Investing

  • A simple method to manage your risk when investing
  • When you invest in a share, there's always certain risks involved…. Competition, new regulations, the economy, currency…just to name a few. The problem is, it can be hard for investors to quantify all these potential risks. Rather than develop a complex, but flawed, analysis of risk... it's more helpful for an investor to think of "risk" in a simpler form… ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2018]
  • South Africa out of recession… where to from here?
  • At 11:30 on 4 December 2018 Stats SA announced that South Africa is out of its recession. GDP Growth for the third quarter came in at 2.2%, after a 2.6% decline in the first quarter and a 0.4% decline in the second quarter of 2018. Editor's Note:  This is your FINAL chance to be a part of the biggest "bonus" we'... ››› more
  • [06 December 2018]
  • Trump's Trade Truce lines up Santa Claus Rally
  • President Trump sent global markets roaring higher after he and China's President Jinping agreed to de-escalate the tit-for-tat tariffs. It's only for the next three months, but signals Trump is realising the potential damage he is causing to the US economy. This is good news, when you consider Fed Reserve Chair... ››› more
  • [04 December 2018]
  • This oil giant just entered “Buying Territory”
  • Globally, shares are deep in correction territory, offering patient investors opportunities to deliver returns in a tough market. Sasol has fallen almost 30% from its September high to below R420 on a weaker oil price and weak global sentiment. The R400 support level should be the bottom ahead of a move higher. Last week, Sasol released a positive trading update for the interim period to 3... ››› more
  • [29 November 2018]
  • 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]
  • Before buying your first house, do this first…
  • If you're in your mid-twenties or early thirties, chances are you're getting ready to buy your first house. If you're a parent - you might be advising your kids on how to do this. But this might just be a bad idea right now. Don't get me wrong… I am an avid property investor. And that's why I want to share with you this bit of advice… ... ››› more
  • [28 November 2018]
  • Is NOW the time to invest in the world's CHEAPEST index?
  • Right now, the world's best value in stocks is in a specific country's stock index. And I'm not talking about a small random country but one of our global trend setters. Its index holds some of the largest companies in the world. Companies bigger than its US counterparts in terms of assets and sales. So why is this index verging on rock bottom? ... ››› more
  • [22 November 2018]
  • When investors lose patience at precisely the wrong time
  • Most investors are losing patience with the JSE as returns have been non-existent. The JSE All-Share index is back in it's previous trading range - which is pretty much 2014 levels. The problem with investors losing patience and selling, is they do it at precisely the wrong time. The Magellan fund managed by Peter Lynch achieved a remarkable 29% annualised return between 1977 to 1990 b... ››› more
  • [22 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 five biggest lies you've been told about penny stock investing
  • When you've been around the penny stock investing industry as long as I have, you get tired hearing the same old lies about penny stocks over and over. While these stories don't affect me at all, I am tired of how they discourage investors that are eager to start, and to learn more about the opportunities out there. So, give me a moment of your time today to tell you about the lies, and myth... ››› more
  • [08 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]
  • Did you know getting rich can be the biggest obstacle to staying rich
  • 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
  • [29 October 2018]
  • The Most Important Investing Chart You'll Ever See
  • 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
  • [25 October 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]
  • Let the JSE bear be your investment opportunity
  • When the market opens today it will officially be in a bear market as the JSE extends the recent sell-off on overnight weakness offshore. Most of this sell-off has been driven by global politics and rising interest rates in the US, with other developed markets to follow suit. Retail investors are yet to “Panic” about the value of their portfolios. ... ››› more
  • [25 October 2018]
  • Do you think ONLY criminals use cryptos
  • Many people have dubbed cryptos, the currency of criminals. People believe that each day millions of dollars' worth of cryptos are being used for hacking, money laundering or drugs. Of course, there are people that use cryptos for illegal purposes, but if this was its main purpose, then the crypto market would be MUCH bigger. The fact is, criminals still favour cash…and banks. Let me... ››› more
  • [16 October 2018]
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