First world countries are suddenly dealing with higher inflation than in third world countries!
In the US for instance inflation is currently at 8.5%.
It hasn't been above 4% since 2009. And in the past 25 years it's never been above 6%.
And now inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years!
But it's not just the US that's seeing inflation speed up. The UK, Australia, Canada and much ... ››› more
So, you spend less than you earn and you're putting some savings in the bank each month?
Truth is - your money in a savings account isn't doing anything for you with how low interest rates are right now…
Perhaps you've considered investing - but you've been unsure about where to start?
Here's what you need to know…
Get starte... ››› more
Canada has recently been the centre of mainstream cryptocurrency adoption.
And no, I'm not talking about the Canadian Government, banks or financial institutions.
It's all got to with a professional hockey team's latest sponsor...
Founded in 1909, the Montreal Canadiens is the longest continuously operating professional hockey team in the world. They were even a founding member of toda... ››› more
Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger…
Out of left field, Kodak shares exploded onto the scene with a 2,760% weekly gain.
Let's put that in context. If you'd bought R10,000 worth of Kodak this Monday, your account balance would now be R276,000 at time of writing this article!
That's without any fancy gearing or exotic structures. This is simply by buying ordinary Kodak... ››› more
The rise of the World Wide Web turned the world of shopping on its head.
One company that cashed in massively was the USA's Amazon.com.
This company is now the biggest eCommerce retailer in the world. And, in spite of Covid-19, lockdowns and (in case you've forgotten) a simmering trade war between the US and China, Amazon's share price has just reached all-time highs.
When looking eas... ››› more
All I can say is…
“That escalated quickly.”
On the 10th of February I sent out the article “BREAKING: Is this the next Oil Crisis?”
And last week in a matter of seconds, the oil price fell over 30%, striking right through my first target price.
This was Brent Crude's biggest one-day percentage drop since the start of the Gulf War in 1991.
And I haven't even mentio... ››› more
Did you see recently the huge news on the Canadian cannabis front?
Well, on 17 October 2019, derivatives of marijuana — topicals and extracts — that were previously out of the question, were legalized in Canada.
This next stage of cannabis legalisation will create a tidal wave of new profits for cannabis companies.
And in turn reward early investors - who bank on the right compani... ››› more
A couple of people have been emailing and texting me non-stop about the odds during the rugby world cup.
Here's one saying:
“They're terrible! - how do you expect to make any money from these odds?”
And he has a good point.
Just look at these two games:
France vs USA and New Zealand vs Canada
From the odds you can see that a bet on France to beat the U... ››› more
Now is the time to get excited about the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
It's been four years since the world last clashed on the rugby field and with the introduction of new countries taking part, this year's Rugby World Cup could be a nail-biter.
That's why today I want to break down each team to its very core, identify their squads while answering one important question…
Who will win ro... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon thanks for the Cannabis article! It really seems like this is the new mainstream way of investing in the near future thanks to legislative changes in the US, Canada and now South Africa. Would you perhaps know the most popular and most traded cannabis stocks to trade offshore? With the rate that the JSE has been crashing, it might be a good hedge investment opportunity."
A. It ca... ››› more
Electric cars have been the only answer to reducing the world's dependence on oil and reducing carbon emissions.
China specifically has led the charge in electric car sales in an effort to reduce its smog ridden cities.
This has seen electric car sales in China surpass 1 million cars a year.
Expectations are that China alone will sell more than 1.8 million electric cars in 2019 - but t... ››› more
If you preached about marijuana legalisation 20 years ago, you probably would've been called a “stoner” or a “druggie”.
Not to mention, you would've heard some stories “that smoking marijuana kills you”.
But isn't the world a funny place?
Fast-forward to today and this narrative has dramatically changed. Extensive research has proved that marijuana can help with various ill... ››› more
Palladium just hit its highest levels ever on Thursday 18 January!
Spot palladium hit a record high of $1,434.50 on Thursday. It has risen about 12% so far this month.
The price of palladium, used mainly in emissions-reducing catalysts for vehicles, has leaped nearly 70% since mid-August. Prices for the metal overtook gold for the first time in 16 years early in December.
According to ... ››› more
Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market…
And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do…
They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
Q. “I want to start trading but don't know how to choose a broker. Can you help me?”
The safest way to find a highly reputable broker is to find one that is FSB approved and regulated.
You can do this by looking up the Top 10 Stockbrokers in South Africa. Once you have a list of brokers to choose from, you’ll then need to go to each of their websites... ››› more
The entire investment community will be watching the Jackson Hole Symposium this week.
Starting on Thursday and lasting three days, investors will look for ques from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi to see how and when the easy monetary policies (quantitative easing) will end.
With Inflation as low as it is, they could indicate a more aggressive conclusion to all the stimulus the markets have... ››› more
It's been an interesting year for gold bulls. The downtrend which brought the yellow metal down to its dismal dollar lows of $1050/oz in 2015 has reversed and gold is once again making an assault on the $1300/oz level.
In the meantime, thanks to the uncharacteristically strong rand, which is now 13% firmer since January, the rand price of gold has pulled back to R17,442/oz from highs of above R... ››› more
Over the last two months we've seen the gold price trickle from its low at $1,053 to $1,292 an ounce.
South African investors worldwide are piling into gold stocks.
This is a big problem according to my analysis.
You see, South Africa might have been the world's biggest gold producer, but not anymore!
In 1970, South Africa produced over 67.7% of the world's gold production.
But now it... ››› more
From 2012 to 2014, the JSE gained over 55%. But 2015 wasn't a year to remember for the JSE. The JSE All Share notched a measly 1.9% return in 2015.
The interesting part is, despite the JSE All Share's poor performance, it recorded 22 new listings, just short of the 24 recorded in 2014. What's also surprising is South Africa's weak economy and rand depreciation didn't stop companies from raisin... ››› more
Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about.
On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements.
These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades…
Traders should keep an eye on:
Monday’s consumer inflation data out of Germany;
Tuesday’s PM... ››› more
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