Remember Seun’s story? If you didn’t read it please click here to read his story on our blog.

On December 29, 2015, Seun made enquiries regarding an asset he had planned to buy at the turn of the year. Unfortunately for him, the asset cost had gone up to N700,000 from the N500,000 that it was as at January 2015. This news left Seun devastated as he wondered at the possibility of meeting up with the cost.

 Seun decided to confide in his friend, Hassan, an investment banker to seek for advice.

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Review of 2015

Seun in 2015 proposed in his heart to be a better person by the end of 2015. He wrote down the areas of his life that needed improvement, which included losing at least 23kg body weight, being a chartered professional and saving a minimum of N500,000 at the end of the year towards purchasing landed property in the suburbs.

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Five  Million Naira with some extra is what Obinna Nsika will realize from the sale of his shares in Nestle, if he decides to sell all his holdings 21 years after they were bought. Interestingly, Obinna is just 21! 

Sometime in 1994 when Obinna was born, his parents decided that it was best to save funds for the little infant’s future. They started investing in shares on his behalf , thus making him a shareholder in Nestle Foods and did the same for his two other siblings.

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Banking Sector: Q2 2015 Earnings Review



•We have made upward revision to our FY 2015E following the better-than-expected Q2 2015 results. Our new forecasts combined with the current depressed price levels have led to rating upgrade across our universe of banking stocks: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB, upgrade to HOLD); FBNH (upgrade to BUY); Access Bank (upgrade to BUY) and Zenith Bank (BUY recommendation maintained).

•Across our coverage universe, we have made upward revisions to our earnings forecasts post the Q2 2015 results. This was informed by a mix of a strong q/q growth in interest income, which more than offset the rise in OPEX and the huge spike that we saw in the sector’s impairment charges. We highlight that our conservative estimates post the Q1 2015 results also contributed to the upward review of our earnings forecasts.

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Catch Them Young

The growing years of a child is an aspect that should not be treated with levity as this is the period when habits are formed. Raising successful children is not just about providing for their welfare and educational needs but also instilling important principles in them.

A child’s financial habits usually determine his future finances. A child who has imbibed the habit of investing cash gifts received from relatives, friends and awards would eventually become a financially prudent adult. Parents should take the responsibility of educating their children on savings and investments by encouraging making them to set aside a little from their pocket monies and also encourage them to go as far as earning extra monies by taking up some chores. 

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