In a recent report from ETF.com data released shows that the US have had $250 billion worth of cash inflows into ETF's during 2017 alone!
According to an estimate by The New Yorker, around 20 percent of the market in the US is made up out of JUST ETF's.
And “When you factor in “closet indexing”—when individual or institutional investors pursue indexing strategies without declaring... ››› more
There are a few things with trading that worry me.
The first is when the internet connection cuts out when I'm trying to get into a trade or when I modify my trading levels.
Second, is when the market environment goes into a sideways range where no matter whether we buy or sell - we lose either way.
And third, is when my subscribers write to me and tell me about the worst possible trading... ››› more
What if I told you, that you could get a big business for free? You don't have to put money down, but you'd own a portion of a franchise store, a farm or a factory…
Sounds too good to be true.
But the fact is, right now there are scores of opportunities like this on the JSE.
I call them “No money down shares”.
Simply put, these are companies where if you pay for a portion of ... ››› more
Over the past three years, the JSE's Financial index would've made you around 7%.
The JSE's Industrial's index would've returned around 27%, and had you invested in the Resources Index, you'd have lost a whopping 38% over the same period.
Clearly, you need to pay attention to where you're investing if you want to make money in today's tough market.
So, as we're heading into the last qu... ››› more
Mustek grew cash generation by 30% - Mustek is an IT services and wholesaler. The company grew cash generated by operations by a whopping 30.7% to R228 million for the year.
Revenue was flat, and profits grew from 74cps to 80.32cps.
These earnings figures put the company on a PE ratio of 5.97, with the JSE average around 20!
You'll also receive a dividend of 16cps (compared to 15cps la... ››› more
Onelogix released results for the year ended May 2017 on 24 August.
As I expected the company posted strong results.
Considering South Africa is in a recession, and the company's main market is connected to car sales (which fell steeply in the second quarter of 2017), results are incredible!
Onelogix results are as follows:
Revenue up 12% from R1.77 billion to R1.99 billion
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The northern half of South Africa had good rains in the past rainy season, and the rains predicted for this summer are also decent.
The Western and Northern Cape however still haven't had the rain (and snow) needed to top up dam levels and put them in the clear.
So how is this affecting businesses?
Construction in Cape Town is struggling
The construction industry in the We... ››› more
On 29 September 2016 Wescoal announced it would issue 124,995,373 new shares to a BEE investor, for an amount of R211,410,862.
At the time Wescoal's entire market cap was R440 million. So this is a big deal - it is nearly 50% of Wescoal's total share capital being added.
Usually a deal that dilutes earnings as much as this one will, is a bad thing.
Shareholders don't like it.
But since... ››› more
The JSE All Share Index is up 1% for the year so far.
The Top 40 index, representative of the most ‘stable' shares on our market is down a miserable 2.25% since 29 December 2015.
And our economy is struggling.
It's fair to say that 2016's been a tough year. Many companies are losing money (or at least making smaller profits), and very few shares are up.
But there are a select gro... ››› 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
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
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
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
Last week, I sat down with Francois Joubert, the editor of Red Hot Penny Shares. I wanted to find out what makes his penny share selection techniques so successful.
After all, he's the expert that delivered exceptional investment returns like these five Penny Share recommendations that could have made you a fortune in almost no time:
• Transport Company SantovaLogistics (SNV:JSE) rose 221... ››› 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
This is the most exciting bull market for 2016 yet…
One that almost nobody is talking about... But it has huge implications for investors like you and I…
I'm talking about the bull market in chrome ore.
I know… Commodities are ‘out of flavour' right now. And nobody's predicting any of them will go up. It's all based on slowing demand from China.
But people have been saying thes... ››› 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
Read the news around you…
Taxes are rising, independent, unbiased financial advice is disappearing, and poorly managed pensions and equities are destroying people's savings.
The fact is, less than 20%, of the more than 800 unit trusts in South Africa, beat the market. So much for the abilities of these expensive ‘experts'…
Here's an example of the performance of, my investment fu... ››› more
“Francois: I read your article on using ‘buy limit orders' to buy shares at lower prices and decided to do it. But something seems to have gone horribly wrong. I tried buying R5,000 worth of shares with a limit price of 51c. But when I checked my account it only traded about R500 worth. My cost per share, after brokerage, is now 67c per share. What's going on???” - BM
The right tools, u... ››› more
Over the years I've noticed investors tend to ask the same things, but even more so - They make the same mistakes as well. It all comes down to human nature I guess.
That's why today I want to show you how to avoid the three most common mistakes I see investors make, over and over.
Classic Investment Mistake #1 – Investors bet the bank when they shouldn’t!
Penny shares can go ... ››› more
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