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  • Sasol won't be in buying territory for long!
  • 2018 was a wild year for investors as almost everything except cash produced negative returns. Brent crude was down 19.5% for the year, sending Sasol back to where it started the year after staging a spectacular rally above R580. The R400 support level has proven to be a strong support level, which buyers have defended. Take a look at the chart below.   The Oil pr... ››› more
  • [08 January 2019]
  • Beware: Not all stable coins are created equal - Part two
  • 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
  • [01 October 2018]
  • This could spark Bitcoin's breakthrough as a mainstream currency
  • 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
  • [03 September 2018]
  • These 6 key elements could make or break your trading strategy…
  • Q. “What are the most important components I'll need to create a profitable trading strategy?” A. This is the most important question you should be asking yourself before you start to trade.   Today, I am going to share with you the 6 key things you should be asking yourself:   Markets – What markets will you buy or sell? Position Sizing – How much will you r... ››› more
  • [27 June 2018]
  • The “Endowment Effect” just may be the reason you'll fail as a trader
  • Did you know that you place higher value to things that you own? To explain this, Pros. Kahneman, Knetsch & Thaler conducted a popular study with 77 participants at Simon Fraser University. These participants were placed into two groups. Group #1: Were given mugs (in a way they owned them). Group #2: Were not given mugs but were asked to price the mugs. Can you guess who priced the ... ››› more
  • [12 March 2018]
  • What would you say to 100% market upside with no downside risk?
  • Imagine turning on the TV and finding the following Infomercial: We are giving you the opportunity to invest in the S&P500. It is the world’s premier equity index, dwarfing the JSE. Receive dollar based returns while getting exposure to some of the world's largest and most innovative companies including Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and Caterpillar.   But that’s not all, we also gi... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Receive dollar-based performance through structured products
  • Since my last article on the subject of structured products I have received a number of enquiries from readers asking for more information. Due to the overwhelming response I decided to do this follow-up article and go over the most frequently asked questions. First, for those who may not have read the original, here is a brief recap. I discussed a currently available structured product with ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Buy this fast-growing Money Manager before it rallies 32%
  • I banked returns of 100%, 225% and 585% on this Money Manager before and it's time to do it again. You see, I first bought a boat load of this company's shares for my clients when it IPO'd in 2014 at R3.05, followed by purchases all the way up to a little over R9.00. I started selling as it rallied above R16 and made them phenomenal returns in a very short period. We are still holding a small p... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • “I've just lost out on a R400,000 investment opportunity”
  • Question by Limo Krafe: Timon, you have no idea how depressed I am this past month. I thought I'd try and invest in Bitcoin. And I had everything ready for the trade of the century. I had the strategy, the money, the account opened. But then I panicked and froze. I just didn't push that buy button to take the investment. And today, I look at my account and I look at the Bitcoin chart,... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • If your marginal tax rate is 39% or higher you are probably investing wrong
  • There are just two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Unfortunately, these are also the two topics people find most unpleasant to think about. For higher net worth individuals, understanding your taxes is almost as important as understanding investments. If you're a high income earner in South Africa, a return of 11% can be equal to one of 20% under the correct tax treatment. Many reader... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Goldfields and the three profitable bears
  • On 20 January 2017 Friday evening, Donald J Trump became the 45th president of the United States. We saw the markets welcome the transition of power. But we also know the sentiment is fickle as weather. In today's Trading Tips, and in honour of his inauguration, I want to look at three bearish (downside) trading set ups and one safe-haven gold trade. Enjoy… These companies may ... ››› more
  • [26 January 2017]
  • Cash in as Nigeria becomes Africa's next big investment hotspot
  • Forget South Africa, Nigeria is growing at such a fast rate, in fact, economists expect Nigeria to overtake SA and become Africa's biggest economy. Don't wait for that to happen before you invest in Nigeria. Here's a home-grown smart investment you can make today… “Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent's most populous nation and largest oil producer, to overtake South Africa ... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • Use this handy checklist to “stress test” your portfolio
  • Today I'm going to introduce you to a new way of thinking about companies. As an avid reader of Money Morning, you've probably heard the terms: “Value investing” and “growth investing” before… And, if you haven't, don't worry, I will quickly recap what each strategy entails. But, today we're going to go one step further. I'm going to show you a simple hybrid approach - what I cal... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Trading gold was a nightmare - But not anymore!
  • I remember, back in the day, when gold was difficult to trade... You needed a conversion calculator and a bit of logic.    In fact, whenever you saw a juicy gold trade, you only had one option to trade it. You first needed to look at the gold chart priced in US Dollars. Then choose an instrument that works in British Pounds. And before you got into the trade, you then had to conve... ››› more
  • [29 February 2016]
  • Did you know you have an 85% chance to profit on the JSE this Christmas?
  • For most of the year, top traders call the market right 50% to 60% of the time. But there's one time of year, when traders are right 85% of time. After doing my yearly December trading analysis, it's evident. Over the last seven years, the JSE closed December in the green six times. Today, I'm going to share the secret to this "Christmas Rally" anomaly and show you exactly how you h... ››› more
  • [11 December 2015]
  • The ins and outs of gold-backed ETFs
  • If you want exposure to gold in your portfolio, one option you have is to invest in gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs). So how do these ETFs work? And what should you look at if you want to invest in such an ETF? Let's take a closer look…   How a gold-backed ETF works   Gold-backed ETFs are ETFs you can buy that give you exposure to physical gold.   The prov... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • Your essential forex glossary
  • 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… Nine forex terms you need to know   Base currency This is the first currency in a currency quote. The base currency shows how many units of the other currency there are in the quote.   ... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • How to use currency futures to trade forex
  • If you want to trade forex, there are a few different instruments you can use. One of these is currency futures. If you decide to trade the rand against major international currencies, currency futures are more reasonable to trade than spread trading. So how do currency futures work? And what currencies can you trade the rand against? Let's take a closer look…   What are currenc... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • How to start trading currencies
  • If you've decided that you want to start trading forex, you'll need to find a way to trade currencies. You have a couple of options. It all comes down to what currencies you want to trade. Let's take a closer look… Trading forex with currency futures   You need to decide which currencies you want to trade.   If you want to trade the rand against a number of internat... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
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