China is in chaos.
The Coronavirus has just about brought the world's second largest economy to a standstill.
As a nation, the Chinese have been restricted to their homes. The government has cancelled flights… Shut down cities… And tragically nearly 500 people have already lost their lives!
It's a disastrous social crisis, and one which has roiled global markets.
On the economi... ››› more
Mark Twain wasn't wrong when he said:
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same - this is true when it comes to the fear, greed and herd mentality in the markets... If you've been investing long enough you will see the same patterns on repeat.
Just think back to the 2007/2008 financial crisis…
I remember buying ... ››› more
When do you sell a dividend stock?
Some investors love dividend stocks so much they will never sell.
But if your goal is to generate a consistent growing income, knowing when to sell can be tricky.
After all dividend stock prices can fall and dividends can get cut… so what then?
Here are three warning signs to look out for to know when to sell.
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Happy New Year and welcome to 2020.
The last time we entered a new decade, the world was recovering from the 08/09 Financial Crisis.
Since then, the US stock market has repeatedly hit new all-time highs (despite some bumps in the road).
And while we know the turning point in the cycle could be around the corner… we have to remember…
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So, you want to invest in JSE-listed penny stocks….
But you don't know where to start?
There are hundreds of stocks out there, and so little freely available information.
Today I'm going to run you through four crucial questions you should ask yourself before making any penny stock investment.
Think of it as the first cut - the criteria with which you can start looking at the pen... ››› more
Electricity is fundamental to the way we live our lives. You simply can't live without it. Just consider the disastrous effect of load shedding this past week.
Roads in chaos, stockpiles of food rotting in refrigerators and many downstream services just grinding to a halt.
And yet, if you look at the big picture… And, I'm talking the development of mankind “big picture”, we've only h... ››› more
There are 322 shares on the JSE with market capitalisations of lower than R5 billion. These shares (bar a few ETFs and Preference shares) we can call ‘small caps'.
These are the smaller shares on the JSE that don't fit into the Top 40, or the Mid Cap indices.
We can further segment these shares - looking only at PENNY SHARES. These are small caps with share prices below R10. Of these sha... ››› more
It's that time of year again…
Just like children eagerly wait in anticipation for Santa to deliver presents to them, so do investors.
Investors are waiting for the arrival of stock market profits during Christmas time as well.
This is all because of the Santa Claus rally which is, right now, flooding the mainstream media.
Go to Google, Bloomberg, Business Times and you'll see big ... ››› more
This is sad but you need to know.
Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist.
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
JSE listed stocks are selling at their cheapest levels in a decade.
And that's created an opportunity for internationally listed, and private equity companies to make a mint.
You see, these companies borrow money internationally at 3%, 4% or 5% interest. They then buy these South African companies that are selling cheaply and the dividends they receive from them are enough to repay their b... ››› more
Let me be clear…
The investment I'm about to introduce to you is not for everyone.
It can be risky.
But if you're willing to take the risk, there's a handsome payoff for you!
In fact, history shows you could make you a +27% over the next 12 months.
The investment I'm talking about is…
If you’re not familiar, value stocks are compan... ››› more
Black Friday is almost upon us.
And many shoppers are already hunting for potential “Black Friday” bargains.
But I have another idea for you…
As ordinary South Africans head to the stores, set on spending more, owning more and having more, why don't you park the trolley and, instead take this opportunity to treat your future-self.
Now I'm totally for saving money.
And, I ... ››› more
Last week, the US Federal Reserve finally cut interest rates again. The rationale behind this move is to help sustain US growth.
Now the quarter-point cut marks the third rate cut this year. And this can be good news for stock investors. In fact, following the latest announcement, US stock markets hit new highs.
But even better….
If history is anything to go by, we could see US stock... ››› more
So you've heard the terms bandied about.
Small Cap, Mid Cap and Big Cap stocks.
What does this mean - and how do stocks get labelled as either a small or mid cap for instance?
It is important to know the differences between these different categories of shares - as it will affect your investment strategy…
‘The Great JSE Takeove... ››› more
In 2019 alone there have been 19 shares delisted from the JSE.
Not because they're bankrupt…
Or have violated regulations
Or just because it's too costly
They are companies that were selling for WAY less than what they were worth.
Companies that have been grabbed up by astute investors, companies and funds that know the profits they make are worth a lot more than t... ››› more
Many retail investors are bombarded with ways to invest through exchange traded funds (ETF), most of which passively track an index.
The ETF platforms highlight how cheap they are, but in actual fact they aren't cheaper. If you have more than R80,000 in the account, its expensive. The ETF platforms charge between 0.35% and 0.65% ex VAT just for annual admin fees. That's on top of the other fees... ››› more
Trump may have imposed 100s of billions of dollars on tariffs in the US China trade war and it seems he isn't about to stop there…
In fact, the trade war could escalate to a new level of madness where we see the US delist a number of Chinese companies from the US stock exchanges.
Just to put it into perspective, in February, as per government data, there were 156 companies that traded on... ››› more
Head over to your nearest shopping centre or mall and you'll notice, a bunch of Cannabis outlets popping up.
From cannabis flavoured soaps in the Body Shop, CBD outlets selling cannabis oils for your vape or even cannabis infused drinks and cooking oils.
This is an industry that is pretty much taking over South Africa and the world.
In fact, Green Fund estimated that the global cannabis m... ››› more
If you haven't already read about it, Naspers (NPN) plans to list its international internet assets, in a company called Prosus, on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and the JSE on September 11.
So, you need to own Naspers on 12 September (Ex-div date) to qualify for Prosus shares or additional Naspers shares.
For a lot of investors, the biggest consideration affecting their d... ››› more
The rand is at R15.37 to the dollar - the weakest we've seen since the Zuma era. We can blame this on NHI, EWC or a string of other three lettered government policies that aren't business friendly.
But at the end of the day the whole world is running scared right now.
Thanks to the US trade war, negative bond yields in many European countries and increasing world debt.
In fact, for t... ››› more
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