After a pretty hellish month for Bitcoin - dropping over $20,000…
Investors finally have something to cheer about!
The #1 crypto by market cap rallied over 15% in the past two days.
And this time, it had nothing to do with Elon, or any other billionaire.
Instead, something even BIGGER happened in the market - one that could have implications on countries worldwide and the world's... ››› more
On 20 May 2021 the SA Reserve Bank had its bimonthly monetary policy meeting.
The bank kept interest rates flat - at what is basically an all-time low for South Africans…
In its announcement the bank governor, Lestja Kganyago said “Economic and financial conditions are expected to remain volatile for the foreseeable future. In this uncertain environment, policy decisions will continue ... ››› more
What started as the online currency for the dark web Is now viewed by Wall Street as a legitimate asset class.
And it's in big part due to a number of tech companies (MicroStrategy, Square, Tesla), banks and billionaire investors entering the crypto market in some way.
The thing is, this is only the beginning…
In fact, recent reports hint that the world's largest tech company may just b... ››› more
A recent survey by FNB amongst its middle-income clients (R15,000 - R42,000 per month) shows that over 80% of the customers don't have a cent in savings they can access within 7 days in case of an emergency.
The bank says only 6% of its clients would be able to see themselves through a loss of their salary for three months - and that's even considering access to credit cards and overdraft faci... ››› more
When crypto crashes, something interesting happens…
An army of naysayers rush from out of the woodwork with the usual “I told you so”.
And I'm not just talking about people on social media, or even friends. But also professors of economics and fund managers!
Even this Nobel prize-winning economist had a go…
Final reminder... ››› more
I believe there is one commodity that can be seen as an indicator for a recovering world economy.
Think about it…
We need oil to run just about anything nowadays.
We need oil for transport, for electricity and to run massive operations.
Last year, I was extremely pessimistic and expected the price of oil to drop to $30. Which it did… And this year, my analysi... ››› more
With interest rates at the lowest they've been for most of South Africa's history there's not a lot of profit to be made from interest investments…
But there's a lot of potential on the JSE right now.
In fact, right now there are 51 shares on the JSE with dividends above a 5% dividend yield.
That means you're getting around DOUBLE what you would in an interest investment right now, a... ››› more
This is a term coined by Benjamin Graham in his 1949 book, ‘The Intelligent Investor'.
Basically, investors look at two prices when valuing shares.
What the share price should be according to the books.
And what the market (buyers and sellers) value the share price.
Sometimes, these two prices are way off…
In fact, the market's price is valued by the sentim... ››› more
In the past two years I've seen many JSE listed small cap companies become acquisition targets, and eventually get delisted from the JSE…
Think of Rolfes Holdings, Pioneer Foods, DAWN, Torre Industries, Indequity and more…
As we speak Value Group and Adapt IT are in the crosshairs of larger suitors looking to buy out, and delist the companies.
Even Distell is an acquisition target ... ››› more
Imagine if the government could track your money...
Including what you spend it on...where you shop...who you send money to...
I know that might seem hard to believe...
But a currency like this is already being tested in China…
Quick-Start Guide to Crypto + 3 Coins to Buy
If you haven't yet taken your first step... ››› more
What is a government to do if it has added billions, or even trillions of rands of debt in a short amount of time?
South Africa's national debt increased 30% to R3.7 trillion in 2020. The US printed a fifth of all the money in all its history - in mere months.
Simply put - these amounts are too big to just pay back.
So, these governments need to use another tactic. The ‘raise cash' b... ››› more
Did you hear?
One of the world's leading financial-data companies officially launched a cryptocurrency index...
On Tuesday 4th May, S&P Dow Jones Global Indices announced its three indexes to track digital assets are now live. The following three indexes were launched using closing prices from May 3:
• S&P Bitcoin Index, which tracks the performance of bitcoin.
• S&P Ethereum I... ››› more
By now I'm sure you've noticed commodity prices are booming!
Fifty-three out of 63 commodities monitored by the World Bank were up in price in December 2020 compared with the same month a year earlier.
Copper, Palladium, Rhodium and many other metals are at all time highs. Even agricultural commodities like soy, maize and sunflower are climbing.
I don't expect this to continue forever.... ››› more
Q. “Can you please help me understand the ‘margin requirements' when it comes to trading international stocks. If so, I have three questions…
1. Is there a way I can find out all the information about the international stock on ProTrader e.g. with Fresenius CFD on the German Stock Exchange?
2. Using the last Pickpocket CFD trade idea i.e. Fresenius, on Protrader it says the margin re... ››› more
Last week, Joe Biden gave a speech.
He mentioned something about a possible capital gains tax.
It scared some traders and investors with big, long positions in Bitcoin.
And of course, crypto tanked.
But this could actually be a tanking many crypto proponents have been waiting for…
Quick-Start Guide to Crypto + 3 Coins to Bu... ››› more
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