In the first half of 2022, amid the volatile environment, investors from different walks of life embarked on the #6MonthsRiskChallenge where they invested from as little as R100 per month in companies trading below R5 and $5. The challenge ran for six months, during which time the participants stood to win R5 000 in EasyEquities vouchers.

After focusing on South African companies last year we switched our focus to Australian listed companies trading below $5. Some of the companies that performed well from the market, resulting in a return on investment (ROI) of over 10% in 6 months (from 1 February – 29 July 2022) are:

New Hope Corporation Limited @ $4.39 per share  👉 +87%

Arafura Resources Limited @ $0.35 per share 👉  +75%

Sayona Mining Limited @ $0.19 per share 👉  +50%

Core Lithium @ $1.15 per share 👉  + 47%

Capricorn Metals Ltd @ $3.90 per share 👉 +20%

Companies trading below R5 or $5 are usually considered penny stocks; these companies may come with high risk and reward; and prepare one mentally for moments such as the bear market – do you think you’re ready?

What is the #6MonthsRiskChallenge?

With this challenge, investors spend wisely and save to ensure consistency in their monthly investments, while getting to explore the volatile environment by investing R100 or more per month in companies selling their shares for less than R5/$5 per share. You can check out the #6MonthsRiskChallenge website here. Winners for the first draw that ended in June 2022 were:

  • Mogomotsi Lencwe 🏆
  • Nadeera van Wyk 🏆
  • Moses Matlala 🏆
  • Mpho Mabe 🏆
  • Cynthia Shange 🏆

For our second draw, five lucky investors will also get to walk away with a R5 000 EasyEquities voucher each by the end of the year. The draw will take place in December. To be part of the
R5 000 competition, please send your name and surname, EE account number, phone number, and email address to Cay-Low Mbedzi.

If you don’t have an EasyEquities account, you can register here. As a new investor, you should receive R50 on us to buy your first shares.

Disclaimer: The information listed herein must not be construed as financial advice. The value of the products can go down, as well as up, as a result of a variety of factors depending on the type of financial product such as a change in the value of the underlying investments, company profits, future prospects and more general market factors. An investor may not recoup the full amount invested. Past performance (Period – 1 February – 29 July 2022 – Source: EasyEquities platform), is not necessarily an indication of future performance. Forecasts, illustrations, hypothetical data and examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not guaranteed to occur. Any projections contained in the information are estimated and are not guaranteed to occur. The projections if any, are subjected to market influences and contingent upon matters outside the control of the company, so may not be realised in the future. The investment value, if any, of a financial product is not guaranteed.