It's very hard to make sense of markets right now.
On the one hand, it's crystal clear the economy is in a mess. Unemployment is even higher than the worst of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The damage done by lockdowns cannot be easily undone.
On the other hand, governments have pumped unprecedented amounts of money into the system and the market seems to be on an unstoppable rise. J... ››› more
The word “investing” might conjure up men in suits, big deals around boardroom tables and the exchange of millions of rands.
But today I'm here to tell you that investing is not just for the rich, it's not just for super smart financial gurus. And you don't have to be the Wolf of Wall Street to start investing.
Even if you have only a few rands to spare, you can start investing today.... ››› more
Q. ”You have suggested that you've moved your stop loss on Kumba to close your trade at R363.00 to lock in a gain of 22.81%. The entry price was R350.18 and with the difference between the two is R12.82.
This is only a 3.66% move from where you entered. How do you arrive with a gain of 22.81%?
I look forward your explanation.”
A. To understand how I banked a 22.81% gain, w... ››› more
Many investors rush for the exit at the same time, causing a whip-saw effect in asset prices.
The Rand is particularly vulnerable to this as one of the major currencies.
Emerging market (EM) investors can use it as a proxy for less liquid EM currencies, and use it to hedge as it has the benefit of straddling trading hours in parts of Asia and America.
There are two ways for you to get ... ››› more
Much of the 1920's was a time of great prosperity and growth in the US.
Many technological developments like cars, radios, electricity became available to the American people.
This economic boom fuelled the fast-rise of the US stock market.
Everybody owned stocks, not only investors. Entrepreneurs, nurses, taxi drivers, you name it. It was everybody's ball-game.
From 1920 to 1929, ... ››› more
Last week I received a letter from a Red Hot Penny Shares member asking about dividends from companies in our portfolio.
‘X' asked for the companies that pay the biggest dividends.
But the answer to that question is a bit more intricate.
You see, a company selling at R1 paying a 5c dividend could be more attractive than a R10 share paying a 30c dividend. But the 30c dividend is techn... ››› more
The final theme in our 6-part series is Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.
While the global pandemic seems to be “under control” and vaccine trials on the go, there's a continued focus on healthcare, hospitals and medication. These form part of a defensive sector that is generally less cyclical.
In preparation for an increase in Covid-19 patients the healthcare sector ramped up medical e... ››› more
Whether it's big price increases or drops…
Growing mainstream interest…
Or major developments being tested…
There's never a dull moment in the world of crypto.
And last week, was no different.
We saw a major institution scoop up Bitcoin, a double-digit price rise from coin and a Bitcoin prediction of $20,000 by the end of 2020.
Here are all the details…
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I bought my first shares in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis.
My first buy was Old Mutual shares, and the price rose by more than 211% in the 18 months following my buy…
I rolled some of my returns into a property company, and an industrial stock - in the end I turned a couple thousand rand as a student into enough money to pay for my studies, put down a deposit on my first propert... ››› more
This week we reveal the second last theme in our 6-part series set to perform in the new economic reality, which will evolve as global economies open and start recovering post Covid 19 lockdowns.
Part 5 - Precious Metals:
Precious metals provide diversification that protects your portfolio in bad times. But can also benefit in the good times. Investing in the physical... ››› more
Earlier this year, I wrote about IOTA's Coincide project, which will essentially solve the crypto's “centralised” problem.
You see, up until now, IOTA relied on something called the Coordinator, which ensured its network ran smoothly and efficiently. By using the Coordinator, IOTA wasn't truly decentralised as cryptos were set out to be.
Two weeks ago, IOTA announced that specificati... ››› more
If you've been following mainstream economic news over the past month, you'll probably think the world is in a much better place. You'll have heard about a variety of drug trials on Covid-19 vaccines.
News from companies like Johnston and Johnston, Merck, Moderna, Novavax all seem to be buoying investor sentiment.
The slightest hint of a potential solution to the Coronavirus problem and ma... ››› more
Q. “Hi Trading Tips readers, Timon here…
I have an important question for you. As you might have noticed in the last week, we have undergone a few important renovations on our main website.
And so, I wanted to ask you…
Did you know that we have a one-page go-to-place where you can learn everything about who we are and what we have to offer you?
Our goal is to hel... ››› more
The oil price crash, and subsequent low demand for fuel worldwide could be seen as a positive for businesses. Transport costs come down - meaning extra cash in the bank.
You'd expect the same for farmers.
But the low oil price could actually be a big negative for maize farmers the world over…
Let me explain.
Here&... ››› more
Did you know there a number of problems that can arise when crypto trading or exchanging?
Not all exchanges support the necessary coins or trading pairs.
You also need to trust the exchange you're using in case your cryptos disappear.
And of course, you have to pay certain fees like commission for exchanging cryptos.
The good news though, is there's a technology that can solve these... ››› more
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