PSG has pulled back to a good buying level around the R235 mark. We've been trading the R230/R270 range this year very well.
When you buy PSG you get exposure to a number of companies, like Capitec, now one of South Africa's “big 5” and growing by over 100,000 clients per month.
Through PSG, you also gain exposure to Curro and Studio, which has been unbundled from Curro and starts tradin... ››› more
The producer price index, non-farm payrolls, new housing starts, gross domestic product….
The list of economic indicators released monthly is massive.
The South African Reserve Bank alone releases a four-page report with more than 110 different economic indicators each month. That's not even considering international indicators.
So, which of these indicators should you keep an eye on, a... ››› more
Last night at the South African Investor member meeting, someone asked an important question. Right now, when the market is threatening to tank, this question is more important than ever.
You see, investors are afraid to lose thier investment gains. But they're also afraid to make the wrong investment moves.
You could sell your winning shares too soon and miss out on even more upside, or y... ››› more
Buying shares is an easy thing for most investors to do. The really hard part is selling.
Not selling out of stocks means you can potentially turn a profitable investment into a losing one.
So when should you sell your stocks?
You need to follow an exit strategy.
Read on to find out more…
How to know when it’s time to sell your stocks
When you invest, you do so with the go... ››› more
If you've done your research and uncovered some potential penny stock winners, it's time to buy.
To buy shares, you need an account with a stock broker. So what if you don't have one?
Read on to discover what you need to do…
Find a stock broker
If you want to know how to buy shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), you need to open an account with a stock broker.
A stoc... ››› more
Until quite recently, if you wanted to buy or sell shares, you had to phone up your stockbroker and they would carry out your instructions for you.
Over the past decade, there's been a shift to online brokerage accounts. If you're up to speed with how the buying and selling of shares works, this could be a great way for you to manage your portfolio.
But with a number of different online stoc... ››› more
You probably know that emotions are an investor's worst enemy. So in order to invest profitably in shares, you need to have an investment strategy in place that overrides them.
You might have heard of a trailing stop losses. Trailing stop losses are a great way to keep your emotions at bay by having strict levels that you sell a stock at.
But what if you could improve this strategy?
Read ... ››› more
When any shares you own have gone through a rough patch, are you on the phone to your stockbroker selling them?
If this is something you would do, what sort of methodology did you use to justify selling?
Knowing when you'll sell a share is just as important as knowing when to buy a share. It has a huge impact on your investment portfolio.
So what sort of exit strategy should you use to kn... ››› more
Once you buy shares in a company, no doubt you'll watch the release of company information through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's SENS announcements. Through this news stream you'll see when directors buy and sell shares. So what should you do when you see directors buying or selling lots of shares? Let's take a closer look…
Is a director selling shares a bad sign?
Before you jump to any ... ››› more
When it comes to selling your shares, the money you can sell them for is very important. Think about a share sitting nicely in profit. You want to try and sell it for as much as you can. So how can you do that? By using sell limit orders. Read on to find out more…
Selling your shares
When selling shares, you can tell your stockbroker one of two things.
You can instruct your broker to sell... ››› more
Technical analysis is very different to the other main facet of share analysis, fundamental analysis. Fundamental analysis involves delving into a company's financials and economic goings on. On the other hand, technical analysis involves estimating the future movement of shares and other assets by using trends and patterns generated from historic price action. Let's take a closer look at what tec... ››› more
When you buy and sell shares, it's not only your stockbroker you need to pay. As part of your stockbroker bill, there are a variety of other charges. So what are these for? And do you pay them when you buy AND when you sell shares? Let's delve into the fees and charges for brokerage accounts…
Tired of be... ››› more
When you decide to sell shares, you need to instruct your stockbroker to do this for you. You'll either do this over the phone or online. There are two ways that you can go about it. You can either sell at any price or you can try to get a certain price for your stock. Let's take a closer look at both of these methods…
You have two options when you sell shares
Regardless of whether you trad... ››› more
It can be all too easy to buy a share. The big question is when do you sell? Should you listen to what analysts, stockbrokers or the financial press tell you? It can all be pretty confusing. When it comes down to it, there are only two reason to sell a share. Read to discover what these two reasons are…
There are only TWO reasons to sell stock or another investment, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Inves... ››› more
When you buy and sell shares, it's a good idea to keep track of everything. Firstly, you want to make sure you know what's going on in your portfolio. And secondly, you want to make sure that your broker is charging you correctly. Read on to find out how to keep track of your trading account…
It’s amazing how many people neglect their personal financial affairs, Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed ... ››› more
If you decide to sell your shares with a market order, you could get different prices for your shares. And there is the chance that you could end up selling some shares at a much lower value. This is different from selling with a limit order. A limit order means your broker won't sell your shares below a certain price. Read on to find out how selling a large quantity of shares works with a market ... ››› more
Once you've invested in some shares, there may come a time when you want to sell them. Selling your shares is a simple thing to do. But just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. Read on to find out when to sell a share...
Selling a share is pretty easy, Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market explains...
Provided you own stock in a particular share, you’re able to phon... ››› more
In some ways, selling your shares can be more difficult than buying them! But when it comes to the deed, you need to know your options. Let's have a look at the two ways you can sell your shares…
The two main ways you can sell your shares are by phone or by placing an order online.
If you phone your broker, you’ll tell him you want to sell the quantity of shares in a specific company.
... ››› more
When it comes to shares and stock markets, the firms you'll deal with the most are public companies. Read on to uncover why public firms want to sell shares…
When it comes to the stock market, the shares available to buy are in public companies.
These firms often raise capital by inviting the public (you and me) to subscribe for shares. They’re not limited to a maximum number of sharehold... ››› more
Investing in shares is beneficial for a number of reasons. Read on to find out why you should buy and sell shares…
You can boost your income with dividends and grow your wealth with capital growth when you buy and sell shares.
Two fantastic reasons to get involved in the stock market
And not only that, there are two further benefits why you should invest in shares, explains Gareth Stokes... ››› more
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