Q. “I'm looking for a downloadable charting platform to set up my charts when I trade… Which user-friendly charting platforms do you recommend and why?”
A. The best way to sign up to a trading charting platform, is by going directly to the platforms' websites.
You'll find that these charting platforms work on a yearly subscription basis, which you'll need to renew and even upgrade ea... ››› more
Dividends can make you massive returns.
If for instance you bought Adapt IT in 2009, you'd have paid 44c per share. Since then the company has paid out 81.84cps in dividends - a return of 186% from dividends alone.
Based on the latest dividend of 17.1cps, you'd make 38.8% on your original investment THIS YEAR ALONE.
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Following on the theme of buying shares at a discount, today's company is trading at a discount to its net asset value as well as paying over 6.5% in dividends.
You will get paid to patiently wait for the company's share price to return to a premium to its net asset value (NAV).
The biggest reason for the discount is that it failed to comply with credit regulations in the past. These issues... ››› more
The rand lost 4% of its value in mere days last week.
At the same time, between 13 and 15 August the JSE lost 4% of its value.
As uncertainty at home and abroad causes this kind of volatility, there's a simple kind of investment that warrants a place in portfolios.
I'm talking about dividend paying stocks. The appeal is simple, dividend payers can provide investors with tangible returns (... ››› more
There's an old saying on Wall Street that says, "Profits are a matter of opinion, but dividends are a matter of fact."
And simply put - I believe too few investors are giving sufficient attention to many of the incredible dividend paying stocks on the JSE…
If you're like me, into fast moving high return shares, you know its even more difficult finding small cap companies that pay a divid... ››› more
If you're an avid reader of MoneyMorning, you've probably heard about “value-traps” - companies that seem cheap because they're trading at a massive discount to its sector, peers or net asset value for a period of time.
But do you know what an “income-trap” is?
Well, they're companies that seem attractive because of their high dividend yields.
You may not believe me, but many i... ››› more
When you invest in shares there are two things that can make you money - capital appreciation as the share price rises. And dividends putting hard cash in your pocket.
Most investors focus mostly on capital appreciation.
But the fact is dividends can make you massive returns.
If for instance you bought Adapt IT in 2009, you'd have paid 44c per share. Since then the company has paid out... ››› more
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
Investing for income is a wonderful thing.
Income is what gives you the freedom to enjoy your life.
Income supercharges your retirement savings.
More importantly, income is what you need to ensure you and your family live a comfortable life.
So what's really the best form of income?
Dividends are “rewards” you get for investing in stocks. And they're vital to... ››› more
It's Monday morning. The sun is peeping over the horizon, you're sipping on a cup of coffee waiting for seven ‘o clock to arrive. You need to hit the road.
You pull out of your driveway and watch the stream of cars head into the city. A smile drifts over your face because you're driving in the opposite direction. You're leaving town, hitting the open road. The ocean is ca... ››› more
Wouldn't it be a nice for a change, to see consistent income flowing in your account instead of out?
I'm talking about the kind of income that could help you:
• Pay off debts
• Supercharge your retirement
• Build the wealth you need to live the lifestyle you want
Basically do whatever you want, when you want - with no money worries. The kind of income that comes streaming in no m... ››› more
The other day, while making my morning coffee, a work colleague asked me about an opportunity to earn an 11.5% return on a fixed-term bond investment.
And she wasn't talking about RSA Government Retail Bonds. She was talking about investing in a Participation Bond Fund, specifically the FedGroup Participation Bond Fund.
When you invest in a Participation Bond Fund, money is pooled with oth... ››› more
Nothing could prepare investors for the volatility that we've seen in the markets in recent months. It's been interesting to watch the economy dodge junk status, the JSE tank under Brexit and investors scramble around trying their best to find investment opportunities.
The good news is, just because the financial markets are going crazy, doesn't meant there are no opportunities for your to pro... ››› more
Companies that pay huge dividends give your portfolio a certain level of protection and a steady flow of passive income.
This extra income stream is perfect for investors nearing retirement because it relieves some of the financial pressure and grows your retirement savings with very little effort. With a powerful dividend packed portfolio, you don't have to tap into your capital or savings... ››› more
If you've been acting on the share recommendations the FSPInvest team delivers every month in publications like The South African Investor, Real Wealth and Red Hot Penny Shares, then you're probably making handsome investment returns right now.
Soon, these investment returns will spark interest from SARS, and soon they'll come knocking asking for their share of your profits.
Your broker is... ››› more
I know that most investors love dividend paying shares. After all, great dividend paying companies give you a steady flow of passive income that you can either spend or reinvest.
This makes dividends an attractive choice for those nearing retirement because it helps you to score additional income from your investments.
But that doesn't mean you should rush out and buy any dividend paying s... ››› more
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
I love receiving dividends but reinvesting dividends is not always the most cost effective way to invest it.
Let me explain...
When you only get paid out a couple of hundred or thousand rand in dividends, the brokerage costs of reinvesting that cash can eat away a large chunk of the money.
That's why some investors draw the cash and spend it. This isn't a wise move either.
So, today ... ››› more
Dividend paying investments are the perfect income stream. And income is what gives you the freedom to enjoy your life.
Daily Wealth expert, Dr. David Eifrig has this to say on the subject: “Ignoring dividends is a blind spot many investors have, and it's a mistake. You shouldn't measure your wealth by the balance of your bank account, but by the income it generates.”
But first you need ... ››› more
I often get this question from investors: “What makes a great company to invest in?”
And while I can give you many technical answers about discounted cash flow (DCF) valuations, future growth forecasts and the like, the best answer is really simple.
The very best companies are the ones that “pay back” their investors.
That's the big rule of investing.
Invest in companies that w... ››› more
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