From mid-2002 to mid-2017, the JSE All Share returned a cumulative 420%.
Doesn't sound too bad, right?
But if you had re-invested dividends, the return would be over 700%
Just think about that for a second…
That's an extra 300% growth thanks to simply reinvesting the dividends.
To put it another way, R10,000 back in mid-2002 would be worth over R50,000 invested in the JSE. Bu... ››› more
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
For the last five years, we've had a raging bull market.
The JSE All Share Index rose by more than 116%. And many shares on the market have doubled and even tripled in price.
But a lot of traders are battling to make money in this market.
So today, I want to share with you what's probably the simplest strategy you'll ever find to make money trading…
How to get started using th... ››› more
“I entered an ALSI trade the other day at 40,000. I wanted to protect my portfolio, so I set a stop loss at 39,910. The problem is, the market went below my stop loss (39,910) and I LOST even more than I should have. Please explain why?”- Roxy
Every good trader and trading book tells you how crucial it is to put in a stop loss when you trade.
But if you don't know HOW to put a stop loss... ››› more
As I drove back from the Western Cape during the past holiday I saw something impressive…
It was the Kalkbult Solar plant.
312,504 Solar panels installed - Working together to harness the unrelenting power of the Karoo sun.
And this solar project isn't the only one in South Africa:
There's another solar project of the same size elsewhere in the Northern Cape.
And yet another massi... ››› more
As we head towards the end of the year, we're seeing more and more positive data come out of the US.
Now as a trader, you might think this is good for your share holdings.
But the truth is, the more good news that comes out, the more likely it is the markets will head South.
Don’t worry. You’re not the only one.
You see, right now we’re entering a very unusual trading... ››› more
Every night on the news, newsreaders give the performance of certain stock market indexes. You can invest in products that track indexes, like ETFs. But do you know how an index actually works? Read on to find out…
Most investors in South Africa are very familiar with the name Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The JSE Top 40 is one of the most widely-quoted stock market numbers on all our new... ››› more
You probably watch the news at night and keep a keen eye on the financial information that's summarised. Generally, this takes the form of a quick look at the performance of certain indices. But have you ever wondered why we use indexes? Read on and all will be revealed…
Investing is all about earning a return on your money. You want to be compensated for the time your money is invested, for t... ››› more
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