Did you know the Scotch Whisky industry makes Scotland around as much money as the entire platinum mining industry makes in South Africa.
That's if you combine its contributions from whisky exports and tourism!
Now what if I told you Africa could soon get a very big boost to its economies on the same scale as Scotch to Scotland… Most probably even bigger!
What am I talking about?
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2020 was a horrible year for many industries…
But this one enjoyed record-shattering growth!
So much so, commentators across the world believe it could be at a tipping point.
“Why I think these five shares could turn 2021 into the most profitable year of your life”
And as you ... ››› more
Interest rates in SA are at a generational low - this might be the lowest we'll see them for many years to come. And while the opportunity is here - it's clear that many home buyers and businesses are grabbing it.
A recent report from bond originator, OOBA, shows that in the fourth quarter of 2020 home loan applications shot up a whopping 36% compared to the same quarter in 2019.
The major... ››› more
The amount of available dollars is on the rise...
In simple terms, as dollars become more plentiful, their value drops. Dollars are less scarce, so individuals and businesses are less worried about having access to them when needed.
The Federal Reserve has been a huge driver of this. It's doing whatever it can to support economic growth.
Currently, the Fed's purchasing roughly $120 bil... ››› more
If you reading Trading Tips in 2020, you'll know I was a big seller of Brent Crude throughout the year.
In the last oil article, I made a wild prediction that Brent Crude oil was heading to $30.
If you missed it, you can catch up here…
"Why oil dropping below $40 is a major threat to the global economy"
And in just a few weeks, the price crashed down not only to... ››› more
For the past year I've been telling investors small cap companies are selling for a fraction of their true worth - despite the pandemic and SA's economic woes.
And with the small cap index jumping 17% in the past three months, it certainly looks like the momentum is building.
In fact, in the past week I've noticed an institutional research report being released on a small company I've been... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon, I see Sasol was another big gainer that helped drive the JSE last week.
Do you have any information on what drove up the price and if you'll be sending a trade with Red Hot Storm Trader?"
A. Thank you Gerhardt!
Yes, we saw Sasol rise over 3.6% last week. Well spotted!
In fact, before we get to Sasol, it’s important to note we saw the oil pric... ››› more
There were many casualties of the Covid-19 Crisis…
Businesses going under, people losing jobs, economies closing down…
But a major casualty for investors were dividends.
Many companies opted to not pay dividends this year. Some cut their payments down by 50% or more.
And while, you can argue it was the right decision for some companies, it was investors who suffered.
The i... ››› more
Small cap stocks have had a tough time in recent years. While the underlying businesses in many cases did really well - their share prices didn't.
Between March 2016 and March 2020 the Small Cap Index was down 44%.
In the last 6 months though, the Small Cap Index is up 25%, erasing a great portion of its past losses.
And thus far 2021 looks like a scorcher for small companies.
In t... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I need your help.
I realised in 2020 that I really need to find a second income… Lockdown has put a major strain on me and I've decided to learn to trade with you and invest with Joshua.
Can you please tell me some trading resolutions, I can set for myself to start off on the right foot?”
A. I’m so glad you asked this question. I absolutely love kicking of... ››› more
The Crypto market is FLYING right now…
It just broke through the $1 trillion value mark, which is an amazing feat in just over a decade.
But what's stolen the headlines over the past month is the meteoric rise of bitcoin.
The number one crypto has rallied to nearly $40,000 today.
And it’s soared over 146% since I recommended it to Real Wealth readers in November 2020’s issue.
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Between May 2015 and May 2018, the JSE Small Cap Index went nowhere. And between May 2018 and May 2020 it dropped 44.68%.
Since then however the Small Cap Index is up 29%.
That's a huge rally in just six months.
But here's the thing. It's not over yet. The small companies in this index aren't even back to the levels they traded, at the start of 2020. Never mind their 2018 highs…
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Right now, all of the popular DeFi projects are built on top of Ethereum.
In fact, if you look at the top 100 cryptos by market cap, most of them are built on top of Ethereum.
But as you may know, Ethereum doesn't deal well with massive network demand just yet. (That's part of the reason Ethereum 2.0 is so hotly anticipated.)
And so, transaction fees have gone through the roof. It curr... ››› more
“Timon since Joe Biden won the elections, do you think it is another reason why we can expect the American markets to help the JSE rally from here?”
A. Oh absolutely… In fact, when Joe Biden won the elections, that week was the start of both a local and global rally.
And in just one month, the JSE and the American markets broke out of their downtrend, and have been edg... ››› more
Have you ever wanted to kick yourself because you sold a stock that just kept going up and up?
It happens to the best of us…
Earlier this year, at Red Hot Penny Shares it happened with DRD Gold.
We bought the stock at 265c in June 2019 and sold it at 1577c in May 2020.
Adding in the dividends we received I was very happy with a 519.62% gain.
A mere 2 months later the stock hi... ››› more
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