History shows that stocks go up around 75% of the time during December.
What's more - the gains they post are typically bigger than for other months as well.
The MSCI All Country World Index, which measures equity returns from 23 developed and 24 emerging markets, has declined just six times in December over the past three decades.
That's gotten many investors and fund managers hopeful fo... ››› more
2018's been a tough year on the stock market. Based on the data I've filtered through there hasn't been a share that's returned more than 100% for the year to date!
In fact, there have only been six shares to return more than 50% for the year so far!
In total, there are 53 shares with 10%+ gains for 2018 to date…
So, what do these companies have in common, and why are they up while ther... ››› more
No question about it… There is a mountain of reasons to be worried about the South African stock market.
Since March 2017, the JSE Small Cap index is down 19.62%.
At the same time, the mainstream media is bombarding investors with “Take all your money offshore now” messages.
But there are groups of investors that are bullish as can be.
And they're buying small cap stocks like the... ››› more
When you've been around the penny stock investing industry as long as I have, you get tired hearing the same old lies about penny stocks over and over.
While these stories don't affect me at all, I am tired of how they discourage investors that are eager to start, and to learn more about the opportunities out there.
So, give me a moment of your time today to tell you about the lies, and myth... ››› more
At first glance investing seems inaccessible, confusing and sometimes even scary.
But the concept really is simple - investors (like you) buy small pieces of companies called shares.
The amount of money you make will be based on how well the company's share price does, and whether it gives you any share of the profits it makes (called dividends).
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Dividends can make you massive returns.
If for instance you bought Adapt IT in 2009, you'd have paid 44c per share. Since then the company has paid out 81.84cps in dividends - a return of 186% from dividends alone.
Based on the latest dividend of 17.1cps, you'd make 38.8% on your original investment THIS YEAR ALONE.
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“Francois, where should I take my money? ‘They' tell me to take as much as possible offshore right now. Is that the right place to invest?”
With the three year return on the JSE sitting at a grand total of 9.49% many investors are asking me whether it is still relevant investing in the JSE.
Perhaps inve... ››› more
I have a number of interests in private businesses. One startup that I invested money in is about to pay off in a big way.
Suddenly I'm getting calls from investors wanting in on the opportunity….
But mere months ago - when the startup was burning through capital in order to get its products market ready investors didn't even want to give it a second glance.
They were saying that there'... ››› more
I always look for a catalyst that'll send the price of a penny stock flying. Being a good business isn't enough if there isn't something big that'll attract the attention of investors to the stock.
But even better, every once in a while I find a stock that doesn't just have one catalyst but THREE catalysts that are behind it, which will push the share price up.
And today I'd like to share wi... ››› more
On 27 June I told Money Morning readers I expected the oil price to drop.
That week saw the oil price start a slide which has been its longest downturn in three years!
As you can see, the oil price has had seven weeks of downturns following end of June. This past week has seen it halt the decline, but I don't foresee this as a sustained upturn.
Simply put - oil shouldn't trade above $70 a... ››› more
On 13 August Wescoal, a small coal miner on the JSE, had sales equaling to 3.5 million shares for the day.
This is roughly equal to 18 times the average shares traded per day - for the last year!
Clearly there was major interest in the company…
And, considering that volume trade in the company is 30% higher since July than it has been for the past year you'd be right to guess there's so... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day 6 of your 7-day course…the hard part is actually finding the stocks…how to find potentially profitable small-cap stocks…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course.
We're now on Day 6 of 7.
Today we're going to take everything you've learnt and put it all together.
We're going to go from A-Z on finding and buying potentially p... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day four of your 7 day course…how to look for exploding stocks…what determines whether you should buy or move on?…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Share Profits email course.
We’re now on Day 4 of 7.
If you missed the email I sent you on Friday, it was all about the four biggest mistakes novice penny share investors make…
The... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…how to approach small-cap investing…how to limit your losses… and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course.
You’re now up to Day 3 of 7.
If you missed my email on Tuesday, we talked about the hidden market gems and why they have such explosive potential.
We also had a look at why it’s extremely difficult to becom... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day two of your 7-part series…let your money do the work…there could be untouched gems waiting just for you…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course!
If you missed the email I sent you last week, this is your 7-day Penny Stock Profits email course.
I’ve designed this course just for you as a way of saying thanks ... ››› more
This is the first day of your 7-part series…Penny Stock Profits - How to generate 100%,200%, 300% even 1,000% from some the JSEs sweetest small cap plays.
Over the next 7 days, I’ll show you how you could profit from the pointy end of the JSE.
Of course, I’m talking about small-cap stocks.
Stocks that could hand you gains like 100%, 300%, 1,000%... ››› more
We all know the “Crypto Revolution” has taken the world by storm. And on many occasions, I've revealed some of the game-changing events happening in the global crypto market.
Events like, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening up a bitcoin exchange and Goldman Sachs moving ahead with a crypto trading desk.
And how the absurdly wealthy Rockerfeller and Rothschild families were stocki... ››› more
The JSE finished the month and quarter with a very strong rally of 3.3% on Friday.
Never the less, that rally was not enough to close the All Share Index in the black for the year-to-date.
Financials, Small and Mid-cap shares are down while resources are up 11.2% year to date.
The market still faces strong headwinds with the US instigated Trade War becoming more hostile, rising yields ... ››› more
Wescoal's share price is up from 160cps on 19 April 2018, to 220c today.
That's a 37.5% increase in two months!
And I'm expecting more upside.
You see, as I recently told my Red Hot Penny Shares readers, Wescoal should hit fourfold production growth in 2018/2018 compared to 2016.
And even though Wescoal is still 19% below its 2017 high, there's more than enough evidence to suggest the ... ››› more
Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market…
And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do…
They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
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