If you're a pensioner and would like a steady income or you have limited savings and can't afford to place any capital at risk then Retail Bonds are the investment tool for you. Read on to find out why Retail Bonds are a sensible investment tool…
South Africans have a very poor savings record. And that’s why the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) designed Retail Bonds, the team of experts at ... ››› more
When you invest in shares, it's crucial you manage your investment risk. Risk management is vital. Read on to find out three ways to lower your risks…
It’s important you take steps to protect the cash you plan to invest. And it’s also wise to follow some ground rules when it comes to investing.
But there are a number of ways you can reduce your risks, explains Francois Joubert in The Re... ››› more
Before you risk a cent on the stock market, it's so crucial that you do your own research! Don't listen to anyone's advice without checking the facts. Here's what you should do…
You wouldn’t buy a car, a house or a new TV just because a mate said it was a good buy, would you? No.
You’d look into it. You’d compare it to others in the market, explains Francois Joubert in the Resource an... ››› more
Whenever you invest, there's a risk you'll lose your money. But there's also a risk you're falling for an investment scam. With the Defencex and Fidentia investment scams taking much of the limelight these past few weeks, it's little wonder new investors are wary of investment promises. That's why they're now questioning whether Forex deals are a scam or an investment miracle as some promise retur... ››› more
It's important to know what kind of an investor you are. After all, “your risk profile will influence your asset allocation model, the type of financial instrument you're likely to use and the sector and share you're likely to invest in,” says Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market. Read on to discover the type of investor that best defines you so you'll know how it'll affect your l... ››› more
Asset allocation is one aspect of investment that investors agree to disagree on. While most agree it's important to split your investments across different asset types, the amount you should invest in each differs based on your risk appetite. Now, with exchange-traded products gaining popularity in South Africa, you need to consider them as a new low-risk avenue for your asset allocation if you h... ››› more
“When you first decide to start investing in shares it's exciting. When shares go up, as an investor, there's no better feeling. It's better than any thrill-ride. But no matter how exciting the ride, you can also lose everything you've invested,” warns Chief Investment Strategist for Red Hot Penny Shares Francois Joubert. But don't worry! There's a smart way to minimise losses. Read on to disc... ››› more
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