Is Property A Safe Investment?

How much truth sits behind the common maxim as safe as houses? In investor-speak, a bricks and mortar investment is an opportunity to buy something tangible and real. It signals …

Do All Companies Pay Dividends?

This is a companion article to how to invest in shares which forms part of the free investing courses available on Financial Expert. If you follow dividend growth investing, or …

When do Companies Pay Dividends?

Dividends are how companies distribute their profits to shareholders. For investors who desire an income from their investments (such as dividend growth investors), this is the most important part of …

Is Your Share Portfolio Out of Date?

Legendary investors such as Warren Buffet follow the same principle as responsible dog owners; buying shares is for life. This mindset encourages us to think of buying shares as the …

When Should Investors Buy Shares?

Many savers understand that shares are a good investment, but still hesitate before making their first purchase. The stock market can move upwards and downwards at a frightening pace – …

Why are Shares a Good Investment?

In my ultimate guide to investing in shares & the stock market and our explainer ‘what are shares?’, I briefly address why shares are good investments: High expected returns Tax …

Commodities News and Data Sources

The efficient-market hypothesis may theorise otherwise, but all practitioners understand that performing thorough research will yield better results than picking out commodities investments at random. To support my ultimate guide …

Are Payday Loans a Scam?

Editor note: The article ‘Are Payday Loans a Scam?’ was originally published on Financial Expert in 2010, and received a positive media response. In the years that followed, pressure upon …