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  • 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]
  • How you can get a 100% tax refund - and grow your investment portfolio at the same time
  • I've been looking at ways to reduce my donations to the Nkandla Fund (SARS income tax)… I have no objection to pay tax - when the government that receives that money makes use of it responsibly. But that's not the case at this stage. And by putting off paying tax (legally) I can get my money to work for me faster than when I give nearly half of that away to the tax man. Now instead o... ››› more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • Even South Africa's biggest companies join the “Crypto Revolution”
  • Last week, cryptocurrency expert Sam Volkering shared how international companies are investing in blockchain technology. Companies like financial technology provider Novatti Group. “Novatti signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Lightyear.io, an organisation that works with the Stellar Development Foundation. Stellar has developed a blockchain, but instead of providing pure pe... ››› more
  • [28 November 2017]
  • Why this platinum miner is bound to fail
  • Lonmin has been one of the great stories of value destruction for investors. Since my first warning about the company in 2012, it has lost 96% of its value. Simply put - it's been a big one to avoid.     Crypto Revolution: How the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could turn every R2,000 you stake into R980k       My warnings on Lonmin since 2012 ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2017]
  • This is one of the most common investor mistakes
  • Today I want to explain one of the biggest mistakes investor's make. It has nothing to do with what you invest in, where you invest or how much you invest. It goes much deeper than that. It's got to do with your emotions and behaviour. The fact is, every investor experiences it at some point. And if you keep doing it, you're guaranteed to lose a fortune. Let me explain…   ------... ››› more
  • [30 October 2017]
  • Your Bitcoin questions - ANSWERED
  • • Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares? • How can I buy Bitcoin? • How can my Bitcoins get lost and can I retrieve them back? Q. Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares?   Answer by Timon Rossolimos: Let’s think of a share first. A share is a part of a public listed company on the Stock Exchange. A share is owned by its sh... ››› more
  • [26 October 2017]
  • Three ways to identify the ‘Double Your Money' shares from value traps
  • What if I told you there's a way to find shares that consistently outperform the market? Sounds too good to be true. But the fact is, fourteen shares I invested in between 2010 and 2016 provided me with returns outstripping 100% each…. In their 2013 paper titled “Fundamental Based Market Strategies”, Dr Angelo Aspris (research leader), Sean Foley, (researcher), Nigel Finch, and Z... ››› more
  • [18 October 2017]
  • The next Bitcoin could make you a millionaire
  • On 1 January 2017, this cryptocurrency's price stood at around $8.24. At that time, its market cap was around $720 million. Fast-forward to today, its market cap has grown past $30 billion. But even better, its price has soared to around $322 - which is a 3,807% return compared to Bitcoin's 453% return this year. In other words, a R120 investment into this cryptocurrency on 1 January 2... ››› more
  • [16 October 2017]
  • Four things I wish I'd known before I started investing in property
  • I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment. But since then I've learnt a lot. Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then. The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things. ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The school of Blackjack: Part 1 - How to beat the casino
  • Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be introducing you to the popular casino game known as Blackjack. Why Blackjack over Poker? Or even Roulette? Well the simple answer is, it's the one casino game the house has the least control over the outcome. It's also the game that can help you pocket a decent amount of money, in a short time. For example, last week, I managed to turn R200 in... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Four “must knows” before you invest in a single share
  • The biggest lie you'll ever hear in the stock market is that: “As a private investor you're not smart enough, and you lack the information to invest and make money on the stock market.” It's a lie presented by fund managers, personal financial advisers and media analysts alike. Obviously, they don't say it quite like this, but it's what they mean. The essence behind their big lie i... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • A simple strategy to beat fund managers at their own game
  • Right now, there are just north of 400 shares on the JSE. Of these shares, investment funds only invest in the top 40, and perhaps the top 100… Only 161 shares are on the JSE All-Share index… If you invest in a fund you're most likely investing in the JSE's Top 40 Index. Unit trusts simply don't deviate from the index too far, because that's the only way they can match the index perfor... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Should I buy investment property using a company?
  • One of the questions I'm most often asked is “Should I invest in property using a company, or should I invest in my personal capacity?” Whenever I hear this question I want to ask investors WHY they want to invest through a company. You see, as with most things investing there's no clear cut, one-size-fits-all answer. There are a number of things to consider before you invest as a ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • If there ever was a time for capital protection, this is it!
  • As it stands, we are at the tail end of an eight-year bull market and, by most estimates, markets in the developed world are massively overpriced versus historical levels. When we have seen such conditions in the past, global markets almost always fell dramatically within a year or two. Adding to this risk is the fact that the US Fed, the European Central Bank and a number of other central ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How to profit from the biggest technological revolution to reach mankind
  • Right now, the world is experiencing an unprecedented revolution. No I'm not talking about a political or economic revolution. I'm talking about a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and connect with one another. In fact, this transformation will be unlike anything mankind has experienced before. And it's only just begun. Today I'm going to... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The JSE's top 20 "No money down" shares
  • What if I told you, that you could get a big business for free? You don't have to put money down, but you'd own a portion of a franchise store, a farm or a factory… Sounds too good to be true. But the fact is, right now there are scores of opportunities like this on the JSE. I call them “No money down shares”. Simply put, these are companies where if you pay for a portion of ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Bitcoin is set to go to an all-time high! Don't miss this
  • To think, last year I gave a target for Bitcoin going from $500 to $800. And today we're looking at Bitcoin at $4,200! And for the last eight days Bitcoin has “crashed” 12%. Investors and traders are feeling the pressure and are worried it's a bubble waiting to pop. But I'm grinning and ignoring the sentiment. In fact, I'm nearly ready to pile into Bitcoin and hold to its new all-... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Bitcoin - A new world currency…
  • Bitcoin - A new world currency… If you had to ask most people to name a digital currency, the first answer you'd probably hear is Bitcoin. Since 2009, Bitcoin has swept across the world offering new ways for people to transact, transfer money and even make money. But how did bitcoin come to be? Well first we have to go back to before Bitcoin was even an idea… The Liberty dolla... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • How minimum investing IS NOT the same as low cost investing
  • Do you know the difference between minimum investing and low-cost investing? Well, most investors would usually say they're the same thing. But this is far from the truth. Low-cost investing deals with the investments associated with investing your money, while minimum investing implies the least amount of money you can invest. In fact, failure to understand this can actually lead to... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Have you thought about what you're going to do with your bonus?
  • It's coming to that time of year when many people may have an end of year bonus to look forward to. Whilst your first thought may be to go out and splash it, you should resist the temptation. So what should you do with your bonus instead? Read on to find out… What you can do with your bonus There are definitely ways you can put your bonus to better work than splashing it on u... ››› more
  • [04 November 2016]
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