What do you believe an investor's greatest asset is?
A high IQ?
A stack of degrees behind their name?
A workable investment strategy?
Not at all.
In fact, the answer has nothing to do with money or personal success.
But it's something every potential investor can achieve.
Let me explain…
The world’s most famous investor confirms this... ››› more
What if I told you NOT all companies that appear undervalued will make you money?
This is one of the biggest challenges investors face.
In fact, professional investors refer to such undervalued companies as “value traps”
Typically, a “value trap” is a stock that seems cheap because it's trading at a massive discount to its sector, peers or net asset value for a period of time.
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There's no denying it. Property is one of the best performing sectors of the JSE, year in, and year out.
In fact, a quick look at the SAPY property index shows that it returned 1,035% between the start of August 2004 and August 2016.
In comparison the JSE All-Share index returned 626% including dividends…
Clearly property is a top performing sector.
What's even better - with list... ››› more
Joshua Benton, Editor of Real Wealth loves looking at the strategies of the investment greats.
Earlier this week I was having a cup of coffee with Joshua. He started telling me about a legendary investment move made by one of the greatest investors of all time, Sir John Templeton.
It sounded more like legend than truth.
But in the end, when Joshua showed me how to apply the strategy be... ››› more
Today I'm going to introduce you to a new way of thinking about companies.
As an avid reader of Money Morning, you've probably heard the terms: “Value investing” and “growth investing” before… And, if you haven't, don't worry, I will quickly recap what each strategy entails.
But, today we're going to go one step further. I'm going to show you a simple hybrid approach - what I cal... ››› more
There are a whole host of different investment strategies to try out. Over recent years, factor investing has grown in popularity.
Factor investing involves picking stocks using different metrics such as value and momentum.
So which factor investment strategies perform the best?
Let's take a closer look…
What is factor investing?
The basis of factor investing comes down... ››› more
Investing isn't easy. You need to research the stocks you want to buy and try to work out what lies ahead for the industry, plus a number of other aspects.
Regardless of how good your research is, you'll still invest in losing stocks.
So how can you limit the number of losing stocks you buy and increase your chances of backing a winner?
Read on to find out…
How to know when to inv... ››› more
When you decide to invest in shares, most investors find it easier to find a strategy that yields results and stick with it.
Two popular investment strategies are value investing and momentum investing.
So how do these investment strategies work? And which one is better?
Read on to find out…
Two completely different investment strategies
Value investing involve... ››› more
When you come across a seemingly good company with a share price that seems lower than it should be, before buying you need to check it's not a value trap.
So what should you do if a company looks great, but its share price seems abnormally low?
It could be a great investment opportunity, but it could be a value trap.
Read on to find out what you should do…
What is a value trap?
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When it comes to analysing a company, its share price is very useful. Using it along with the latest annual report and you can find out what the stock market is saying about a company's future prospects.
By doing this, you can reduce your risks of paying too much for a share and find possible undervalued ones.
Sometimes you'll come across stocks with share prices that imply they won't grow t... ››› more
Finding cheap stocks is one of the best ways of increasing your chances of making money when you invest.
But finding cheap stocks has its pitfalls. Some investment strategies can point you towards stocks that are financially unstable and not good investments.
So what can you do to find cheap stocks?
Read on to uncover an investment strategy to help you find cheap stocks…
What is t... ››› more
Even people who aren't interested in investing have heard of Warren Buffett. His success and ability to make good investments has attracted a lot of attention over the years.
What's his secret? Well, Buffett is a strong follower of value investing.
But what exactly is value investing? Have you got what it takes to be a value investor? Why does value investing work so well? And how can you do... ››› more
As an investor, one of the worst things you can do is pay too much for a share.
If you pay too much and the market has priced in too high an expectation of the company, you're sure to lose money on your investment.
To avoid this risk, you need to find a strategy to help you uncover very cheap stocks.
One popular strategy for finding cheap stocks can actually leave you investing in a fina... ››› more
Investors are always on the lookout for investment strategies to help them make money on the stock market.
One popular strategy is buy low and sell high, otherwise known as value investing. This works on the premise of finding cheap, unpopular shares that the market is ignoring. You buy and wait for everyone else to catch on.
Yet there's another strategy that's proving profitable. But some i... ››› more
If you're prepared to go against the market masses, natural resources could be presenting themselves as a perfect investment opportunity.
These stocks have had it hard. They include companies involved in gold, coal, uranium, platinum and copper.
But there are a few factors that suggest now is the time to get into natural resources.
Read on to find out more…
If you’re a value inv... ››› more
Warren Buffett (the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway) is the world's 3rd richest man, with a staggering net worth of $66 billion. On Thursday, Berkshire Hathaway's share price crossed over $200,000 per share for the first time ever.
You see, today Warren Buffett is one of the the world's most successful investors, and it's all thanks to his investment strategy.
It's funny because in 1984, he expl... ››› more
Picking the right stocks to invest in isn't an easy feat. You just have to look at how many unit trust funds don't manage to consistently beat the market over the long-term. But there are some investing strategies that stand you in good stead to beat the market at its own game. Read on to find out more about these strategies…
Market beating strategy #1: Invest in ‘value’ shares
This inve... ››› more
On Thursday 22 May the South African Reserve bank kept interest rates flat. But in the same speech the reserve bank governor, Gill Marcus, warned everyone…
She said they expected the worst quarterly GDP figures for the South African economy since the 2008 recession.
And with platinum workers still striking, around R10 billion worth of their wages alone have disappeared from our economy thi... ››› more
Is it possible for you to double, even triple your money in a few short years through investing in property?
The answer is YES!
And you only need two things!
Let me explain…
Two things that’ll help you double your money in a few short years
You need to find incredible value
Value investing for property is no different to value investing in shares. You need to find an asse... ››› more
If you think you've got what it takes to be a value investor, where should you look for ‘value' shares? It's not just a case of picking out low share prices. The good news is there are a few things you can do to try to uncover value shares. Read on to find out what to look for…
Where to find value shares
Shares in companies that have hit a temporary blip can prove to be fantastic investmen... ››› more
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