Once you decide you're going to invest in the stock market, it's natural to be eager about getting started.
There's an urge to start buying shares and getting your money to work.
In fact, rushing into investing is one of the worst things you can do. If you can be patient, chances are you'll see a better performance from your investments over the long-term.
Let's take a closer look at whyâ... ››› more
What makes a successful investor? It's not about luck or about a particular skill in finance - it's a set of traits that can be cultivated by most people.
A successful investor thinks long-term
Clever investors donâ€™t focus on short-term profits, but on long-term results. When you invest, always think in terms of years, not weeks or months.
A successful investor focuses on diversifica... ››› more
â€śTimon do I have to deposit money to learn to trade Forex?â€ť
No you don't have to deposit any money into an account to learn to trade Forex.
All you need is an internet connection, an email address and you can have access to a $100,000 demo account at your finger-tips.
And best of allâ€¦ You can gain all of the Forex trading experience, without risking a cent!
And that's exactly wh... ››› more
The rand is under renewed pressure again today.
The local currency is struggling against the dollar as worries weigh over the state of the world's largest economies.
Let's take a closer look at what's going onâ€¦
The rand showed notable strength yesterday
Yesterday, the rand managed to break through R11 to the dollar â€śfor the second time this week,â€ť reports iAfrica. The local cu... ››› more
If you're prepared to go against the market masses, natural resources could be presenting themselves as a perfect investment opportunity.
These stocks have had it hard. They include companies involved in gold, coal, uranium, platinum and copper.
But there are a few factors that suggest now is the time to get into natural resources.
Read on to find out moreâ€¦
If youâ€™re a value inv... ››› more
Now I have to be honest!
I was never a fan of Joan's harsh, crude, acid-tongue and condescending humour. In fact, I can't remember one of her jokes, where I even giggled.
But the day when I heard that she passed away due to a medical procedure, was the day I remembered something special about her.
On the 4th of September 2014, the world not only lost another well-known comedian but also an... ››› more
When global stock markets continue to climb, sure enough there will be those who come out to say the end of the bull market is near. It's time for the bears to have their turn.
So if a bear market is around the corner, how can you prepare?
Let's take a closer look
How investors behave
Itâ€™s funny how the behaviour of investors worksâ€¦
Throughout stock market history, investors show ... ››› more
When the financial crisis first hit in 2008, there seemed to be a steady stream of banks and countries queuing up for bailouts. But until yesterday, so far this year news on this front has been quiet.
Yesterday, it emerged that one of the biggest banks in Portugal may have defaulted on a loan. The news sent shockwaves across the world's markets, pulling them lowerâ€¦
Shares in one of Portuga... ››› more
Today, we're very fortunate to have a great Forex trader in the building.
His name is Lucky Skosana.
He's been trading in the Forex market for several years and has this burning passion to help show you how easy successful Forex trading can be!
Not only is Lucky a determined Forex trader, but is also a well-known author to a trading manual book called, â€śNoah's FX Wavesâ€ť.
But before ... ››› more
The Volatility Index, or the VIX, is a sentiment indicator. The index measures investor sentiment about current volatility in the market. A measure of anything above 30 shows high volatility. A measure below 20 shows low volatility. So how does it measure up with the way the market performs? And how should you read it? Let's take a closer lookâ€¦
The VIX hit a high during the financial crisis
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It might surprise you to hear that there are commonalities between tennis and investing. If you can apply the rules of playing defensive tennis to your investments, you'll prevent yourself from making the biggest mistake in investing. Here's what you need to knowâ€¦
Investors and tennis players
Retail investors are like amateur tennis players. They make a lot more mistakes than points.
In h... ››› more
After five months of strikes, yesterday Amcu signed the new wage agreements with the big platinum mining companies. This deal secured wage rates for the next three years.
And right now, this deal will be the catalyst for a massive profit opportunity for value investors.
Let me explain.
Platinum profits have been hit, but the value is still there
Although the strike has ended, a... ››› more
Many investors spend too much time worrying about what tomorrow will bring on the stock market. The most important thing is to look at the bigger picture. You need to take a wide lens approach rather than a microscopic one. And if you take this approach, you'll make better investing decisions. You just need to have your risk management strategy in place. Let's take a closer lookâ€¦
How to su... ››› more
All investors have their bad habits. Some of these bad habits are more costly than others. One expensive bad habits is holding onto a share that's not performing. You're determined not to sell until the share price rises back up to the level you bought it at. So what's so bad about holding onto shares like these? And what can you do to make sure you get rid of shares at the right time? Read on to ... ››› more
Any decision you make when it comes to your investments should follow a clear plan. Unfortunately the vast majority of investors make investment decisions without a plan. They just do it, with no or little methodology behind their decision. But if you can apply a clear plan to your investments and stick to it, you're in a far better position to profit. Let's take a look at how to achieve thisâ€¦
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Bitcoin has hit the headlines a lot over the past six to seven months. And over the period, the price of Bitcoin has been very volatile. The Bitcoin price reacted violently when news came out about it. But for the last month, the Bitcoin price has stabilised. With no scandals hitting the headlines, the digital currency is quite stable. Let's take a closer look at what this shows about Bitcoinâ€¦
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Gold is a robust commodity that people have used for centuries. So where does the demand for gold stem from? There are three main uses. These are for jewellery, investment purposes and dentistry. Let's take a closer look at the main users of goldâ€¦
Gold user #1: Jewellers
Jewellers are one of the main buyers of gold.
Jewellers use gold sparingly. The amount of gold used depends on the p... ››› more
From the Second World War until 1971, the price of gold was pegged at $35 an ounce in the US. President Nixon brought an end to the practise, breaking the link between the US dollar and gold. The value of gold was higher than $35 an ounce after rising US government spending. And higher inflation was putting pressures on the US financial system. Let's take a closer look at what happened when the pr... ››› more
What would you give to have a room filled with billionaire investors telling you what to invest in?
Hundreds, thousands, your entire life savings?
After all, the advice of billionaires could easily make you a billionaire yourself!
Well today I'm going to show you a way to get these "Gods of the market" for free.
How to get the inside information of 20 billionaires at any time
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We'd all love to find the next great investment; the one that grows your money fivefold.
But finding these investments isn't easy.
In fact, it is virtually impossible to get all the information you need to truly know what's happening in a company.
But today, I want to show you a simple cheat that can spot you the next Aspen. A share that has returned more than 450% over the last five yea... ››› more
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