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  • Why traders and investors are preparing for a HUGE move up for silver!
  • At the end of February 2019, I sent out a prediction article on silver. In it, I mentioned that silver's price broke above a ceiling level (blue line in the graph below) at $15.80.   Since then, the silver market’s price buying momentum picked up and has been in a strong upward trajectory.   In fact, right now the silver price is trading at around $16.52, ... ››› more
  • [05 August 2019]
  • A simple strategy to beat fund managers at their own game
  • Right now, there are just north of 400 shares on the JSE. Of these shares, investment funds only invest in the top 40, and perhaps the top 100… Only 161 shares are on the JSE All-Share index… If you invest in a fund you're most likely investing in the JSE's Top 40 Index. Unit trusts simply don't deviate from the index too far, because that's the only way they can match the index perfor... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How you can get into tomorrow's blue-chip companies while they're just getting started
  • As a member of the FSPInvest team, I have the privilege to speak to some of the smartest investors in the country. One of these expert financial minds is Francois Joubert, the editor of Red Hot Penny Shares. The shares Francois recommend in this newsletter all cost less than R10 per share. They are so small that most people simply tend to ignore them. It's like Francois says, “You see, t... ››› more
  • [03 June 2016]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when investing in a fund
  • Imagine this… You invest your hard-earned cash into a fund to help grow your retirement portfolio, but in a mere 2 days, the fund you've invested in loses 66%. This happened to investors in the Third Circle MET Target Return Fund in December. What's more, Asset Managers who invested in this fund also lost a fair chunk of their portfolio. That's why today I want to share the three red... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Unit trusts uncovered: How to work out whether a manager is worth his fees
  • If you're investing in a managed fund, you want benchmark beating performance in return. Otherwise you'd be better off putting your cash into a passive fund, such as an exchange traded fund (ETF), and save yourself the management fees. So how can you work out if a manager is worth the fees he charges? Read on to find out… Four factors to weigh up a unit trust’s performance I... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • About the company: Coronation Fund Managers Ltd [JSE:CML]
  • Coronation Fund Managers manage the assets of institutions and companies, and provide unit trust fund management to the retail sector. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Coronation Fund Managers Limited Short name: Coronat Ticker: CML Sector: Financial services – financial services Five top facts about Coronation Fund Managers Fact #1: Coro... ››› more
  • [07 July 2015]
  • Unit trusts uncovered: The impact of trading costs on your fund
  • The one thing that worries many investors about actively managed unit trust funds is the costs involved. They are significant. And these costs eat into your potential return. Have a glance at a fund's fact sheet and you might think all costs are included in the total expense ratio (TER), but you'd be wrong. TER doesn't include one-off costs, such as the fund's trading costs. And the more the f... ››› more
  • [27 June 2014]
  • Fund investing: How you can avoid the growing practice of closet indexing
  • With the pressure heavily on fund managers to perform, there appears to be a growing trend in closet indexing. Closet indexing is when an actively managed unit trust fund starts to replicate its benchmark index. The result is you're paying more for a performance you could have got from investing in a tracker fund. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what you can do about it… The e... ››› more
  • [20 June 2014]
  • Trading strategy: Why it can pay to watch trading volume
  • Exchanges track the amount of trading volume on every index and every share on a daily basis. This shows the amount of buying activity and selling activity for each day. The greater the volume, the higher the buying and selling activity on that day. So what can you take from trading volume? Let's take a closer look… ****************************************************** Master my secret and t... ››› more
  • [23 April 2014]
  • How a ‘normal' unit trust works
  • You might be surprised at the wide variety of different unit trust funds available for you to invest in. They come in a number of different forms and all work slightly differently. The most basic unit trust is the ‘normal' unit trust. Let's take a closer look at this type of unit trust… ‘Normal’ unit trusts, or Collective Investment Schemes (CIS), are the most basic level of unit trust f... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • Get R305,800 in gains from SA's top fund manager today!
  • When it comes to investing and managing money, no fund manager has done it better than Coronation Fund Managers. Do a quick search on Google for the Coronation ‘Balanced Plus Fund' and you'll see it managed to capture almost all the growth on offer from our markets over the last five years! And this average return of 15.8% was enough to see the fund ranked first against all its South African p... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • You have an 80% chance of making money this December!
  • When it comes to trading, even the world's best traders are happy when they call the market right just 60% of the time. After all, with good money management, that weighting of more winning trades than losers is enough to make you a fortune. So you can imagine how excited traders get when they have an opportunity to call the market right 80% of the time. And today, I want to tell you how ... ››› more
  • [02 December 2013]
  • Three reasons why you're better off investing on your own
  • A while ago I was speaking to a friend of mine about investing in shares. He told me he'd placed his entire portfolio in the hands of a company that manages funds. He felt that because he wasn't a professional investor, he couldn't make money on the stock market. So, he believed, his money was better off with professional fund managers. But the thing is, investing on the stock market isn'... ››› more
  • [24 July 2013]
  • Ignore your emotions: You CAN make profits in a flat market!
  • When you sink your hard-earned cash into anything, it's very difficult not to let your emotions get involved too. After all, if the worst happens, you could end up losing your investment. But have you ever thought about how much your emotions cost you? By letting your emotions interfere with your investment decisions, you could lose serious cash… Nobody wants to lose money in any investment th... ››› more
  • [24 June 2013]
  • Seven points to check if you've invested in a top performing unit trust
  • The best performing local unit trusts were honoured at the annual Raging Bull Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The Awards recognise the top performing unit trusts on both outright performance and risk-adjusted performance. If you're planning to invest in unit trusts this year, use these seven points to check if you've invested in a top performing unit trust. The Raging Bull Awards hon... ››› more
  • [01 February 2013]



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