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  • A simple method to manage your risk when investing
  • When you invest in a share, there's always certain risks involved…. Competition, new regulations, the economy, currency…just to name a few. The problem is, it can be hard for investors to quantify all these potential risks. Rather than develop a complex, but flawed, analysis of risk... it's more helpful for an investor to think of "risk" in a simpler form… ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2018]
  • Why Bungee Jumping is like successful trading
  • Normally at a company's end year function, they make a reservation at a restaurant and have drinks and dinner. Not here at FSP, which is the company I work at. The team decided to go to Sky Bar at Pineslopes in Fourways. You can choose between a bunch of activities to do there. Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping or you can just chill, drink and eat at the Sky Bar. At first I s... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How to handle the highs and lows of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be an extremely profitable venture, but with that comes higher risks. This means it's vital you handle your portfolio and risks to deal with this. So how can you go about doing this? Read on to find out… How to manage your penny stocks portfolio Of the portion of your portfolio you decide to invest in penny stocks, you should aim to invest in be... ››› more
  • [05 August 2017]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when building an offshore portfolio
  • I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money. While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
  • [24 July 2017]
  • The one risk investors have complete control over, but most often overlook…
  • Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control. Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets. But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock. Let me explain…     ------- Special Announcement -------    This ... ››› more
  • [26 September 2016]
  • Am I going to lose R45,000 in my CFD trade?
  • Here's a question I got from Tony last week: “I am new to Trading and having bought your Red Hot Storm Trader Service I am not sure what my loss would be if a trade went sour - I use your example below: If you buy 10 Sasol shares at R450 per share and at a gearing of 10 times, you'd only have to pay R4,500 (R450 X 10). So essentially, you're buying 100 CFDs on Sasol. You'll have an e... ››› more
  • [25 August 2016]
  • Do you make this classic first-time investor mistake?
  • Every week I chat to my cousin in Cape Town. We usually start off speaking about family politics and end up debating money and investing. Now, since he's been running a successful transport company in the Western Cape, he's been starting to invest a lot more of his cash. Usually, he makes relatively solid investment decisions, but this week, he made a classic investment blunder. He dec... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • This one hidden cost can destroy you as a trader!
  • Two weeks ago, I attended a business conference at Château de Courtomer in France. From 8:00 am until 4:30, I attended meeting after meeting in different rooms in the castle. It was productive for business and it was a wonderful opportunity for Trading Tips as I now have new and exciting ventures I'll be working on for you. Unfortunately, during this trip. I was hit by the biggest hidden... ››› more
  • [14 June 2016]
  • Your guide to “no risk” investing in any environment
  • It's painful to watch your money disintegrate because of government policies that you have no control over. However, despite the political situation, the main reasons investors lose money in shares is that they tend to buy and sell at exactly the wrong time.    And they believe risk taking’s rewarded in the stock market. After all, that’s the advice brokers pass along to clients. One of ... ››› more
  • [16 March 2016]
  • 5 short-term insurance secrets to make your business impenetrable
  • The risks involved in maintaining a successful business are real. If you don't protect yourself from unexpected and destructive events, you could see all your hard work crumble. It's important to secure the future of your business by making shrewd and informed short-term insurance decisions. Here are five insurance secrets you can use to protect your business in the face of a deteriorating... ››› more
  • [13 January 2016]
  • The ‘must know facts' about penny share investing
  • Over the last three decades, the small-cap sector (which houses ‘penny shares') outperformed nearly every other market by a landslide. In fact, if you had spread R10,000 across the entire small-cap universe in 1996, you would have turned it into R171,021.60 by 2015. And since 1929, the average annual return on small-cap stocks has been 11.9%, according to Morningstar Ibbotson data on inter... ››› more
  • [07 January 2016]
  • One of the downsides of investing in penny stocks
  • 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
  • [13 November 2015]
  • The risks of trading forex
  • Trading the foreign exchange market all comes down to speculating on the moves of currencies. By trading a currency pair, you hope that one currency will rise in value and the other currency will fall in value. As the market tends to follow long-term trends, many traders use technical analysis to find trades to their gain. But it comes with risks. So what are the risks of trading forex? ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • Coping with the risks of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be extremely profitable. But with the possibility of great gains comes risk. To invest in penny stocks you have to comfortable with the risks you take on. If you want the potential of making money on these shares, you have to accept that you may lose money along the way. Let's take a closer look at the risk side of penny stocks and how to manage it… The ... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • Why South Africa ranks as the 11th riskiest place in the world to invest
  • The Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently published new data that ranks countries according to how risky they are. The ranking comes from how likely it is that a country will default on its sovereign debt. South Africa ranks just outside the top ten. Let's take a closer look at what this means for SA… The risk of defaulting on sovereign debt Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s ... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Four risks you need to be aware of with your retirement investments
  • When you put money to work for your retirement, you face investment risk. This investment risk will depend on what assets you invest in. It's easy to ignore risk and focus on how much your investments for retirement could return. For example, if you invest in a unit trusts that's shown good performance over the years, there's no guarantee this will continue. So what risks face your retire... ››› more
  • [01 July 2015]
  • How to check a country's risk factors before investing offshore
  • If you've decided to invest some of your cash offshore, it's important to weigh up the potential risks of countries you're looking at. So how can you check? Read on to find out… Weighing up offshore investment destinations When investing offshore, it’s important to consider country-specific risks. FM Global, an international insurance company, has devised a tool to help you d... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • CFDs uncovered: The pros and cons of gearing
  • Contracts for difference (CFDs), like other financial derivatives, are geared products. So what is gearing? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of trading geared products? Read on to find out… Gearing explained CFDs are geared products. This means you only put down a small proportion of the actual value you have exposure to. You achieve gearing (or leverage) through t... ››› more
  • [18 May 2015]
  • How to pick the right financial instrument to meet your investment goals
  • Before you start investing, you should take time to write down your investment goals. These should range from short-term to long-term. Then you need to decide what financial instruments you're going to use to take you there. These range from cash to geared instruments. So what sort of risks do different financial instruments come with? And what can you expect in terms of returns? Read on ... ››› more
  • [02 April 2015]
  • Why you should be cautious about investing in IPOs
  • IPO stands for initial public offering. This is the first day a company floats on the stock market, in other words, it's the day it lists. So should you buy shares in an IPO? Let's take a closer look… A company’s first day on the stock market On their first day on the stock market, IPOs can trade at a premium to their offer price. Sometimes these premiums are huge. As much as... ››› more
  • [17 February 2015]
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