Over the last two months we've seen the gold price trickle from its low at $1,053 to $1,292 an ounce.
South African investors worldwide are piling into gold stocks.
This is a big problem according to my analysis.
You see, South Africa might have been the world's biggest gold producer, but not anymore!
In 1970, South Africa produced over 67.7% of the world's gold production.
But now it... ››› more
Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings agencies is expected to give their verdict on the country's rating by the end of this week.
The financial analysts at FSPInvest believe that a downgrade to junk status is inevitable. Even if this doesn't happen this month, it will happen before the end of 2016.
Here's what will happen to the economy and your investment portfolio if the downgrade does happ... ››› more
“The rand could hit R60 to the dollar by 2019: Chris Hart” - Business Tech
“Chris Hart: Nothing can prevent SA's slide to junk” - Fin24
I spoke to Chris about his recession and junk status predictions at the South African Investor member meeting on 24 May 2016. I asked him if he was misquoted in the media. However, he was adamant that he is right about these predictions.
One of the... ››› more
The situation is more serious than we thought...
As you'll see in a moment, it's become clear that South Africa is headed for a recession.
SA government economic policy has been doing very little to improve the state of our economy and now, the South African economy, consumers and investors are paying for the sins of our decision makers.
But all is not lost...
Due to the severity of... ››› more
Millions of South Africans have packed their bags and taken their knowledge, skills and families to other countries, never to return to South Africa. I don't blame them and I don't judge them. They're leaving because they want to protect their families and their wealth.
While I can't help you with your personal security, I CAN help you protect and grow your wealth.
Today, I'm going to show... ››› more
Bitcoin is getting a lot of airtime in the mainstream media lately.
Last week Francois Joubert discussed it when he warned you about your investments in MMM Global and MMM Global's ‘Bitcoin Republic'.
Then, Carte Blanche spoke about it on Sunday night.
So it would be a flaw on my side if I didn't do my research into the cryptocurrency (a digital currency that's beyond government re... ››› more
The market has been a volatile place over the past few weeks. When the market is behaving like this, it can be difficult to know what to do next.
Your decisions will depend on whether you're a trader or an investor.
Let's take a closer look…
How long-term investors should deal with stock market volatility
Investors tend to invest for long-term returns from the stock market, ignori... ››› more
Recently there has been an increasing number of high profile campaigns taking place against a number of listed companies across the world.
So what do they activist investors do? What impact do they have on a listed company? And should you invest in companies they attack?
Read on to find out more…
What are activist investors?
Activist investors tend to be high net worth individual... ››› more
Fear and greed have a massive impact on your investing. Reacting to these emotions has a detrimental effect on your returns.
So how can you overcome them and make money on the stock market?
Read on to find out…
Investors can’t help making mistakes with their money
Money does strange things to our heads. There’s nothing worse than losing money. Yet even making money doesn’t f... ››› more
If you think the answer is a staircase, you're very clever.
However with this riddle, I was referring to the stock market.
To think that on the 24th April, the JSE was making all-time highs! And in the last 30 days, we had 12 down days in a row!
Last time this happened was pretty much when I was in diapers in 1988. In less than two months, the JSE has gone from 55,355 down to 51,990. Th... ››› more
It just seems like all government run institutions are doomed to wasting money.
Eskom's latest wastage is R1.5 billion a year on hot meals for its employees. That's while it can't even get the R4 billion owed to it by 20 municipalities and the R8 billion it's owed by Soweto residents…
But today I'm not here to talk about Eskom. I'm sure you've heard enough about it in the news recently.
... ››› more
Asset allocation, along with portfolio diversification, is all about investing in a mix of asset classes.
The asset allocation you select will vary depending on whether you're investing for capital gains or income. And the level of risk you're comfortable with will also have a bearing.
So how can you work out what suits you?
Read on to find out…
What sort of asset allocation suits... ››› more
If you look at the list of the world's richest people, it's the same names that feature in the top handful over the years.
Have you ever given any thought as to why this is the case?
It all comes down to them doing things a bit differently from everyone else. And this keeps making them money.
There are two main reasons.
Read on to find out what these reasons are…
Reason #1: Suc... ››› more
What are you goals from investing?
Chances are you want to see a decent return over the years.
But investing can be difficult. The fact is, many investors don't even manage to keep up with the market average, never mind beat it.
So how can you improve your chances of building a solid portfolio for the long-term?
Read on to find out…
Why investors tend to underperform the marke... ››› more
I'm proud to announce that we have re-vamped the InvestorsClub.co.za for 2015.
If you don't know by now…
The InvestorsClub.co.za is a fantastic domain where you can ask any of your burning questions to expert traders and investors. And the best news is, you'll get a guaranteed answer.
So, before you go and enjoy the weekend, let me take you on a journey and show you the new and improve... ››› more
What on earth is going on with the stock market and the currency market!
Sasol has tanked over 30% in the last few months and is not showing any sign of strong upside…
The Swiss National Bank removed the cap on the Swiss Franc, which caused the US Dollar to tank over 2,000 pips against the Swiss Franc, in a couple of minutes.
If you were short in the USD/CHF trade, congratulations becau... ››› more
Despite your best intentions, without even realising it, you could have picked up some investing bad habits over the years.
These bad habits can affect the performance of your investments over the years. Kicking these bad habits this year should see your investing performance improve.
So what are these three investing bad habits?
Read on to find out…
These investing bad habits exp... ››› more
Investing all comes down to being good at it. Invest in the right companies with the best future potential and you stand the best chance at making money.
So what's the best way to go about doing that?
Look to the best investors the world has to offer.
Read on to uncover the three principles that the world's greatest investors share…
How to become a better investor
If you want t... ››› more
What does it take to become successful in the property investing field? What are the prerequisites for property investment success?
Successful property investors are more than a little savvy. They share the following characteristics.
1. They have in-depth market knowledge
In order to predict changes and be prepared for the unexpected, successful property investors put a lot of time and... ››› more
It's a perception among some that women are better investors than men.
A recent study of hedge fund managers definitely hinted that this is the case, but is it? And what would make women better investors?
Read on to find out more…
Women hedge fund managers outperform their male counterparts
A couple of weeks ago in the Financial Times, John Authers described a number of studies th... ››› more
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