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  • Getting it right… 2 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Where is, the Rand going? The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
  • [22 February 2017]
  • The proven five-step strategy ANY first time investor can use to buy their first share
  • When I began investing, I used to buy and sell shares without even knowing exactly what the company did. And my game plan couldn't have been more straightforward: If the share was moving higher, I bought it. If the share was falling, I sold it. I simply didn't care about the economics of a company. This wasn't much of a strategy though. In some cases, it would work but it certainly never g... ››› more
  • [13 February 2017]
  • The School of Blackjack: Part 2 - When to hit, stand and win
  • Last week I introduced you to the basics of Blackjack, now I'm going to show you exactly when to hit and stand. But first it's vital to understand that the players aren't trying to beat each other, like you'd do in poker, but each player is trying to beat the dealer. So never worry about the player's hand sitting next to you, always keep your attention on the dealer. Now pay close atte... ››› more
  • [09 February 2017]
  • Claim your FREE Forex Trading Journal to track your success in 2017
  • Trading your own account and owning a business is no different. You need to keep track of your financial records to see how your business is performing. This way you'll be able to monitor and manage it better for your success. I want to give you a Forex Trading Journal today. So you can keep track of your Forex success in 2017.   Why should you have a Forex Journal with you at all... ››› more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • The state of our nation + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • The JSE Top 40 closed the week down 1,5%. Higher commodity prices; Gold, Silver and Brent Oil were up more than 2%, while Platinum managed 1,6%. These were not enough to save the Resources Index (down 3%) from a stronger Rand. Industrials and Financials were also softer. Anglogold up 9,3% and Harmony 9,5% responding to a firmer Gold Price (up 2,5%). PSG rallied 6%, see comment below. ... ››› more
  • [08 February 2017]
  • The most important investment decision you can make, in two minutes
  • Please don't let your portfolio fall because of this single mistake… In 2014, I got a mail from an investor: “Francois, I'm not investing in a single investment recommendation of yours again. I've bought Mr Price shares with my whole portfolio. And at the rate it's going now, I'll retire in a few short years. I bought Mr Price at R136 in February, and now that it's August, the sha... ››› more
  • [07 February 2017]
  • The school of Blackjack: Part 1 - How to beat the casino
  • Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be introducing you to the popular casino game known as Blackjack. Why Blackjack over Poker? Or even Roulette? Well the simple answer is, it's the one casino game the house has the least control over the outcome. It's also the game that can help you pocket a decent amount of money, in a short time. For example, last week, I managed to turn R200 in... ››› more
  • [01 February 2017]
  • Trump's first days in office + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Last week's sentiment remained positive and markets continued their rally. President Trump's first days in office are being closely monitored and provide plenty for traders to digest. The JSE Top 40 closed the week up 0,8%, but retreated slightly on Friday along with generally softer developed markets; for the year to date the JSE is up 7,7%. Kumba rallied 27% after it provided a product... ››› more
  • [31 January 2017]
  • Here's your kick in the butt!
  • Do you believe that January 2017 is almost over? It feels like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year to come. And now, we're about to enter February! You know that feeling when you plan to do something and then you postpone it. Well sometimes we need that kick in the butt to actually do it. And that's why I am going to present the first Forex 101 Workshop 2017 early in February to g... ››› more
  • [27 January 2017]
  • Goldfields and the three profitable bears
  • On 20 January 2017 Friday evening, Donald J Trump became the 45th president of the United States. We saw the markets welcome the transition of power. But we also know the sentiment is fickle as weather. In today's Trading Tips, and in honour of his inauguration, I want to look at three bearish (downside) trading set ups and one safe-haven gold trade. Enjoy… These companies may ... ››› more
  • [26 January 2017]
  • The company watch list: AVI Limited - A combination of value and growth
  • AVI is a South African based company, listed on the JSE in the Food Products sector, and is centered on the FMCG market. AVI's extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. The Group comprises of trading subsidiaries that manufacture, process, market & distribute branded consumer products. AVI brands span across a range of categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savory bis... ››› more
  • [26 January 2017]
  • Four fantastic currency pairs and when to trade them Currency #4
  • It's been a fascinating journey over the last few weeks. You've seen why I enjoy trading these currency pairs the most: AUD/USD USD/JPY GBP/USD 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
  • [26 January 2017]
  • Enjoyed your holiday? Here's how to get back into the swing of trading
  • The last few weeks have been filled with public holidays… And if you were able to spend time with the family, eat, enjoy a few relaxing days on the couch, eat some more and stay away from your computer, then perfect. I'm going to tell you now… It can be very disorientating to get back into the swing of trading and work again. Here's what you should do.   Three steps to ... ››› more
  • [24 January 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
  • [23 January 2017]
  • The switch you've all been waiting for…
  • Last week, we discussed how through one simple switch we managed to save our clients a cumulative 71% in 2016. But this year we're going to try and do it again. So let's compare the investment cases of The Foschini Group (TFG) and Woolworths (WHL). These companies share similarities in that they're both involved in apparel retailing in South Africa but have very different strategies when i... ››› more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • JSE up 3.6%, The All Share is up 5% - are these signs of a great year ahead?
  • The JSE was up 3,6% last week, adding to gains from the week before. The All Share index is now up 5% in two weeks, Resources 8,2%, Industrials 4,6% and Financials up 1,3%. January is known to be a month with larger moves than normal, double digit figures are quite common. Watch out for the reversal in February. 2016 was a case in point… Commodity Prices were firm with good gains from Pla... ››› more
  • [17 January 2017]
  • Happy New Year! Here are three easy resolutions to make your 2017 a profitable one!
  • Let's start your year on a profitable note. I'm sure you hear how many people make resolutions when their year starts. I want to lose 10 kilograms I'm going on a lifestyle-change diet I'm going to save 1/3 of my money this year These are all great, but let's be honest. Most resolutions last around two months' tops, and then all is given up. I need you to make realistic and achievab... ››› more
  • [13 January 2017]
  • 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]
  • Four fantastic currency pairs and when to trade them Currency #2:
  • 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
  • [13 January 2017]
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