Winston Churchill famously said:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
I love that saying. Except today I'm changing it just a little:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an investor sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
And that's what my piece is about this week.
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Yesterday marked the worst day for global markets since the 2008 financial crisis. This is on the back of the collapse in oil prices, down over 30% at one point, as Saudi Arabia notified its clients that it will sell oil at reduced prices from 1 April 2020. This is to protect its market share while demand is low.
This is effectively the second black swan to hit the market after the corona viru... ››› more
The world's eyes are on the United States this month.
Health officials are currently monitoring over 8,400 potential coronavirus cases in the US.
There have been 88 confirmed cases of the US Covid-19 and 2 deaths in Washington.
And last week alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Index (Dow Jones) fell more than 12% in just a few days…
This was the biggest drop for the largest stock exch... ››› more
This is sad but you need to know.
Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist.
Since June we've seen this telecommunications giant' share price crash from R100 down to R46.00 per share.
That's a 54% sharp drop which signals MAJOR red flags when it comes to trading.
In today's article, we'll go into four reasons why Telkom is getting killed, where i... ››› more
Normally, when I write about gold it's because I expect the price to rally to new highs. This is because gold has been on a continuous rally since October 2018.
And four out of five times, since September 2018, my Red Hot Storm Traders have closed four winners out of five gold related trades banking them gains of over 154% accumulated gains.
Today is different.
You see, for the firs... ››› more
The US-China trade war just might be the catalyst that will send America into its next great recession.
But I don't worry about that because there is always a profit opportunity that will follow…
In fact, there is one indicator that shows a major 20% crash for the S&P 500 is likely, thanks to this impending recession.
Let me explain why the S&P will fall...
Th... ››› more
In what was one of the largest 24-hour market sell-offs this year, over $30 billion was dumped from crypto assets.
At one stage, the largest crypto, bitcoin, was down around 20% as its price crashed to a three-month low of just over $7,800.
While, many predicted a huge drop to around $8,000, it was still quite a shock to see it happen.
So what caused the crash and what should crypto in... ››› more
Over the past year we've seen a number of factors drag the world economy down.
From the sudden cut in interest rates in September, to the ongoing war with Brexit and with the US-China trade war, to the oil output being decimated by a drone attack in Saudi Arabia…
We are now seeing the aftermath and the ripple effect, unfortunately hit home…
In fact, we had an announcement last week... ››› more
If you're not aware yet, Facebook is in hot water.
A US Resident has sued Facebook and a British based political consultancy for taking data from millions of Facebook users without their permission.
This information was linked to the exploitation of the information by the Cambridge Analytica consultancy to help President Donald Trump's election campaign.
Long story short, this ordeal has ... ››› more
Turn on Bloomberg and all you'll see is red…
The Dow Jones Stock Exchange crashed over 1,000 points dropping 4.15% in a day.
The S&P tanked 100 points dropping 3.75% in a day. And the Nasdaq fell 275 points dropping 3.90% in a day.
Come back to our local stock market and you'll see a big market drop.
Should you start to panic with your investments or will this pass.
Today, I'll tell... ››› more
One of world's most successful investors, Carl Icahn, said in an interview with CNBC.
“Before the earthquake, you get the rumblings and then maybe you don't have an earthquake for 20 years, or 10 years, or five years. But these are the rumblings.”
Carl Icahn was specifically referring to the stock market crash.
The funny thing is, there is no obvious cause for all this. In fact, th... ››› more
Curro's high was set in 2016, at R57.80.
For the first half of the year it's sat at around R48.
But, in the last six months the share is down 22.88%.
In the last month alone, it is down 16.44%.
So, does this mean that Curro is a perfect buying opportunity, or does it mean that the share is headed for even further downside?
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You have to go back more than 400 years where the first major “asset bubble” happened.
Between November 1636 and May 1637, tulip prices soared 20-fold, before plunging 99%.
Then from January 1720 to June, the second major asset bubble occurred also known as the South Sea Bubble.
Shares from UK-based South Sea company surged more than eight-fold from £128 to £1,050, before collapsing... ››› more
Here's a simple question…
What do you think is the best investment to own during and after a market crash?
Well, logic will tell you that safe haven assets like gold and silver should be number one on your list, as investors flee to protect their portfolios.
Even government bonds will spring to mind as investors seek guaranteed income.
But this is far from the truth.
In fact,... ››› more
Only eight years ago, the global financial markets went through one of the worst events in the history of formalised trading.
In 2008, the American property bubble burst. In less than a week, investors around the world lost their retirement savings, homes and investments. The impact of the crisis quickly spread across the globe as billions were wiped out of the market.
The Jerome Levy Fore... ››› more
Remember Alan Greenspan?
He was the former US Federal Reserve Chairman from 1986 to 2006. A corrupt, but smart man, who was responsible for pumping endless supply of dollars to “stimulate” the US economy to no avail.
Well, in a recent interview after the Brexit referendum he had this to say: “This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like i... ››› more
Black Gold, Texas Tea or oil. Call it what you like, it's not looking good.
However, we have the perfect instrument you can use to profit with during the oil crash.
Black Gold, Texas Tea or oil. Call it what you like, it's not looking good.
Crude Oil is the most traded commodity on the planet. Over the last 100 years, oil has been a huge catalyst for the world economy. In fa... ››› more
The Vix is a well-known measure of volatility of the stocks on the S&P 500. Many refer to it as the fear gauge.
During times of market turmoil, the index tends to rise in value.
So what exactly is the Vix? And can you use it to help you with your investing decisions?
Let's take a closer look…
What is the Vix?
The Vix reflects the volatility of S&P 500 Index options traded on th... ››› more
On Monday 24 August 2015, a few things happened:
• Stock markets crashed over 3% worldwide
• Traders wiped out their accounts
• Trillions of dollars have been lost
And Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, lost $4 billion this Monday.
How would you feel if you lost that amount of money?
Warren Buffett lost all of that money and yet he still slee... ››› more
Yet another blood bath day for the JSE.
The JSE is down 4%, as I write to you, today (24 August 2015).
This means, the JSE is down 8% for the month.
We saw the JSE smash through that 49,605 level I told you it was going to hit last week.
So as traders, what can we do to protect our money in these horrific times.
This heatmap is more like a Hell map!
If the... ››› more
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