It's no secret that if you are investing for your retirement, you want to have income producing stocks in your portfolio.
And by income producing, we mean shares that pay consistently high dividends.
But looking at the dividend yield alone, may show x but it could mean y….
Instead I want to show you a far more RELIABLE way to calculate the real dividend yield, so that you can invest... ››› more
Let's just get it out of the way immediately, Naspers is a great company.
It really is.
I am in no way a Naspers bear. But I am a cautious bull.
I do not, for one second, think Naspers will pull a Steinhoff, Mediclinic, Aspen, Tongaat, [insert other JSE listed entity] on us anytime soon.
But I am still underweight on the stock for some very fundamental investment reasons. And, given t... ››› more
For years the Saudi's and Russia were the world's largest oil producers - with the US being a net importer of oil…
But that's changed overnight.
US oil production increased by 2 million barrels per day since 2018.
The US now produces 12 million barrels of oil per day. Russia trails the US with 10.65 million barrels per day and Saudi Arabia is third in the world, producing 10.2 millio... ››› more
Over the last few weeks, I've sent out many different resource metal predictions that I believe are set for upside.
From gold, copper, oil and even sugar…
So far, they have all been moving smoothly and are on track.
Even with my Red Hot Storm Trades, these predictions have helped us generate over 200% in gains in the first quarter of 2019.
Over t... ››› more
You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors.
In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%.
This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37!
But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today.
It all has to do w... ››› more
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... ››› more
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... ››› more
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 ... ››› more
It's no secret that I believe 2019 will be a good year for gold.
You see, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) polled 30 experts on expectations for the gold price in 2019.
Twenty of these experts expect the gold price to rise PAST $1,400 in 2019!
Only six of the 30 analysts expect the gold price to remain below $1,300 for 2019.
Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley, London's top bulli... ››› more
My wife and I have cut down on sugar.
We are trying to be healthier this year by following a strict lifestyle, going to gym six days a week and travelling every three months or so.
Now when you are on a strict lifestyle change, it means you need to be more aware.
Every time I go to the grocery store, I need to make sure that I read the ingredients on EVERYTHING I buy.
You'll be sur... ››› more
The most common argument you hear from investors who aren't interested in dividends is that the company should be able to find something better to do with its cash than give it back to shareholders.
They say the funds should be used to grow the business either by investing in the business itself or by acquiring new ones.
These are valid points but here's where they are wrong…
Recomm... ››› more
Dear Trading Tips reader,
Early in January I sent out a prediction on gold, if you missed it, I highly recommend you read it here.
What’s important to note is gold is, and has, pretty much always been a leading indicator for other precious metals.
In 2001 when Gold ended its downtrend, we then saw the start of a new bull market. Later, we saw other precious metals turn... ››› more
On Thursday 7 February French oil and gas company, Total, announced a major discovery.
It discovered gas condensates 175km off the coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape.
This discovery was termed as ‘world class' by Total.
President Ramaphosa mentioned it in his state of the nation address.
And it's been a talking point in many newspapers these past two weeks.
So how big ... ››› more
It looks like 2019, is the year for resources.
Whether you're looking at resource stocks, gold, silver - they all seem to be on the rise.
In fact, with Red Hot Storm Trader we’ve already banked three winning resource stock trades in a row.
On 14 December 2018 we bought Anglo American Platinum and sold it for a 51.95% gain on 18 January 2019. Then we bought Kumba and Anglo Gol... ››› more
Between March 2009 and March 2018 investors in Shoprite made a 524.75% total return on their shares in the company - that's roughly double the 260% the JSE Top 40 index produced in the same time.
But in the past twelve months Shoprite lost 32.65% of its market value. And from its March 2018 high it is down 41.21%.
Shoprite’s meteoric rise and fall
... ››› more
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