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  • If you own investments in these two US sectors… Beware!
  • Isn't it amazing how one man can send shockwaves through global equity markets, just through a tweet. That's what investors have to deal with when it comes to US President Donald Trump and his trade wars. What's worse, there's no telling whether we've already witnessed the highest points of tension between the US and China in the battle over international trade. If precedent has taught... ››› more
  • [20 May 2019]
  • Africa's untapped potential is hungry for investors, today Here's how you can profit…
  • When you think of Africa, the first thing that may come to your mind is disease, war and riddled with poverty. However, there's a more attractive side to Africa that you need to know about… • Africa's economic growth is set to grow close to 5%. • African consumers will have over $1 trillion spending power by 2020. • African countries will spend over $90 billion a year upgrading IT... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • How to profit from the consumer revolution taking place in Africa
  • The African continent has seen huge changes over the past decade or so. And many African countries are showing huge signs of potential. Many Africans who left their home countries is search of prospects elsewhere are returning as opportunities swell. Lower living costs and well-paid jobs are attracting many back home. As a number of African countries steadily grow their economies, their midd... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Delving into the stock market: The differences between cyclical and defensive stocks
  • Investing in stocks isn't just about how good a company appears to be financially. There are others factors that can affect how a company is going to do in the future. Some companies are very sensitive to what's going on in the economy. Whilst other companies tend to do well regardless of what's happening economically. That's the major difference between cyclical stocks and defensive stocks.... ››› more
  • [18 November 2014]
  • How to spot the sectors of the stock market that tend to be debt laden
  • There are certain sectors of the stock market that have a tendency to carry more debt than others. Generally speaking, the more debt a company carries, the higher the risks associated of investing in that company. So if you're looking to weigh up a company's debt level before investing, here's what to look at… Cash flow determines whether a company has to borrow or not Any company can borrow... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]
  • Follow these four steps to find a good stock to invest in
  • Looking for a good stock to invest in is no mean feat. When you're buying shares in companies, you're dealing with dynamic businesses operating in dynamic markets. But you can try and whittle through the shares out there and find ones worthy of your investment. Let's see how you can find a good stock to invest in in four steps… Step #1: What’s going on in the economy? The first step to unc... ››› more
  • [30 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]
  • Investing 101: What you need to know about stock market sectors
  • When you look at the companies listed on the stock market, you'll notice that the exchange groups these together into different sectors. So why does the stock market do this? And how can you monitor the performance of a particular sector? Let's take a closer look at stock market sectors… ****************************************************** Ground-breaking announcement... Tired of being b... ››› more
  • [16 April 2014]
  • Why you need to drop banks from your investment portfolio
  • As the rand falls, the price of just about everything goes up. And this means rising inflation will hit South Africa. Now, our Reserve Bank has a mandate to protect against excessive inflation. And the simplest way for it to do this, is to raise interest rates. This has two effects: 1) It makes it more inviting for foreign investors to invest in rands because they can get a better return on... ››› more
  • [28 January 2014]
  • Where not to put your money in 2014
  • If you like investing in speculative investments, there is one sector that you should steer clear of at the moment. Chances are if you invest in this sector, you will lose money. Read on to uncover what sector you shouldn't invest in this year… This year, there are certain sectors that you should give a wide berth, Francois Joubert in Red Hot Penny Shares explains… One such sector is plat... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]
  • Stock market research: How to find winning share ideas on your own
  • If you want to find winning shares, where do you start? There are a number of things you can do to conduct stock market research of your own. You never know, you might uncover a share that will leave you raking in profits. Read on to discover how you can find winning share ideas on your own… First of all, when doing your own stock market research for the next “big idea,” there’s no subst... ››› more
  • [30 October 2013]
  • The world is your oyster when you spread trade stock market indices
  • Not only can you spread trade shares, you can have a dabble on the direction of global stock markets. Without spread trading, it would be so difficult to access these markets. Let's take a closer look at spread trading stock market indices… One of the draws of spread trading is the wide range of markets you can access at low cost, Cris Sholto Heaton explains in MoneyWeek. You can take posit... ››› more
  • [06 September 2013]
  • Your first step to building a winning portfolio
  • Once you've got a stockbroker sorted and how much you're going to invest, you need to start thinking about your portfolio. Before you start buying shares, you need to think about what you're actually investing in. Read on to find out how to start building your winning portfolio… Once you’ve got your preparation out of the way, like opening a stockbroking account and you know how much you’r... ››› more
  • [16 August 2013]
  • Revealed: Which sectors to buy and when
  • Fancy keeping tabs on the economic cycle? It could reveal which sectors you should invest in. Read on to uncover which sectors perform best at each part of the economy's cycle… To pick sectors that will benefit from prevailing economic conditions can be a very profitable strategy. Here’s what you need to look out for, explains Gareth Stokes in Fear, Greed and the Stock Market… The so... ››› more
  • [29 July 2013]
  • Tired of losing money on shares? Invest in ETFs to profit from sector performance instead
  • Forget about buying individual shares! Study after study has shown that more than 50% of any gain an investor makes on a share comes from one thing: The sector it's in. And that's where the magic of ETFs comes in… If you want to invest in equities but don’t know what to choose, simply buy an ETF, advises Viv Govender, the investment analyst behind Index Trader. The reason? ETFs make... ››› more
  • [12 March 2013]



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