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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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • The beginner's guide to buying collectibles at auction
  • Buying collectibles is one way to add diversification to your portfolio. There's a low correlation between the performance of these alternative investments and financial markets. Whether it is art, antiques or memorabilia that interests you, auctions give you access to a wide variety of collectibles. So how can you prepare for an auction? Read on to find out… How to prepare for b... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • Four benefits of investing in collectibles
  • The key to successfully diversifying your portfolio is to invest in different assets that respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. One way to add diversification to your portfolio is to invest some of your money into collectibles. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of investing in collectibles… What are collectibles? Collectibles, otherwise known as alter... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • Follow these six tips to invest in collectibles successfully
  • Even though the realm of collectibles is vast, the rules for investing in them apply across the board. So how can you make the best investment decisions when it comes to buying collectibles? Read on to find out… Investing in collectibles tip #1: Buy the best your pocket can afford The best examples of collectibles appreciate more in value that more mediocre examples of the same it... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • Want to diversify your portfolio? Then it's time to invest in collectibles
  • Diversification is key to solid long-term returns from your portfolio. Different assets respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. So if you're looking for a way to diversify out of the stock market, collectibles are a fantastic option. So why should you consider investing in collectibles? What are the disadvantages of investing in collectibles? And how can you get started... ››› more
  • [23 April 2015]
  • Want to cash in on your collectibles? Here's how to prepare for auction…
  • If you've amassed collectibles over the years and want to profit from your purchases, one way is to sell them through an auction. Whether it is art, furniture, memorabilia or other collectibles, selling at auction allows you to reach a wide audience. So how can you go about it? Read on to find out… Get a professional valuation of your collectibles It’s a good idea to get at l... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]
  • A 70% drop in two years: The one investment you can't afford to get into
  • I told you, I told you, I told you. Bitcoin is terrible and you need to avoid it! Last year, I wrote about how bitcoin was on its way to failure. And, the trouble for this currency continues to stop its ability to grow. Guess what the worst performing currency against the dollar was last year? Bitcoin! The crypto-currency peaked in late 2013 trading at around $1,150. Since then, it has swi... ››› more
  • [08 April 2015]
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