Riding a Bear Market

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What are bull and bear markets?  When the stock market moves at an upward trend, this is referred to as the Bull market and when the market ...
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Bull and Bear markets - Volatility during uncertainties

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Bull vs Bear Bull or Bears in the stock market, when it's Bull 📈 it's all green for investors, but when Bears fight back, the RED charts ...
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Investing in start-ups - 'cheap companies'

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Start-ups and cheap companies  Start-ups, or so-called “cheap companies”, are some of the investment vehicles that, despite the risk, may ...
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Invest For Your Future winners

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Retirement has never been more important, and with our Invest for the future campaign finished, we have picked our lucky winners and have ...
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Understanding Earnings-Per-Share (EPS), Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio

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Understanding Earnings per share and P/E Ratio When investing in the stock market, as companies make profits, investors can use two ...
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Future returns in your RA?

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If you’re like all of us, you’ve caught yourself doing a quick calculation of what your future returns in your Retirement Annuity might ...
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Top Performing RA - Unit Trusts 2021

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A Retirement Annuity (RA) is a personal retirement savings vehicle which allows you to save for your retirement in a tax efficient manner.
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‘Na Enjoyment’ with R100 in American companies

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How to get started. Sure, thinking of some of the prices ranging between $100 and $2000+; this may at times discourage investors because, ...
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EasyCrypto EasyVSTR Conference

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EasyCrypto EasyVSTR Conference - 26 February 2022 @ 09:00 AM SAST A partnership event with EasyCrypto, EasyVSTRs conference, where the ...
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Plan for the monthly JSE closeouts 2022

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Every month (and every quarter) the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closes derivative and equity trading for *15 minutes, with JSE-related ...
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Financial Health Check 2022

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As the year kicks off, there is lot of chat around resolutions or goals for the year. What are your financial goals for 2022?
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Understanding Tender-offer

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What is a tender offer? A tender offer is a corporate action whereby investors are allowed to sell their shares to the offeror at a ...
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Understanding Bonds and Interest rates

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As an investor, you will most definitely hear a lot about government bonds and interest rates on your investment journey. Understanding ...
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Understanding "Buy The Dip"

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What is buying the dip? In the stock market, share prices regularly fluctuate. This doesn’t affect the amount of shares you own but instead ...
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Understanding Inflation

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Inflation is the increase in the price of products and services over time. As the years go by you've probably seen the price of products ...
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Understanding Delisting and what that means for Investors

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What happens when a company delists? Shares held on the EasyEquities platform are listed on a stock exchange and are held in a ...
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How to buy shares

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How to get started. Here are the three steps to becoming a shareholder in your favourite company and other asset classes.
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Your different investment accounts

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Types of Investment vehicles

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Getting from point A to point B: are you comfortable with your investment ride? When investing in financial assets, these asset classes ...
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How companies reward INVSTRs

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Do all companies pay dividends? By now you must have heard the buzz around dividends from the INVSTR community. Many speak about dividends ...
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Understanding Share Dilution - Issuing additional shares

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What are some of the ways companies raise capital? When a company grows and expands, fundraising is often a part of the journey. This can ...
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Tips & Tricks on Investing

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There’s one thing I always ask someone who says they don't know where to start investing: What is it about the companies that you buy goods ...
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Where are you investing your R100?

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Investing R100  Company shares? Collective investments? Property? or Crypto?
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Understanding Rights Issue and Share Consolidation

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How some companies recover from Cents to Rands As a new investor you might ask yourself: what would happen if a company in my portfolio’s ...
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Companies rewarding INVSTRs

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The list of companies paying dividends within the month of November/December and January 2022 (but not limited to the listed below). 💰
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EasyEquities INVSTR Conference

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EasyEquities INVSTR Conference - 28 August 2021 A partnership event with Financial Mail, INVSTRs conference, where investments are ...
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Over 16 000 SAB Zenzele Kabili INVSTRs

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The SAB Zenzele Kabili shares are a popular BEE share scheme which has been trending over the past few weeks. Regulations around sales and ...
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Signs you’re not dealing with EasyEquities!

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At EasyEquities we encourage users to invest their money, in their own way. DIY is our vibe. That means that we are not in the business of ...
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Stranger danger!

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When it comes to scams, the first sign of danger is when a stranger or someone you don’t know personally offers you investment expertise ...
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Being careful in social media times

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The digital era has made us more ‘social’ with apps and platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp being hubs for fast ...
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Capital Gains Tax on Easy? Here's some help.

