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  • What China's banking crisis means for you
  • The term banking crisis is often overused. Certainly, there are times when it's appropriate, like during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, however it's usually just a term used to describe a rather minor disruption to the normal functioning of a country's banking sector. Well, that's not the case with China currently. The country is in the midst of a true banking crisis. How bad is it? Well, th... ››› more
  • [03 August 2022]
  • Inflation is back. What to expect, and how to deal with it…
  • Last week the Federal Reserve pushed US interest rates up by 0.75%. This was an attempt to fight inflation which has risen to multi-decade highs. By raising interest rates, the Fed hopes to slow economic growth and stifle employment. This will reduce the demand for goods and services within the economy and (hopefully) get inflation under control. It's important to understand reducing growth,... ››› more
  • [30 June 2022]
  • Five investment ideas I wish I learned earlier in life
  • Even though I started my investment ‘career' during my university years, I still wish I had done so earlier. Even a year or two, well timed, can make a world's difference. There was so much money I wasted on games, gadgets and expensive clothes… Possibly the most important investment idea not to miss out on… Investment Idea #1 - The earlier you start - the more you will end up with ... ››› more
  • [16 June 2022]
  • If inflation is back, here's what you need to know…
  • US inflation just hit a 30 year high. And the US is not the only country experiencing rising prices. The EU, as well as the UK, have also seen the price of goods and services rising. There are many reasons for this: Supply chains were disrupted by the pandemic; oil prices are high; demand has increased due to stimulus; wages are rising… the list goes on. But the big question every inve... ››› more
  • [15 November 2021]
  • How to profit off this 200-year-old mega-trend
  • The most important news is often the easiest to miss. Why? Because for a story to be truly important, it usually needs to be about something that is both long lasting and/or has exponential characteristics. Most of what really affects your life is long-term exponential trends. A terrorist attack using aeroplanes may make for a spectacular news story, but the long-term improvement ... ››› more
  • [08 November 2021]
  • The Next BIG Investor Backing Bitcoin...
  • Over the past few months, we've witnessed a number of big money investors and businesses take a keen interest in Bitcoin… Last month, billionaire Paul Tudor Jones backed the largest crypto deeming it “the best inflation trade”… $92 billion fintech giant, Square, recently bought $50 million worth of bitcoin… $253 billion company PayPal announced it will allow crypto transactio... ››› more
  • [08 December 2020]
  • When Transnet stumbles, this penny share profits
  • Transnet results are out - and they're shocking. The company had irregular expenditure of R10 billion for the year, losses on revaluations of R31.1 billion and a comprehensive loss for the year at R18.4 billion. On the back of this I'm sure you've seen trains being burned, looted or sabotaged during the last year or so. While this is a sad state of affairs, something we're getting more... ››› more
  • [30 October 2020]
  • The “Intelligent” criteria to pick the best value stocks!
  • Benjamin Graham' value investing strategy is widely believed to be the most successful of all time. And while many of you may not know much about Ben Graham, I'm sure all of you have heard of Warren Buffett and are keenly aware of his success as an investor. What you may not realise is Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham and he bases his success as a stock picker on what he l... ››› more
  • [28 October 2020]
  • The Week Ahead - Earnings Season Surprises
  • Market sentiment has improved since President Trump's release from hospital, and we head into third quarter (Q3) earnings season. Analyst forecasts on the S&P500 (a gauge for global equity markets) signals a potential decline of 20.5% for Q3, this would be the second largest Q3 decline since 2009. Analysts expect a decline in earnings in the fourth quarter of 11.8%, and a return to earning... ››› more
  • [21 October 2020]
  • Is Value Investing Dead?
  • If you type in ‘value investing' in Google, you'll find numerous articles claiming “value investing is dead”. It's no surprise investors feel this way. Growth stocks like the tech superstars have by far been the biggest winners in recent years - significantly outperforming their value peers. With the continuous advancements in technology, you'd expect growth stocks to continue th... ››› more
  • [21 October 2020]
  • Three indicators of a big recovery in this sector in 2021
  • Right now, the agriculture sector is one of the spots of excellence in South Africa, and its being treated very well thanks to a double whammy of record-breaking harvests, and increasing commodity prices. This is good news for the SA economy. It means the agricultural sector could employ more people, putting money in the consumers' pocket. It means there are many supporting businesses and ... ››› more
  • [14 October 2020]
  • Why Charlie Munger bought Bank of America and Wells Fargo...
