This Thursday is futures closeout from 12h00 until 12h15. During this time the market is in an auction as the June derivative contracts close with a final mark to market price. Typically, closeout presents many profit opportunities as banks, hedge funds and traders manage their positions. Their aim is to maximise profits on some positions and reduce risk of loss on others.
Stocks to watch are ... ››› Read more
As you may know, many shares pay dividends. A dividend is a portion of a company's earnings that it pays to its shareholders. Usually this payment happens once or twice a year.
And because they offer this added benefit of a regular income stream, income-seekers love dividend-paying stocks.
But occasionally, companies surprise investors by electing to pay a ‘special dividend'.
Special... ››› Read more
What a month it's been, especially last week!
We saw giant companies like Tongaat, Lonmin and Basil Read suspend their shares.
These are companies that have been around 30 to 127 years and now they're being taken off the JSE.
And despite this mass culling, the JSE is still rising to new highs.
In this article we'll briefly catch you up on what happened in June with the m... ››› Read more
Don't you wish you started investing earlier in life? I certainly do. Even though my first investments were made during my university years, there was so much money I wasted on expensive clothes, computer games and gadgets.
While I'm happy with where I am now, there are so many things I wish the younger me knew.
From the nitty-gritty details of how and why to invest, to the bigger-picture ... ››› Read more
Q. "I see there's been a lot of hype about Bitcoin and gold over the last couple of weeks. Could you briefly compare the two coins so that I can understand better what I am trading?"
A. I'll compare Bitcoin and gold with different categories.
6 Differences between gold and bitcoin
1. What is it?
Bitcoin is a digital and an int... ››› Read more
The Rand fell over 3% from its open to close last week. This is on the back of Ace Magashule's surprise (and incorrect) inclusion of changing the Reserve Bank's mandate and possible quantitative easing. When you add the bad GDP growth figures, you can see why people panicked and sold the Rand for any price they could get. Typically, this herd mentality happens at exactly the incorrect time creatin... ››› Read more
If you own income investments like…
• High yield dividend stocks
• Money-market or bond investments
• Preference shares
• Savings accounts
Then the investment tool I'm about to introduce to you, can play an essential part in helping you achieve your long term income goal.
Outperf... ››› Read more
On 6 May 2019, I sent a gold prediction article where I mentioned that when the gold price hits the popular 200MA line, buyers go crazy, which they did.
And since then, the gold price has pierced right through the predicted target within just one month.
Take a look at the before and after chart to see what I mean.
It’s also great to know that a few of our members mana... ››› Read more
When we bet, we usually bet intuitively.
Meaning we rely on what we know and feel about a particular team or player and make an on-the-spot judgment of the chances of success.
While Intuition is great at instantly assessing if someone is upset or angry at you, it's not great when assessing whether a team or player will successfully win their respective matches.
The Halo Effect is a big... ››› Read more
Almost everyone dreams of retirement as a time of peace and relaxation but, in reality, the retirement process is probably the riskiest financial event in your life.
There are two main reasons for this.
Firstly, the decisions you make today will decide the quality of the rest of your life.
Secondly, it is virtually impossible to recover if you make a mistake. By definition this is as r... ››› Read more
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