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  • Four fantastic currency pairs and when to trade them Currency #3:
  • 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
  • [13 January 2017]
  • For the first time in 14 years, the Euro could be weaker than the US Dollar
  • What you're about to read will shock you… 1999 - The Euro came into existence in January which was the goal of the European Union and its predecessors since the 1960s. Initially there was a negative reaction as the Euro fell below parity (1:1) with the US Dollar for the first time. After, the dust settled and the EU was finding its feet with regulations, treaties and legislations, the E... ››› more
  • [07 December 2016]
  • If I just said “no” I would've banked a decent profit!
  • Dear Trading Tips reader, You're in a Euro Dollar Forex trade. It's going up nicely and is about to hit your take profit sell signal, where you'll bank a decent gain. But then, you go against the system and raise your take profit further. You just “know” the trade will keep going up where you can bank an even higher profit. The market has passed your initial take profit and ... ››› more
  • [05 October 2016]
  • Stocks are getting crushed!
  • We knew this was coming. Since Greece accepted the bailout terms, it was only an amount of time before the prime minister of Greece resigned. Why? Because he and his party, Syriza, stand for everything against government interference policies. And now with Greece making a 3.2 billion euro repayment to the ECB, Alexis Tsipras is set to resign. So things don't seem to be improving in ... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • About the company: Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd [JSE:CPI]
  • Capitec Bank Holdings is a bank offering a simple banking solution to its customers. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Capitec Bank Holdings Limited Short name: Capitec Ticker: CPI Sector: Banks - banks Five top facts about Capitec Bank Holdings Fact #1: Capitec Bank Holdings employs over 10,200 people. The company has 668 branches servicing... ››› more
  • [15 July 2015]
  • When Greece says NO to the Big Three, you say NO to the Big Five!
  • History is being written as you speak! We had a very nerve wracking weekend, with the chaos going on in Europe. The people of Greece voted in a referendum to determine whether they want to accept the current bailout offer (Yes -ναι - NAI) and implement austerity measures, or to say NO (οχι - Oxi). Well the referendum showed 61.31% of the Greeks saying NO to austerity. And 38.69% of ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2015]
  • The rand holds at 11.42/$ as this week's interest rate decision looms
  • Since the announcement by the European Central Bank (ECB) last week of its massive stimulus programme, the rand has strengthened slightly. This week, the rand's focus will be closer to home as the Reserve Bank holds its first monetary policy committee meeting of the year. The money's on the bank keeping interest rates unchanged. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The ECB’... ››› more
  • [26 January 2015]
  • The rand benefits from Europe's new stimulus programme, but has it run too much?
  • This week, around the globe, investors were waiting for yesterday's announcement from the European Central Bank (ECB). The new stimulus programme exceeded expectations. The rand rallied on the news, but there are concerns the local currency's signs of strength are going to be short-lived. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand rallied strongly on the back of the ECB’... ››› more
  • [23 January 2015]
  • If Europe goes ahead with quantitative easing, it could be good news for the rand
  • The rand is holding its ground as markets around the world wait to hear the outcome of the European Central Bank's meeting. Analysts expect the bank to announce a massive quantitative easing programme. But the news will only come out later today. So if the European Central Bank launches a new stimulus programme, what effect will it have on the rand? Let's take a closer look… The r... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • The gold price hits near five-month highs as concerns grow over global economic growth
  • The gold price has been climbing higher and today touched levels not seen for nearly five-months. This is thanks in part to the decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut its global economic growth forecasts for this year and next. Also helping take the yellow metal higher are concerns over the state of the European economy. Speculation is growing over whether the European Cent... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • The rand weakens slightly as the start of a busy week kicks off
  • After gaining some ground on Friday, the rand weakened slightly against the dollar this morning. But today starts off a week full of local and international data releases. These could have a large bearing on the local currency. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand comes under pressure After benefitting at the end of last week from the Swiss’ decision to scrap it... ››› more
  • [19 January 2015]
  • The rand is hovering around three-week lows as traders await news from Europe and the US
  • Yesterday the rand hit levels not seen for three-weeks as the dollar gained traction. The dollar took a boost from medium-term elections. Traders are waiting for the outcome of the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting later today and the US jobs report due out tomorrow. The local currency is feeling the pressure. Just as Gill Marcus finishes her term as Reserve Bank governor th... ››› more
  • [06 November 2014]
  • What's happening in the markets this week
  • To find out what will be happening in the markets this week... Read below So bad even the Optimists are down Markets continued on their downward slide last week despite a brief respite after the US Fed appeared to back off slightly from its tightening policy. The IMF lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2014 and 2015. Estimates are for a global growth rate of 3,3%  for this ... ››› more
  • [13 October 2014]
  • The rand finally claws back some losses against the dollar
  • After an abysmal couple of weeks, the rand managed to strengthen slightly this morning. The local currency has been trending lower as the dollar has been gaining ground. A worse than anticipated trade deficit sent the rand reeling earlier on in the week. Let's take a closer look at why the rand is looking a bit stronger… The rand has bounced back against the greenback The rand exp... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • The top four summer strategies to beef up your portfolio
  • I remember my childhood days like they were yesterday: Summer meant long road trips, cold ice cream, camping trips, park rides, and lots of outdoor games. These days, summer means irregular volatility, thinner liquidity, and higher margins for me. (And cold ice cream, still got to have ice cream.) Liquidity tends to choke up in the summer, because this is the time of year when stock traders... ››› more
  • [19 September 2014]
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