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  • How to find the best stocks to invest in
  • 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
  • [25 November 2015]
  • If you want to give factor investing a go, here are the best strategies…
  • 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
  • [10 November 2015]
  • Why you should consider the impact of ETFs when investing in individual stocks
  • 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… The impact of the... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • How to get the balance right with stocks
  • 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
  • [14 September 2015]
  • How to invest when the stock market is nearing new highs
  • 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
  • [01 April 2015]
  • When penny stocks perform
  • 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
  • [05 February 2015]
  • Stock market basics: The differences between stocks and bonds
  • 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
  • [07 November 2014]
  • What you need to do when your stock is crashing
  • “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
  • [28 March 2014]

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