting increasingly nervous about how well companies are protecting their personal details. Luckily, Government's taking steps to help - and they should come into effect later this year…
Sick and tired of receiving phishing scams by email or SMSs from ruthless fraudsters looking to steal your money? What about those annoy... ››› more
If you've dabbled with trading you'll know the importance of discipline. And spread trading is no different. While spread trading lures you in with the prospect of quick gains, quick losses can be just as easy to make but are more difficult to swallow. Read on to uncover the seven golden rules of spread trading that'll get you on the right path to profits…
Before leaping in and starting to tra... ››› more
The rand may have gained slightly against the dollar today after setting a new four year low on Friday, but it's not enough. The rand's future is looking bleak. Not only is this bad for the South African economy, it's bad for your pocket too. Let's look at what's going on… Friday saw the rand hitting a new four year low against the dollar amidst market jitters. “South Africa’s trade deficit ... ››› more
Last week, we reported that Phuthuma Nhleko had succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as CEO of local telecommunications powerhouse MTN. Now comes news that not everyone is as happy with Nhleko's appointment as everyone assumed. Here's why you shouldn't be listening to the naysayers…
MTN has come under fire for its decision to appoint former CEO Phuthuma Nhleko as its new chairman.
Th... ››› more
“Over-indebtedness of ordinary South Africans seems to be spiralling out of control,” reports Fin24. This comes after a recent debt survey done by the media group showed that just 2.06% of the more than 32,000 respondents have no debt. If you're one of them - you need to take action before it's too late.
“While the National Credit Act managed to buffer the effect of the last recession on ... ››› more
Many investors rely heavily on a company's PE ratio before making a decision to invest in a company. This one number can highlight a potential winner, but if used wrongly, this share ratio analysis can lead to investing disaster. That's why before you buy your next share, you need to know how to recognise PE warning signs. Read on to discover four pitfalls of the PE ratio…
The PE ratio tells y... ››› more
It's not just Eskom that's worried about keeping the lights on in South Africa. Global search engine, Google, has made it a top priority as well. Last Thursday, the group announced its first renewable energy investment in Africa. Here's how it'll affect you…
Google is ”making sure the lights (and your Android phone) stays on, by having invested a cool $12 million (R103 million) in the Jaspe... ››› more
“Food prices up 49% in five years!” That's the shocking headline South Africans awoke to this morning. Why shocking? Because while many of us have complained about ever rising food prices over the past few years - knowing the actual number just makes our fears more real. Now, analyst warn that food inflation figures are about to increase even more sharply. And the weak rand is to blame.
"On... ››› more
In today's marketplace, there's a wide range of financial instruments you can use to create a balanced portfolio. Bonds form part of these instruments. Bonds are known for their stability and predictability of returns. But there's more to bonds than just this. Read on to find out the three advantages of investing in bonds can give your investment portfolio.
If you’re looking for an investment... ››› more
Investment expert Gavin Fourie believes we're standing on the precipice. “There's a new commodity coming to the fore and we're only 20 years away from being able to trade its futures on all major financial markets.” Read on to discover why water scarcity offers you a great investment opportunity…
If you think water is an extremely abundant resource and has no significant value, you’re w... ››› more
If you always thought gold was your top investment option, you're sorely mistaken. While gold and fine wine prices have tracked each other in the past ten years, they're now diverging, with fine wine taking the lead as global demand rises. Here's why wine's a golden investment choice…
Wine market tracker Liv-ex has seen prices more than double in almost five years.
That’... ››› more
Consumers who've been battling with ever-rising inflation breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, when Statistics SA said that producer price inflation (PPI) had eased to 5.4% in April, compared to 5.7% in March. But don't forget the rand's weakened drastically this month, which could undo this progress…
Statistics SA announced on Thursday that the annual percentage change in the PPI for ... ››› more
You'd have to be on a severely restricted media diet to have missed the news that the rand breached R10/$ yesterday. Many are saying President Zuma's speech on unrest in the labour sector and poor economic growth data are the main culprits for this latest spurt of rand weakening, but the rand's been weakening for a while now… Here's how it'll affect your spending.
Following President J... ››› more
At the budget vote during a national assembly earlier this week, South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says we shouldn't listen to the naysayers; citing many reasons why investors should be optimistic about the local mining sector. While admitting to the impact of the violent strikes, Shabangu spoke of various positives for investors to keep in mind. But investors are running sca... ››› more
Investment scams are rapidly on the increase and you need to guard yourself against these all the time. In fact “gullible investors pump a lot of money every year into dubious financial schemes, often based offshore, only to discover later they've been had,” says The South African Investor. Read on to discover six warning signs you should look out for to avoid falling into the trap of investme... ››› more
Author of Fear, Greed and the Stock Market, Gareth Stokes, says the buying and selling of shares isn't the hard part. It's choosing the winning share that requires the real effort. Read on to discover a technique you can use to screen shares you're interested in so you can make sure they're winners.
Let’s say you were listening to the budget speech and you heard finance minister, Pravin Gordh... ››› more
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