One tradition I like to keep to when it comes to trading the markets, is buying the Santa Claus rally in South Africa.
Each year, I write to you about it and it most times, ends up being extremely profitable.
But this year, I thought it was going to be different.
I started to feel doubt and pessimism with the whole COVID-19 pandemic destroying the economies one by one.
And this yea... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I've recently joined Red Hot Storm Trader after following you for the last couple of years. I now feel almost ready to take action with my trading. Do you have a set bunch of questions you answer before you take a trade?”
A. Before I take a trade, I ask and answer the same seven questions each time…
1. Has a trade lined up according to my strategy?
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If you ask any trader how trading is going on the JSE, you'll hear the same thing.
“It's damn difficult.”
“The JSE can't decide on direction”
So whether you buy or sell, chances are you've got it wrong!
But if you know how to read a ‘Blue Diamond', you would know how to profit in this environment.
Let me show you what I mean…
I’m pr... ››› more
US interest rates on the rise.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen provided testimony last week indicating a high likelihood of another US interest rate hike in March. The markets are now pricing in a 0,25% hike. The US dollar is strengthening again.
Local markets were flat over the week. The All Share squeezed out a gain of 0,1%, Resources were similar and Industrials down marginally (0,5%), Fin... ››› more
Last month, the JSE All Share Index 40 (ALSI 40) fell by 3.2% and broke a crucial level that I've been watching.
By breaking this level, the JSE has entered into the “Deathly Crocodile's Mouth.
And that means, I expect the stock market to fall down another 7.75%.
But why wait for the fall when you can bank an easy 111.29% trading gain?
The Deathly Crocodile’s Mo... ››› more
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