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
“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?”
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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
Q. “Last month, you sent out an article about the Fibonacci sequence, explained how the different ratios act as support and resistances on any high traded market and gave us a trading strategy.
I found this fascinating and would like to try and build a Fibonacci calculator for currency pairs and markets that aren't available to trade on my trading platform.
Could you help share with me the... ››› more
According to a retirement round table hosted by the CFA Society and the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa, only about 6% of South Africans can maintain their standards of living when they retire.
And, based on the Global Retirement Index, South Africa is among the worst 8% of countries in the world to retire in. That's because state healthcare, social security and a number of oth... ››› more
According to biomedical gerontologist, Dr Aubrey De Grey, the next person to live to the ripe old age of 150 has already been born.
What if that's you?
What if you live till 80 or 100? Will you have enough money to last you that long after you retire?
Ten or twenty years ago, collecting your last paycheque at the age of 65 was a reasonable expectation. But as life expectancy and the co... ››› more
There are so many things you need to consider when planning for your retirement.
Of course, there's the obvious retirement planning concerns, like how much you earn and how much debt you have but there are other factors that could leave you scrambling around trying desperately to build up your retirement savings.
To help you prepare for your retirement, I've found 20 of the most common ret... ››› more
I thought you may be interested in reading my answers to some of the recent trading questions I received on from traders on our investing club, www.investorsclub.co.za
If you have a question of your own, simply sign up (it's FREE) and ask away. Either I or one of the other FSPInvest experts will answer your trading and investing questions within 72 hours.
Q: How much do I need to make an ... ››› more
Have you ever asked yourself, “Will you live as well as your parents did when you retire?”
That's a question thousands of South Africans ask themselves everyday when they reach retirement. The sad truth is, the answer is probably always, “No, I won't”
And, it's no surprise...
You know the statistics that say, only a quarter of South Africans will retire comfortably. The rest wi... ››› more
Do you know your magic number?
It's the number you need to retire one day or simply to live the lifestyle you want in say, the next 10 years?
It's a fact that by the time a person reaches retirement, sixty percent will not have enough money to live on.
If you're like me, I'm sure you don't want to be part of this statistic and even if retirement seems a long way off, maybe you're more ... ››› more
Last month, the JSE All Share Index 40 (ALSI 40) fell by 3.2% and broke a crucial level that I've been watching.
By breaking this level, the JSE has entered into the “Deathly Crocodile's Mouth.
And that means, I expect the stock market to fall down another 7.75%.
But why wait for the fall when you can bank an easy 111.29% trading gain?
The Deathly Crocodile’s Mo... ››› more
Rebalancing is a simple strategy of keeping your assets in certain proportions. Periodically, you check these proportions. If any of these assets stray out of their proportion, you ‘rebalance' them. Rebalancing means you can forget about the daily ups and downs in the market. And your portfolio can benefit. Let's take a closer look at the benefits to your portfolio…
How rebalancing can bene... ››› more
This FREE share trading tool will help you calculate, with trading costs, how many shares you should buy.
You'll see how many shares you'll need to buy to make sure you make a profit, should the share price go up.
Here it is!
Click here now to claim your Share Trading Calculator!
Always keep in mind,
“Wisdom yields Wealth”
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The most frustrating thing when it comes to trading stocks is when you buy low, sell high and still end up making a pitiful loss!
You see, majority of stock traders out there are still making a very BIG mistake when it comes to trading.
They simply don't consider the profit-sucking costs they have to pay.
So today, I'm going to make sure this doesn't happen to you!
And at the end, I'm... ››› more
"Hi Timon, How many contracts should I buy if I have a portfolio of R20,000, when trading the ALMI?" - L.Y
If you don't know the answer to this question, then don't trade another ALMI until you've read this!
There are many different ways to calculate how many contracts you should buy or sell with any one ALMI trade.
But, let me explain to you what I find the easiest…
H... ››› more
This free tool will help you calculate how many ALMI (Mini-ALSI40) contracts you should trade.
This will help you keep strict money management rules using the percentage rule.
Here it is...
Your FREE ALMI Risk Calculator
So, click here NOW to use your free ALMI risk calculator tool...
Always keep in mind,
"Wisdom Yields Wealth"... ››› more
In general, people spend more time planning a holiday than they do their retirement. That's scary considering a holiday is only a few weeks long at most, whereas your retirement is something you need for years. Today, we reveal three essential parts of your retirement planning you need to concentrate on today to make sure your tomorrow is a comfortable and happy one…
Preparing for your retire... ››› more
When it comes to trading, you're going to face some losers. I know that statement leaves you with an uneasy feeling, but that's the reality of trading.
No matter what system you create, there'll be losers and there's no way of escaping it.
All you need to do is manage your trades with strict money management principles and you'll ensure steady gains over time.
So I want to show you the o... ››› more
"Timon, how can I get into a Forex trade and not risk too much of my portfolio?"
Today I'm going to show you how you can get into each Forex trade and limit your risks at the same time.
Let's go… ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
On the 1st of March, 50 Forex traders mastered the art of trading with a 90% monthly s... ››› more
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