South African Investor

  • How a hit comedy show predicted a new way to steal your cryptos
  • Have you ever heard of the hit US comedy show called Silicon Valley? It's centred around five “geeky” guys who develop a start-up company in the hopes of striking it big in Silicon Valley. If you're into tech, this is a TV show you should definitely be watching. It's not a serious show, but this last season in 2018, Silicon Valley predicted a major development in the world of crypto.... ››› more
  • [26 June 2018]
  • If you're invested in crypto, then you're definitely going to like what about to share
  • 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
  • [28 May 2018]
  • The two biggest crypto predictions that could come true within five to ten years
  • 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
  • [24 May 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part one
  • 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
  • [13 April 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part Six
  • 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
  • [26 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part five
  • 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
  • [20 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part four
  • 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
  • [12 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part three
  • 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
  • [05 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part two
  • 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
  • [26 February 2018]
  • “Before the earthquake, you get the rumblings”
  • 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
  • [13 February 2018]
  • Not since 2007…
  • 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
  • [06 February 2018]
  • Beware: This worrying trend could destroy your wealth in 2018
  • 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
  • [11 December 2017]
  • Even South Africa's biggest companies join the “Crypto Revolution”
  • 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
  • [28 November 2017]
  • Blockchain stocks deliver on the hype
  • Immigration is one of the most divisive topics in global politics. It's split political parties, as well as nations. One side wants to lock down borders and stop the influx of immigrants into the country. While others are happy to welcome almost anyone through our borders. At least, that's the story you're likely to read and hear about. In reality it's a far more complex issue, one tha... ››› more
  • [20 November 2017]
  • This Crypto “might just be the best thing that ever happened to Japan”
  • 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
  • [13 November 2017]
  • The next Bitcoin could make you a millionaire
  • 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
  • [16 October 2017]
  • If you make one investing New Year's resolution, make it this…
  • Consider this… From 2013 to 2015, South Africa's listed property sector has achieved a 17% annual average return. Over the same period, that's: Five times more than what SA bonds returned Three times more than what SA cash returned 3% better return than what SA equities has achieved But the many investors who allocated a large portion of their wealth into listed property in 201... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How to shield your portfolio against this one type of risk
  • 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
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The 3 most troubling takeaways from SONA
  • The State of the Nation Address (SONA) was certainly a spectacle, unfortunately mainly for the wrong reasons. However, as South Africans, it's essential to analyse the SONA - especially as it could have a significant impact on our lives. Personally, I found three aspects of SONA particularly troubling…   Why investors should be worried about SONA 2017 #1: The violence   In hi... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The perfect example of why you must avoid “Unicorn” stocks
  • Last year in MoneyMorning, I wrote about “How unicorns” are the next “Tulip Bubble crisis.” A reminder… “Unicorns” are the name given by Silicon Valley to private start-up tech companies that have valuations of $1 billion or more. They're usually categorised as innovative, high growth companies. But as I explained last year, many institutional investors pile cash into “... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
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