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  • Forex Trading Q&A for the day
  • Q. "Trader X recently sent out a Forex trade to short (sell) the EUR/ZAR. I am currently trading Forex CFDs and would like to ask how I can calculate the minimum rands risked per pip movement if I traded 5 CFDs. Do you have a formula to help with this?” A. Hi John S, yes I can absolutely help with this. ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • How to slow down your losses in a market crash
  • It seems that uncertain times are ahead of us. On the one hand we have the main stock markets crashing to new yearly lows. Since March 2022: The JSE All Share Index is down 9.6% The SP500 has crashed over 14.6% The Nasdaq has dropped over 20% Also gold is down over 10% and some of the main crypto's like Bitcoin and Ethereum are down over 50%. Some believe we are entering into a ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • An interview with South Africa's top Breakout Trader
  • Last week, I flew to South Africa to catch up with friends and relatives. I'm thrilled to have also have flown with my lovely girlfriend, so I can show her around this beautiful country. Compared to chilly Greece, the weather has been perfect and it's been incredible being back to friendly faces, open air, amazing food and a lekker Jozie spirit! Any way last week Friday, I decided to phon... ››› more
  • [05 May 2022]
  • How are the floods affecting JSE companies?
  • On the 11th and 12th of April, parts of KwaZulu-Natal received between 200 and 400 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period. Scenes from the KZN floods were shocking. I'm sure you saw the scenes of container yards flooded, trucks upturned and infrastructure in the Durban area decimated. The South African government declared a national state of disaster to respond to the flood hit areas. Homes h... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • [DOWNLOAD FREE] CFD Risk Trading Calculator
  • Q. “Hi Timon, I have a R250,000 portfolio and I am using the special 2% risk rule per trade as you have taught us. Based on your last trade with Shoprite with the entry being R242 and your stop loss being R232.00 does this mean I should buy xxx CFD contracts in this trade?” Hi Pete, The number of contracts purely depends on the how much money you deposit… So if you have a portfolio of R2... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • Why I expect a 25% drop in the Euro!
  • The next time you travel to Europe, it might be very affordable. You may actually be able to travel to the hotel of your choice, eat at any restaurant and enjoy the tourist attractions without hurting your pocket. I'm in Greece right now for a few months and I've got myself a little place in the heart of Athens and I must say, all furniture, appliances, TV and other accessories are super che... ››› more
  • [30 March 2022]
  • Four metrics to calculate any international CFD stock position size
  • In our QA mailbox this past week... Q. “I am with Pickpocket Trader and before I take a trade, I would like to know how to calculate the number of international CFDs I need to buy to risk 3% of my R55,000 portfolio. Let's use the example from the most recent trade sent out on 11 February 2022”. A. You'll need four metrics to calculate the number of international CFDs you'll need to buy. ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2022]
  • How I became a professional trader and how you can do exactly the same
  • My name's Timon Rossolimos and I have been a professional trader since 2003. I run a small trading company called MATI Trader in the heart of Gauteng, Johannesburg. I have also been running a consistently profitable trader service and newsletter for the past ten years. Before that I managed a restaurant, traded for myself and worked at a few broker houses. It's there I first became int... ››› more
  • [03 March 2022]
  • Why Russia and Ukraine's conflict could cause gold to rocket
  • I'm finally getting a strong reason to buy gold. Unfortunately, it comes off the back of bad news. And this news, is a potential war brewing between many different countries. If things escalate, it could be a World War 3 threat… Already, Russia, Ukraine, the EU, America, and the UK are talking about attacks, hacks, sanctions and even war threats… And guess what has been flying u... ››› more
  • [03 March 2022]
  • What EA bots are and the pros and cons of running them for your trading…
  • Last week Wednesday, one of our reader's asked about trading bots. We spoke about the best trading robots in 2022 and how to get started with them. If you missed the article, click here to catch up. This idea really sparked my attention. You see, I am a firm believer that trading bots will be the future of trading. It will be for those who either do not have time to sit in front of a s... ››› more
