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
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
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
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
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
Have you ever heard of ‘GARP' investing?
No, I didn't make it up.
It's actually a four decade-old investment strategy popularised by one of the most successful fund managers to ever live - Peter Lynch.
Peter Lynch used ‘Growth at Reasonable Prices (GARP)' investing to identify stocks with both value and growth qualities. He'd buy companies that demonstrated consistent earnings gr... ››› more
In just a couple of days, around R183 billion was wiped off Steinhoff's market cap. The company's shares have lost over 80%. CEO Markus Jooste resigned with immediate effect.
Investors, asset managers and fund managers lost a fortune!
So what exactly happened?
"Steinhoff has involved itself in some shady dealings which involves accounting irregularities and overstating profits.”
... ››› more
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
Last week, cryptocurrency expert Sam Volkering shared how international companies are investing in blockchain technology.
Companies like financial technology provider Novatti Group.
“Novatti signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Lightyear.io, an organisation that works with the Stellar Development Foundation. Stellar has developed a blockchain, but instead of providing pure pe... ››› more
The cryptocurrency I want to tell you about today was founded in 2014 under the development of a team of Japanese developers.
This year, this cryptocurrency has seen incredible growth.
My colleague and cryptocurrencies guru, Sam Volkering explains why…
“The reason is that the Japanese crypto market continues to see money flow out of the “traditional” banking and finance system,... ››› more
Today I'm going to explain why using one of the most popular investment strategies to make money is a bad idea.
This strategy is probably used by almost every financial advisor out there.
Worse off, some even advise using this strategy to build wealth for your retirement.
The problem is, it simply won't make you rich. Or even grow your wealth quickly.
Let me explain…
Editor&... ››› more
Have you ever heard of overtrading?
Overtrading is when an investor jumps from one stock to the next trying to make as much profit as possible.
The thing is, overtrading can damage your portfolio.
You are trying to time minor daily fluctuations that are harder to read than long-term trends. And the more you do this, the more you're likely to bank losers.
So how do you avoi... ››› 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
A decade ago, Zimbabwe experienced one of, if not, the worst inflation crises.
Hyperinflation wiped out Zimbabweans' personal savings.
It left shops empty.
And it became almost impossible for people to buy a tank of petrol or daily groceries.
There's no accurate number that shows how much Zimbabwe's inflation actually rose, but some estimated as high as 500 billion percent!
To ... ››› 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
Think Berkshire Hathaway and the first person that comes to mind is Warren Buffett.
But did you know much of Buffett's and Berkshire's success was down to his partner?
His name is Charlie Munger and he's the Vice-Chairman of Berkshire & Hathaway.
Before Munger partnered with Buffett, he managed his own investment partnership, which averaged returns of 19.8% a year from 1962 to 1975 beatin... ››› more
There are many widely available tools, tricks and techniques that will help you spot good businesses that are likely to increase in value.
But do you know how to spot companies that are going bust?
Well if there's one person who does, it's Scott Fearon.
An extremely successful money manager, Scott Fearon has shorted more than 200 companies that eventually ended up at zero. And spotting th... ››› more
No one can accurately predict where the markets will go in 2017.
The fact is, the markets become volatile in times of uncertainty.
And when the markets become volatile, there's a good chance your investments could decrease in value. This is simply known as market risk.
The main causes of market risk are recessions, political turmoil, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Or even sm... ››› more
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