What's been going on with cryptos'?!
The total crypto market cap has dropped over R200 billion over the past month.
And it seems like a lot of retail investors are getting out of the crypto markets.
I think so!
You see, there's some positive news for crypto's behind the scenes in the institutional space.
Bitcoin'... ››› more
Have you ever played a mobile game?
With some of them, the more you play, the more “rewards” or “in-game currency” you can get. Usually, you can use them to unlock a level or something along those lines.
You can also use your credit/debit card to buy a level or get special features etc. And if you'd rather not spend actual cash, you can earn in-game currency by watching a few ads ... ››› more
There are a thousand indicators, ratios and models we can consider when investing or trading.
But at the end of the day the all-important figure is the SHARE PRICE.
No matter, earnings per share, revenue or growth potential. The company's stock price is the final indicator that matters to all investors.
It's the figure we consider when buying or selling. And it's the final indicator of... ››› more
I received an email the other day from George Deebs…
I'll leave you with the question he asked which I'm sure will resonate with a lot of my Trading Tips members…
“Timon, I'm still umming and ahhing whether this MATI Trader System Programme is what I've been looking for to generate an extra income for my future. I think the final decider will be when I see WHY this is what I need to ... ››› more
They've been one of the major catalysts that's catapulted Bitcoin into the mainstream financial media and its price over the past year and half.
And it makes sense…
The more “Big Money” get involved in digital currencies, the further it legitimises them as an asset class.
Consequently, more investors jump on board pushing up prices.
We've seen t... ››› more
The Nasdaq just had its fourth winning streak week in a row.
And it's now at an all-time high.
Just so you know, The Nasdaq Composite Index represents some of the largest trillion-dollar companies and is the world's largest electronic stock exchange.
I'm talking about companies like Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Tesla (TSLA) and PayPal (PYPL).
But th... ››› more
There are 217 dividend paying shares in the JSE today. The JSE All Share Index dividend yield is a mere 2.38% - simply put you're not making much in terms of yield if you buy the AVERAGE stock…
While a 2.38% dividend is surely better than nothing - this doesn't even cover the interest you'd have received on your cash with a fixed deposit.
And, once that money is paid out by a company the... ››› more
Q. “I refer back to Monday's article. You mentioned that the main reason for the rand's rally was based on global reasons rather than local. Don't you think South African interest rate changes could have an effect on the rands strength too?”
A. As there is no clear-cut answer, I can only speak from my economic background and experience.
Generally, when interest rates ris... ››› more
After a pretty hellish month for Bitcoin - dropping over $20,000…
Investors finally have something to cheer about!
The #1 crypto by market cap rallied over 15% in the past two days.
And this time, it had nothing to do with Elon, or any other billionaire.
Instead, something even BIGGER happened in the market - one that could have implications on countries worldwide and the world's... ››› more
The rand rallied to the highest level in more than two years against the US dollar.
But did you know, the rand is also the world's best performing currency in 2021?
The chart below shows how other currencies have performed…
And the Rand?
it’s gained over 30% against the US Dollar.
But this shouldn’t... ››› more
On 20 May 2021 the SA Reserve Bank had its bimonthly monetary policy meeting.
The bank kept interest rates flat - at what is basically an all-time low for South Africans…
In its announcement the bank governor, Lestja Kganyago said “Economic and financial conditions are expected to remain volatile for the foreseeable future. In this uncertain environment, policy decisions will continue ... ››› more
“I read a trading quote the other day:
How do u evaluate the feedback if you followed all the setups, entries take profit and stop loss requirements?
I think a trader will have difficulty with emotions when entering another trade if he or she can’t find a reason as to what went wrong with the losing trade.”
A. The feedback is not seeing what went wrong but rathe... ››› more
What started as the online currency for the dark web Is now viewed by Wall Street as a legitimate asset class.
And it's in big part due to a number of tech companies (MicroStrategy, Square, Tesla), banks and billionaire investors entering the crypto market in some way.
The thing is, this is only the beginning…
In fact, recent reports hint that the world's largest tech company may just b... ››› more
In March 2021, I sent a prediction article saying the FTSE 100 was ready to rally over 435 points. And last month, it hit the price target at 7,184.
As I mentioned in the previous article, it was a no brainer.
The economy was opening up, the FTSE got upgraded by the OECD and the pound was crashing.
Now that positivity is flooding the market, I expect another major rally for the FTSE 10... ››› more
A recent survey by FNB amongst its middle-income clients (R15,000 - R42,000 per month) shows that over 80% of the customers don't have a cent in savings they can access within 7 days in case of an emergency.
The bank says only 6% of its clients would be able to see themselves through a loss of their salary for three months - and that's even considering access to credit cards and overdraft faci... ››› more
Q. “Timon, I read your article where you expect the oil price to rally.
What about the situation with the Iranian President reaching an agreement with the United States…
Could that also cause a boost in the oil price?”
A. Aah yes, thank you for reminding me.
The talks and negotiations in Vienna were definitely another major factor in supporting an oil price ral... ››› more
When crypto crashes, something interesting happens…
An army of naysayers rush from out of the woodwork with the usual “I told you so”.
And I'm not just talking about people on social media, or even friends. But also professors of economics and fund managers!
Even this Nobel prize-winning economist had a go…
Final reminder... ››› more
“I have started trading with a portfolio of R5,000 and have taken about five trades. The problem is that I keep getting something called ‘Margin Calls'.
This is very frustrating for a new trader like myself… When this happens my CFD positions gets closed out before it hits either my stop loss or take profit levels. Do you have any golden rules to stop this from happening?”
... ››› more
This is a term coined by Benjamin Graham in his 1949 book, ‘The Intelligent Investor'.
Basically, investors look at two prices when valuing shares.
What the share price should be according to the books.
And what the market (buyers and sellers) value the share price.
Sometimes, these two prices are way off…
In fact, the market's price is valued by the sentim... ››› more
Q. “I read that the S&P 500 and Dow Jones digital assets indices have also gone live and are available to investors. Will this also help boost Bitcoin's price as you predicted in Monday's article?”
A. Most definitely.
Whenever major stock exchanges accept, add on or, regulate crypto-currencies, the more attractive it is for investors to buy crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.
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