Right now, there are scores of companies doing share buy backs of their own shares.
Think of Argent, Onelogix, Bowler Metcalf, Insimbi, Mpact and Trellidor… And these are just a handful of penny stocks. There are many more on the JSE actively buying shares in themselves.
So why would a company do this, and is it good or bad?
No ord... ››› more
Q. "I'm really stumped on this one. In February 2021, I made a promise to start real trading, after I saw Red Hot Storm Trader make positive returns year after year.
I decided to start out with a R1,000 portfolio, to test out a real account.
And last week, I took my first trade and bought 1 Aspen CFD, thanks to Timon's last RHT trade idea.
Now I'm old but I understand that the share... ››› more
Bitcoin hit another major milestone…
The $50k mark!
But Ark Invest - a global asset manager with $50 billion worth of assets under management - believes this is only the beginning of Bitcoin's meteoric rise.
In fact, they think Bitcoin has the potential to reach as much as $3 trillion by 2025 versus roughly $900 billion today.
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There have been many changes that the coronavirus pandemic has forced on us. And the healthcare sector perhaps has seen some of the most profound changes.
Whether we're managing a chronic condition, like high blood pressure, or an acute illness like strep throat, the market demand for these healthcare needs hasn't decreased a bit. But COVID-19 has made getting in to see a doctor at their offic... ››› more
There's never a dull moment in the crypto market.
And last week, it got a whole lot more interesting…
By now I'm sure you've heard, Tesla - one of the world's largest companies - has set its sights on bitcoin.
In their annual report, Tesla announced…
‘In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to provide us with more flexibility to further diversify and maximize ... ››› more
Following last year's lockdowns, and the protracted economic pressure on businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic - South Africa's economy is in recession.
Unemployment is up.
And there's a lot of suffering around.
But with every crisis comes opportunity…
And for astute stock pickers the opportunity has never been better…
Why, just yesterday one of my favourite stocks fo... ››› more
It's no secret that investors take profits on winning bets…
And if there's an investment where one would expect to see money come off the table - after rising rapidly - it's bitcoin.
This is what happened after the largest crypto hit the $41k mark in early January.
Interestingly, this time round the sell-off hasn't lasted long…
There are signs that point to investors taking ... ››› more
Did you know the Scotch Whisky industry makes Scotland around as much money as the entire platinum mining industry makes in South Africa.
That's if you combine its contributions from whisky exports and tourism!
Now what if I told you Africa could soon get a very big boost to its economies on the same scale as Scotch to Scotland… Most probably even bigger!
What am I talking about?
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2020 was a horrible year for many industries…
But this one enjoyed record-shattering growth!
So much so, commentators across the world believe it could be at a tipping point.
“Why I think these five shares could turn 2021 into the most profitable year of your life”
And as you ... ››› more
Interest rates in SA are at a generational low - this might be the lowest we'll see them for many years to come. And while the opportunity is here - it's clear that many home buyers and businesses are grabbing it.
A recent report from bond originator, OOBA, shows that in the fourth quarter of 2020 home loan applications shot up a whopping 36% compared to the same quarter in 2019.
The major... ››› more
The amount of available dollars is on the rise...
In simple terms, as dollars become more plentiful, their value drops. Dollars are less scarce, so individuals and businesses are less worried about having access to them when needed.
The Federal Reserve has been a huge driver of this. It's doing whatever it can to support economic growth.
Currently, the Fed's purchasing roughly $120 bil... ››› more
If you reading Trading Tips in 2020, you'll know I was a big seller of Brent Crude throughout the year.
In the last oil article, I made a wild prediction that Brent Crude oil was heading to $30.
If you missed it, you can catch up here…
"Why oil dropping below $40 is a major threat to the global economy"
And in just a few weeks, the price crashed down not only to... ››› more
For the past year I've been telling investors small cap companies are selling for a fraction of their true worth - despite the pandemic and SA's economic woes.
And with the small cap index jumping 17% in the past three months, it certainly looks like the momentum is building.
In fact, in the past week I've noticed an institutional research report being released on a small company I've been... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon, I see Sasol was another big gainer that helped drive the JSE last week.
Do you have any information on what drove up the price and if you'll be sending a trade with Red Hot Storm Trader?"
A. Thank you Gerhardt!
Yes, we saw Sasol rise over 3.6% last week. Well spotted!
In fact, before we get to Sasol, it’s important to note we saw the oil pric... ››› more
There were many casualties of the Covid-19 Crisis…
Businesses going under, people losing jobs, economies closing down…
But a major casualty for investors were dividends.
Many companies opted to not pay dividends this year. Some cut their payments down by 50% or more.
And while, you can argue it was the right decision for some companies, it was investors who suffered.
The i... ››› more
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