Following on the theme of buying shares at a discount, today's company is trading at a discount to its net asset value as well as paying over 6.5% in dividends.
You will get paid to patiently wait for the company's share price to return to a premium to its net asset value (NAV).
The biggest reason for the discount is that it failed to comply with credit regulations in the past. These issues... ››› more
Global markets are riding a rising tide of positivity from hawkish FOMC meeting minutes, US Fed Chair Powell indicating the US economy is strong and a positive US and Mexico trade deal.
Investors shouldn't fear new record highs because historical market data indicates it's a bullish signal. When a new all-time high is achieved, there is a 90% chance of achieving a new all-time high in the four... ››› more
Even though President Trump hasn't slowed down on his “Trade War” rhetoric, indicating he would levy tariffs against another $500 billion of Chinese goods, global markets are pushing higher. It's doing this on the back of positive earnings releases. We're almost a fifth of the way through Q2 earnings season and so far, 87% of US companies are beating analyst's forecasts.
When considering a... ››› more
After a wild two weeks, the Top40 is quickly approaching a key resistance level as the US dollar softens. This is on the back of US Jobs data that signals the Fed will hike gradually and that “Trade War” fears have subsided.
This risk on sentiment has seen investors buying the dip and remaining bullish. Last night we had the Dow up almost 1% and the S&P up 0.70%. This will provide some sup... ››› more
The JSE finished the month and quarter with a very strong rally of 3.3% on Friday.
Never the less, that rally was not enough to close the All Share Index in the black for the year-to-date.
Financials, Small and Mid-cap shares are down while resources are up 11.2% year to date.
The market still faces strong headwinds with the US instigated Trade War becoming more hostile, rising yields ... ››› more
Mention Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson and the first thing that might come to mind is…
They're some of the biggest and leading companies in the world.
They're popular brands around most parts of the world.
And they've made plenty of savvy investors very wealthy.
For example, A R10,000 investment into J&J shares in 1970 would be worth in the millions today.
And if y... ››› more
Now that July's wrapped up, this year's second to last ‘earnings season' has come to an end.
Considering the South African economy is teetering on the edge of a recession, results haven't been as great as investors would've liked.
In fact, 14 out of the last 25 companies to publish results have been negative growth.
Nearly two out of every three companies are seeing shrinking profits or... ››› more
There's a scary word floating around the investment world right now.
It's hanging over your portfolio like a black cloud. It's threatening your income, your investments and your financial future.
The frightening thing is many investors don't even know that their money is in danger. They're ambling along blind to the fact that they're about to lose a large portion of their investments.
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Even though South Africa managed to dodge the downgrade bullet last week, the risk of recession, higher interest rates and a lack of foreign funding still plagues the South African banking industry.
But larger fund managers like PSG Asset Management have recently been adding banks to their portfolios. Surely this is a mistake under the current challenging market environment.
Well, let's ta... ››› more
The one question I always get asked when I meet new investors is, “How do I know what shares to buy?”
It's a legitimate question.
After all, if you pick the wrong share, you could lose out on potential profits. But, if you pick the right share, you could be smiling all the way to the bank.
If I'm honest, finding the right share is not easy. It's an art that the analysts at FSPInvest... ››› more
With nearly 400 listings, it's not easy trying to find the best investment opportunities on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
So how can you whittle down through all the listings to find the stocks with the best future potential, the best chance of gains and know what price you should buy at?
It's easier than you may think…
An investment strategy that works
Joshua Benton is an inve... ››› more
The last few weeks have seen extreme volatility on global markets. It's been hard work for both investors and traders to cope with what's been going on.
The Volatility Index hit levels not seen in six years.
So what are the risks facing your portfolio at the moment? And how can you deal with them?
Read on to find out…
Investment risk #1: China
In June, the Chinese stock market ... ››› more
Investing is the stock market is one of the best ways to grow your wealth over the long-term.
The secret is picking shares that stand the best chance of future success.
So how can you find the best shares to buy on the stock market?
Read on to uncover three tips to help you do it…
Tip #1: Always take fundamentals into account when buying shares
Technical analysis does have its... ››› more
Focusing too much on the short-term performance of your investments can have a detrimental effect on your long-term returns.
By chasing returns, you just end up jumping from investment to another investment.
So how can you boost your long-term wealth building potential on the stock market?
Read on to find out…
Invest in shares with certain strategic advantages
You can learn a l... ››› more
Once you decide to put your money to work on the stock market, the next task is selecting the best shares to buy.
The sole reason to invest is to make money. You want to put your money into the shares that have the best chance of making you healthy returns over the years.
So how can you achieve this?
Read on to find out…
You need to find the best shares to buy
Investors have di... ››› more
A company that pays out cash to its shareholders consistently over the years is a sign of a strong, stable business.
If a company can increase its dividend pay-out over the years, this is an even better sign.
Let's take a closer look…
How to find the best dividend paying shares to buy
The best shares to buy are those that pay dividends year after year, and increase those dividends... ››› more
When deciding which stocks to buy, it's common to spend time trying to find the ones that are going to be the next big thing.
In fact, the best shares to buy are the ones that pay dividends. By investing in dividend paying stocks and reinvesting those dividends, you can boost your stock market returns.
Let's take a closer look…
Dividends boost your returns
When building a long-ter... ››› more
Finding the best shares to buy is half the battle when it comes to investing. If you end up paying too much for great shares, your investment will suffer as a result.
So how can you buy the best shares at the best price?
Read on to find out…
How to find the best shares to buy
When you invest, the first thing you need to do is find the best shares to buy.
There are a number of c... ››› more
Once you decide to invest, you want to be able to find the best shares to buy. This means finding the shares that are going to perform the best.
So how can you find the best shares the stock market has to offer?
There are two main ways to go about finding them: Fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
Let's take a look at both techniques…
Finding the best shares to buy with fu... ››› more
To find the best shares to buy, you need to do your research. You want to give your cash the best chance of future growth investing in shares.
So how can you uncover a good investment?
One common way of valuing a company is using the price earnings (PE) ratio. But the PE ratio has its flaws.
Read on to find out the downfalls of the PE ratio and what you should use instead…
What ... ››› more
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