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  • The #1 investment rule for 2020
  • Happy New Year and welcome to 2020. The last time we entered a new decade, the world was recovering from the 08/09 Financial Crisis. Since then, the US stock market has repeatedly hit new all-time highs (despite some bumps in the road). And while we know the turning point in the cycle could be around the corner… we have to remember… ________________________________________ ... ››› more
  • [13 January 2020]
  • “First a trickle…then a flood"
  • That's what Su Zhu, the CEO of hedge fund Arrows Capital, said after the anti-climactic launch of crypto platform Bakkt. You see, after the first 24 hours, the exchange recorded only 72 BTC had been entered into monthly contracts. However, people should not be alarmed by the bleak start as regulated futures contracts mostly kick off slow. Su Zhu continued… "The reality is that most ... ››› more
  • [01 October 2019]
  • Two signs that signal the end of the property market bull-run
  • Over the past 10 years, the South African listed property sector has easily outperformed its peers. Investors who've jumped on this rally early, would have made a fortune investing in JSE property companies. But the smooth-sailing returns delivered by the commercial property market are coming to an end. You see, listed property returns have halved for the last three years - 25.1% in 2... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Can your share selection strategy thrive in every bull and bear market?
  • When I began investing, I used to buy and sell shares without even knowing exactly what the company did. And my game plan couldn't have been more straightforward: If the share was moving higher, I bought it. If the share was falling, I sold it. I simply didn't care about the economics of a company. This wasn't much of a strategy though. But with experience came an understanding that I need... ››› more
  • [20 April 2016]
  • Did you know you have an 85% chance to profit on the JSE this Christmas?
  • For most of the year, top traders call the market right 50% to 60% of the time. But there's one time of year, when traders are right 85% of time. After doing my yearly December trading analysis, it's evident. Over the last seven years, the JSE closed December in the green six times. Today, I'm going to share the secret to this "Christmas Rally" anomaly and show you exactly how you h... ››› more
  • [11 December 2015]
  • Why the commodities super cycle is over for now
  • It doesn't seem that long ago when the prices of commodities were hitting the lights out. But the commodities super cycle is definitely over for now. So why were commodities doing so well? And what's changed? Let's take a closer look… The recovery of commodities   Back in 2000, prices of commodities hit historically cheap levels. Take zinc. When you adjust its price for i... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • Could commodities finally be bottoming out?
  • There's no disputing that commodities have been on a sustained bear trend for the past few years. This is thanks to a number of factors, including an economic slowdown, particularly in China, and a glut of oil. This has led the CRB Commodity Index to fall some 47% since 2011. But things could be changing…   Investors were slow reacting to the fall in commodities   Looki... ››› more
  • [03 November 2015]
  • Why lithium could be the shining light in a depressed commodity market
  • Commodities have had a tough few years. It's not easy to find a commodity that's not felt the impact of the global economic downturn. But there is one commodity which is showing all the signs of a bull market. This commodity is lithium. So is it worthwhile looking at for investment opportunities? Let's take a closer look… What is lithium? Lithium is a metal used in batteries. Y... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • Why the biotech sector is booming and how you can profit from it
  • The biotech (or biotechnology) sector has been in a strong bull market for the past five years. But just because this sector has run strongly, it doesn't mean it's going to stop now. In fact, it looks set for further gains. So why is the biotech sector doing so well? And how can you profit from its move higher? Read on to find out… The world’s biggest biotech sector If you wa... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Where will silver's volatile path lead it for the remainder of the year?
  • Silver is a highly volatile precious metal. Since the beginning of 2013, its price has slid lower. So what lies in store for silver? Let's take a closer look… The demand for silver The Silver Institute states that demand for silver comes from: 65% industry; 23% jewellery; 6% photography; and 6% silverware. For the past three years, industrial deman... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • A recovery could be on the cards for uranium… Here's how to play it
  • After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the price of uranium plunged. The price picked up slightly last year, but it's still well off previous highs. With the number of nuclear reactors set to rise drastically, the price of uranium should follow suit. Let's take a closer look and how you could potentially profit from a recovery in the uranium price… The uranium price slide After an ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • Is the worst finally over for commodities?
  • After seven rocky years, there are signs that things are turning around for commodities. Since 2008, prices of commodities are down around 60%. Over the past year, they're down about 25%. But change could be on the cards for commodities. Read on to find out more and if you should start thinking about getting back in… There is a hint of a recovery in commodities Have a look at t... ››› more
  • [01 May 2015]
  • How to invest when the stock market is nearing new highs
  • From the middle of January, stocks on the JSE took a fresh drive higher. This saw the market hitting new all-time highs. So when the market has been performing well, how do you know if you should buy now? What if the market crashes? Here's what you should do… Five things to consider when investing in a bull market #1: Overcome your fear of investing It’s easy to come up with a ... ››› more
  • [01 April 2015]
  • Why silver could be worth a buy
  • There are a number of reasons why buying silver makes sense. It has strong fundamentals supporting this. On the other hand, there are also reasons why the worst may not be over for silver. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and why it could be time to buy the precious metal… The fundamentals supports silver The uses for silver are growing. The precious metal has applicati... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • The oil price is steadily creeping higher… Is the bull market back?
  • After shedding over 50% of its price in just over six months, the price of Brent crude is starting to climb again. So what's behind this climb in the oil price? And what does this mean for oil companies? Let's take a closer look… The oil price has risen over 20% in the past week Since the middle of January, the oil price has been starting to climb again. Is this the return of a bu... ››› more
  • [11 February 2015]
  • Use this technique to spot a bear market
  • As an investor, you want the market in a sustained upward trend (a bull market). But there are periods when the stock market enters a bear market - the price of stocks starts to trend downwards. So how can you tell if a bear market has arrived? Read on to find out… The best indicator of a bear market The best indicator of the arrival of a bear market is seeing lower highs and l... ››› more
  • [02 February 2015]
  • Is 2015 going to see gold enter a bull market?
  • As the trading year gets underway, the gold price has edged higher. The price of the yellow metal has struggled over the past few years. But as investors worry about the global economic recovery and the current oil slump, could this be the year for gold? Let's take a closer look… Gold is creeping higher Over the last few months, the financial headlines have been full of what’s ... ››› more
  • [07 January 2015]
  • Could 2015 be the year that resources snap out of their bear trend and start to climb?
  • It's easy to understand why many investors follow the herd when it comes to investing. They only feel comfortable buying when prices are high. But that goes against the grain of a contrarian investor. When prices are rock bottom, that's when a contrarian investor thinks about buying. Not after the price has already gone up. One sector that's fallen hard over the past few years is resource... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • Three factors that could send the price of gold higher in 2015
  • No-one can predict what's going to happen on the financial markets. And this couldn't be truer for gold. For much of the time, there doesn't appear to be any logic or reason behind its price movements. In fact, at times it seems the gold price reacts in the opposite way of what investors expect. So what lies in store for the yellow metal in 2015? Is it finally going to make a recovery? ... ››› more
  • [18 December 2014]
  • With the bull market continuing, where should you look to invest now?
  • The bull market is marching on even though the market has been a bit more volatile of late. So if you have cash to invest, where should you put it? Let's take a closer look… Look to large-cap shares There are always opportunities to make money on the stock market if you’re prepared to do some digging. You might think that as stocks continue to rise, the chance to make money ... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
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