Posts by Colin Ford

Recognise the retail investor

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South Africa is on the brink of a massive shift in investor demographics. Retail investors literally have the potential to change the way ...
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How to make your income tax rebate a win win!

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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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Funnest. AGM. Ever.

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EasyEquities holding company Purple Group had its annual general meeting (AGM) for shareholders on the morning of 4 December 2015. Having ...
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Why companies list on the stock exchange

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By now, EasyEquities investors are familiar with the process of buying and selling shares on the JSE. But have you ever stopped to consider ...
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Gifting shares is cheaper in the RSA than the USA!

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Everyone knows that EasyEquities pioneered the concept of #easy investment in South Africa. With low costs, fractional share investing and ...
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The impact of the MTN shut-down

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MTN has been in the news a lot lately – and for all the wrong reasons. The African telecoms giant was recently fined $5.2bn by Nigerian ...
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How to get maximum value from your EasyEquities investment!

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Even though EasyEquities is the cheapest investment platform in South Africa, there are still a few tricks that you should remember that ...
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You are never too young to start investing!

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A person who starts at age 13 and invests R300 per month could be a millionaire by the age of 30. However if they only start investing at ...
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Tax-free savings: the fine print

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All across South Africa, investors are cheering the arrival of tax-free saving. But before you jump in and start investing your cash in a ...
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Tax-free savings: The costs of early withdrawal

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In a previous blog entitled “What does the ‘tax-free’ part of tax-free savings mean?’ we discussed how tax is applied on taxable versus ...
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EasyEquities: The great disruptor

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If the stockbroking industry is working and meeting the needs of all South Africans, why do less than half a percent of us invest in local ...
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What does the “tax-free” part of tax-free savings mean?

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  When you make an investment, you’re hoping for a return (obviously). You want your investment to grow, you want dividend pay-outs … in ...
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