​How to pick a share Posted by: Money Issues on 20 June 2014By Neesa Moodley-Isaacs So, you have decided you want to invest on the JSE, you have appointed a stockbroker to manage your trading – how do you decide which shares to buy and when to sell? If like most people, you are serious about your money, this is what you need to consider when you are trying to pick a share:What do you want?The type of stock you choose depends on whether you are looking for regular income or long-term capital growth. If you want regular payouts, choose income stocks, which pay dividends to shareholders. (Dividends are sums of money paid out to shareholders twice a year based on the company's profits.) On the other hand, if you want to grow your capital investment over the long-term, choose growth stocks. These are typically companies that are just starting out or are starting to grow substantially and want to invest profits back into the company as opposed to paying dividends. The advantage to the shareholder is that as the company grows, the value of the stock increases and this in turn, grows your capital investment.Continue reading at: http://www.moneyissues.co.za/pick-a-share/