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  • 2021 starts off with a bang for small-cap shares!
  • Small cap stocks have had a tough time in recent years. While the underlying businesses in many cases did really well - their share prices didn't. Between March 2016 and March 2020 the Small Cap Index was down 44%. In the last 6 months though, the Small Cap Index is up 25%, erasing a great portion of its past losses. And thus far 2021 looks like a scorcher for small companies. In t... ››› more
  • [14 January 2021]
  • The JSE's ‘honeymoon' phase is taking shares higher, how long will it last?
  • I can remember my honeymoon like yesterday. We were crazy in love. And for months afterward this euphoric phase continued. I could make no mistake in her eyes, nor she in mine. Everything was perfect. Then suddenly reality struck. Our first big fight after getting married. And suddenly we realized being married is tough, and the good times go hand in hand with the tough ones…... ››› more
  • [25 January 2018]
  • 2018: The year of SA Inc and small caps
  • The market and currency have responded positively to the appointment of Cyril as President of the ANC. We've seen the rand on the longest weekly winning streak since 2002, as foreign investors that were sitting on the sidelines start deploying capital in to SA stocks. As mentioned late last year, the stocks on their shopping list are SA focused companies with earnings mostly generated locally.... ››› more
  • [10 January 2018]
  • Why there's never been a better time to buy small cap shares
  • Over the past three years the JSE has gone nowhere! On 4 July, 2014 the JSE All-Share Index stood at 52,060 points. By the end of 3 July 2016 the same index stood at 52,164. And yet it's PE is near an all time high of 19.94. This makes the index ridiculously ‘expensive' and the average investor extremely despondent, crying where's the value. But I'm hear to tell you, there's ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • 17 reasons to add penny shares to your investment portfolio today
  • Penny shares are the black sheep of the investment market. Most investors ignore these shares because they simply don't know how to deal with them. Penny shares are volatile - They'll be up one day and down the next. Their share prices tend to swing around violently leaving investors that are unprepared for this activity nervous and afraid of what the share price will do next. But there ar... ››› more
  • [24 June 2016]
  • The best undervalued investment opportunities right now
  • I love being a member of The South African Investor. Every month, the panel of investment experts reveal their favourite wealth building properties to grow and protect your hard-earned wealth. Last month's issue of the South African Investor was truly something phenomenal. You see, Francois Joubert revealed four of his favourite undervalued investment opportunities in the market right now. F... ››› more
  • [10 May 2016]
  • Revealed: The four vital secrets of successful investing
  • The biggest lie relating to stock markets you'll ever hear is something you'll be told often. It's a lie presented by fund managers, personal financial advisers and media analysts alike. And it goes a little something like this: “As a private investor, you're not smart enough to operate your own account. Instead you should rather listen to us, give us your money and we'll do it for you... ››› more
  • [12 February 2016]
  • How to ensure you never get stuck in investment quicksand again
  • Suresh recently asked me: "How do I determine the liquidity of a company? If I buy shares and then decide to sell them, how can I determine if there would be buyers for my shares? Will I always be able to sell my shares?" Being in a position where a share that have no liquidity is like being in quicksand. You can struggle to sell the shares, but you'll get absolutely nowhere! Fortunately, yo... ››› more
  • [12 February 2016]
  • 6 Reasons why you need to have Small Cap stocks in your portfolio!
  • Have you ever been warned by a friend or relative to stay away from the stock market? Or has a broker warned you that “those penny shares are incredibly dangerous”? Have you been told to rather invest in an ETF or a unit trust because it's “much safer”? Well, don’t listen to any of that hogwash! The small cap sector is often overlooked by investors. Small-cap shares are co... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]

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