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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In 2020, I made a Bitcoin prediction that the price would rally from $10,000 to $24,442.
In just a few short months, the price rocketed to the price target and then some.
Right now, Bitcoin is trading at $42,700. And you'd think I would sell from here, right?
Most definitely not…
In this article, I'm going to present my first major prediction for Bitcoin and how I expect it to ra... ››› more
It's that time of year again.
Investors and traders all around the world, have the ‘Old Adage' echoing in their heads.
"Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day".
News reporters, analysts and investing companies are warning people, to not buy stocks in May.
Whereas I like to do my own research, and show you why I don't follow the herd.
In this article, we... ››› more
A reader of mine sent me an article yesterday asking this:
“Hi Timon, I've seen Bitcoin rally from $10,000 up to $19,400. My only question is, why haven't you been taking advantage of it and sending out trade ideas on Bitcoin?”
I don’t know whether you’re not reading all of my emails, whether your emails are going to junk or if you haven’t white listed Trading Tips – bu... ››› more
Q. "I heard on the news last week, that soon we will be able to trade Bitcoin futures and that it will be a major game changer for traders all around the globe. Can you share a few details about this and when the futures will be available to trade?"
A company called Bakkt which is a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange - parent company - Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has given the go ah... ››› more
When you buy a stock and it doubles, what do you do?
Many investors would sell, feeling like they've made a good profit. Then, they sit on the sidelines and watch as their stock goes higher and higher - cursing that they've sold too soon.
Founder of Agora Publishing, Bill Bonner gives a great example of this:
Financial writer Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letters invested in Warren... ››› more
About 10 years ago, I gave up with investing. The returns were just too slow for my liking.
And so, trading took over a big portion of my life.
Now as you know by now I'm a trader by heart. But I also understand that I need to diversify my money for the future. Why? Well, it's better to grow my retirement kitty with multiple streams of income, rather than with just one or two.
With the st... ››› more
There's a scary word floating around the investment world right now.
It's hanging over your portfolio like a black cloud. It's threatening your income, your investments and your financial future.
The frightening thing is many investors don't even know that their money is in danger. They're ambling along blind to the fact that they're about to lose a large portion of their investments.
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Ah South Africans! Blinded by politics, multicultural in every way, revered by the world... But man, do we suck when it comes to money?
We're a country of proud people. We've survived some of the most severe political turbulences the world has ever seen. We beat it all. Despite all the challenges our country still faces, we have a proud heritage.
Maybe that's why so many of us refuse to adm... ››› more
Penny shares are the black sheep of the investment market. Most investors ignore these shares because they simply don't know how to deal with them.
Penny shares are volatile - They'll be up one day and down the next. Their share prices tend to swing around violently leaving investors that are unprepared for this activity nervous and afraid of what the share price will do next.
But there ar... ››› more
With a net worth of $73 billion, Warren Buffett is the second richest man in America and #3 on the Forbes billionaires list.
Most people know Buffett as a great investor.
Why? Early in his investing career, he realised that there were certain businesses that had strategic advantages - this allowed them to continue to grow bigger every decade, crushing their competition over time.
He figur... ››› more
You may think that making money in the stock market all comes down to investing in the right shares. If you invest in too many losers, you'll be worse off as a result.
A recent study shows that this is in fact not the case. Your losers can outweigh your winners and you can still bank healthy profits.
So how can you do this with your portfolio? It all comes down to risk management and knowing... ››› more
If you want to find winning shares, where do you start? There are a number of things you can do to conduct stock market research of your own. You never know, you might uncover a share that will leave you raking in profits. Read on to discover how you can find winning share ideas on your own…
First of all, when doing your own stock market research for the next “big idea,” there’s no subst... ››› more
There are two types of news. And I don't mean good news and bad news…
Basing your investment decisions on the one kind of news could cost you dearly…
Whatever you do, you shouldn't listen to this first kind of news. I'm talking about the news that is blurted out to generate newspaper sales.
This is often associated with audacious headlines having bold claims only affecting your and o... ››› more
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