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  • What can investors learn from the biggest crypto exchange hacks in history...
  • According to TheBlock - a prominent research, analysis, and news source in the crypto industry, 42 cryptocurrency exchanges have been compromised since 2012. And the total amount of stolen funds exceeded $1.35 billion! Obviously, exchanges are not the only ones that suffer losses. Users end up being the victims of the hacks as well. That's why today, we will analyse the most significan... ››› more
  • [21 April 2020]
  • You need to make sure you're using the right investment method when picking stocks
  • There are two main methods you can use to pick stocks for investing or trading. I'm talking about terms called “fundamental” and “technical” analysis. You need to understand the differences between these methods - if you are to use them successfully as an investor… Use them correctly - and you stand to make big profits. Use them incorrectly and you could lose out big time. ... ››› more
  • [12 February 2020]
  • Last week, I warned investors about this “income-trap” and it just crashed 31%!
  • In November's issue of the South African Investor, I warned readers about two types of “danger” shares lurking on the JSE. One of these types is called the “High-Yielder”. Simply these are shares that sit on suspiciously high dividend yields. You've probably heard me speak about these “income-traps” before, but in the South African Investor, I went further and reveale... ››› more
  • [09 December 2019]
  • Why this JSE Cannabis Penny Stock Is About To Sky Rocket
  • Head over to your nearest shopping centre or mall and you'll notice, a bunch of Cannabis outlets popping up. From cannabis flavoured soaps in the Body Shop, CBD outlets selling cannabis oils for your vape or even cannabis infused drinks and cooking oils. This is an industry that is pretty much taking over South Africa and the world. In fact, Green Fund estimated that the global cannabis m... ››› more
  • [23 September 2019]
  • Why ETFs could cause the next market crash
  • If you've ever watched The Big Short, chances are you know who Michael Burry is. He's the guy who figured out a bubble was forming in the US housing markets pre-2008. He also correctly predicted a market crash would ensue and made a ton of money shorting the housing market. This week, he noted there are correlations between the bubble which formed in the housing market and Exchange Traded Fund... ››› more
  • [12 September 2019]
  • Bargain hunting in “bear” territory
  • Following on from last week's article where I quoted Sir John Templeton as saying “tell me where there is the most pessimism and I will tell you where to invest”. That describes global equity markets now and more accurately the South African market. Most investors are bearish and pessimism is high. But that doesn't mean you should be buying every stock making 52-week lows or in bargain territo... ››› more
  • [27 August 2019]
  • Why traders and investors are preparing for a HUGE move up for silver!
  • At the end of February 2019, I sent out a prediction article on silver. In it, I mentioned that silver's price broke above a ceiling level (blue line in the graph below) at $15.80.   Since then, the silver market’s price buying momentum picked up and has been in a strong upward trajectory.   In fact, right now the silver price is trading at around $16.52, ... ››› more
  • [05 August 2019]
  • Do you have enough for retirement?
  • If you're approaching retirement, it's likely this question is keeping you up at night. It doesn't really matter if you're wealthy, comfortable or just making ends meet. When you get to retirement age the world changes. In the course of my life I've worked with high-flying executives living what can only be described as “the dream”. Owners of multiple businesses, in multiple countries.... ››› more
  • [27 June 2019]
  • A “Retirement Plan B” you can't ignore!
  • Let me ask you a serious question… How many of you believe you have enough money to last your retirement? Well when you consider that over 50% of South Africans aren't confident they will be able to draw an income in retirement, I'm going to assume not many of you. You see, a standard retirement annuity is simply not enough to generate the income you need, for the retirement you want... ››› more
  • [04 March 2019]
  • MORE income than a share, SAFE like a bond
  • Last week, I explained the power of income investing. And how it can boost the overall performance of your portfolio…even in the worst of times. I also revealed (in short) some of the best ways to start generating an income for your portfolio. Today I'd like to delve deeper into one of those income investments. The reason why, is because they offer more income than a normal share... ››› more
  • [18 February 2019]
  • Tax year end - Do these three things to reduce your tax liability
  • With just 12 days left of the tax year and the budget speech next week, this is the time of year, that you should be evaluating your investments and retirement savings and maxing them out as much as you can. While many people know they should be saving more for a rainy day and retirement, most of us are not. Using a few tax incentives can assist you a great deal now and years down the line. ... ››› more
  • [12 February 2019]
  • Don't ignore the power of income investing
  • We all like to make a lot of money. It's human nature. Take investing for example… People tend to invest most of their money into stocks. Why? Because stocks are usually the best place to put your money for the highest and fastest growth. But by doing this, investors sometimes ignore or underestimate the importance of income investing. Here's what I mean…     ... ››› more
  • [11 February 2019]
  • Placing your first sports bet is as easy as 1, 2 and 3
  • What stops a lot of beginners placing their first bet is the simple fact they don't understand the betting platform. Fear not, as I have three simple to follow steps that will allow you to place your first winning bet. Read on to discover how you could start earning a second income, watching your favourite sporting events.   **************Recommended**************   Tradi... ››› more
  • [01 June 2018]
  • Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!
  • The International Monetary Fund has increased its global growth forecast to 3.9% for 2018 on the back of US Tax cuts that will most likely stimulate growth. Typically, global growth above 3.5% is a strong catalyst for commodity price growth and emerging markets. SA is still in a honeymoon phase after Ramaphosa's election. The Rand strength and other positive economic results have raised th... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • Here's what no-one told you about low-cost RA's…
  • A week ago I was nearly convinced low-cost RA's are the way to go. I read a well written article on the web, promoting the virtues of low-cost RA's. The article uses the following example: Someone has saved R3 000 every month for 40 years into a retirement annuity (RA), and earns a return of 6.5% above inflation. If you pay an investment fee of 3% you'd end up with R3 million at the end ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Getting it right… 2 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Where is, the Rand going? The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • A simple strategy to beat fund managers at their own game
  • Right now, there are just north of 400 shares on the JSE. Of these shares, investment funds only invest in the top 40, and perhaps the top 100… Only 161 shares are on the JSE All-Share index… If you invest in a fund you're most likely investing in the JSE's Top 40 Index. Unit trusts simply don't deviate from the index too far, because that's the only way they can match the index perfor... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • What my mother taught me about retiring wealthy
  • I probably learned more from my mother's retirement experience than anyone else's. When she retired, she wanted security, lived austerely, but had no idea whatsoever of enhancing value. And therein lay the disaster. My mother sold her home, moved into a seemingly more secure rented complex, and placed all financial resources into a low interest bearing building society account in an extremely h... ››› more
  • [14 August 2017]
  • Trump's first days in office + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Last week's sentiment remained positive and markets continued their rally. President Trump's first days in office are being closely monitored and provide plenty for traders to digest. The JSE Top 40 closed the week up 0,8%, but retreated slightly on Friday along with generally softer developed markets; for the year to date the JSE is up 7,7%. Kumba rallied 27% after it provided a product... ››› more
  • [31 January 2017]
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