It's been a terrible start for the rand.
Last week we saw it hit R15.00, dropping it down over 6.07% for the year.
According to Bloomberg, the rand was the second-worst performing currency out of the 24 emerging-market currencies world-wide.
And it looks like this is only the beginning.
In today's article we'll discuss the four reasons why I expect the rand to plunge to R1... ››› more
This coronavirus is getting out of control!
And markets couldn't care less…
The S&P500 is at record highs.
Chinese shares have bounced almost 8% from their lows.
And yet, every indication is, we're facing massive real-world consequences after the Chinese authorities continue to quarantine tens of millions of Chinese workers.
It's no wonder markets are pushing higher however a... ››› more
Many analysts have predicted 2020 will be a choppy year for investors, but NO ONE could have anticipated a threat like the Coronavirus. And, although many of you have likely heard of the disease, I believe most people are yet to understand its implications.
According to most estimates, this appears to be a very infectious sickness (twice as high as a normal flu) with a moderate death rate (l... ››› 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
China is in chaos.
The Coronavirus has just about brought the world's second largest economy to a standstill.
As a nation, the Chinese have been restricted to their homes. The government has cancelled flights… Shut down cities… And tragically nearly 500 people have already lost their lives!
It's a disastrous social crisis, and one which has roiled global markets.
On the economi... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon, I have a question about the article you sent out on Monday with the five reasons you expect the gold price to rally.
Do you believe that the Coronavirus outbreak is another reason to get into gold and why?"
A. There does seem to be a strong correlation between the spreading of the virus versus the increase in the gold price.
In fact, on Friday we saw gold move... ››› more
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