Investing can seem complicated. It's hard to know where to start off and what you can do to grow wealth over time.
But there are six overriding factors that will determine the value of your investment portfolio over the long-term.
It's these six factors that you should concentrate on to attain your long-term investment goals.
So what are these six factors?
Read on to find out…
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At this time of year, many people embrace the fresh start, desperate to make and stick to a few resolutions.
Your investment portfolio should be no different. If you haven't made any resolutions for your portfolio so far, here are three to get your started.
They could make a big difference to the performance of your portfolio this year.
Read on to find out what they are…
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Yesterday, stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange fell almost 4%. That's the JSE's worst fall in more than six-years.
When you own stocks, it can sometimes be a white knuckle ride.
So what's the best way to handle a crashing stock?
Here's what you should do…
What’s the best strategy to deal with a crashing stock?
When a stock you own starts heading south quickly, it’s n... ››› more
Investing for the long-term is one of the best ways of insuring that you build your wealth.
But what sort of investment strategy is best to follow? How can you find the stocks that will grow your wealth over the years?
Read on to uncover five investment strategies that can do just that…
Why investing for the long-term is your best bet
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With the New Year comes resolutions to make things better and achieve goals for the year ahead.
No doubt as an investor, you've made a few for your portfolio. And if you haven't, here's one to get you started.
When you invest, your goal is to make money. Without protecting and taking profits, you can't achieve this. So how can you?
Read on to find out an investment strategy that ensures y... ››› more
Investing for the first time can be a nerve racking experience. What if you invest in a stock just before it plunges?
So if you're new to investing, what's the best way to go about getting started?
Read on to find out…
How to get started investing
If you’re really keen to invest, chances are you’ve been reading a lot on the topic.
But there’s a big difference between beco... ››› 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
If you're prepared to put the time in, an annual report can reveal a lot about what's going on within a company.
These documents can be large, so which areas should you focus on?
Read on to uncover four areas that deserve close attention…
Four things to check in a company’s annual report
Annual report check #1: Check how many outstanding options there are
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If you're looking for a valuable insight into what's going on within a company and what the future may hold, you need to read its annual report.
These financial statements hold a wealth of information. You just have to know where to look.
One very important part of an annual report is the directors' report. This can reveal a lot about a company. So what should you pay attention to?
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Cash is the lifeblood of a company. Without cash coming in the door, a company can't survive, let alone thrive.
A business can take short-term measures to cover shortfalls in cash, such as sell assets and issue new shares, but it can't keep this up over the long-term.
The best way for you as an investor to check what's going on is to put together a sources and uses statement.
So how can y... ››› more
Just like other aspects in your life, you need to have a plan to follow with your investments.
If you don't have a plan, you won't have any discipline. And without discipline, you're risking your capital. And this makes it much harder to grow your wealth.
So what sort of plan should you start with?
Read on to find out…
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Investing can be a nerve-racking experience.
When your stocks rise in price, it's easy to feel pleased with your stock picks. But when any of your stocks or the market shows signs of falling, it's easy to let panic take over.
This panic can lead you to make decisions you may regret in the future.
So how can you overcome panic when you invest?
Read on to find out…
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If want good stocks to invest in, you may be surprised to learn that you can't go by ‘boring' ones.
This is one of the great investment secrets that many investors take years to grasp.
Just because these stocks are boring doesn't mean you can't make decent gains from investing in them.
So what are these ‘boring' stocks? And what makes them good stocks to invest in?
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Buying shares in the easy part of investing. The hard part comes from knowing when it's time to sell or time to hold on.
This is the part of investing that catches many investors out. And it causes them to lose money.
So how can you ensure that you sell or hold on at the right time?
This crucial aspect of investing is how you can make decent returns or lose money.
Read on to find out m... ››› more
When researching companies to invest in, you might jump straight to profits, earnings per share (EPS) and dividends.
These key figures are easy to grasp and understand. Yet, you should spend more time looking into a company's cash flow. This is its lifeblood.
A great company generates lots of surplus cash (free cash flow) over the long-term. The company can use this cash to reward its shareh... ››› more
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