Preference Shares

  • The one income investment that pays you FOUR times more than the JSE
  • These days, investing for attractive income returns is extremely hard to come by. Money market funds at most pay you 7.3%. The average share on the JSE is only paying investors around 2.9% in dividends per year. And once you factor in inflation, you're basically getting nothing! But there is a way, you can invest for income and receive a return… That beats every money market ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • 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]
  • Boost your dividend yield by investing in shares with a bit of a difference
  • You can make money two ways by investing in shares. Firstly, by buying at one price and selling at a higher price. And secondly, by receiving dividends from the companies you invest in. So what if there was a way you could boost the yield you receive from dividends that doesn't carry the same amount of risk as investing in ordinary dividend paying shares? Well you can, by investing in pr... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • Looking for an income from your shares? Consider preference shares…
  • When you decide to invest your money, one thing you must consider is the risk you take on. You can opt for shares, which come with risks. There's the chance a company could go bust or not perform as you expect. You could consider a ‘safer' option by investing in bonds. But the yields from bonds may underperform the returns from shares. So is there something that lies in between these tw... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • About the company: RECM and Calibre Ltd Preference Shares [JSE:RACP]
  • RECM and Calibre is a long-term investment company. The company's preference shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: RECM and Calibre Limited Preference Shares Short name: RAC Prefs Ticker: RACP Sector: Debt – preference shares Five top facts about RECM and Calibre Fact #1: Preference shares are a mixture of equity and debt. They have many characteristi... ››› more
  • [19 May 2015]
  • About the company: Nedbank Ltd Preference Shares [JSE:NBKP]
  • Nedbank specialises in banking services. The company's preference shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Nedbank Limited Preference Shares Short name: Nedbank-P Ticker: NBKP Sector: Debt – preference shares Five top facts about Nedbank Preference Shares Fact #1: Preference shares are a mixture of equity and debt. They have many characteristics of ordin... ››› more
  • [11 May 2015]
  • About the company: BK One Ltd Preference Shares [JSE:BK1P]
  • BK One invests in different companies in the development and growth sectors of private equity. The company's preference shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: BK One Limited Preference Shares Short name: BK Prefs Ticker: BK1P Sector: Debt – preference shares Five top facts about BK One Preference Shares Fact #1: Preference shares are a mixture of equit... ››› more
  • [22 April 2015]
  • About the company: Absa Bank Ltd Preference Shares [JSE:ABSP]
  • Absa Bank specialises in retail, business, corporate and investment banking services. The company's preference shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Absa Bank Limited Preference Shares Short name: Absabank-P Ticker: ABSP Sector: Debt – preference shares Five top facts about Absa Bank Preference Shares Fact #1: Preference shares are a mixture of equity... ››› more
  • [15 April 2015]
  • How to invest in preference shares
  • If you're looking for an income stream, have you considered investing in preference shares? Preference shares combine the plus sides of equities and bonds into one financial instrument. As a preference shareholder, you rank higher up the list for dividend payment to ordinary shareholders. When you buy preference shares, you're effectively lending money to the company the shares are in. T... ››› more
  • [12 November 2014]
  • The benefits of investing in preference shares
  • When it comes to investing, you may think that you have to decide between investing in shares and investing in bonds. But what if there was an investment that combined shares and bonds to give you the benefits of both? That's where preference shares come in. So what are preference shares? And what are the benefits of investing in them? Let's take a closer look… What are prefere... ››› more
  • [10 November 2014]
  • Preference shares: One way to boost your income
  • Preference shares are a special type of share that some companies issue. On the JSE at the moment, nearly 30 companies have preference shares listed. If you're looking for income over the long-term, look to preference shares. So what is a preference share? And why invest in preference shares? Read on to uncover what you need to know… What are preference shares? Preference shares are diffe... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Where to find the highest yielding dividend stocks
  • If you're investing for income, then a high yield is an essential part of your strategy. So what stocks can you look to for high yields? One option is to concentrate on preference shares. Many investors like the idea of investing in preference shares as they come with a guaranteed dividend. Something ordinary shares don't offer. Let's take a closer look at these high yielding dividend shares… ... ››› more
  • [04 April 2014]
  • Preference shares: An unusual source of investment income
  • If you're looking for an alternative way to generate an income, then preference shares might be what you're looking for. If you like the idea of investing for dividends, but want to do this is a less risky way, preference shares offer you this alternative. Let's take a closer look at preference shares, an unusual source of investment income... Many private investors have never heard of prefe... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • 4 ways to prepare for your golden years
  • It is hard to make time to sort things out for later in your life, but it is worth taking the time now. You might have overlooked crucial aspects that you need to deal with. Read on to find out four ways to prepare for your golden years… There’s no time like the present to start preparing for your golden years, the team of experts at The South African Investor explain… Four things that ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2013]
  • You need this Retirement Survival Strategy…
  • Interest rates around the world are at record low levels. This is actively destroying the livelihood of retirees. Read on to find the strategy to survive in a low interest rate environment… This Retirement Survival Strategy will help you weather the low yield income storm, reveals Warren Jeffery, Chairman of The South African Investor. Four easy ways to help you generate income from your in... ››› more
  • [06 August 2013]
  • There's more to the stock market than ‘ordinary' shares
  • When people buy shares on the stock market, they usually purchase ‘ordinary shares'. But there are other types of shares available to invest in. Read on to find out more… The bulk of the shares traded on the JSE are ‘ordinary’ shares. But you’ll also see ‘preference’ shares and debentures listed. The different shares available for you to invest in Let’s have a closer look a... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • Revealed: The one share that's ‘GUARANTEED' to pay you a dividend
  • When you buy shares on the stock market, some companies pay a dividend, but there are no guarantees - except in this one case. You see, when you invest in preference shares, you have ‘preference' over ordinary shareholders to receive your dividend and that means your pay-out is guaranteed. Here's the inside story… Essentially, a preference share is a mixture of debt and equity. This is be... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]
  • Five types of preference shares you can invest in
  • Whiles ordinary shares are the most common type of stock, the other type of share you'll encounter in your investing activities is the preference share. Read on to find out about the different types of preference shares you can invest in… A preference share is mix of equity and debt. “It has most of the same characteristics of an ordinary share, like bar voting rights, but carries a ‘guar... ››› more
  • [27 May 2013]



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