The rand has only just broken back below the key R14/$ level and I can tell from the client flows going through our treasury desk, many South Africans are once again keen to get money out of the country.
The USD/ZAR exchange rate was well over R15/$ just a few weeks ago.
This means, the rand has firmed up around +7.75% in the last month-and-a-half. Put another way, that's about a year's wo... ››› more
Like many financial instruments, it's in a crypto's interest to get big trading volume numbers on exchanges.
This shows that people are taking an interest in it and are actually using it. It shows investors believe in the crypto's project.
It is also in exchanges' interest to have large volumes of crypto traded. The higher volume your exchange has the more trustworthy it seems, and the mor... ››› more
“Alt season” in the crypto world, is when people take their gains from bitcoin and pile them into ‘alternative' cryptos, hoping for higher returns.
During the bull run of 2017, this action rocketed many top altcoins by hundreds, even thousands of percent. For instance,
• NEM grew 709% between 7 December and 4 January
• Ripple grew 1,508% between 7 December and 4 January
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Right now, many investors are scrambling to find assets that don't follow the swings of the stock market.
Their first choice is gold.
You see, gold has constantly proved itself as a supreme store of value. If investors get scared by financial or political news, gold makes a great insurance policy.
It is almost certain to hold its value over time.
And obviously in times of turmoil, ... ››› more
This year alone we've seen Bitcoin rise over 200% in price. And in just one month, it's pierced right through the expected target of $11,890 which I sent out on 27 May 2019.
Take a look at the before and after chart to see how it panned out.
This is the first time, in 17 months, we've seen Bitcoin hit these kinds of high prices. The interesting thing is that it looks... ››› more
Litecoin is one of the world's most popular cryptocurrencies.
It's currently the fourth largest crypto by market cap and has remained near the top pretty much since its inception in October 2011.
And right now, there's no denying Litecoin is one of the most hyped cryptos out there.
After all, the coin has rocketed over 300% this year alone. That's more than what you would've received f... ››› 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... ››› more
In 1884 gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand by a prospector. Then in 1886 another prospector discovered a larger reef on the farm Langlaagte, registered it with the South African government and sold his claim for 10 pounds!
News of the gold spread, Cecil John Rhodes rode from Kimberley to the Witwatersrand and purchased the first batch of Witwatersrand gold for £3000!
And with that... ››› more
Last week we discussed how I'm expecting a huge price rally with the crypto-currency - Bitcoin.
If you missed the article, catch up here...
Today I'm going to follow up and show you why Ethereum, the second most popular crypto-currency, is nearly ready to become the next world computer, why I expect a rally and how you can profit from the price rally.
Recomm... ››› more
It's been a big month for Bitcoin.
You see, investors and traders from all over the world have been waiting eagerly for the SEC to either accept or reject the Bitcoin ETF (VanEck SolidX bitcoin-exchange-traded-fund) proposal.
However, on 22 May 2019 Wednesday, last week the decision was once again delayed to 19 August 2019 for the final deadline.
This gives us the perfect opportunity ... ››› more
2019 has arrived and we are already five months into the year!
We need to start preparing for this year's two biggest sporting events.
The Cricket World Cup & the Rugby World Cup.
In order for us to get a head start on the competition, I'll be breaking down the first of these major sporting events starting on the 30th of May.
The Cricket World Cup!
So let's get started.
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Q. “The Q&A article last week on what the best markets to trade was excellent Timon. I've written them all down for my watch list. There was one item on the list that you didn't get into though and that is on crypto-currencies. My question is, what are the best crypto-currencies to trade and are you looking to trade them in the near future?”
A. Yes, I am most definitely looking to tr... ››› more
2019 is shaping up to be a stellar year for crypto investors.
If you bought the two biggest cryptos - bitcoin and ethereum - at the beginning of 2019, you'd be sitting on gains of 63% and 29% respectively.
That's more than double the returns of the S&P500 and the JSE All Share.
But, cryptos are more than just about prices and gains.
There are bigger things happening behind the ... ››› more
You're on a game show, and there are three doors.
Behind one of those doors, is the car of your dreams!
Behind the others are just two plain old goats…
So, you choose door number one.
The game show host goes to door number two, opens it, and reveals it's a goat.
He gives you the opportunity to change your choice and choose door number three.
Do you sta... ››› more
Electric cars have been the only answer to reducing the world's dependence on oil and reducing carbon emissions.
China specifically has led the charge in electric car sales in an effort to reduce its smog ridden cities.
This has seen electric car sales in China surpass 1 million cars a year.
Expectations are that China alone will sell more than 1.8 million electric cars in 2019 - but t... ››› more
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