Ever heard of the term “Wisdom of the Crowd”?
It's a simple idea, first proposed by Aristotle in his work titled Politics.
It states the collective opinion of a group of individuals is superior to that of a single expert.
To illustrate this imagine you're at a carnival.
A well-known game is to guess the number of sweets in a large jar.
The most effective way to correctly gu... ››› more
If you want to invest in unit trusts, you'll soon find out that there are a large number out there to consider.
So where should you look to find out everything you need to know about a specific unit trust?
You need to look at its fact sheet…
What is a unit trust’s fact sheet?
All unit trusts have a fact sheet. As well as for unit trusts, you’ll also find fact sheet... ››› more
Ten or 20 years ago, one of the biggest threats facing us today was barely non-existent. But thanks to the move online of so many aspects of our lives, things are changing, and quickly.
Cyberattacks are on the increase. This means information companies hold about you, including your bank, are vulnerable to attack.
It all depends on the cybersecurity the company uses and how good hackers are ... ››› more
If you want to speculate on where the market's going, spread trading could be the tool for you.
With spread trading, you're not just limited to shares, you can trade indexes, commodities and currencies too.
So are there expiry dates on trades like with single stock futures? And how does the spread impact your trading?
Read on to find out more…
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Over the last few years, the stock market has definitely been a friend to investors. It's continued to climb higher in a sustained bull market.
If you've been investing along with the trend, you'll most likely have done quite well over recent years.
What has also helped investors is the great variety of investment products available. And the ease at which you can research and invest.
Let'... ››› more
There's a mountain of economic, information, data, statistics, and media hype flooding the news every trading day…
By the time you've compiled all of the data, there's already a deluge of headlines to look at!
Most traders who come into the stock market, feel the need to keep up with the media influences such as Bloomberg and CNBC.
But, there's no way in this universe you can possibly ... ››› more
If you're looking to invest in a share that could return your original investment many times over, then the price earnings to growth (PEG) ratio could hold the key. This ratio compares a company's price earnings (PE) ratio with the rate its earnings are going. If you apply the ratio correctly you can find out if you've found a bargain growth stock. Read on to find out how to calculate the PEG rati... ››› more
Establishing a good relationship with your broker can pay off. Having someone in the know that you can rely on may help you make better decisions. Read on to find out the value of establishing a relationship with your stockbroker…
Imagine you’ve spent hours (or days) investigating a certain share, Gareth Stokes explains in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market.
You’re 100% sure the company i... ››› more
If you decide on a share you like and want to invest in it, what should you do? You need to do some research, of course. Read on to find out where you should look to find the best information about the share in question…
Let’s have a look at how you might research a share idea with the help of an example, as Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market explains…
You just listened t... ››› more
With Internet and mobile banking fraud on the rise, South Africans are getting increasingly nervous about how well companies are protecting their personal details. Luckily, Government's taking steps to help - and they should come into effect later this year…
Sick and tired of receiving phishing scams by email or SMSs from ruthless fraudsters looking to steal your money? What about those annoy... ››› more
While UK banks are getting online banking fraud under control, South African banks are struggling to safeguard your savings. The problem is so rife in fact, that up to 80 ‘copycat' banking sites are discovered each month - and each is looking to trick you into sharing your banking details, says Moneyweb. And here's the scary part, if you unwittingly share your personal information, you could be... ››› more
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