When you're looking for stocks to invest in you'll typically either use fundamental investing strategies (looking at financial and other real world data) or technical analysis (looking at charts and price movement to predict future moves).
At the end of the day - financial performance drives stocks in the long-run. And as an investor in businesses I gravitate towards what these businesses and ... ››› more
As head tipster of the Winning Streak Team my aim is to not only make you a nice profit each month from the exciting world of sports betting, but to educate you about the basics of betting, money management rules and advanced strategies.
However, even the most seasoned sports bettors sometimes fall for these common traps.
That's why in today's article I want to go over the most common bett... ››› more
One of the most interesting things about betting in general is that no one actually knows the true probability of the outcome to any event.
Other than a toss of a coin, a 50% true probability.
Bookmakers are human, and when they set the odds, they base them on their assumptions and state of the market.
It's not unknown for bookmakers to make a mistake.
And it's identifying these m... ››› more
The JSE All-Share Index is just 10% off from its all-time high.
It's sitting around the highest PE level of all time for the index, at 23.24.
At the same time, US markets are at all-time highs, and interest rates are threatening to go up.
With this in mind, I was recently asked by an investor, whether the JSE is overvalued and set for a massive correction.
So, should you hold on or sel... ››› more
Consolidated Infrastructure Limited (JSE:CIL) is one of those buy and hold for a decade shares.
The company had a mere R8.32 in net assets in 2011. Today they stand at R21.62 - nearly 200% growth.
CIL also grew revenues from R1.4 billion in 2011, to R4.5 billion in 2016. That's a whopping 221% revenue growth.
And it's profit growth has been just as remarkable as it rode the wave of exp... ››› more
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
Have you ever heard of the “Value Chain”?
Well, it's an old concept developed in the early 1980s by Harvard Professor Michael Porter.
Porter spent much of his career devoted to analysing competitive strategies.
In his 1985 best-seller book, "Competitive Advantage”, Porter discussed the power of the “Value Chain” and why companies that get this concept right are more likely to... ››› more
I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money.
While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› 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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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…
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Dear Trading Tips reader,
I was recently in a heated debate about the advantage of doubling up on bets rather than taking them one at a time.
With betting there is ALWAYS an element of risk and uncertainty.
The job of our team is to minimize that risk while maximizing the profit potential for our customers.
And the way we do that is by using parlays to achieve better odds while minimiz... ››› more
When you think of Europe's fastest growing economies, who comes to mind?
Switzerland?, Germany?, maybe Netherlands?
No it's none of them.
The fastest growing economies in Europe consist of countries you don't hear much about in the news. I'm talking about Malta, Luxembourg, Romania and Poland.
These countries' economies are expected to grow more than double the Eurozone's in 2016 and b... ››› more
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
Do you walk into a room full of investors and struggle to understand what's going on around you?
Are you lost in the jargon and anxious that someone is going to ask you a question, you just can't answer?
Well, if that sounds like you then I have some good news.
You don't need to play second fiddle to your investment advisor, your broker or even your smarty-pants friends. You don't need t... ››› more
I've often argued the fact that renting property is the quickest way to throw your money away. Why would you rent, when you could buy?
When you buy a property, you're making a solid investment in your financial future. Not only do you have a place to live, your property value increases too. Once your bond is paid off, you could decide you keep your property or sell it for a pretty decent retur... ››› 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
Alternative investments are seeing a boom. The current economic climate, the faltering rand and tough economic conditions are forcing investors to look for new investment opportunities in the alternative investment space.
If you're looking for an alternative investment, believe it or not, owning Bitcoin can has similar preservation properties to owning gold.
In fact, in some ways Bitcoin i... ››› more
In the five years before Warren Buffett bought Coca Cola, its share price rose an average 18% per year even during the Great Depression.
When Buffett Bought Coca Cola, he paid a massive 30% premium for its earnings and a 50% premium for its cash flow compared to its sector's average.
But Buffett simply didn't care. In fact, his investment in coke grew nearly 16 times over!
So why did B... ››› more
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
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
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