The hunt for yield and aversion to risk is causing something we have never seen before.
Interest rates and bond yields are falling globally and have turned negative. You can get a home loan in Denmark at an interest rate of -0.50% per year fixed for 10 years. While we are still far away from that with real rates in positive territory, investors must be tactical in deploying capital.
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Right now, there's a big misconception in the crypto market.
And it's got to do with circulating supply.
That's the total supply of tokens currently available in the market.
Once investors understand this concept it could lead to another massive price surge in the price of bitcoin.
Let me explain…
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There is a continuous debate that goes around both local and global markets during the ninth month.
It's called the ‘September Effect'.
This is a well-known theory where stock prices perform worse, on average, compared to how they perform during the rest of the year.
However! No one has come up with a plausible reason for why that is.
Today, I'll go through the facts and stats to... ››› Read more
One of the most important decisions you'll make when sports betting has nothing to do with picking the right side or the correct score of a game.
This crucial decision is picking your online bookmaker.
There are dozens of companies offering sports betting over the internet, and many of them seem to offer the same service…
So how do you decide which one is best for you?
Well I hav... ››› Read more
If you've ever watched The Big Short, chances are you know who Michael Burry is. He's the guy who figured out a bubble was forming in the US housing markets pre-2008. He also correctly predicted a market crash would ensue and made a ton of money shorting the housing market.
This week, he noted there are correlations between the bubble which formed in the housing market and Exchange Traded Fund... ››› Read more
Q. “I heard there is an anomaly event that takes place in September which traders should be wary of. Could you explain what the ‘September Effect' is and why they believe it is a bad month for investing in stocks.”
A. September has been known over the last 100 years as the worst performing month for stocks, due to two main reasons…
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A couple of years ago Sasol announced it would enter the US market by building an ‘ethane cracker'. A massive petrochemicals plant called Lake Charles that would require it to invest nearly as much as its market cap was at the time.
The company said this was where its future lay, and the project would change the face of the company forever.
Right now however Sasol shares are at their low... ››› Read more
The most lucrative opportunities are found in times of maximum pessimism. Investors just need to filter through the noise for the right shares to invest in, that have potential tail winds in the months and years ahead.
Small caps have lost favour with investors. Many are trading at all-time lows while growing profits steadily in these tough economic times.
One such share is a little-known ... ››› Read more
I'm sure you've heard of portfolio rebalancing. Almost every investor does it.
It's a simple, but extremely important ‘tool' where an investor periodically buys or sells different assets (stocks, bonds, etc) within a portfolio.
Rebalancing helps reduce the risk an investor suffers from the changes in returns of various investments. And it also helps ‘restore' their desired asset allocatio... ››› Read more
What a cold and depressing winter it has been… For the JSE that is.
Since Steinhoff's debacle, we've seen some of the largest companies on the JSE crash 30% to over 89%, which I'll explain in just a minute.
And there are no signs yet for recovery until the end of 2019.
In today's article we'll cover the Ugly and the Bad for the JSE and a little bit of Good on how we can profit during... ››› Read more
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