What is a government to do if it has added billions, or even trillions of rands of debt in a short amount of time?
South Africa's national debt increased 30% to R3.7 trillion in 2020. The US printed a fifth of all the money in all its history - in mere months.
Simply put - these amounts are too big to just pay back.
So, these governments need to use another tactic. The ‘raise cash' b... ››› more
Did you hear?
One of the world's leading financial-data companies officially launched a cryptocurrency index...
On Tuesday 4th May, S&P Dow Jones Global Indices announced its three indexes to track digital assets are now live. The following three indexes were launched using closing prices from May 3:
• S&P Bitcoin Index, which tracks the performance of bitcoin.
• S&P Ethereum I... ››› more
By now I'm sure you've noticed commodity prices are booming!
Fifty-three out of 63 commodities monitored by the World Bank were up in price in December 2020 compared with the same month a year earlier.
Copper, Palladium, Rhodium and many other metals are at all time highs. Even agricultural commodities like soy, maize and sunflower are climbing.
I don't expect this to continue forever.... ››› more
Q. “Can you please help me understand the ‘margin requirements' when it comes to trading international stocks. If so, I have three questions…
1. Is there a way I can find out all the information about the international stock on ProTrader e.g. with Fresenius CFD on the German Stock Exchange?
2. Using the last Pickpocket CFD trade idea i.e. Fresenius, on Protrader it says the margin re... ››› more
Last week, Joe Biden gave a speech.
He mentioned something about a possible capital gains tax.
It scared some traders and investors with big, long positions in Bitcoin.
And of course, crypto tanked.
But this could actually be a tanking many crypto proponents have been waiting for…
Quick-Start Guide to Crypto + 3 Coins to Bu... ››› more
After eight months, I'm finally getting a strong signal to buy gold.
It's been a long wait, but I believe it'll be worth it.
It comes off the back of both good and bad news...
On the one hand, we have a strong economy recovery on the way - where consumers are feeling more optimistic and investors are buying once again.
On the other hand, we may have a war brewing between two major ... ››› more
Recently I told you how palladium and some of the other PGMs are at record highs…
But the soaring prices haven't just been in these precious metals.
Copper just hit a 10-year high - up 91% from a year ago!
Similarly the price of iron ore is also at the highest levels it has ever seen right now.
Coal - which is really out of fashion and slated as a diminishing commodity is up 75% ... ››› more
They're usually small companies, which are largely ignored by the big money investors…
Yet they demonstrate huge growth potential, generate consistent profits and in many cases, pay attractive income.
I call them “Below-the-Radar” stocks.
And when investors finally take notice of them, their share prices can soar 50%, 100%, even 200% in a short period.
Here's one below-the-ra... ››› more
Right now the South African repo rate sits at a rock bottom 3.5% interest.
The interest I'm getting on cash in my brokerage account right now is a mere 2.18%.
Simply put - with interest rates this low you HAVE to look elsewhere for yield.
And it so happens that there are a handful of JSE listed penny stocks that are paying dividends up to double and even TRIPLE the current interest rat... ››› more
Q1. What is Pickpocket Trader?
The Pickpocket Trader service is an online email and SMS based service where Trader X pinpoints high profitable live trading ideas from international stocks and Forex currencies to private traders in South Africa.
Q2. What do I get when I sign up?
• More than 8 LIVE trade alerts per quarter
Exact entry and exit price levels with easy... ››› more
Do you remember Mt.Gox?
It was a huge crypto exchange.
It's believed at its peak to have handled around 70% of all bitcoin trading. It was unstoppable.
Until it failed due to theft, insolvency and a collapse of operations that smashed the industry.
But as Mt.Gox failed, another crypto exchange would rise to greatness…
211%,... ››› more
Small caps and penny stocks have soared in the past year.
The JSE's Small Cap Index is up 58.61% in the past 12 months alone!
A lot of investors are asking me about great small companies to buy and hold for great returns like these in the coming year, and beyond.
But it's important not to throw darts at a wall and pick a lottery ticket. To capitalize on the strength and upside of small... ››› more
Q. "I've started trading crypto-currencies and am a bit lost.
My portfolio is R100,000 and I want to buy Ethereum.
Could you give me a quick step by step calculation on how to work out how many CFDs I must buy and not risk more than 2% of my portfolio in the trade?
I thank you in advance."
Our Top 3 Recommendations for New Cryp... ››› more
There is no doubt there is wealth to be made in the crypto markets.
But if you go in blindly without understanding the basics, then you're likely to come out of it worse than you went in.
That's why, I believe you need to understand some of the key mistakes that newbie crypto investors make.
Know these two key mistakes to avoid and you'll be that more clued up about how to navigate the... ››› more
Last week the crypto-currency market topped over $2 trillion for the first time in history.
It was driven by the Ethereum rally that breached over $2,000 per Ether.
If you don't know by now, Ethereum is the second largest digital coin on the market with a market cap of over $240 billion alone.
While Bitcoin is still the leading crypto-currency with over $1.1 trillion market value, it has... ››› more
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