You've probably never heard of Abraham Germansky and Jesse Livermore. Both were investors nearly 100 years ago.
Abraham Germansky was a multimillionaire real estate developer in 1920s. He also loved stocks, investing heavily as the market boomed. But when the crash of 1929 unfolded, he was wiped out.
After that he disappeared.
On the other hand, Jesse Livermore had a very different experi... ››› more
One of the best parts about working for Fleet Street is being able to connect and build relationships with top global investment experts.
These are some of the brightest financial minds who help hundreds of thousands of readers from all over the world build wealth on a consistent basis.
And every single day, I'm fortunate to receive all their best inside information from Agora Financial, M... ››› more
From 1929 to 1939, the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history demolished the Western world. This was a period of rampant speculation which led to a market crash of epic proportions - known as The Great Depression.
In just three days, the Dow Jones sank from 400 to 145 wiping over $5 billion worth of market cap.
During this volatile period, one of the greatest investment... ››› more
In October 1973, the Yom Kippur War took place when a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel.
This attack saw a strong Israeli army suffer losses and huge damages to its weaponry and air force.
Israel's prime supplier of weapons was the US. The US wasn't happy at the news that Israel was on the defensive and that some of its military technology ... ››› more
The longer you invest for, the better your chances are of growing your wealth on the stock market.
But investing for the long-term means you also have to deal with the dips the stock market throws at you.
So how can you spot a bear market approaching? What's the best way to deal with a falling market? And when should you invest with caution?
To find out the answers to these questions, and... ››› more
When it comes to investing for the long-term, you don't want to take on huge amounts of risk to increase your returns.
Yet there is a way you can increase your returns without taking on extra risk.
So how can you do it?
Read on to find out…
An investment strategy that can pay off over the years
The idea behind this investment strategy is simple. You need to focus on investing... ››› more
South Africa's economy is struggling. Inflation continues to rise. Interest rates are starting to edge higher.
But if you invest your money wisely, you'll be in a perfect position to grow and preserve your wealth. You just need a bit of patience to let your money work for you.
Read on to uncover 17 ideas to help you grow and preserve your wealth…
How to grow your money and keep it
#1:... ››› more
When it comes to investing, it's important to have some broad principles to adhere to. For instance, ensuring you diversify your portfolio enough and keep your trading costs down. As important as these principles are, there are also some investor traps you need to avoid at all costs. If you don't, your portfolio is sure to suffer. Here's what to avoid…
Investor trap #1: Not investing in quali... ››› more
If you're a value investor, you're looking for beaten down companies trading at value prices. There are a number of different ways to uncover the best undervalued companies trading at the best prices with the best potential. Here are three common strategies you could try out…
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Once you invest in a share, you should keep an eye on the news flow coming out of the company. By following this news flow you can get some clues on what's going on in a company. Whenever a listed company director buys or sells stock in their company, they must announce it to the stock market. So what should you take from that? Let's take a closer look…
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My friend, John, has been getting very frustrated in the markets over the past two years.
You see, he’s been heavily involved in the retailers and has lost money despite the fact the retail sector is up 24%. And retail stocks like Mr Price ran 34% and Woolworths climbed 54% in the last year alone.
So where’s John been losing money and going wrong?
Well, the problem is, he’s been try... ››› more
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