This week is full of event risk; the US interest rates announcement, the market expects a 25-basis point increase, with an 85% probability, US and North Korea summit, US CPI, UK unemployment, ECB committee meeting and Italian policy uncertainty.
All of these could push investors towards less risky assets in developed markets.
Short term traders should focus on Rand sensitive shares as volati... ››› more
Did you know in a 200-year period, nothing has come close to matching the long-term compounded returns of stocks?
In a study conducted by University of Pennsylvania finance professor, Jeremy Siegel,
showed that every $1 invested in:
• Treasury Bills, grew to $5,061
• Bonds were worth $18,235
• Gold rose to $32.84 204
And stocks returned a phenomenal $12.7 million.
But do... ››› more
Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market…
And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do…
They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
Q1 GDP coming out at -2.2%, the worst since Q1 2009, reflects that the Ramaphoria optimism has not resulted in any tangible results and likely kept investors complacent.
The rand strength is hard to explain and perhaps it will weaken while investors and portfolio managers digest the impact of these GDP figures on their investments.
Look to pick up the quality rand hedges that have been sol... ››› more
Look at the graph below…
It may look like your typical graph of a company's share price, but it's not. And if it was, you'd better be worried.
But this graph actually depicts what a shrinking stock market looks like.
And right now, you need to know what it means and the investment approach you must take if you have any chance of making money from the JSE.
It... ››› more
Two weeks ago, you heard that the wealthiest families, the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds, are buying cryptos.
I also explained the game-changing events happening in the crypto market right now - especially with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Quite frankly, we're on the cusp of something major in the crypto world.
And if you're invested in crypto, then you're definitely going to like what about ... ››› more
In an interview with Fin24 energy expert Ted Blom said that the possibility of load shedding this winter is larger than the Day Zero water crisis in Cape Town…
Eskom responded by saying that its “Recovery plan to avoid load shedding working well.”
Acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe briefed the media saying, “Only six out of 15 power stations are experiencing coal shortages.”
... ››› more
We hear a lot about how cryptos will change the world. But what are they supposed to be changing specifically?
What is the big impact blockchain and other crypto tech is actually supposed to have, and on what areas of our lives?
Well, in today's issue I'm going to list the top two predictions I've seen for what this technology will do in the coming years.
And we’re not talking over ... ››› more
Whether you've been an investor for years, or you've just decided you want to start investing money, you need to know what kind of an investor you are.
The reason is, if you understand what kind of investor you are, you can understand what your risk profile is.
That matters, because - there's no use in investing in bonds if you are an aggressive investor looking to double your money in a y... ››› more
Right now, we are living through a revolution in money - the cryptocurrency revolution.
I'm sure by now, you already know the potential of cryptocurrencies and how they're minting new millionaires every day.
The more mainstream cryptos have become, the more people have started to take interest in it. In fact, over the past year or so, plenty of South African's have invested in cryptos and ... ››› more
Wouldn't you like to generate returns like 44,400%, 885%, 198% and 110%?
Sounds great right?
Well, the investment opportunity I want to share with you today has achieved exactly that.
These are the kind of returns that could boost your retirement; send you on a fancy holiday anywhere in the world or help you pay off some debt.
That's why, you simply can't ignore this investment op... ››› more
Okay. So you've got in, bought some cryptos, hopefully seen your profits increase and now cashed out for a sizeable gain.
The only thing left to do, before you go spending all that money, is pay your taxes.
I know this is not the most exciting part of the guide, but it's potentially the most important.
You don't want SARS to come knocking at your door, because you didn't pay any tax.
... ››› more
You've decided you want to invest in cryptocurrencies.
You've opened an account with a cryptocurrency exchange.
You've deposited your money and bought some Bitcoin, Ethereum or another cryptocurrency.
Now how do you make sure your cryptos are secure and stored safely?
Well, before I tell you, you need to know that storing cryptos isn't like storing cash. There are no intermediaries... ››› more
What if I told you that you could make 35% growth off an investment even if the market only rises by 10%, 5% or even as little as 1%?
What's more, you are protected on the downside. If the market drops 10%, 20% or 30% you get ALL your capital back!
And, you can do this by getting exposure to the fastest growing markets in the world?
Almost sounds too good to be true.
But it's possi... ››› more
Did you know that in 2017 alone, Bitcoin returned over 1,300% and Ethereum returned over 9,000%?
Amazing isn't it?
But these returns were child's play when you compare them to other cryptos like…
• Ripple, which returned over 36,000%
• NEM, which returned over 29,800%
• Stellar, which returned over 14,400%
You could've made an absolute fortune if you bought any of these cr... ››› more
I received a letter from Louis recently:
I have saved R6,000 in the last six months, and while I want to continue this savings I want my money to start growing as well.
I realise I won’t necessarily make thousands from the get-go, but I want to become more knowledgeable about investing, and start making money for my retirement one day.
I want... ››› more
In the earlier parts of my beginner's guide to investing in cryptos, I covered some general rules for investing in cryptos and the different types of cryptos.
Today, we get to the fun part.
In part three of my beginners guide to investing in cyptos, I'll briefly explain how to structure your crypto portfolio.
But more importantly, I’ll take you through all the steps to buying crypto... ››› more
Welcome to the second part of my “Beginner's guide to investing in crypto”.
Last week, in part one, I covered…
The number one rule for crypto investing
One type of crypto
The best ways to research cryptos.
If you haven’t caught up on part one yet, you can read it here.
Today, we’ll cover more about the different types of cryptos and why you w... ››› more
One of world's most successful investors, Carl Icahn, said in an interview with CNBC.
“Before the earthquake, you get the rumblings and then maybe you don't have an earthquake for 20 years, or 10 years, or five years. But these are the rumblings.”
Carl Icahn was specifically referring to the stock market crash.
The funny thing is, there is no obvious cause for all this. In fact, th... ››› more
I'm sick of reading it. The number of indicators “at levels not seen since 2007” is piling up fast. Some are all-time records. While others are “at levels not seen since 2000.”
Just about all the measures signal we're in for a crash. In just about everything. Except for one asset class. More on that opportunity below.
But first, do warning signs necessarily mean you need to take cove... ››› more
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