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  • How you can profit from perception
  • How you can profit from perception
    Have you ever looked at two teams and instantly known which one will win? And then, you look at the odds and they tell you the exact same thing… - the bookie also thinks they will win so you're offered lousy odds. This perception of which team is likely to win arises because of influences such as: • Historical dominance • Home field advantage • Player injuries and availabili... ››› Read more
  • [21 March 2019]
  • NB! Public Announcement - Please READ!
  • NB! Public Announcement - Please READ!
    Please note FSPInvest Members: There are a number of scammers out there using my face on WhatsApp, Facebook and on other external websites. Before you consider joining one of these false services, please report what you find, so I can try resolve the issues ASAP. You can report any suspicious activity to timon@fsp.co.za   I will never ask for your money to manage as I am NOT a fina... ››› Read more
  • [20 March 2019]
  • Keep your hands off my pension
  • Keep your hands off my pension
    If you're in your 50's you might have heard of ‘prescribed assets' before - for millennials this term might be ‘foreign'. But it is very actual - in fact it's from the 1980's and it was part of the Apartheid government playbook. In short - the government back then forced pension funds through legislation to invest up to 77.5% of their funds into parastatals and government bonds. No... ››› Read more
  • [20 March 2019]
  • Bottom fishing with Wescoal
  • Bottom fishing with Wescoal
    Wescoal's share price has pulled back all the way to levels last seen in 2016. The company recently announced a change of the guard as it appointed Reginald Demana, a Nedbank Capital resources banker, from 1 April. This follows the sudden departure of Waheed Sulaiman in January. WSL share price is also depressed as small and mid-cap stocks remain out of favour, mostly due to these companies be... ››› Read more
  • [20 March 2019]
  • "What the heck happened to Aspen and where is it going?"
  • A troubled shareholder was running next to me on the treadmill at the gym yesterday. He looked around 55 years of age and he was gunning it (running fast). While I was enjoying my brisk walk, I could see something was troubling him.   At first I said "slow down speed racer you're making me look like a lazy trainer." As he caught his breath, he told me how he invested in Asp... ››› Read more
  • [18 March 2019]
  • How to identify a company with sustainable dividend pay-outs
  • How to identify a company with sustainable dividend pay-outs
    Generating consistent income is a wonderful way to grow your wealth. And one of the best ways to make consistent income is with dividends. However, finding the right companies that can consistently pay you dividends every year isn't all that easy. Unfortunately, you'll get companies that pay-out most of their profits in dividends. Eventually, they won't be able to sustain this. This happen... ››› Read more
  • [18 March 2019]
  • Bottom fishing or catching a falling knife?
  • Bottom fishing or catching a falling knife?
    The JSE seems to be filling up with bargains, as stocks have double digit declines in hours and days. Investors just need to look at what happened with Tongaat and Aspen in the past few days. And these aren't the only ones in the past couple months, Capitec, EOH, Resilient and its related companies are still fresh memories. Very often large cap stocks with derivatives on them can react a lot m... ››› Read more
  • [15 March 2019]
  • South Africa vs the World
  • South Africa vs the World
    If you have a JSE portfolio, you know the markets have been bad for the last few years. From the start of January 2015 until the end of February 2019, the JSE top 40 is up less than 15%, which is less than 5% per year. This is much less than the “normal” return of about 15% per year. The recent underperformance of the JSE is a key reason many retirees are now experiencing a shortfall i... ››› Read more
  • [14 March 2019]
  • As May fails again, what's next for the UK?
  • As May fails again, what's next for the UK?
    Theresa May's recent (modified) Brexit deal has again been convincingly beaten in the House of Commons. Although it was by a smaller margin than before, it was however still a strong rebuke of her overall deal.     So, what’s next?   At the time of writing we were about to face a vote by MPs that will determine whether or not the UK wants to leave the EU with no deal in... ››› Read more
  • [14 March 2019]
  • What is Net Asset Value - and what does it tell you about stocks?
  • What is Net Asset Value - and what does it tell you about stocks?
    When you're looking for stocks to invest in you'll typically either use fundamental investing strategies (looking at financial and other real world data) or technical analysis (looking at charts and price movement to predict future moves). At the end of the day - financial performance drives stocks in the long-run. And as an investor in businesses I gravitate towards what these businesses and ... ››› Read more
  • [13 March 2019]

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