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We hate getting nasty surprises from the Taxman, especially when we have made a cool profit and now we have to give some if it to SARS. ...
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Purple Group circular explained

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By Monday, 02 November, we will know whether Purple Group will be increasing its authorised ordinary shares from 1.2 billion to 2.0 billion ...
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The share registry - a peak at the investors

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Did you know that as a shareholder, your name is kept on a share register, which can be accessed by the public?
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TaxTim + Easy = TaxTim(E)

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Tax Tim(e) is here, and we’re teaming up with an epic team of tax specialists to make the tax season Easy.
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Tax time - be prepared

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COVID-19 has presented our country with many challenges. SARS has responded to the pandemic and made some key changes to the tax filing ...
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An Intro to Investing versus Trading

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Everyone looks at investing in shares through the same lens as trading - and the confusion between the two makes sense. They both involve ...
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Plan for the monthly JSE closeouts

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Every month (and every quarter) the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closes derivative and equity trading on for 25 minutes. In the middle of ...
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Tax education 101 - Statements

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As a taxpayer and EasyVestor, you will most definitely receive tax statements. Do you know why you receive these, and have you cracked the ...
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Tax education 101 - Tax Certificates

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As an EasyVestor, it is important to know what taxes you can incur during your investing journey, the certificates you should have, where ...
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Dividends 2.0: ETF distributions

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A lot of users in the EasyEquities community love dividends. I’ve seen a number of investors celebrate dividend dates on social media, but ...
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Who is LoveLife and Squeeze Juice?

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MayaOnMoney podcast: getting financially fit for Januworry

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Every year many South Africans, myself included, resent the money blues that come with the start of a new year. January is such a financial ...
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Corporate Actions: why should I care?

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For some investors corporate actions (CA) might be a blessing in disguise while it's a curse for others, depending on which side of the ...
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Understanding the JSE Top 40

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The JSE top 40 is an index of the 40 biggest listed companies on the JSE in terms of market capitalization. Wait up…market what?
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Dividends 2.0: the basics in dividends

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We've covered dividend topics extensively in the past, from understanding what factors to look at when selecting dividend-paying stocks, to ...
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Technical analysis stock market terminology you should know

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In part two of our segment we look at the “when” to buy shares or sell shares and this is where the discipline of Technical Analysis is ...
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Fundamental stock market terminology you should know

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The How? EasyEquities aced democratizing share investing. The 'why' and 'when' comes with a little bit of homework, and this is where both ...
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ETFs: has the jury reached a verdict?

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Emperor Asset Management's Chief Investment Officer, Shaun Krom, provides insight on the value (and risks) in investing in Exchange Traded ...
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40 Stock Market Terms for Beginners

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Are you getting started on your own investment journey and are intimidated by the lingo in the investing world? Fear not, because the folks ...
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What are your investing goals?

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There’s a lot of science around setting goals and why they work when it comes to achieving the stuff that’s really important to you. We ...
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Saving or Investing – Must I do Both?

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Georgina Read is an EasyEquities user who unpacks the idea of saving vs investing... What’s the difference between saving and investing? ...
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What is compound interest?

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When you save or invest money, it has the potential to earn interest (as cash in a bank account for example) or returns (the percentage ...
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How much money do I need to start investing?

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Thanks to the disruption of low cost-investing, the answer to this question is really up to you. It is now possible to invest with as ...
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What are the fees I pay when I invest?

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Just like having a bank account, which requires you to pay certain fees, investing doesn’t come without certain costs. These differ ...
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Understanding Investing Diversification

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You must have heard of the eggs and basket theory, it goes something like: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. But seeing that most ...
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Which shares should I invest in?

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  EasyEquities has changed the way people invest in the stock market and every day we see brand new, first time investors engaging with the ...
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What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

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ETF is short for exchange-traded fund and is a collection of stocks or other assets. When you buy an ETF, you’re buying all of the stocks ...
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How to choose which Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to Invest in?

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Deciding which investments are the right ones for you is not a one size fits all situation. It really comes down to quite a few different ...
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Mixing Shares and ETFs in your portfolio

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Are you TeamShares or TeamETFs? A lot of people plant themselves passionately in one or the other camp, and there are definitely pros and ...
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Should I invest in a Managed Portfolio?

