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  • The 5 best Trading Robots in 2022
  • In our QA mailbox this past week... Q. “I've been reading lately about trading bots and how they are designed to take trades without you having to look at a screen. I have a full-time job and I'm wondering if you know any trading bots that can run my trading account. Also, how would you go about trading with robots at a beginner level?” A. As technology improves each year, we will start ... ››› more
  • [20 February 2022]
  • When inflation hits a 31 year high - Where should you invest?
  • In December 2021 inflation in the USA rose past 7% for the first time in nearly 40 years. In the European Union, inflation hit 5% at the same time - by far the highest it has been in 25 years. To give you an idea, the highest inflation has gone in the EU since 2010 was around 2.5%. And there were actually times inflation was NEGATIVE. Here in SA, we even hit a four year high. In a rece... ››› more
  • [15 February 2022]
  • Want to know the Best penny stocks to invest in for 2022? Here's my Watchlist!
  • Small cap shares, or penny stocks, were by far 2021's best performing sector. My Red Hot Penny Shares closed portfolio provided us with an average gain of 72.82% on 20 stocks for 2021, with a win rate of 80%. In comparison, the Alt-X index was up 30% for the year, whilst the All Share index is up 19%. The Small Cap Index was the top performer of the lot with 42% for 2021 to date. I expect anot... ››› more
  • [04 February 2022]
  • Is a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) really a no-brainer investment?
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) are one of the most underappreciated investment vehicles in the country. So, it's rather difficult to understand why most people still don't use them. They're one of the only tax efficient vehicles that come with almost no negatives. What is a TFSA? It’s an investment vehicle in which all income or growth on investments held inside are tax-free. This includ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2022]
  • How to use dividends to beat inflation in 2022
  • A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that SA's inflation hit the highest level since 2017. The number came in at 5.9%, but the reality is, prices for some goods and services seem to have doubled over the past year. In response to rising inflation, SARB increased the repo rate to 4%. The average SA consumer may not care all that much about inflation as a topic, but they sure as hell care ab... ››› more
  • [31 January 2022]
  • What could possibly go wrong in 2022?
  • Following a shocking 2020, we had a strong economic recovery in 2021. The US index, S&P 500 ended 2021 up 27%. Its best three year stretch since 1999. The Dow was up 19% on the year, while the Nasdaq gained 21%. Over the last three years, the S&P 500 is up 90%. The JSE All Share index returned 24% for the year (29% including dividends), with the Top 40 shares on the JSE growing 19% (total re... ››› more
  • [22 January 2022]
  • Why you should own Dividend Dominators in 2022
  • Many people believe that dividends are boring. And aren't big enough to make a difference in their portfolio. But that simply isn't true. Throughout history, finding great dividend companies that pay you consistent income every year has been one of the great ways to build wealth. And 2021 has been no different. Just consider Investec - a company I consider a “Dividend Dominator”…... ››› more
  • [13 January 2022]
  • Should you invest in a $100 billion business with no sales?
  • Right now, there are a couple of big trends playing out in stock markets.   Renewable and sustainable energy is a big thing – (see my SA renewables watch list I wrote about last week).   Internet of things, cryptocurrencies and fintech are also a really hot topic. And so are electric vehicles.   Tesla for instance is worth a trillion dollars – around four t... ››› more
  • [25 November 2021]
  • Top 5 local ETFs to invest in South Africa
  • Q. “I'm looking to invest in different local ETFs other than shares and indices. What are your top local ETFs you're mainly investing and trading this year when it comes to South Africa Timon?” A. In 2021, it's important to look at the most cost effective, easy to find and highly traded ETFs when it comes to investing and trading… Just a reminder, an ETF is an investment vehicle that... ››› more
  • [04 November 2021]
  • This is one of the hottest dividend payers on the JSE right now!
  • Right now, money in the bank will net you between 2% and 3% interest a year, if you're lucky, you'd get 4% or 5% interest on your capital… And that's it. No more growth. Inflation will slowly erode the value of the capital and your annual interest income won't grow. But what if I told you there are companies on the JSE paying double, or even triple this in dividends? And the share pric... ››› more
  • [02 September 2021]
  • If you've never invested before - this should be your first step
  • So, you spend less than you earn and you're putting some savings in the bank each month? Truth is - your money in a savings account isn't doing anything for you with how low interest rates are right now… Perhaps you've considered investing - but you've been unsure about where to start? Here's what you need to know… ________________________________________   Get starte... ››› more
  • [22 July 2021]
  • What is the state of SA's economic recovery right now?
  • It's a year since 2020's hard lockdown ended. We're back in level 4 today. But life has changed a lot. We've adapted to the pandemic and its effects on our lives and businesses. So, what's the state of the South African economy today, and how does it affect your investments? ________________________________________   How to Grow a Multi-Million Rand Retirement   ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2021]
  • My 3 GREEN Lights for the next S&P500 rally
  • Previously, I spoke about a Nasdaq rally coming soon. Since then the Nasdaq hasn't stopped rising. If you missed out on it, don't worry. I already have my eyes on the next big rally… The S&P500. The S&P 500, is a stock market index that tracks the stock performance of 500 of the largest companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. And as of last week, we saw it r... ››› more
  • [06 July 2021]
  • Why these shares that DON'T pay dividends just could be the best investments right now
  • There are 217 dividend paying shares in the JSE today. The JSE All Share Index dividend yield is a mere 2.38% - simply put you're not making much in terms of yield if you buy the AVERAGE stock… While a 2.38% dividend is surely better than nothing - this doesn't even cover the interest you'd have received on your cash with a fixed deposit. And, once that money is paid out by a company the... ››› more
  • [18 June 2021]
  • What's the situation with the South African economy right now?
  • On 20 May 2021 the SA Reserve Bank had its bimonthly monetary policy meeting. The bank kept interest rates flat - at what is basically an all-time low for South Africans… In its announcement the bank governor, Lestja Kganyago said “Economic and financial conditions are expected to remain volatile for the foreseeable future. In this uncertain environment, policy decisions will continue ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2021]
  • A simple plan to transform your savings today
  • A recent survey by FNB amongst its middle-income clients (R15,000 - R42,000 per month) shows that over 80% of the customers don't have a cent in savings they can access within 7 days in case of an emergency. The bank says only 6% of its clients would be able to see themselves through a loss of their salary for three months - and that's even considering access to credit cards and overdraft faci... ››› more
  • [03 June 2021]
  • This is one of the JSEs ultimate dividend shares
  • With interest rates at the lowest they've been for most of South Africa's history there's not a lot of profit to be made from interest investments… But there's a lot of potential on the JSE right now. In fact, right now there are 51 shares on the JSE with dividends above a 5% dividend yield. That means you're getting around DOUBLE what you would in an interest investment right now, a... ››› more
  • [27 May 2021]
  • What expropriation through inflation means for you
  • What is a government to do if it has added billions, or even trillions of rands of debt in a short amount of time? South Africa's national debt increased 30% to R3.7 trillion in 2020. The US printed a fifth of all the money in all its history - in mere months. Simply put - these amounts are too big to just pay back. So, these governments need to use another tactic. The ‘raise cash' b... ››› more
  • [13 May 2021]
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