Start investing with R100 - and grow your investment into enough money to pay for an overseas holiday, a boat or a house deposit. Francois Joubert shows you how.
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How much cash should you put into your account to start investing?
Does it even matter?
The amount of money you start out with could be of crucial importance - and if you miss this you could end up losing money from winning shares.
But this doesn't mean you need thousands of rand to start investing though…
Let me explain...
What you start out with will determine your succe... ››› more
If you think that you're too broke to start investing your money, then you've been misinformed. It is possible to start growing your wealth with as little as R500 ever single month.
Despite what most people think, you don't have to have millions in the bank to invest your money. There are exciting new platforms that you can use to invest with as little as R100.
Of course, R100 gives you ve... ››› more
If you want to start investing but you don't know where to start. I want to show you five ways to save enough money so that you can start investing your money as soon as possible.
Most people believe that it's difficult to save your money but this isn't true. You just need to take a good look at your financial situation and the services at your disposal to find the money you need.
Sometim... ››› more
If you want to start investing, you'll need to have some cash to put to work on the stock market.
So how can you find out if you have enough money to start investing?
Read on to find out…
Working out if you have the money to invest in shares
There are a few things you need to consider when deciding whether or not you’re going to start investing in shares.
You’ll need to ha... ››› more
Let's face it, investing has always been something for the richest 2%.
The minimum for opening share trading accounts at many stockbrokers is R10,000. Then there's the rule I've always stuck by, don't invest less than R5,000 in a single share…
That's all because of minimum brokerage costs. Whether you buy R50 or R5,000 of shares your transaction cost will amount to around R100. So only onc... ››› more
Once you've decided to invest in shares, the excitement of your new venture can lead you to jump in without some proper planning.
But it's vital you take time to plan your stock market journey.
Read on to find out how you should start…
The importance of an investment plan
As with many things, if you don’t have a clear plan of what you’re aiming for and how you’re going to ac... ››› more
Diversification is key to solid long-term returns from your portfolio. Different assets respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy.
So if you're looking for a way to diversify out of the stock market, collectibles are a fantastic option.
So why should you consider investing in collectibles? What are the disadvantages of investing in collectibles? And how can you get started... ››› more
Penny shares tend to be young, small, fast growing companies. But not all penny shares fall into this category.
Some penny shares were successful companies, but hit hard times and are now trading in penny share territory.
So are these shares worth a look at? And if so, what should you look for?
Read on to find out…
What are recovery shares?
Recovery shares that are now penny sh... ››› more
If you want to start investing, you need to take a good look at your finances first.
Without doing this, you can't see what sort of investment suits you and if you're in a position to begin investing.
So what do you need to do?
Read on to find out…
Before you start investing, sort out your finances
If you want to know how to start investing, the first thing you need to do is g... ››› more
Investing for the first time can be a nerve racking experience. What if you invest in a stock just before it plunges?
So if you're new to investing, what's the best way to go about getting started?
Read on to find out…
How to get started investing
If you’re really keen to invest, chances are you’ve been reading a lot on the topic.
But there’s a big difference between beco... ››› more
The other day, while enjoying a glass of wine, my wife asked me an interesting question.
“If you could only share one lesson about making money in the markets, what would it be?”
Now this is no easy question to answer…
After all, over my years of trading and investing, I feel I've learned a lot of valuable and important things. Things like money management, fundamental analysis, tec... ››› more
Investing in the stock market comes with a host of potential benefits. But it also comes with its disadvantages. So before you risk a cent on any share, you need to ask yourself some questions first. And apply some rules before you start. Let's take a closer look…
The potential risks of investing in the stock market
Investing in the stock market offers you the chance to make inflation beatin... ››› more
“Francois, I have R20,000 that's been lying in a savings account for 20 years now - I've finally decided I want to invest the money and make a return to supplement my retirement…” - M
So M wants to invest her money after years of keeping it in a savings account. Turns out she received R15,000 cash 20 years ago as part of her inheritance.
But then she made the biggest mistake she possib... ››› more
If you're seriously considering investing in the stock market, there are a few things that you need to do. The most important thing is you need to have investment capital to invest. You need to be sensible about the money you're going to put to work for you in the stock market. Any money you invest is at risk, so you can't use money that you need for other purposes. So with this in mind, let's see... ››› more
One simple choice could bring you riches in life and wealth. Make sure you make the right choice today...
This past weekend, I got together for a braai with some old trading buddies.
Two of these guys in particular, Brian and David are very good traders and have been trading for more than 25 years each. But while Brian is really happy in life and seems to relish each and every day, David is a... ››› more
To get your investing off to a successful start, it's vital you start with some financial planning. If you take the time to set some financial goals before you start, you'll be financially more successful over time. Read on to find out what you should do…
Before you put a cent in the stock market, you need to make sure that you do these two things first…
Pay off any short-term debt
... ››› more
Taking that first step into the realm of the stock market can be a daunting one, but it's also a very exciting one. If you're not sure where to start, read on. Here's how to start investing in eight steps…
Nothing in life is quick and easy, and that includes investing on the stock market.
What you need to do to prepare for your stock market journey
But to help you on your stock market in... ››› more
Taking your first step into the investment realm can be daunting. Once you've opened a stockbroking account, you'll be raring to go. But it's all too easy to jump in without thinking through your decisions. Read on to uncover four ways to make sure your investments have the best chances of success…
It’s very exciting buying your first share. But before you start snapping up shares, it’s cr... ››› more
If you're new to investing, prepare yourself for your journey into the stock market with this five point checklist. It'll help you become a more successful investor. Read on to uncover what you need to know before you buy your first share…
A long journey requires careful planning and preparation to succeed. Stock market investing is no different.
Here’s a five point checklist you can use ... ››› more
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