Investing

  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part one
  • Right now, we are living through a revolution in money - the cryptocurrency revolution. I'm sure by now, you already know the potential of cryptocurrencies and how they're minting new millionaires every day. The more mainstream cryptos have become, the more people have started to take interest in it. In fact, over the past year or so, plenty of South African's have invested in cryptos and ... ››› more
  • [13 April 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part Six
  • Okay. So you've got in, bought some cryptos, hopefully seen your profits increase and now cashed out for a sizeable gain. The only thing left to do, before you go spending all that money, is pay your taxes. I know this is not the most exciting part of the guide, but it's potentially the most important. You don't want SARS to come knocking at your door, because you didn't pay any tax. ... ››› more
  • [26 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part five
  • You've decided you want to invest in cryptocurrencies. You've opened an account with a cryptocurrency exchange. You've deposited your money and bought some Bitcoin, Ethereum or another cryptocurrency. Now how do you make sure your cryptos are secure and stored safely? Well, before I tell you, you need to know that storing cryptos isn't like storing cash. There are no intermediaries... ››› more
  • [20 March 2018]
  • I have R6,000 and want to start investing - but I know NOTHING of shares
  • I received a letter from Louis recently: “Hi Francois,   I have saved R6,000 in the last six months, and while I want to continue this savings I want my money to start growing as well.   I realise I won’t necessarily make thousands from the get-go, but I want to become more knowledgeable about investing, and start making money for my retirement one day.   I want... ››› more
  • [08 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part two
  • Welcome to the second part of my “Beginner's guide to investing in crypto”. Last week, in part one, I covered… The number one rule for crypto investing One type of crypto   The best ways to research cryptos. If you haven’t caught up on part one yet, you can read it here.   Today, we’ll cover more about the different types of cryptos and why you w... ››› more
  • [26 February 2018]
  • The JSE's ‘honeymoon' phase is taking shares higher, how long will it last?
  • I can remember my honeymoon like yesterday. We were crazy in love. And for months afterward this euphoric phase continued. I could make no mistake in her eyes, nor she in mine. Everything was perfect. Then suddenly reality struck. Our first big fight after getting married. And suddenly we realized being married is tough, and the good times go hand in hand with the tough ones…... ››› more
  • [25 January 2018]
  • The 5 most important tactics to buy property at the best price possible
  • I'm sure you've heard it before - but you make money on a property the day you buy it. That's because a good price means the rental income yield will be attractive, and it means your selling price can be competitive - whilst still raking in a profit. That's why your homework before buying a property - and the negotiation process to buy the property are the single most important things you ... ››› more
  • [17 November 2017]
  • This is one of the most common investor mistakes
  • Today I want to explain one of the biggest mistakes investor's make. It has nothing to do with what you invest in, where you invest or how much you invest. It goes much deeper than that. It's got to do with your emotions and behaviour. The fact is, every investor experiences it at some point. And if you keep doing it, you're guaranteed to lose a fortune. Let me explain…   ------... ››› more
  • [30 October 2017]
  • Three ways to identify the ‘Double Your Money' shares from value traps
  • What if I told you there's a way to find shares that consistently outperform the market? Sounds too good to be true. But the fact is, fourteen shares I invested in between 2010 and 2016 provided me with returns outstripping 100% each…. In their 2013 paper titled “Fundamental Based Market Strategies”, Dr Angelo Aspris (research leader), Sean Foley, (researcher), Nigel Finch, and Z... ››› more
  • [18 October 2017]
  • How to create an offshore nest egg in three easy steps
  • Over the last year, the one question I have been asked more than any other is… “How do I invest offshore?” Today, I'm going to answer that question and show you how to invest offshore in three easy steps… The Bitcoin Lie: Discover what could really happen to cryptos in the next 12 months and beyond… Click here now to claim your FREE copy.   Step #1: Determine how ... ››› more
  • [28 September 2017]
  • Four things I wish I'd known before I started investing in property
  • I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment. But since then I've learnt a lot. Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then. The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things. ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The “Fool's Ratio” - Use it to spot the most profitable undervalued growth stocks
  • 23 years ago, two brothers, David and Tom Gardner, founded and built one of the world's greatest investment communities - The Motley Fool. Reaching millions of people every month through a website, books and the newspaper, they give independent financial and investment ideas to help ordinary investors make a lot of money. But these brothers are more than this. They've published best-selli... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Five warning signs to spot “dead companies walking”
  • There are many widely available tools, tricks and techniques that will help you spot good businesses that are likely to increase in value. But do you know how to spot companies that are going bust? Well if there's one person who does, it's Scott Fearon. An extremely successful money manager, Scott Fearon has shorted more than 200 companies that eventually ended up at zero. And spotting th... ››› more
  • [22 September 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
  • [22 September 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
  • [22 September 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
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Warning: This type of investor's behaviour will destroy your wealth…
  • Since 28 December 2016, the JSE has rallied around 6%. Some investors or analysts will say it's just erased the losses from last year. But many will say the strong rally will continue delivering even more returns. Whether or not that's true, it would be no surprise to now see investors pile money into the stock market. And if you're one of those investors, that have been waiting pa... ››› more
  • [22 September 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
  • [22 September 2017]
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