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  • Really… You're telling me to invest in bonds and stash my cash?
  • While it may have been just another ordinary Thursday afternoon to you and me, for eight South Africans sitting around a table in a small boardroom in Pretoria, things looked very different. These eight people held the fate of the country in their hands. Call things right, and they may just put SA's ailing economy back on track. Call things wrong, and they could decimate the rand, stifle g... ››› more
  • [28 November 2019]
  • Warning signs that you could be holding the next Steinhoff
  • The Steinhoff debacle hurt a lot of investors. If you held Steinhoff shares before the crash - you'd be down around 97% on your money today. And the chances of ever recovering all the losses are close to zero… But what you should know is that situations like this can be avoided. There are at least four clues to follow that are warnings signs of an impending disaster like that of ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2019]
  • The ‘Ultimate Paycheque' for a rich retirement
  • Imagine investing R100,000 in a company and receiving over R600,000 in dividends alone… Or investing the same amount and getting back nearly R200,000 just in dividends… Now that's serious income that could guarantee a comfortable retirement. Now imagine owning six of these shares right now… I'd call that the ‘Ultimate Paycheque' retirement. And as I said, I've identified si... ››› more
  • [15 April 2019]
  • How to shield your portfolio against this one type of risk
  • No one can accurately predict where the markets will go in 2017. The fact is, the markets become volatile in times of uncertainty. And when the markets become volatile, there's a good chance your investments could decrease in value. This is simply known as market risk. The main causes of market risk are recessions, political turmoil, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Or even sm... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Use the Rule of Four to keep your portfolio in the green in ANY market
  • How you can diversify yourself to safety with the ‘Rule of Four' What do you do with your money in a crisis? Do you sell your share portfolio? Do you stick everything in a bank account, in property or in gold? That's the question that popped up around a campfire I had going with friends over the weekend. Considering South Africa's junk status, state capture and political unrest that'... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How these penny shares grow profits by 30%, 50% while the JSE moves 1% for the year!
  • The JSE All Share Index is up 1% for the year so far. The Top 40 index, representative of the most ‘stable' shares on our market is down a miserable 2.25% since 29 December 2015. And our economy is struggling. It's fair to say that 2016's been a tough year. Many companies are losing money (or at least making smaller profits), and very few shares are up. But there are a select gro... ››› more
  • [28 September 2016]
  • Could a “ban of cash” by Government and Central Banks ever hit South Africa?
  • On my trip to London last year, my international colleagues from the MoneyWeek offices discussed an interesting concept that was secretly emerging throughout the world. They called it “The War on Cash”. Simply, it's a sinister scheme already being actioned throughout the global financial system, which allows governments and Central Banks to keep borrowing, and transfer your wealth into the... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]
  • Redefine Properties Limited (RDF) is paying dividends - You have a decision to make
  • If you've been holding Redefine Properties (RDF) shares, you have an important decision to make. You see, the company is paying a dividend of 41.70 cents for the six months ended 29 February 2016. You need to choose if you want to receive the cash dividend or use the dividend to reinvest to buy more shares. The biggest advantage of reinvesting your dividends is compounding   You accumulate... ››› more
  • [09 May 2016]
  • Bull market or bear market, here's a reliable way to reduce the risk in your portfolio
  • No one can predict which way the stock market is going to go. One year, we're in a bull market, the next year, we're in a bear market. But currently, there's more fear in the markets today than there was a year ago. Stock have fallen tremendously and more investors have become bearish. And if you're one of these investors, you probably looking for a way to reduce the risks that could hurt y... ››› more
  • [18 January 2016]
  • About the company: Cashbuild Ltd [JSE:CSB]
  • Cashbuild is a retailer of building materials and related products. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Cashbuild Limited Short name: Cashbil Ticker: CSB Sector: Retail – general retailers Five top facts about Cashbuild Fact #1: Cashbuild employs around 4,700 people across its operations in southern Africa` Fact #2: Cashbuild has a listi... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Why holding cash should be a vital part of your investment strategy
  • It's easy to see why many investors don't like cash. It earns poor returns in the bank. Putting your cash to work in investments means it's actually doing something for you. But this shouldn't deter you from holding cash. In fact, it reduces your risk… When it makes sense to hold cash Holding cash instead of investing it makes perfect sense when stocks are expensive. When there s... ››› more
  • [30 October 2015]
  • Use this technique to find discounted stocks
  • If you're looking to put your money to work on the stock market, it pays to find discounted stocks. By buying discounted stocks, you're paying less for a company that has the potential to soar into the future, giving you scope to make more money. So how can you find discounted stocks? Read on to find out how to do it… Finding discounted stocks comes from taking out cash By inv... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
  • How to manage your cash
  • It's prudent to have a cash emergency fund to tide you over if something unexpected happens. It's also a good idea to hold some cash as part of your investment portfolio. So where should you keep your cash? You need to weigh up the returns… Keeping your cash in the bank Keeping your cash in the bank is one of the safest ways to store it, but it’s also likely to give you the poo... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • What you really need to know before investing for dividends
  • One of the main reasons why you choose to invest a stock is that you believe it'll go up in price over time. If you're an income investor, another factor you may consider is the dividend the stock pays. That's why, if a company cuts its dividend, you can be sure its share price will drop. Investors that were in the stock for the dividends will sell their shares. For example: Take commodi... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why you need to look at a company's cash before investing for dividends
  • If you're an income seeker, you're looking to invest in companies paying out solid dividends. You don't want to invest in a company for its dividends, only for it to cut or suspend its dividend payment entirely. So how can you increase the odds of buying a solid dividend payer? Read on to find out… How to work out a company’s cash flow Looking at how much spare cash a compan... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • Winning investment strategy: How to find stocks trading at a discount
  • By using a straightforward way to value stocks, you can uncover the companies trading at a discount to the market or their competitors. This way of stock valuation concentrates on cash. Let's take a closer look… One way to value stocks What a company does with its cash is more important than just having cash alone. This is because cash is non-productive. So when companies have a ... ››› more
  • [01 July 2015]
  • Cash may underperform stocks and bonds, but you can use it to your advantage
  • Over the long-term, it's almost a certainty that cash will underperform stocks and bonds. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep some cash. You should have cash to cover emergencies and to use when opportunities arise in the stock and bond markets. Read on to find out more… How much spare cash should you hold? For prudent financial planning reasons, it makes sense to hold eno... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]
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