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
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
What if I told you… this is all you'll ever need to take your trading profits to a whole new level?
You will Never need to buy another product.
You will Never need to attend another event.
You will Never have to worry about technical jargon.
And you WILL realise how easy the process is within just a few hours.
Allow me to introduce myself…
My name is Timon Rossolimo... ››› more
In 2020 the South African economy saw an unprecedented crash because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In dollar terms our country's GDP dropped from $351.4 billion to $301.92 billion.
That's roughly R740 billion that disappeared from our GDP overnight.
Tourism came to a halt.
Restaurants, hotels, gyms and car dealerships hit a massive slump.
Property, specifically office space became a hot... ››› more
Just sending out a note to make sure you didn't miss it.
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In December 2021 inflation in the USA rose past 7% for the first time in nearly 40 years.
In the European Union, inflation hit 5% at the same time - by far the highest it has been in 25 years. To give you an idea, the highest inflation has gone in the EU since 2010 was around 2.5%.
And there were actually times inflation was NEGATIVE.
Here in SA, we even hit a four year high.
In a rece... ››› more
Small cap shares, or penny stocks, were by far 2021's best performing sector.
My Red Hot Penny Shares closed portfolio provided us with an average gain of 72.82% on 20 stocks for 2021, with a win rate of 80%.
In comparison, the Alt-X index was up 30% for the year, whilst the All Share index is up 19%. The Small Cap Index was the top performer of the lot with 42% for 2021 to date.
I expect anot... ››› more
Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) are one of the most underappreciated investment vehicles in the country. So, it's rather difficult to understand why most people still don't use them. They're one of the only tax efficient vehicles that come with almost no negatives.
What is a TFSA?
It’s an investment vehicle in which all income or growth on investments held inside are tax-free. This includ... ››› more
As the old saying goes: “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes.” So, when you can avoid either, you should take it. Just as you'd grab hold of a lifesaving medical treatment, so you should jump on any opportunity to reduce your tax burden.
The South African government gives you very few opportunities to reduce your tax burden compared to other countries. But two of the sim... ››› more
A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that SA's inflation hit the highest level since 2017.
The number came in at 5.9%, but the reality is, prices for some goods and services seem to have doubled over the past year.
In response to rising inflation, SARB increased the repo rate to 4%.
The average SA consumer may not care all that much about inflation as a topic, but they sure as hell care ab... ››› more
I have an important notice for you.
First, I am not a BIG bear when it comes to Bitcoin. I know in the medium to long run, it's going to continue to make all time highs.
However, since November 2021 I have been shorting (selling) Bitcoin and have been making decent profits.
In fact, I sent out an analysis on how I expected the price to drop from $50,000 to $40,000.
And it did exactly... ››› more
Everything you read right now is about inflation.
It's a major global concern. And it should be your concern too.
Because it can seriously erode your wealth.
But there is a smart way to inflation-proof your portfolio today...
This relationship automatically makes commodities an effective
hedge against inflation
That’s because there is a positive relationship between... ››› more
Following a shocking 2020, we had a strong economic recovery in 2021.
The US index, S&P 500 ended 2021 up 27%. Its best three year stretch since 1999. The Dow was up 19% on the year, while the Nasdaq gained 21%. Over the last three years, the S&P 500 is up 90%.
The JSE All Share index returned 24% for the year (29% including dividends), with the Top 40 shares on the JSE growing 19% (total re... ››› more
If you haven't seen it yet, Eskom is asking Nersa for a 20.5% tariff increase for 2023.
What's more - it plans on charging us both a fixed charge, as well as a variable charge.
According to a Moneyweb interview the tariffs we're staring in the face could be huge.
“For example, in the city of Cape Town, which is currently 272.4 cents per kilowatt hour, or R2.72.4 per kilowatt hour, that ... ››› more
The S&P 500 is arguably the most popular stock Index.
It contains the companies most widely owned by individual investors.
It also accounts for roughly 80% of the overall value of the stock market in the US.
And it's been a boon for investors who have held in their portfolio over the past decade.
But the era of high returns could be ending.
Let me explain…
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US inflation came in at 7% on Wednesday.
This is so far beyond the US target rate of 2% it's terrifying.
To give you some perspective about how big a miss this is, our SA target rate is up to 6%. So, to miss it as much as the US did, our inflation rate would need to be 21%.
Up until recently, the US Fed argued they didn't have to raise interest rates to combat inflation, since it was “t... ››› more
If you're looking to build your wealth through trading and you're finally feeling it's time to take action - This article is for you.
Each year, I love to start the year with direction and purpose when it comes to trading.
Share this article, send it to your friends and family and let's start your year off on a profitable note.
Here are my favourite 5 trading resolutions in 2022.
-... ››› more
Many people believe that dividends are boring. And aren't big enough to make a difference in their portfolio.
But that simply isn't true.
Throughout history, finding great dividend companies that pay you consistent income every year has been one of the great ways to build wealth.
And 2021 has been no different.
Just consider Investec - a company I consider a “Dividend Dominator”…... ››› more
Incredibly, it's already that time of year when brokers, banks and analysts' dust off their crystal balls and start making wild predictions on what will happen to financial markets over the next 12 months.
Now, it's important for you to remember, that no matter how fancy the title of the person making predictions, or how prestigious the institution, the future has a way of surprising us all.
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Every year we start off with our biggest, boldest and best predictions for the coming 12 months.
How will the world around us change? What will stock markets do? And where do the biggest opportunities exist?
Five predictions to start off the year
Prediction #1 - The pandemic will end in 2022
It’s the prediction no one has been willing to make. Just as we think things are taking... ››› more
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