Trading Shares

  • I believe this is the only way to make big money from the stock market
  • March 2009 - that was the first time I ever bought a share… It was Old Mutual. And while Old Mutual was a massive company, the 2008 financial crisis decimated it, and the share became a ‘penny stock'. I bought my first shares in the company for 603c, with the money I made from vacation work as a student at the mine I had a bursary with. I bought 990 shares with around R6,000. By No... ››› more
  • [04 October 2017]
  • Four reasons why trading Forex is better than trading shares
  • If you've only traded shares until now yet you're considering trading Forex, you may be wondering why you should consider trading the world's currencies. There are many reasons why Forex traders prefer trading currencies than shares. Let's take a closer look… Trading Forex versus trading shares: Longer trading hours   If you trade shares, you can only trade them whilst the stock excha... ››› more
  • [18 March 2016]
  • Four reasons why trading forex has the upper hand over trading shares
  • If you've only traded shares until now yet you're considering trading forex, you may be wondering why you should consider trading the world's currencies. There are many reasons why forex traders prefer trading currencies than shares. Let's take a closer look… Trading forex versus trading shares: Longer trading hours   If you trade shares, you can only trade them whilst the s... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • Single stock futures: How to trade the ups and downs of the stock market
  • If you're looking for a way to trade the stock market, one option to consider is single stock futures. Single stock futures are financial derivatives that allow you to trade a large number of the shares listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. But single stock futures trading isn't for the conservative trader. Read on to find out more… What are single stock futures? When you ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2015]
  • Trading uncovered: CFDs versus spread trading
  • If you've decided that trading is for you, there are a number of different instruments you can use to do it. For example, if you want to trade the price movements of shares you could trade contracts for difference (CFDs) or you could spread trade. So what is the difference between these two forms of trading? Read on to find out… The similarities between CFDs and spread trading ... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • Find the best shares to trade by following this strategy
  • Picking a share to trade for profit isn't always easy. What is important is you calculate the risk you take on and have rules for entering and exiting your trades. Doing this should help to increase your win rate. So how can you go about finding trades and putting them on? Read on to find out one trading strategy… How to start with a trade The first step in your trading strate... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
  • Four ways to trade shares
  • If you've decided that you want to give trading shares a go, you have a number of options open to you. These options all vary slightly and the level of risk that you take on also varies. But they all offer you a way to gain leverage and potentially multiply your profits. So what instruments can you use to trade shares? Read on to find out… In South Africa, there are four options to pi... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]



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