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Giving someone else control when it comes to managing your investment portfolio is a huge relief for a lot of people, while others prefer ...
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How to Pay Zero Brokerage on your Investments

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When it comes to our EasyEquties family (yep we said it, you guys are family to us!), we’re downright lucky. We have an ever expanding ...
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Millennial - Future Investing Habits explored

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Visual Capitalist recently did this awesome infographic to show what the investment habits of tomorrow's leaders would be, and currently ...
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Dividends and Compound interest

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My own TFSA portfolio consists of a rather large allocation to dividend Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The reason for this? Simple, I want ...
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The January Effect

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December is at your doorstep, meaning the new year is practically around the corner. As an investor, this could mean that you're probably ...
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How to use EasyAcademy

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Make sure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to keep upping the ante on your investment smarts by using EasyAcademy – our online ...
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Generational wealth and what it takes

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When we start getting into investing, a lot of us have an image in mind of where we'd like to see ourselves 'at the end' of this new ...
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The Hangover: Januworry Money Blues

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January is known in some circles (mine, in particular) as Januworry, due to the fact that savings reserves are typically low from all the ...
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Consistency, a Finance Secret They Don't Tell You About

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As a young person working in the investment space, and investing via EasyEquities, I have learned quite a bit in such a short space of ...
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Big Picture Investing

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Film and television make for a wildly different kind of investment when it comes to your personal tastes and preferences. I have found that ...
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The funkiest research on the block

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While investing may seem daunting as a new investor, we have got some help for you in the form of research and insights from the pros. We ...
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Cannon Asset Managers launch Bundles and RA on EasyEquities 

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 With the launch of Baskets and Bundles on EasyEquities to provide easy and cost-effective access to asset managers, we are happy to ...
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Retirement Annuities have been #easified!

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Retirement Annuities have for a long time been to the go-to investment for retirement savings. Now you can add this neat tax-saving beaut ...
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Exchange Trade Notes (ETNs) pack a punch

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With the ZAR/Dollar strengthening and oil prices set for a rise, I’ve had a lot of questions from our community on how to get in on ...
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Palesa Lengolo on Stokvels in South Africa

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In the third and final entry of our Stokvel series we interviewed EasyEquities INVSTR, businesswoman and Stokvel advocate, Palesa Lengolo, ...
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EasyEquities Stokvel group PH Umcebo

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Given the tendency for Stokvels to be medium to long-term organisations, maybe an ETF centered portfolio would be best, with some value ...
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Stokvels and corporate investment portfolios

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Saving and investing is usually seen as a very individual activity: where singular undertakings and risks can yield very singular reward. ...
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Running late with submitting your tax returns?

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Tax really is a schlep. While we are no tax specialists ourselves, we know some cool guys that have made this tax thing less stressful. ...
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Investing in AFRICA

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Who knew that investing in Africa, the second largest continent on the planet, could be this #Easy. Cloud Atlas brought their Exchange ...
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What Are Preference Shares?

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Many of you have asked just what a preference share is, and how it differs from your standard issue share. Here's a simplified version of ...
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The Power of a Budget

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  I don’t know why it’s taken me till the age of 44 to come up with a comprehensive and detailed idea of where I spend my hard-earned cash. ...
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Who Gave Risk a Bad Name?

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Risk, when associated with investments is a word that no one enjoys hearing, especially when it is said by the person looking after your ...
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Carly Barnes: Don't Be Intimidated By Your Finances, Own Them. Slay Them!

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Carly Barnes is a marketer, singer, investor, flexitarian and world wanderer. She studied music and live performance at AFDA and went on to ...
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How Apple Took the Tech World

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It’s hard to imagine a world without iPhones, Apple TV or iTunes anymore – Apple has certainly cemented itself as a household name and a ...
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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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Ever attended an AGM? Here’s how!

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You’re a shareholder (nice!) and the company you’ve got shares in invites you to their AGM. But your diary is sacred… and scribbled full of ...
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Book Review: How to invest like Warren Buffett

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It goes without saying that if you want to be successful in something, you will have to do what the successful have done. Let’s say for ...
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4 reasons to face your investment fears

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Does the idea of investing give you the heebie jeebies? Getting started might freak you out, but not starting at all could be a decision ...
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Dividends for the win!

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Everybody likes getting the news that they’ve got some dividends on the way! (Yes please!) As you may know by now, a dividend is a sharing ...
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Why equities offer the best value for long term investors

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The future is looking good for Bryan Stewart, Sales Consultant at EasyEquities, who shares how his confidence in the equity market has ...
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3 easy steps to help you survive and thrive post pay day

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Why do we work? We work to earn a pay check which we spend on two things: Survival (the things we absolutely need), and Thrival (the rest). ...
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