Investment Mistakes

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • “What's a good share for me to buy right now?”
  • I'm amazed over and over again by how naïve and trusting people are... If I could have a cent for every person who'd asked me “What's a good share for me to buy right now?” I'd never have to work ever again. It's quite concerning that some investors believe they'll be able to make quick and easy money by asking a total stranger what share to buy! If you aren't prepared to make your... ››› more
  • [09 June 2016]
  • Do you make these two common investment mistakes?
  • Last week I met with some friends at a dinner party in Sandton. The conversation, as it always does turned to investing. I didn't say much during the conversation but I was quite concerned when i realised that my friends were making two common investment mistakes. They were making these two investment mistakes in a different way. Which is why, today I'd like to show you two common invest... ››› more
  • [26 May 2016]
  • Investing for attractive returns could be an investor's worst mistake…
  • Recently I came across an article on MoneyWeb with the headline, “Preference share offering 14.5%”. Preference shares returning 14.5%? I've only really seen a preference share offer investors around 10% and that's Grindrod, which is a solid proven company. So I was sceptical when I read this headline and I immediately investigated how this investment was offering such a good yield. ... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • Do you make these two common investment mistakes?
  • I get many questions from readers every day. And, lately I've noticed a couple trends - investors tend to make the same mistakes, in different ways. Which is why, today I'd like to show you two common investment mistakes - and a plan you can follow to make sure you never make them again! Investment Mistake #1 – Investors bet the bank when they shouldn’t!   Penny Shares can go up... ››› more
  • [16 February 2016]
  • How to put your investment mistakes to good use
  • If you've been investing for a few years, it's unlikely that you haven't made one or two bad investments. It happens to the best investors. After all, investing comes with risks. So how can you stop yourself from making these mistakes again with your investment choices? There is one effective way of ensuring you don't make the same mistake twice investing. Read on to find out what it is... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Financial planning mistakes to avoid at any age
  • When it comes to financial planning, we're not always as qualified as we might think to make the smartest decisions. We all want to increase our wealth and make smart financial decisions, yet we keep making the same mistakes over and over again. Such mistakes prevent us from achieving true wealth and maximizing our investments. Here are some top financial planning mistakes to avoid making. ... ››› more
  • [14 July 2014]
  • The five biggest investment mistakes to avoid
  • There are five common mistakes that cause investors to suffer big losses. And if you can avoid these errors, you could lower or eliminate your losses. Read on to find out more… If you avoid making big investment mistakes and apply a bit of common sense, you will limit your losses. Avoid these investing errors at all costs What follows is a list of the five biggest mistakes most ordinary ... ››› more
  • [21 August 2013]
  • Four terrible offshore investing mistakes you must avoid
  • Offshore investment continues to be one of the best options for stable and reliable investment returns. But did you know that making just one of these four dreadful offshore investment mistakes can make your entire portfolio tank? If you’re thinking of venturing into offshore investments, you must avoid these crucial mistakes that newbies often make. Don’t let a little problem become a big l... ››› more
  • [12 July 2013]
  • Here's how to avoid costly investment mistakes
  • You've probably heard the expression ‘fools rush in'. This expression is usually used to refer to the actions of the young and in love to define how their rational thought process is overruled by emotion. Well, “the same can be said of the gullible investor's reaction to an obvious investment scam,” warns Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market. Here's how you can steer clear of co... ››› more
  • [16 May 2013]
  • These four bad habits are hindering your investment success
  • The most important aspect of building a strong, solid investment portfolio is to learn from other investor's mistakes as well as your own and not to repeat them. By doing this, “you'll fall into the realm of the ‘smart' investor, which is exactly where you want to be,” says Investment Expert Gareth Stokes. Read on to discover four investment destroying habits you must avoid. As an investo... ››› more
  • [08 May 2013]
  • Why you shouldn't over-react to the day to day changes in share prices
  • If you're new to investing, you might be tempted to check the share price of your investments every day. But the truth is, says Francois Joubert, Chief Investment Analyst for Red Hot Penny Shares, if you're investing for the long-term, you shouldn't pay too much attention to your investment's daily fluctuations. It could be one of the biggest investment mistakes you make. Here's why… “It’... ››› more
  • [26 February 2013]



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