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  • Forex trader alert: Why you must understand the leverage effect
  • It's not unheard of for retail traders to take on such high leverage that their positions put them way out of their depth in terms of risk exposure. So it's crucial that you always trade within your means. Read on to uncover the leverage effect… The fact is, people often get confused on leverage due to the various tips and hints out there, Max Munroe in Forex Round-Up explains... Some peopl... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
  • Forex Risk Tool: How to trade Forex without losing your shirt!
  • "Timon, how can I get into a Forex trade and not risk too much of my portfolio?" Today I'm going to show you how you can get into each Forex trade and limit your risks at the same time. Let's go…  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ On the 1st of March, 50 Forex traders mastered the art of trading with a 90% monthly s... ››› more
  • [09 December 2013]
  • 3 ways to improve the performance of your offshore portfolio
  • Investing offshore is a great way to reduce the risk of your portfolio. But there are also some things you need to think about before you commit. And once you invest. Read on to uncover three ways to improve the performance of your offshore portfolio… Investing offshore can offer you sectors to invest in that are not available in SA, Carl Delfeld in Investment U explains. And it’s a good way... ››› more
  • [02 December 2013]
  • Three ways you can limit your risks when you trade Single Stock Futures
  • "If I'm trading Single Stock Futures, how do I keep my risk management under control?" There are many ways to limit your risk, when you trade Single Stock Futures (SSF). But I have three specific measures... Let me explain… You can’t buy SSFs less than batches of 100 shares Each Single Stock Futures contract that you buy is for 100 of the underlying shares. So if you bought 1 MTN... ››› more
  • [29 November 2013]
  • Your free Single Stock Futures risk calculator
  • This free tool will help you to calculate how many Single Stock Futures contracts you should trade in any one share. This will help you keep strict money management rules using the percentage rule. Here it is... So, simply click here for your free Single Stock Futures risk calculator tool...   Always keep in mind, “Wisdom Yields Wealth” PS:  Click here today to... ››› more
  • [25 November 2013]
  • MMI to buy an insurance unit from Alexander Forbes
  • Earlier today, insurer MMI Holdings said that it is to buy the Guardrisk insurance unit from Alexander Forbes. MMI says the move will help broaden its offerings. Since announcing the deal, MMI's share price has fallen. Let's take a closer look at the deal… MMI is to “buy the specialist insurance unit of financial services firm Alexander Forbes,” reports Fin24. The deal, worth R1.6 billion,... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • How to avoid ‘the thief that robs us all'
  • I've never understood why the traveller who flies with white knuckles from Cape Town to Jo'burg heaves a sigh of relief as he pulls onto the Gauteng freeways. After all, the odds of something terrible happening to you are far greater driving on the heavily congested roads around the city of gold; than flying from one city to another. The same thing happens in the stock market… Investo... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • What you can learn from the factors behind your investment decisions
  • Avoiding investment losses is a critical issue. It's dangerous for you to get this one wrong. You might be surprised to learn that doing what “feels natural” might actually be the quickest way to the poorhouse. Read on to find out what you can learn from the factors behind your investment decisions… Many investors (including professionals) forget the importance of handling losses before th... ››› more
  • [01 November 2013]
  • Revealed: How to build your portfolio
  • When it comes to putting a portfolio together, the whole process can seem a bit daunting. But if you follow some simple rules, you can build a sturdy portfolio that should manage risk. Read on to uncover how to build your portfolio… It can be difficult figuring out what stocks to invest in, Keith Fitz-Gerald in Money Morning US explains... To build a portfolio that manages risk, here’s an... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • Uncovered: How diversification works
  • Diversification is the corner stone of building a balanced portfolio. By diversifying your portfolio, you can help reduce risk and ensure that you're not ‘putting all your eggs in one basket'. But what exactly is diversification and how well does it work? Read on to find out… Investing is risky, Matthew Partridge in MoneyWeek explains. No investment is truly ‘risk-free’. But risk comes i... ››› more
  • [28 October 2013]
  • Asset allocation - getting the mix right!
  • When it comes to building an investment portfolio, it's crucial you spend some time of asset allocation. Asset allocation can reduce your risk and get your portfolio working as optimally as you can. Read on to find out more about getting the mix right with asset allocation… Have you thought about what asset classes and what percentage of each asset class you should include in your investment p... ››› more
  • [25 October 2013]
  • Preference shares: An unusual source of investment income
  • If you're looking for an alternative way to generate an income, then preference shares might be what you're looking for. If you like the idea of investing for dividends, but want to do this is a less risky way, preference shares offer you this alternative. Let's take a closer look at preference shares, an unusual source of investment income... Many private investors have never heard of prefe... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • Don't fall into the higher risk, higher return trap
  • A lot of investors believe that big, stable, dividend paying companies are only for wealthy investors and retirees to buy. Maybe you think that you can make more money in riskier investments. But don't fall into the higher risk, higher return trap. Read on to find out why... Taking more risk does not result in making higher returns, Dan Ferris in S&A Digest explains... It results in making lo... ››› more
  • [16 October 2013]
  • Why you should have dividend paying shares in your portfolio
  • You should include high quality, dividend paying businesses as part of your portfolio. You might thing these businesses are boring to invest in. Or that the companies are too big, they tend to be blue chips. But let's take a closer look at why you should have dividend paying shares in your portfolio... Some investors don't fancy investing in shares that continually increase their dividend pa... ››› more
  • [16 October 2013]
  • Your portfolio could be riskier than you think
  • Safety is key. Before you even consider what returns your investment may make, you have to consider safety. Will you get your money back? The markets offer a full range of investments across the risk spectrum. And the key is, you must weigh up risk and reward. Let's have a closer look at why your portfolio could be riskier than you think... Many investors hold assets that produce a reasonable re... ››› more
  • [14 October 2013]
  • The crucial financial statements and accounts in an annual report
  • Probably the most valuable part of a company's annual report is the financial statements and accounts. Not only do you get to see the profit and loss account, balance sheet and statement of cash flows, but you also get pages of notes telling you how the company put these together. Read on to find out what you need to know about the crucial financial statements and accounts in an annual report… ... ››› more
  • [30 September 2013]
  • Size does matter: Why you should use position sizing
  • When it comes to investing in a particular share, you probably ask yourself: How much should I invest in it? Of course, this depends on your net worth, investment experience, risk tolerance and time horizon. Read on to find out why size does matter and why you should use position sizing… If you want to know how much to invest in a share, there is a position sizing formula you can use, the team... ››› more
  • [26 September 2013]
  • Why position sizing removes your emotions out of investing
  • ‘Position sizing' is all about money management. But it's not the kind you use to make sure you have enough money on hand to pay expenses like the mortgage, household bills, car payments, etc. The money management connected with position sizing is strictly limited to your investment portfolio. Let's have a closer look at why position sizing removes your emotions out of investing… Position si... ››› more
  • [20 September 2013]
  • JPMorgan fined $920 million
  • Today, it became public that US bank, JPMorgan & Chase, will pay about $920 million in fines. The fines will be payable to four different regulators over derivative trading losses last year. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The biggest bank in the US, JP Morgan will pay “four regulators $920 million,” reports the BBC. The fines relate to a “$6.2 billion loss incurred as a res... ››› more
  • [19 September 2013]
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