Now that July's wrapped up, this year's second to last ‘earnings season' has come to an end.
Considering the South African economy is teetering on the edge of a recession, results haven't been as great as investors would've liked.
In fact, 14 out of the last 25 companies to publish results have been negative growth.
Nearly two out of every three companies are seeing shrinking profits or... ››› more
Between October 2015 and mid-January 2016 the JSE Resources index crashed 38%. Mining shares were out of favour more than they've ever been.
Since then, the index has recovered some of these losses, becoming one of the best performing sectors on the JSE for 2016.
In fact, since the resource index's January low, it's up 40% for the year so far!
But that doesn't mean you can just up and ... ››› more
The gold price hit $1,354. It's the first time that it's above $1,300 since 2014! That's big news. And since the Brexit, all you hear is how investors are fleeing to the safety of gold.
But I'm much more excited about another precious metal right now.
I'm talking about platinum of course…
The platinum price started 2016 at $820/ounce. Today it's trading $280 higher at $1,100 per ounc... ››› more
There are few things more satisfying and motivating than meeting an investment expert in person. Not many people get the opportunity to meet their investment gurus and ask all their burning investment questions.
Well, today I want to tell you that you could be one of the privileged few investors to shake hands with Francois Joubert, the editor of the groundbreaking publication Red Hot Penny Sh... ››› more
Investing in the stock market can be a challenge, especially if you're just getting started. The difficulty is, you don't know what shares to buy, how long to hold them or if the shares you're adding to your investment portfolio are expected to deliver any returns at all.
As a result, most new and even experienced investors turn to the big blue chip companies. You see these massive companies h... ››› more
You've heard the term ‘Buy when there's blood on the streets'.
This is contrarian investing at its hear. But it's been proven true time and again.
In fact, if you'd simply bought a simple ETF like Satrix 40 following the 2008 financial crisis, you'd have made around 70%.
Investing in individual shares following the same crisis would've made you 200%, 300% and in many cases, 600% or m... ››› more
As a member of the FSPInvest team, I have the privilege to speak to some of the smartest investors in the country. One of these expert financial minds is Francois Joubert, the editor of Red Hot Penny Shares.
The shares Francois recommend in this newsletter all cost less than R10 per share. They are so small that most people simply tend to ignore them.
It's like Francois says, “You see, t... ››› more
You want to make money from the fastest growing shares on the JSE? Check.
You have a brokerage account and you're ready to invest? Check.
You've got cash to put into your first investment? Check.
Now all you need to do is find that first penny share with explosive potential to invest in.
That's why I've created this stock checklist to help you get your penny share portfolio off the gro... ››› more
Have you ever been warned by a friend or relative to stay away from the stock market?
Or, has a broker warned you that “those penny shares are incredibly dangerous”?
Have you been told to rather invest in an ETF or a unit trust because it's “much safer”?
Well, don’t listen to any of that rubbish!
Small cap shares can easily move 5%, 10% or even 20% on a single day. That’s ... ››› more
If you try to follow big news headlines and invest accordingly you'll be left entering every investment you make late.
That's why I love investing in Penny Shares.
It's contrarian. It's investing against the crowd. Most of all it's about investing in companies that don't feature in the news at all…
Here at Red Hot Penny Shares I scour the markets for little unknown companies with mas... ››› more
Yeah, yeah, we all know the story of how Shoprite was a R1 share in 1994 and shot up to R200 in 2012. Or how Capitec was 91c in 2002 and today it is trading at R430.
You might have even heard me speak about how I first invested in Adapt IT at R1.30 and today it is at R13.
But that's not what I want to tell you about today.
I want to tell you why you shouldn't invest in small cap shares…... ››› more
If you want to invest on the stock market, you may have discovered that there are around 400 stocks listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
This means there are potentially 400 stocks for you to invest in.
The smallest stocks on the stock market are penny stocks.
So what exactly are penny stocks? And how can you go about investing in them?
Read on to find out…
What are penny... ››› more
Right now, you're facing an incredible opportunity.
You've got the chance to buy a handful of top quality, penny shares on the JSE right now, all at a steal.
These companies are so cheap, they're selling at multiple times the average dividend yield of the average JSE share.
But it won't be that way for long. So listen up. This is what you need to do…
The JSEs smallest companies are of... ››› more
If you want to invest in penny stocks, you need to have a strategy to follow.
Your strategy should help to lower your overall risk investing in penny stocks and help you filter through the penny stock laggards to find the best ones on the market.
So what should you include in your penny stock investment strategy?
Read on to find out…
Perfecting your penny stock investment strategy... ››› more
Investing in penny stocks can be a great way to make a killing on the stock market. But investing in the smallest companies on the stock market doesn't come without risks.
So what sort of risks do you face investing in penny stocks?
Read on to find out…
The risks of investing in penny stocks
There are a few different risks that you need to be aware of before you embark... ››› more
Penny stocks are the smallest companies on the stock market. These small companies have the potential to reward investors with breath-taking gains.
But when the economy isn't doing too well, is it a good idea to ignore these stocks? Or should you embrace them?
Let's take a look…
The relationship between penny stocks and the economy
Historically, penny stocks have outperfor... ››› more
Many penny stocks are young, dynamic companies that are involved in new technologies and developments.
These penny stocks have the potential to shape our future and change the way we do things.
So what should you look out for in penny stocks that could indicate great times ahead?
Read on to find out…
Penny stocks involved in software
When you first look at different penny stock... ››› more
Penny stocks can be extremely lucrative. You have the chance of picking up penny stocks trading for mere cents and sitting back while their share price rocket.
But, of course, not all penny stocks have this winning potential. There are many that will remain penny stocks and never shoot the lights out.
So what are your chances of making money from penny stocks?
Let's take a closer look… ... ››› more
By investing in penny stocks, you're hoping to hit it big with at least some of your picks.
Penny stocks have the potential to soar in value. As your profits grow with a penny stock, you may have an urge to sell, but when is the right time?
Let's take a closer look…
Hope to handle your profitable penny stocks
By taking on extra risk by investing in penny stocks, you hope they’l... ››› more
Just like investing in any other stocks, you need to spend some time managing your penny stock portfolio.
So how should you do this?
Read on to find out…
Watch the trading volumes of your penny stocks
Trading volume is simply how many shares trade for a particular stock. With penny stocks, the trading volume can be low. The lower the trading volume, the more illiquid the share.
... ››› more
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