Silicon is one of the most useful elements to mankind.
It's also one of the most abundant elements on Earth…
But did you know Silicon became the preferred material for the growing semiconductor industry?
Before the 1950s, transistorised circuits were manufactured by placing separate transistors on a circuit board.
But by the end of the '50s, semi-conductor companies like Texas I... ››› more
Gold has had a fantastic run up this year.
In fact, over the past year we saw gold prices surge over 39% taking it to all-time highs at over $2,060 an ounce.
Best yet, we called it!
However, since the gold price hit my first price target at $1,960, in August, things turned very sour very quickly.
Just in the last week alone, we saw gold's worst weekly loss since November 2016.
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Load shedding has been a headache for us all.
If you hoped it would end thanks to maintenance Eskom did during lockdown - you were disappointed. As our economy has been opening up we've sporadically had load shedding, with a turn very close to the highest amount of reduced supply in SA's history.
It's become clear that the solution to this problem likely won't come from Eskom alone…
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This might sound a bit ‘far-out'…
But, according to the world of mathematics, everything is connected. From the shape of a shell to the design of a guitar. From the way trees grow, to the spiralling arms of galaxies. Everything is connected by a single simple number: The Golden Ratio or 1.618.
This ratio is closely related to the work of Fibonacci. He was widely accepted as the most ta... ››› more
The Rand weakened significantly last week as it failed to push through the R16 level against the USD.
It's now in a flag pattern, which signals longer-term weakness is on the cards. In the near term, we should see the Rand strengthen back to around R16.50.
With US elections a little over 4 weeks away, we could see general risk off sentiment as uncertainty of who will win weighs on investor... ››› more
The US and global economies may have experienced their single-worst quarter in modern history…
Tech stocks may have been battered again…
But there's a growing optimism in corporate America - especially in tech.
The recent big acquisition announcements in the industry prove this…
5 Must-Watch Stocks f... ››› more
The Rand has been given a welcome boost from central bankers intensifying accommodative monetary policy that will keep interest rates lower for longer. This week central bankers from America, UK, New Zealand, China, Switzerland will be releasing interest rate announcements or provide additional information relating to recent announcements and economic outlooks.
More information on the potentia... ››› more
The next generation of wireless technology — 5G — is already changing the world.
Coronavirus has forced many companies (mine included) to work strictly from home.
And now, some businesses are saying they won't go back to normal office life any time soon and that employees can continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future.
But you can't work efficiently from home without reli... ››› more
Odds are you have a pension fund, or money invested in a retirement annuity.
For good reason - we all need to prepare for retirement. And the tax benefits are a great benefit to these retirement funds.
But if you're planning on emigrating - even if it is something you've got planned for your distant future, you should listen up…
Come March 2021 and your plans could become considerabl... ››› more
One of my favourite crypto projects is booming in 2020.
Its market cap has soared from around $444 million to over R815 million.
At the same time, its price has rallied +90%.
And recently it reached an important milestone in its development, which could see some more very big gains in store for investors.
Let me explain…
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On 8 September South Africa's GDP figures for the second quarter of 2020 was released.
Our economy shrank by 51% annualised in the three months between April and June 2020.
This has put us into the longest recession in the past 28 years.
Sectors like mining fell 73.1%, manufacturing fell 74.9% and construction shrank by 76.6%.
This is bad.
But even though it was just released, i... ››› more
You may not know this but two-thirds or 60% of the world's supply of cocoa beans come from West Africa each year.
This includes the Ivory Coast and Ghana (2nd biggest cocoa producer).
Just to put it into perspective, Ghana's cocoa sector employs over 800,000 rural families. It also produces around R33.58 billion in foreign exchange.
This year we've seen a major slump in cocoa prices.
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Last week I wrote about the benefits of using support and resistance lines. This charting technique is easy to learn and probably one of the simplest and most useful tools when it comes to timing entry and exit points.
Now, before you shoot me down, I’m well aware of the old financial planning adage that goes: It’s not about timing the market, it’s about time in the market.
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Q. “Is there a list of things I need to ensure my success from your Red Hot Storm Trader service Timon?”
A. I’m sure you have everything you need to benefit from the service.
But to make extra sure, here are my five checkboxes to optimise your success with Red Hot Storm Trader.
1. A computer or a cell phone with a good internet connection
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Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a ‘nerdy' accounting joke doing the rounds saying that soon we'd see EBITDAC - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and corona.
While there's no ‘official' accounting term like that - companies results do show the effects, the pandemic has had on them. And many are opting to call it ‘once-off expenses.
Suddenly the ner... ››› more
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