Before you start investing, you should take time to write down your investment goals. These should range from short-term to long-term.
Then you need to decide what financial instruments you're going to use to take you there. These range from cash to geared instruments.
So what sort of risks do different financial instruments come with? And what can you expect in terms of returns?
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The headline speaks for itself… So I'm not going to bore you and complain about the ongoing problems affecting you, me and the entire economy!
You see, the great thing is that, the JSE stock market is oblivious to what's actually happening to our economy.
While things are going haywire in South Africa, the stock market is still on its way up. And so, I have a fantastic profit opportunity ... ››› more
With the array of trading platforms out there and the variety of different tools to trade with, it's easy to get excited about trading online.
But before you take the plunge, you need to ensure that you prepare yourself for the journey. Otherwise it could be a very costly exercise.
So what do you need to consider before you start trading online?
Let's take a closer look…
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Three weeks ago, I noticed that a specific JSE listed stock, broke down a crucial level.
Funny enough, this happened when the JSE stock market was falling off a cliff.
Initially, I thought to leave it alone in case it turns up. But then I spotted a profit opportunity pattern, which got me super excited!
I did an analysis on this pattern, shared it to my Twitter and Facebook f... ››› more
Last week Wednesday, as I was researching braai tips on Braai Day, I came across a world class braai'er!
You'll never believe this!
Braai Boy (Gareth Daniell) broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous braai.
He braai'ed for a staggering 62 hours NON STOP!
As I was reading about his techniques and tricks, I couldn't help but think how similar it is to the way... ››› more
When it comes to putting any money into the stock market, the first thing you need to look at is the type of investor you are. If you're very conservative, then trading single stock futures probably isn't for you. So how can you work out what type of investor you are? And once you know your ‘investor type,' what financial instruments suit you best? Read on to find out…
The stock market all c... ››› more
By now you know that there are many ways you can create a balanced investment portfolio. Today we'll have a brief look at some of the equity-based financial instruments you can invest in to create a balanced portfolio. But before we do, let's have a look at what financial instruments are in more detail.
What is a financial instrument?
Essentially, a financial instrument is an easily trada... ››› more
When it comes to investing, it's crucial to understand all the financial jargon used. And the good news is complicated terms tend to be very easily understood. One such term is a financial instrument. Read on to uncover what a financial instrument is…
You should be aware there are many methods you can use to create a properly balanced portfolio, Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Marke... ››› more
A solid foundation is always at the core of the best performing stock market portfolios. And to get you on track to a winning portfolio you need to make sure you have these four ingredients…
These essential ingredients are the building blocks in the world of stock market investing, as Gareth Stokes explains in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market.
The importance of shares, the stock exchange an... ››› more
If you're new to investing, prepare yourself for your journey into the stock market with this five point checklist. It'll help you become a more successful investor. Read on to uncover what you need to know before you buy your first share…
A long journey requires careful planning and preparation to succeed. Stock market investing is no different.
Here’s a five point checklist you can use ... ››› more
South Africa's 2013 Budget Speech is just around the corner and investors are eager to find out if any changes will be announced that will affect their investments. They're worried that the taxman will seek to an even bigger chunk of money from their investments. If you're worried about handing over more money to the taxman, maybe you should consider looking at the profit potential of gearing. If... ››› more
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