Last week, was a wild ride.
We had a global sell-off in stocks and currencies due to:
• The nail-biting election between Trump & Biden
• Major dollar weakness with the lack of confidence in America
• A resurgence in COVID-19 cases to new highs in Europe and America
And while all hell was breaking loose, the South African rand was on fire.
In fact, last week it broke below ... ››› more
Square - A $73 billion e-Commerce giant made a big bet on Bitcoin in October.
This is not the first time the company's backed the cryptocurrency.
In 2018, it expanded its mobile payment service Cash App to support Bitcoin trading, even for users without a bank account.
And in 2019 it launched Square Crypto, which awards grants to Bitcoin developers and designers.
Square's bullishne... ››› more
Market sentiment has improved since President Trump's release from hospital, and we head into third quarter (Q3) earnings season.
Analyst forecasts on the S&P500 (a gauge for global equity markets) signals a potential decline of 20.5% for Q3, this would be the second largest Q3 decline since 2009.
Analysts expect a decline in earnings in the fourth quarter of 11.8%, and a return to earning... ››› more
The Rand weakened significantly last week as it failed to push through the R16 level against the USD.
It's now in a flag pattern, which signals longer-term weakness is on the cards. In the near term, we should see the Rand strengthen back to around R16.50.
With US elections a little over 4 weeks away, we could see general risk off sentiment as uncertainty of who will win weighs on investor... ››› more
Q. “I'm trying to decide whether the MATI Trader System Programme or Red Hot storm Trader is better for me. Can you please tell me the difference between the two and what I would get with both?”
A. The best way I can describe the two is this.
The MATI Trader System Programme is a complete online trading programme where I reveal my one and only trading strategy I have used for t... ››› more
Q. “Timon you mentioned that the future of investments, apps and businesses all lie in the Blockchain technology. Now before I started reading about Blockchain from you and Sam Volkering I only ever heard of Crypto-currencies. Could you explain what a blockchain is and how it works when it comes to making a transaction?”
A. Sure, I’ll try my best…
A blockchain i... ››› more
The rand is once again in hot water.
In August, we saw the currency drop from R15.00 down to R17.78 for the first time since 21 May 2020.
And this is due to one main factor.
We hit half a million cases of Coronavirus in SA, taking us to the top five infected countries in the world.
It's clear the COVID-19 pandemic still has the power to cause a see-saw in market sentiment.
And... ››› more
In Wednesday's Q&A, I received the following question.
“Could you please provide a few crypto currency companies that pay dividends?”
When I gave an answer, this made me think…
Could crypto investing be the future of passive income?
I realised that with the number of crypto currencies that are distributing dividends now days - I believe YES!
And in this article, I am goin... ››› 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
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
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
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
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
If you're new to forex trading, you'll come across a number of terms and definitions that you may be unfamiliar with.
So what are the key terms you need to know?
Read on to find out…
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Join a select group of private South Afric... ››› more
2020 is set to be a big year for cryptos.
Not only will we experience the upcoming third Bitcoin “halving” - notoriously known for sparking a bitcoin bull run…
But the second largest crypto by market cap, Ethereum will launch “Ethereum 2.0”.
If you’re not familiar with what this entails, you can read about it here.
For today, however, I want to share one... ››› 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
Q. “Hi Timon, do you use the MATI Trader System when you look for trading signals that you send to your Red Hot Storm Trader members?
If so, would you recommend we own the MATI Trader System Programme to better our chances at maximising our profits from the Red Hot Storm Trader service?”
A. Great question. In short - yes - the MATI Trader System is the trading strategy I use to... ››› more
Can you guess the best performing asset over the past decade?
If you said stocks, you'd be wrong.
The actual answer may surprise you.
Bank of America analysed the returns of different asset classes over the past decade and this is what they found…
$1 invested in…
• Gold would be worth around $1.35
• US bonds would be worth just over $2
• US Stocks would be worth aro... ››› more
The Rand has strengthened against the majors over the past few weeks, but it has lost momentum and can't break below a key support level.
We have our third quarter GDP numbers out at 11h30.
With trade war uncertainty that hasn't abated and the VIX (aka the fear gauge) climbing from below 12 to above 14, we should see the Rand weaken against the majors over the next week or two.
When the ... ››› more
If you, or your business, receive regular payments from abroad, you have to be pretty annoyed with the rand. After all, it's one of the most volatile currencies in the world.
Which is pretty frustrating when you consider the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) forces you to convert any money you receive from abroad into rand within 30 days of you getting it - or sends your money back.
But he... ››› more
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