Q. “In a recent article by Francois Joubert, he gave us a tutorial on how to calculate the dividend yield and the dividend cover ratio. Unfortunately, the only place I have to see the shares data is on Google. My question is, can I calculate the Dividend Per Share with the information Google provides or do I need to download a new software?”
A. Yes you can calculate the Dividend Pe... ››› more
Back in 2018, India outlawed “any service in relation to virtual currencies”. And if you were dabbling in cryptos, you could face prison time.
The original ban was imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which clearly feared crypto would undermine its authority.
Fast-forward to March 2020, and India's Supreme Court overruled the RBI, calling the ban “unconstitutional”.
Sinc... ››› more
Q. “I have been a member of Red Hot Storm Trader for about three years now and I'm a big follower of Trading Tips. During that time, I've managed to create my own trading strategy that I've been testing for the last seven months. In that period, I've banked 23 winners and have taken 15 losers. Do you think I'm ready to go live and trade my account using this strategy?”
A. It sounds... ››› more
In a space of a week, Compound managed to become the top player in Decentralised Finance (DeFi).
Between Monday 15 June and Monday 22 June, Compound:
• Created a new kind of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and launched its COMP token
• Its COMP token listed on Coinbase
• Drew an extra $500 million into its DeFi lending platform
And how incredible is this… it saw its COMP token ra... ››› more
Ethereum (2nd largest crypto by market cap) has been one of the best performing crypto-currencies this year.
Last year, I mentioned that the crypto-currency was about to undergo a major upgrade in 2020.
With the upgrade launching in July, it's about to make Ethereum much faster, more secure and better for DApps (Decentralized apps).
Ethereum 2.0 also contains the promise of an entirel... ››› more
Whether it's big price increases or drops…
Growing mainstream interest…
Or major developments being tested…
There's never a dull moment in the world of crypto.
And last week, was no different.
We saw a major institution scoop up Bitcoin, a double-digit price rise from coin and a Bitcoin prediction of $20,000 by the end of 2020.
Here are all the details…
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Earlier this year, I wrote about IOTA's Coincide project, which will essentially solve the crypto's “centralised” problem.
You see, up until now, IOTA relied on something called the Coordinator, which ensured its network ran smoothly and efficiently. By using the Coordinator, IOTA wasn't truly decentralised as cryptos were set out to be.
Two weeks ago, IOTA announced that specificati... ››› more
On Monday (11 May 2020), the Bitcoin Halving event took place for the first time in four years.
This was where the miners reward for Bitcoins per block was cut by half, from 12.5 Bitcoin down to 6.25.
I told you I expected Bitcoin to rally in the next couple of months.
Not only because, historically the Bitcoin price rallies after every Bitcoin Halving event but because there is on... ››› more
Did you know there a number of problems that can arise when crypto trading or exchanging?
Not all exchanges support the necessary coins or trading pairs.
You also need to trust the exchange you're using in case your cryptos disappear.
And of course, you have to pay certain fees like commission for exchanging cryptos.
The good news though, is there's a technology that can solve these... ››› more
Central banks have vowed to do what ever it takes to ignite economic growth.
Growth is the only thing that will address the Covid-19 unemployment crisis facing the world.
That means there will be a lot of cheap and seemingly “free” money thrown at this problem.
We have several central bankers talking this week and our own monetary policy committee is due to make an interest rate an... ››› more
Just how a money-market account pays you interest…
And just how certain shares pay you dividends…
Cryptos can generate investors a passive income too!
It's not known as a “crypto dividend” or “crypto interest”…
Prediction: These two digital currencies will lead the crypto resurgence
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Since the start of the corona panic, I've been keeping tabs on which asset is weathering the storm the best.
And not surprisingly, crypto is doing the best by far - at least for now.
After a 16% jump in less than 24 hours last Thursday, crypto is now 31% up year to date (YTD).
• The S&P 500 is now down 11%.
• The JSE All Share is now down aroun... ››› more
Traditional currencies, like the US Dollar, Euro, Yen or Pound are all inflationary in nature, due to the very fact that central banks can print them at will. This means fiat money loses value every day as its purchasing power is reduced.
Bitcoin on the other hand, is widely considered to be a hedge against inflation.
That's because Bitcoin's supply is capped at 21 million and it's pre-pro... ››› more
According to TheBlock - a prominent research, analysis, and news source in the crypto industry, 42 cryptocurrency exchanges have been compromised since 2012.
And the total amount of stolen funds exceeded $1.35 billion!
Obviously, exchanges are not the only ones that suffer losses. Users end up being the victims of the hacks as well.
That's why today, we will analyse the most significan... ››› more
I'm talking about the “Bitcoin Halving”.
You might be familiar with this massive event…But simply, “Halvings” have been a boon for bitcoin investors in previous years.
After the 1st halving in 2012, Bitcoin soared to over $1,000, in just 12 months - a +7,000% gain!
Then following the 2nd halving in 2016, Bitcoin rallied 300% in just 12 months.
The next... ››› more
Over the last seven days, the crypto market shed around half of its value.
With the entire market cap dropping from $220 billion to $120 billion in less than 24 hours.
Most of the major crypto-currencies dropped 20%, 30% or even more
And surprising enough, these massive price swings weren't crypto related at all.
Here are the real reasons why most crypto-currencies crashed last week... ››› more
Just when you think, things couldn't get any worse with the financial markets…
Last week it did…
Not only did we experience the worst week for stocks since ‘Black Monday' in October 1987…
We also saw major crashes in the cryptocurrency markets.
I'm talking about cryptos falling (in the past five days):
• Bitcoin -33% and -60% for the month
• Ethereum - 30%
• Ri... ››› more
There are hundreds of thousands of people using blockchain technology right now. And there are millions of people that own cryptos.
Still cryptos haven't quite reached widespread adoption yet - especially from major countries.
But, this could change in 2020.
You see, in the space of eight days, we've seen some of the biggest economies make a concerted effort to legitimise crypto.
A... ››› more
‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this…
It forms the foundation of everything in crypto.
The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about.
In traditional finan... ››› more
Let's be honest…
The kind of crypto price mania that happened in 2017 and 2018 was driven by people.
Ordinary investors and speculators trying to make fast money from any crypto that they could get their hands on.
But that's all changed since the boom and crash of the crypto market…
The market and technology behind cryptos has matured and rapidly gained acceptance globally. An... ››› more
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