Did you know that the story of money is older than civilisation itself?
That's right. Money is an “innovation” that's older than the wheel and, as old as fire.
Originally when humans wanted to trade outside their tribe or villages, they needed something that everyone agreed had value. Something that was accessible.
Enter “commodity money”.
There were many kinds of commodity... ››› more
• Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares?
• How can I buy Bitcoin?
• How can my Bitcoins get lost and can I retrieve them back?
Q. Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares?
Answer by Timon Rossolimos:
Let’s think of a share first. A share is a part of a public listed company on the Stock Exchange. A share is owned by its sh... ››› more
It's interesting to see how interest in Bitcoin has increased. Searches on Google for the “Bitcoin price” have increased sharply since 2016.
Below is a chart of the Bitcoin price in US Dollars and the volume of searches in Google.
Source: Prodigy Asset Management, Google Trends and Coin Desk
As you will see, the higher the volume of ... ››› more
On 1 January 2017, this cryptocurrency's price stood at around $8.24.
At that time, its market cap was around $720 million.
Fast-forward to today, its market cap has grown past $30 billion. But even better, its price has soared to around $322 - which is a 3,807% return compared to Bitcoin's 453% return this year.
In other words, a R120 investment into this cryptocurrency on 1 January 2... ››› more
“The state has grown used to treating its taxpayers as a farmer treats his cows, keeping them in a field to be milked. Soon, the cows will have wings.”
- The Sovereign Individual, James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg
The Sovereign Individual was written in the mid-90s, and predicted a future where computers and the internet would ultimately kill nation states, ushering in a new... ››› more
I just want to let you know…
Being subscribed to Trading Tips, I cater to all levels of traders.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Today I'm going to tackle a couple of advanced questions that YOU have asked me on the Investorsclub.co.za.
If you feel you're not ready to read this level of trading, then save this email and save it for a future date. Because it's important.
Every... ››› more
It's been a fascinating journey over the last few weeks.
You've seen why I enjoy trading these currency pairs the most:
Today, I'm going to reveal my fourth favourite currency pair.
Let's get to it…
Currency Pair #4: The Swiss Franc (USD/CHF)
The USD/CHF is an abbreviation for the U.S dollar against the Swiss Franc. This is the official legal t... ››› more
• Have you claimed your free CryptoCurrency Book yet?
• Which Crypto-currency brokers are the best?
• Where do I find the best Forex charting platform?
• What are the best stocks to invest in?
Q. “I have plan to start trading crypto-currencies but my problem is that I don't know which are legit brokers I can use. Please help.” ~ M
Answer by Joshua Bent... ››› more
We had a good week for our short-term trades.
• Sasol for a 6.71% gain
• Vodacom for 10.33% gain
• Sibanye for a 30%
All ungeared, see position updates below.
Paying too much for your retirement savings?
The weekend press has again highlighted the impact of costs your retirement savings. Most older policy are paying the industry norm of 3% and higher. It’s a littl... ››› more
To think, last year I gave a target for Bitcoin going from $500 to $800.
And today we're looking at Bitcoin at $4,200!
And for the last eight days Bitcoin has “crashed” 12%.
Investors and traders are feeling the pressure and are worried it's a bubble waiting to pop.
But I'm grinning and ignoring the sentiment.
In fact, I'm nearly ready to pile into Bitcoin and hold to its new all-... ››› more
Bitcoin - A new world currency…
If you had to ask most people to name a digital currency, the first answer you'd probably hear is Bitcoin.
Since 2009, Bitcoin has swept across the world offering new ways for people to transact, transfer money and even make money.
But how did bitcoin come to be?
Well first we have to go back to before Bitcoin was even an idea…
The Liberty dolla... ››› more
So far I've revealed two of my favourite currency pairs and when to trade them.
Today, we're onto the third fantastic currency pair…
Fantastic currency #3: The Great British Pound versus The American Dollar (GBP/USD)
This currency pair is the fourth most traded currency pair in the Forex market.
Before we go into it, let’s first talk about the stock exchange t... ››› more
In the previous article, I told you I was going to reveal my four favourite currency pairs to trade and when to trade them.
Today, I'll reveal the second fantastic currency pair…
Fantastic currency #2: The Japanese Yen (USD/JPY)
This currency pair has to be the most traded currency out of the whole of Asia.
Not only that, but it’s one of the seven most traded cur... ››› more
I've broken these fantastic currency pairs to trade, into four articles.
You'll be receiving them in your inbox in the next few weeks.
They are the four best currencies that have helped me bank my Forex Trader subscribers double digit gains.
I'm also going to talk about the best times to trade these currencies.
Let's get into it!
Currency pair #1: The Australian Dollar / US ... ››› more
Pips, strength, weakness, ZAR, USD!
If you've watched Bloomberg, CNBC or sky news, it can be a daunting task to try and understand all of these jargon Forex terms.
But what If I could show you how to understand these currency pairs in a way you'll never forget it.
I'm not going to bore you with too much information. In fact, one chart is all we need to make sure you remember how to und... ››› more
The International Monetary Fund reports that South Africa is now Africa's third largest economy. Egypt has knocked us off our second place position.
South Africa's economy has been steadily declining since 2012. The South African currency weakened from an average of 8.20 rand to $1 in 2012, to 12.74 rand to $1 in 2015—a depreciation of more than 50%.
South Africa has barely managed to d... ››› more
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 re... ››› more
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 curr... ››› more
With forex trading, you're concerned about the movement of a currency pair. Through your research, you may have noticed that there are currency indices.
So what role do currency indices play with forex trading?
Let's take a closer look…
What are currency indices?
Currency indices show you the performance of one specific currency in relation to a number of other currencies.... ››› more
If you want to trade forex, there are a few different instruments you can use. One of these is currency futures.
If you decide to trade the rand against major international currencies, currency futures are more reasonable to trade than spread trading.
So how do currency futures work? And what currencies can you trade the rand against?
Let's take a closer look…
What are currenc... ››› more
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