The gold price is up 55% in the past 12 months in rand terms!
In dollar terms its up 13% this quarter alone - making for its best quarter in years.
It currently hovers just below $1,800 - but all indications are that it will hit the $2,000 mark soon.
Discover: 103% gains on the table for savvy investors, thanks to this... ››› more
What an interesting month it's been for Trading Tips.
As the world has been easing their national lock down rules, it looks like the global economy is slowly going back to ‘normal'.
And each week I do an analysis, I find yet another stock exchange which is set to rally higher.
First the Dow Jones, second the JSE All share Index, then the rand and today is no different.
In toda... ››› more
The rise of the World Wide Web turned the world of shopping on its head.
One company that cashed in massively was the USA's Amazon.com.
This company is now the biggest eCommerce retailer in the world. And, in spite of Covid-19, lockdowns and (in case you've forgotten) a simmering trade war between the US and China, Amazon's share price has just reached all-time highs.
When looking eas... ››› 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
It's very hard to make sense of markets right now.
On the one hand, it's crystal clear the economy is in a mess. Unemployment is even higher than the worst of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The damage done by lockdowns cannot be easily undone.
On the other hand, governments have pumped unprecedented amounts of money into the system and the market seems to be on an unstoppable rise. J... ››› more
It's been an absolute roller coaster for the rand this year.
In January it was trading strongly at R14.50 to the US dollar.
In late April, we thought it was the end of the rand as it traded at R19.00 to the dollar.
And now, it's currently trading at R16.55.
I believe there's been two main causes for the rand's volatility namely.
South Africa entering into ... ››› more
The final theme in our 6-part series is Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.
While the global pandemic seems to be “under control” and vaccine trials on the go, there's a continued focus on healthcare, hospitals and medication. These form part of a defensive sector that is generally less cyclical.
In preparation for an increase in Covid-19 patients the healthcare sector ramped up medical e... ››› more
Last week I mentioned that the worst was finally over for America and that I expected the Dow Jones to hit new all-time highs.
This was based on three things…
• The boost in confidence as the economy was starting to re-open.
• Two bio-tech companies announced the progress of future vaccines for the coronavirus.
• The federal reserve to inject $600 billion for SME (Small-Medium En... ››› more
I bought my first shares in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis.
My first buy was Old Mutual shares, and the price rose by more than 211% in the 18 months following my buy…
I rolled some of my returns into a property company, and an industrial stock - in the end I turned a couple thousand rand as a student into enough money to pay for my studies, put down a deposit on my first propert... ››› more
It looks like the worst is finally over for America.
There is a boost of confidence and optimism as the economy is slowly starting to re-open.
Data showed that the US consumer confidence moved up in May, as investors are starting to feel more positive as the economic restrictions are coming to an end.
With the new potential coronavirus vaccine on the way, Americans are beginning to fee... ››› more
This week we follow on with two more investment themes set to perform in the new economic reality, which will evolve post Covid 19 lockdowns.
• Alcohol & Tobacco
These are seen as defensive sectors and have been known to perform better than food in times of recession. The relaxation of alcohol sales by some countries in the SADC region from the beginning of June should see s... ››› more
Eskom recently submitted documents to the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) stating that it could possibly keep its Grootvlei, Camden and Hendrina power stations open as late as 2030. These are all power stations at the end of their lives, that would have been shut in part starting this year!
Eskom is doing this to keep extra capacity in the grid, and avoid load shedding.
But here's t... ››› more
With so much news flooding our screens, you may have missed Bitcoin's incredible rally to $10k last week.
At the time, that meant Bitcoin grew +100% since its March 2020 low of just over $3,000.
And if you took a punt earlier this year, you'd be smiling right now.
So will this rally continue?
Well that's the question I'm going answer today…
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In the last few weeks, we've finally seen good news come out for South Africa.
I don't want to go into too much detail, but I'll highlight a few of the main points including:
• More businesses and economic activity has started to resume since moving from Level-5 of the lockdown down to Level-4.
• The government has told South Africa that there will be no more load-shedding from Es... ››› more
While there have been epidemics in our lifetime, none have had the level of response from government's that we're now seeing.
And while it's now become clear that we'll have to deal with lockdown measures for longer than many initially thought - we're also far enough through this crisis to start looking ahead.
How will our economy recover, will it be quick or slow? Will we see inflatio... ››› 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
This year, I've been a precious metal bullion.
I've made predictions on gold, platinum and I've sent out 7 trade ideas to Red Hot Storm Trader.
Fortunately, the trades I've made have been correct 5 out of 7 times including:
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You may have heard of the Butterfly Effect.
Chaos theory predicts it is possible for the flap of a butterfly's wing in China to cause a hurricane in the US. Though this sounds like fantasy, we may actually be witnessing one of the greatest “butterfly effects” in history.
A little while ago, likely in 2019, a single virus particle made a jump from bats to humans. In terms of scale, this... ››› 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
On Monday, while I was doing my weekly market analysis, I saw something I've never seen before.
For the first time in history, the US WTI (West Texas Intermediate) oil prices crashed below zero.
At first, I thought this was just a glitch on my trading platform. But then, just minutes later, it was the breaking news event of the day.
When I did the research, I realised that the demand f... ››› more
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