Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger…
Out of left field, Kodak shares exploded onto the scene with a 2,760% weekly gain.
Let's put that in context. If you'd bought R10,000 worth of Kodak this Monday, your account balance would now be R276,000 at time of writing this article!
That's without any fancy gearing or exotic structures. This is simply by buying ordinary Kodak... ››› more
Q. “With the number of infection and death rates picking up, there are talks that the second Coronavirus wave has already started. I'd like to know if there are any specific industries you're looking at buying which don't have a major effect on the pandemic?”
A. Yes, I have seen the COVID-19 levels up as well. I believe this is due to, countries opening the economies, allowi... ››› more
Interest rates world-wide have been dropped to their lowest levels in history.
The US is currently running a 0% - 0.25% interest rate, and the country is pumping TRILLIONS of dollars into its economy via quantitative easing.
In Europe the same plan is being followed, in fact, there are in fact banks borrowing money from the European Central bank at -1% interest rates. This means banks are g... ››› more
If you look closely at any US Dollar note, you'll see In God We Trust, this has been America's motto since 1956. It replaced its unification slogan of E Pluribus, Unum from 1776.
But in America, there's a second motto and that's In Gold We Trust. Gold (and precious metal) coins have been selling at a significant premium since the March lows.
Gold has been on a tear since the coronavirus low ... ››› more
Have you heard of SaaS?
Well, SaaS forms part of the growing Cloud Computing industry. And over the past two decades, it's grown exponentially!
Just consider in the 2000's, just 12% of businesses were making use of it.
But thanks to the growth of the internet, the SaaS market has exploded with more than 73% of all businesses using it today!
And it's thanks to this rapid adoption, t... ››› more
Pan African Resources hit 513c on Tuesday 21 July. That's the highest the stock has ever been.
But I'm not surprised.
In fact, I don't even think that its run is over.
You see, the company made a very exciting announcement a week or so ago…
Let me explain…
A 158 year heritage – this transport stalwart knows ... ››› more
Q. “I've just started trading Bitcoin and I have two questions regarding the online wallet where I store my coins.
First - Can you please tell me what the difference between a private and a public key is.
Second - Can I get my key back if I lose it or misplace a key?”
A. Whether you’d like to deposit, withdraw money and then exchange Bitcoins, the process all ... ››› more
Last week our TFG short was closed out for a 133% geared gain, it has since rallied to above R69.00 on optimism around the JET acquisition news.
However, Foshini also announce they are raising about R4bn in a deeply discounted rights issue. Today (21 July) is the last day to trade in the shares to be awarded the rights at a take-up price of R41.90 per share.
What is a rights issue, you m... ››› more
I'm talking about silver…
You see, silver is used in three main industries:
• Jewellery (30% demand) (Bracelets, necklaces, rings, coins etc…)
• Industrial (50% demand) (Electronics, solar panels, 5G tech, silverware & electric vehicles)
• Investment as a form of a safe haven
And now we're seeing more cars on the road, factories opening their doors and investor sentiment is... ››› more
In the 1980s, one of the greatest mutual fund managers of all time, Peter Lynch, published a number one best seller - One Up on Wall Street.
This book explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.
Over the years, One Up on Wall Street has become one of the most famous investment guides with more th... ››› more
For the first time in nearly 16 years inflation is below the South African Reserve Bank's targeted range.
Yesterday, Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) slowed to 2.1%. That's the lowest number since September 2004.
Now, you're thinking inflation is low, that's a good thing, right?
It's a bit more complicated. Let's explore…
Di... ››› more
SA's in a recession. The first quarter of 2020 saw a 2% decline in GDP. The SA Reserve Bank expects the second quarter to show a whopping 32.6% decline in GDP.
This is a full blown recession, and to try and cushion the blow we're now seeing the lowest interest rates in SA's history.
The prime interest rate is at a mere 7.25% compared to 10% at the end of 2019. That means a repayment on a R... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I'm still deciding whether I should add crypto-currencies in my portfolio. Can you maybe list a couple reasons why it's important?”
A. I think with the ever changing and challenging economy, more and more people are adapting to new ways to make, invest and preserve money.
Here are my 10 reasons to add crypto-currencies in a portfolio:
• CHEAPER – It is a chea... ››› more
Rand strength over the last two months is now providing another opportunity for you to review offshore investment allocations. I'm always amazed at how many clients scramble for offshore investment after the horse has bolted and dither when they should take action.
Finova's global portfolio returned 2,65% in USD for the 12-month period to 30 June 2020, a period that includes the Covid-19 Marke... ››› more
In Wednesday's Q&A, I received the following question.
“Could you please provide a few crypto currency companies that pay dividends?”
When I gave an answer, this made me think…
Could crypto investing be the future of passive income?
I realised that with the number of crypto currencies that are distributing dividends now days - I believe YES!
And in this article, I am goin... ››› more
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