What is a government to do if it has added billions, or even trillions of rands of debt in a short amount of time?
South Africa's national debt increased 30% to R3.7 trillion in 2020. The US printed a fifth of all the money in all its history - in mere months.
Simply put - these amounts are too big to just pay back.
So, these governments need to use another tactic. The ‘raise cash' b... ››› Read more
Q. I read one of Timon's articles about his prediction that gold is about to rally again. I would like to ask if the drop in value of the US dollar and bonds will also help with gold's run-up? Hennie…”
In March, we saw both the 10-year US Treasury yields drop, along with the US dollar falling over 0.2%.
Now economically speaking, when the US dollar... ››› Read more
It's that time of year again.
Investors and traders all around the world, have the ‘Old Adage' echoing in their heads.
"Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day".
News reporters, analysts and investing companies are warning people, to not buy stocks in May.
Whereas I like to do my own research, and show you why I don't follow the herd.
In this article, we... ››› Read more
Did you hear?
One of the world's leading financial-data companies officially launched a cryptocurrency index...
On Tuesday 4th May, S&P Dow Jones Global Indices announced its three indexes to track digital assets are now live. The following three indexes were launched using closing prices from May 3:
• S&P Bitcoin Index, which tracks the performance of bitcoin.
• S&P Ethereum I... ››› Read more
By now I'm sure you've noticed commodity prices are booming!
Fifty-three out of 63 commodities monitored by the World Bank were up in price in December 2020 compared with the same month a year earlier.
Copper, Palladium, Rhodium and many other metals are at all time highs. Even agricultural commodities like soy, maize and sunflower are climbing.
I don't expect this to continue forever.... ››› Read more
Q. “Can you please help me understand the ‘margin requirements' when it comes to trading international stocks. If so, I have three questions…
1. Is there a way I can find out all the information about the international stock on ProTrader e.g. with Fresenius CFD on the German Stock Exchange?
2. Using the last Pickpocket CFD trade idea i.e. Fresenius, on Protrader it says the margin re... ››› Read more
Last week, Joe Biden gave a speech.
He mentioned something about a possible capital gains tax.
It scared some traders and investors with big, long positions in Bitcoin.
And of course, crypto tanked.
But this could actually be a tanking many crypto proponents have been waiting for…
Quick-Start Guide to Crypto + 3 Coins to Bu... ››› Read more
After eight months, I'm finally getting a strong signal to buy gold.
It's been a long wait, but I believe it'll be worth it.
It comes off the back of both good and bad news...
On the one hand, we have a strong economy recovery on the way - where consumers are feeling more optimistic and investors are buying once again.
On the other hand, we may have a war brewing between two major ... ››› Read more
Recently I told you how palladium and some of the other PGMs are at record highs…
But the soaring prices haven't just been in these precious metals.
Copper just hit a 10-year high - up 91% from a year ago!
Similarly the price of iron ore is also at the highest levels it has ever seen right now.
Coal - which is really out of fashion and slated as a diminishing commodity is up 75% ... ››› Read more
“Hi Timon, I've just joined you and I'm ready to pickpocket my first trade. I just have four quick questions I need answered first.
1. What order type should I use to set my trading price?
2. What should the TIF be?
3. Can you tell me how to work out the Risk in Trade for the last trade idea sent out?
4. How do I calculate the No. of CFDs to buy if I want to risk 3% of my por... ››› Read more
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