Crushing the Stock Market with the EasyCommunity #MCM

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Oct 18, 2017 4:14:06 PM

Over the last couple of years (three almost) we've slowly been breaking the velvet barrier on exclusivity when it comes to investing. It used to be that investing was discussed between the pros, kitted out in suits with greyed or slick hair, and even matching socks. In the year since I've become an 'Investor' I have realised that the investor doesn't necessarily own a tie, nor wear matching socks all week. Most importantly, the Investor tweets. And tweets, and tweets, because, we're bored of old conventions. I do wish there was more Facebook commenting though!

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Topics: Investing, Staff, social, People, You-sers

Carly Barnes: Don't Be Intimidated By Your Finances, Own Them. Slay Them!

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Jul 4, 2017 12:26:04 PM


Carly Barnes is a marketer, singer, investor, flexitarian and world wanderer. She studied music and live performance at AFDA and went on to start an industrial theatre business, write for a few magazines (some glossy, some niche) and make magic in the PR and content creation space. Passionate about storytelling, the role of EasyEquities brand manager had her at ‘Hello’; and she started working at Purple Group in 2016. In her free time Carly practices playing the ukulele, works out, and spends time in nature. She’s also passionate about empowering women, especially in the investing space. Excited to be part of a team which is breaking new ground for South Africans with low cost, friendly investing, Carly makes sure newbie and seasoned investors alike are welcomed warmly to #TeamEasy. In this interview she talks to us about her money habits.  

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Topics: Education, Female Investors, Staff, social, savings, financial advice

Cloudy with a chance of social sentiment?

Posted by Carly Barnes

May 10, 2016 4:51:41 PM

What’s the first thing you do when you are looking to buy something specific? I know what I do. I hop online and have a look at what people are saying about it. I scan my Facebook or Twitter feed to see who is using what, at what price and how they feel about it.

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Topics: Investment Research, Tools, social, sentiment, shares


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