In these pages I have written so much about buying shares as a form of investing without having to overseer your business day to day. And now, that grand opportunity to own a pie of one of Rwanda’s most progressive industries, BRALIRWA, the beer and soft drink bottler beckons. For only Rwf 13,600, any Rwanda can get hold of 100 shares of the nation’s industrial jewel, not yesterday, not in future, but now.
The BRALIRWA Initial Public Offer is the chance that the Rwanda government gives to Rwandans and anybody who wishes to buy off 25% of its stake in the company that it has painstakingly put up over the years. In other words, the government is giving you the opportunity to buy into a business that is established to its core, with a good management and a great future. This is not a free offer.
It is the chance to own part of BRALIRWA for the true value of the company. By buying a share of BRALIRWA you become one of its owners with certain specific rights like the right to receive a dividend on you capital investment when the company makes a profit.
It also gives you the right to participate in how the company is run by being able to make certain decisions depending on how much right the number of shares you won gives you.
Remember that investing in shares, is not a sure chance that you will make money because share prices can rise or fall. If your shares appreciate considerably you can sell them and make a profit. However share prices can also fall. Only long term investors really gain from investing in shares. You stand to benefit from the stock market by accumulating savings in small amounts over time though investment, earning income through dividends when companies declare profits and decide to distribute part of the profits to shareholders, interest income on bonds, wealth or capital gain whenever the prices of securities listed in the market go up.
Also as I have written in these pages before, remember that the Stock market pays for the risk taken.
Every investment grants risk, and the profit stands similar to the value of risk taken. Patience is very important in making money on the stock market and even if you are not very financially literate, you can read about BRALIRWA’s past performance and judge by yourself if it has a good future.
Don’t expect to make a grand profit in a month or two after listing of BRALIRWA shares instead sit back and watch the market, consider your investment like money put in savings account which you cannot touch for a long time. This way you will surely gain many dividends and eventually profits from your investment.