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  • The proven five-step strategy ANY first time investor can use to buy their first share
  • When I began investing, I used to buy and sell shares without even knowing exactly what the company did. And my game plan couldn't have been more straightforward: If the share was moving higher, I bought it. If the share was falling, I sold it. I simply didn't care about the economics of a company. This wasn't much of a strategy though. In some cases, it would work but it certainly never g... ››› more
  • [13 February 2017]
  • The most important investment decision you can make, in two minutes
  • Please don't let your portfolio fall because of this single mistake… In 2014, I got a mail from an investor: “Francois, I'm not investing in a single investment recommendation of yours again. I've bought Mr Price shares with my whole portfolio. And at the rate it's going now, I'll retire in a few short years. I bought Mr Price at R136 in February, and now that it's August, the sha... ››› more
  • [07 February 2017]
  • Four fantastic currency pairs and when to trade them Currency #4
  • It's been a fascinating journey over the last few weeks. You've seen why I enjoy trading these currency pairs the most: AUD/USD USD/JPY GBP/USD Today, I'm going to reveal my fourth favourite currency pair. Let's get to it… Currency Pair #4: The Swiss Franc (USD/CHF)   The USD/CHF is an abbreviation for the U.S dollar against the Swiss Franc. This is the official legal t... ››› more
  • [26 January 2017]
  • 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
  • [25 January 2017]
  • How to shield your portfolio against this one type of risk
  • No one can accurately predict where the markets will go in 2017. The fact is, the markets become volatile in times of uncertainty. And when the markets become volatile, there's a good chance your investments could decrease in value. This is simply known as market risk. The main causes of market risk are recessions, political turmoil, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Or even sm... ››› more
  • [23 January 2017]
  • If you make one investing New Year's resolution, make it this…
  • Consider this… From 2013 to 2015, South Africa's listed property sector has achieved a 17% annual average return. Over the same period, that's: Five times more than what SA bonds returned Three times more than what SA cash returned 3% better return than what SA equities has achieved But the many investors who allocated a large portion of their wealth into listed property in 201... ››› more
  • [11 January 2017]
  • Is the Proverbial Christmas Market Rally likely to happen this year?
  • In the past 24 months the JSE All share index has been unable to lift itself out of its sideways channel. In the last two years it only managed to deliver a 1% move for investors. The trading environment in the local market has been tough to say the least. There has been a slew of socio-political upheavals, both internationally and locally, that have negatively affected the market. With j... ››› more
  • [29 November 2016]
  • Five market movements - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • JSE All Share marginally positive, up 0,7% After several volatile weeks, due to policy uncertainty, some calm appears to have returned to the markets. The JSE All Share Index was up 0,7% last week. Resources were down 3%, while Industrial's up 1,8% and Financials' up 2,5% lifted the markets overall. Brent Crude up 5% Russia indicated it would support a cut in output if adopted by Opec. Ma... ››› more
  • [23 November 2016]
  • The 6th major asset bubble crash is coming in 2017…
  • You have to go back more than 400 years where the first major “asset bubble” happened. Between November 1636 and May 1637, tulip prices soared 20-fold, before plunging 99%. Then from January 1720 to June, the second major asset bubble occurred also known as the South Sea Bubble. Shares from UK-based South Sea company surged more than eight-fold from £128 to £1,050, before collapsing... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • For contrarian investors only…
  • On most days, you read the financial news and more than likely, you'll read negative headlines. Maybe it's a new crisis in the Eurozone; an “imminent bond crash”; or maybe it's the Rand crashing again. Whatever it may be, it's no surprise to hear many investors keeping their cash away from the markets right now. But as the saying goes, “out of crisis comes opportunity”. And today ... ››› more
  • [07 November 2016]
  • The BEST investment to own during and after a market crash
  • Here's a simple question… What do you think is the best investment to own during and after a market crash? Well, logic will tell you that safe haven assets like gold and silver should be number one on your list, as investors flee to protect their portfolios. Even government bonds will spring to mind as investors seek guaranteed income. But this is far from the truth. In fact,... ››› more
  • [11 October 2016]
  • Broker Picks of the Week!
  • Singa Gungqisa, Portfolio Manager at Rand Swiss gives you an exclusive look into what he'd consider a buy this week and which shares you need to take out of your portfolio...   Three stocks to buy right now   Aspen Pharmacare APN.J –The group is very busy setting up businesses and partnering with local firms in Asia pacific where the scope for growth is high in the nutrition segment. ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2016]
  • The secret to long-term wealth…
  • Investors will search high and low to discover the real secret to what generates wealth in the long term. Today I'm going to tell you the answer is simple. Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and well-known market commentator, Jeremy Siegel did a comprehensive study to discover the best investments over 188 years. And what he found proved, that one particular asset outp... ››› more
  • [29 August 2016]
  • Eight reasons you won't have enough to retire - Here's what you need to do right now!
  • You won't have enough money to retire. I know I sound like the harbinger of doom, but it's a reality that you and most South Africans need to face up to. Now you might be asking, why am I saying this about you? Well, I am only looking at the statistics. The Financial Planning Institute of South Africa says less than a quarter of South Africans can afford to retire. If you think that's ... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • This market is crashing spectacularly - avoid it for now
  • Car sales are crashing. Since 2014 they've been in a straight downtrend. In fact, the latest figures from July 2016 show a drop of 17% (9,222 less vehicles) in vehicles sold compared to July 2015.   -------------------- Advertisement --------------------   Discover the explosive profit secret that could see you banking gains of 200%, 300% or even 500% in as little as 2 years  ... ››› more
  • [04 August 2016]
  • Former US Federal Reserve Chairman reveals the cure to the next global economic crisis
  • Remember Alan Greenspan? He was the former US Federal Reserve Chairman from 1986 to 2006. A corrupt, but smart man, who was responsible for pumping endless supply of dollars to “stimulate” the US economy to no avail. Well, in a recent interview after the Brexit referendum he had this to say: “This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like i... ››› more
  • [04 August 2016]
  • It's never too late to kick-start your “automatic-income machine” portfolio
  • Wouldn't it be a nice for a change, to see consistent income flowing in your account instead of out? I'm talking about the kind of income that could help you: • Pay off debts • Supercharge your retirement • Build the wealth you need to live the lifestyle you want Basically do whatever you want, when you want - with no money worries. The kind of income that comes streaming in no m... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • One of the most attractive investment options for low-risk investors right now
  • The other day, while making my morning coffee, a work colleague asked me about an opportunity to earn an 11.5% return on a fixed-term bond investment. And she wasn't talking about RSA Government Retail Bonds. She was talking about investing in a Participation Bond Fund, specifically the FedGroup Participation Bond Fund. When you invest in a Participation Bond Fund, money is pooled with oth... ››› more
  • [21 July 2016]
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