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  • Grow your wealth by sticking to these four core investment strategy principles
  • Before you start investing your money, you should have a strategy in place. By sticking to a strategy, you're less likely to make mistakes with your investments and give your money the best chance of growth. So what principles should you include in your investment strategy? Read on to find out… Investment strategy principle #1: Asset allocation and rebalancing When putting toge... ››› more
  • [01 July 2015]
  • How to use asset allocation with your retirement investments
  • Investing for retirement isn't easy. There are so many aspects that can bring you worry. The biggest is seeing a good enough return from your investments. One way to tackle this is to apply asset allocation to your investments for retirement. So how does this work? Read on to find out… What is asset allocation? Asset allocation is how you split your investment cash across diffe... ››› more
  • [26 June 2015]
  • Collectibles uncovered: How to invest in art
  • If you fancy diversifying your investment portfolio, you could consider buying some fine pieces of art. So what should you look for when investing in art? And are there any rules to buying art? Read on to find out… What to look for when investing in art If you’re buying art as an investment, the first thing you should look at is price. Ideally you want good value at a good pr... ››› more
  • [23 June 2015]
  • Four tips to help you create wealth
  • If you're determined to create wealth and financial independence, that's half the battle. The rest you have to make happen for you. So what's the best way to create wealth? Read on to uncover four top tips to help you achieve your wealth goals… Creating wealth tip #1: How to divide your income You can’t start to create wealth until you know how to divide your income into savi... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • Should you include tobacco stocks in your portfolio?
  • At the beginning of the month, China introduced its new smoking ban. It sees smoking banned from all indoor spaces, which includes offices and factories. China is also introducing tighter regulations on tobacco ads. China appears to be following in the footsteps of many other countries worldwide in their bid to stamp out smoking and the advertising that goes with it. So what impact will t... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • Three street-smart lessons from a man who grew his hedge fund over 4,000%
  • In October 1973, the Yom Kippur War took place when a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel. This attack saw a strong Israeli army suffer losses and huge damages to its weaponry and air force. Israel's prime supplier of weapons was the US. The US wasn't happy at the news that Israel was on the defensive and that some of its military technology ... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • About the company: Sanlam Ltd [JSE:SLM]
  • Founded back in 1918, Sanlam originated as a life insurance company. Now Sanlam provides an array of financial solutions to its clients and is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies… Full name: Sanlam Limited Short name: Sanlam Ticker: SLM Sector: Insurance – life insurance Five top facts about Sanlam Fact #1: Sanlam employs nearly 13,000 people. Sanlam has o... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How to make the best investment decisions with your money offshore
  • If you want to successfully invest offshore, many of the principles are the same as investing in South Africa. So how can you decide on the best investments for you? Read on to find out… Investing offshore principle #1: Look at long-term performance When looking at different offshore investment opportunities, look at how they’ve performed over the past ten years or so. This wi... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to successfully invest in the most portable of collectibles: Stamps
  • If you're looking to diversify your portfolio into collectibles, the most portable of all are stamps. Stamp collecting, or philately, is a hobby enjoyed by many around the world. And if it's a hobby of yours, perhaps it's time to take your stamp collecting to the next level. So what makes a good stamp investment? Read on to find out… Three factors that determine a stamp’s worth ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • The easy way to invest in international markets
  • Investing in international markets is a great way of diversifying your portfolio. International markets may perform differently to stocks in South Africa. And you'll be able to gain exposure to stocks you can't invest directly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Investing in international markets also helps to protect yourself against rand weakness. So what's the easiest way to invest in ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • The smart investor's guide to surviving the stock market roller coaster ride
  • Since the slump following the financial crisis, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have continued their overall upward trend. But investing in the stock market is risky. There's always a chance the stock market could take a turn for the worse. So what's the best way to prepare? Read on to find out… The battle between the stock market bulls and bears There will always be ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2015]
  • A novel way to determine your asset allocation
  • Asset allocation involves the spread of your investment capital across a wide array of different assets. By doing this you hope they perform slightly differently to one another. This evens out investment performance over time and reduces your risk. But how else can you go about asset allocation? Read on to find out… How ‘classic’ asset allocation works The simplest form of... ››› more
  • [25 May 2015]
  • Four benefits of investing in collectibles
  • The key to successfully diversifying your portfolio is to invest in different assets that respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. One way to add diversification to your portfolio is to invest some of your money into collectibles. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of investing in collectibles… What are collectibles? Collectibles, otherwise known as alter... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • How you can trade international stocks using single stock futures
  • If you trade single stock futures on South African stocks, do you know you can trade international stocks too without taking your money offshore? You can do this by trading the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's International Derivatives. So what are International Derivatives? What are the benefits of trading them? And how can you trade them? Read on to find out… Introducing Internatio... ››› more
  • [19 May 2015]
  • Investing in shares: What companies to buy to build a sensible portfolio
  • Investing in shares comes with risk. There's the chance of a market crash. There's the chance that bad news may hit a sector that you hold shares in. And there's the chance that bad news will hit one of your shares. So how can you invest in shares in a way that reduces this risk and includes the largest and smallest stocks on the market? Read on to find out… Help your investment ... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • Want to diversify your portfolio? Then it's time to invest in collectibles
  • Diversification is key to solid long-term returns from your portfolio. Different assets respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. So if you're looking for a way to diversify out of the stock market, collectibles are a fantastic option. So why should you consider investing in collectibles? What are the disadvantages of investing in collectibles? And how can you get started... ››› more
  • [23 April 2015]
  • Follow these five rules to achieve investment riches
  • Chances are the reason you're investing is to grow your wealth. So how can you increase your chances of achieving this goal? There are five main factors that will have a bearing on your success. Read on to find out what they are and how you can apply them to your investment strategy… Investing rule #1: Be patient Patience is key to success in the market. You need to stick with ... ››› more
  • [20 April 2015]
  • About the company: Acsion Ltd [JSE:ACS]
  • Acsion specialises in property development and is a property holding company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Acsion Limited Short name: Acsion Ticker: ACS Sector: Real estate investment & services Five top facts about Acsion Fact #1: Acsion is a property developer. The company developed all properties within its portfolio. Fact #2: Ac... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]
  • Why diversification reduces your investment risk
  • Diversification is an essential aspect of portfolio management. By not putting all your eggs in one basket, you can reduce the risk you take on when investing. So why does diversification work? And should you bother? Read on to find out more… What is diversification is all about? The idea behind diversification is you spread your stock market risk by investing in a number of diffe... ››› more
  • [10 April 2015]
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