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  • 11 reasons why this young man has all the characteristics of a master investor
  • Three years ago, I walked into the FSPInvest boardroom. Seated at the freshly polished mahogany table in front of me were six specially selected investment interns. These were some of the brightest investment minds the management team at FSPInvest could find in South Africa. They just passed a rigorous interview process that earned them the right to be an intern at the FSP Invest office. All o... ››› more
  • [12 July 2016]
  • Use this handy checklist to “stress test” your portfolio
  • Today I'm going to introduce you to a new way of thinking about companies. As an avid reader of Money Morning, you've probably heard the terms: “Value investing” and “growth investing” before… And, if you haven't, don't worry, I will quickly recap what each strategy entails. But, today we're going to go one step further. I'm going to show you a simple hybrid approach - what I cal... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Warning: “South Africa's economy is flirting on recession” Here's what you must do…
  • On Tuesday, the World Bank announced it cut South Africa's economic growth forecast to 0.8% in 2016. Followed by the words, “The economy is flirting with stagnation if not recession”. What's more is, the World Bank's economic outlook for South Africa is in line with the IMF's - which estimates economic growth rate to reach 0.7%. The bottom line is your investments are at risk. So, if ... ››› more
  • [05 February 2016]
  • Why you should find an investment strategy you like and stick to it…
  • There are many different investment strategies out there. They all have their merits and they all have their disadvantages. A lot about how an investment strategy performs comes down to what's happening in the markets. So should you change your strategy to suit the market? Or are you better off sticking with your strategy? Read on to find out… The different types of investment s... ››› more
  • [13 October 2015]
  • Are you wondering how you should approach portfolio management? Here's how to do it…
  • If you're investing in shares, it's likely because you know that over the long-term stocks perform better than other asset classes. But investing in shares isn't easy. In fact, it can be very difficult to know how to do it in the best way. So how can you manage your portfolio so you benefit from the stock market's long-term performance? Read on to find out… An introduction to port... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • Become a master "bargain hunter" while the JSE is under pressure
  • Have you heard of legendary investor and mutual fund pioneer Sir John Templeton? If you haven't, let me tell you a bit about him. John Templeton became a billionaire by pioneering the use of globally diversified mutual funds. He was known for his investment strategy of buying stocks in times when there was huge pessimism in the markets. He was called the "bargain hunter" for his treme... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • Weighing up investment strategies: Value investing vs momentum investing
  • When you decide to invest in shares, most investors find it easier to find a strategy that yields results and stick with it. Two popular investment strategies are value investing and momentum investing. So how do these investment strategies work? And which one is better? Read on to find out… Two completely different investment strategies Value investing Value investing involve... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • How a "smart-stop" could save you 19,491%
  • When you buy a stock and it doubles, what do you do? Many investors would sell, feeling that they had made a good profit. Then, they sit on the sidelines and watch as their stock goes higher and higher - cursing that they've sold too soon. Founder of Agora Publishing, Bill Bonner gives a great example of this: Financial writer Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters invested in Warren Buff... ››› more
  • [16 April 2015]
  • Investment strategy: Find these two signals and you could be onto a winner
  • Trying to find the best investment opportunities isn't easy. You want to uncover solid companies that will perform over the years, rewarding you along the way with a rising share price and the prospect of dividends. So what sort of things can indicate a company is going to be a top performer? Read on to discover two signals that you should watch for… A winning investment strategy... ››› more
  • [01 April 2015]
  • How to pick the best investments to suit your personality
  • Investing is a very personal thing. Everyone is different and this means that different investment strategies are better suited to different people. The key factor is to find an investment strategy that will help you achieve your financial goals, but won't leave you up all night worrying about what the market's going to do next. So how do you know what type of investments are best suited to ... ››› more
  • [23 March 2015]
  • Three ways to help protect your investment portfolio against risk
  • Investing on the stock market can be potentially very rewarding, but this can come at a cost. But the good news is, by following three simple methods you can reduce your investment risk. So what are these three methods? Read on to find out… The three most common investor mistakes When people put their money to work in investments, they have a strong tendency to make mistakes. T... ››› more
  • [04 March 2015]
  • Follow these six secrets to grow the value of your investment portfolio
  • Investing can seem complicated. It's hard to know where to start off and what you can do to grow wealth over time. But there are six overriding factors that will determine the value of your investment portfolio over the long-term. It's these six factors that you should concentrate on to attain your long-term investment goals. So what are these six factors? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [13 January 2015]
  • Want to invest for the long-term? Here are five investment strategies to consider…
  • Investing for the long-term is one of the best ways of insuring that you build your wealth. But what sort of investment strategy is best to follow? How can you find the stocks that will grow your wealth over the years? Read on to uncover five investment strategies that can do just that… Why investing for the long-term is your best bet Investing can be risky. You’re putting your ... ››› more
  • [05 January 2015]
  • The ultimate investment strategy: When to sell your shares
  • You probably know that emotions are an investor's worst enemy. So in order to invest profitably in shares, you need to have an investment strategy in place that overrides them. You might have heard of a trailing stop losses. Trailing stop losses are a great way to keep your emotions at bay by having strict levels that you sell a stock at. But what if you could improve this strategy? Read ... ››› more
  • [08 December 2014]
  • 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]
  • Want to get in on the next big investment trend? You need to look for quality…
  • There are various strategies and ways to look for stocks that are going to perform. The latest craze is looking for ‘quality' stocks. So what exactly are quality stocks? And how does looking for quality stocks differ from other investment strategies? Let's take a closer look… Popular investment strategies to make money in stocks There are a whole host of investment strategies th... ››› more
  • [15 October 2014]
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