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  • Why this common investment strategy won't make you rich
  • Today I'm going to explain why using one of the most popular investment strategies to make money is a bad idea. This strategy is probably used by almost every financial advisor out there. Worse off, some even advise using this strategy to build wealth for your retirement. The problem is, it simply won't make you rich. Or even grow your wealth quickly. Let me explain… Editor&... ››› more
  • [30 October 2017]
  • Putting a few eggs in other baskets is easier than you think
  • Imagine a country with massive amounts of natural resources. The richest economy in its region. However, there are signs of trouble, including rising inequality and societal unrest. To combat this the government is turning to populism by taxing the rich, confiscating assets and dramatically increasing the redistribution of funds to the poor. This is not South Africa in 2017 I am t... ››› more
  • [16 March 2017]
  • Nine essential investment tips every woman must know about
  • August is Women's Month. As South Africa celebrates the role women played in the liberation of the country against apartheid, the women of South Africa are now facing a new struggle. That's the fight for financial equality. Not only is the investment world still largely dominated by men, a large number of households still rely on men for financial security. The good news is that the stereo... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • 15 tips to help you become a successful long-term investor
  • If you're a long-term investor, you understand how challenging it is to find the right investments that will deliver your expected returns while you hold the stocks. Once you set your investment goals, you need to put a strategy in place to help you achieve those goals. Now it's important to understand that there are no hard and fast rules to long-term investing. So it's important that you cre... ››› more
  • [25 July 2016]
  • The 3 kinds of stocks you need to avoid on the JSE right now
  • I don't think there's a thing as the “perfect” stock. Yes there are stocks that demonstrate consistent profit growth, churn out cash flow and reward shareholders on a yearly basis. But every stock has its flaws. Whether it's way too expensive, over-hyped, worryingly cheap or just run out of steam, investors could easily fall for buying the a stock that looks attractive but ends up bust... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • Maximum pessimism - Where great investment bargains hide
  • Joshua Benton, Editor of Real Wealth loves looking at the strategies of the investment greats. Earlier this week I was having a cup of coffee with Joshua. He started telling me about a legendary investment move made by one of the greatest investors of all time, Sir John Templeton. It sounded more like legend than truth. But in the end, when Joshua showed me how to apply the strategy be... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • Revealed: FSPInvest's five golden rules of investing
  • The investment environment in South Africa is leaving many investors confused. Nobody seems to know what to do anymore. It's not always easy to figure out what to invest in when rumours of a looming recession and a falling rand are circulating the markets. That's why the FSPInvest team of investment experts spend hundreds of hours a month researching the best opportunities and shares to add to... ››› more
  • [27 May 2016]
  • Two junior miners to ride out the weak rand
  • The Rand has crashed to R16.70 a dollar. On 30 November 2015 a Bloomberg report speculated the rand could hit R20 to a dollar. Then on 8 January 2016 a Fin 24 report again reiterated the R20 to a dollar level for 2016 and Cees Bruggemans, a well known economist predicts we could see R22.50 to the dollar before 2018! In short, if you're not investing in rand hedge shares you're losing mone... ››› more
  • [19 January 2016]
  • The key aspects you should include in your investment strategy
  • Investing in the stock market provides you with a way to grow your wealth over the years. But investing comes with risks. So what can you do to minimise the risks you take on when you invest? Read on to find out… The basis of a great investment strategy   For your investments to perform well over the long-term, you need to build up a core holding of great stocks in your port... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • How to find great penny stocks
  • If you want to invest in penny stocks, you need to have a strategy to follow. Your strategy should help to lower your overall risk investing in penny stocks and help you filter through the penny stock laggards to find the best ones on the market. So what should you include in your penny stock investment strategy? Read on to find out… Perfecting your penny stock investment strategy... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • Is investing in ‘fallen angels' a worthwhile investment strategy?
  • One popular and successful investment strategy is momentum investing. This involves investing in shares that are soaring in value, making the most of the current trend. Yet there are some investors who take the opposite approach to investing. This involves investing in shares that have dropped greatly in value and buying bonds downgraded to junk status. So is this fallen angels' investment s... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • A risky investment strategy taking advantage of momentum
  • The type of investment strategy best suited to you comes down a lot to the risk that you're comfortable taking on. If you're prepared to take on risk, you have the chance of making better returns, but the chances are higher you're going to lose money. If you're looking for a more high-risk investment strategy, here's one to consider… How the Bonkers portfolio works   The Bon... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • If you want to give factor investing a go, here are the best strategies…
  • There are a whole host of different investment strategies to try out. Over recent years, factor investing has grown in popularity. Factor investing involves picking stocks using different metrics such as value and momentum. So which factor investment strategies perform the best? Let's take a closer look… What is factor investing?   The basis of factor investing comes down... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • Why holding cash should be a vital part of your investment strategy
  • It's easy to see why many investors don't like cash. It earns poor returns in the bank. Putting your cash to work in investments means it's actually doing something for you. But this shouldn't deter you from holding cash. In fact, it reduces your risk… When it makes sense to hold cash Holding cash instead of investing it makes perfect sense when stocks are expensive. When there s... ››› more
  • [30 October 2015]
  • Why you must ignore short-term fluctuations in the stock market
  • When the stock market goes through periods of extreme volatility, it's very hard to keep positive about the shares you own. Should you bail out and wait for the volatility to subside? Or should you sit it out? Let's take a closer look… The pain of watching your shares fall in price There’s nothing worse than watching money disappear on the stock market as the price of shares you... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • Want to improve your investment strategy? Here's how you can do it…
  • Having a solid investment strategy is key to investing successfully over the years. But is your investment strategy as good as it could be? There are some core principles that you should adhere to, ways you can increase your chances of backing a winning stock and keep your emotions from interfering with your decisions. Let's take a closer look… The merits of a solid investment s... ››› more
  • [26 October 2015]
  • Use this investment strategy to increase the number of winning stocks you buy
  • Investing isn't easy. You need to research the stocks you want to buy and try to work out what lies ahead for the industry, plus a number of other aspects. Regardless of how good your research is, you'll still invest in losing stocks. So how can you limit the number of losing stocks you buy and increase your chances of backing a winner? Read on to find out… How to know when to inv... ››› more
  • [22 October 2015]
  • Three ways to keep your emotions out of your investment decisions and profit
  • Emotions don't have a place in investing. They lead you to make the wrong decisions, which inevitably means your portfolio loses money. So how can you remove emotions out of your investment decisions? Read on to find out… Emotions remover #1: Take a structured approach to investing When it comes to buying shares, you need to take a structured approach. One way to do this is to ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2015]
  • 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]
  • Use this technique to find discounted stocks
  • If you're looking to put your money to work on the stock market, it pays to find discounted stocks. By buying discounted stocks, you're paying less for a company that has the potential to soar into the future, giving you scope to make more money. So how can you find discounted stocks? Read on to find out how to do it… Finding discounted stocks comes from taking out cash By inv... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
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