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  • Grow your portfolio with these JSE “Safe Haven” investment opportunities
  • Week after week, market commentators highlight how investors are not making positive returns in USD. The US dollar is king now, with it paying a positive yield and investors who have missed the gold rally are hording it. This has caused liquidity to be squeezed. It's increasingly likely that President Trump will use the 1934 Gold Reserve Act to sell US Dollars and buy foreign currency as a way... ››› more
  • [08 October 2019]
  • Goodbye China and hello 30,940 for the Dow Jones!
  • Trump may have imposed 100s of billions of dollars on tariffs in the US China trade war and it seems he isn't about to stop there… In fact, the trade war could escalate to a new level of madness where we see the US delist a number of Chinese companies from the US stock exchanges. Just to put it into perspective, in February, as per government data, there were 156 companies that traded on... ››› more
  • [07 October 2019]
  • “First a trickle…then a flood"
  • That's what Su Zhu, the CEO of hedge fund Arrows Capital, said after the anti-climactic launch of crypto platform Bakkt. You see, after the first 24 hours, the exchange recorded only 72 BTC had been entered into monthly contracts. However, people should not be alarmed by the bleak start as regulated futures contracts mostly kick off slow. Su Zhu continued… "The reality is that most ... ››› more
  • [01 October 2019]
  • WARNING: Last week's announcement could cause a 12% crash on the JSE
  • Over the past year we've seen a number of factors drag the world economy down. From the sudden cut in interest rates in September, to the ongoing war with Brexit and with the US-China trade war, to the oil output being decimated by a drone attack in Saudi Arabia… We are now seeing the aftermath and the ripple effect, unfortunately hit home… In fact, we had an announcement last week... ››› more
  • [01 October 2019]
  • The best strategy to muscle your way through the looming financial crisis
  • Last week the Repo rate jumped more than 400%. Now, I'm not talking about the South African rate which is set by the South African Reserve Bank. I'm talking about the “real Repo rate”. The US one, which affects over trillions of dollars' worth of transfers each day. This rate, which is normally just over 2% spiked up to 10% last Tuesday (17 of September) as global lending markets s... ››› more
  • [26 September 2019]
  • Finally…Bakkt is set to launch today! And it could be great news for crypto investors
  • One year ago, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - which owns the NYSE - revealed plans to launch a futures exchange and digital assets platform - called Bakkt. Bakkt's goal? To transform Bitcoin into a trusted global currency with broad usage. More importantly, make Bitcoin a more sound and secure offering for key players in the market who mostly shunned it… I'm talking about the... ››› more
  • [23 September 2019]
  • My 2019 Rugby World Cup Prediction!
  • Now is the time to get excited about the Rugby World Cup in Japan. It's been four years since the world last clashed on the rugby field and with the introduction of new countries taking part, this year's Rugby World Cup could be a nail-biter. That's why today I want to break down each team to its very core, identify their squads while answering one important question… Who will win ro... ››› more
  • [19 September 2019]
  • The big bitcoin misconception...
  • Right now, there's a big misconception in the crypto market. And it's got to do with circulating supply. That's the total supply of tokens currently available in the market. Once investors understand this concept it could lead to another massive price surge in the price of bitcoin. Let me explain…         Recommended:  ________________________________________ ... ››› more
  • [16 September 2019]
  • How to choose the right bookmaker
  • One of the most important decisions you'll make when sports betting has nothing to do with picking the right side or the correct score of a game. This crucial decision is picking your online bookmaker. There are dozens of companies offering sports betting over the internet, and many of them seem to offer the same service… So how do you decide which one is best for you? Well I hav... ››› more
  • [12 September 2019]
  • Why you must rebalance your crypto portfolio!
  • I'm sure you've heard of portfolio rebalancing. Almost every investor does it. It's a simple, but extremely important ‘tool' where an investor periodically buys or sells different assets (stocks, bonds, etc) within a portfolio. Rebalancing helps reduce the risk an investor suffers from the changes in returns of various investments. And it also helps ‘restore' their desired asset allocatio... ››› more
  • [09 September 2019]
  • Don't let your brain trick you into making the wrong bet!
