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  • Telkom's CRASHED 54% since June! Here's why I'm leaving it alone…
  • This is sad but you need to know. Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist. Telkom… Since June we've seen this telecommunications giant' share price crash from R100 down to R46.00 per share. That's a 54% sharp drop which signals MAJOR red flags when it comes to trading. In today's article, we'll go into four reasons why Telkom is getting killed, where i... ››› more
  • [02 December 2019]
  • A guaranteed 20% return in 20 days from this JSE share
  • The headline sounds too good to be true, but it isn't. It's the result of a corporate action on an unpopular stock. Corporate actions are often boring and don't bring profit opportunities. Sometimes they result in special situations that bring almost guaranteed profits. These are mostly taken up by fast fingered traders at the coal face. They react in milliseconds to SENS announcements when a ... ››› more
  • [19 February 2019]
  • Profit taking sees the JSE dip while global markets rally
  • The JSE was one of the few markets that ended last week lower. The Rand strengthened on the back of China being more passive in the “Trade War”. Commodity prices also pulled back last week causing the resources sector to impact the market performance. We've given up all the recent gains and are back in buying territory. SA equities are cheap when you compare the median P/E ratio of the All... ››› more
  • [18 July 2018]
  • Market survives “Risk Event Storm”
  • Last week was a busy week with the market sailing through a gauntlet of central bank meetings, escalating trade tensions and a historic meeting between the US and North Korea. Surprisingly the JSE held up relatively well buoyed by a weaker Rand. We've also seen volatility (measured by the VIX) drop back towards 12, a level that signals the market might not be pricing in the risk of a “Trump ... ››› more
  • [19 June 2018]
  • The difference between “investing” 2% and risking 2% of your portfolio - explained
  • New traders think that when I talk about risking risk 2% of their portfolio, it means investing 2% of what their portfolio is worth. But that's not what I mean. Let's say you have R10,000, and you only want to risk 2% or R200 of that amount to trade CFDs. Here's how much you'll need to invest in your CFD trade… First some investing/trading 101 basics Step #1: Know how much you ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2016]
  • Hedge Funds in a modern world and how you can use it to profit
  • Last month, I had the privilege of speaking to Gary Booysen as we prepared our articles for The South African Investor publication. I was fascinated by the history lesson Gary gave me about the evolution of the hedge fund industry. I realised that the investment world is riddled with complex structures, obscure products, puzzling regulations and often downright confusing terminology. But, ... ››› more
  • [10 May 2016]
  • Avoid making blunders by following this sensible investment strategy
  • Emotions play a big role in the way you invest. Listening to your emotions can result in you making erratic decisions that could cost your dear. That's why it's vital to have a sensible investment strategy in place. You just need to stick to it. So what should your sensible investment strategy include? Read on to find out… The merits of asset allocation and rebalancing Asset al... ››› more
  • [22 April 2015]
  • Why you should hone in on companies that communicate well with their shareholders
  • The JSE's stock exchange news service (SENS) is a vital component of being a listed company. Through SENS, companies communicate to their shareholders and the market. On SENS you'll see results, trading updates, news of potential buyouts, and much more. So can what a company says through SENS give you hints about a business itself? Read on to find out… The importance of shareholde... ››› more
  • [19 January 2015]
  • How this one man boosted his profits 20 fold, in just one year!
  • Last year, I attended the “The Pursuit of Wealth and Happyness” event. Multi-millionaires took the stage and revealed their golden nuggets of achieving huge success. One gentleman that spoke was Brian Walsh. He is #1 expert on making big money on the internet and is the founder of the REAL entrepreneur. Brian has spent the last 42 years achieving mediocre success. But that's wh... ››› more
  • [03 September 2014]
  • Should you pay attention to listed company directors buying and selling stock?
  • Once you invest in a share, you should keep an eye on the news flow coming out of the company. By following this news flow you can get some clues on what's going on in a company. Whenever a listed company director buys or sells stock in their company, they must announce it to the stock market. So what should you take from that? Let's take a closer look… ****************************************... ››› more
  • [16 April 2014]
  • Predict the next 258.2% small-cap winner in 90 seconds or less
  • Adapt IT (JSE:ADI), jumped 258.2% between 2013 and 2014. I closed a 207% gain on the share. I also made 253% on Poynting Holdings(JSE:POY) in just six months last year. How did I do it? Read on and I'll reveal the exact strategy that helped me spot the biggest penny share winners of 2014...   Adapt IT and Poynting are very different businesses. But they do have one thing in common – They bo... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • What no TV, newspaper or business magazine will ever tell you about trading!
  • There's a mountain of economic, information, data, statistics, and media hype flooding the news every trading day… By the time you've compiled all of the data, there's already a deluge of headlines to look at! Most traders who come into the stock market, feel the need to keep up with the media influences such as Bloomberg and CNBC. But, there's no way in this universe you can possibly ... ››› more
  • [24 December 2013]
  • Two investment tips to boost your returns in the New Year
  • If you're looking to give your portfolio a boost in the New Year, here are two investment tips that could help you do just that. Read on to uncover two investment ideas that could help kick start your portfolio in 2014… The recent release of the Forbes’ 2014 Investment Guide contained some great investment ideas, Alexander Green in Investment U explains… Here are two of the best that co... ››› more
  • [24 December 2013]
  • Getting the most out of annual reports
  • Annual reports contain a wealth of information for investors. And if you're serious about investing in a company, before you do you should review the latest annual report. It's very easy to get your hands on a copy. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of annual reports… Annual reports contain a wealth of information for investors, Phil Oakley in MoneyWeek explains... You can fi... ››› more
  • [30 September 2013]
  • Getting to grips with company financial statements
  • Reporting season is well underway. Listed companies on the JSE are busy releasing their financial statements. Not only are these reports compulsory for listed companies, these reports are vital for your research. They can tell you so much about a company. Let's take a quick look at what these statements are all about… Company financial statements or annual reports give you a complete and focus... ››› more
  • [24 July 2013]
  • Four essential qualities you need to be a successful trader
  • To win at the trading game, you need some essential qualities. If you think you don't have enough of these qualities, then maybe trading isn't for you. Read on to find out if you measure up… Whether you choose to trade single stock futures or spread trade for instance, trading comes with high risks. To handle that high level of risk, it’s beneficial to have certain personality traits, exp... ››› more
  • [16 July 2013]
  • Listening to the wrong news will destroy your investment!
  • There are two types of news. And I don't mean good news and bad news… Basing your investment decisions on the one kind of news could cost you dearly… Whatever you do, you shouldn't listen to this first kind of news. I'm talking about the news that is blurted out to generate newspaper sales. This is often associated with audacious headlines having bold claims only affecting your and o... ››› more
  • [10 July 2013]
  • Looking for clues about what lies ahead for your shares? Keep an eye on directors' dealings
  • It's crucial you keep up to date with the goings on of the companies you invest in. One great way of looking for signals of whether good or bad times are ahead is to keep a look out for directors' dealings. They can give you vital clues on what's going on inside a company… When directors of a company are buying or selling its shares, this could be a signal for you to follow suit points out Gar... ››› more
  • [21 June 2013]



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