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  • AVOID the S&P 500 index in 2022 - Here's why…
  • AVOID the S&P 500 index in 2022 - Here's why…
    The S&P 500 is arguably the most popular stock Index. It contains the companies most widely owned by individual investors. It also accounts for roughly 80% of the overall value of the stock market in the US. And it's been a boon for investors who have held in their portfolio over the past decade. But the era of high returns could be ending. Let me explain… ... ››› Read more
  • [19 January 2022]
  • What does the US inflation figure mean for your portfolio?
  • What does the US inflation figure mean for your portfolio?
    US inflation came in at 7% on Wednesday. This is so far beyond the US target rate of 2% it's terrifying. To give you some perspective about how big a miss this is, our SA target rate is up to 6%. So, to miss it as much as the US did, our inflation rate would need to be 21%. Up until recently, the US Fed argued they didn't have to raise interest rates to combat inflation, since it was “t... ››› Read more
  • [18 January 2022]
  • 5 Important trading resolutions to kick off 2022 on a profitable note
  • 5 Important trading resolutions to kick off 2022 on a profitable note
    If you're looking to build your wealth through trading and you're finally feeling it's time to take action - This article is for you. Each year, I love to start the year with direction and purpose when it comes to trading. Share this article, send it to your friends and family and let's start your year off on a profitable note. Here are my favourite 5 trading resolutions in 2022. -... ››› Read more
  • [14 January 2022]
  • Why you should own Dividend Dominators in 2022
  • Why you should own Dividend Dominators in 2022
    Many people believe that dividends are boring. And aren't big enough to make a difference in their portfolio. But that simply isn't true. Throughout history, finding great dividend companies that pay you consistent income every year has been one of the great ways to build wealth. And 2021 has been no different. Just consider Investec - a company I consider a “Dividend Dominator”…... ››› Read more
  • [13 January 2022]
  • Three themes that could dominate 2022
  • Three themes that could dominate 2022
    Incredibly, it's already that time of year when brokers, banks and analysts' dust off their crystal balls and start making wild predictions on what will happen to financial markets over the next 12 months. Now, it's important for you to remember, that no matter how fancy the title of the person making predictions, or how prestigious the institution, the future has a way of surprising us all. ... ››› Read more
  • [12 January 2022]
  • Predicting 2022 in 5 minutes
  • Predicting 2022 in 5 minutes
    Every year we start off with our biggest, boldest and best predictions for the coming 12 months. How will the world around us change? What will stock markets do? And where do the biggest opportunities exist? Five predictions to start off the year Prediction #1 - The pandemic will end in 2022 It’s the prediction no one has been willing to make. Just as we think things are taking... ››› Read more
  • [11 January 2022]
  • Metaverse…Sandbox…Decentraland…What does it all mean for you as an investor?
  • Metaverse…Sandbox…Decentraland…What does it all mean for you as an investor?
    For many decades, we escaped reality through books, magazines, and movies. In the future, we will escape via 3D-internet platforms, like VR gaming, virtual bars/clubs, and immersive shows and movies. This future world, where the physical and the digital combine, to transform the online sphere into a more immersive, 3D experience is called the “Metaverse”. And the metaverse is expected... ››› Read more
  • [07 January 2022]
  • Is South Africa heading for a recession again?
  • Is South Africa heading for a recession again?
    Last week's GDP data showed that South Africa's economy shrunk in the third quarter of 2021. This follows four quarters of economic growth from pandemic lows. It also means that another quarter of economic contraction would put the country back in recession. So, are we heading back into recession, or will the economy turn upwards from here? Let's have a look at what the numbers say… ... ››› Read more
  • [15 December 2021]
  • Did Boris Johnson make the market fall
  • Did Boris Johnson make the market fall
    I sometimes imagine the stock market as a constant humming. Not the hubbub hum of an open outcry trading floor, nor the electrical buzz and click of servers and machines, but the whine of millions of voices guiding billions of dollars, rand and rupees into bets on global business profits, economic scarcity and the future direction of mankind. It's the droning roar of the engine that powers the wor... ››› Read more
  • [13 December 2021]
  • So what do you do with Brait N-Shares?
  • So what do you do with Brait N-Shares?
    I recently got a mail from Keith asking about Brait's latest rights offer: “Hi Francois. Hope all is well with you. I have BAT shares, only 545. Now they have some kind of rights offer and I got 1 BATN, lol. I need to make an election, but I don't understand. Currently the BATN is trading around 1000 c. Take up value is 100,000c. Does it mean I can take up the nil share, it gets added to the 5... ››› Read more
  • [09 December 2021]

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