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  • This new kind of ICO soared +500% in less than a week!
  • In a space of a week, Compound managed to become the top player in Decentralised Finance (DeFi). Between Monday 15 June and Monday 22 June, Compound: • Created a new kind of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and launched its COMP token • Its COMP token listed on Coinbase • Drew an extra $500 million into its DeFi lending platform And how incredible is this… it saw its COMP token ra... ››› more
  • [29 June 2020]
  • Warning signs that you could be holding the next Steinhoff
  • The Steinhoff debacle hurt a lot of investors. If you held Steinhoff shares before the crash - you'd be down around 97% on your money today. And the chances of ever recovering all the losses are close to zero… But what you should know is that situations like this can be avoided. There are at least four clues to follow that are warnings signs of an impending disaster like that of ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2019]
  • MORE income than a share, SAFE like a bond
  • Last week, I explained the power of income investing. And how it can boost the overall performance of your portfolio…even in the worst of times. I also revealed (in short) some of the best ways to start generating an income for your portfolio. Today I'd like to delve deeper into one of those income investments. The reason why, is because they offer more income than a normal share... ››› more
  • [18 February 2019]
  • Weighing up the pros and cons of trading CFDs
  • If you're looking for a trading instrument, you have a number to choose from. One widely available instrument is contracts for difference (CFDs). So why should you consider trading CFDs? And what are the downsides of trading CFDs? Let's take a closer look… Four reasons to trade CFDs #1: Low costs to trade As you trade CFDs on margin, you don’t have to pay for the full value of ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • Investing 101: The characteristics of ordinary shares
  • If you want to start investing in shares, chances are you'll buy ordinary shares. Ordinary shares are the most common type of shares in circulation and make up the bulk, if not all, of most investor's share portfolios. So what exactly is an ordinary share? And what are the characteristics of this kind of share? Read on to find out… What are ordinary shares? When you invest in o... ››› more
  • [09 July 2015]
  • Looking for an income from your shares? Consider preference shares…
  • When you decide to invest your money, one thing you must consider is the risk you take on. You can opt for shares, which come with risks. There's the chance a company could go bust or not perform as you expect. You could consider a ‘safer' option by investing in bonds. But the yields from bonds may underperform the returns from shares. So is there something that lies in between these tw... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • Stock market fundamentals: The ins and outs of shares
  • If you decide to invest on the stock market, you need to understand exactly what shares are. The stock market is the place that the trade of shares take place. So in South Africa, this is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Let's take a closer look at shares… What are shares? When a company lists on a stock market, it issues shares. So if you buy shares in a company, say Sasol, you... ››› more
  • [12 February 2015]
  • The BRICS bank launches at Brazilian summit
  • Earlier today, the leaders of the BRICS countries announced the go-ahead to the long-awaited development bank. The BRICS countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The announcement came from the latest BRICS summit in Brazil. Let's take a closer look at the development… The New Development Bank’s headquarters will be in Shanghai Today, the BRICS countries “launche... ››› more
  • [15 July 2014]
  • Stocks for beginners: What are stocks and shares?
  • When you think about investing in the stock market, the first thing that probably springs to mind is stocks and shares. Stocks and shares are essentially the same thing. Investors use the terms interchangeably. So what is a share? And how do shares work? Let's take a closer look… ****************************************************** It normally takes investors a lifetime to discover this sec... ››› more
  • [14 April 2014]
  • Where to find the highest yielding dividend stocks
  • If you're investing for income, then a high yield is an essential part of your strategy. So what stocks can you look to for high yields? One option is to concentrate on preference shares. Many investors like the idea of investing in preference shares as they come with a guaranteed dividend. Something ordinary shares don't offer. Let's take a closer look at these high yielding dividend shares… ... ››› more
  • [04 April 2014]
  • Trading CFDs comes with many advantages, but there are risks too…
  • When it comes to trading contracts for difference (CFDs), there are many advantages. These include low trading costs, no expiry date and hedging your portfolio. But like anything, there are some risks too. And before you embark on trading CFDs, you need to be aware of these. So read on to uncover the disadvantages of trading CFDs… Some of the advantages of trading CFDs also work against you if... ››› more
  • [14 January 2014]
  • The basic building blocks of investing- the “share” explained
  • You must be really eager to get to the nuts and bolts of buying and selling shares - but it's important you first familiarise yourself with the basic concepts before you do. A share is your chance to own a piece of the ‘big time’! But what is a share?   A share is a portion of a company. You can buy and sell shares on a stock exchange, or by other agreement.    Each sh... ››› more
  • [19 December 2013]
  • Back to basics: What is a share?
  • Before you invest on the stock market, you need to know exactly what a share is. And not only that, you need to know what rights come with owning shares. Read on to find out… Before we go any further, let’s define exactly what a share is… A share is a portion of a company. You buy and sell shares on a stock exchange, or by another agreement. Each share gives proportiona... ››› more
  • [30 July 2013]
  • There's more to the stock market than ‘ordinary' shares
  • When people buy shares on the stock market, they usually purchase ‘ordinary shares'. But there are other types of shares available to invest in. Read on to find out more… The bulk of the shares traded on the JSE are ‘ordinary’ shares. But you’ll also see ‘preference’ shares and debentures listed. The different shares available for you to invest in Let’s have a closer look a... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • Revealed: The one share that's ‘GUARANTEED' to pay you a dividend
  • When you buy shares on the stock market, some companies pay a dividend, but there are no guarantees - except in this one case. You see, when you invest in preference shares, you have ‘preference' over ordinary shareholders to receive your dividend and that means your pay-out is guaranteed. Here's the inside story… Essentially, a preference share is a mixture of debt and equity. This is be... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]
  • Revealed: Five advantages of owning shares
  • Even the simplest of investment terminology can be difficult to comprehend. And as much as you may understand what a share is, do you know what the advantages to owning ‘ordinary' shares are? Read on uncover the ins and out of share investing… Before going any further, let’s look at the definition of a share. In a nutshell, a share is a portion of a company. You can buy and sell shares ... ››› more
  • [19 June 2013]
  • Five types of preference shares you can invest in
  • Whiles ordinary shares are the most common type of stock, the other type of share you'll encounter in your investing activities is the preference share. Read on to find out about the different types of preference shares you can invest in… A preference share is mix of equity and debt. “It has most of the same characteristics of an ordinary share, like bar voting rights, but carries a ‘guar... ››› more
  • [27 May 2013]


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