  • When was the last time you decided to bet on a team, but discovered new information and changed your bet to back the opponent? If you don't do this very often, it could be because you've become victim of “Confirmation Bias”! It's a little known phenomenon that can end up destroying your bankroll and put you out for good. But don't worry, because while this may be something harmful ... ››› more
  • [05 September 2019]
  • What should you do with your Naspers?
  • If you haven't already read about it, Naspers (NPN) plans to list its international internet assets, in a company called Prosus, on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and the JSE on September 11.   So, you need to own Naspers on 12 September (Ex-div date) to qualify for Prosus shares or additional Naspers shares.    For a lot of investors, the biggest consideration affecting their d... ››› more
  • [03 September 2019]
  • Two ways to make a passive income from cryptos
  • There are many different ways to make money from cryptos… You can invest in them. You can trade them. You can even make money through arbitrage, which is when you buy and sell a crypto simultaneously to take advantage of the price difference. But did you know you can actually make passive income from cryptos? I'm talking about…         Recommended:  ______... ››› more
  • [02 September 2019]
  • When fear grows - these stocks soar
  • The rand is at R15.37 to the dollar - the weakest we've seen since the Zuma era. We can blame this on NHI, EWC or a string of other three lettered government policies that aren't business friendly. But at the end of the day the whole world is running scared right now. Thanks to the US trade war, negative bond yields in many European countries and increasing world debt. In fact, for t... ››› more
  • [29 August 2019]
  • Why bitcoin will never die...
  • It's been a decade since bitcoin officially started. Over this time, it's gained a lot of followers and of course, haters. Some have called it a revolutionary asset, while others have labelled it, a downright Ponzi scheme. The thing is, whether you love them or hate them, bitcoin will never die. Demand will always be there - especially in today's world. And it's all because… ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2019]
  • The two MOST important things to know before you invest in cryptos
  • Here's something quite interesting… According to Statista, out of the 400,000 crypto-investors across 46 countries it surveyed, South Africa came in fifth place, as 16% of the population said they used or owned cryptocurrencies. Yes, you could argue it's a small study. However, it still reveals an increasing interest in cryptos from South Africans. In fact, because of the rising dema... ››› more
  • [19 August 2019]
  • Suddenly $1,900 gold doesn't look that crazy any more…
  • In June 2019 I told readers that gold is headed higher… Back then I had a longer term target of $1,900 in mind. Today, the gold price is already $100 higher than it was back then. The rand is also weaker - leading to a rand gold price of more than R750,000/kg. That is R110,000 per kilo more than it was in June... Gold has suddenly become so bullish that Goldman Sachs just upgraded it... ››› more
  • [14 August 2019]
  • What you should know before investing offshore
  • By now, I assume, most investors would agree, having all your money invested in SA is a bad idea. Our low growth, unstable politics and a volatile currency are important considerations. However, the most important reason to invest offshore, is the local investment universe is simply too small. At less than 0.6% of global GDP, South Africa is simply too small to provide you with enough opportun... ››› more
  • [08 August 2019]
  • Never let a good crisis go to waste
  • As Winston Churchill once said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, we believe investors should be ensuring they have enough exposure to offshore assets that will be a hedge against a “deeper crisis” and should be slowly buying depressed local assets if they have cash on hand. Most investors have been sitting on the sidelines not fully exposed to equities You can't blame local invest... ››› more
  • [06 August 2019]
  • The ZAR's Eskom induced downward spiral
  • I'm sure you have seen the headlines signaling the Rand is on a downward spiral. We highlighted the Rand being at risk of weakness when it was below R13.90 to the USD two weeks ago. It's lost almost 3% but recovering steadily. This bout of weakness is on the back of Eskom's new lifeline of R59 billion, over the next two years. After government committed R69 billion over three years earlier thi... ››› more
  • [30 July 2019]
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