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  • Invest in shares on the cheap with these three strategies
  • If you're a value investor, you're looking for beaten down companies trading at value prices. There are a number of different ways to uncover the best undervalued companies trading at the best prices with the best potential. Here are three common strategies you could try out… ****************************************************** Get a 72 hour head-start on everyone else… Let TV show pun... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • Discover the easier way to make money
  • While most people believe you have to slog hard your whole life to make money, you've always know there had to be an easier way. Well guess what? You're absolutely right. You don't have to break your back for every cent you earn. In fact, if you look at the world's super-rich, they hardly work for the bulk of the money they make. That's because they've figured out how to get their money t... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • How to use stock market sectors to build your investment portfolio
  • Deciding on what shares to buy isn't an easy task. You need to consider a whole host of factors when adding stocks to your investment portfolio. When investing in shares, you should look at the sectors of the different companies. Different sectors behave in different ways. And over time this can have a bearing on the performance of your portfolio. Let's have a look at the different ways sectors be... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • Are you hitting your investment goals? Conduct a regular portfolio review to find out
  • You might think that once you've invested in some shares and other financial products you don't have anything left to do. This isn't the case. You need to ensure you conduct a regular portfolio review to check you're hitting your investment goals. Then you can make any necessary changes. Here's how you can do it… ****************************************************** Get a 72 hour head-start ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • If a buy and hold strategy suits you then you need to focus on income
  • There are various types of investment strategies. But they all boil down to three different approaches: Income investing, value investing and growth investing. If buying and holding shares for a long period of time is a strategy that suits your investment style, then you need to focus on dividends. Let's take a closer look at income investing… **************************************************... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • Discretionary management: Letting your stockbroker make investment decisions for you
  • When you open an account with a stockbroker you have to decide what type of account you want. As well as being able to instruct your broker what to buy and sell for you, you could opt to let your stockbroker make all the investing decisions for your portfolio. Whilst giving a stockbroker the right to invest on your behalf sounds like a wise choice, there's no guarantees that you'll get a winning p... ››› more
  • [10 April 2014]
  • Rebalancing: Reshuffle your investment portfolio regularly and reap the benefits
  • Investors are prone to hanging onto shares and other assets they own. Even if some of your portfolio has performed well, it doesn't mean you should hold on regardless. Sometimes you have to fight your fears and let go. One way to do this is to regularly rebalance your portfolio. By rebalancing, not only can you bank some profits from assets that have done well, but you can invest in others. Let's ... ››› more
  • [10 April 2014]
  • Should you manage your own properties or use a letting agent?
  • Buying properties to rent out is just the first step in investing in property. Once you own properties, you need to decide whether you're going to collect the rent and deal with your tenants, or get someone to do it on your behalf. There are pros and cons to both options. Let's take a closer look at what you need to consider… How to manage your property investment Investing in property can ... ››› more
  • [31 March 2014]
  • An investment strategy for selecting a winning share portfolio
  • It would be great if an investing method existed that made money easily. Sadly this isn't the case. Yet some methods appear to make more sense and have a better track record than others. One method worth having a look at is Joel Greenblatt's. His method is all about buying good quality companies at cheap prices. Let's take a closer look at how this works… How does Greenblatt’s method work? ... ››› more
  • [11 March 2014]
  • Unit trusts or shares: Where should you invest your money?
  • “How much of my portfolio should I invest in unit trusts or shares?” That's the question on nearly every South African investor's mind. The answer to it, however, is different from person to person based on a number of factors such as: How much capital you have? How risk-averse you are? If you're still working or are retired? Whether or not you are trying to diversify your portfolio? And what ... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]
  • How a 13th century trading strategy can make you wealthy!
  • Leonardo, known as Fibonacci to his friends, was one of the most talented mathematicians in the Middle-Ages. He introduced the world to the Fibonacci sequence. This sequence can be found everywhere from shells, flowers, galaxies, body proportions, DNA, starfish, fingerprints, molecules, buildings to the stock market. In fact, as long as the markets have been around, you could have profited f... ››› more
  • [04 March 2014]
  • Ten rules for choosing a financial planner to look after your unit trust investments
  • If you're the kind of investor who wants someone else to do all the work for you, you're probably looking for a way to fill your portfolio with a host good unit trusts. If that sounds like you, listen up. Wise investors know that the best consistent long-term investment returns only come from sound asset management, says MoneyWeb. And that means you have to have the right financial planner in your... ››› more
  • [04 March 2014]
  • I've saved over R100,000 from Forex mistakes that I never made!
  • When I was new to trading, I learnt plenty of timeless principles from different traders, which helped my Forex trading performance like you have no idea! I have to tell you about one or two of my encounters that I'll never forget. There was a time when I met up with a successful Forex trader from Germany who's been trading in the markets for over 32 years. That's 22 more years' trading t... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
  • Investment strategy: How to build a robust portfolio
  • Since the financial crisis hit, many investors are scared about losing large amounts of money in the stock market. But what if there's a way to build a robust portfolio that will stand up well if market mayhem strikes again? Read on to uncover how you can build a portfolio that should weather out any crisis… There is a way you can invest that can help you shelter your portfolio should somethin... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • The key to profitable investing: Having an exit strategy in place
  • In a number of ways, buying shares is the easy part. The hard part is knowing when to sell. But to protect yourself against losses and not banking gains, you need to have an exit strategy in place. And you should make sure you do this as soon as you buy a share. Let's take a closer look at why you should have an exit strategy in place… A good investment consists of two things: A good entry pri... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • How to protect your portfolio if the stock market bears return
  • This year, the stock markets have been on a volatile ride. Up one minute, down the next. But the market has been steadily climbing over the past few years. And the pessimists out there start to worry about then next big dip. But if a big dip does come along, what measures can you put in place to protect your portfolio? Read on to find out… To protect your portfolio against the arrival of an un... ››› more
  • [14 February 2014]
  • Do bonds deserve a place in your investment portfolio?
  • When the financial crisis struck, many investors dumped their shares and ran. One asset class that benefited was bonds. Investors looking for a safer home for their money invested in them. And the action of central banks around the world also helped the bonds market. Let's take a closer look at how bonds work and if you should invest in bonds… After the financial crisis hit in 2007, central ba... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]
  • When I saw this my blood was boiling….
  • As our family's ‘Financial Expert' I always have family members coming to me for help. And this past week I received a mail from a family member asking me to have a look at a retirement policy of theirs and whether they should continue paying it past 55. When I saw its contents I was ready to explode. You see, this retirement plan my family member was pay towards wasn't benefitting him at ... ››› more
  • [10 February 2014]
  • Why it makes sense to have some gold as a safety net
  • There's an old Wall Street saying that goes: “Put 10% of your net worth into gold and hope it doesn't go up.” That's an unusual thing to hope for. But the truth is, when gold flies, it means things are wrong elsewhere. And that's why gold can be the insurance cover that your portfolio needs. It has many advantages over other assets. Read on to find out why… Physical gold isn’t the liabil... ››› more
  • [07 February 2014]
  • Is day trading a bad idea after all?
  • "Hi Timon, I read an article by Marc Ashton who disagrees with your article ‘Five reasons you should start day-trading today'! What are your thoughts on these issues?" This was a question asked by L.Y on the investorsclub.co.za. I read the article by Marc Ashton, and that's the great thing about free speech… Everyone is entitled to their opinion. In fact, his article was quite rea... ››› more
  • [06 February 2014]
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