I've often been asked around the office for a sound sports betting strategy that will work time and time again.
But I've got something a little better.
Four tips that every successful sports bettor has applied to their strategy.
These four tips will not only help you in developing your strategy, but improving it as well, as you become more and more experienced in the art of sports bett... ››› more
Did you know that you place higher value to things that you own?
To explain this, Pros. Kahneman, Knetsch & Thaler conducted a popular study with 77 participants at Simon Fraser University.
These participants were placed into two groups.
Group #1: Were given mugs (in a way they owned them).
Group #2: Were not given mugs but were asked to price the mugs.
Can you guess who priced the ... ››› more
Have you ever heard of ‘GARP' investing?
No, I didn't make it up.
It's actually a four decade-old investment strategy popularised by one of the most successful fund managers to ever live - Peter Lynch.
Peter Lynch used ‘Growth at Reasonable Prices (GARP)' investing to identify stocks with both value and growth qualities. He'd buy companies that demonstrated consistent earnings gr... ››› more
Today I'm going to explain why using one of the most popular investment strategies to make money is a bad idea.
This strategy is probably used by almost every financial advisor out there.
Worse off, some even advise using this strategy to build wealth for your retirement.
The problem is, it simply won't make you rich. Or even grow your wealth quickly.
Let me explain…
Editor&... ››› more
I want to show you how you can turn R10,000 into R87,400. Or to turn R100,000 into R874,000 with this one trading strategy.
I need to be honest though…
There is no fool-proof system for making money. Trading always carries risk. But I've worked HARD to perfect this system - to eliminate as much risk as possible.
And that's why, with my strategy, you will win more than you lose. Earlier ... ››› more
23 years ago, two brothers, David and Tom Gardner, founded and built one of the world's greatest investment communities - The Motley Fool.
Reaching millions of people every month through a website, books and the newspaper, they give independent financial and investment ideas to help ordinary investors make a lot of money.
But these brothers are more than this.
They've published best-selli... ››› more
Think Berkshire Hathaway and the first person that comes to mind is Warren Buffett.
But did you know much of Buffett's and Berkshire's success was down to his partner?
His name is Charlie Munger and he's the Vice-Chairman of Berkshire & Hathaway.
Before Munger partnered with Buffett, he managed his own investment partnership, which averaged returns of 19.8% a year from 1962 to 1975 beatin... ››› more
There are many widely available tools, tricks and techniques that will help you spot good businesses that are likely to increase in value.
But do you know how to spot companies that are going bust?
Well if there's one person who does, it's Scott Fearon.
An extremely successful money manager, Scott Fearon has shorted more than 200 companies that eventually ended up at zero. And spotting th... ››› more
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
Let's start your year on a profitable note.
I'm sure you hear how many people make resolutions when their year starts.
I want to lose 10 kilograms
I'm going on a lifestyle-change diet
I'm going to save 1/3 of my money this year
These are all great, but let's be honest. Most resolutions last around two months' tops, and then all is given up.
I need you to make realistic and achievab... ››› more
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
Since 28 December 2016, the JSE has rallied around 6%.
Some investors or analysts will say it's just erased the losses from last year.
But many will say the strong rally will continue delivering even more returns.
Whether or not that's true, it would be no surprise to now see investors pile money into the stock market.
And if you're one of those investors, that have been waiting pa... ››› more
Please don't let your portfolio fall because of this single mistake…
In 2014, I got a mail from an investor:
I'm not investing in a single investment recommendation of yours again. I've bought Mr Price shares with my whole portfolio. And at the rate it's going now, I'll retire in a few short years.
I bought Mr Price at R136 in February, and now that it's August, the sha... ››› more
When I began investing, I used to buy and sell shares without even knowing exactly what the company did.
And my game plan couldn't have been more straightforward: If the share was moving higher, I bought it. If the share was falling, I sold it. I simply didn't care about the economics of a company.
This wasn't much of a strategy though. In some cases, it would work but it certainly never g... ››› more
Head to your local casino, and you'll be able to observe human emotion at its basic.
You'll be able to spot those who have won and those who have lost.
You will normally spot the losers, they're the ones who are keeping track of which roulette numbers have come up and try convince themselves that there is a hidden pattern.
They also have a tendency to blame bad luck when they lose.
As th... ››› more
There's no feeling like this…
You have money in your Forex account. You have your strategy written down in front of you.
And finally, this is it…
You're about to take your first trade…
You put in your entry, stop loss and take profit level and then…
You have no idea how much money to deposit.
Find out about the two rules you need to know to get into your first Forex... ››› more
What do you believe an investor's greatest asset is?
A high IQ?
A stack of degrees behind their name?
A workable investment strategy?
Not at all.
In fact, the answer has nothing to do with money or personal success.
But it's something every potential investor can achieve.
Let me explain…
The world’s most famous investor confirms this... ››› more
The Super Rugby season has just kicked off, and we are now in the second round of the tournament.
The tournament has 18 teams, competing until August giving us many chances to profit in the coming months.
Today, I'm going to share the four variables that have allowed me to accurately predict 66% of the Super Rugby bets I placed.
Let's get to it.
The simple - but powerful when used ri... ››› more
When you buy a stock and it doubles, what do you do?
Many investors would sell, feeling like they've made a good profit. Then, they sit on the sidelines and watch as their stock goes higher and higher - cursing that they've sold too soon.
Founder of Agora Publishing, Bill Bonner gives a great example of this:
Financial writer Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters invested in Warren... ››› more
Buying a house, renovating and then selling it (called "buy to flip") can be one of the most rewarding investments for property investors…
You buy an old home for say R1 million, spend R250,000 on renovations and then sell it for R1.6 million or more.
Most investors believe the biggest secret behind a buy to flip is getting the best deal on materials for your renovation.
That's the b... ››› more
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