The Rand has been given a welcome boost from central bankers intensifying accommodative monetary policy that will keep interest rates lower for longer. This week central bankers from America, UK, New Zealand, China, Switzerland will be releasing interest rate announcements or provide additional information relating to recent announcements and economic outlooks.
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The next generation of wireless technology — 5G — is already changing the world.
Coronavirus has forced many companies (mine included) to work strictly from home.
And now, some businesses are saying they won't go back to normal office life any time soon and that employees can continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future.
But you can't work efficiently from home without reli... ››› more
Odds are you have a pension fund, or money invested in a retirement annuity.
For good reason - we all need to prepare for retirement. And the tax benefits are a great benefit to these retirement funds.
But if you're planning on emigrating - even if it is something you've got planned for your distant future, you should listen up…
Come March 2021 and your plans could become considerabl... ››› 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…
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On 8 September South Africa's GDP figures for the second quarter of 2020 was released.
Our economy shrank by 51% annualised in the three months between April and June 2020.
This has put us into the longest recession in the past 28 years.
Sectors like mining fell 73.1%, manufacturing fell 74.9% and construction shrank by 76.6%.
This is bad.
But even though it was just released, i... ››› 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.
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Last week I wrote about the benefits of using support and resistance lines. This charting technique is easy to learn and probably one of the simplest and most useful tools when it comes to timing entry and exit points.
Now, before you shoot me down, I’m well aware of the old financial planning adage that goes: It’s not about timing the market, it’s about time in the market.
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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
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Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a ‘nerdy' accounting joke doing the rounds saying that soon we'd see EBITDAC - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and corona.
While there's no ‘official' accounting term like that - companies results do show the effects, the pandemic has had on them. And many are opting to call it ‘once-off expenses.
Suddenly the ner... ››› more
Some big-name companies announced stock splits and today is an important day for investors.
Apple (APPL) shares split four for one on Friday close. This means it will start trading today at 25% of its closing price of $499.23 on Friday. This is the fifth time its split in 33 years. If Apple never did these share splits, 1 share would be changing hands at almost $29,000, from an IPO price of $2... ››› more
One of the most widely reported sectors that will benefit from 5G is transport/logistics.
According to Informa, the logistics industry accounts for the second highest level of private 5G network deployments since 2016.
That's because 5G networks are completely remaking the industry in various ways.
Today I'm going to explain how 5G can revolutionise the transport industry…
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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
There are hundreds, if not thousands of economic indicators investors like us can look at to gauge how the economy is doing. Employment figures, GDP Growth, CPI, the Trade Balance, these are just a couple of the well-known ones. There are more obscure ones, like the Buttered Popcorn index, the R-word index or the Coupon Redemption index.
But you don't need to know all of these. In fact, there'... ››› 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
Investors betting on 5G should temper their expectations. The rollout will be more evolution than revolution.
For years to come, 5G networks will coexist with the current 4G LTE networks. And the speeds could be limited as the complex networks are built.
But this new technology will eventually allow you to download a movie in seconds, virtual and augmented reality on the go, and remote sur... ››› more
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