Colin Ford

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Recognise the retail investor

Posted by Colin Ford

Dec 8, 2016 11:56:15 AM

South Africa is on the brink of a massive shift in investor demographics. Retail investors literally have the potential to change the way listed companies do business – for the better! 

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Topics: Dis-Chem, Retail investing


How to make your income tax rebate a win win!

Posted by Colin Ford

Jul 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Finance journo Colin Ford is making his tax rebate work for him AND cancer awareness, what are you doing with yours?

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Topics: Income Tax, Baskets


EasyEquities icon competition winners announced

Posted by Colin Ford

Mar 2, 2016 12:40:38 PM

Late last year we announced a competition to help us find a new icon for EasyEquities, with R5 000 up for grabs.

In truth, we loved so many of the designs that we’ve decided to increase the prize money and split the pot.

"We value the input that we get from our investor comnunity, and the icon design competition gave us some good insight into the way YOU want the EasyEquities brand to be represented,” says Josh Nuttall of the EasyEquities marekting team.

There were six icon concepts that we really liked. We couldn’t pick just one, so we’ve decided to award each designer with R1 000 in their EasyEquities account. We’ve sent all six to a professional designer to create a super-icon that will contain elements of each design.”

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Topics: Investing, EE Icon


Funnest. AGM. Ever.

Posted by Colin Ford

Dec 9, 2015 10:56:44 AM

EasyEquities holding company Purple Group had its annual general meeting (AGM) for shareholders on the morning of 4 December 2015. Having promised shareholders the Funnest. AGM. Ever. The Purple team delivered the least boring AGM you can imagine.

Of course there was the obligatory legal stuff that you can’t get away from, but Chairman Mark Barnes handled these items with his usual humour and aplomb. 

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Topics: Purple Group Limited, Funnest.AGM.Ever


Why companies list on the stock exchange

Posted by Colin Ford

Nov 30, 2015 12:32:00 PM

By now, EasyEquities investors are familiar with the process of buying and selling shares on the JSE. But have you ever stopped to consider why a company would list on the stock exchange in the first place?

“The main reason a company lists on a stock exchange is raise capital to grow the business,” says EasyEquities brand manager Romi Appel. “There is usually a capital target, with a set number of shares available to reach that target.”

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Topics: Listed Companies, JSE


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