  • Chances are you know of Warren Buffett. But do you know Buffett's right-hand man, Charlie Munger? Most people are familiar with Munger from his association with Buffett. For 50-plus years, Munger has been the vice chairman at Berkshire Hathaway. And his eye for great investments has helped Buffett grow Berkshire into a $514 billion investment giant today. But I don't want to talk a... ››› more
  • [13 October 2020]
  • Gold rockets through $2000 per ounce
  • I think we can all agree. 2020 is completely nuts! In the last week, we saw a nuclear-sized explosion in Beirut, after 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate flattened the port city. Trump is trying to force Chinese-backed TikTok to sell its US interests to Microsoft (with the US treasury getting a slice of the action) in what has to be the strangest M&A deal in history. And we have both the te... ››› more
  • [07 August 2020]
  • Want to start off on the right foot with trading? READ THIS​!
  • Q. “I'm so keen to start trading with Pickpocket Trader and Red Hot Storm Trader! Could you please assist with what amount of money you would start trading? I really want to get off on the right foot with trading. Thank you in advance.” ~ Astrid J A. It’s an important question to ask when you start trading. Some people put too much money into their account and blow it within ... ››› more
  • [07 August 2020]
  • Kodak shares rocketed 2,760% this week... What on earth is happening!?
  • Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger… Out of left field, Kodak shares exploded onto the scene with a 2,760% weekly gain. Let's put that in context. If you'd bought R10,000 worth of Kodak this Monday, your account balance would now be R276,000 at time of writing this article! That's without any fancy gearing or exotic structures. This is simply by buying ordinary Kodak... ››› more
  • [31 July 2020]
  • Time is running out. You need to take action right now!
  • For the first time in nearly 16 years inflation is below the South African Reserve Bank's targeted range. Yesterday, Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) slowed to 2.1%. That's the lowest number since September 2004. Now, you're thinking inflation is low, that's a good thing, right? It's a bit more complicated. Let's explore…   ________________________________________   Di... ››› more
  • [16 July 2020]
  • Gary Booysen: When should you sell stocks?
  • 2020 has been one hell of a year. Coronavirus has ravaged most markets and yet certain stock markets have hit record highs. Unbelievable! Whatever the reason for the run up, the obvious divergence of share prices from the underlying reality seems to be all too apparent to professional investors. So, is it time for you to hit the big red button? Is now the time to sell everything? ... ››› more
  • [09 July 2020]
  • Will fast-food deliver fast growth in the next year?
  • This week, sit-down restaurants once again opened their doors to the public. They opened under a cloud of restrictions. But they're open! This must be a welcome relief to so many private restauranteurs and small business investors. Because, while they can't serve alcohol, offer a buffet and or hand you a menu (menus will have to be replaced by “no-touch” options), they can at least sta... ››› more
  • [02 July 2020]
  • Short BidCorp today, as its rally peters out
  • Bidcorp's share price is hitting a ceiling after a V-shaped recovery from the March lows. The R280 to R290 is an area of congestion for the share price and a sustained break above R290 is unlikely. The downside risk is a return to the R250 level. We'll look at the chart in a minute. Today marks BidCorp's financial year end and the past 6 months have been a tough environment with significant r... ››› more
  • [30 June 2020]
  • Is the international market undervaluing this share by 90%?
  • The rise of the World Wide Web turned the world of shopping on its head. One company that cashed in massively was the USA's Amazon.com. This company is now the biggest eCommerce retailer in the world. And, in spite of Covid-19, lockdowns and (in case you've forgotten) a simmering trade war between the US and China, Amazon's share price has just reached all-time highs. When looking eas... ››› more
  • [26 June 2020]
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