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  • Two simple investment traps every investor should avoid
  • Here's something you might agree on… Investing is hard! If it were easy, I guess, everybody would be rich. But as investors, we often make it harder for ourselves to make money and grow our wealth - especially when we continuously fall into - often easily avoidable - investment traps. Today I'm going to share two common ones, and how you can avoid them... *************   ... ››› more
  • [22 October 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]
  • Can't place your first bet? - Here's something that will get you over this hurdle
  • I recently received a question from one of our readers, Ryan:   “Hi Chris, I’ve been reading your articles about sports betting, but I have yet to place my first bet. I can’t seem to push myself over that first hump, I don’t think I’m ready just yet.   Is there something I could be doing to get over this hurdle?” - Ryan   And to answer Ryan’s question. ... ››› more
  • [24 January 2019]
  • This is one of the most common investor mistakes
  • 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…   ------... ››› more
  • [30 October 2017]
  • How to avoid one of the cardinal sins of the individual investor
  • Have you ever heard of overtrading? Overtrading is when an investor jumps from one stock to the next trying to make as much profit as possible. The thing is, overtrading can damage your portfolio. Why? You are trying to time minor daily fluctuations that are harder to read than long-term trends. And the more you do this, the more you're likely to bank losers. So how do you avoi... ››› more
  • [23 October 2017]
  • Don't let these novice trading mistakes leave you broke
  • I know the promise of fast profits with trading sounds great and that this is the prime reason people are drawn to the world of trading. But the flip side to fast profits are fast losses. What most people forget or ignore is that where there is high reward, there is always high risk. And that's I want to bring to your attention today. Here are three of the most common novice mistakes ma... ››› more
  • [16 October 2017]
  • Four things I wish I'd known before I started investing in property
  • I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment. But since then I've learnt a lot. Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then. The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things. ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The easiest mistake investors make when looking at shares
  • One of the easiest, and most popular ways to check if a share is a buy or sell in the stock market is to take the price of the stock or a pool of stocks, and then divide that by earnings. This is the price/earnings (PE) ratio. When the PE ratio is above some longer-term average, the stock is considered expensive - and possibly a sell. When it's below average, it's considered cheap - an... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The Five Minute Forex Trader - Part 2
  • Most Forex traders make this one massive mistake when it comes to their trading. This one mistake could cost you your trading account. In this lesson, Timon explains how and why you need to protect your money from yourself... Make sure you're not missing out - join the full Five Minute Trader programme here - for free - and gain access to a host of additional free trading tips and reso... ››› more
  • [14 September 2016]
  • The 5 Minute Investor Lesson 2
  • How NOT to make money when you invest... In this lesson Francois uncovers the most common beginner investor mistakes - and how to avoid them. How are you coming along? Share your learning journey in the comments section below.... ››› more
  • [21 July 2016]
  • 14 mistakes you make with your money but refuse to admit
  • Ah South Africans! Blinded by politics, multicultural in every way, revered by the world... But man, do we suck when it comes to money? We're a country of proud people. We've survived some of the most severe political turbulences the world has ever seen. We beat it all. Despite all the challenges our country still faces, we have a proud heritage. Maybe that's why so many of us refuse to adm... ››› more
  • [18 July 2016]
  • Rental property doesn't make money
  • “Investing in property doesn't make money any more. I should rather sell everything and put my money in the bank.” That's the words of a friend of mine, Jaco, whilst we spoke about property investing the other day. Jaco owns a number of properties but feels that he's not making enough money from them to keep on bothering investing in property. The thing is, after investigating the ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Do you make this classic first-time investor mistake?
  • Every week I chat to my cousin in Cape Town. We usually start off speaking about family politics and end up debating money and investing. Now, since he's been running a successful transport company in the Western Cape, he's been starting to invest a lot more of his cash. Usually, he makes relatively solid investment decisions, but this week, he made a classic investment blunder. He dec... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • How Timon Rossolimos is helping his readers avoid costly trading mistakes
  • Imagine how Timon Rossolimos, the head of the Trading Desk here at FSPInvest must feel like after reading these comments from his subscribers... “I learn more from your service than anything else I subscribe to.” Debra K “As a complete beginner trader, I really appreciate your clear and concise explanations.” - Stefan R “I have subscribed to several services about trading and y... ››› more
  • [17 June 2016]
  • This one hidden cost can destroy you as a trader!
  • Two weeks ago, I attended a business conference at Château de Courtomer in France. From 8:00 am until 4:30, I attended meeting after meeting in different rooms in the castle. It was productive for business and it was a wonderful opportunity for Trading Tips as I now have new and exciting ventures I'll be working on for you. Unfortunately, during this trip. I was hit by the biggest hidden... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • “What's a good share for me to buy right now?”
  • I'm amazed over and over again by how naïve and trusting people are... If I could have a cent for every person who'd asked me “What's a good share for me to buy right now?” I'd never have to work ever again. It's quite concerning that some investors believe they'll be able to make quick and easy money by asking a total stranger what share to buy! If you aren't prepared to make your... ››› more
  • [09 June 2016]
  • How to avoid the 20 most common retirement planning mistakes
  • There are so many things you need to consider when planning for your retirement. Of course, there's the obvious retirement planning concerns, like how much you earn and how much debt you have but there are other factors that could leave you scrambling around trying desperately to build up your retirement savings. To help you prepare for your retirement, I've found 20 of the most common ret... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]
  • Do you make these two common investment mistakes?
  • Last week I met with some friends at a dinner party in Sandton. The conversation, as it always does turned to investing. I didn't say much during the conversation but I was quite concerned when i realised that my friends were making two common investment mistakes. They were making these two investment mistakes in a different way. Which is why, today I'd like to show you two common invest... ››› more
  • [26 May 2016]
  • Investing for attractive returns could be an investor's worst mistake…
  • Recently I came across an article on MoneyWeb with the headline, “Preference share offering 14.5%”. Preference shares returning 14.5%? I've only really seen a preference share offer investors around 10% and that's Grindrod, which is a solid proven company. So I was sceptical when I read this headline and I immediately investigated how this investment was offering such a good yield. ... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when investing in a fund
  • Imagine this… You invest your hard-earned cash into a fund to help grow your retirement portfolio, but in a mere 2 days, the fund you've invested in loses 66%. This happened to investors in the Third Circle MET Target Return Fund in December. What's more, Asset Managers who invested in this fund also lost a fair chunk of their portfolio. That's why today I want to share the three red... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
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