Today I'm going to share one of the most important charts in investing.
As investors, we are risk-seeking when it comes to our losses, but we are risk-averse when it comes to our gains.
What does that mean?
Well, we feel the pain of loss more intensely than we feel the pleasure of gain. Quite simply, we may like to... ››› more
At first glance investing seems inaccessible, confusing and sometimes even scary.
But the concept really is simple - investors (like you) buy small pieces of companies called shares.
The amount of money you make will be based on how well the company's share price does, and whether it gives you any share of the profits it makes (called dividends).
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Start investing with R100 - and grow your investment into enough money to pay for an overseas holiday, a boat or a house deposit. Francois Joubert shows you how.
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So, you've never invested before but you want to cut your teeth on the markets.
Well, a good degree of caution is necessary in the investment markets. However, after months of a bear market, I believe the markets will soon start turning.
By getting in early and snapping up the bargains, you stand to benefit.
Fantastic rewards await you if you get it right. But beware of the risk involved... ››› more
Investing in property can help grow your wealth over the years ahead.
Not only can you expect to receive a rental income from tenants in your property, but you should also see the value of your property rise too.
So if you're really interest in investing in property, how can you start?
Read on to discover how you can do it in six steps…
Investing in property step #1: Decide on th... ››› more
If you're new to investing, you may find the language or ‘jargon' used confusing.
But don't let this hold you back from investing.
Here's the basic terms you need to know to start investing in shares…
14 investing terms you need to know
Here are 14 of the most common terms you need to know about investing on the stock market…
The alternative exchange on the JSE for ... ››› more
Investing on the stock market is daunting. And this isn't only a problem for new investors, even experienced investors struggle with the decisions they make.
So it's important to know what the basics of successful investing are.
Read on to find out…
Nine things a successful investor should never forget
#1: There is no get-rich-quick route
You should have a minimum time horizon fo... ››› more
The price earnings (PE) ratio is one of the most quoted financial ratios.
But what is the PE ratio? And what does it tell you?
Read on to find out…
What is the PE ratio?
The PE ratio is the share price of a company divided by its current earnings per share (EPS)…
PE ratio = share price / earnings per share
In other words, it shows you the value of a company as a multipl... ››› more
If you're new to the whole investment arena, it can all be rather daunting.
You're probably asking yourself things like: Why do you need a stock broker? Where can you find one? What is a share? And what are the real benefits of investing?
Today, we answer all these questions and much more. Read on…
Why you should consider investing
The whole prospect of investing is a lot scarier ... ››› more
Investing for the first time can be a nerve racking experience. What if you invest in a stock just before it plunges?
So if you're new to investing, what's the best way to go about getting started?
Read on to find out…
How to get started investing
If you’re really keen to invest, chances are you’ve been reading a lot on the topic.
But there’s a big difference between beco... ››› more
If you're a new investor, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information and number of financial products out there.
In your excitement to get started, it's natural to want to get investing, but it's vital you take your time and make informed decisions.
To get you off on the right foot for your investment journey, follow these five tips…
Five tips to hel... ››› more
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