There is one simple thing to focus on that will help you find the best stocks to invest in.
If you'd done this in the past, you'd have amassed a small fortune from stocks.
Let's take a closer look at what this simple thing is…
How to pick the best stocks
One way to make money from stocks is to invest in the ones with the highest sales in their industry, Dan Ferris in Daily... ››› more
There are a whole host of different investment strategies to try out. Over recent years, factor investing has grown in popularity.
Factor investing involves picking stocks using different metrics such as value and momentum.
So which factor investment strategies perform the best?
Let's take a closer look…
What is factor investing?
The basis of factor investing comes down... ››› more
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are passive funds that track particular indexes or assets. They've soared in popularity since their launch 25 years ago.
With ETFs becoming increasingly popular, more money pours into the stocks making up these funds.
So what does this mean for you as an investor? And what does it mean for your stock picking?
Let's take a closer look…
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Diversification is a well-known way of reducing your overall investment risk.
By spreading your investments across different asset classes you reduce risk, but spread too much and your returns will suffer.
So how can you get the balance right in your stock portfolio?
Read on to find out…
The goal of diversification
Diversifying your portfolio is a commonly used investment stra... ››› more
From the middle of January, stocks on the JSE took a fresh drive higher. This saw the market hitting new all-time highs.
So when the market has been performing well, how do you know if you should buy now? What if the market crashes?
Here's what you should do…
Five things to consider when investing in a bull market
#1: Overcome your fear of investing
It’s easy to come up with a ... ››› more
To lower your overall investment risk when you invest in shares, it's a wise move to invest in different types of shares.
You should look to invest in different sectors and invest in different types of shares.
So what different types of shares are there to invest in?
Read on to find out about three different types…
Invest in performance stocks for capital gain
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Penny stocks have the potential to perform very well. In fact, they have the potential to put in a better performance than their large-cap counterparts.
But penny stocks are sensitive. If the economy is under pressure, they stand to perform badly.
Let's take a closer look at how penny stocks have performed and what could lie in store for them…
Half a century ago, investing in stocks ... ››› more
If you're new to investing, you'll come across a variety of financial instruments. Two of the most popular are stocks and bonds.
Even if you're looking to invest in unit trusts, you'll come across funds that specialise in stocks and others that specialise in bonds.
So what are the differences between stocks and bonds? And what difference does it make to you investing in them?
Let's take a... ››› more
Robert Kirby was a money manager whose career spanned the second half of the 20th century. Throughout his working life, he wrote a lot about investing.
One of Kirby's best concepts was the ‘coffee can' portfolio. He first published the idea in 1984 in The Journal of Portfolio Management.
Let's take a closer look at Kirby's ‘coffee can' portfolio and how you can apply it to your investmen... ››› more
“Francois, my stock has been dropping in the past month, what should I do?”.
Stocks crashing are an inevitable part of investing... It's a risk you take every day that you're invested in the market.
It's what you do when this happens will have a huge effect your long-term investing success…
But before I tell you what you SHOULD do when your stock crashes let's first look at what you... ››› more
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