Have you ever heard of the hit US comedy show called Silicon Valley?
It's centred around five “geeky” guys who develop a start-up
company in the hopes of striking it big in Silicon Valley.
If you're into tech, this is a TV show you should definitely be watching.
It's not a serious show, but this last season in 2018, Silicon Valley predicted a major development in the world of crypto.... ››› more
The bookies love those punters who back favourites but they absolutely loathe the winning each way punters.
But in sports betting there are many ways to profit from a single rugby game.
From number of tries, number of cards, number of points to who will score the first try.
The most popular alternative market to bet on in rugby is the handicap market.
A simple but powerful way to c... ››› more
What stops a lot of beginners placing their first bet is the simple fact they don't understand the betting platform.
Fear not, as I have three simple to follow steps that will allow you to place your first winning bet.
Read on to discover how you could start earning a second income, watching your favourite sporting events.
Tradi... ››› more
Eskom said earlier this month at its State of the System update it got National Treasury approval to embark on a major coal procurement. All in all Eskom needs to lock in about 85% of its primary energy requirements, which is in excess of 100 million tons of coal per year.
At the same time, the price of export coal has soared.
In short, this situation is a massive positive for coal miners.... ››› more
Two weeks ago, you heard that the wealthiest families, the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds, are buying cryptos.
I also explained the game-changing events happening in the crypto market right now - especially with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Quite frankly, we're on the cusp of something major in the crypto world.
And if you're invested in crypto, then you're definitely going to like what about ... ››› more
In an interview with Fin24 energy expert Ted Blom said that the possibility of load shedding this winter is larger than the Day Zero water crisis in Cape Town…
Eskom responded by saying that its “Recovery plan to avoid load shedding working well.”
Acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe briefed the media saying, “Only six out of 15 power stations are experiencing coal shortages.”
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We hear a lot about how cryptos will change the world. But what are they supposed to be changing specifically?
What is the big impact blockchain and other crypto tech is actually supposed to have, and on what areas of our lives?
Well, in today's issue I'm going to list the top two predictions I've seen for what this technology will do in the coming years.
And we’re not talking over ... ››› more
I don't often make predictions.
And, I simply don't like being wrong…
But every once in a while, the evidence is so conclusive … I simply cannot ignore it.
You see, some four years ago, I uncovered a report which indicated the coalmines that supply Eskom would reach the end of their lives between 2010 and 2020.
And I told investors:
In the next three years, w... ››› more
The world's richest and most powerful are buying crypto.
No I'm not talking about…
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Legendary investor Warren Buffett
Microsoft’s CEO, Bill Gates
Not even the world’s richest person, Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos.
I’m talking about people whose wealth spans hundreds of billions.
Don’t know who I’m talk... ››› more
There are two approaches to making money from the markets.
The well-trodden path. The path almost everyone seems to take. The one that grinds out a decent return over the course of a life. Safety first.
If you're patient, if you're willing to wait 30 or 40 years for a meaningful return on your capital… that is the path for you. Go out today, buy an ETF and never look at an individual sha... ››› more
There's an old saying on Wall Street that says, "Profits are a matter of opinion, but dividends are a matter of fact."
And simply put - I believe too few investors are giving sufficient attention to many of the incredible dividend paying stocks on the JSE…
If you're like me, into fast moving high return shares, you know its even more difficult finding small cap companies that pay a divid... ››› more
Recently while watching the soccer at my local pub, a regular face approached me grinning from ear to ear.
Immediately I said, “So I guess the next rounds on you?”
To which he replied, “Your whole tab is on me!”
You see, earlier that month I gave him a piece of advice that seemed to be the last piece to his betting strategy.
He has seen his bankroll rise up by 20% in the last m... ››› more
It came as a shock to most investors when the Steinhoff scandal was exposed in December 2017.
The share dropping 96% didn't just hurt unaware investors though.
Some of the biggest investment funds in Africa got hit, including the Public Investment Corporation.
This article isn't about to tell you that you could've predicted the Steinhoff debacle…
But what I want to tell you is h... ››› more
Whether you've been an investor for years, or you've just decided you want to start investing money, you need to know what kind of an investor you are.
The reason is, if you understand what kind of investor you are, you can understand what your risk profile is.
That matters, because - there's no use in investing in bonds if you are an aggressive investor looking to double your money in a y... ››› more
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