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  • Amazon hits all-time highs and we're buying: 6 facts you need to know
  • You're probably familiar with SA's successful emerging market tech and media giant: Naspers. 'But as a South African you might not have considered skipping across the water and putting some money to work by investing in its fast growing US eCommerce rival: Amazon. This US retail behemoth is often overlooked in offshore portfolios, but, I believe, should be a vital inclusion for any investor... ››› more
  • [09 June 2016]
  • Three principles to beat the market, even in the worst economic conditions
  • From 1929 to 1939, the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history demolished the Western world. This was a period of rampant speculation which led to a market crash of epic proportions - known as The Great Depression. In just three days, the Dow Jones sank from 400 to 145 wiping over $5 billion worth of market cap. During this volatile period, one of the greatest investment... ››› more
  • [06 May 2016]
  • How to find the best unit trust
  • Unit trusts are solid investments. They deliver safe, long-term gains and take the worry of investing your money off your shoulders. But what makes a good unit trust? Let's take a closer look at what you should be looking for when deciding on a unit trust investment. It all starts with what you want...   Before you invest in anything, you need to know what you expect to achieve from ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2016]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when investing in a fund
  • Imagine this… You invest your hard-earned cash into a fund to help grow your retirement portfolio, but in a mere 2 days, the fund you've invested in loses 66%. This happened to investors in the Third Circle MET Target Return Fund in December. What's more, Asset Managers who invested in this fund also lost a fair chunk of their portfolio. That's why today I want to share the three red... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • So much for the abilities of ‘experts' - You can do better
  • Read the news around you… Taxes are rising, independent, unbiased financial advice is disappearing, and poorly managed pensions and equities are destroying people's savings. The fact is, less than 20%, of the more than 800 unit trusts in South Africa, beat the market. So much for the abilities of these expensive ‘experts'… Here's an example of the performance of, my investment fu... ››› more
  • [20 April 2016]
  • Can your share selection strategy thrive in every bull and bear market?
  • When I began investing, I used to buy and sell shares without even knowing exactly what the company did. And my game plan couldn't have been more straightforward: If the share was moving higher, I bought it. If the share was falling, I sold it. I simply didn't care about the economics of a company. This wasn't much of a strategy though. But with experience came an understanding that I need... ››› more
  • [20 April 2016]
  • Ignoring these three spiral indicators could lose you a fortune!
  • I've experienced a few occasions where I believed I was investing in the right company at the right time... Only to see its share price plummet. But as an investor sometimes you'll lose out - that's a big part of the experience. But the most important part is how you learn from these mistakes. That's why I look for these three indicators that tell me when a share is about to plummet. Read on... ››› more
  • [13 April 2016]
  • The Buffett Effect: Three billion dollar secrets every South African investor must know
  • When Buffett bought Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 for about $12 a share, it was a textile company and one of the largest employers in New Bedford, Mass. It then quickly became Buffett's acquisition vehicle. With years of incredible growth behind its name, the company now sits at a stock price of $210,200. It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors the world has... ››› more
  • [01 April 2016]
  • Here's how to set up a lifelong income stream using your SARS refund
  • What do you do when you get money back from SARS? I bet you celebrate by going out and spending it. After all, its money you never had, which means you can splurge on things you want, right? Wrong! Today, I'm going to tell you what you should actually do with your SARS refund. And don't worry, this isn't about shoving it under your mattress for a rainy day. I'm going to show you how y... ››› more
  • [07 March 2016]
  • About the ETN: NewWave GBP ETN [JSE:NEWGBP]
  • NewWave GBP exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the British pound/rand. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewWave GBP ETN Short name: NEWWVEGBP Ticker: NEWGBP Sector: JSE listed notes Five top facts about NewWave GBP ETN Fact #1: ETNs are debt instruments that trade on a stock exchange. By lending money to the issuer of the ETN,... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • About the ETF: STANLIB SA Property ETF [JSE:STPROP]
  • STANLIB SA Property exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's SA Listed Property Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: STANLIB SA Property ETF Short name: STANPROP Ticker: STPROP Sector: JSE listed funds Five top facts about STANLIB SA Property ETF Fact #1: ETFs are passively managed funds that aim to track the perfo... ››› more
  • [09 October 2015]
  • Warren Jeffery reveals just seven simple steps to build your own R1 million portfolio
  • On the 17th of May 2014, chairman of The South African Investor, Warren Jeffery will be hosting an exclusive event, The Accelerated Investor Pro Live. Warren has already shown 10,200 people these steps to building a R1 million portfolio and now's your chance to be the 10,201st person! And that's not all! Warren has also decided to invite the rest of the FSP Invest experts where you can a... ››› more
  • [24 April 2014]
  • The first step towards investing in the stock market
  • 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
  • [10 April 2014]
  • How you can profit from any region of the world at a fraction of the cost
  • I've always been a fan of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). They're a low-cost way to get great returns from multiple shares with just one purchase. But now there's a new tool that's completely changed the game.   The ETF that allows you to profit from the World at a Fraction of the Cost!   It uses a similar strategy that we use in the Unconventional Millionaire which has doubled ... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • How to find the right CEO to bring you profits
  • Back in the day, the typical CEO earned about twenty times the average worker... But today, it's well over two hundred times! Then there's also the "golden parachutes," where unsuccessful CEOs who leave the company get giant payouts large enough for them to retire. All these pay schemes can lead to one thing - Failure. I'll show you what you need to look for in a company to make sure ma... ››› more
  • [14 March 2014]
  • Will Facebook destroy Vodacom's profits?
  • Facebook just paid a colossal $19 billion for the smartphone-messaging application company WhatsApp. Some people say this move is a threat to the big mobile players of Vodacom, MTN and the like. That's because straight after the purchase, WhatsApp said it will add voice calls to its product within the next four months. This means there's a danger that WhatsApp's improved application will st... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • Watch gold but buy silver!
  • The hard truth is that silver took a beating in 2013. The metal dropped from $31 to end the year near $19.50. But now the gold price is telling you it's time to get into silver for an 18% return in the next six months. Let me explain... The reason silver traders watch gold   Silver traders closely watch how the gold price moves.    Why?   Well, the gold marke... ››› more
  • [06 February 2014]
  • Discover how to double your income from shares in less than 60 minutes
  • If you buy and hold shares for the long-term, this is the strategy for you. It's a simple strategy with the potential to make you big cash pay-outs from your shares. Imagine turning the shares you own into a stock market ATM. Read on to uncover how you can generate extra income from your investment portfolio… There’s a revolutionary strategy that could double the income from your shares. Not... ››› more
  • [17 January 2014]
  • South Africa's biggest weakness could be your biggest profit opportunity
  • The Fed just announced plans to slice off some of its stimulus program in January. Basically, this means the USA feels its economy is up to speed and feels it's time to stop pumping so much money into the market. But the confidence in its own economy could make ours worse. Let me show you what I mean... And how you can profit from this... South Africa is in a heap of trouble     ... ››› more
  • [19 December 2013]
  • WARNING! Your current retirement plan could lead you to financial ruin
  • Do you remember the ad where the old man sits by the fire eating cat food, because he didn't plan for his future and now he's too poor to afford anything else? Well, the scary thing is that's not far-fetched at all! That could be you in 20 years or so! All because you didn't think your retirement through properly. So saying you need the right retirement plan is an understatement. Th... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
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