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  • You have to “Go Small” to add big returns to your portfolio
  • As an advisor to the South African Investor board I deal with investors that are looking for long term returns that'll help them live, and retire securely. That means we typically look at companies like Vodacom, Naspers, Bidvest and the like. Large blue-chip shares that have been around for years, and will continue to be there for years to come. Recommending these large companies is th... ››› more
  • [22 February 2017]
  • The 3 most troubling takeaways from SONA
  • The State of the Nation Address (SONA) was certainly a spectacle, unfortunately mainly for the wrong reasons. However, as South Africans, it's essential to analyse the SONA - especially as it could have a significant impact on our lives. Personally, I found three aspects of SONA particularly troubling…   Why investors should be worried about SONA 2017 #1: The violence   In hi... ››› more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • How to shield your portfolio against this one type of risk
  • No one can accurately predict where the markets will go in 2017. The fact is, the markets become volatile in times of uncertainty. And when the markets become volatile, there's a good chance your investments could decrease in value. This is simply known as market risk. The main causes of market risk are recessions, political turmoil, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Or even sm... ››› more
  • [23 January 2017]
  • If you make one investing New Year's resolution, make it this…
  • Consider this… From 2013 to 2015, South Africa's listed property sector has achieved a 17% annual average return. Over the same period, that's: Five times more than what SA bonds returned Three times more than what SA cash returned 3% better return than what SA equities has achieved But the many investors who allocated a large portion of their wealth into listed property in 201... ››› more
  • [11 January 2017]
  • Cash in as Nigeria becomes Africa's next big investment hotspot
  • Forget South Africa, Nigeria is growing at such a fast rate, in fact, economists expect Nigeria to overtake SA and become Africa's biggest economy. Don't wait for that to happen before you invest in Nigeria. Here's a home-grown smart investment you can make today… “Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent's most populous nation and largest oil producer, to overtake South Africa ... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • Three festive driving tips to save you money and keep you safe
  • We live in such a vast and beautiful country and if you're like me, then you enjoy long driving holidays. I love the feel of the road beneath the wheels, the power of the engine and the ever-changing scenery on the journey. I love singing with my family and counting the windmills as we drive. But, I don't like pulling into petrol stations along the way and filling up my tank. It just costs... ››› more
  • [17 November 2016]
  • The 6th major asset bubble crash is coming in 2017…
  • You have to go back more than 400 years where the first major “asset bubble” happened. Between November 1636 and May 1637, tulip prices soared 20-fold, before plunging 99%. Then from January 1720 to June, the second major asset bubble occurred also known as the South Sea Bubble. Shares from UK-based South Sea company surged more than eight-fold from £128 to £1,050, before collapsing... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • Three market beating gold shares
  • It's been an interesting year for gold bulls. The downtrend which brought the yellow metal down to its dismal dollar lows of $1050/oz in 2015 has reversed and gold is once again making an assault on the $1300/oz level. In the meantime, thanks to the uncharacteristically strong rand, which is now 13% firmer since January, the rand price of gold has pulled back to R17,442/oz from highs of above R... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • Warning… This big bank is on the brink of financial disaster
  • Do you know that one of the strongest and largest banks in Europe is in big trouble? Yes, Deutsche Bank struggles go way back to last year, when the company reported a loss of €6.8 billion. And just recently, news came out that the bank faces a $14bn charge over mis-selling mortgage securities in the US. But if you don't own Deutsche Bank's shares, why should you care? Well, South Af... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • The BEST investment to own during and after a market crash
  • Here's a simple question… What do you think is the best investment to own during and after a market crash? Well, logic will tell you that safe haven assets like gold and silver should be number one on your list, as investors flee to protect their portfolios. Even government bonds will spring to mind as investors seek guaranteed income. But this is far from the truth. In fact,... ››› more
  • [11 October 2016]
  • Broker Picks of the Week!
  • Singa Gungqisa, Portfolio Manager at Rand Swiss gives you an exclusive look into what he'd consider a buy this week and which shares you need to take out of your portfolio...   Three stocks to buy right now   Aspen Pharmacare APN.J –The group is very busy setting up businesses and partnering with local firms in Asia pacific where the scope for growth is high in the nutrition segment. ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2016]
  • Genetically advanced children? No wonder it's the best investment in the world...
  • What you are about to read, may sound like science fiction... But I assure you it is fact. Think about Hollywood blockbuster movies like Gattica and Splice, where healthy, genetically modified children are a standard feature in everyday life. Now imagine a new technology that can help you decide if your child has black hair, hazel eyes or tanned skin. Not only does this new technology allo... ››› more
  • [20 September 2016]
  • How South Africans can profit from Europe's fastest growing economy…
  • When you think of Europe's fastest growing economies, who comes to mind? Switzerland?, Germany?, maybe Netherlands? No it's none of them. The fastest growing economies in Europe consist of countries you don't hear much about in the news. I'm talking about Malta, Luxembourg, Romania and Poland. These countries' economies are expected to grow more than double the Eurozone's in 2016 and b... ››› more
  • [12 September 2016]
  • The “fools” guide to passive income - How to make money while you sleep
  • I've spent days, weeks and even months researching all sorts of crazy passive income ideas. One thing that I've learnt is that it really is possible to make money while you sleep. To create streams of passive income, you should spend very little time setting up the income stream and sit back and watch as your bank account grows. It really is possible. Passive income is not a dream or a my... ››› more
  • [30 August 2016]
  • Two experts who predicted the 2008 crash are predicting a crash in 2016
  • Only eight years ago, the global financial markets went through one of the worst events in the history of formalised trading. In 2008, the American property bubble burst. In less than a week, investors around the world lost their retirement savings, homes and investments. The impact of the crisis quickly spread across the globe as billions were wiped out of the market. The Jerome Levy Fore... ››› more
  • [25 August 2016]
  • This trading strategy is so simple I can explain it fully in just one little sentence
  • There are literally thousands of technical trading strategies. They range from complex, signal-generating algorithms to dirt simple “Day Trading Breakout Strategies”. In fact, a “Day Trading Breakout Strategy” is so simple I can explain it fully in a single sentence: Here is the strategy in just one sentence!   A “Day Trading Breakout Strategy” tells you to ride daily momen... ››› more
  • [18 August 2016]
  • How a meeting at a coffee shop made the stock market possible
  • This is one of my favourite stories that I tell my members who attend the Forex 101 Workshop events. I always have one or two members ask me about the history of how making money on the stock market is possible.   --------------- Highly Recommended ---------------   This secret has, without a doubt, consistently made more money than any other single investment secret I know of   ... ››› more
  • [18 August 2016]
  • Live the life you want and break the chains of financial slavery
  • Fifteen years ago, I didn't think this was possible. Maybe it was for other people, but certainly not for me... At the age of 20, I drove a red Golf Chico, earned R5,000 a month, lived in a tiny one bedroom flat in someone's back garden and couldn't afford to take an annual holiday. Today, my life is totally different. That's because I understand the life changing power of earning, sav... ››› more
  • [16 August 2016]
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