Joshua Benton

  • Should you invest in a company that pays ‘special dividends'?
  • As you may know, many shares pay dividends. A dividend is a portion of a company's earnings that it pays to its shareholders. Usually this payment happens once or twice a year. And because they offer this added benefit of a regular income stream, income-seekers love dividend-paying stocks. But occasionally, companies surprise investors by electing to pay a ‘special dividend'. Special... ››› more
  • [18 June 2019]
  • A simple investment tool every income investor should use
  • If you own income investments like… • High yield dividend stocks • Money-market or bond investments • Preference shares • Savings accounts Then the investment tool I'm about to introduce to you, can play an essential part in helping you achieve your long term income goal. It's called…   Recommended:  ________________________________________   Outperf... ››› more
  • [10 June 2019]
  • $16 Billion just flowed into this stock market…And this is just the start
  • On 28 May 2019, roughly $16 billion flowed into one stock market. Did you hear about this in the financial news? Probably not. These days, investors have been glued to the trade-war news, which has caused major uncertainty around global growth and stock markets to fall.   But this $16 billion cash injection is a huge story. One that I’ve covered in Real Wealth since 2017. ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2019]
  • The Only Income Investment to Buy in 2019!
  • Before Donald Trump escalated trade wars, which sent shockwaves through the markets, stocks were performing well overall. The major US indices like the Nasdaq and S&P500 were flying. Even the JSE All Share was showing good returns. From its lowest level to its highest, the JSE was up around 14%. A great comeback from 2018's negative return. However, while stocks were making all the ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2019]
  • If you own investments in these two US sectors… Beware!
  • Isn't it amazing how one man can send shockwaves through global equity markets, just through a tweet. That's what investors have to deal with when it comes to US President Donald Trump and his trade wars. What's worse, there's no telling whether we've already witnessed the highest points of tension between the US and China in the battle over international trade. If precedent has taught... ››› more
  • [20 May 2019]
  • These two charts show the crypto boom is just getting started
  • 2019 is shaping up to be a stellar year for crypto investors. If you bought the two biggest cryptos - bitcoin and ethereum - at the beginning of 2019, you'd be sitting on gains of 63% and 29% respectively. That's more than double the returns of the S&P500 and the JSE All Share. But, cryptos are more than just about prices and gains. There are bigger things happening behind the ... ››› more
  • [14 May 2019]
  • Full marijuana legalisation in the US could come sooner than you think - Here's why
  • It's no secret that the marijuana industry is one of the hottest and fastest growing sectors right now. In 2018, the legal marijuana industry grew to $10.4 billion in the US. Despite the massive growth, a big challenges exists… Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level. However, this isn't stopping US states from legalising medical and recreational marijuana. Right now, 10 ... ››› more
  • [06 May 2019]
  • This recession indicator is giving me a MAJOR buy signal right now
  • Last month in the South African Investor, I wrote about the world's most-feared recession indicator, the yield curve.   More specifically, if the yield curve is signalling an upcoming recession.     Now remember, the yield curve plots the interest rates of the 10-year US Treasury note (long-term rate) and the 3-month US Treasury bill (short term rate).   When short-term i... ››› more
  • [29 April 2019]
  • Is Clicks' dividend safe? The answer lies in three simple charts
  • The only way to live a worry-free retirement these days is to have steady streams of income coming in, month after month. Without income you can count on, you're dependent on your retirement annuity to get by. And that's not a spot you want to be in… That's why, part of my job as Real Wealth editor, is to find investments that consistently pay investors dividends - as well as - investmen... ››› more
  • [23 April 2019]
  • The ‘Ultimate Paycheque' for a rich retirement
  • Imagine investing R100,000 in a company and receiving over R600,000 in dividends alone… Or investing the same amount and getting back nearly R200,000 just in dividends… Now that's serious income that could guarantee a comfortable retirement. Now imagine owning six of these shares right now… I'd call that the ‘Ultimate Paycheque' retirement. And as I said, I've identified si... ››› more
  • [15 April 2019]
  • Don't be fooled by this stocks' 57% dividend yield
  • Right now, there's one JSE listed company who has a dividend yield of 57%. That's unheard of in JSE listed companies. But it's true. In fact, it could be one of, if not the highest dividend yield I've ever come across from a JSE listed company. Just consider this… The JSE All Share's dividend yield is just over 3%. This means, the company has a yield nearly 20x higher than the av... ››› more
  • [08 April 2019]
  • A two-minute formula every ‘dividend investor' must know
  • It's no secret that if you are investing for your retirement, you want to have income producing stocks in your portfolio. And by income producing, we mean shares that pay consistently high dividends. But looking at the dividend yield alone, may show x but it could mean y…. Instead I want to show you a far more RELIABLE way to calculate the real dividend yield, so that you can invest... ››› more
  • [02 April 2019]
  • An investment opportunity contrarian investors dream about
  • You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors. In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%. This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37! But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today. It all has to do w... ››› more
  • [25 March 2019]
  • How to identify a company with sustainable dividend pay-outs
  • Generating consistent income is a wonderful way to grow your wealth. And one of the best ways to make consistent income is with dividends. However, finding the right companies that can consistently pay you dividends every year isn't all that easy. Unfortunately, you'll get companies that pay-out most of their profits in dividends. Eventually, they won't be able to sustain this. This happen... ››› more
  • [18 March 2019]
  • Three common mistakes that can cost your retirement a fortune
  • I'm only 28 but I'm not like most under 30s… I constantly think about my future retirement nest egg. And its most likely because I've worked in the investment industry for eight years and surrounded by a lot older colleagues. I've also been lucky enough to attend a lot of our global investor conferences where I got to chat to people a lot older than me… People either preparing to retir... ››› more
  • [11 March 2019]
  • A “Retirement Plan B” you can't ignore!
  • Let me ask you a serious question… How many of you believe you have enough money to last your retirement? Well when you consider that over 50% of South Africans aren't confident they will be able to draw an income in retirement, I'm going to assume not many of you. You see, a standard retirement annuity is simply not enough to generate the income you need, for the retirement you want... ››› more
  • [04 March 2019]
  • Why the most common argument against dividends is wrong!
  • The most common argument you hear from investors who aren't interested in dividends is that the company should be able to find something better to do with its cash than give it back to shareholders. They say the funds should be used to grow the business either by investing in the business itself or by acquiring new ones. These are valid points but here's where they are wrong… Recomm... ››› more
  • [26 February 2019]
  • MORE income than a share, SAFE like a bond
  • Last week, I explained the power of income investing. And how it can boost the overall performance of your portfolio…even in the worst of times. I also revealed (in short) some of the best ways to start generating an income for your portfolio. Today I'd like to delve deeper into one of those income investments. The reason why, is because they offer more income than a normal share... ››› more
  • [18 February 2019]
  • Don't ignore the power of income investing
  • We all like to make a lot of money. It's human nature. Take investing for example… People tend to invest most of their money into stocks. Why? Because stocks are usually the best place to put your money for the highest and fastest growth. But by doing this, investors sometimes ignore or underestimate the importance of income investing. Here's what I mean…     ... ››› more
  • [11 February 2019]
  • A $146 Billion market is up for grabs - Here's how you can profit
  • If you preached about marijuana legalisation 20 years ago, you probably would've been called a “stoner” or a “druggie”. Not to mention, you would've heard some stories “that smoking marijuana kills you”. But isn't the world a funny place? Fast-forward to today and this narrative has dramatically changed. Extensive research has proved that marijuana can help with various ill... ››› more
  • [05 February 2019]
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