Where is, the Rand going?
The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
About 10 years ago, I gave up with investing. The returns were just too slow for my liking.
And so, trading took over a big portion of my life.
Now as you know by now I'm a trader by heart. But I also understand that I need to diversify my money for the future. Why? Well, it's better to grow my retirement kitty with multiple streams of income, rather than with just one or two.
With the st... ››› more
Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control.
Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets.
But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock.
Let me explain…
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I'm not about to go into a political rant about the violence on university campuses or about the pros and cons of having free higher education for all.
What I want to talk about is the newest campaign that just happened - on the back of #FeesMustFall. It's called #DataFeesMustFall!
Thousands of people are unhappy with the data fees they're being charged by South African cell phone ... ››› more
Yeah, yeah, we all know the story of how Shoprite was a R1 share in 1994 and shot up to R200 in 2012. Or how Capitec was 91c in 2002 and today it is trading at R430.
You might have even heard me speak about how I first invested in Adapt IT at R1.30 and today it is at R13.
But that's not what I want to tell you about today.
I want to tell you why you shouldn't invest in small cap shares…... ››› more
Datacentrix is an information and communication technology (ICT) company focused on helping to improve business performance. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Datacentrix Holdings Limited
Short name: Dcentrix
Sector: Technology – software & computer services
Five top facts about Datacentrix
Datacentrix employs just ove... ››› more
I was in a state of total panic on Monday! My client had just called me and bumped up my Friday deadline to that very same day. Within the space of an hour, I had to email 84 high-resolution photographs to Nairobi. Those files are BIG.
And the internet connection is shoddy!
So uploading one image can take up to 10 minutes...
There was no way I was going to meet my deadline. I was in a ma... ››› more
There are two types of news. And I don't mean good news and bad news…
Basing your investment decisions on the one kind of news could cost you dearly…
Whatever you do, you shouldn't listen to this first kind of news. I'm talking about the news that is blurted out to generate newspaper sales.
This is often associated with audacious headlines having bold claims only affecting your and o... ››› more
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