Remember, last month, I introduced a crypto concept called “decentralised finance or DeFI".
In short, DeFi would allow you to create an entire financial system without banks or central authorities.
And, because this would make things cheaper and more efficient, DeFI could overtake every area of traditional finance.
One avenue of DeFi, is something called Security Token Offerings (STO... ››› more
Over the last seven days, the crypto market shed around half of its value.
With the entire market cap dropping from $220 billion to $120 billion in less than 24 hours.
Most of the major crypto-currencies dropped 20%, 30% or even more
And surprising enough, these massive price swings weren't crypto related at all.
Here are the real reasons why most crypto-currencies crashed last week... ››› more
Just when you think, things couldn't get any worse with the financial markets…
Last week it did…
Not only did we experience the worst week for stocks since ‘Black Monday' in October 1987…
We also saw major crashes in the cryptocurrency markets.
I'm talking about cryptos falling (in the past five days):
• Bitcoin -33% and -60% for the month
• Ethereum - 30%
• Ri... ››› more
There are hundreds of thousands of people using blockchain technology right now. And there are millions of people that own cryptos.
Still cryptos haven't quite reached widespread adoption yet - especially from major countries.
But, this could change in 2020.
You see, in the space of eight days, we've seen some of the biggest economies make a concerted effort to legitimise crypto.
A... ››› more
Unless you live under a rock, you'll know global markets have fallen dramatically over the last few days. Many major indices are now in bear market territory, having fallen more than 20% from highs. Some sectors, like energy, have fallen even further.
It's total carnage out there!
But, if you're a regular reader, you can't say we didn't warn you about this…
Firstly, as many of my reade... ››› more
‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this…
It forms the foundation of everything in crypto.
The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about.
In traditional finan... ››› more
Buying a stock is only the first part of investing… Selling, and knowing when to sell is an even harder part.
Especially when the markets are in trouble.
And boy did we just have a tough week… with the JSE (and most global stock indices) down 10%+ on the back of the world economy.
But does this mean you should sell your shares and head for the hills?
Probably not… But let's h... ››› more
The crypto I want to introduce to you today doesn't get much media attention.
However, it could be just as revolutionary as bitcoin or ethereum…even more so!
And it's thanks to its ground-break technology, which has interested major companies.
In fact, this crypto has already formed partnerships with Microsoft, Volkswagen, Bosch, Fujitsu, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and much more.
It's... ››› more
Q. "When it comes to Red Hot Storm Trader, what is the criteria you use to find the perfect markets to trade?"
A. In short, I look for the highest volume traded stocks on the JSE.
To find these stocks, I have a simple yet effective 2-criteria checklist.
Market cap needs to exceed over 20 billion
The market capitalisation is equal to the total number o... ››› more
2020 is set to be a big year for cryptos.
Not only will we experience the upcoming third Bitcoin “halving” - notoriously known for sparking a bitcoin bull run…
But the second largest crypto by market cap, Ethereum will launch “Ethereum 2.0”.
If you’re not familiar with what this entails, you can read about it here.
For today, however, I want to share one... ››› more
Bitcoin has once again surpassed the psychological $10,000 level, which has been making headlines…
And now, investors, analysts and traders world-wide, don't know whether to buy more of it or just sell it…
Some are calling it a bubble, others are waiting for a pull back and some are waiting for a major crash.
But I'm going to put all of those emotional driven articles to bed... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, do you use the MATI Trader System when you look for trading signals that you send to your Red Hot Storm Trader members?
If so, would you recommend we own the MATI Trader System Programme to better our chances at maximising our profits from the Red Hot Storm Trader service?”
A. Great question. In short - yes - the MATI Trader System is the trading strategy I use to... ››› more
Bitcoin's entered 2020 just like it finished 2019 - rising up!
After soaring 100% last year alone, the largest crypto has continued its upward trend rising 35% this year.
Because of this, Bitcoin's received a fair amount of attention in the financial media.
However, what you probably haven't seen in the media is the gains “alt-coins” have generated in 2020.
I'm talking about 50... ››› more
As predicted, Telkom's (TKG) share price has fallen since I tipped it as a sell above R94.00 eight months ago.
It has plummeted 60% so you could have made some good money shorting this stock.
Now I believe the tide is turning on Telkom as it bounces from R30. The slide is over, and patient investors could make money buying today.
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For most of history, companies have managed assets such as property, plants, equipment, inventory, cash, and intellectual property.
In today's digital world, a new type of strategic asset is emerging…
I'm talking about, data.
Many of the world's most innovative companies collect, report, analyse and deliver vast volumes of data.
And it's become a key measure of whether a company ... ››› more
This is not a drill…
The deadly coronavirus has not only claimed over 170 lives at last count and infected 1000s, it's also had a major impact on world stock markets and economies.
Investors are selling off their positions in equities, and seeking out alternatives like gold, platinum and bonds which have little effect on world markets.
And it looks like we are ... ››› more
If Cyril Ramamphosa's recent announcement at Business Unity SA's second annual Business Economic Indaba is for real, you, me and every other investor and business owner could be thanking him!
After all analysts estimate Eskom has cost our economy R338 billion since 2007.
And while Eskom's power problems appear to have no end in sight, this announcement by Ramaphosa could greenlight a great... ››› more
The gold price sits at R23,044 an ounce - with its recent all time high at R23,721 per ounce.
In early 2018 gold was below R16,000 an ounce. So the shiny metal is up around 44% in 2 years!
This is being driven by the weak rand, as well as a rising dollar gold price.
Within mere months I expect we will see the rand gold price hit R26,000 levels.
... ››› more
Yesterday saw global stock markets retreat, sending the JSE and other emerging markets into a tailspin. This is on the back of the Coronavirus and a missile attack on the US embassy in Bagdad.
But if it wasn't for this, it would have been something else… Investor sentiment has been high, pushing major US indices to all-time highs and others including the JSE to recent highs.
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Can you guess the best performing asset over the past decade?
If you said stocks, you'd be wrong.
The actual answer may surprise you.
Bank of America analysed the returns of different asset classes over the past decade and this is what they found…
$1 invested in…
• Gold would be worth around $1.35
• US bonds would be worth just over $2
• US Stocks would be worth aro... ››› more
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