2016 has been a year many will quickly forget, but for the shock results of the Brexit vote and the US elections; it was a year where many cans were kicked down the road.
Global growth remained benign and potential silver-linings have yet to gain material traction because of lingering uncertainties such as the future US foreign policy, the tensions in South East Asia, lingering debt problems i... ››› more
Investing in South Africa today is proving to be a challenge for even the best investors. We have to deal with constant attacks to our investment capital.
Scam artists, investment fees, taxes, increasing cost of living as well as political decisions both local and internationally all seem to be aligned to do one thing, eat away at the wealth we are trying so hard to build.
The current situ... ››› more
What do you do when you get money back from SARS?
I bet you celebrate by going out and spending it. After all, its money you never had, which means you can splurge on things you want, right?
Today, I'm going to tell you what you should actually do with your SARS refund.
And don't worry, this isn't about shoving it under your mattress for a rainy day. I'm going to show you how y... ››› more
On Tuesday, the World Bank announced it cut South Africa's economic growth forecast to 0.8% in 2016. Followed by the words, “The economy is flirting with stagnation if not recession”.
What's more is, the World Bank's economic outlook for South Africa is in line with the IMF's - which estimates economic growth rate to reach 0.7%.
The bottom line is your investments are at risk.
So, if ... ››› more
Not having enough money for retirement is a worry many people have.
Do you feel you don't have enough money put away? Or have you not even started making any contributions towards your retirement?
Whatever your worries about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, you can sort it out within ten years.
So how is this possible?
Read on to find out…
You just need ten ye... ››› more
Many investors tend to lose sight of what really counts when investing, especially when it comes to putting cash in the stock market.
Investors overlook the fact that true wealth is measured by your income - not your bank balance.
So what's one of the best ways to receive an income from you investment?
Hint, it's not bonds, gold or even Forex...
Investor's biggest blind spot
Dail... ››› more
Investing into current trends is a popular investment strategy. What if you could get into a trend now that's set to continue for years to come?
Think about the potential profits you could make.
So what is this trend? And how can you tap into it?
Read on to find out…
The biggest trend in centuries is just getting started
This trend started out in the early 1970s. It’s only ju... ››› more
On Tuesday, as I sat down with my morning cup of coffee, and opened the newspaper, I was greeted by an all too familiar news headline:
“Six month hold up means Eskom will battle to meet electricity demand!”
I rocked back in my chair and thought to myself, no wonder Eskom pays for advertising to tell people not to use its product.
The company just can't seem to get things right.
Now... ››› more
A recovery in the US economy means US consumers will spend much more than they have in the past couple of years.
You see, the US is the world's biggest economy by a long margin. And the more money US consumers spend, the more demand they create for goods and services from all around the world.
And right now, world markets are in an economic sweet spot.
The US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) wo... ››› more
When you invest in shares for the long-term, it's crucial that you include a number of shares that will pay you for holding them while they grow in capital. To do that, you need to look for shares that pay you a dividend. Let's look at the ins and outs of exactly what a dividend is…
When you buy shares, you take ownership of a percentage of the company. This ownership entitles you to a share o... ››› more
Investors can learn an important lesson from the fixation of the world's richest-man ever, John D. Rockefeller. He once told a friend the only thing that gave him pleasure was watching his dividends come in. And you should be following suit - here's why investing in dividends should form a key part of your investment strategy. “Savvy investors know that dividend payments are a powerful method of... ››› more
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