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  • Q&A: New opportunities to trade Bitcoin and Cannabis
  • Q. "I heard on the news last week, that soon we will be able to trade Bitcoin futures and that it will be a major game changer for traders all around the globe. Can you share a few details about this and when the futures will be available to trade?" A company called Bakkt which is a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange - parent company - Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has given the go ah... ››› more
  • [29 August 2019]
  • Is Bitcoin really the answer?
  • As I write to you, I'm still working out of the MoneyWeek offices in London. Yesterday I had a chat with two of my colleagues there, Dan Denning and Nick O'Connor. Dan and Nick head up the daily free British stock market and economics email newsletter, Capital and Conflict. Anyway, back to the chat I had with Nick and Dan. We spoke about Bitcoin. If you haven't noticed Bitcoin has been ... ››› more
  • [15 September 2017]
  • Read this before you rush out and buy an Uber car
  • Uber is no doubt one of the most convenient and cost effective transport solutions in the country right now. As an avid Uber user myself, I've never waited more than five minutes for the driver to pick me up once I make the booking on the user friendly app. The car is always clean, the driver is always friendly and I've never had an incident where I was unhappy with the service. It's safe... ››› more
  • [27 September 2016]
  • The “2016 silver bull-run” is NOT over yet... And here are two reasons why
  • Since the start of 2016, Silver rose from $13.82 an ounce to a high of $20.63 - an incredible 49% return! Compare that to gold which is up around 25% and the JSE All Share which has returned just over 6% for the year. So it's no secret that silver is one of the best performing assets in 2016. But recently, silver took a knock and it's sitting around $18.85 today. The main factor that c... ››› more
  • [20 September 2016]
  • Become a virtual farmer and “Beef” up your investment portfolio
  • I spend a massive amount of time researching odd ball ways to invest money. You see, I love spotting the method in the madness of the idea. Best of all, I help you make a pretty penny in the process. And that's exactly what I want to help you do today. When I come across a good idea, I can't wait to write about it and share it with you. This time around, I've found a really strange investm... ››› more
  • [13 September 2016]
  • 21 Complex terms experienced investors use - that you don't need to be intimidated by
  • Do you walk into a room full of investors and struggle to understand what's going on around you? Are you lost in the jargon and anxious that someone is going to ask you a question, you just can't answer? Well, if that sounds like you then I have some good news. You don't need to play second fiddle to your investment advisor, your broker or even your smarty-pants friends. You don't need t... ››› more
  • [23 August 2016]
  • Three great ways to invest your money in 2016/17
  • Nothing could prepare investors for the volatility that we've seen in the markets in recent months. It's been interesting to watch the economy dodge junk status, the JSE tank under Brexit and investors scramble around trying their best to find investment opportunities. The good news is, just because the financial markets are going crazy, doesn't meant there are no opportunities for your to pro... ››› more
  • [20 July 2016]
  • Alternative investment alert! Collectables area great way to grow your wealth
  • How would you like to own a home accessory that not only looks nice, but could potentially be worth thousands - even hundreds of thousands - of rand in a few years from now? I'm sure you'd like that a lot... I'd like to show you six insider secrets that can help you find the perfect collectible for your home. These 6 secrets will ensure you get your hands on the ‘real deal’ when it... ››› more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Why Bitcoin could be the alternative investment that's missing from your portfolio
  • Alternative investments are seeing a boom. The current economic climate, the faltering rand and tough economic conditions are forcing investors to look for new investment opportunities in the alternative investment space. If you're looking for an alternative investment, believe it or not, owning Bitcoin can has similar preservation properties to owning gold. In fact, in some ways Bitcoin i... ››› more
  • [16 May 2016]
  • Is Bitcoin a dying digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared from $10 to $1,150 back in 2013. Then its value started to crash, falling to less than $200 by the start of this year. At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth around $236. So what is going on with the digital currency? Does it have a future? Let's take a closer look… Using Bitcoin At the moment, if you want to use Bitcoin, you buy it with a currency like... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Here's how to follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous by investing in autographs
  • There's one facet of collectibles that has attracted many well-known figures over the years. This includes Bill Gates, Queen Victoria and Ludwig van Beethoven. This facet of collectibles is autographs. But collectible autographs isn't just about collecting signatures of celebrities and renowned people. There's a lot more to it than this. So what exactly are autographs? And how can you sta... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Why investing in comic books is well worth it
  • As a youngster, you may have had a passion for comic books. Maybe you've still got a hold of some. The comic book market is growing from strength to strength. There's an insatiable appetite for all things superhero. And comic books make great investments. The returns can be incredible. Let's take a closer look… Comic books make a great alternative investment Comic books can gen... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • Alternative investments uncovered: Avoid making these mistakes when buying concert posters
  • Concert posters from the 1960s and the 1970s are starting to soar in value as demand for these art works picks up. As works of art, concert posters detailing the top artists, bands and venues of the time are a great alternative investment to consider. Plus, they're much more affordable than many other forms of collectibles. But like any investment, there are potential pitfalls. So what do yo... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • Follow these four tips to successfully invest in concert posters
  • If you're looking for an alternative investment, have you considered concert posters? This alternative investment genre is fast becoming more popular. Investors now recognise the artworks used for concerts in the 1960s and 1970s as an art form in its own right. So whether you fancy building a collection of Jimi Hendrix poster concerts or Janis Joplin poster concerts, how can you go about doi... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • Collectibles uncovered: How to start investing in concert posters
  • There are a huge number of collectibles that make great long-term investments. Whilst you may think of art, antiques, coins and stamps as collectibles, there are other areas where interest is growing and prices are rising. One such genre of collectibles is concert posters. So how can you start investing in concert posters? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of concert poste... ››› more
  • [20 July 2015]
  • Alternative investments uncovered: Investing in collectibles
  • If you're looking for different alternative investments to buy into, have you considered collectibles? Collectibles can be a great portfolio diversifier as long as you know your niche market inside and out. So what are collectibles? And what makes them good investments? Read on to find out… What are collectibles? Collectibles are assets that don’t fall under any other alterna... ››› more
  • [03 July 2015]
  • Investors are piling into alternative investments… What is the attraction?
  • Alternative investments are seeing a boom. They're one of the fastest growing asset classes at the moment. So what are alternative investments? And what are the pros and cons of investing in them? Read on to find out… What are alternative investments? Broadly speaking, alternative investments are assets you can invest in that aren’t shares, bonds or cash. This means there’s... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
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