Buying a stock is only the first part of investing… Selling, and knowing when to sell is an even harder part.
Especially when the markets are in trouble.
And boy did we just have a tough week… with the JSE (and most global stock indices) down 10%+ on the back of the world economy.
But does this mean you should sell your shares and head for the hills?
Probably not… But let's h... ››› more
I'm sure you've seen what too much sugar does to a three-year-old…
They become hyper-awctive. They stop listening to all reason.
And as soon as the effect of sugar wears off, they hit a low. Until the next hit of sweetness.
You might be doing the same thing to yourself when you invest.
No, it's not that you're adding too much sugar to your coffee.
The mistake you might be mak... ››› more
With a booming population and an ever growing investment market, China overtook the US as the world's largest recipient of foreign capital investments. Official statistics from China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) show foreign direct investment (FDI) into China reaching $35.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. That's a 4.5% increase from the same period in 2015. The US economy fell from its po... ››› more
Nothing could prepare investors for the volatility that we've seen in the markets in recent months. It's been interesting to watch the economy dodge junk status, the JSE tank under Brexit and investors scramble around trying their best to find investment opportunities.
The good news is, just because the financial markets are going crazy, doesn't meant there are no opportunities for your to pro... ››› more
Joshua Benton's track-record in managing this portfolio is nothing short of spectacular.
He recently sold three shares from this portfolio and helped his readers pocket some phenomenal returns:
• Afrocentric sold for a 77.99% gain
• Combined Motor Holdings sold for 30.37% gain
• Oceana sold for a 216.57% gain
Out of the 19 open positions in his portfolio, only three shares are in... ››› more
I love being a member of The South African Investor. Every month, the panel of investment experts reveal their favourite wealth building properties to grow and protect your hard-earned wealth.
Last month's issue of the South African Investor was truly something phenomenal. You see, Francois Joubert revealed four of his favourite undervalued investment opportunities in the market right now.
F... ››› more
Since 1990, the rand has depreciated at an average of 6% per year against the US dollar. Due to the growing budget deficit and poor economic situation in South Africa, the rand is likely to get worse.
Think about this. The JSE only contributes around 0.5% to global GDP, that means if you stick to local investments only, you're not taking advantage of international investment opportunities.
... ››› more
1994, apartheid ended and democracy was born. It was the beginning of a bright future for South Africa.
Over two decades of freedom, South Africa worked hard to revitalise the declining economy left by apartheid.
Between 1994 and 2013, the South African economy experienced positive growth in every quarter except for 2 of the 78 quarters. In both instances where the South African economy expe... ››› more
The Chinese government has finally scrapped its one child policy. This comes as the country faces an ever ageing population with a dwindling number of younger people to join the work force.
So does this present any investment opportunities?
Let's take a closer look…
China is raising its child policy to two
The government in China has announced that it is scrapping its one ... ››› more
In developed countries, populations are ageing and ageing fast.
This means that there are opportunities to cash in on the growing number of older people living in these nations.
So where should you look for investment opportunities?
Read on to find out…
Ageing populations present great investment opportunities
In developed nations, one of their biggest problems is agein... ››› more
The financial crisis hit property markets hard across many regions of the world. In Europe, the crisis left its mark, with some countries seeing property prices topple 50% within a couple of years.
But things are changing. And for the savvy property investor, there could be great profit opportunities from the continuing recovery.
So where is property looking ripe for investment? And how can ... ››› more
The world is running out of water. Demand is soaring, but drought is keeping supplies in some regions of the world extremely tight.
As the world faces this growing crisis, there are opportunities to profit from companies that are providing solutions to deal with the lack of water.
Read on to find out more…
The growing strain on water supplies
The UN predicts that demand for water ... ››› more
There are trends emerging that could stand penny stocks in very good stead for the future. And this means profits for you as a penny stock investor.
Many penny stocks are in industries that are just starting to get going. Find the best opportunities amongst them and you could do very well.
So what trends look set to benefit penny stocks?
Read on to find out…
Niche penny stocks can... ››› more
If you're always looking for new investment opportunities, one thing you may pay close attention to is market trends.
Trends can open up investment opportunities to exploit.
So how can you uncover the next big trend?
Read on to find out…
The relationship between investment performance and online searches
Jump back four years and chances are the word Bitcoin wouldn’t have mean... ››› more
Since June, the oil price has slid nearly 30%. This fall means cheaper fuel for motorists, leaving more money in their pockets.
Not only that, a lower oil price not only benefits consumers, it also benefits businesses, large and small.
The price of oil has a powerful effect on the global economy. And the sharp fall means there are some opportunities for investors.
So what's going on with ... ››› more
If you want to invest some of your portfolio for the long-term into a market that could yield you great returns, you should have a look at frontier markets.
So what are frontier markets? Why are they a good investment opportunity? And what sort of stocks should you focus on?
Let's take a closer look…
What is a frontier market?
A frontier market is of a country which isn’t yet de... ››› more
If you have money to invest and a long-term investment window, where should you put your money?
The stock market has had a marvellous run. This may leave you a bit worried about sinking money in just in case a correction comes along.
So where looks cheap at the moment? There is one area that could turnaround and reward the contrarian investor.
Let's take a closer look at this opportunity... ››› more
In a world full of geopolitical tensions, it can be a hard task finding somewhere offshore to invest that looks promising.
There's the situation between Russia and Ukraine, fighting between Israel and Hamas, and the Ebola virus hitting parts of Africa hard.
So if you want to invest offshore in a market that's looking good for future gains, what are your options?
What about the Philippines... ››› more
When it comes to trying to find a worthwhile investment opportunity, it can be difficult knowing where to start your research. But if you uncover a company with a great balance sheet, you could be well on your way to uncovering fantastic investing opportunity. Read on to uncover what you need to look for…
There are certain financial clues that indicate a company is worthy of your investment, D... ››› more
Every financial adviser will tell you that if you want to live rich, you need to have thousands of rands already saved up.
Everyone will tell you that if you want to go on luxury holidays, you'll need to have put most of your income away every month.
Everyone except Josh Benton, Real Wealth Strategist.
He's discovered the secret to living rich.
An investment strategy that'll help y... ››› more
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