  • [24 February 2022]
  • I think it's GAME-OVER for the South African Rand in 2022
  • Since last year, emerging currencies have been falling. Scrap that… CRASHING… We aren't sure why exactly, but I think it's all down to what is happening with the US. You see, the FED is expecting to raise their interest rates this year. This will help dampen the inflation rate. As this is good for the GDP and the economy, it will lead to US dollar strength and weakness among o... ››› more
  • [21 February 2022]
  • The 5 best Trading Robots in 2022
  • In our QA mailbox this past week... Q. “I've been reading lately about trading bots and how they are designed to take trades without you having to look at a screen. I have a full-time job and I'm wondering if you know any trading bots that can run my trading account. Also, how would you go about trading with robots at a beginner level?” A. As technology improves each year, we will start ... ››› more
  • [20 February 2022]
  • Four things to look for in a trading programme in 2022
  • Most people who want to build their wealth through trading, are in the same boat. They want to learn how to trade. Some have an idea that you do need a strict, automated and proven system but they have no idea where to start. The questions start piling up such as: • What indicators should I use? • Which markets should I add? • What charting platform and broker is best for... ››› more
  • [03 February 2022]
  • What should you learn from the Turkish lira crisis?
  • In Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” two characters are discussing bankruptcy: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways” Mike said, “gradually and then suddenly”. The “slowly at first, and then all at once” concept is wonderfully described in Malcom Gladwell's debut book The Tipping Point. Gladwell defines this idea as “the moment of critica... ››› more
  • [08 December 2021]
  • New exciting Satrix ETF I'll be adding to my trading arsenal
  • Q “Last Wednesday you mentioned the 5 Satrix ETFs you're mainly trading. I saw that recently they launched another Satrix ETF called the CAPI… Can you please explain what the ETF does and if you're looking at trading it in the future?” A. Yes, most definitely. As soon as the CAPI is available to trade on the trading platform and there is high volume of buying and selling, I will be a... ››› more
  • [12 November 2021]
  • How to lose 100% of your money in under a month
  • Did you hear? Some unfortunate crypto investors/traders lost everything. And that's not hyperbole. In just under a month, one crypto exploded 83,000%. Only for it to erase all these gains just a couple of weeks later. So what happened?   ________________________________________   Will you outlive your money?    My colleague Josh Benton recently discovered a w... ››› more
  • [10 November 2021]
  • To buy or sell the JSE in November?
  • This month is a major one for South Africa… On 1 November we had the local municipal vote where we saw negative sentiment for both the rand and bonds. In fact, not only did the the rand fall over 1.1% versus the dollar, the nation's local-currency debt also dropped 1.2% in dollar terms. This weaker rand helped boost resources share prices, as our resources are exported in US dollars.... ››› more
  • [10 November 2021]
  • If you're a fan of structured products you might like this one
  • I have been picking structured products for several years now and rarely have I seen a product as good as the one I've found this month. Tell me where you've ever heard of an investment that: Has a 100% capital guarantee, Delivers 400% of UNCAPPED index performance, Offers a guaranteed 12% tax-rate on your final return, Is backed by an A-rated international bank, ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2021]
  • Will the Evergrande crisis crash commodity markets worldwide?
  • China's second largest real estate developer is going bust. The company is $300 billion in debt. And it is struggling to pay interest when payments are becoming due. It's easy to think that an ailing real estate developer in China is an isolated case and it won't affect you… But the thing is, China's real estate market is worth $55 trillion. It is bigger than the US stock market, and... ››› more
  • [04 November 2021]
  • Top 5 local ETFs to invest in South Africa
  • Q. “I'm looking to invest in different local ETFs other than shares and indices. What are your top local ETFs you're mainly investing and trading this year when it comes to South Africa Timon?” A. In 2021, it's important to look at the most cost effective, easy to find and highly traded ETFs when it comes to investing and trading… Just a reminder, an ETF is an investment vehicle that... ››› more
  • [04 November 2021]
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