What do you need to know before you invest in the market?

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible" Tony Robbins  Before you start investing in the financial markets you need to establish what your...

Waiting for the sky to fall? Will the market crash?

What is a market crash and how is it different to a market correction ? Perhaps you have seen on the media predictions for a...

Type of ETFs and how to choose: A brief guide

What is an Exchange-traded fund (ETF)? An ETF can be regarded as a basket (fund) of assets . It is overall regarded as a low cost and a low...

The importance of derivatives in the commercial sector

Derivatives are often perceived as very complicated financial vehicles and as a result are often overlooked or worse misunderstood. The purpose of this article is to give beginner investors a good...

Tax on investments : South African edition

Taxes, lets all sigh together. No sane person enjoys paying their taxes, we always think the rates are too high and mismanaged . No one likes taxes, nor do I , but...

Pay yourself first :Saving done right

Nobody loves talking about saving, and it has a lot to do with the fact that most articles about saving are pretentious. They set unreasonable expectations on the...

Option contracts used in business

What is an option contract ? An option contract is a financial contract that offers the owner of the contract the choice to purchase a...

Money Markets , why they are a perfect match for the conservative investor?

What is a money market fund ? Money market funds are a great option for investors who are afraid of loosing their money in the market. Of all the investment...

Is there such a thing as a bad idea ? Ideas verse opportunities

Ideas verse opportunity , when I first heard about this concept I thought it was an over pretentious  play on semantics. But with further research and discussion I can see the importance...

Is diversification stupid? :The principle of diversification explained

"Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing"- Warren Buffet What is diversification?  Diversification...

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