Property stocks on the JSE have had an atrocious year.
Right now, they're still around 46% lower than they were one year ago.
We all know that many landlords, especially in the retail space, had empty shops and tenants that couldn't pay during the hard lockdown…
But the property index has started a turnaround. Since 1 November 2020 the SA Listed Property Index (SAPY) is up 15.81%.
... ››› more
Q. “Timon I've been a trader for the last three years following your tips and strategy. My portfolio is up but only a tiny amount. Could you give me some signs to see if I'm on my way to trading success?”
A. By the sounds of it Grant, it looks like you’re well on your way to becoming a great trader.
I do have a quick three-point check list that I use to see if a trader... ››› more
Square - A $73 billion e-Commerce giant made a big bet on Bitcoin in October.
This is not the first time the company's backed the cryptocurrency.
In 2018, it expanded its mobile payment service Cash App to support Bitcoin trading, even for users without a bank account.
And in 2019 it launched Square Crypto, which awards grants to Bitcoin developers and designers.
Square's bullishne... ››› more
One of my favourite crypto projects is booming in 2020.
Its market cap has soared from around $444 million to over R815 million.
At the same time, its price has rallied +90%.
And recently it reached an important milestone in its development, which could see some more very big gains in store for investors.
Let me explain…
... ››› more
You may not know this but two-thirds or 60% of the world's supply of cocoa beans come from West Africa each year.
This includes the Ivory Coast and Ghana (2nd biggest cocoa producer).
Just to put it into perspective, Ghana's cocoa sector employs over 800,000 rural families. It also produces around R33.58 billion in foreign exchange.
This year we've seen a major slump in cocoa prices.
... ››› more
Q. “Is there a list of things I need to ensure my success from your Red Hot Storm Trader service Timon?”
A. I’m sure you have everything you need to benefit from the service.
But to make extra sure, here are my five checkboxes to optimise your success with Red Hot Storm Trader.
1. A computer or a cell phone with a good internet connection
... ››› more
This is the MOST exciting technology I've ever come across.
I'm talking about Blockchain.
It's one that is truly going to rule the world when it comes to business, making transactions and with trading the financial markets.
If you missed Wednesday's brief explanation on what Blockchain is and how it works - it's actually ok!
Just don't miss this one.
Today I'm going to expand on... ››› more
Q. “Timon you mentioned that the future of investments, apps and businesses all lie in the Blockchain technology. Now before I started reading about Blockchain from you and Sam Volkering I only ever heard of Crypto-currencies. Could you explain what a blockchain is and how it works when it comes to making a transaction?”
A. Sure, I’ll try my best…
A blockchain i... ››› more
Can you imagine your world without a smartphone? Or a world without access to Uber, Spotify or Netflix…
Probably not, and yet this device is barely a decade old.
Smartphones have been adopted faster than any technology that's come before it.
In just six years one out of 2 Americans had adopted smartphones. Compared to radio's eight years, VCR's nine years or the internet's 11 years.
... ››› more
Q. “I've just started trading Bitcoin and I have two questions regarding the online wallet where I store my coins.
First - Can you please tell me what the difference between a private and a public key is.
Second - Can I get my key back if I lose it or misplace a key?”
A. Whether you’d like to deposit, withdraw money and then exchange Bitcoins, the process all ... ››› more
Almost everything sold off big earlier this year. But after that, one US sector was the first to hit new highs again.
And it did so in April.
Since then, this sector's uptrend has been accelerating.
In fact, stocks in this sector continue to shatter old "new high" records almost daily. They've been on an impressive rally - up more than 45% since bottoming in March.
Despite this… ... ››› more
Back in 2018, India outlawed “any service in relation to virtual currencies”. And if you were dabbling in cryptos, you could face prison time.
The original ban was imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which clearly feared crypto would undermine its authority.
Fast-forward to March 2020, and India's Supreme Court overruled the RBI, calling the ban “unconstitutional”.
Sinc... ››› more
In a space of a week, Compound managed to become the top player in Decentralised Finance (DeFi).
Between Monday 15 June and Monday 22 June, Compound:
• Created a new kind of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and launched its COMP token
• Its COMP token listed on Coinbase
• Drew an extra $500 million into its DeFi lending platform
And how incredible is this… it saw its COMP token ra... ››› more
Ethereum (2nd largest crypto by market cap) has been one of the best performing crypto-currencies this year.
Last year, I mentioned that the crypto-currency was about to undergo a major upgrade in 2020.
With the upgrade launching in July, it's about to make Ethereum much faster, more secure and better for DApps (Decentralized apps).
Ethereum 2.0 also contains the promise of an entirel... ››› more
Earlier this year, I wrote about IOTA's Coincide project, which will essentially solve the crypto's “centralised” problem.
You see, up until now, IOTA relied on something called the Coordinator, which ensured its network ran smoothly and efficiently. By using the Coordinator, IOTA wasn't truly decentralised as cryptos were set out to be.
Two weeks ago, IOTA announced that specificati... ››› more
Disclaimer FSP Invest, a division of Fleet Street Publications (Pty) Ltd, is a research house and not a registered broker, financial advisor or financial service provider. Our editors and customer services teams also do not give personal investment advice. The advice in this website is general advice only and may not be appropriate to your particular investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, so before investing or if in any doubt about your personal situation, you should seek professional advice from a stockbroker or independent financial adviser authorised by the Financial Services Board.
We research our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found on this website.
Remember: Never invest more than you can afford to spare and that the value of any investment, and the income derived from it, can go down as well as up. The past is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
Editors or contributors may have an interest in investments commented on in this website.