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  • Nine essential investment tips every woman must know about
  • August is Women's Month. As South Africa celebrates the role women played in the liberation of the country against apartheid, the women of South Africa are now facing a new struggle. That's the fight for financial equality. Not only is the investment world still largely dominated by men, a large number of households still rely on men for financial security. The good news is that the stereo... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • Former US Federal Reserve Chairman reveals the cure to the next global economic crisis
  • Remember Alan Greenspan? He was the former US Federal Reserve Chairman from 1986 to 2006. A corrupt, but smart man, who was responsible for pumping endless supply of dollars to “stimulate” the US economy to no avail. Well, in a recent interview after the Brexit referendum he had this to say: “This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like i... ››› more
  • [04 August 2016]
  • 15 tips to help you become a successful long-term investor
  • If you're a long-term investor, you understand how challenging it is to find the right investments that will deliver your expected returns while you hold the stocks. Once you set your investment goals, you need to put a strategy in place to help you achieve those goals. Now it's important to understand that there are no hard and fast rules to long-term investing. So it's important that you cre... ››› more
  • [25 July 2016]
  • Invest in the world's most powerful economy with just R100 a month
  • When the results of the Brexit referendum came on Friday 24 June 2016, the rand fell more than 8% against the dollar. This was the biggest fall against the American currency since 2008. The international impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union is making it difficult for investors to figure out what to invest in next. If you're feeling confused, there is one market that still o... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • 7 reasons why I look to the South African Investor to build and protect my wealth
  • Investing in South Africa today is proving to be a challenge for even the best investors. We have to deal with constant attacks to our investment capital. Scam artists, investment fees, taxes, increasing cost of living as well as political decisions both local and internationally all seem to be aligned to do one thing, eat away at the wealth we are trying so hard to build. The current situ... ››› more
  • [06 July 2016]
  • 17 reasons to add penny shares to your investment portfolio today
  • Penny shares are the black sheep of the investment market. Most investors ignore these shares because they simply don't know how to deal with them. Penny shares are volatile - They'll be up one day and down the next. Their share prices tend to swing around violently leaving investors that are unprepared for this activity nervous and afraid of what the share price will do next. But there ar... ››› more
  • [24 June 2016]
  • Do you make these two common investment mistakes?
  • Last week I met with some friends at a dinner party in Sandton. The conversation, as it always does turned to investing. I didn't say much during the conversation but I was quite concerned when i realised that my friends were making two common investment mistakes. They were making these two investment mistakes in a different way. Which is why, today I'd like to show you two common invest... ››› more
  • [26 May 2016]
  • Investing offshore could help you protect your money and even profit from the weak rand
  • Since 1990, the rand has depreciated at an average of 6% per year against the US dollar. Due to the growing budget deficit and poor economic situation in South Africa, the rand is likely to get worse. Think about this. The JSE only contributes around 0.5% to global GDP, that means if you stick to local investments only, you're not taking advantage of international investment opportunities. ... ››› more
  • [04 May 2016]
  • The Buffett Effect: Three billion dollar secrets every South African investor must know
  • When Buffett bought Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 for about $12 a share, it was a textile company and one of the largest employers in New Bedford, Mass. It then quickly became Buffett's acquisition vehicle. With years of incredible growth behind its name, the company now sits at a stock price of $210,200. It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors the world has... ››› more
  • [01 April 2016]
  • Make sure you've packed your “retirement parachute” before it's too late
  • Every day I meet new people who continuously worry about the markets trampling on their investments. People feel anxious that investing won't give them enough to survive. You see, retirement plays on most people's minds. And in today's times, the sad thing is, a retirement annuity isn't enough to retire comfortably and support your family. What it really comes down to is answering these two ... ››› more
  • [18 March 2016]
  • Do you always make these three classic investment mistakes?
  • Over the years I've noticed investors tend to ask the same things, but even more so - They make the same mistakes as well. It all comes down to human nature I guess. That's why today I want to show you how to avoid the three most common mistakes I see investors make, over and over. Classic Investment Mistake #1 – Investors bet the bank when they shouldn’t!   Penny shares can go ... ››› more
  • [23 February 2016]
  • Three golden rules to help you make a killing from the stock market in 2016
  • So, you've never invested before but you want to cut your teeth on the markets. Well, a good degree of caution is necessary in the investment markets. However, after months of a bear market, I believe the markets will soon start turning. By getting in early and snapping up the bargains, you stand to benefit. Fantastic rewards await you if you get it right. But beware of the risk involved... ››› more
  • [14 January 2016]
  • Keep your eye on this JSE retailer in 2016
  • This year we've seen the South African economy struggle in almost every aspect. There has been rise in inflation, which stands at 4.7%. Interest rates increased twice this year and now stands at 6.25%. But one company is weathering the storm and proving it can grow profits, even in this tough environment. This year we've seen the South African economy struggle in almost every aspect. Ther... ››› more
  • [03 December 2015]
  • How to find great penny stocks
  • If you want to invest in penny stocks, you need to have a strategy to follow. Your strategy should help to lower your overall risk investing in penny stocks and help you filter through the penny stock laggards to find the best ones on the market. So what should you include in your penny stock investment strategy? Read on to find out… Perfecting your penny stock investment strategy... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • Why a fund of funds could be the perfect investment option for you
  • When it comes to investing, it's important to build up a diversified portfolio. By diversifying, you reduce the overall risk of your portfolio. Unit trusts can help you to diversify your holdings. And there is one type of unit trust in particular that could help you achieve diversification easily. This type of unit trust is a fund of funds. Read on to find out more… What is a fund... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • The New Oil Order explained for your trading!
  • The most traded commodity in the world is also the most disappointing commodity in the world. The oil industry has taken off to new heights. And by new heights I'm certainly NOT talking about revenue or prices. I'm talking about the ridiculous increase in oil production per day. Back in 1980, we had around 59 million barrels of oil produced per day. This year we have over 85 million barrels... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • This simple rule could cost you your portfolio
  • Kmart, Motorola and RCA all lost their market dominance for the same reason. Read on to find out why no company is too big to fail... In the mid-20th century, Consumer electronics manufacturer RCA was the first company to sell electronic televisions to a wide market.    In the 1960s and 1970s, the company began to diversify away from its traditional business. RCA acquired a c... ››› more
  • [04 November 2015]
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