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Spotlight on STRIDE's Guru Screens Feature: Investing like the Professionals

When it comes to value investing, many of us draw inspiration from the actions and investment formulas proved to be successful by the investors that have come before us. Essentially, we're standing on the shoulders of giants like Warren Buffet and David Dreman, hoping to follow their approaches and see the same levels of success and profitability.

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
September 8, 2017
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Greedy Investing: The Dangers of The Desire for More

We humans are a strange bunch. We're never really satisfied with what we have. And generally speaking the more we have, the more we want. But there's a distinct difference between wanting to improve your quality of life - and pure greed.

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
December 17, 2015
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Gluttonous Investing: Why Less is More in the Investment World

In most cases, the fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

Investors love sharing their thoughts, ideas and concerns with the world. A quick Google search for ‘which stocks to buy, hold, or sell’ delivers 130 000 000 results. Can you imagine the range of opinions within those results?

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
December 10, 2015
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Lustful Investing: Resist the Allure of Get-Rich-Quick Strategies

At our most vulnerable times a little devil appears on our shoulder, whispering unsavoury advice into our ears. Without much thought, we disregard our investing principles and blindly follow our gut, causing us to fall victim to the seven deadly sins of investing.

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
December 4, 2015
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Market-Beating Returns? Stop Funding Your Fund Manager!

You kick off your investing journey with your heart and mind set on beating the market. But how should you go about achieving your objectives? By investing your money in a mutual fund run by a fund manager? Surely, only professionals can outperform the market, right? Wrong!

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
November 26, 2015
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9 Value Investing Benefits

You reach a stage in life where most dinner parties with friends end up in conversations about investments. Your friends boast about their gains and dividend pay-outs, which stocks they bought or sold, etc., and all you want is to get in on the action. But which investment strategy will suit your desired needs and achieve your financial goals? 

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
November 12, 2015
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6 Strategic Tips for the Avid Value Investor

Ever had a go at the stock market, only to find it didn’t turn out exactly how you hoped?

Warren Buffett, along with many other investment gurus, waves the flag high for value investing. It is a simple approach of identifying unloved stocks, buying them at a significant discount and holding onto them until their share price reaches your target exit point. Perhaps now you are looking for a safer, more secure investment approach that will still generate decent returns? Well, look no further than value investing.

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
November 5, 2015
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Stick to Trick-or-Treating Rather than Investing this Halloween

Bad news for the ghosts and goblins – 3D value investing outweighs the Halloween strategy.

“Halloween, Halloween Strangest sights I have ever seen, Witches hat, coal black cats, Ghosts and Goblins, Mice and Rats, Halloween, Halloween, Strangest sights I have ever seen!" 

On the night of the 31st of October, we witness a range of bizarre affairs. But who takes the cake for the strangest of them all?

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
October 29, 2015
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Why You Should Buy Your Kids Stocks instead of Toys this Christmas

As I stepped into my local supermarket this past weekend to pick up my weekly groceries, I wasn't welcomed by the usual calm a leisurely Sunday afternoon shopper, like myself, enjoys. Everything from the entrance to the tills was covered in glittering red, green and gold, flashing lights and let's not forget the unmistakable sounds of Boney M playing over the crackling stereo system. 

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
October 22, 2015
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How to Invest According to your Age

All of us dream of retiring in style, whether it is ten, twenty, thirty or forty years from now.

You might want to spend your golden years relaxing, exploring or travelling. Walking on the Great Wall of China, taking a cruise through the Nordic Fjords, extended holidays with friends and family can all become part of your retirement - if you invest correctly, according to your age.

Charl Fontini
Posted by Charl Fontini
October 15, 2015
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Charl Fontini

Recent Posts

Spotlight on STRIDE's Guru Screens Feature: Investing like the Professionals

When it comes to value investing, many of us draw inspiration from the actions and investment formulas proved to be successful by the investors that have come before us. Essentially, we're standing on the shoulders of giants like Warren Buffet and David Dreman, hoping to follow their approaches and see the same levels of success and profitability.

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
September 8, 2017

Greedy Investing: The Dangers of The Desire for More

We humans are a strange bunch. We're never really satisfied with what we have. And generally speaking the more we have, the more we want. But there's a distinct difference between wanting to improve your quality of life - and pure greed.

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
December 17, 2015

Gluttonous Investing: Why Less is More in the Investment World

In most cases, the fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

Investors love sharing their thoughts, ideas and concerns with the world. A quick Google search for ‘which stocks to buy, hold, or sell’ delivers 130 000 000 results. Can you imagine the range of opinions within those results?

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
December 10, 2015

Lustful Investing: Resist the Allure of Get-Rich-Quick Strategies

At our most vulnerable times a little devil appears on our shoulder, whispering unsavoury advice into our ears. Without much thought, we disregard our investing principles and blindly follow our gut, causing us to fall victim to the seven deadly sins of investing.

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
December 4, 2015

Market-Beating Returns? Stop Funding Your Fund Manager!

You kick off your investing journey with your heart and mind set on beating the market. But how should you go about achieving your objectives? By investing your money in a mutual fund run by a fund manager? Surely, only professionals can outperform the market, right? Wrong!

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
November 26, 2015

9 Value Investing Benefits

You reach a stage in life where most dinner parties with friends end up in conversations about investments. Your friends boast about their gains and dividend pay-outs, which stocks they bought or sold, etc., and all you want is to get in on the action. But which investment strategy will suit your desired needs and achieve your financial goals? 

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
November 12, 2015

6 Strategic Tips for the Avid Value Investor

Ever had a go at the stock market, only to find it didn’t turn out exactly how you hoped?

Warren Buffett, along with many other investment gurus, waves the flag high for value investing. It is a simple approach of identifying unloved stocks, buying them at a significant discount and holding onto them until their share price reaches your target exit point. Perhaps now you are looking for a safer, more secure investment approach that will still generate decent returns? Well, look no further than value investing.

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
November 5, 2015

Stick to Trick-or-Treating Rather than Investing this Halloween

Bad news for the ghosts and goblins – 3D value investing outweighs the Halloween strategy.

“Halloween, Halloween Strangest sights I have ever seen, Witches hat, coal black cats, Ghosts and Goblins, Mice and Rats, Halloween, Halloween, Strangest sights I have ever seen!" 

On the night of the 31st of October, we witness a range of bizarre affairs. But who takes the cake for the strangest of them all?

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
October 29, 2015

Why You Should Buy Your Kids Stocks instead of Toys this Christmas

As I stepped into my local supermarket this past weekend to pick up my weekly groceries, I wasn't welcomed by the usual calm a leisurely Sunday afternoon shopper, like myself, enjoys. Everything from the entrance to the tills was covered in glittering red, green and gold, flashing lights and let's not forget the unmistakable sounds of Boney M playing over the crackling stereo system. 

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
October 22, 2015

How to Invest According to your Age

All of us dream of retiring in style, whether it is ten, twenty, thirty or forty years from now.

You might want to spend your golden years relaxing, exploring or travelling. Walking on the Great Wall of China, taking a cruise through the Nordic Fjords, extended holidays with friends and family can all become part of your retirement - if you invest correctly, according to your age.

Read More
Charl Fontini
By Charl Fontini
October 15, 2015

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