Access Bank CEO has sold NGN 1 Billion of company stock this January

A filling on the NSE revealed that Access Bank CEO has sold about 100 million shares worth just over a billion Naira since the turn of the year. The trades we’re done over days between Jan 10 and Jan 20 at an average price of N10.44 Bloomberg reports that the CEO owns about 1.44 billionContinue reading “Access Bank CEO has sold NGN 1 Billion of company stock this January”

Finding valuable shares to invest in

Professional investment managers have a wealth of tools and sometimes a team of analyst to scour the market for bargain stocks. As an average person, who just wants to invest, you don’t need to know how to find a company’s valuation using any of the tools professionals use, like DCF (Discounted Cash Flow Model) orContinue reading “Finding valuable shares to invest in”

Keep an eye on fees and transaction costs

All investments have a cost, as they say, you have to spend money to make money. Those fees and charges can make or mar your investment. For instance, of what benefit is investing in an asset with an expected return of 10% when inflation is 8% and transaction fees are 3%. Your net return afterContinue reading “Keep an eye on fees and transaction costs”

Rebalance Your Portfolio

Assuming you have your portfolio in place, and perhaps regularly adding to it, you will see that your asset allocation will move away from the set ratios and this is because the assets would grow at different rates. Hence, the need to rebalance. Rebalancing is simply your attempt to keep your portfolio in line withContinue reading “Rebalance Your Portfolio”

Asset Allocation – How to mix your investments

This is where the rubber meets the road as far as getting your investment portfolio diversified. Asset allocation refers to the mix of investments you hold between different assets – equities (stocks), fixed income (bonds), real estate and cash – that fit your goals and risk level. A sound asset allocation strategy ensures your investmentContinue reading “Asset Allocation – How to mix your investments”

Placing an order

If you have opt for a DIY (Do-it-yourself) share purchase system, the process of buying shares in individual companies would involve either sending a trade order via email or placing them yourself via your brokers online portal. There are two main order types you should know about and they impact the price and speed ofContinue reading “Placing an order”

What is a stock

Shares, also known as stocks or equities, are a piece of the ownership interests in a company. When establishing a company, the owners would typically have to raise money investors who then in return get some shares. As such, a share is divided-up unit of the value of a company. At inception, most companies haveContinue reading “What is a stock”

How to invest in shares

Often, when a company floats it shares on the stock exchange for the first time, it does so via an initial public offering (IPO). In this instance, you are able to invest in the shares of the company by completing the application form and making necessary payments. This was common during the stock market boomContinue reading “How to invest in shares”

Why buy stocks

Broadly, there are two categories of people that buy stocks; investors and speculators. The latter are mostly interested in buying a stock because they believe they have the skill to detect a mispricing in the stock i.e. they buy the stock at a low price and sell when it goes up. Typically, this is justContinue reading “Why buy stocks”