Hi, I'm Francois Joubert, Chief Investment Strategist for Red Hot Penny Shares
And today I'm going to show you how a modest investment in a single R2 stock could become the cornerstone of your million rand portfolio.
I call it my “One in a Million Stock Play.”
You might find the idea that one or two stocks could turn a portfolio into more than a million unbelievable, yet many investor... ››› more
It came as a shock to most investors when the Steinhoff scandal was exposed in December 2017.
The share dropping 96% didn't just hurt unaware investors though.
Some of the biggest investment funds in Africa got hit, including the Public Investment Corporation.
This article isn't about to tell you that you could've predicted the Steinhoff debacle…
But what I want to tell you is h... ››› more
In the five years before Warren Buffett bought Coca Cola, its share price rose an average 18% per year even during the Great Depression.
When Buffett Bought Coca Cola, he paid a massive 30% premium for its earnings and a 50% premium for its cash flow compared to its sector's average.
But Buffett simply didn't care. In fact, his investment in coke grew nearly 16 times over!
So why did B... ››› more
Emotions don't have a place in investing. They lead you to make the wrong decisions, which inevitably means your portfolio loses money.
So how can you remove emotions out of your investment decisions?
Read on to find out…
Emotions remover #1: Take a structured approach to investing
When it comes to buying shares, you need to take a structured approach.
One way to do this is to ... ››› more
When it comes to selecting shares to invest in, you have a huge number of different investment strategies to consider.
If you think fundamental analysis is for you, you have to consider the different approaches. And, most importantly, which one is likely to give you the best results.
So let's take a closer look at the two main veins of fundamental analysis to see which one is the better bet... ››› more
If you want to invest in smaller companies that have the potential for growth and expansion over the years, you should look at the AltX.
So what is the AltX? And what sort of companies can you expect to find there?
Let's take a closer look…
The role of the AltX
The AltX is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s alternative exchange. It runs in parallel to the JSE’s main board.
L... ››› more
Investing in penny stocks can prove to be a profitable endeavour. You can make money by investing in the right small company.
When you invest in a penny stock that's soaring, it can be hard to know when to bail out. You don't want to see your profits disappearing as the share price heads south.
That's what it's important to keep an eye on its PE (price earnings) ratio.
Let's take a closer... ››› more
It's easy to chuck all emerging markets into the same pot, but the fact is, these markets perform very differently to one another.
There are some emerging markets that have limped along of late, whilst others have put in astonishing performances.
Let's take a closer look at how emerging markets have performed and what to look for if you want to invest…
Overall emerging markets have l... ››› more
Picking the right stocks to invest in isn't an easy feat. You just have to look at how many unit trust funds don't manage to consistently beat the market over the long-term. But there are some investing strategies that stand you in good stead to beat the market at its own game. Read on to find out more about these strategies…
Market beating strategy #1: Invest in ‘value’ shares
This inve... ››› more
Over the last few weeks, with the markets trading at all-time highs, I've heard a lot of investors say, “There are no good growth opportunities left in the market. Everything is trading so high already.”
Well, there is one special kind of share that presents some huge profit potential. Even with the market trading at these high levels… In fact, with a shortage of opportunities in regular ... ››› more
If you're looking for a way to find growth stocks, this formula could be for you. William O'Neil, the founder of US journal Investor's Business Daily, attended Harvard Business School while he was a stockbroker. He devised a strategy to analyse stocks: “CAN SLIM.” The formula made him highly successful and a lot of money. CAN SLIM is an acronym for O'Neil's seven step method for finding promis... ››› more
A couple of days ago an “Equity Report” was delivered to my email box.
It was written by a prominent analyst I often follow for views on stocks.
In short, the report had a BUY recommendation on Curro Holdings.
Now don't get me wrong. I think Curro is a great company and good investment idea. I also think the people managing the business are top notch. And as part of the South African ... ››› more
When it comes down to investing, there are essentially three different broad types of strategies that investors follow. These three strategies are income investing, value investing and growth investing. Let's take a closer look at these three strategies…
Your investing strategy will depend on your money making focus
When it comes to investing in shares, you can make money in two ways, Phil ... ››› more
Growth investing, as the name suggests, focuses more on capital gains than income. With this strategy, you hope to find companies that can grow their profits rapidly. If this happens, the share price of the company will go up rapidly as well and you will make a lot of money. Read on to find out how you can benefit from the growth investing approach…
You won’t find growth companies that pay b... ››› more
Depending at what stage you are in your life will determine how you should be preparing for retirement. If you're aged between thirty and fifty, it's time to take that retirement nest egg by the horns. Read on to find out what you can do to save for your retirement…
When you’re aged between 30 and 40, no doubt you’re facing the demands of children and paying off a mortgage.
Put 10% extr... ››› more
The world's currently like an addict, hooked on drugs.
You see, investors, consumers and business owners the world over are now dependant on cheap money and its maker, artificial stimulus, in order to survive.
And the longer it gets it, the more it needs it. Like an addict searching for a bigger fix, the markets crave more stimulus.
How did this happen?
Well, when times were tough in 20... ››› more
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