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  • The 3 most troubling takeaways from SONA
  • The 3 most troubling takeaways from SONA
    The State of the Nation Address (SONA) was certainly a spectacle, unfortunately mainly for the wrong reasons. However, as South Africans, it's essential to analyse the SONA - especially as it could have a significant impact on our lives. Personally, I found three aspects of SONA particularly troubling…   Why investors should be worried about SONA 2017 #1: The violence   In hi... ››› Read more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • Valentines Stocks! + 3 to buy and 1 to sell
  • Valentines Stocks! + 3 to buy and 1 to sell
    The state of our nation A strong rally on Friday reversed losses on the JSE and helped the Top 40 close the week up 0,75%. Financials gained 2% while Industrials and Resources were marginally higher. Markets continued to respond positively to the Trump administration's rhetoric, particularly regarding lower taxes. Data from China and Japan supported the market rally. The Nikkei rose 2,5% a... ››› Read more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • The School of Blackjack: Part 3 - Strategies to beat the house
  • The School of Blackjack: Part 3 - Strategies to beat the house
    Head to your local casino, and you'll be able to observe human emotion at its basic. You'll be able to spot those who have won and those who have lost. You will normally spot the losers, they're the ones who are keeping track of which roulette numbers have come up and try convince themselves that there is a hidden pattern. They also have a tendency to blame bad luck when they lose. As th... ››› Read more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • The School of Blackjack: Part 2 - When to hit, stand and win
  • The School of Blackjack: Part 2 - When to hit, stand and win
    Last week I introduced you to the basics of Blackjack, now I'm going to show you exactly when to hit and stand. But first it's vital to understand that the players aren't trying to beat each other, like you'd do in poker, but each player is trying to beat the dealer. So never worry about the player's hand sitting next to you, always keep your attention on the dealer. Now pay close atte... ››› Read more
  • [09 February 2017]
  • What would you say to 100% market upside with no downside risk?
  • What would you say to 100% market upside with no downside risk?
    Imagine turning on the TV and finding the following Infomercial: We are giving you the opportunity to invest in the S&P500. It is the world’s premier equity index, dwarfing the JSE. Receive dollar based returns while getting exposure to some of the world's largest and most innovative companies including Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and Caterpillar.   But that’s not all, we also gi... ››› Read more
  • [09 February 2017]
  • Claim your FREE Forex Trading Journal to track your success in 2017
  • Claim your FREE Forex Trading Journal to track your success in 2017
    Trading your own account and owning a business is no different. You need to keep track of your financial records to see how your business is performing. This way you'll be able to monitor and manage it better for your success. I want to give you a Forex Trading Journal today. So you can keep track of your Forex success in 2017.   Why should you have a Forex Journal with you at all... ››› Read more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • The state of our nation + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • The state of our nation + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
    The JSE Top 40 closed the week down 1,5%. Higher commodity prices; Gold, Silver and Brent Oil were up more than 2%, while Platinum managed 1,6%. These were not enough to save the Resources Index (down 3%) from a stronger Rand. Industrials and Financials were also softer. Anglogold up 9,3% and Harmony 9,5% responding to a firmer Gold Price (up 2,5%). PSG rallied 6%, see comment below. ... ››› Read more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • The most important investment decision you can make, in two minutes
  • The most important investment decision you can make, in two minutes
    Please don't let your portfolio fall because of this single mistake… In 2014, I got a mail from an investor: “Francois, I'm not investing in a single investment recommendation of yours again. I've bought Mr Price shares with my whole portfolio. And at the rate it's going now, I'll retire in a few short years. I bought Mr Price at R136 in February, and now that it's August, the sha... ››› Read more
  • [07 February 2017]

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