Investing On The Stock Market

  • The surprising truth about US stocks
  • It's no secret that US stocks are flying. Even if there's a small correction, share prices always seem to bounce back and keep going higher. In fact, US stocks have gone up for almost 10 years now - without a losing year. This has led many people to think that they're extremely expensive. But what if I told you US stocks are actually cheap? You'd probably be surprised and call me crazy. ... ››› more
  • [28 November 2018]
  • The investment secret that made Buffett a billionaire
  • In 1954, 24-year-old Warren Buffett received a phone call that would ultimately change his life. The person on the other line offered Buffett a job in New York City and he accepted without asking about the salary. It was arguably the smartest - and most profitable - decision he ever made. That's because Buffett knew the man who had just employed him. A man he studied under at Columbia Uni... ››› more
  • [12 November 2018]
  • The Stock Market is offering a Great Deal with this JV. It's Time to Buy!
  • Last week, Richemont (CFR:JSE) announced its joint venture with Alibaba. An opportunity for mass distribution like this could see Richemont's sales soar over the coming years. Especially in China, where Alibaba has a strong presence and China is expected to account for nearly 50% of the luxury goods market in the next six years. ... ››› more
  • [06 November 2018]
  • Seven investing questions everyone wants answered
  • 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).   ... ››› more
  • [25 October 2018]
  • "It's not often I give up details on two great shares to buy
  • Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market… And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do… They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
  • [07 June 2018]
  • The easiest mistake investors make when looking at shares
  • One of the easiest, and most popular ways to check if a share is a buy or sell in the stock market is to take the price of the stock or a pool of stocks, and then divide that by earnings. This is the price/earnings (PE) ratio. When the PE ratio is above some longer-term average, the stock is considered expensive - and possibly a sell. When it's below average, it's considered cheap - an... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Book review: How to Pick your First Winning Share
  • I've learned a fair bit over the years from writing about the financial markets, so when one of my friends asked me for some pointers on how to start her investment journey I was only too happy to help. But I found it difficult to give her a comprehensive overview of how she should go about it, the stock picking techniques she should use and how to find the best shares to invest in. This led... ››› more
  • [26 January 2016]
  • How to know when the stock market bottoms
  • If you could time a stock market bottom to perfection, you'd make a lot of money buying shares just before prices recover. But it's not as easy as that. The stock market can always fall further than you think. So if the stock market is falling, when should you start to think about buying? Read on to find out… Buying shares when the stock market is down   Buying shares whe... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • How to profit from the four states of the stock market
  • Looking at the performance of stock markets over the long-term shows that they tend to trend upwards. Of course, there are times when the market or particular shares fall. Buying into stocks is the most obvious way of making money from the rise of the stock market, but there are opportunities to profit when the market falls too. To make the most of the stock market trends you need to underst... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Should you be scared of the ‘October Effect'?
  • There are some stock market sayings and superstitions that never seem to go away. One infamous one is the October Effect. So what is the October Effect? And as an investor, should you pay attention to it? Read on to find out… What is the October Effect? The October Effect is the idea that the prices of shares fall during the month of October, Investing Answers explains. When th... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • How to achieve your financial goals investing on the stock market
  • Whilst you may dream of investing in a share on the stock market that goes on to hit make you a 1,000% gain in a matter of months, chances are it's not going to happen. Instead you should plan achievable financial goals and map out how you're going to get there. This is key to careful financial planning. Let's take a closer look at how you can do this… Draw up your financial goals ... ››› more
  • [08 October 2015]
  • How to put your money to work on the stock market for the long-term
  • The stock market offers you the opportunity to grow your wealth over the years. But you can split how you put your money to work. There are essentially two ways to make money from the stock market: Over the short-term and over the long-term. Here's how to take advantage… Taking advantage of short-term and long-term moves on the stock market There are two ways you can make money on... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Want to invest in penny stocks? You'll need to know how to buy shares…
  • To invest in penny stocks, you'll need to find yourself a stock broker. There are a vast number of stock brokers offering their services, so how can you find the best one for you? Read on to find out… Opening your first account with a stock broker Whether you’re investing in penny stocks or other shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, you’ll need a stock broker. A stock... ››› more
  • [20 April 2015]
  • The ingredients you need to build a solid stock market portfolio
  • To build a successful stock market portfolio, you need hard work and determination. And to help you achieve your investment goals, you need to have an understanding of the stock market and a strategy. So what are the basics that you need to know? Read on to find out… The essential ingredients you need to understand to achieve investment success To get you on the road to investm... ››› more
  • [19 March 2015]
  • Not sure how much money to commit to investing? Make sure you follow this rule…
  • Putting your money to work on the stock market can be extremely rewarding as your capital grows and you receive dividends. But as the financial crisis in 2008 reminded us, there's the chance of stock market crashes and other blips along the way. So how can you work out how much money you should put to work in the market? And how much should you keep in the bank? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [06 March 2015]
  • Stock market fundamentals: The ins and outs of shares
  • If you decide to invest on the stock market, you need to understand exactly what shares are. The stock market is the place that the trade of shares take place. So in South Africa, this is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Let's take a closer look at shares… What are shares? When a company lists on a stock market, it issues shares. So if you buy shares in a company, say Sasol, you... ››› more
  • [12 February 2015]
  • How to make investing easier on the stock market
  • Investing isn't easy. Over time you may improve your investment strategy, but you won't become a perfect investor. That's impossible. But you can increase your chances of becoming a better investor by working on an investment strategy that will make it easier for you. So where should you start? Read on to find out… How to help yourself as an investor When you invest, you have t... ››› more
  • [11 February 2015]
  • Open a brokerage account in five easy steps
  • If you're new to investing, the first step you need to take before you can invest in the stock market is open a brokerage account. Here's what you need to do… Your brokerage account is your first step to investing on the stock market. The first thing you should know before attempting to open one is that “most brokers insist you have a certain minimum amount of funds before they will ope... ››› more
  • [05 March 2013]



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