Q. "Timon I am ignorant when it comes to trading CFD's. I understand the basic principles as I have traded Forex before, but I do not know where to find a CFD platform and I don't know what CFDs to trade. Can you please help?"
A. We have two main recommended trading platforms you can use to trade CFDs. You can see them by clicking here.
With regards to what CFDs to trade, yo... ››› more
2019 is shaping up to be a stellar year for crypto investors.
If you bought the two biggest cryptos - bitcoin and ethereum - at the beginning of 2019, you'd be sitting on gains of 63% and 29% respectively.
That's more than double the returns of the S&P500 and the JSE All Share.
But, cryptos are more than just about prices and gains.
There are bigger things happening behind the ... ››› more
Many people have dubbed cryptos, the currency of criminals.
People believe that each day millions of dollars' worth of cryptos are being used for hacking, money laundering or drugs.
Of course, there are people that use cryptos for illegal purposes, but if this was its main purpose, then the crypto market would be MUCH bigger.
The fact is, criminals still favour cash…and banks.
Let me... ››› more
When the global Financial Crisis hit back in 2008, investors flocked to gold.
In fact, gold achieved the highest return out of all assets.
The same thing happened when September 9/11 happened in 2001.
My point is, gold was generally the go-to “safe-haven investment when crisis hit.
But if a major crash or recession had to happen tomorrow, do you think investors would flock to gold fo... ››› more
Last week, I explained a “new” type of cryptocurrency that's making headlines - stable coins.
More specifically, I delved into the first type of stable coin currently available right now called fiat-collateralised stable coins.
These are simply coins backed by real currencies like dollars and gold to bring stability to the volatile crypto market.
Today, I'm going to share the next typ... ››› more
Emerging market currencies are losing ground against the majors, giving international investors more “bang for their buck”. The latest bout of weakness comes on the back of CPI in Turkey spiking to 18% and PPI to 32.1%. International investors will not be rushing in just yet as they await a week full of data from emerging markets.
... ››› more
Forget about the much-anticipated Bitcoin ETF.
Forget about the “big win for bitcoin” I mentioned last week.
You see, there's even bigger news that could be a game-changer for bitcoin and cryptos.
In short, Bitcoin could be on the verge of breaking through as a mainstream currency.
And it's all thanks to a start-up company that's soon to be launched by one of the most powerful pl... ››› more
We've seen almost every major financial institution in the world state that they either intend to start trading crypto, or that they already have.
We've seen companies like Coinbase bringing in multimillion-dollar hedge funds into this market.
We've seen regulators declare that bitcoin and Ethereum are not securities and regulations relaxed.
And yet crypto prices continue to slide.
But... ››› more
Imagine if you made a 32,377% return in one year…
It would've turned a R1,000 investment into R323,770!
Well the incredible thing is one crypto managed to achieve exactly this in 2017.
Ripple's XRP coin - the third largest crypto by market cap today.
But despite such an incredible run last year, here's why you must avoid it in 2018.
Special: I’ve Reserved a Copy of... ››› more
In June, I revealed “The worst kind of crypto you can own” to my MoneyMorning readers.
Now, if thought this was a bad crypto, you haven't seen anything yet.
You see, recently, another new crypto has been making headlines, not globally, but interestingly, right here in South Africa.
It's called SAFCOIN and it just launched an initial coin offering (ICO) exclusively to South African inv... ››› more
Over the past month, I've been receiving many questions from readers who are invested in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
And the one question most South African crypto investors want to know the answer to is...
“Does Bitcoin and Ether have any growth potential?”
This isn't a surprise given that both these cryptos have fallen quite substantially this year. The thing is, so has the entire crypto ... ››› more
Between 29 June and 03 July, the crypto market rose over $40 billion.
The market jumped from $233 billion to $276 billion in just 4 days.
Even the entire top 100 cryptos increased by double digits.
Now you may be thinking, “But that's the nature of crypto markets. what's so special about this?
Well, I'm sure you seen how the crypto market has been steadily bleeding for months now. E... ››› more
We all know the “Crypto Revolution” has taken the world by storm. And on many occasions, I've revealed some of the game-changing events happening in the global crypto market.
Events like, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening up a bitcoin exchange and Goldman Sachs moving ahead with a crypto trading desk.
And how the absurdly wealthy Rockerfeller and Rothschild families were stocki... ››› more
Have you heard about a new crypto that's been making headlines in the crypto world?
It's called Hedera Hashgraph and it claims to be able to do everything blockchain technologies like bitcoin and Ethereum can do but much, much better.
Its white paper says it can process over 250,000 transactions per second (tps).
That's about five times what VISA can do. About 12,500 times what Ethereum c... ››› more
Did you know that every decade since the 1970's, the world has been defined by a core technological breakthrough?
And people who recognised these breakthroughs, turned into multi-millionaires, even billionaires.
You see, in the 1970's, mainframe computers emerged, which saw the rise of IBM.
In the 1980's, personal computers went mainstream, which saw Apple, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packar... ››› more
Whether you're running a business or starting a profitable career, you need to be able to track your success.
You need to know how well the venture is doing, when the bad months are and how it's operating on average.
The same applies for when you run local or international trading account.
Only this way you'll see if your trading is on the way to consistent profits or on a one-way street ... ››› more
Immigration is one of the most divisive topics in global politics.
It's split political parties, as well as nations. One side wants to lock down borders and stop the influx of immigrants into the country.
While others are happy to welcome almost anyone through our borders. At least, that's the story you're likely to read and hear about.
In reality it's a far more complex issue, one tha... ››› more
The cryptocurrency I want to tell you about today was founded in 2014 under the development of a team of Japanese developers.
This year, this cryptocurrency has seen incredible growth.
My colleague and cryptocurrencies guru, Sam Volkering explains why…
“The reason is that the Japanese crypto market continues to see money flow out of the “traditional” banking and finance system,... ››› more
It's interesting to see how interest in Bitcoin has increased. Searches on Google for the “Bitcoin price” have increased sharply since 2016.
Below is a chart of the Bitcoin price in US Dollars and the volume of searches in Google.
Source: Prodigy Asset Management, Google Trends and Coin Desk
As you will see, the higher the volume of ... ››› more
A decade ago, Zimbabwe experienced one of, if not, the worst inflation crises.
Hyperinflation wiped out Zimbabweans' personal savings.
It left shops empty.
And it became almost impossible for people to buy a tank of petrol or daily groceries.
There's no accurate number that shows how much Zimbabwe's inflation actually rose, but some estimated as high as 500 billion percent!
To ... ››› more
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