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  • The biggest threat to China is a… cryptocurrency
  • When Facebook announced plans to launch its new digital currency Libra, it was met with fear…Especially in China. When questioned on Facebook's Libra at a press conference, the founder and CEO of Huawei hit back saying, “China can also issue such a [crypto]currency by itself. Why wait for others to issue it? The power of a country is always stronger than an Internet company.” The ... ››› more
  • [05 August 2019]
  • Biotech, Cryptos, what's it all about?
  • Q. "Now that Facebook is launching a new crypto-currency, I'm very interested to start trading it. Could you briefly explain what I need to know to understand the new crypto-currency and why people are getting so excited over it?" A. Facebook's crypto-currency is called Libra. It is a one of a kind global currency and financial infrastructure which will be powered by a smart contract platform... ››› more
  • [27 June 2019]
  • Crypto-currency terms you need to know
  • Q. “Timon you mentioned in your Monday article that the Ethereum updates will improve and protect social media. Could you give an example of a decentralised social media app and how does it differ from Facebook?”   A. Yes, in fact they plan to launch next week.   in June 2019 a start-up called Block.One managed to raise a record breaking $4.2 billion in the Initial Coin Offeri... ››› more
  • [05 June 2019]
  • If you own investments in these two US sectors… Beware!
  • Isn't it amazing how one man can send shockwaves through global equity markets, just through a tweet. That's what investors have to deal with when it comes to US President Donald Trump and his trade wars. What's worse, there's no telling whether we've already witnessed the highest points of tension between the US and China in the battle over international trade. If precedent has taught... ››› more
  • [20 May 2019]
  • How to profit from Facebook's $50 billion downfall
  • If you're not aware yet, Facebook is in hot water. A US Resident has sued Facebook and a British based political consultancy for taking data from millions of Facebook users without their permission. This information was linked to the exploitation of the information by the Cambridge Analytica consultancy to help President Donald Trump's election campaign. Long story short, this ordeal has ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2018]
  • Your Facebook Q&A for the week!
  • We've recently hit over 13,000 likes on Facebook. Thank you for all of the support and most of all, interaction. Trading Tips Facebook is the one platform we can post brand new developments as they happen on the net. Whether it be: ~ An interest rate hike decision ~ Firing of a reputable minister ~ Or even a friendly strike for the change needed in our country This Facebook page is ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • “Boet as soon as you take a trade grab a Castle Lager”
  • The best lessons in life are those learnt through experience. And today, I'm going to post some of these lessons. However, they won't be from what I learnt from trading. Instead, I'm going to post some lessons my newbie subscriber traders have learnt during their first month of trading. Take the first lesson for example… “Boet, as soon as you take a trade according to you... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Facebook soars to an all-time high on the back of impressive profits
  • Yesterday, Facebook surprised the market with an excellent set of results. The social media giant is gaining traction. Shares shot higher on release of the results. Let's take a closer look at what's making Facebook so much money…   Facebook continues to grow rapidly   For the third quarter of its financial year, Facebook posted a rise in net income of 11%, bringing it to ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • Why there's still a chance to make money from Facebook
  • Go back ten or 15 years ago and the idea of social media seemed foreign to most. But fast forward to the present day and social media is a vital part of so many people's lives. Facebook is the most popular example of this. So has the opportunity for gains in Facebook passed or is there still time to make money from the rise of this social media stock? Let's take a closer look… Fac... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Will Facebook destroy Vodacom's profits?
  • Facebook just paid a colossal $19 billion for the smartphone-messaging application company WhatsApp. Some people say this move is a threat to the big mobile players of Vodacom, MTN and the like. That's because straight after the purchase, WhatsApp said it will add voice calls to its product within the next four months. This means there's a danger that WhatsApp's improved application will st... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • Facebook is to buy WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion
  • Yesterday, social networking giant Facebook announced it's acquiring messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. The cash and stock deal sees Facebook trying to ensure its market share across different users. Let's take a closer look at what the deal means for Facebook… Facebook surprised the market yesterday with “an eye popping cash and stock deal worth up to $19 billion” for WhatsApp, r... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • Facebook's founder and his wife are the US's top philanthropists of 2013
  • Yesterday, the Chronicle of Philanthropy named Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and its CEO, and his wife, as joint top philanthropists in the US. Over the course of last year, they donated nearly $1 billion. And last year saw an increase in donations from 2012. Let's take a closer look at what else the Chronicle's list revealed… Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Pris... ››› more
  • [11 February 2014]
  • Twitter dips 12% on release of first quarter report
  • Twitter hit the stock market at the beginning of November last year. The hype surrounding the listing was similar to that seen when Facebook listed. Yesterday, the micro blogger released its figures for its first quarter. And even though the number were in line with forecasts, investors expected more. The share plunged in after-hours trading. Let's take a closer look at what Twitter revealed… ... ››› more
  • [06 February 2014]
  • Mining industry leader once again under threat of violence…
  • Irvin Jim, the general secretary of Numsa, has received another death threat. This time, it comes from Gauteng leader Steve Phiri Matsemela. Matsemela threatened to kill Jim in a Facebook post… Let's take a closer look at the implications for mining industry. Irvin Jim’s death threat posted on Facebook On Tuesday, Matsemela posted a message on Facebook reading:    "..... ››› more
  • [29 November 2013]
  • Twitter's debut sees shares gain over 73%
  • After months of hype, Twitter made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. The micro blogger got off to a great start, with shares trading up to 92% higher during the trading session. Let's take a closer look at Twitter's first day on the market… Shares in Twitter “closed at $44.90, up more than 73% from their initial price of $26 each,” reports the BBC. With its debut a roarin... ››› more
  • [08 November 2013]
  • Boost your trading success for 2014 with four simple steps.
  • "Hi Timon I'm interested to learn how to trade, but I don't know the first step, therefore my intention with this mail is that I'm in need of a mentor to start off with! I'm very eager to learn - B from The Investors Club." Well there are a few simple steps which can kick start your trading career! It's always best to start off learning the nitty-gritties of trading before you commit to any... ››› more
  • [07 November 2013]
  • Concerns mount over Twitter's offering
  • With about a month to go until Twitter lists on the New York Stock Exchange, some concerns are emerging. The listing is being compared with that of Facebook. But does Twitter have what it takes to follow Facebook's success? Let's take a closer look at the concerns over Twitter... When Twitter first announced its plans to list about five weeks ago, investors got excited about the prospect of the ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2013]
  • How you can make as much money as Facebook and Google's first investors!
  • When it comes to investing, it's the early investors that make the big money. For example entrepreneur Peter Thiel was the first man to invest in social media company Facebook way back in 2004. His $500,000 investment back then is worth over $3 billion today! Electrical engineer Andy Bechtolsheim was Google's first real investor… His $100,000 initial investment grew to $1.5 billion in j... ››› more
  • [20 September 2013]
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