Back in 2018, India outlawed “any service in relation to virtual currencies”. And if you were dabbling in cryptos, you could face prison time.
The original ban was imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which clearly feared crypto would undermine its authority.
Fast-forward to March 2020, and India's Supreme Court overruled the RBI, calling the ban “unconstitutional”.
Sinc... ››› more
Q. “On Tuesday I bought 100 Remgro shares and when I woke up on Wednesday to check the markets, I was holding 69 RMH (Rand Merchant Bank Holding) shares instead. Please can you explain what happened?”
A. Believe it or not, the exact same thing happened to me.
Remgro went ahead with the unbundling process in Rand Merchant Bank Holdings to its shareholders.
Unbundlin... ››› more
Investing in the stock market today with 100% downside protection sounds too good to be true.
That's because for every positive headline you read there are 4 negative ones signaling a strong pull back in the weeks and months ahead.
And the recovery, post coronavirus lockdown is expected to be slow.
But investors in the latest “risk-free” structured product need not worry what happe... ››› more
Things are tough right now. 2 million people are receiving UIF payments this month, instead of their normal salaries.
You might be worried about your business, your job security or how you'll pay bills at the end of the month.
And now banks are offering you a ‘Payment Holiday'.
In fact, some banks have offered payment holidays to clients even when they haven't asked…
Now, befor... ››› more
Headlines this morning will be dominated by the fact that WTI traded at -$40.32 a barrel before settling at just over $1.
Most retail investors will be thinking they have missed out on the trade of a lifetime when Oil trades above $20 today (when the June contract starts trading).
But the only people who could have made big money buying oil at near zero or negative are those who can take p... ››› more
Today will mark the end of the worst quarter for SA shares, having suffered the global fall out of the coronavirus.
This is after years of under performance relative to global indices.
And even though it looks like you can go out and buy anything and hold on for certain profits we could still see more selling pressure.
The SA lock down could be extended, and small business owners and ... ››› more
In October 2019 the US Federal Reserve Bank announced that instead of shrinking its balance sheet by $50 billion a month it is now PRINTING $60 billion worth of money extra per month!
That's right… The bank was in the process of unwinding the nearly $4 trillion worth of money it printed to get the US economy going following the 2008 financial crisis.
Now it is printing more money each mo... ››› more
Last week I wrote about never letting a good crisis go to waste. It's one of the most difficult things for investors to do while you're in the thick of it. You don't want to deploy capital when things look like they are going to get worse, much worse. But that is the precise time to “slowly drip” capital into the market. It's an investors primary focus to look past the noise to see opportunity... ››› more
The ongoing trade war between the US and China escalated last week when President Trump said they would initiate another 10% tariff hike on Chinese imports worth $300 billion effective 1 September 2019.
Since then, we have seen a huge drop - over 5% on the S&P500, Dow Jones, Yuan currency and even the JSE.
Investors are becoming really worried about global stability and it's driving them ... ››› more
Russia is hoarding gold. The country has bought around 230 tonnes of gold since the start of 2018.
What's more - back in the year 2000 Russia held 830 tonnes of gold - its gold reserves now total more than 2,119 tonnes!
Russian central bank gold reserves are soaring
In fact, there are reports that the Central Bank of Russia is studying a proposal to create a gold-b... ››› more
South Africans are at the edge of their seats, with what's going on this year.
From the ongoing US-China trade war, never ending Brexit decision, South Africa going back into the dark ages, the spreading rumours that the US is about to enter a recession this year - and this is just the tip of the iceberg for 2019.
The worst is yet to come. And it all starts, and ends, with the rand.
To... ››› more
You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors.
In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%.
This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37!
But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today.
It all has to do w... ››› more
So far we've already made two big predictions on Gold and the South African rand and where your money should be.
Today I'm going to let you in on my 3rd prediction for the year – The Euro (EUR/USD).
It seems like Europe is out of the limelight when it comes to the debt crisis with the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece an... ››› more
Below you'll find important questions and answers about CFD trading…
Enjoy today's Q&A on CFDs.
CFDs versus Share Codes
Q “Are the CFD share symbols codes the same as for normal shares? How do you distinguish between CFD and normal share?”
A The CFD is just the derivative of the share...
So you're not buying a share, you're buying the exposure... ››› more
What you're about to read will shock you…
1999 - The Euro came into existence in January which was the goal of the European Union and its predecessors since the 1960s.
Initially there was a negative reaction as the Euro fell below parity (1:1) with the US Dollar for the first time.
After, the dust settled and the EU was finding its feet with regulations, treaties and legislations, the E... ››› more
Do you believe that January 2017 is almost over? It feels like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year to come.
And now, we're about to enter February! You know that feeling when you plan to do something and then you postpone it.
Well sometimes we need that kick in the butt to actually do it.
And that's why I am going to present the first Forex 101 Workshop 2017 early in February to g... ››› more
Trading your own account and owning a business is no different.
You need to keep track of your financial records to see how your business is performing.
This way you'll be able to monitor and manage it better for your success.
I want to give you a Forex Trading Journal today. So you can keep track of your Forex success in 2017.
Why should you have a Forex Journal with you at all... ››› more
A week of heightened protests has ended and the ANC Cadre are holding the fort, for now. Their confidence masks the growing dissension from all sides, including members of its own party, eventually pressure will come to bear.
Fitch followed S&P in downgrading SA, but again the reaction was relatively muted. Clearly the market had been preparing for this eventuality. Of more concern is that som... ››› more
Today I want to tell you about a profit opportunity within the next one to three months.
The metal I'm talking about is found in your TV, monitors, refrigerators, dishwashers, blenders, cars and even your cell phones.
In fact, it's the metal that's been used for over 10,717 years and still is the most widely used metal in the world.
Not only that…
For the first time in two years, I ... ››› more
This might be the most important week for determining the market direction for the rest of the year, we have:
• A Fed announcement on their tapering on Wednesday
• A SARB announcement on interest rates om Thursday
• Futures closeout on Thursday
The market is expecting (with a 98.6% probability) the Fed to not pull the trigger on an additional rate hike. On the flip side, local inte... ››› more
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