Just in: The South African Reserve Bank just lowered interest rates by another 1%, the second time in a month.
This puts the South African repo rate at a historic low!
We can write essays about what the lower interest rate means for business and consumers. But in short - lowering interest rates historically has meant one thing for gold. Its price goes up!
And as you can see in the c... ››› more
March will be known as the worst month of all-time for the South African rand.
With the ongoing lockdown, the increasing rate of COVID-19 cases, the crumbling economy, and the downgrading from Moody's - It's just been bad news after bad news for SA.
And what happened last week?
Well we saw the South African rand hit record lows passing through the R19.00 mark against the US dollar.
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As I write this, over 1.8 billion people are currently in lock down.
This includes us, South Africans, as of 26th of March 2020.
And while most of us are twiddling our thumbs at home, we are probably asking the same questions.
1. What can I do with my time?
2. How long will this thing last?
3. Where is a safe place to invest my money?
I might not have the answer to the first two, ... ››› more
There are hundreds of thousands of people using blockchain technology right now. And there are millions of people that own cryptos.
Still cryptos haven't quite reached widespread adoption yet - especially from major countries.
But, this could change in 2020.
You see, in the space of eight days, we've seen some of the biggest economies make a concerted effort to legitimise crypto.
A... ››› more
Unless you live under a rock, you'll know global markets have fallen dramatically over the last few days. Many major indices are now in bear market territory, having fallen more than 20% from highs. Some sectors, like energy, have fallen even further.
It's total carnage out there!
But, if you're a regular reader, you can't say we didn't warn you about this…
Firstly, as many of my reade... ››› more
Last week we saw a precious metal shoot up over $200 overnight!
This was the first time in history we saw this metal move over 8% within a few hours, taking it to a record high of $2,769.
Even Edward Meir, an analyst at ED&F Man Capital Markets said it…
“…has been unbelievable - it's like the Tesla stock of commodities,”
And while the Coronavirus continues to spread, stock mar... ››› more
Yesterday saw markets react decisively to the risk of COVID-19 to global growth. With most markets pulling back over 3%. This is due to an acceleration of new infections outside of China. It has hit Europe as Italy reports the 7th death and puts the town of Cologna on lock down, with others in the Lombardy region of northern Italy (a manufacturing hub) on unofficial lockdown.
The cause for ala... ››› more
Tesla, the US based electric car maker is up 81% since the start of 2020.
And an incredible 150% in just a year!
It's not very often you see a $140 billion company grow this rapidly?
Let's take a look at what's behind this astronomic growth?
Three Penny Superstar Stocks Taking on the JSE in 2020
These three stocks are ... ››› more
This is not a drill…
The deadly coronavirus has not only claimed over 170 lives at last count and infected 1000s, it's also had a major impact on world stock markets and economies.
Investors are selling off their positions in equities, and seeking out alternatives like gold, platinum and bonds which have little effect on world markets.
And it looks like we are ... ››› more
2020 is set to be a nervous year for South African investors.
At home we have this triple whammy to look forward to… load shedding, a potential ratings downgrade and low growth.
Internationally we got Brexit, the US election and the ongoing trade war. And maybe even an actual war!
All this when many global indices are at record high and way overdue a reset.
In such an environment... ››› more
Q. “I keep seeing special offers for signing up for Forex and trading brokers. I don't want to make a mistake and choose the wrong one. Do you have a list of requirements to make sure I choose the best broker for me?”
A. I am glad you asked this question.
My social media platforms have also been filled with advertisements from brokers that are offering different ‘Black... ››› more
We all know how ‘Black Friday' sees the most incredible deals in shops every year…
These deals are typically 30%, 40% and 50% discount on everything you buy.
In the same way I foresee great ‘Black Friday' specials on the JSE this year.
What am I talking about?
Well, since 2018 there have been around 35 companies delisted from the JSE. Around 10% of all the small cap shares on... ››› more
I remember, when I was younger, how PC gamers were the social pariahs.
Life was simple: The rugby players were the popular ones. The PC gamers were the geeks.
How things have changed!
‘The Great JSE Takeover’
If you’d bought stock just before these companies were taken over... I'm talking about Absa, SA br... ››› more
The Rand has made a strong recovery against the major currency pairs over the past month.
And faces several headwinds this week with the Mid-Term Budget Speech due tomorrow.
There's also the Moody's decision and a slew of important data points from the US, Europe and the UK.
These events have the potential to see the Rand lose 50c or more in the coming weeks against the USD.
Look at t... ››› more
Did you know since the start of the year, gold has risen to just about 16%.
It's been a great year for not only investors, but for us traders as well.
In fact, this year alone with Red Hot Storm Trader, we've managed to bank three out of four winners on Anglo Gold with the gold rise including…
• January 2019: + 47.77%
• February 2019: + 41.10%
• July 2019: + 34.97%
• Sept... ››› more
In 2019 alone there have been 19 shares delisted from the JSE.
Not because they're bankrupt…
Or have violated regulations
Or just because it's too costly
They are companies that were selling for WAY less than what they were worth.
Companies that have been grabbed up by astute investors, companies and funds that know the profits they make are worth a lot more than t... ››› more
Imagine how much more successful you'd be if you had five chances to kick a penalty…
Five chances to sink a putt…
Five chances to nail that perfect landing…
Well that is exactly what my October Structured Product pick offers you: Five chances to make mega-profit.
And, best of all, you can customise this investment to suit your specific needs by choosing to invest in either Ra... ››› more
From the 20 teams that started in the rugby world cup, only eight remain.
We've seen some great upsets, from the likes of Japan and Uruguay and some poor performances from Russia and the USA.
However, all the remaining sides cannot be ignored as we go in to the quarter finals.
That's why today I want to give you my predictions for the upcoming knockout encounters this weekend!
Let... ››› more
The JSE is down 3.95% for the past three months, 5.13% in the past six and we're only up 8% over the past three years.
With politics the way they are and the performance of the South African economy many investors are asking whether they should bail on SA listed stocks for good.
I'll give you my take on the situation now, let's first have a look at the facts:
SA’s economy is already... ››› more
Today, we're going to forget about crypto prices…
The amazing blockchain developments…
The new crypto platforms like Bakkt…
And look at something I think every investor - or anyone - should know.
I'm talking about The REAL reason why bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are revolutionary inventions.
To explain, we need to go back to more than a century ago…
The beginning o... ››› more
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