By Idris Seedat, Manager: Corporate Social Investment at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Contrary to popular opinion, investing on the JSE is easier and more affordable than many people think.
The key to becoming an investor is having the necessary information, knowledge and financial advice at one’s disposal. Once you understand the basics it's straightforward and can be rewarding. The following tips should show you how to get started.
By Idris Seedat (Manager: CSI of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange)
The world of investment can be daunting. Faced with unfamiliar concepts and the thought of potentially losing hard-earned cash, many would prefer to hide their money under the proverbial mattress.
While stashing your cash away may seem like the wise option you’re actually not doing yourself any favours by not giving your money the opportunity to grow. Through investing, specifically in the stock exchange, you open yourself up to some exciting possibilities which could ultimately lead to financial freedom. The following are the five concepts that every first-time investor should understand before taking the leap.