I'm sure you're well aware that there's a global chip shortage…
A shortage that we've never seen before and one which is crippling supply chains across the world…
This supply squeeze doesn't just affect things like TVs, phones and laptops, it also affects the manufacture of refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, cars, aeroplanes, steel products and even ready mix concrete production!... ››› more
So, you spend less than you earn and you're putting some savings in the bank each month?
Truth is - your money in a savings account isn't doing anything for you with how low interest rates are right now…
Perhaps you've considered investing - but you've been unsure about where to start?
Here's what you need to know…
Get starte... ››› more
“In the last short AUD/USD Forex trade Pickpocket Trader sent out, how do I calculate how many pips I can bank if the trade goes in my favour?”
A. When it comes to the AUD/USD (Australian dollar versus the US dollar) the magic number for calculating pips is…
I’ll get back to this in a second.
First let’s start with the trade specifics:
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If you're a crypto investor, you're sitting through a major pullback right now.
And you're probably looking at a painful decline in your crypto portfolio value maybe 20%, even 50%.
So is this current weakness just standard volatility, like we've seen for years, or is this time different - a sustained bear market?
Well it may be a tough moment for crypto investors, but it's not time to ... ››› more
I hope you are safe today. Amidst the unprecedented looting in KZN and Gauteng there are glimmers of hope as communities come together to fight the violence.
But once the fires stop, and the rubble is cleared, which businesses will be hardest hit - and which ones will need the longest time to recover fully?
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Q. “I've started reading Sam Volkering's Crypto-Revolution book. It mentions a couple of digital coins, which got me thinking. Are all cryptocurrencies the same or are they broken up into different categories?”
A. Each cryptocurrency has its own group of features, benefits and functions. Some are used to pay for goods & services while others are used for investment purposes i.... ››› more
What's been going on with cryptos'?!
The total crypto market cap has dropped over R200 billion over the past month.
And it seems like a lot of retail investors are getting out of the crypto markets.
I think so!
You see, there's some positive news for crypto's behind the scenes in the institutional space.
Bitcoin'... ››› more
It's a year since 2020's hard lockdown ended.
We're back in level 4 today.
But life has changed a lot. We've adapted to the pandemic and its effects on our lives and businesses.
So, what's the state of the South African economy today, and how does it affect your investments?
How to Grow a Multi-Million Rand Retirement
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According to Fundsdata, it's ranked #1 in the Multi-Asset Income Fund category for returns over the past year.
It's up over 13%.
On the face of it, that doesn't sound like much.
But it's around DOUBLE the returns you would get from most income investments (Money Market, Income & Interest-Bearing Funds) today.
I'm talking about the…
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When investing I look for stocks that have disconnected from their true value. If a share price is much lower than what it is worth - I buy it.
But every so often I come across a stock that is the opposite. Its share price is so much higher than what it is really worth that I simply cannot stay quiet. I need to warn investors about it.
Today there's two stocks like this I want to share wit... ››› more
Have you ever played a mobile game?
With some of them, the more you play, the more “rewards” or “in-game currency” you can get. Usually, you can use them to unlock a level or something along those lines.
You can also use your credit/debit card to buy a level or get special features etc. And if you'd rather not spend actual cash, you can earn in-game currency by watching a few ads ... ››› more
There are a thousand indicators, ratios and models we can consider when investing or trading.
But at the end of the day the all-important figure is the SHARE PRICE.
No matter, earnings per share, revenue or growth potential. The company's stock price is the final indicator that matters to all investors.
It's the figure we consider when buying or selling. And it's the final indicator of... ››› more
They've been one of the major catalysts that's catapulted Bitcoin into the mainstream financial media and its price over the past year and half.
And it makes sense…
The more “Big Money” get involved in digital currencies, the further it legitimises them as an asset class.
Consequently, more investors jump on board pushing up prices.
We've seen t... ››› more
There are 217 dividend paying shares in the JSE today. The JSE All Share Index dividend yield is a mere 2.38% - simply put you're not making much in terms of yield if you buy the AVERAGE stock…
While a 2.38% 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... ››› more
Q. “I refer back to Monday's article. You mentioned that the main reason for the rand's rally was based on global reasons rather than local. Don't you think South African interest rate changes could have an effect on the rands strength too?”
A. As there is no clear-cut answer, I can only speak from my economic background and experience.
Generally, when interest rates ris... ››› more
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