What an interesting month it's been for Trading Tips.
As the world has been easing their national lock down rules, it looks like the global economy is slowly going back to ‘normal'.
And each week I do an analysis, I find yet another stock exchange which is set to rally higher.
First the Dow Jones, second the JSE All share Index, then the rand and today is no different.
In toda... ››› more
There seems to be optimism flowing back into European markets.
Particularly in the UK as, in the last month, we've seen the FTSE 100 recover over 18%.
This is due to a number of reasons including:
• The COVID-19 infection rate is slowing down
• Talks about the ease of strict lockdowns
• The pound strengthening at an alarming rate
• Investor confidence entering the stock markets... ››› more
Many analysts have predicted 2020 will be a choppy year for investors, but NO ONE could have anticipated a threat like the Coronavirus. And, although many of you have likely heard of the disease, I believe most people are yet to understand its implications.
According to most estimates, this appears to be a very infectious sickness (twice as high as a normal flu) with a moderate death rate (l... ››› 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
Can you believe it's ‘Januworry' again?
I honestly think there's nothing worse than the point when your bank account tells you, you had just a little too much fun over the December holidays.
Thankfully, 2020 could be the very last January you ever feel this way - IF you make this pre-emptive strike today.
The man who bo... ››› more
Naspers result are due on Thursday and we should see buyers push the share price higher into year end.
Yesterday's trading update provided some insight into what to expect as it highlighted core earnings from continuing operations will increase between 7% and 10%.
Last week Tencent released results, and while it didn't excite traders and investors, it highlighted that a maturing business c... ››› more
With the rand doing tumbles in the markets right now, you need a way to expose your money to international markets.
You see, by earning money in pounds or dollars, you're protecting yourself from the weaker rand here at home. In fact, you're increasing your investment returns. ETFs are a great way to get exposure offshore with limited risk and capital outlay. Today we've found you the ideal of... ››› more
The db-x trackers FTSE 100 exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the London Stock Exchange's top 100 companies. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: db-x trackers FTSE 100 ETF
Short name: DBX FT100
Sector: JSE listed funds
Five top facts about db-x trackers FTSE 100 ETF
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are funds listed on the stock m... ››› more
If you want to trade international markets, one way to take advantage of the overall market move is to trade indices.
For example, trading the FTSE 100 to gain exposure to the movements of the London Stock Exchange's largest companies.
So how can you do it? You can spread trade.
Read on to find out how this works…
Spread trading international indices
Let’s say you’ve been ... ››› more
When it comes to building a portfolio of shares, it makes good diversification sense to put some of your money into markets other than South Africa.
Offshore investments can be tricky, but there is a way you can gain exposure to these markets very easily.
The London Stock Exchange's main index, the FTSE 100 is showing signs of further gains.
Here's how you can get in the action…
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Across the world, stock markets have been in a sustained upward trend. And this includes the FTSE 100, the index of the London Stock Exchange's top 100 companies.
With this global bull market comes worries about when the end will come. But it looks like this bull market has legs for more.
Read on to uncover why the FTSE 100 looks set for more gains and how you can profit from its move higher... ››› more
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