Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
MyMoney Online

Should you ever buy individual shares?

22 August 2019 7:36 PM
Steinhoff, Tongaat, EOH… So many companies have all but collapsed in the past 2 years, says personal finance expert Warren Ingram.

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen numerous well-known South African companies collapse.

Should you ever buy individual shares?

Many large, well-respected fund managers also took a hit - you’d be forgiven if you said ‘no’.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed personal finance expert Warren Ingram of Galileo Capital.

If you’re going to buy an individual share you must understand what you buy and do your homework, warned Ingram.

Risk is part of the deal, said Ingram, you need to have a range of different shares to protect yourself from a blow-up.

You also need patience and time, probably 10 years to ensure you get the returns you want.

Ingram believes there is still scope for common sense investing by private investors.

Currently, however, most opportunities are offshore – only a few JSE-listed companies are investable right now.

If you’re going to buy an individual share, look for companies with a “moat”, and a solid history of profit growth and cash generation.

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.

Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


22 August 2019 7:36 PM

More from MyMoney Online

doctorjpg

Your expensive medical aid is woefully inadequate, but cheap gap cover helps

21 January 2020 1:16 PM

Despite the huge expense, few medical aids cover members in full when they're hospitalised, leaving them with massive shortfalls.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Woman piggy bank

Budgeting for people who can’t or won’t ever budget

13 January 2020 2:38 PM

Not the budgeting type? Certified Financial Planner Paul Roelofse explains the “30/30/40” budgeting without budgeting hack.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

money

How to draw up a 'personal balance sheet' to determine your 'net worth'

6 January 2020 2:23 PM

How much are you worth? Paul Roelofse, a Certified Financial Planner, gives a template for you to copy and adjust.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mtn-sim-reusablejpg

Why Anchor Capital is buying MTN, Sibanye and Transaction Capital

9 December 2019 7:34 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Peter Armitage (CEO at Anchor Capital) for his stock picks of the week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Airport departure

Considering emigration? Financial planner discusses the affordability of leaving

6 December 2019 11:04 AM

Can you afford to leave South Africa? Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Barry O'Mahony on what to consider before deciding.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

shoprite-cleanjpg

Why FNB is buying Shoprite, Sasol and Equites

26 November 2019 12:48 PM

Edgar Mafoko (Portfolio Manager at FNB Wealth and Investments) shares his stock picks of the week on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mr-price-logojpg

3 best JSE shares to buy, right now (by The Robert Group)

19 November 2019 12:24 PM

Devin Shutte (Head of Investments at The Robert Group) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mother teaches young daughter saving 123rfbusiness 123rfpersonalfinance 123rf

Schools don’t teach personal finance - how to raise a future millionaire

18 November 2019 8:38 AM

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram (Galileo Capital) on how to raise financially free children.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Karatbars

Karatbars – is it a scam? The case for and against…

15 November 2019 10:06 AM

Bruce Whitfield interviews senior Karatbars representatives, a financial advisor and someone who was invited to its conference.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Micky Mouse Walt Disney

Why 27Four is buying Clicks, AECI and Disney

12 November 2019 10:40 AM

Nadir Thokan (Co-Chief Investment Officer at 27Four) shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward