Telkom released annual results last week and its share price soared after a brief pull back. It has rallied over 50% year to date. Investors were expecting information on the potential property portfolio unlock. Nothing concrete has been delivered.
The CEO Sipho Maseko highlighted “Our strategy to separate our property and mast and tower portfolio to increase management focus and unloc... ››› more
After a wild two weeks, the Top40 is quickly approaching a key resistance level as the US dollar softens. This is on the back of US Jobs data that signals the Fed will hike gradually and that “Trade War” fears have subsided.
This risk on sentiment has seen investors buying the dip and remaining bullish. Last night we had the Dow up almost 1% and the S&P up 0.70%. This will provide some sup... ››› more
Today I want to explain one of the biggest mistakes investor's make.
It has nothing to do with what you invest in, where you invest or how much you invest. It goes much deeper than that.
It's got to do with your emotions and behaviour.
The fact is, every investor experiences it at some point. And if you keep doing it, you're guaranteed to lose a fortune.
Let me explain…
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I get this question asked, at every Forex seminar.
“How can I make money trading gold?”
In the olden days, if you wanted to trade gold you needed a calculator, conversion tools and a Bells.
In fact, you needed to do the following just to trade gold.
Step #1: Open an offshore account and deposit $2,500 (R45,000)
Step #2: Open the gold chart priced in US dollars
Step #3: Use the ... ››› more
Mention Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson and the first thing that might come to mind is…
They're some of the biggest and leading companies in the world.
They're popular brands around most parts of the world.
And they've made plenty of savvy investors very wealthy.
For example, A R10,000 investment into J&J shares in 1970 would be worth in the millions today.
And if y... ››› more
With a booming population and an ever growing investment market, China overtook the US as the world's largest recipient of foreign capital investments. Official statistics from China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) show foreign direct investment (FDI) into China reaching $35.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. That's a 4.5% increase from the same period in 2015. The US economy fell from its po... ››› more
I've spent days, weeks and even months researching all sorts of crazy passive income ideas. One thing that I've learnt is that it really is possible to make money while you sleep.
To create streams of passive income, you should spend very little time setting up the income stream and sit back and watch as your bank account grows. It really is possible.
Passive income is not a dream or a my... ››› more
Investors will search high and low to discover the real secret to what generates wealth in the long term.
Today I'm going to tell you the answer is simple.
Professor of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and well-known market commentator, Jeremy Siegel did a comprehensive study to discover the best investments over 188 years.
And what he found proved, that one particular asset outp... ››› more
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
Last year was a rough year for markets. The All Share Index only managed to eke out a measly 5.22%, almost a third of its long-term average return. It was also a year in which we witnessed the spectacular fall from grace of two the JSE's former market “darlings”.
MTN which delivered 136.23% between 2010 and 2015, ended the year down -36%, after getting smashed on the news of its Nigerian ... ››› more
The FSPInvest team of experts often get emails asking, “What must I do when I buy my first stock?”
Even experienced investors get stumped not know what shares to invest in next. They are clueless not knowing what to buy, how to buy, where to buy and why to buy!
I certainly don't want this to happen to you!
So today, with the help of the head of the FSPInvest Trading Desk, Timon Rossol... ››› more
The JSE's performance over the last seven days has been dismal to say the least. It's down 3.22% and nobody seems to know when it's going to stop.
Every major sector on the JSE has decreased taking the shares down with it.
Financials - Down 1.53%
Resources - Decreased 1.79%
Industrials - Fell 1.12%
Gold mining - Tanked 4.12%
But despite this poor performance, there are opportunities... ››› more
In the five years before Warren Buffett bought Coca Cola, its share price rose an average 18% per year even during the Great Depression.
When Buffett Bought Coca Cola, he paid a massive 30% premium for its earnings and a 50% premium for its cash flow compared to its sector's average.
But Buffett simply didn't care. In fact, his investment in coke grew nearly 16 times over!
So why did B... ››› more
When it comes to investing, it pays to realise you're in a long-term game. And because of this, you don't want to be stressing about the markets daily moves. That's why I use a simple technique called rand cost averaging.
To use this technique, all you need to do is invest a set amount of your capital each month. No matter what the markets are doing, you steadily invest the same amount.
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So you've decided to start investing. You're excited but the problem is you have no idea where to start.
Well, the thing is, you'll never know what shares to buy or what investment instrument to use if you don't have an investment plan. That's why today I'm going to show you how to set up your investment plan in three simple steps. Step 1: Understand your finances
No investment comes wit... ››› more
With a net worth of $73 billion, Warren Buffett is the second richest man in America and #3 on the Forbes billionaires list.
Most people know Buffett as a great investor.
Why? Early in his investing career, he realised that there were certain businesses that had strategic advantages - this allowed them to continue to grow bigger every decade, crushing their competition over time.
He figur... ››› more
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
When you're investing for the long-term, you want to put your money to work in companies that will continue to get bigger and better.
You want them to be efficient and grow their profits over the years.
So what are the signs of a company set to succeed for the long-term?
Read on to find out…
One of the biggest challenges is growing a company
When companies grow, they face a big... ››› more
It's never too early to look at financial planning.
Whether you've just left school or already been slogging away for years, if you haven't taken the time to plan for the long-term, start today.
So how can you build wealth for the long-term?
You can achieve it by sticking to these three top financial planning tips…
Make financial planning a priority
It’s not just your retire... ››› more
The stock market offers you the opportunity to grow your wealth over the years. But you can split how you put your money to work.
There are essentially two ways to make money from the stock market: Over the short-term and over the long-term.
Here's how to take advantage…
Taking advantage of short-term and long-term moves on the stock market
There are two ways you can make money on... ››› more
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