The S&P 500 is arguably the most popular stock Index.
It contains the companies most widely owned by individual investors.
It also accounts for roughly 80% of the overall value of the stock market in the US.
And it's been a boon for investors who have held in their portfolio over the past decade.
But the era of high returns could be ending.
Let me explain…
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If you're looking to build your wealth through trading and you're finally feeling it's time to take action - This article is for you.
Each year, I love to start the year with direction and purpose when it comes to trading.
Share this article, send it to your friends and family and let's start your year off on a profitable note.
Here are my favourite 5 trading resolutions in 2022.
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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
Every year we start off with our biggest, boldest and best predictions for the coming 12 months.
How will the world around us change? What will stock markets do? And where do the biggest opportunities exist?
Five predictions to start off the year
Prediction #1 - The pandemic will end in 2022
It’s the prediction no one has been willing to make. Just as we think things are taking... ››› more
For many decades, we escaped reality through books, magazines, and movies.
In the future, we will escape via 3D-internet platforms, like VR gaming, virtual bars/clubs, and immersive shows and movies.
This future world, where the physical and the digital combine, to transform the online sphere into a more immersive, 3D experience is called the “Metaverse”.
And the metaverse is expected... ››› more
In September 2021, Sotheby's announced its intention to auction an extremely rare copy of the US Constitution. For interest sake, out of the 500 made, only 13 remain. 11 of those 13, sit in institutions. For example, the Library of Congress. That means two are privately held.
So, this announcement was a big deal. And many took notice. In particular one group of crypto entrepreneurs...
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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
Just a few years ago, many thought that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies were only used for money laundering and wild speculation.
But that's not the case anymore.
We've seen investment institutions, banks, and even technology companies open up their businesses to cryptocurrencies.
This is a huge sign that crypto adoption is gaining steam.
And is definitely not going to slow down any... ››› more
On 15 November 2021 Grindrod Ltd (JSE:GND) made an important announcement.
The company said it is entering into a joint venture with Maersk - the world's largest container shipping line and vessel operator since 1996.
This hasn't been frontpage news, and its not receiving a lot of attention. But as I will explain to you in a moment - this is huge news for Grindrod shareholders.
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As the crypto economy expands and matures, more and more opportunities have arisen for crypto investors.
And I'm not just talking about crypto coins or crypto miners.
Today, there are numerous cryptos stocks aiming to combine the digital currency and fiat money worlds.
One such company is making huge strides in doing so…
Will... ››› more
I'm sure you've heard, with a great deal of fanfare from the COP26 conference, that the US, UK, Germany, France and the EU have secured a deal to provide South Africa with R130 billion in climate finance to build more renewable energy - and replace aging Eskom plants.
A recent Moneyweb article - interviewing RMB CEO James Formby - indicates this could branch out to become a R500 billion inject... ››› more
Did you hear?
Some unfortunate crypto investors/traders lost everything.
And that's not hyperbole.
In just under a month, one crypto exploded 83,000%. Only for it to erase all these gains just a couple of weeks later.
So what happened?
Will you outlive your money?
My colleague Josh Benton recently discovered a w... ››› more
China's second largest real estate developer is going bust.
The company is $300 billion in debt. And it is struggling to pay interest when payments are becoming due.
It's easy to think that an ailing real estate developer in China is an isolated case and it won't affect you…
But the thing is, China's real estate market is worth $55 trillion. It is bigger than the US stock market, and... ››› more
On October 20, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (NYSE: BITO) opened for trading.
It's the first crypto-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US market. And it had an immaculate debut - with $1 billion in volume on the first day.
That makes BITO's debut the second-most actively traded ETF launch in history!
Off the back of the launch, bitcoin rallied over 60%.
Even better, the ... ››› more
In the last month Capitec Bank hit an all-time high of R1,913 a share. It's pulled back slightly from that. But the bank has seen phenomenal growth with a 51% return in the last year, 158% in the last 5 years and 791% in the last ten years.
In fact, in its August 2021 figures the bank announced a figure of 16.8 million clients.
That's compared to 15.8 million clients in February 2021 and 1... ››› more
Did you know Warren Buffett makes $8,751 per minute from doing absolutely no work at all?
That's $4.6 billion in one year…
And it's not because he has investment managers do the work for him.
It's thanks to his careful execution of this income strategy, that has made it possible for him to earn money while he sleeps.
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
Between 10 August 2021 and 20 September 2021, the JSE All-Share Index dropped 12.66%, the US Nasdaq was down around 7% from its September highs.
Basically the market is down - and it's the first sustained drop since November 2020.
Is this a market crash, or a time to buy?
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
We've seen it before - multiple times.
I also said, the ban would actually be good for Bitcoin (and crypto prices).
Well, in the past week…
Bitcoin has rallied nearly 25% higher add $180 billion to its market cap.
And for the first time since May, bitcoin's total market cap has exceeded the US$1 trillion market. A milestone that could signal this unique asset is ready to make its... ››› more
Ever heard of the Cape Town Stock Exchange?
You're forgiven if you haven't.
The Cape Town Stock Exchange (CSE) opened up on Thursday 30 September - it used to be the 4 Africa Exchange - but it has rebranded and focused its business on small cap companies. In fact, it calls itself the Nasdaq of Africa - with reference to the US stock exchange also focused on giving affordable listing opport... ››› more
Last week, China “banned” Bitcoin transactions, declaring them illegal.
China is one of the world's largest crypto-currency markets. Fluctuations there impact the global price of crypto-currencies.
So with that announcement, Bitcoin fell from $45k to $41k.
But the People's Bank of China went one step further and declared all virtual currency-related business transactions were illeg... ››› more
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