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  • The biggest mistake you can make when building an offshore portfolio
  • I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money. While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
  • [24 July 2017]
  • Warning… This big bank is on the brink of financial disaster
  • Do you know that one of the strongest and largest banks in Europe is in big trouble? Yes, Deutsche Bank struggles go way back to last year, when the company reported a loss of €6.8 billion. And just recently, news came out that the bank faces a $14bn charge over mis-selling mortgage securities in the US. But if you don't own Deutsche Bank's shares, why should you care? Well, South Af... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • The one risk investors have complete control over, but most often overlook…
  • Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control. Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets. But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock. Let me explain…     ------- Special Announcement -------    This ... ››› more
  • [26 September 2016]
  • Do you make this classic first-time investor mistake?
  • Every week I chat to my cousin in Cape Town. We usually start off speaking about family politics and end up debating money and investing. Now, since he's been running a successful transport company in the Western Cape, he's been starting to invest a lot more of his cash. Usually, he makes relatively solid investment decisions, but this week, he made a classic investment blunder. He dec... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • Three ways to reduce risk on the stock market
  • The stock market can be a risky place, but equally so, you have the chance to grow your wealth by putting your money to work. You can take steps to reduce the risk you take on. Read on to uncover three ways… Reducing stock market risk #1: Stay away from day trading   Day trading is the equivalent of gambling and involves a high level of risk. You should only do this with mon... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • Three risks facing your investments and how to deal with them
  • The last few weeks have seen extreme volatility on global markets. It's been hard work for both investors and traders to cope with what's been going on. The Volatility Index hit levels not seen in six years. So what are the risks facing your portfolio at the moment? And how can you deal with them? Read on to find out… Investment risk #1: China In June, the Chinese stock market ... ››› more
  • [18 September 2015]
  • How to make use of the technology on hand to manage your investments
  • The world of stock market investing is very much reliant on computers. When you instruct your broker to buy or sell shares for instance, he uses a computer linked up to the stock exchange to process your instruction. It makes sense to use this technology to your own advantage. You can use it to help you manage your investment risk. And you can use it to bank profits. Read on to find out m... ››› more
  • [16 March 2015]
  • Don't let this investment mistake pull your portfolio down… Here's how
  • One common investment mistake is to put too much money in only one or two investments within the same asset class. It can decimate your portfolio. So what's the best way to invest your money? Read on to find out… An investment strategy to reduce your risk There is a simple investment strategy that you can follow to prevent this type of mistake hitting your portfolio. It’s ca... ››› more
  • [02 March 2015]
  • Want to reduce your investment risk? Use this strategy…
  • One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an investor is having your investments in too few asset classes. If you put all your capital into one asset class, such as stocks, and stocks crash, it will have a devastating effect. So what's the best way to deal with this risk? Read on to find out… The most important risk-reduction strategy you can follow The easiest way to combat ... ››› more
  • [27 February 2015]
  • Want to reduce your investment risk? Follow these four risk-reducing strategies…
  • Your primary goal when you invest is to make money. But if you take on too much risk when you invest, you're putting that goal at risk. So what can you do to reduce the risk you take on when you invest? Read on to uncover four strategies to help you… Why reducing your investment risk is so important If you take on huge amounts of risk when you invest, your money is much more vulne... ››› more
  • [18 November 2014]
  • Three ways to risk-proof your investment portfolio
  • Profitable investing all comes down to controlling risk. If you can take steps to control your risk, you're halfway there to having a winning investment portfolio. So what steps can you take to risk-proof your portfolio? Read on to uncover three different ways… Three ways to reduce the risk of your investment portfolio Strategy #1 to risk-proof your portfolio: Understand what yo... ››› more
  • [18 November 2014]
  • The key to successful investing is understanding risk
  • Being a successful investor isn't all about investing in the most profitable stocks and investments. It's also about spending a lot of time thinking about the risk you take on when you invest. It you control how much risk you take, this will help you become a more successful investor. It will also mean you worry less about your investments. So what exactly is risk? And how can you lower y... ››› more
  • [17 November 2014]
  • Why you can't beat diversification to lower your investment risk
  • A whole host of different companies, large and small, make up the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. A lot of investors put the associated risk of investing in a company down to its size. But just because a company is large doesn't mean that it comes with no risk. So what's your best bet to reduce your overall investment risk? Let's take a closer look… The link between company size and... ››› more
  • [26 September 2014]
  • One way to ensure you don't take on too much risk as an investor
  • Many investors spend their investment career battling against the market. This leaves them taking on too much risk and not reaping the rewards. You buy into a share. The share price plummets, but you hold on and in the process lose money. Or you buy into a share. The share price rockets, but you sell out quickly to grab profits when there's still a lot more to come. So how can you ensure ... ››› more
  • [22 August 2014]
  • Why rebalancing can pay off if you invest for the long-term
  • Rebalancing your portfolio involves periodically buying and selling different asset classes within your portfolio to bring everything back to your original allocation. And back to your optimal mix of assets. In theory rebalancing seems to make a lot of sense. But in practise is it really worth the bother? Let's take a closer look… Rebalancing could be worth the hassle involved A couple of st... ››› more
  • [03 July 2014]
  • Three reasons why you should diversify your portfolio
  • Simply put, diversification is not having all your eggs in one basket. In other words, spreading your investments across different shares, sectors and assets. This is because investing is risky. And by employing some diversification, you can offset some of this risk you take on. Let's take a closer look at why you should diversify your portfolio… The risks you take on when you invest Let... ››› more
  • [02 June 2014]
  • When you invest, how much risk is enough?
  • Investing is all about taking on certain levels of risk in the hope of reward. With investing, risk all comes down to the volatility experienced in the assets you put money into, for example, a share. The big question when it comes down to your portfolio is how much risk should you take on? Let's take a closer look at how to answer this… How much risk is right for you? The amount of risk ... ››› more
  • [21 May 2014]
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