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  • The oil price comes under renewed pressure as OPEC reiterates it won't cut production
  • In June last year, the oil price started its descent. By January, the oil price had lost over 50% of its value. Since the middle of January, the price has picked up. But yet again it's been under pressure. And today, oil fell close to $55 a barrel. So what's going on with the price of oil? Let's take a closer look… Comments made by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister sends the oil p... ››› more
  • [23 March 2015]
  • Why asset allocation is the most effective way to manage your investments
  • When you first begin investing, you may find an investment strategy that your find simple to follow. Yet this way might not be the most effective way for you invest. By slightly changing what you do, you can see great results. So what is the most effective way for you to invest? Read on to find out… Asset allocation determines your portfolio’s ups and downs Back in the 1980s,... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • How to handle a crashing stock
  • Yesterday, stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange fell almost 4%. That's the JSE's worst fall in more than six-years. When you own stocks, it can sometimes be a white knuckle ride. So what's the best way to handle a crashing stock? Here's what you should do… What’s the best strategy to deal with a crashing stock? When a stock you own starts heading south quickly, it’s n... ››› more
  • [06 January 2015]
  • Two ways to keep panic at bay when you invest
  • Investing can be a nerve-racking experience. When your stocks rise in price, it's easy to feel pleased with your stock picks. But when any of your stocks or the market shows signs of falling, it's easy to let panic take over. This panic can lead you to make decisions you may regret in the future. So how can you overcome panic when you invest? Read on to find out… Don’t let pa... ››› more
  • [22 December 2014]
  • Do you know Templeton's rules for successful investing?
  • Sir John Templeton, one of the greatest investors of all-time shared with us his tips on how to become successful in investing. His words of wisdom can be used as guidelines by aspiring and existing investors to maximize profits. Here are his sixteen rules for investment success.   1. Invest for maximum total return (after taxes). Determine how taxes and inflation affect your total return... ››› more
  • [05 December 2014]
  • This once in 40-year event could pop a $1.5 trillion debt bubble soon…
  • Since the mid-1970s, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has controlled the price of oil... Cutting production when it got too low and opening up the floodgates when the price got too high. That's what the world expects OPEC to do. That's what OPEC has always done. But for once OPEC is defying all logic… OPEC's seemingly illogical move will send the oil price... ››› more
  • [28 November 2014]
  • It's time to jump aboard the investment opportunities that come with a falling oil price
  • Since June, the oil price has slid nearly 30%. This fall means cheaper fuel for motorists, leaving more money in their pockets. Not only that, a lower oil price not only benefits consumers, it also benefits businesses, large and small. The price of oil has a powerful effect on the global economy. And the sharp fall means there are some opportunities for investors. So what's going on with ... ››› more
  • [27 November 2014]
  • How to best manage your risk in the world of penny stocks
  • Risk management should be high up on your list of priorities if you invest, particularly in penny stocks. But it's not always that easy. Some measures that you take when you invest may work well. Yet if the stock market starts to behave erratically, your risk management strategies can't keep up. So what should you do? Read on to find out… The problems with risk management strateg... ››› more
  • [24 November 2014]
  • Three ways to risk-proof your investment portfolio
  • Profitable investing all comes down to controlling risk. If you can take steps to control your risk, you're halfway there to having a winning investment portfolio. So what steps can you take to risk-proof your portfolio? Read on to uncover three different ways… Three ways to reduce the risk of your investment portfolio Strategy #1 to risk-proof your portfolio: Understand what yo... ››› more
  • [18 November 2014]
  • South African stocks soar as investors welcome hints of further stimulus in Europe
  • After a tough few weeks, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) had a welcomed good day. Spurring stocks higher were suggestions that the European Central Bank may consider further stimulus. Let's take a closer look at what led to the JSE's good performance… The JSE’s Top 40 and All Share indices added 2% Last week, as volatility ruled the world’s stock markets, the m... ››› more
  • [22 October 2014]
  • If you're looking for ‘safe' stocks to invest in, where should you look?
  • There are of course risks investing on the stock market. But there are some things you can do to lower the risk you take on. If you want to seek out the safest stocks on the market, what should you look? Let's take a closer look… The safest shares on the stock market If you look at shares on the stock market, one key principle is that selling the basics works. And if you’re look... ››› more
  • [16 October 2014]
  • What effect could a global outbreak of Ebola have on the stock markets?
  • With countries across the world on high alert over Ebola, it certainly doesn't look like this nasty virus is going to fade away. Six months into reports of the first diagnosis and cases are spreading outside of West Africa. Ebola has made its way into Europe, the US and with worldwide air travel, it seems it's just a matter of time before it spreads further. So what does Ebola mean for the s... ››› more
  • [15 October 2014]
  • Is the JSE going through the biggest stock market crash since 2008?
  • “Hi Timon, are we going through the next stock market crash?” There's a big worry going around in the world that interest rates are about to go up in the U.S. And that the German economy could already be in a recession. Fear and panic has once again kicked into the JSE-AlSH 40 (JSE All Share Index 40 index), as people are starting to pull out of their long term investments. But lucki... ››› more
  • [15 October 2014]
  • Bank an easy 111.29% gain while the JSE falls down the crocodile's mouth!
  • Last month, the JSE All Share Index 40 (ALSI 40) fell by 3.2% and broke a crucial level that I've been watching. By breaking this level, the JSE has entered into the “Deathly Crocodile's Mouth. And that means, I expect the stock market to fall down another 7.75%. But why wait for the fall when you can bank an easy 111.29% trading gain? Brace yourself! The Deathly Crocodile’s Mo... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • Could the slump in commodities indicate something's awry with the global economy?
  • Commodities have taken a tanking over the last couple of months. Gold, oil and platinum are just some of the commodities falling in price. So is a fall in commodity prices just bad news for companies concerned with natural resources? Or could it indicate problems with the global economy? Let's take a closer look… The effect of a strong dollar on commodities The dollar has been... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]
  • Why you shouldn't worry about your long term investments!
  • Dear Trader, While you've been braa'ing succulent steaks and pork rashers with your friends and family on Wednesday, the JSE has been burning up! In fact, this week the JSE is down 2.7% alone! Panic has once again kicked in, media hype is taking over investors decisions and many analysts are writing about how you must sell everything you have before it's too late… But Julie and I do... ››› more
  • [26 September 2014]
  • Don't listen to these buffoons!
  • “The next financial crash is here” “Don't buy falling knives” “Sell every stock you have” This is what I woke up to on Monday morning, as I switched on my laptop. When I came onto my usual Skype chats, investment forums, Facebook groups and other chats, all I saw was CHAOS! This had me worried and so, I turned on CNBC Africa, expecting the JSE market to be down 5% or m... ››› more
  • [25 September 2014]
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