Investing In Shares

  • What to buy, sell and hold
  • Trump dialled down his trade war antagonism by pushing for less tariffs with Europe. This saw investors focus on other data which provided support for riskier assets like the Rand. Last week we had a positive BRICs summit, the ECB held interest rates steady, US advance GDP came out at 4.1% from 2.2% previously, and China indicated a willingness to ease monetary policy further to support domesti... ››› more
  • [02 August 2018]
  • Why you should be accumulating Dischem
  • Even though President Trump hasn't slowed down on his “Trade War” rhetoric, indicating he would levy tariffs against another $500 billion of Chinese goods, global markets are pushing higher. It's doing this on the back of positive earnings releases. We're almost a fifth of the way through Q2 earnings season and so far, 87% of US companies are beating analyst's forecasts. When considering a... ››› more
  • [26 July 2018]
  • Is this the next “Steinhoff”?
  • Back in 2015 I made a quick 56% return from Trustco Holdings. Back then, the share looked like it had a lot of promise. And had I held on, I could've made even bigger gains as the share continued rising - now sitting at R10 a share from its 2015 lows of 255c. But my reasons for selling the share were, and are still valid. The CEO sold personal assets to the company under questionable cond... ››› more
  • [11 July 2018]
  • 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]
  • Book review: How to Pick your First Winning Share
  • I've learned a fair bit over the years from writing about the financial markets, so when one of my friends asked me for some pointers on how to start her investment journey I was only too happy to help. But I found it difficult to give her a comprehensive overview of how she should go about it, the stock picking techniques she should use and how to find the best shares to invest in. This led... ››› more
  • [26 January 2016]
  • How to know when the stock market bottoms
  • If you could time a stock market bottom to perfection, you'd make a lot of money buying shares just before prices recover. But it's not as easy as that. The stock market can always fall further than you think. So if the stock market is falling, when should you start to think about buying? Read on to find out… Buying shares when the stock market is down   Buying shares whe... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • How to find the best stocks to invest in
  • There is one simple thing to focus on that will help you find the best stocks to invest in. If you'd done this in the past, you'd have amassed a small fortune from stocks. Let's take a closer look at what this simple thing is… How to pick the best stocks   One way to make money from stocks is to invest in the ones with the highest sales in their industry, Dan Ferris in Daily... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • How to profit from the four states of the stock market
  • Looking at the performance of stock markets over the long-term shows that they tend to trend upwards. Of course, there are times when the market or particular shares fall. Buying into stocks is the most obvious way of making money from the rise of the stock market, but there are opportunities to profit when the market falls too. To make the most of the stock market trends you need to underst... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Is investing in ‘fallen angels' a worthwhile investment strategy?
  • One popular and successful investment strategy is momentum investing. This involves investing in shares that are soaring in value, making the most of the current trend. Yet there are some investors who take the opposite approach to investing. This involves investing in shares that have dropped greatly in value and buying bonds downgraded to junk status. So is this fallen angels' investment s... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • 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]
  • Use these tips to increase your chances of investing in winning stocks
  • In your quest to make money from the stock market, you're always looking for ways to increase your chances of success. So how can you boost your chances of investing in great stocks? Read on to find out… Investing tip #1: Look to the future   One of the best ways to give your money the best chance of success is to buy tomorrow’s profits with a margin of safety today. You n... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • Three ways to reduce risk on the stock market
  • The stock market can be a risky place, but equally so, you have the chance to grow your wealth by putting your money to work. You can take steps to reduce the risk you take on. Read on to uncover three ways… Reducing stock market risk #1: Stay away from day trading   Day trading is the equivalent of gambling and involves a high level of risk. You should only do this with mon... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How you should go about picking a stock broker
  • If you're new to investing or not happy with your current stock broker, it's time to find a new one. So how should you go about it? Let's take a closer look… What do you want from a stock broker?   The first thing you need to determine is what you want from your stock broker.    There are generally three types of accounts on offer to pick from…   Executi... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • Return on equity: How to weigh up an investment's prospects
  • Investing is all about making money with the cash you put to work in shares. When weighing up a new investment opportunity, you want to know how hard your money is going to work for you. One way to do this is to look at return on equity. You can then use the percentage you get from this calculation to compare with other investment prospects, allowing you to make a more informed decision. So ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • The three core factors that make for a fantastic investment
  • Over the decades, analysts the world over have searched for what makes a great stock and why certain stocks outperform. Whilst certain types of stocks may have been flagged up over the years as outperformers, research shows it boils down to three factors. So what are these three factors? Read on to find out… Find shares possessing these three factors   From all the resear... ››› more
  • [02 November 2015]
  • How to win the war on investing, not the battle…
  • If you're looking to grow your wealth by investing in shares, it's easy to get too involved with what's going on with one or two particular stocks. When you invest in a share that only goes on to plummet, it's not a great experience. You hope its price is going to recover, but the truth is you need to cut it loose. This will help you to achieve your overall goal of making money out of invest... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • Why you must ignore short-term fluctuations in the stock market
  • When the stock market goes through periods of extreme volatility, it's very hard to keep positive about the shares you own. Should you bail out and wait for the volatility to subside? Or should you sit it out? Let's take a closer look… The pain of watching your shares fall in price There’s nothing worse than watching money disappear on the stock market as the price of shares you... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • Want to improve your investment strategy? Here's how you can do it…
  • Having a solid investment strategy is key to investing successfully over the years. But is your investment strategy as good as it could be? There are some core principles that you should adhere to, ways you can increase your chances of backing a winning stock and keep your emotions from interfering with your decisions. Let's take a closer look… The merits of a solid investment s... ››› more
  • [26 October 2015]
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