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.”
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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
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
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
Over the course of 2018 the crypto market shed around $700 billion, or about 84% of its value. But while many were focused on the crypto crash, there was a major announcement in the crypto market that went unnoticed.
In July 2018, Switzerland's stock exchange announced it was building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets.
Their g... ››› more
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
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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
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
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…
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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
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
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
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…
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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:
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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
"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
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
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
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