Last week was crazy for all sorts of reasons…
Bitcoin hit $16,000 - the highest level since 2018.
The JSE rallied over 7%.
Covid-19 cases spiked in the US and Europe forcing new lockdown measures.
However, the main focus on everybody's mind was the highly anticipated US elections on Tuesday.
Although the election may still be contested (due to Trump's legal challenges), there... ››› more
Humans took thousands of years to understand fire, stone tools and the wheel…
But in the 20th Century, it only took us about 30 years to turn the personal computer and internet into two of the most revolutionary inventions in the modern world.
And over the past 15 years, we've gone from a world where only a handful of people had smartphones and DVD players, to a world where billions own ... ››› more
Square - A $73 billion e-Commerce giant made a big bet on Bitcoin in October.
This is not the first time the company's backed the cryptocurrency.
In 2018, it expanded its mobile payment service Cash App to support Bitcoin trading, even for users without a bank account.
And in 2019 it launched Square Crypto, which awards grants to Bitcoin developers and designers.
Square's bullishne... ››› more
The local currency is on FIRE.
At 19:00 on Wednesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa would be moving to level 1 lockdown. One hour later, US Federal Reserve policy makers indicated they are expecting US interest rates to remain at almost ZERO until the end of 2023.
Wowza that is dovish!
We have economies opening up and we have central bankers bunkering down.
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Q. “Hi Timon, I have a full time job and three kids. However I want to make money trading. One way I thought of how to do this, is to be a Forex EA. I was wondering if you can direct me to some charting platforms that can do the trick?”
A. Ahhh, so you want to let a Forex robot make you money?
This is probably one of the cleverest ways to make consistent money a... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, it's been a tough two months trading, with this sideways market.
Right now, I'm worried because I'm down 15% of my portfolio.
It's entirely my fault as I let my trades run down without a stop loss.
Do you possibly have a calculation that I can use to see how much I need to recover to get my portfolio back to what it was?”
A. Hi Andrew, yes it is most defin... ››› more
This might sound a bit ‘far-out'…
But, according to the world of mathematics, everything is connected. From the shape of a shell to the design of a guitar. From the way trees grow, to the spiralling arms of galaxies. Everything is connected by a single simple number: The Golden Ratio or 1.618.
This ratio is closely related to the work of Fibonacci. He was widely accepted as the most ta... ››› more
One of my favourite crypto projects is booming in 2020.
Its market cap has soared from around $444 million to over R815 million.
At the same time, its price has rallied +90%.
And recently it reached an important milestone in its development, which could see some more very big gains in store for investors.
Let me explain…
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Q. “Is there a list of things I need to ensure my success from your Red Hot Storm Trader service Timon?”
A. I’m sure you have everything you need to benefit from the service.
But to make extra sure, here are my five checkboxes to optimise your success with Red Hot Storm Trader.
1. A computer or a cell phone with a good internet connection
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This is the MOST exciting technology I've ever come across.
I'm talking about Blockchain.
It's one that is truly going to rule the world when it comes to business, making transactions and with trading the financial markets.
If you missed Wednesday's brief explanation on what Blockchain is and how it works - it's actually ok!
Just don't miss this one.
Today I'm going to expand on... ››› more
Q. “Timon you mentioned that the future of investments, apps and businesses all lie in the Blockchain technology. Now before I started reading about Blockchain from you and Sam Volkering I only ever heard of Crypto-currencies. Could you explain what a blockchain is and how it works when it comes to making a transaction?”
A. Sure, I’ll try my best…
A blockchain i... ››› more
What do inventions like electricity, railroads, and the internet have in common?
They are all general-purpose technologies (GPT).
General-purpose technologies can create economic booms.
They can increase productivity and create new wealth.
But it can take time for a GPT to explode.
For example, electrical power became available in the late 1800s - but it wasn't until the 1920s ... ››› more
While many investors have been focusing on gold hitting new highs, the crypto market has boomed behind the scenes…
For instance, the entire crypto market has added $100billion in the last month….
Bitcoin recently shot past $11,000 for the first time this year…
And Ethereum has soared over 54% in the past 2 weeks taking its total gain for 2020, to over 181%.
So, what's going o... ››› more
I am officially raising my price target for Bitcoin.
Back in May, I sent out my first Bitcoin prediction article for the year.
At the time it was trading at $9,300.
There were two main factors that told me Bitcoin was heading to +$15,000.
The anticipated Bitcoin halving event and a golden crossover. Things were on track, until last week.
Last week, two major technical events... ››› more
Q. “With the number of infection and death rates picking up, there are talks that the second Coronavirus wave has already started. I'd like to know if there are any specific industries you're looking at buying which don't have a major effect on the pandemic?”
A. Yes, I have seen the COVID-19 levels up as well. I believe this is due to, countries opening the economies, allowi... ››› more
Q. “I've just started trading Bitcoin and I have two questions regarding the online wallet where I store my coins.
First - Can you please tell me what the difference between a private and a public key is.
Second - Can I get my key back if I lose it or misplace a key?”
A. Whether you’d like to deposit, withdraw money and then exchange Bitcoins, the process all ... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I'm still deciding whether I should add crypto-currencies in my portfolio. Can you maybe list a couple reasons why it's important?”
A. I think with the ever changing and challenging economy, more and more people are adapting to new ways to make, invest and preserve money.
Here are my 10 reasons to add crypto-currencies in a portfolio:
• CHEAPER – It is a chea... ››› more
In Wednesday's Q&A, I received the following question.
“Could you please provide a few crypto currency companies that pay dividends?”
When I gave an answer, this made me think…
Could crypto investing be the future of passive income?
I realised that with the number of crypto currencies that are distributing dividends now days - I believe YES!
And in this article, I am goin... ››› more
Almost everything sold off big earlier this year. But after that, one US sector was the first to hit new highs again.
And it did so in April.
Since then, this sector's uptrend has been accelerating.
In fact, stocks in this sector continue to shatter old "new high" records almost daily. They've been on an impressive rally - up more than 45% since bottoming in March.
Despite this… ... ››› more
Q. “In a recent article by Francois Joubert, he gave us a tutorial on how to calculate the dividend yield and the dividend cover ratio. Unfortunately, the only place I have to see the shares data is on Google. My question is, can I calculate the Dividend Per Share with the information Google provides or do I need to download a new software?”
A. Yes you can calculate the Dividend Pe... ››› more
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