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  • Don't get caught by the “casino traps”
  • Dear Trading Tips reader, Casinos are entertainment centres unlike any other. The cost of admission is not fixed and it looks to prey on the weak minded, taking them for everything they have. Like you're lured into a trap, casinos employ simple tactics to keep you longer and spending more. The thing is though, you could fall for these same traps when you're caught up in the excitement of sports betting. Here are the casino traps you need to be aware of when placing your sports bets…... ››› Read more
  • [28 April 2016]
  • Use this handy checklist to “stress test” your portfolio
  • Today I'm going to introduce you to a new way of thinking about companies. As an avid reader of Money Morning, you've probably heard the terms: “Value investing” and “growth investing” before… And, if you haven't, don't worry, I will quickly recap what each strategy entails. But, today we're going to go one step further. I'm going to show you a simple hybrid approach - what I call my “Stress Test”. You can use it to make sure you're including quality companies in your portfolio. So let's get straight into it…... ››› Read more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when investing in a fund
  • Imagine this… You invest your hard-earned cash into a fund to help grow your retirement portfolio, but in a mere 2 days, the fund you've invested in loses 66%. This happened to investors in the Third Circle MET Target Return Fund in December. What's more, Asset Managers who invested in this fund also lost a fair chunk of their portfolio. That's why today I want to share the three red flags you must always look out for when investing in a fund. Plus I'm going to explain what the number rule is you must follow BEFORE you invest in any fund.... ››› Read more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Is this cryptocurrency the next best safe haven for your money
  • Bitcoin is getting a lot of airtime in the mainstream media lately. Last week Francois Joubert discussed it when he warned you about your investments in MMM Global and MMM Global's ‘Bitcoin Republic'. Then, Carte Blanche spoke about it on Sunday night. So it would be a flaw on my side if I didn't do my research into the cryptocurrency (a digital currency that's beyond government restriction and confiscation). The big question I want to answer is…... ››› Read more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Even if you're not invested in mining shares - you need to read this…
  • Imagine this… The mining sector is in talks with mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane on 25 and 26 April 2016. This comes after the release of the new “Draft mining charter”. In the draft mining charter the minister of mining set new requirements for mining companies in South Africa. You might think this doesn't affect you as an investor. But it does. Even if you're not invested in mining shares the effect of this new mining legislation could have a devastating effect on your portfolio - or it could make you a lot of money…... ››› Read more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Never trade these currency pairs
  • When you first open your trading account, you'll see different currencies with numbers and colours flashing before your eyes. It's like being at a casino, I tell you. It can be quite overwhelming at first, trying to focus on what to do next with your Forex trades. So today I want to share with you one of the most important lessons I learned early on in my career. And that is a certain type of currency pair you should avoid at all costs. Let me explain…... ››› Read more
  • [26 April 2016]
  • How you can turn R500 into R1,405 trading forex
  • In just a few hours turn R500 into R1,405 Discover the different instruments using gearing Why I like CFD's to harness the power of gearing The Forex Trader Team, recently sent out this trade to our Forex Trader subscribers: We told them to sell (go short) the Great British Pound to the Australian Dollar at $2.0288 and put their take profit level at 1.9920. Traders could have entered this trade with a mere R500. And in just a few hours, turned that R500 into an easy R1,405. Read on to discover how…... ››› Read more
  • [21 April 2016]
  • “Future proof” your portfolio with today's offshore pick
  • This weekend, Samsung booked out a large chunk of Sandton Square to put on a very innovative promotion based around their new Oculus VR gear. As you walked in, your eye was immediately drawn to a series of rollercoaster seats where people were screaming, throwing their hands in the air or ducking away from non-existent obstacles. Well, non-existent in our reality, of course. Welcome to the world of Oculus VR. I had to try it. So, after listening to a few mandatory sales pitches around wearable tech helping to find my lost phone, and avoiding kids wandering around with futuristic headsets grasping at the air for things that didn't exist, I got to test drive this wonder of modern technology, by riding the Six Flags rollercoaster right here in Joburg… Now I'm not going to go through the sensational (and slightly queasy) feeling my first VR experience left me with... To quote Matrix character Morpheus, “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix [read Virtual reality] is. You have to see it for yourself.” Instead I'm going share with you one of the ideas which stemmed from the, now unshakeable, conviction I have in today's modern gaming world to surprise and delight. We hold today's company in offshore portfolios on behalf of clients and it's one I believe you should investigate further. Here's why…... ››› Read more
  • [20 April 2016]
  • You won't just lose your money: The tax man is also coming after you if you're still with MMM Global…
  • MMM Global could cost you a lot more than just the money you've put into the scheme… On 13 January 2016 I warned you the MMM Global scheme could cost you everything you invest in it. On 23 March 2016 I told you it was an illegal pyramid scheme and its collapse is looming. And as we're speaking this scheme is collapsing. But if you still put any faith in it, and according to reports many investors still do, you're at risk of losing much more than your investment. The tax man could also be on your case soon!... ››› Read more
  • [20 April 2016]

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