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  • The ZAR's Eskom induced downward spiral
  • The ZAR's Eskom induced downward spiral
    I'm sure you have seen the headlines signaling the Rand is on a downward spiral. We highlighted the Rand being at risk of weakness when it was below R13.90 to the USD two weeks ago. It's lost almost 3% but recovering steadily. This bout of weakness is on the back of Eskom's new lifeline of R59 billion, over the next two years. After government committed R69 billion over three years earlier thi... ››› more
  • [30 July 2019]
  • Does blockchain hold the answer to the internet's biggest challenge?
  • Does blockchain hold the answer to the internet's biggest challenge?
    In the growing world of online, data privacy is of the utmost importance. Even more so if you're a company that stores people personal data. In this day and age, if you fail to protect personal data, you will suffer major backlash. Just take the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal - where Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal data of millions of people's Facebook profiles... ››› more
  • [29 July 2019]
  • 3 Small-Cap Stocks with BIG potential
  • 3 Small-Cap Stocks with BIG potential
    Landing winning stocks doesn't have to mean investing in small, high-risk operations. Even big companies offer the potential of rich returns over time. But some small businesses will turn into tomorrow's biggest winners and create massive wealth for investors that got in at the right time. Small-cap stocks, or the penny shares we invest in, are generally companies with market caps of less than... ››› more
  • [24 July 2019]
  • Why Tether's major supply shift is good news for Ethereum investors
  • Why Tether's major supply shift is good news for Ethereum investors
    Tether is a name that comes up again and again in crypto. It's been called negative things like a ‘scam' and ‘fraudulent'.   On the other hand, as a stablecoin, it’s also been called ‘the most useful cryptocurrency in existence’, since its price is pegged to the dollar.    But today I’m not here to join in on this debate.     Instead, I’m going to sh... ››› more
  • [22 July 2019]
  • Why these shares that DON'T pay dividends just could be the best investments right now
  • Why these shares that DON'T pay dividends just could be the best investments right now
    There are 275 dividend paying shares in the JSE today. They average a dividend pay-out of 3.88%. While a 3.88% dividend is surely better than nothing - this doesn't even cover the interest you'd have received on your cash with a fixed deposit. And, once that money is paid out by a company the money is lost to it forever. But what if I told you there's a better option - a company that d... ››› more
  • [17 July 2019]
  • Why you should go long the USD/ZAR
  • Why you should go long the USD/ZAR
    The Rand has staged a stellar rally. Strengthening from above R15 against the USD to below R13.90. It came within half a cent of our R13.8550 target against the USD but the price is consolidating. It's time to bank our profits after a 6.24% gain, with gearing your gain could have been more than ten times larger. Trading the other way and going long the USD against the ZAR has good risk to rewa... ››› more
  • [16 July 2019]
  • How to avoid ‘fake crypto' trading
  • How to avoid ‘fake crypto' trading
    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
  • [16 July 2019]
  • I have an amazing opportunity for you trading US stocks
  • I have an amazing opportunity for you trading US stocks
    If you're interested in making money in the US markets, I have an amazing opportunity for you today. With the G20 coming to an end on a high note, with the US adding 100s of thousands of more jobs and with the Dow Jones hitting all-time highs, I believe this is just the start of a long run up. In today's article, I'm going to highlight why the Dow Jones is set to fly over 16.69% in the nex... ››› more
  • [16 July 2019]
  • Does it still pay to invest in gold?
  • Does it still pay to invest in gold?
    Gold's been a form of money, an investment and a store of value for almost as long as modern day man has walked the earth. Some argue gold is a barbaric relic that no longer holds the monetary qualities of the past. They say paper currency, or electronic currencies such as Bitcoin, are the assets of choice. But the fact remains that gold has been a very stable appreciating asset for centur... ››› more
  • [11 July 2019]
  • ProTrade's proprietary market scanner
  • ProTrade's proprietary market scanner
    Our market scanner has highlighted several shares in overbought and oversold territory. Below is extracted from our weekly data table. Our model scans most of the shares in the JSE All Share Index and measures their standard deviation using our proprietary methodology. We supplement the standard deviation with fundamental and technical analysis to come up with our investment ideas. Someti... ››› more
  • [09 July 2019]
  • Russia is hoarding gold like there's no tomorrow
  • Russia is hoarding gold like there's no tomorrow
    Russia is hoarding gold. The country has bought around 230 tonnes of gold since the start of 2018. What's more - back in the year 2000 Russia held 830 tonnes of gold - its gold reserves now total more than 2,119 tonnes!    Russian central bank gold reserves are soaring   In fact, there are reports that the Central Bank of Russia is studying a proposal to create a gold-b... ››› more
  • [04 July 2019]
  • It's the 4th of July Money Morning Edition and we're celebrating US independence!
  • It's the 4th of July Money Morning Edition and we're celebrating US independence!
    The US markets are closed today for the 4th of July public holiday. And, to celebrate our American friends' Independence Day, I thought it would be an excellent time to look at one of the most successful companies to come out of their capitalist democracy: Microsoft. ________________________________________ Recommended:   Why I think these gold shares could make 2019 the most profi... ››› more
  • [04 July 2019]
  • Gold Losses shine as Trump signals ‘Trade Truce'
  • Gold Losses shine as Trump signals ‘Trade Truce'
    President Trump's willingness to get around the negotiating table has sparked a risk on rally, with safe havens like Gold, Yen and the Swiss Franc pulling back. President Trump said he would hold back on new tariffs and China would buy more farm products. He also indicated the US Commerce Department could decide if Huawei should be removed off the list of banned firms and can do so without go... ››› more
  • [02 July 2019]


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