Tag - trading

How does one invest in dividends?

Understand the difference between investing and trading. Sidwell writes: I read your article entitled “Using dividends to earn an income“. I’m currently one of the many people who in fact invest for “share prices”. Investing in share prices is easily accessible; one can do this through a stock broker or via online...

Binary trading made simple

After receiving reader queries about Banc De Binary, a global company that has been advertising on South African websites, we decided to investigate – what exactly are binary options and who are Banc De Binary? Andrew Kinsey, head of Product Design and Educational Research at Global Trader provided this information: Binary Options are very simple...

Be wary of investment seminars

Sebobe was invited by consultants working for the London School of Investment to attend a presentation about investing in the JSE.  They are selling their software for between R14 900 and R19 500 and claim that after their training presentation he will be equipped to trade (buy and sell shares) directly on the JSE.  “The training will only be...

How to start trading on the JSE

If you want to start trading shares on the Johanneburg Stock Exchange there are many great products to get you started. It is important to understand the risks of investing in shares and that this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Identify what kind of investor you are The novice If you are new to investing then a good starting point is to buy an...

CFD’s rise from the ashes of single stock futures

Since its peak in 2008 the single stock futures market has fallen from around R60 billion open contracts at any one point, to around R2bn today. Maya Fisher-French explores the demise of the single stock future industry against the rise of CFD’s and what it means for retail investors There was a time, before the great financial crisis, that single...

Trading across the globe

A new online trading platform makes it possible to trade shares across the world Do you want to invest in companies that make all the cool stuff you use like Apple, Google and Facebook? The launch of a new global trading platform makes it possible for South Africans to trade directly in 13 000 shares across 30 international markets and exchanges...