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  • Five bear market survival strategies for investors
  • A bear market refers to a widespread decline in asset prices of at least 20%. We've seen stock markets fall 20% and more in recent months. The oil price fell through the floor, and unemployment is soaring. This is not a fun time to be in, and you might be confused, panicked or just blown away. The good news is, this is only a phase - and it will also pass. Things will turn around and l... ››› more
  • [13 May 2020]
  • 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]
  • Improve the performance of your share portfolio by following these three tips
  • One of the most renowned economists last century was John Maynard Keynes. As well as being a highly respected economist, he was also a very successful investor. For a quarter of a century he ran the Kings College of Cambridge's endowment fund with great success. Much of this was down to his style of investing and the rules he followed. Read on to uncover three top tips that helped Keynes ach... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • Financial planning tips: How to reduce your risk with diversification
  • Once you start giving your financial planning some serious thought and putting your money to work, you also need to ensure you're not taking on too much risk with any of your decisions. Taking on high levels of risk may hold the lure of high returns, but there's also a higher chance that you'll lose money. So how can you reduce your risk? Let's take a closer look… How to get the b... ››› more
  • [06 November 2014]
  • Why you can't beat diversification to lower your investment risk
  • A whole host of different companies, large and small, make up the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. A lot of investors put the associated risk of investing in a company down to its size. But just because a company is large doesn't mean that it comes with no risk. So what's your best bet to reduce your overall investment risk? Let's take a closer look… The link between company size and... ››› more
  • [26 September 2014]
  • You could be stealing money from your own Forex account without even knowing it
  • Often Forex traders look at all their trades individually. But this is a mistake… One that could cost you dearly! In fact, it could see you stealing from your own trading account without even knowing it. And it's all because of something known as correlation. So how can correlation cost you   When trading, you shouldn’t look at individual currency pairs as if they existed... ››› more
  • [06 August 2014]
  • How to create the ultimate diversified portfolio
  • Research proves that diversification does work. By spreading your investments, it reduces risk. Even a little diversification goes a long way in cutting your investment risk. But what should you aim for when it comes to diversifying your portfolio? Diversification is all about lowering your investment risk If you spread your investments across different shares, sectors, asset classes and even ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2014]
  • Three reasons why you should diversify your portfolio
  • Simply put, diversification is not having all your eggs in one basket. In other words, spreading your investments across different shares, sectors and assets. This is because investing is risky. And by employing some diversification, you can offset some of this risk you take on. Let's take a closer look at why you should diversify your portfolio… The risks you take on when you invest Let... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • Finding the perfect balance: How much should you have in cash and shares?
  • When it comes to finding the best mix of assets in your portfolio, there are two asset classes you can't ignore: Cash and shares. But how much should you have in each? And how many shares should you hold? Read on to uncover how you should spread your money across cash and shares… Cash and shares are two crucial asset classes in your portfolio, Dr David Eifrig in Daily Wealth explains... And se... ››› more
  • [27 January 2014]
  • Two of the best investment ideas for 2014
  • The Forbes' 2014 Investment Guide came out two weeks ago. And amongst some of the ideas included in the guide were some gems. And you can apply them to you own investing. Read on to uncover what two of the best investment ideas for 2014 are... In the recently released Forbes’ 2014 Investment Guide, there were some ideas that you should ignore, Alexander Green in Investment U explains… But... ››› more
  • [23 December 2013]
  • How to build a strong portfolio using 2 basic strategies
  • If only you had the perfect portfolio. One that grew 12% a year like clockwork - without a losing year - then you'd be set for life. But there are things that you can do to improve the performance of your portfolio and make it stronger. Read on to uncover two strategies to do just that… When you’re young, you need growth, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Investment U explains... You can afford to take ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • Revealed: 3 things not to do with your money
  • There are some key mistakes that people make over and over again with their money. But you needn't make these mistakes. Not as long as you know what these mistakes are. You need to make sure that you're savvy about your personal finance. Read on to uncover the three things not to do with your money… Here are the three most common mistakes people make when managing their money, David Fessler in... ››› more
  • [04 December 2013]
  • Uncovered: How diversification works
  • Diversification is the corner stone of building a balanced portfolio. By diversifying your portfolio, you can help reduce risk and ensure that you're not ‘putting all your eggs in one basket'. But what exactly is diversification and how well does it work? Read on to find out… Investing is risky, Matthew Partridge in MoneyWeek explains. No investment is truly ‘risk-free’. But risk comes i... ››› more
  • [28 October 2013]
  • The secret of diversification: The 15% rule
  • Many of the world's smartest investors follow certain rules when it comes to investing. One of the benefits of doing this is it protects their wealth. This critical rule lets you make sure you diversify your investments. You can never be too safe. Read on to find out about the secret of diversification, the 15% rule… The 15% rule is: Don't have more than 15% of your investment money in any... ››› more
  • [24 October 2013]
  • 2 golden rules for dividend investing
  • Dividend investing sounds simple, but it is not easy. It requires a mind-set that is quite different from the hustle and bustle that is the stock market. Read on to find out two golden rules for dividend investing… Setting some rules to follow can help you become a successful dividend investor and ultimately achieve financial independence, explain the team of experts at Daily Wealth... Rule... ››› more
  • [16 September 2013]
  • Diversify your portfolio by investing offshore
  • Investing offshore lowers the risk of your portfolio. By investing offshore you can diversify your portfolio and gain handsomely in the process. Read on to find out why you should invest some of your cash outside SA… Your main motive for investing offshore is to benefit from international diversification. This diversification comes from holding investments that have unrelated returns. Globa... ››› more
  • [24 July 2013]
  • Seven ways to make the right property investments
  • Buying property as an investment can be an intimidating prospect, especially if it's your first time. The requirements you have for the home you live in compared with a house you're buying as an investment will differ greatly. So to ensure you consider the right properties, follow these investment property rules… Investing in property is a good way of adding some diversity to your investment p... ››› more
  • [17 July 2013]
  • Three top reasons unit trusts deserve a place in your investment portfolio
  • Deciding what to invest your hard earned cash into is no mean feat. Unit trusts are a serious consideration for your investment portfolio. If you're new to investing, they can help you take that first step into the realm of the stock market. They can be serious wealth builders and a great way of reducing your portfolio's risk… Taking it down to its bare bones, a unit trust is a fund owned by i... ››› more
  • [26 June 2013]
  • Don't let too much of a good thing cost you!
  • It's the golden rule for every successful investor. You've heard it over and over, too many times to count. Yet time and again, you find yourself losing money. Don't put your eggs in one basket, hold a balanced portfolio. This is an age-old rule of investing that is so embedded in our minds that the words just roll off of our tongues almost effortlessly. Problem is most investors who do it, often ... ››› more
  • [16 June 2013]
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