If you preached about marijuana legalisation 20 years ago, you probably would've been called a “stoner” or a “druggie”.
Not to mention, you would've heard some stories “that smoking marijuana kills you”.
But isn't the world a funny place?
Fast-forward to today and this narrative has dramatically changed. Extensive research has proved that marijuana can help with various ill... ››› more
In August 2018 the gold price traded at $1176. Since then it's shot up in a near straight line, hitting $1307 on Tuesday 29 January…
For South African's the current gold price is even more significant…
You see, in rand terms the gold price is very close to its one year high…
In February 2018 the gold price was R494,365 per kilogram. Today it sits at R572,615 per kilogram.
... ››› more
Over the course of 2018 the crypto market shed around $700 billion, or about 84% of its value. But while many were focused on the crypto crash, there was a major announcement in the crypto market that went unnoticed.
In July 2018, Switzerland's stock exchange announced it was building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets.
Their g... ››› more
From mid-2002 to mid-2017, the JSE All Share returned a cumulative 420%.
Doesn't sound too bad, right?
But if you had re-invested dividends, the return would be over 700%
Just think about that for a second…
That's an extra 300% growth thanks to simply reinvesting the dividends.
To put it another way, R10,000 back in mid-2002 would be worth over R50,000 invested in the JSE. Bu... ››› more
After a turbulent 2018, emerging markets are finding favour amongst investors looking for value with strong upside potential.
This is on the back of a few major themes that should play out:
1. A dovish FED that is expected to only hike rates once in 2019,
2. EU monetary policy that will remain accommodative,
3. Chinese stimulus to avoid a “hard landing”,
4. Glo... ››› more
Irving Kahn was the oldest active money manager on Wall Street before he passed away.
He was born in 1905 and in 2002 he said that he was still working through the night finding great stocks.
But more than his work ethic, Kahn was known for the fortune he made during the ‘Great Depression' in the 1930's.
Kahn began working on Wall Street in 1928 during a roaring bull market and becam... ››› more
Did you hear that roughly one in every 15 people on the planet recently had their personal details stolen?
That's right, Marriott hotels announced that 500 million customer details have been compromised.
The company said,
One in every 15 people on the planet have just had their “name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SP... ››› more
Palladium just hit its highest levels ever on Thursday 18 January!
Spot palladium hit a record high of $1,434.50 on Thursday. It has risen about 12% so far this month.
The price of palladium, used mainly in emissions-reducing catalysts for vehicles, has leaped nearly 70% since mid-August. Prices for the metal overtook gold for the first time in 16 years early in December.
According to ... ››› more
South African stocks ended 2018 as the worst year since 2008.
The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index ended the year down 11%, its worst performance since 2008. But this was still better than the emerging market average of -17%...
It's fair to say that 2018 was a torrid year for investors especially considering it started very promising with SA's new president replacing Zuma…
But a strin... ››› more
2018 was a wild year for investors as almost everything except cash produced negative returns. Brent crude was down 19.5% for the year, sending Sasol back to where it started the year after staging a spectacular rally above R580.
The R400 support level has proven to be a strong support level, which buyers have defended.
Take a look at the chart below.
The Oil pr... ››› more
In just one month, Brent Crude has dropped from $85 down to $65 per barrel and the media is going crazy.
Last week mainstream media headlines read:
“Brent enters bear market”
“How Brent Crude has just crashed in just six weeks”
“Will we see $40 per barrel again”
So why am I predicting Brent Crude will rise to $90... ››› more
Every weekend myself and a couple of mates from work head over to our local sports bar, where we catch the lunch time Barclays Premier League game that day.
The afternoon always starts out the same, with great debate and the odd bet or two.
The most common friendly bet we place is the goal outcome for that game. But, here's something they don't know I have.
It's helped me with the goal ou... ››› more
Today is different but damn exciting.
Normally I'd write to tell you that a stock or index has broken out of a channel to the upside, and looking hot to buy.
But what happens when you get that one opportunity that keeps on trending up and you still want to get in and profit from it?
Well if you wait for the market to finally decide to move sideways, it could very well change directio... ››› more
Since 2015, gold has climbed higher and higher.
From $1,047 up to $1,377. If you've been a Trading Tips member since then you'll know, almost every gold article in the last three years have been strong buy predictions.
And, they've been correct 90% of the time.
Today I have a new gold prediction…
I believe the gold rally has now come to an end.
It looks like it's in big trou... ››› more
Brent Crude has been in the spotlight this month.
There's conflict between the analysts and the big banks, on where they expect the price to go.
On the one side, many analysts expect the price of oil to hit new highs at $80.68 per barrel. They believe there may be a strain on supply in the next couple of months, due to the US trade sanctions on Iran and the Venezualan crisis.
On t... ››› more
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