In the previous Trading Tips article, I mentioned how you should throw away your trading resolutions for the year and rather focus on making lifestyle changes in this new decade.
This is if you really want to take your trading to a whole new level of profitable and consistent results.
If you missed the first three lifestyle changes, feel free to catch up here…
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First of all, a very happy New Years to you.
Just being a part of Trading Tips, tells me you're included in that 1% of intellectuals who actually wants to make a difference and improve their financial situation.
So, how do we do that?
First, let's throw out the whole idea of New Year's resolutions.
Think about it. They're truly nothing more than extremely short-term attempts to ta... ››› more
It's that time of year again…
Just like children eagerly wait in anticipation for Santa to deliver presents to them, so do investors.
Investors are waiting for the arrival of stock market profits during Christmas time as well.
This is all because of the Santa Claus rally which is, right now, flooding the mainstream media.
Go to Google, Bloomberg, Business Times and you'll see big ... ››› more
This is sad but you need to know.
Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist.
Since June we've seen this telecommunications giant' share price crash from R100 down to R46.00 per share.
That's a 54% sharp drop which signals MAJOR red flags when it comes to trading.
In today's article, we'll go into four reasons why Telkom is getting killed, where i... ››› more
“I have started with the MATI Trader System Programme to help me with my trading anxiety.
I just don't know what to do about it. When I take a trade, I am scared of losing money, I lose trust in the system I'm following and I don't trust myself as a trader…
Are there any pointers you have to help with my trading anxiety?”
A. In lesson 4 of the MATI Trader System programme, I go in... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I've been using MetaTrader 4 for the last month, and I still have no idea how to place an entry. Before I would just type the price I wanted into my other platform and now with MT4 I have to choose between 4 different entry orders. Could you please explain when to use each one so I know for the future?”
A. This was a question I had when I changed platforms as well… And I be... ››› more
Trump may have imposed 100s of billions of dollars on tariffs in the US China trade war and it seems he isn't about to stop there…
In fact, the trade war could escalate to a new level of madness where we see the US delist a number of Chinese companies from the US stock exchanges.
Just to put it into perspective, in February, as per government data, there were 156 companies that traded on... ››› more
Over the past year we've seen a number of factors drag the world economy down.
From the sudden cut in interest rates in September, to the ongoing war with Brexit and with the US-China trade war, to the oil output being decimated by a drone attack in Saudi Arabia…
We are now seeing the aftermath and the ripple effect, unfortunately hit home…
In fact, we had an announcement last week... ››› more
There is a continuous debate that goes around both local and global markets during the ninth month.
It's called the ‘September Effect'.
This is a well-known theory where stock prices perform worse, on average, compared to how they perform during the rest of the year.
However! No one has come up with a plausible reason for why that is.
Today, I'll go through the facts and stats to... ››› more
Q. “I heard there is an anomaly event that takes place in September which traders should be wary of. Could you explain what the ‘September Effect' is and why they believe it is a bad month for investing in stocks.”
A. September has been known over the last 100 years as the worst performing month for stocks, due to two main reasons…
First, investors are worried about upcoming third-... ››› more
What a cold and depressing winter it has been… For the JSE that is.
Since Steinhoff's debacle, we've seen some of the largest companies on the JSE crash 30% to over 89%, which I'll explain in just a minute.
And there are no signs yet for recovery until the end of 2019.
In today's article we'll cover the Ugly and the Bad for the JSE and a little bit of Good on how we can profit during... ››› more
Early on Tuesday last week, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that Eskom will be receiving an additional R59 billion over the next two years, to help Eskom service its debt.
There are mixed reviews about the bill and how it will help South Africa.
Some people say this could be the light at the end of the tunnel and others say it's just another wait for an oncoming train…
As ... ››› more
We are already in July 2019 and in the last six months, we've seen the SP500 index rise 17% for the first time since 1997.
With the truce agreement between the US and China that took place at the G20 summit, the rumours about the FED cutting interest rates and the index breaking above the psychological 3,000 level - It looks like we are in for a very profitable ride with the SP500.
But, ... ››› more
Q. "I would like to know if it's wise to start trading with capital of R10,000? I am a beginner and have never traded before?"
A. I always recommend a starting portfolio value of at least R5,000, when you start to trade.
Not only will you be able to grow your account larger and at a faster rate, but also because of these four main reasons.
Reason #1: More funds mean more trades... ››› more
Last week we discussed how after a national SA election there is always a rally on the JSE in the following 12 months.
If you missed the article, you can catch up here.
In today's article however, I would like to follow up and explain why I expect a strong rally despite the carnage that is taking place in the international markets.
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