Q. “Would you please clear something for me. There was recently a trade recommendation for Brent Crude. This is quoted in US dollars? How do you work out a 2% risk with a South African rand denominated account?”
A. Sure, I’ll share with you an easy calculation from the most recent Brent crude trade we sent out via Pickpocket Trader on 28 October 2021.
Here are the tr... ››› more
In the last part of 2021, we've already banked seven profitable trades.
Take a look at the last 7 trades…
• Aspen for a 28.02% gain in just 38 days.
• Anglo American for a 63.39% gain in 9 days.
• Spar for a 25% gain in 10 days.
• BHP Billiton for a 73.12% gain in 5 days.
• First Rand Bank for a 5.83% gain in 15 days.
• Spar for a -28.40% loss in 28 days.
... ››› more
Q “Last Wednesday you mentioned the 5 Satrix ETFs you're mainly trading. I saw that recently they launched another Satrix ETF called the CAPI… Can you please explain what the ETF does and if you're looking at trading it in the future?”
A. Yes, most definitely.
As soon as the CAPI is available to trade on the trading platform and there is high volume of buying and selling, I will be a... ››› more
This month is a major one for South Africa…
On 1 November we had the local municipal vote where we saw negative sentiment for both the rand and bonds.
In fact, not only did the the rand fall over 1.1% versus the dollar, the nation's local-currency debt also dropped 1.2% in dollar terms.
This weaker rand helped boost resources share prices, as our resources are exported in US dollars.... ››› more
Q. “I'm looking to invest in different local ETFs other than shares and indices. What are your top local ETFs you're mainly investing and trading this year when it comes to South Africa Timon?”
A. In 2021, it's important to look at the most cost effective, easy to find and highly traded ETFs when it comes to investing and trading…
Just a reminder, an ETF is an investment vehicle that... ››› more
In case you've been living under a rock, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $67,000 last week. And if you've been reading Trading Tips, this should be of no surprise…
In 2020, I predicted Bitcoin would rally from $10,000 up to $24,442.
And on 18 May, when Bitcoin was at $42,700, I made a prediction that it would rally to $73,000.
You would probably think that I would sell ... ››› more
I like to think of trading as one big War Room.
Right now, there are seasoned traders, day traders, rookie traders, investors and institutions all in the same room.
The Trading War Room.
This Trading War Room is a community of like-minded people with the same shared goal - to make and grow their income through the financial markets.
But out of all of them, only a few are actually s... ››› more
There are two rules with trading.
Limit your losses to protect your portfolio from crashing.
Ride your winners to grow your profits.
I've written hundreds of articles on how you can limit your losses with trading.
But seldom, have I given you essential strategies and rules to help grow your portfolio by riding your winners.
Well today is your lucky day…
I... ››› more
Q. “Timon, did you notice if the September Effect played out last month with the JSE ALSI? Also, do you have any ideas or speculations why the September Effect takes place?”
A. Actually no. It was the first time in a number of years, I completely forgot about the September Effect.
But I've done the necessary research to see how the JSE ALSI was affected last month.
Before I share t... ››› more
I remember like it was yesterday.
In 2003, I was sitting in a café-restaurant in South Africa.
Next thing, a man approached me holding a black box.
He sat down at the table, and told me he has something that can make me money.
Now being an inquisitive 16 year old, you know I couldn't say no.
He switched on his laptop, popped in a CD and opened a financial chart of Anglo Americ... ››› more
Q. “The article this week was very interesting on how you incorporate both technical and fundamentals with your trading. I have two questions… First, are the fundamentals a requirement to choose your trades or do you just use it for peripheral purposes?
Second, how does incorporating fundamentals help with your trading in general?”
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
There are two types of traders.
And most traders choose to be one, not both…
One type of trader prefers to dig into a company's financial background…
They will look at earnings, interest rates, P:E ratios, as well as micro or macro aspects in that sector and the economy…
The other type of trader bases all his decisions on charts.
They observe price patterns, indicators, v... ››› more
Each morning I follow the same routine.
I make a cup of coffee, turn on my screen and open my trading platform…
I feel like a kid in Disney world…
That's because I get so excited knowing there are countless different financial markets, setups and opportunities that stare at me in the face.
And each setup that lines up I hear the same sound - CHA CHING!
Now, I've been tradin... ››› more
Q. “You mentioned in the article on Monday that there are two types of traders, “Intraday” and “Position Trader”. What about a scalper? Where does a scalper fit into those types?”
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
When I was in my early 20s, working for different brokerage companies - I pretty much never held a trade overnight.
I would come into work 8am sharp and open my charts with short time frames like 30 minutes to 1 hour.
I would then start buying and selling different financial markets.
Within a few seconds, minutes and sometimes hours - I would be out of my trades.
The adrenaline was... ››› more
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