Invest In Shares

  • I believe this is the only way to make big money from the stock market
  • March 2009 - that was the first time I ever bought a share… It was Old Mutual. And while Old Mutual was a massive company, the 2008 financial crisis decimated it, and the share became a ‘penny stock'. I bought my first shares in the company for 603c, with the money I made from vacation work as a student at the mine I had a bursary with. I bought 990 shares with around R6,000. By No... ››› more
  • [04 October 2017]
  • Why you should re-fall-in-love with these spurned market darlings
  • Last year was a rough year for markets. The All Share Index only managed to eke out a measly 5.22%, almost a third of its long-term average return. It was also a year in which we witnessed the spectacular fall from grace of two the JSE's former market “darlings”. MTN which delivered 136.23% between 2010 and 2015, ended the year down -36%, after getting smashed on the news of its Nigerian ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • How to find out if you're ready to start investing in shares
  • If you want to start investing, you'll need to have some cash to put to work on the stock market. So how can you find out if you have enough money to start investing? Read on to find out… Working out if you have the money to invest in shares There are a few things you need to consider when deciding whether or not you’re going to start investing in shares. You’ll need to ha... ››› more
  • [27 January 2016]
  • Why you should invest in shares
  • By investing in shares, you take on more risk than if you bought another asset class such as bonds. But driving people to take on more risk on the stock market is the chance of future gains. So does the stock market reward investors for taking on this extra risk? And is investing in shares worth it? Let's take a closer look… Why shares make investors money   One of the mo... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • The shares to buy to create long-term wealth on the stock market
  • Focusing too much on the short-term performance of your investments can have a detrimental effect on your long-term returns. By chasing returns, you just end up jumping from investment to another investment. So how can you boost your long-term wealth building potential on the stock market? Read on to find out… Invest in shares with certain strategic advantages You can learn a l... ››› more
  • [30 July 2015]
  • How much money do you need to buy shares?
  • If you want to buy shares, you need to have an adequate amount of money to invest. If you have a small amount to invest, you may struggle to open a broker account. And the costs and fees associated with investing will have a bigger impact than if you invested a larger sum. So if you want to start investing in shares, how much do you need? Read on to find out… The minimum amount of... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • Want to invest in shares? Here's why you need a stock broker
  • If you're interested in investing in shares, you need a stock broker. So what is the role of a stock broker? Why do you need to buy and sell shares through one? And how can you open an account with a stock broker? Read on to find out… What a stock broker does If you want to invest in shares, the first thing you’ll need to do is open an account with a stock broker. You can’t do... ››› more
  • [02 February 2015]
  • How to find a stock broker to invest in shares
  • If you want to invest on the stock market, you can't just phone up the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and ask to buy some shares. You have to go through a stock broker. A stock broker acts as the intermediary between you and the stock market. So if you want to invest in shares, how can you find a stock broker? And how can you open an account? Read on to find out… How to find a stock ... ››› more
  • [08 January 2015]
  • Stockbrokers uncovered: Everything you need to know to about buying and selling shares
  • 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
  • [14 July 2014]
  • Stock market uncovered: Why you should invest in shares
  • As an investor, there are many different financial instruments available for you to invest in. You could opt for unit trusts. You could buy retail bonds. Or you could invest in shares. So what is a share? And why should you invest in them? Let's take a closer look… The ins and outs of shares As its name suggests, a share is a share or part of a company. When you invest in shares you become a... ››› more
  • [29 April 2014]
  • Two reasons why you should invest in shares
  • Whilst investing in the stock market is probably not going to make you rich overnight, over the long-term it can grow your wealth. When you invest in shares, you can benefit in two ways. You can benefit from a rising share price. And you can benefit from dividend payments. Let's take a closer look… ****************************************************** Why would a tiny South African stock in ... ››› more
  • [22 April 2014]
  • Invest in shares on the cheap with these three strategies
  • If you're a value investor, you're looking for beaten down companies trading at value prices. There are a number of different ways to uncover the best undervalued companies trading at the best prices with the best potential. Here are three common strategies you could try out… ****************************************************** Get a 72 hour head-start on everyone else… Let TV show pun... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • The pros and cons of using ROCE to invest in shares
  • When it comes to trying to unearth great companies listed on the stock market, investors are always looking for easy ways to spot could-be winning shares. One tool that you may find a handy addition to your investor toolkit is ROCE or return on capital employed. The calculation can flag up potentially great companies, but it has its downfalls too. Let's take a closer look at using ROCE to invest i... ››› more
  • [15 April 2014]
  • The drawbacks of using the PE ratio when you invest in shares
  • When investors search for shares to invest in, one popular ratio to look at is a company's price earnings (PE) ratio. The PE ratio can be a good indicator of whether a share is cheap or expensive. But the PE ratio doesn't reveal whether a share is good value. The PE ratio has its flaws. Let's take a closer look at some of these… The earnings side of the PE ratio To calculate the PE ratio, y... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
  • Fight your instincts: Hold onto your shares hitting all-time highs
  • If some of the shares you own are performing very well, it can be hard to feel overly happy about it. Yes you're happy the share is performing. But in the same breath you want to sell and run. You don't want to let go of that potential profit. So what should you do if your shares are hitting all-time highs? You need to keep calm and hold on. Let's take a look at why… New highs are good news ... ››› more
  • [03 April 2014]
  • How to divvy up your cash into your long-term portfolio
  • When you're building your portfolio for the long-term, you need to make sure that you have an efficient system for investing. If you work out your personal minimum investment (PMI) it can make the whole task much easier. Read on to find out how to divvy up your cash into your long-term portfolio... Before we go any further, make sure you know your PMI, explains Tom Dyson in Palm Beach Letter... ... ››› more
  • [16 October 2013]
  • A first-timer's guide to investing in shares
  • If you've never done it before, the idea of buying and selling shares in individual companies can seem a little daunting. But the truth is that investing in shares has never been easier, or cheaper, for private investors. Read on to find out how to invest in shares… Competition and the internet have driven prices down to the point where even investors with fairly modest amounts to invest can e... ››› more
  • [04 September 2013]
  • Use a stop loss and stick with it!
  • When you invest in shares it's vital you set a stop loss so you know when it's time to exit a share. But what level should you set your stop loss at? Read on to find out more about stop losses and what level you should set them at… A good rule of thumb is to sell when your investment has lost 25% of its value. This percentage can vary depending on the type of share and your own appetite for... ››› more
  • [31 July 2013]
  • Four reasons to invest in shares
  • Not quite sure if investing in the stock market is for you? Read on to discover what the advantages are and how investing in shares can make you financially better off… Want to make more money without having to work harder? Then you should think about investing in the stock market! Here are four reasons to start buying and selling shares on the stock market, as explained by Gareth Stokes... ››› more
  • [14 June 2013]
  • Look to high Beta shares to profit from the bull market
  • The dollar is strengthening, which means the expected bull market is returning. This is great news for investors who'll be looking to bank maximum profits from the bull market. One of the best ways to do this is to look for higher beta shares as these tend to outperform the market when the market is running higher. Read on to discover how to put high Beta shares to good use. 2013 has been called t... ››› more
  • [05 February 2013]



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