Warren Buffett has a famous quote: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” As with many great quotes, there's a great deal of wisdom packed into those few words.
And today, I've found the opportunity that perfectly puts Buffett's quote into practice.
Here are its features:
1- Your capital is tied up for a maximum of just three years
2- You stan... ››› more
This week I received a mail from a client asking me “How can I be sure my broker doesn't run away with my money - or that my investments are safe with them?”
At first I thought it might be a bit dramatic - worrying about these things right now. But then I thought about the 2008 financial crisis and how Lehman Brothers went belly up. Lehman Brothers was one of the largest brokerages and inv... ››› more
As I write this, over 1.8 billion people are currently in lock down.
This includes us, South Africans, as of 26th of March 2020.
And while most of us are twiddling our thumbs at home, we are probably asking the same questions.
1. What can I do with my time?
2. How long will this thing last?
3. Where is a safe place to invest my money?
I might not have the answer to the first two, ... ››› more
Lots of people think of gold as a hedge against uncertainty. And that's usually the case.
But over the past two weeks, something odd happened in the gold market…
From 9 March to 19 March, the dollar gold price fell from $1,679 to $1,472.
If gold is the ultimate hedge against uncertainty, why then, did it fall double digits (over 12%) in less than two weeks?
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Over the last seven days, the crypto market shed around half of its value.
With the entire market cap dropping from $220 billion to $120 billion in less than 24 hours.
Most of the major crypto-currencies dropped 20%, 30% or even more
And surprising enough, these massive price swings weren't crypto related at all.
Here are the real reasons why most crypto-currencies crashed last week... ››› more
Just when you think, things couldn't get any worse with the financial markets…
Last week it did…
Not only did we experience the worst week for stocks since ‘Black Monday' in October 1987…
We also saw major crashes in the cryptocurrency markets.
I'm talking about cryptos falling (in the past five days):
• Bitcoin -33% and -60% for the month
• Ethereum - 30%
• Ri... ››› more
When market uncertainty is prevalent (like it is right now in South Africa), investing in this asset helps fund managers combat the triple portfolio threat of risk, volatility and losses.
And what's more important than making money?
Not losing it!
So how exactly does it do this?
A Guaranteed Income Booster You simply Can't Igno... ››› more
Winston Churchill famously said:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
I love that saying. Except today I'm changing it just a little:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an investor sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
And that's what my piece is about this week.
Br... ››› more
The JSE All Share Index is down 28.95% since the start of 2020.
The effect of the Corona Virus and its panic has been huge on our, and other markets around the world.
Due to these events you might be wondering “what are the stocks that have dropped the most, and are any of them buys right now?”
Three Penny Superstar Stocks... ››› more
All I can say is…
“That escalated quickly.”
On the 10th of February I sent out the article “BREAKING: Is this the next Oil Crisis?”
And last week in a matter of seconds, the oil price fell over 30%, striking right through my first target price.
This was Brent Crude's biggest one-day percentage drop since the start of the Gulf War in 1991.
And I haven't even mentio... ››› more
There are hundreds of thousands of people using blockchain technology right now. And there are millions of people that own cryptos.
Still cryptos haven't quite reached widespread adoption yet - especially from major countries.
But, this could change in 2020.
You see, in the space of eight days, we've seen some of the biggest economies make a concerted effort to legitimise crypto.
A... ››› more
Albert Einstein is merited with saying that compounding ‘is the most powerful force in the world' or the ‘eighth wonder of the world'.
When you apply this to reinvesting your dividends, you'll see why compounding is so powerful.
Compounding or compound interest is basically earning interest on interest that you've already received.
When it comes to dividends, it means instead of ta... ››› more
Stock markets are going crazy. For the past couple of days nearly every market in the world is down, by 5% or more!
Individual shares have seen drops of 20%, 30% and even 50% in a single day.
But despite that, there's a ‘sure thing' investment that could net you as much as 30% on your money within the next month or two!
Let me explain…
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‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this…
It forms the foundation of everything in crypto.
The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about.
In traditional finan... ››› more
While The Winning Streak Team and I aim to educate sports bettors about everything from the basics of betting to predictive models and strategies, some bettors still fall into the common traps that inhibit a successful bet.
These mistakes are common amongst even professional sports bettors, and can completely wipe out your entire bankroll.
That's why today I want to go over these common sp... ››› more
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