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  • Is the bear market nearing its end?
  • The JSE crashed 14.45% between 2 March 2022 and 9 May 2022. Similarly, the Dow Jones index in the USA is down 10.74% year to date of which half of this drop has been in the past month. And the S&P 500 index is down 14.75% year to date. We hear about inflation, war, lockdowns, supply chain issues all as contributing to this bear market… So, what is fuelling the market's drop - and are we... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • Why you need to apply the F-Score to your Investment Portfolio right now
  • If you've heard of ‘value investing', you may automatically think of Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham, the man who coined the term - Value Investing - and, arguably the world's greatest value investor. However, there's another person who revolutionised value investing, back in April 2000. And he doesn't even invest! He's a little-known accounting professor, who wrote a 57-page research... ››› more
  • [17 May 2022]
  • What's the reason for the crazy high inflation globally?
  • First world countries are suddenly dealing with higher inflation than in third world countries! In the US for instance inflation is currently at 8.5%. It hasn't been above 4% since 2009. And in the past 25 years it's never been above 6%. And now inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years! But it's not just the US that's seeing inflation speed up. The UK, Australia, Canada and much ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2022]
  • What's going on with Zeder?
  • Zeder is a little investment holdings company on the JSE. For years it was a core shareholder in Pioneer Foods (acquired by PepsiCo). It also holds a number of other interesting agricultural businesses as well… But the company's share price is down 62% in the past five years. What's going on? And is there an opportunity to profit? -----------------------------------------------------------... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • Should you be afraid of the looming recession? And what to do about it…
  • US bond markets recently went into inversion. This is when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term interest rates. And what this can mean is a recession is around the corner. In this case, markets are anticipating a recession sometime in the next 6 to 24 months. But, even if you don't look at such a “technical” indicator, it should be clear the risk of recession is high. T... ››› more
  • [04 April 2022]
  • If inflation is back, here's what you need to know…
  • US inflation just hit a 30 year high. And the US is not the only country experiencing rising prices. The EU, as well as the UK, have also seen the price of goods and services rising. There are many reasons for this: Supply chains were disrupted by the pandemic; oil prices are high; demand has increased due to stimulus; wages are rising… the list goes on. But the big question every inve... ››› more
  • [15 November 2021]
  • How Mr. Market Can Make You Money
  • Mr Market… This is a term coined by Benjamin Graham in his 1949 book, ‘The Intelligent Investor'. Basically, investors look at two prices when valuing shares. What the share price should be according to the books. And what the market (buyers and sellers) value the share price. Sometimes, these two prices are way off… In fact, the market's price is valued by the sentim... ››› more
  • [25 May 2021]
  • The “Intelligent” criteria to pick the best value stocks!
  • Benjamin Graham' value investing strategy is widely believed to be the most successful of all time. And while many of you may not know much about Ben Graham, I'm sure all of you have heard of Warren Buffett and are keenly aware of his success as an investor. What you may not realise is Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham and he bases his success as a stock picker on what he l... ››› more
  • [28 October 2020]
  • Is Value Investing Dead?
  • If you type in ‘value investing' in Google, you'll find numerous articles claiming “value investing is dead”. It's no surprise investors feel this way. Growth stocks like the tech superstars have by far been the biggest winners in recent years - significantly outperforming their value peers. With the continuous advancements in technology, you'd expect growth stocks to continue th... ››› more
  • [21 October 2020]
  • Will fast-food deliver fast growth in the next year?
  • This week, sit-down restaurants once again opened their doors to the public. They opened under a cloud of restrictions. But they're open! This must be a welcome relief to so many private restauranteurs and small business investors. Because, while they can't serve alcohol, offer a buffet and or hand you a menu (menus will have to be replaced by “no-touch” options), they can at least sta... ››› more
  • [02 July 2020]
  • The ultimate secret to pick value stocks with double or triple profit potential
  • Much of the 1920's was a time of great prosperity and growth in the US. Many technological developments like cars, radios, electricity became available to the American people. This economic boom fuelled the fast-rise of the US stock market. Everybody owned stocks, not only investors. Entrepreneurs, nurses, taxi drivers, you name it. It was everybody's ball-game. From 1920 to 1929, ... ››› more
  • [15 June 2020]
  • If your marginal tax rate is 39% or higher you are probably investing wrong
  • There are just two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Unfortunately, these are also the two topics people find most unpleasant to think about. For higher net worth individuals, understanding your taxes is almost as important as understanding investments. If you're a high income earner in South Africa, a return of 11% can be equal to one of 20% under the correct tax treatment. Many reader... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The one risk investors have complete control over, but most often overlook…
  • Most types of risks for investors are almost impossible control. Take politics for example - You have no control over what the Government says or does that could affect the markets. But there's one type of risk an investor can control - The risk of paying too much for a stock. Let me explain…     ------- Special Announcement -------    This ... ››› more
  • [26 September 2016]
  • The best undervalued investment opportunities right now
  • I love being a member of The South African Investor. Every month, the panel of investment experts reveal their favourite wealth building properties to grow and protect your hard-earned wealth. Last month's issue of the South African Investor was truly something phenomenal. You see, Francois Joubert revealed four of his favourite undervalued investment opportunities in the market right now. F... ››› more
  • [10 May 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]
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