Bitcoin has been on a tear lately.
In fact, it's been on a tear for most of 2020 - up nearly 150%.
It's just that the media has only started giving it attention again now that it is closing in on its previous all-time high.
It recently breached the $18,000 mark for the first time since 2017 - rising over 30% in the past month alone.
You shouldn't be surprised by this rally.
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Last week was crazy for all sorts of reasons…
Bitcoin hit $16,000 - the highest level since 2018.
The JSE rallied over 7%.
Covid-19 cases spiked in the US and Europe forcing new lockdown measures.
However, the main focus on everybody's mind was the highly anticipated US elections on Tuesday.
Although the election may still be contested (due to Trump's legal challenges), there... ››› more
Humans took thousands of years to understand fire, stone tools and the wheel…
But in the 20th Century, it only took us about 30 years to turn the personal computer and internet into two of the most revolutionary inventions in the modern world.
And over the past 15 years, we've gone from a world where only a handful of people had smartphones and DVD players, to a world where billions own ... ››› more
Square - A $73 billion e-Commerce giant made a big bet on Bitcoin in October.
This is not the first time the company's backed the cryptocurrency.
In 2018, it expanded its mobile payment service Cash App to support Bitcoin trading, even for users without a bank account.
And in 2019 it launched Square Crypto, which awards grants to Bitcoin developers and designers.
Square's bullishne... ››› more
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
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
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
Silicon is one of the most useful elements to mankind.
It's also one of the most abundant elements on Earth…
But did you know Silicon became the preferred material for the growing semiconductor industry?
Before the 1950s, transistorised circuits were manufactured by placing separate transistors on a circuit board.
But by the end of the '50s, semi-conductor companies like Texas I... ››› more
The US and global economies may have experienced their single-worst quarter in modern history…
Tech stocks may have been battered again…
But there's a growing optimism in corporate America - especially in tech.
The recent big acquisition announcements in the industry prove this…
5 Must-Watch Stocks f... ››› more
The next generation of wireless technology — 5G — is already changing the world.
Coronavirus has forced many companies (mine included) to work strictly from home.
And now, some businesses are saying they won't go back to normal office life any time soon and that employees can continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future.
But you can't work efficiently from home without reli... ››› more
One of my favourite crypto projects is booming in 2020.
Its market cap has soared from around $444 million to over R815 million.
At the same time, its price has rallied +90%.
And recently it reached an important milestone in its development, which could see some more very big gains in store for investors.
Let me explain…
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One of the most widely reported sectors that will benefit from 5G is transport/logistics.
According to Informa, the logistics industry accounts for the second highest level of private 5G network deployments since 2016.
That's because 5G networks are completely remaking the industry in various ways.
Today I'm going to explain how 5G can revolutionise the transport industry…
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Investors betting on 5G should temper their expectations. The rollout will be more evolution than revolution.
For years to come, 5G networks will coexist with the current 4G LTE networks. And the speeds could be limited as the complex networks are built.
But this new technology will eventually allow you to download a movie in seconds, virtual and augmented reality on the go, and remote sur... ››› more
Can you imagine your world without a smartphone? Or a world without access to Uber, Spotify or Netflix…
Probably not, and yet this device is barely a decade old.
Smartphones have been adopted faster than any technology that's come before it.
In just six years one out of 2 Americans had adopted smartphones. Compared to radio's eight years, VCR's nine years or the internet's 11 years.
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What do inventions like electricity, railroads, and the internet have in common?
They are all general-purpose technologies (GPT).
General-purpose technologies can create economic booms.
They can increase productivity and create new wealth.
But it can take time for a GPT to explode.
For example, electrical power became available in the late 1800s - but it wasn't until the 1920s ... ››› more
While many investors have been focusing on gold hitting new highs, the crypto market has boomed behind the scenes…
For instance, the entire crypto market has added $100billion in the last month….
Bitcoin recently shot past $11,000 for the first time this year…
And Ethereum has soared over 54% in the past 2 weeks taking its total gain for 2020, to over 181%.
So, what's going o... ››› more
Have you heard of SaaS?
Well, SaaS forms part of the growing Cloud Computing industry. And over the past two decades, it's grown exponentially!
Just consider in the 2000's, just 12% of businesses were making use of it.
But thanks to the growth of the internet, the SaaS market has exploded with more than 73% of all businesses using it today!
And it's thanks to this rapid adoption, t... ››› more
In the 1980s, one of the greatest mutual fund managers of all time, Peter Lynch, published a number one best seller - One Up on Wall Street.
This book explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.
Over the years, One Up on Wall Street has become one of the most famous investment guides with more th... ››› more
Almost everything sold off big earlier this year. But after that, one US sector was the first to hit new highs again.
And it did so in April.
Since then, this sector's uptrend has been accelerating.
In fact, stocks in this sector continue to shatter old "new high" records almost daily. They've been on an impressive rally - up more than 45% since bottoming in March.
Despite this… ... ››› more
Back in 2018, India outlawed “any service in relation to virtual currencies”. And if you were dabbling in cryptos, you could face prison time.
The original ban was imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which clearly feared crypto would undermine its authority.
Fast-forward to March 2020, and India's Supreme Court overruled the RBI, calling the ban “unconstitutional”.
Sinc... ››› more
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