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  • Top Trading questions this week…
  • Q. "Timon with Joe Biden becoming the next president, what are your thoughts on energy and oil prices?"     A. For a short answer, I have never been more bullish (positive) with oil and the energy sectors.     You see, with the Donald Trump administration there were ongoing trade wars and tension with China over the last four years.    And for this reason, we ke... ››› more
  • [19 November 2020]
  • The BIG Story Investors Missed During the US Election
  • Last week was crazy for all sorts of reasons… Bitcoin hit $16,000 - the highest level since 2018. The JSE rallied over 7%. Covid-19 cases spiked in the US and Europe forcing new lockdown measures. However, the main focus on everybody's mind was the highly anticipated US elections on Tuesday. Although the election may still be contested (due to Trump's legal challenges), there... ››› more
  • [17 November 2020]
  • Joe Biden may be President but I still expect downside in the markets - Here's why…
  • Q. “Timon you were right about the delay in the voting in the USA, due to the counting of hand mail. But now the big question is. What can we expect with the US stock markets, with Joe Biden becoming the next American President?”   A. I did some research on the weekend. When I went to back-test the US stock markets over the last 23 election years, what I found might surprise ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2020]
  • Investors are looking left… when they should be looking right
  • The only thing on investors' minds right now is the US election. At the time of writing the final votes have yet to be tallied. Right now, many battleground states are still up for grabs, with Pennsylvania looking like the key to victory. Trump has already claimed the win and approached the courts filing multiple lawsuits in most of the swing states. He's demanded a recount in Wisconsin. A... ››› more
  • [06 November 2020]
  • How do elections affect the stock market?
  • Right now everyone's talking about the US presidential elections. While the US president doesn't directly affect us - what happens to the US economy affects the entire world. So, there's definitely some merit in keeping an eye on the Americans… Similarly - in 2021 we'll have local government elections again in SA as well. So how do elections affect the stock market? And is there anything... ››› more
  • [06 November 2020]
  • Why the JSE will continue higher despite Trump's latest tariff - wars
  • Last week we discussed how after a national SA election there is always a rally on the JSE in the following 12 months.    If you missed the article, you can catch up here.    In today's article however, I would like to follow up and explain why I expect a strong rally despite the carnage that is taking place in the international markets.      Recommended: _... ››› more
  • [20 May 2019]
  • Why I expect the JSE to rally after the elections
  • The elections have once again come and gone. I trust that you made your contribution to the country, which has left a memorable mark on your thumb which could help define our future. Talking about voting, I was curious to see what effect the elections have had on the JSE over the last 17 years. In today's article I want to discuss, two main points which you might find lucrative for yo... ››› more
  • [14 May 2019]
  • The ONLY six things that matter when you invest for real wealth
  • At a new year's party, a family member introduced me to a friend and mentioned to them that I work in the investment industry.   The guy leaned in and asked, “So what will the stock market do this year?”   To which I replied “There’s no way to be sure, and it’s not something I focus on when investing”   “How about the economy, will it grow again in 2019?... ››› more
  • [06 February 2019]
  • If you bought Lifecare Health two weeks ago, you'd be up 27% - Two to buy and one to sell
  • Global markets are watching developments around the French elections for direction. Once again, a far-right candidate, with radical views is the underdog and has the potential to create a shock to the status quo. Emmanuel Marcon is leading Marine Le Pen after the first round, both candidates have offered to hold referendums on remaining part of the European Union. The US earnings season k... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The ANC plans to revive the economy
  • Despite the African National Congress (ANC) clinching the vote after South Africa's fifth general election, they did so by the smallest margin in 20 years. Over the weekend, the ANC says it plans to revive the ailing South African economy. Let's take a closer look at how the ANC plans to do that… The ANC sees its support fall The latest general election highlighted that the ANC is losing its... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • The rand rallies after Moody's hails the ANC's election win as “credit positive”
  • Earlier today, rating agency Moody's said that last week's election win by the African National Congress (ANC) was good news for the country's rating. The statement from Moody's sent the rand stronger. The rand is now trading at five month highs. Let's take a closer look at what Moody's said and the effect… The ANC’s win is good for economic policy In a statement, Moody’s says that th... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Hope of a resolution to end the platinum sector strike boosts the JSE
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ended the day strongly higher. One of the main forces driving the local bourse up was renewed talks between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). This gave investors hope that an end to the lengthy strike was in sight. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… ***********************... ››› more
  • [23 April 2014]
  • Will the economy benefit when voters hit the poles in the 2014 South African elections?
  • The 2014 South African elections are less than two months away. And already, the political promises are heating up. But with rampant strikes in key economic sectors, poor service delivery and crippling unemployment rates shadowing the previous term, can we really expect things to change this time around? To answer that, today we're investigating whether the economy will benefit from these election... ››› more
  • [18 March 2014]
  • How do you know when a penny share is a screaming buy?
  • Penny shares are the most lucrative investments on the JSE. With their low prices, even a tiny one cent movement on the share price could mean massive gains. The simple fact is, over the past ten years small shares have beat the JSEs All-Share Index by 90.8% to give investors an average return of 427%. But not all penny shares have this potential to grow your money like this… Some are sin... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
  • The rand loses its battle to stay below R11 to the greenback
  • After the rand's rally yesterday, it's again trading above R11 to the dollar. There are a number of factors weighing on the local currency. Not helping matters is a strengthening dollar. And investors are worried about a number of domestic issues. Let's take a closer look at what's troubling the rand… After showing signs of strength yesterday, the rand has “slipped against the dollar,” rep... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • Mugabe is to give control of the business sector to black Zimbabweans
  • After the general elections in Zimbabwe at the end of last month, rumours have been circulating. There have been accusations of vote fixing, amongst other things, to ensure that Robert Mugabe continued in his role as President. Now he is committed to give control of the business sector to black Zimbabweans. Read on to find out more… Earlier today, Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, said he ... ››› more
  • [13 August 2013]
  • Zimbabwe's stock market plummets on the re-election of Mugabe
  • Today was the first trading day since the results of Zim's general election came out. And the market didn't react well to the news of Mugabe's re-election. Let's have a closer look at what's going on. This morning, the Zim stock market plunged 11%, reports IOL. Today is its “first trading day since official results confirmed veteran President Robert Mugabe would extend his 33 years in power”... ››› more
  • [05 August 2013]
  • Three golden rules to ensure your investing success
  • When it comes to the information age where you can get any information you need, in the blink of an eye, the difficulty is sorting through it all. And nowhere is that more true than when figuring out your investments. That's why Investment expert Warren Jeffery has taken the liberty to do all the work for you! Today he equips you with three rules that'll help you on your quest for investment succe... ››› more
  • [08 April 2013]
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