Consolidated Infrastructure Limited (JSE:CIL) is one of those buy and hold for a decade shares.
The company had a mere R8.32 in net assets in 2011. Today they stand at R21.62 - nearly 200% growth.
CIL also grew revenues from R1.4 billion in 2011, to R4.5 billion in 2016. That's a whopping 221% revenue growth.
And it's profit growth has been just as remarkable as it rode the wave of exp... ››› more
I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money.
While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
I love being a member of The South African Investor. Every month, the panel of investment experts reveal their favourite wealth building properties to grow and protect your hard-earned wealth.
Last month's issue of the South African Investor was truly something phenomenal. You see, Francois Joubert revealed four of his favourite undervalued investment opportunities in the market right now.
F... ››› more
Whether you're buying a property to live in or one to rent out, purchasing an undervalued property is one way to make money from day one.
So how can you find and successfully buy undervalued property?
Read on to find out…
Why a property sells for less than it’s worth
There are a number of reasons why someone is willing to sell their property for less than its worth…
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When it comes to uncovering property bargains, if you're prepared to do a bit of work and spend a bit of cash, a house in need of some TLC is well worth considering.
You'll need to have the time to devote to it and it will take time to complete the renovations, but the rewards could be well worth it.
Read on to find out more…
Buying a rundown property
If you want to get a lot of p... ››› more
Buying property at an auction gives you the chance to buy a property at a discount.
But before thinking about bidding on a property, you need to prepare.
So what do you need to do?
Read on to find out…
You need to do your homework BEFORE attending a property auction
Buying property at auction can mean saving yourself a lot of money in comparison to buying a similar property on ... ››› more
Over the last couple of weeks, the rand has been on a rollercoaster ride.
After the release of buoyant US jobs data, the local currency felt the effects of money moving out of emerging market currencies into the greenback.
But after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) indicated that an interest rate hike could be further down the road than market participants thought, the dollar has lost some of i... ››› more
When it comes to analysing a company, its share price is very useful. Using it along with the latest annual report and you can find out what the stock market is saying about a company's future prospects.
By doing this, you can reduce your risks of paying too much for a share and find possible undervalued ones.
Sometimes you'll come across stocks with share prices that imply they won't grow t... ››› more
Finding undervalued shares to invest in can be very profitable.
You hope that over the long-term, the market will recognise the underlying value of the company and reward you handsomely as the share price moves higher.
So how can you go about finding such stock market bargains?
Let's take a closer look…
Start off with a company’s book value
A company’s book value comes und... ››› more
If you're looking for ways to unearth winning shares to invest in, you can follow a value investment strategy.
This involves looking for shares that are undervalued. You may think the price earnings (PE) ratio is the only way to do this, but there is a better valuation method you can use.
Read on to find out all about it…
The key to finding undervalued shares
Wesley Gray is an Ame... ››› more
On the face of it, investing in shares should be easy. You just need to find undervalued shares and wait for them to rise in price.
Numerous studies over the years have shown that following an investment strategy of buying shares for less than they're worth is beneficial. It's just a case of waiting and being patient.
Value investing should beat the market's performance over the long-term.
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I bet it's not easy for you to pick a great stock. In almost every case, you have already priced good and bad news about the company into the stock's share price. But every once in a while the market misprices a stock.
So how do you find these hidden gems?
The one number you need to have to find bargain stocks
A company's price to earnings ratio, or P/E, is one of the mos... ››› more
If you're looking for a ratio that can indicate whether a market is over- or under-valued then the cyclically adjusted price earnings (CAPE) ratio could be the one for you. And evidence suggests that the CAPE ratio works. Read on to find out more about a proven way to identify undervalued markets...
The point of the ordinary PE ratio is that it just shows what investors are currently willing to... ››› more
Searching for undervalued shares on the stock market is no easy task. By assessing a company's true value you can uncover a hidden gem that the rest of the market hasn't cottoned on to yet. Read on to discover how you can assess the true value of a company…
By searching for undervalued shares, you hope to find a company that the market hasn’t recognised the true potential of yet, explain the... ››› more
Reliable signals that the stock market is under- or overvalued are few and far between. But the equity risk premium (ERP) is one of the more reliable. But when the stock market is behaving as erratically as it has been, is following ERP reliable or just plain risky? Read on to discover the answer…
Investors the world over have tried to discover ways of second guessing the stock market.
But,... ››› more
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