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
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
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
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
When you invest in penny shares you need to be alert.
Companies can pay you “stealth dividends”, or literally steal a chunk of your investment, without you even knowing it.
So it's important you know exactly how companies can do this and what to look out for…
“Stealth Dividends”: The only way a company can pay you tax free dividends!
You get “stealth dividends” f... ››› more
Right now, you're facing an incredible opportunity.
You've got the chance to buy a handful of top quality, penny shares on the JSE right now, all at a steal.
These companies are so cheap, they're selling at multiple times the average dividend yield of the average JSE share.
But it won't be that way for long. So listen up. This is what you need to do…
The JSEs smallest companies are of... ››› more
Your retirement isn't going to be cheap. Chances are you're going to have a couple of decades to enjoy it.
So if you're looking towards planning for retirement and want to invest on the stock market, what sort of stocks should you invest in?
Read on to find out…
The challenges of retirement
Funding your retirement will come down to your pension and financial assets you’v... ››› more
When you're an income investor, you want to know that your dividends are safe. But it can be difficult to work this out.
Some of the more common approaches to check dividends include calculating dividend cover. But is there another way to check?
Read on to find out…
Using distance-to-default to check dividends
The distance-to-default metric (which is also known as the ... ››› more
Dividends can account for a lot of the returns you see from your investments over the years. And high yielding stocks tend to make better long-term investments.
So how can you suss out a company's dividend before you invest?
Read on to find out more…
Weighing up dividends with dividend cover
You have to tread cautiously when investing in shares for their dividends. Just be... ››› more
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