Romi Appel

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R100k worth of free shares up for grabs! #ShareDemocratization

Posted by Romi Appel

Jan 13, 2016 11:07:23 AM

In 2015, stats confirmed that there were only 280 000 South Africans that directly owned shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). With a population of 53 million, this means that 99.5% of us don’t own a single share! Equities are the best performing asset class and are vital tool for wealth creation, so why are we not all jumping at this opportunity to own shares?

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Topics: Democratization of the Stock Exchange


Investor of the week: Henchard Mashigo (27)

Posted by Romi Appel

Dec 7, 2015 10:12:55 AM

I am a BCOM Accounting graduate and that’s why I see finance from both a theoretical and practical perspective. I understand the value of money and spend only what I need and make sure the rest is safely tucked away at the bank for a rainy day.

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Topics: Investor of the week, Purple Group Limited, Investor Spotlight


Revenue up 40%.. Purple Group Annual Results released!

Posted by Romi Appel

Nov 6, 2015 2:25:00 PM

Today is a special day for us all. Purple Group released great results for the year ending 31 August 2015 showing revenue growth of 40%, among many other excellent results, indicating a solid future for our fintech company.

But that’s not all! We have also saved thousands of rands owning our Purple shares (JSE code PPE) via the EasyEquities platform. No wonder the Intellidex/Financial Mail Investor’s Monthly survey named us TOP STOCKBROKER and NUMBER ONE TFSA in South Africa a few weeks ago.

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REITs: own property without the associated hassles

Posted by Romi Appel

Oct 30, 2015 2:14:00 PM


If you’re looking to get into the real estate market, but you don’t have masses of capital, you should consider buying shares in a real estate investment trust (REIT). These trusts/companies are set up purely to invest in real estate, typically with the intention of earning passive rental income from the underlying property investments

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Investor of the week: Palesa Lengolo (28)

Posted by Romi Appel

Oct 19, 2015 1:43:00 PM

I’ve always been good with saving money as long I can remember and before I even knew of investing. I started investing because I want the money that I work so hard for, to work for me! And to create wealth, not just for me but for generations to come.

We South Africans must start in our own homes to remedy poverty. Investing can eliminate poverty as it is a form of wealth-creation and financial freedom in the long-term. We need to have an investment culture throughout our lives in order to live comfortably, even at retirement.

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Topics: Investor of the week, Investor Spotlight


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