Investing For Income

  • The one income investment that pays you FOUR times more than the JSE
  • These days, investing for attractive income returns is extremely hard to come by. Money market funds at most pay you 7.3%. The average share on the JSE is only paying investors around 2.9% in dividends per year. And once you factor in inflation, you're basically getting nothing! But there is a way, you can invest for income and receive a return… That beats every money market ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Why you must focus on dividends if you're investing for retirement
  • Your retirement isn't going to be cheap. Chances are you're going to have a couple of decades to enjoy it. So if you're looking towards planning for retirement and want to invest on the stock market, what sort of stocks should you invest in? Read on to find out… The challenges of retirement   Funding your retirement will come down to your pension and financial assets you’v... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • How to find the best dividends
  • Dividends can account for a lot of the returns you see from your investments over the years. And high yielding stocks tend to make better long-term investments. So how can you suss out a company's dividend before you invest? Read on to find out more… Weighing up dividends with dividend cover   You have to tread cautiously when investing in shares for their dividends. Just be... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • How to ride out stock market volatility and make money from investing in shares
  • Many investors focus solely on making money in the stock market by buying low and selling high. But by focusing on share prices alone, you miss out on making returns by another way. So what should you do? Read on to find out… You have to focus on the dividends you gain from your investments When investing in shares it’s all too easy to focus on what share prices are doing an... ››› more
  • [16 July 2015]
  • Investing for income? Have a look at REITs
  • If you invest for income, you'll look at fixed-interest instruments like bonds and dividend paying stocks. What other options are there to consider? There are estate investment trusts (REITs). Read on to find out more… What are REITs? REITs are a special way to structure property holdings. In return for a property company agreeing to pass on the vast majority of its annual income ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • How to invest for income with unit trusts
  • Unit trusts provide you with an easy way to invest in a number of different assets. You can use them to invest in different types of equities, money market funds and bonds. If you're looking for a lower risk option to generate an income, unit trusts have the solution. Let's take a closer look… Investing in income funds Income funds are unit trusts that focus on generating an incom... ››› more
  • [18 May 2015]
  • Looking to supplement your income by investing? Here's how to do it…
  • Putting your money to work in investments isn't all about trying to make large capital gains. Some investors want their investments to generate an income. So how can you invest your cash to do this? Read on to find out… Planning your investments around generating an income If you’re looking for a way to supplement your existing income or to provide you with an income in later ye... ››› more
  • [16 March 2015]
  • Preference shares: One way to boost your income
  • Preference shares are a special type of share that some companies issue. On the JSE at the moment, nearly 30 companies have preference shares listed. If you're looking for income over the long-term, look to preference shares. So what is a preference share? And why invest in preference shares? Read on to uncover what you need to know… What are preference shares? Preference shares are diffe... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]



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