Have you ever heard of the saying, “Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it?”
Well, humans can learn valuable lessons by looking back at historical events, but choose not to.
And in many cases, we tend to repeat history and make the same mistakes.
Think about how many financial decisions we've made that ended up in economic disaster.
For example, the deci... ››› more
“Francois, our neighbour wants to sell his house. We'd like to build a little property nest egg of our own. Should we buy his property?”
That's a question I received from a family member over the holidays.
I'm sure you've been faced with a similar situation.
Looking at a property that's for sale and wondering whether it would be a good idea to buy it and get started with your very own... ››› more
Three years ago, I walked into the FSPInvest boardroom. Seated at the freshly polished mahogany table in front of me were six specially selected investment interns. These were some of the brightest investment minds the management team at FSPInvest could find in South Africa.
They just passed a rigorous interview process that earned them the right to be an intern at the FSP Invest office. All o... ››› more
You've probably heard the famous story of how Warren Buffett grew Berkshire & Hathaway into a multibillion dollar business. Or how the king of value investing, Benjamin Graham conquered the US stock market through the Great Depression.
But have you heard of the investor who managed to earn $19 million for his fund in just one year?
An investor who also managed to outperform the stock mark... ››› more
You invest on the stock market to build your wealth.
But if you focus too much on the daily goings on, you can end up fighting with the market rather than making profits from it.
One of the key investment principles you have to bear in mind is that the market rises over time.
Read on to find out how you can make the most of this investment principle and make money from it…
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Before you start investing your money, you should have a strategy in place.
By sticking to a strategy, you're less likely to make mistakes with your investments and give your money the best chance of growth.
So what principles should you include in your investment strategy?
Read on to find out…
Investment strategy principle #1: Asset allocation and rebalancing
When putting toge... ››› more
Investing all comes down to being good at it. Invest in the right companies with the best future potential and you stand the best chance at making money.
So what's the best way to go about doing that?
Look to the best investors the world has to offer.
Read on to uncover the three principles that the world's greatest investors share…
How to become a better investor
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With the barrage of advertising out there from financial companies, you'd think that managing your own money was an extremely difficult task.
The fact is: It isn't.
So what's the best way to manage your own money?
Read on to find out what investment great Warren Buffett has to say about it…
You can manage your own money effectively and profitably
If investors never used financ... ››› more
With the onset of a new year, it's a great time to have a look at the investment and trading principles you follow. If you're a short-term trader, your investment principles will be different to those of a long-term investor. With that in mind, read on to discover four short-term trading principles from a technical standpoint…
When it comes to your trading principles, you should review these a... ››› more
There are some things in this world that stay relevant no matter how many years they've been around. The same can be true about investments. If there is a stock market correction, there are certain principles you should stick to. Read on to uncover what to do if there's a stock market correction…
Here are three investment principles to stick to if the stock market corrects, Marc Lichtenfeld in... ››› more
Warren Buffett became the second wealthiest man in the US (with $58.5 billion) by investing with one simple principle: He only invests in businesses he understands, and at prices so cheap that there's plenty of margin for safety if things go wrong. Read on to find out how you can also invest like Warren Buffett using his simple yet powerful philosophy…
Warren Buffett has built a fortune based ... ››› more
When it comes to making yourself richer by investing on the stock market, you can increase your chances by sticking to some simple rules. Read on to find out how you can become richer…
There are a few investment principles that if you stick to, you will see the benefits reflected in your investing, Alex Green explains in Investment U…
You need to cure your knowledge deficit, hold realisti... ››› more
Before you start building your investment portfolio, it's vital that you bear some essential investment principles in mind. By remembering these key points, you'll be in a better position to profit over the long term. Let's take a closer look at the essential investment principles you need to apply to build your portfolio…
Being successful in the stock market isn’t as easy as buying a handfu... ››› more
Warren Buffett is probably the most recognised investor of all time. He has achieved success in the stock markets like no other. And even in his eighties, Warren Buffett remains a prolific investor. To try and achieve even a fraction of Buffett's success on the stock markets, here are three investment values to include in your investment strategy…
Warren Buffett is, without a doubt, the most i... ››› more
“Warren Buffett is one of the great role models for investors. His approach is one based solely on commonsense,” says Investment Expert Joss Smith in The South African Investor. As the most influential investment mind of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Buffett is definitely worth listening to. Here are three of his investment principles you can use in your own investment portfolio.
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