One of the most powerful lessons I learnt as a trader was from Microsoft's founder, philanthropist and entrepreneur… Bill Gates.
Every year, Bill Gates goes to a secluded place to enjoy what he calls a “Think Week”.
During this time, he bans all communication from everyone and everything.
He avoids being distracted by his family, friends and employees.
Basically, he takes with hi... ››› more
For most South Africans their Retirement Annuity (RA) is something they think about twice in their life. First when they sign up for their monthly debit order and second when they're getting close to retirement and need to access the money.
In between, your cash is likely spread across a selection of unit trusts that are largely based on the JSE.
For offshore investments (which usually get a... ››› more
Up 77% in a month. That's how much shares in York Timber have jumped in the past month.
What's behind this?
Well, a private investment company bought shares in York.
The motive of this company has been to buy stock in a company, get its experts on board as directors and then push for a turnaround or unlocking of value by selling assets.
York is a prime opportunity - because its share p... ››› more
No, FSPInvest hasn't been hacked!
In fact, it's more secured, encrypted and private compared to most online businesses nowadays…
Going back to the headline…
I was asked something the other day, which I thought I'd address in this week's Q&A… You can find the full Article here: ... ››› more
Two weeks ago, the bears were betting on a big collapse.
And for a moment, it looked as if they were going to be right.
That all changed with the Amazon news.
Now a potential €375 billion could soon flow into Bitcoin!
Bitcoin rallied past the $40k mark.
And as I write this, Bitcoin traded past $41k.
So, what's been going on?
You can find the full Article here: ... ››› more
Let me guess.
Your trading account is up, money is deposited and your charts are set up.
You are hardly doing any trading. And the trading you are doing is filled with uncertainty, doubt and little energy.
Well, let me tell you, this is what is slowing your trading performance and is stopping you from growing your portfolio.
I hope in this article, with my 5 simple steps, it ... ››› more
Novus Holdings is down from a pre-pandemic high of 499c and an all-time high of R18.25 in 2015.
Its pandemic low was 65c…
Then in April 2021 an investment firm, backed by a CEO with a great track record in turnarounds bought shares in Novus.
On 1 April 2021 Novus shares traded at 101c. On 14 April the company announced that A2 Investment Partners had bought a 10.18% stake in the company... ››› more
Q. “It looks like most brokers are raising their minimum portfolio amount for each investor to around R5,000. Why did they do this and what capital would you recommend we start with?”
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
Last week, Amazon listed a job opening for a digital currency and blockchain product lead.
In response, crypto markets soared. Bitcoin briefly surpassed $40,000.
Investors interpreted the post as an indication that Amazon would soon be accepting bitcoin as payment on its ecommerce platform.
But an Amazon spokesperson quickly rejected that interpretation:
You can find the full article... ››› more
Last year Jack Ma, the Alibaba Founder, gave a speech where he uttered a couple of very minor criticisms of the Chinese economic system. At the time of the speech, he was one of the richest and most famous people in China.
In addition, Alibaba was one of the largest companies not just in China, but the world. If that wasn't enough, he was set to list another giant, the Ant Group, which was the ... ››› more
Coal is the dirty stepchild in the mining sector. And boy is it unpopular at the moment.
Coal miners report that it's getting more and more difficult to get finance for new projects.
After hitting a low of $56 a tonne in April 2020, the coal price has soared. Coal now sells for double what it did in 2020 - with the latest Richards Bay Coal Terminal pricing coming in around $112.92 a ton wi... ››› more
In today's article:
• Confessions of a lazy trader
• How to trade rand CFDs at a fraction of the price
• Why buy the Crypto Correction
Confessions of a lazy trader
Q. “I’m generally a lazy trader when it comes to calculations. I just want to take the trade without pulling out a calculator and pressing buttons to work out how many CFDs I’ll need ... ››› more
I'm sure you're well aware that there's a global chip shortage…
A shortage that we've never seen before and one which is crippling supply chains across the world…
This supply squeeze doesn't just affect things like TVs, phones and laptops, it also affects the manufacture of refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, cars, aeroplanes, steel products and even ready mix concrete production!... ››› more
I am a Bitcoin bull and generally expect major upside.
But today, the factors and chart I'm about to reveal might shock you.
What we know already is that companies like Tesla stopped Bitcoin transactions due to high energy costs. And countries like China are stopping Bitcoin transactions because of the lack of control.
But the main reason for the slump of bitcoin, right now, is due to ... ››› more
So, you spend less than you earn and you're putting some savings in the bank each month?
Truth is - your money in a savings account isn't doing anything for you with how low interest rates are right now…
Perhaps you've considered investing - but you've been unsure about where to start?
Here's what you need to know…
Get starte... ››› more
If you're a crypto investor, you're sitting through a major pullback right now.
And you're probably looking at a painful decline in your crypto portfolio value maybe 20%, even 50%.
So is this current weakness just standard volatility, like we've seen for years, or is this time different - a sustained bear market?
Well it may be a tough moment for crypto investors, but it's not time to ... ››› more
South Africa has gone from Lockdown level 4 to Jumanji in the span of two weeks.
It's been nothing but pandemonium.
Businesses are closed again! Looters are enjoying Christmas in July and residents are fearing for their lives cooped up in their houses.
We may feel like sitting ducks, but at least we can take some kind of advantage of the one south African market that will most likely fal... ››› more
I hope you are safe today. Amidst the unprecedented looting in KZN and Gauteng there are glimmers of hope as communities come together to fight the violence.
But once the fires stop, and the rubble is cleared, which businesses will be hardest hit - and which ones will need the longest time to recover fully?
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Q. “I've started reading Sam Volkering's Crypto-Revolution book. It mentions a couple of digital coins, which got me thinking. Are all cryptocurrencies the same or are they broken up into different categories?”
A. Each cryptocurrency has its own group of features, benefits and functions. Some are used to pay for goods & services while others are used for investment purposes i.... ››› more
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