Protection

  • Nine years upside: Time to lock in some of those gains?
  • As we head to the end of 2017, we are approaching the nine year anniversary of the current bull market. If nine years seems like a long time, you are correct: It is. This is the second longest bull market in history and counting. Most stock indices are at all-time highs and many investors are currently sitting on massive gains in their portfolios. At the same time risks are rising. We have... ››› more
  • [07 December 2017]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when building an offshore portfolio
  • I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money. While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
  • [24 July 2017]
  • Four ways to prepare your portfolio for the next recession
  • You already know that rumours of a recession are circulating around the investment markets. 2016 has been a tough year for the South African economy and the hard times don't look like they're going to stop any time soon. Statistics South Africa shows that the economy is already down 1.2% for the year. We're in the middle of a drought and the price of food, electricity and water is steadily... ››› more
  • [22 June 2016]
  • The best protection you can get as a buy-to-let landlord at NO COST to you!
  • Over the weekend I was speaking to a friend of mine. He just moved into a new area after switching jobs. While he's checking out the property in the area he's renting a property. One of the issues he faced was a rental deposit - and this actually affected which property he chose to rent initially. You see, because of tenants not paying rent, or damaging property many landlords have been fo... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • The one safe haven to protect you from the coming SA recession
  • If you've been reading the news from FSPInvest.co.za over the past few weeks, I think you understand how important it is to add a certain level of protection to your investment portfolio right now. There's one precious metal that's proved itself as a protective asset over and over again. Of course, the metal Joshua is talking about is gold. He says, “In the 1970s and 1980s were marked by... ››› more
  • [31 May 2016]
  • As I predicted the rand hit yet another low against the dollar - Here's what you must do
  • Yesterday I warned investors that the rand will lose strength against the dollar because of the rumours that the Hawks want to arrest Pravin Gordhan for his involvement in the establishment of the SARS rogue unit while he was the tax agency's commissioner. As I expected, that's exactly what happened. But now, where to from here? Is it time for South African investors to be really worried? And wha... ››› more
  • [17 May 2016]
  • Are you ready for the rand to hit R60 to the dollar?
  • Chris Hart, regular contributor to the South African Investor predicts that the rand will hit R60 to the dollar by 2019. He also believes that credit ratings agencies will soon declare South Africa's junk status before the end of this year. This is bad news for South African Investors. But just how worried should you be? And is there anything you can do to hedge your investments against this event... ››› more
  • [16 May 2016]
  • Use only 5% of your capital to double your returns!
  • Today, I'm going to show you a simple strategy that'll allow you to potentially double your portfolio's gains (or more). It's also a great way to protect your investments in a market downturn. And, if the markets go bad, it can add another level of protection to your portfolio. And the best part… When increased volatility makes the market tough to invest in, this strategy really comes ... ››› more
  • [11 May 2016]
  • Can a trust really help you protect your generational wealth?
  • To find out if trusts can help you protect your family's financial situation after you're gone, Aiden Sookdin spoke to one of the foremost trust experts in South Africa, Albert Vorster, Senior Fiduciary Specialist at Momentum Trust Limited. Here's what you need to know...   Albert agrees that trusts are still relevant for effective estate planning, asset protection and generational continu... ››› more
  • [10 May 2016]
  • Four benefits that could make trusts your perfect investment solution
  • The best legal way to make sure you don't lose your money is to distance yourself from it. Let me explain... Putting your assets into a trust means that you don't personally own them anymore. The assets are held in trust for the benefit of the beneficiaries. The trustees simply manage these assets. When everyone involved signs this contract the Mater of the High Court registers the trust. ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2016]
  • If you have no idea what to invest in? Let your investment plan do the work for you...
  • So you've decided to start investing. You're excited but the problem is you have no idea where to start. Well, the thing is, you'll never know what shares to buy or what investment instrument to use if you don't have an investment plan. That's why today I'm going to show you how to set up your investment plan in three simple steps. Step 1: Understand your finances   No investment comes wit... ››› more
  • [04 May 2016]
  • 5 short-term insurance secrets to make your business impenetrable
  • The risks involved in maintaining a successful business are real. If you don't protect yourself from unexpected and destructive events, you could see all your hard work crumble. It's important to secure the future of your business by making shrewd and informed short-term insurance decisions. Here are five insurance secrets you can use to protect your business in the face of a deteriorating... ››› more
  • [13 January 2016]
  • Wealth protection strategies uncovered: Three ways to crash proof your portfolio
  • Yesterday, you may have got a fright when you noticed how the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and stock markets across the world fell as worries over the Greek crisis hit. When things like this happen, it brings home the risk of a stock market crash and the impact it could have on your portfolio. So what can you do to minimise the impact of a stock market crash on your portfolio? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • Three reasons why you should hold your assets in a Trust
  • One of your top priorities when it comes to your financial planning should be protecting your wealth. No-one knows for certain what lies ahead, so it's vital to take steps now to protect your assets. And one option you have is to hold your assets in a Trust. So why should you consider holding your assets in a Trust? Read on to find out… Why you need to protect your wealth I... ››› more
  • [05 March 2015]
  • Tired of losing money with shares? This coin will be your best investment in 2015!
  • Are you sceptical about the stock market? Does the thought of losing all your hard earned cash send shivers down your spine? Do you believe that investing in the stock market under the current conditions is like throwing your money away? Well, I understand why you're sceptical! But, I'm sure you know that money is constantly losing value over time. And that's exactly why you need to invest your... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • Three ways to protect your portfolio from a market crash
  • The stock market has been in a sustained upward trend for some time now. As soon as anything starts to hit new highs, it brings out the market pessimists… The market is going to crash… Market gains are unsustainable… Just because the stock market is doing well, it doesn't mean it's going to come crashing down. But if it did, you need to be prepared. So as any savvy investor should, it's time... ››› more
  • [19 June 2014]
  • What precious metal ‘money' you should be holding this year
  • Among the most important financial decisions you'll ever make is the decision to buy precious metals like gold and silver. But instead of viewing precious metals as conventional investments, you should view them as money. They represent real, intrinsic wealth. One way to look at it is: You don't buy precious metals to grow your wealth, you buy them to have wealth. Read on to uncover which precious... ››› more
  • [08 January 2014]
  • How to protect your wealth no matter what happens next
  • To protect your wealth against the unthinkable, then it's worthwhile having some money invested in ‘chaos hedges'. Chaos hedges protect you when thing going wrong. Yes you should invest in shares and bonds, but you want to hold something else just in case. Read on how to protect your wealth… It’s a good idea to own silver and gold just in case, Doc Eifrig in The Daily Crux explains… Silv... ››› more
  • [18 December 2013]
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