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  • The REAL reasons why the crypto market LOST $100 billion last week
  • Over the last seven days, the crypto market shed around half of its value. With the entire market cap dropping from $220 billion to $120 billion in less than 24 hours. Most of the major crypto-currencies dropped 20%, 30% or even more And surprising enough, these massive price swings weren't crypto related at all. Here are the real reasons why most crypto-currencies crashed last week... ››› more
  • [23 March 2020]
  • How this asset helps reduce risk, eliminate volatility and cut losses
  • When market uncertainty is prevalent (like it is right now in South Africa), investing in this asset helps fund managers combat the triple portfolio threat of risk, volatility and losses. And what's more important than making money? Not losing it! So how exactly does it do this? ________________________________________   A Guaranteed Income Booster You simply Can't Igno... ››› more
  • [20 March 2020]
  • The next step to mass crypto adoption
  • There are hundreds of thousands of people using blockchain technology right now. And there are millions of people that own cryptos. Still cryptos haven't quite reached widespread adoption yet - especially from major countries. But, this could change in 2020. You see, in the space of eight days, we've seen some of the biggest economies make a concerted effort to legitimise crypto. A... ››› more
  • [16 March 2020]
  • How reinvesting your dividends can boost your wealth
  • Albert Einstein is merited with saying that compounding ‘is the most powerful force in the world' or the ‘eighth wonder of the world'. When you apply this to reinvesting your dividends, you'll see why compounding is so powerful. Compounding or compound interest is basically earning interest on interest that you've already received. When it comes to dividends, it means instead of ta... ››› more
  • [13 March 2020]
  • What is “DeFI” and why's it so revolutionary?
  • ‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this… It forms the foundation of everything in crypto. The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about. In traditional finan... ››› more
  • [09 March 2020]
  • What will drive the crypto market's next big rally?
  • Let's be honest… The kind of crypto price mania that happened in 2017 and 2018 was driven by people. Ordinary investors and speculators trying to make fast money from any crypto that they could get their hands on. But that's all changed since the boom and crash of the crypto market… The market and technology behind cryptos has matured and rapidly gained acceptance globally. An... ››› more
  • [02 March 2020]
  • Why do we sell our winners and hold our losers?
  • It's true! The average investor sells his winners and holds his losers believing they will turn around! This phenomenon even has a name It's called the disposition effect. And they even conducted a study to prove it… In 1998, two US Finance Professors Brad Barber and Terrance O'Dean conducted a study called The Behaviour of Individual Investors. They analysed the trading ... ››› more
  • [28 February 2020]
  • The crypto more revolutionary than Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • The crypto I want to introduce to you today doesn't get much media attention. However, it could be just as revolutionary as bitcoin or ethereum…even more so! And it's thanks to its ground-break technology, which has interested major companies. In fact, this crypto has already formed partnerships with Microsoft, Volkswagen, Bosch, Fujitsu, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and much more. It's... ››› more
  • [24 February 2020]
  • This major development will make Ethereum even MORE attractive to investors
  • 2020 is set to be a big year for cryptos. Not only will we experience the upcoming third Bitcoin “halving” - notoriously known for sparking a bitcoin bull run… But the second largest crypto by market cap, Ethereum will launch “Ethereum 2.0”. If you’re not familiar with what this entails, you can read about it here.    For today, however, I want to share one... ››› more
  • [17 February 2020]
  • Use this technique to “reset” your portfolio for optimal performance
  • Have you ever experienced a flat tyre while driving? You can feel the car lose balance on the side of the flat tyre. To fix it, you would replace the flat with a spare. And doing this, brings back the balance of car. Well just how you would rebalance your car by replacing the flat tyre, you do exactly the same with your investment portfolio. Rebalancing in investment terms is the proce... ››› more
  • [14 February 2020]
  • What's driving the 2020 “alt-coin” rally?
  • Bitcoin's entered 2020 just like it finished 2019 - rising up! After soaring 100% last year alone, the largest crypto has continued its upward trend rising 35% this year. Because of this, Bitcoin's received a fair amount of attention in the financial media. However, what you probably haven't seen in the media is the gains “alt-coins” have generated in 2020. I'm talking about 50... ››› more
  • [10 February 2020]
  • How to profit from the $274 billion "data boom"
  • For most of history, companies have managed assets such as property, plants, equipment, inventory, cash, and intellectual property. In today's digital world, a new type of strategic asset is emerging… I'm talking about, data. Many of the world's most innovative companies collect, report, analyse and deliver vast volumes of data. And it's become a key measure of whether a company ... ››› more
  • [03 February 2020]
  • Why the 2020s could be a very big decade for crypto growth!
  • Can you guess the best performing asset over the past decade? If you said stocks, you'd be wrong. The actual answer may surprise you. Bank of America analysed the returns of different asset classes over the past decade and this is what they found… $1 invested in… • Gold would be worth around $1.35 • US bonds would be worth just over $2 • US Stocks would be worth aro... ››› more
  • [27 January 2020]
  • These three warning signs will tell you when to sell a dividend stock!
  • When do you sell a dividend stock? Some investors love dividend stocks so much they will never sell. But if your goal is to generate a consistent growing income, knowing when to sell can be tricky. After all dividend stock prices can fall and dividends can get cut… so what then? Here are three warning signs to look out for to know when to sell.    ____________________... ››› more
  • [20 January 2020]
  • The #1 investment rule for 2020
  • Happy New Year and welcome to 2020. The last time we entered a new decade, the world was recovering from the 08/09 Financial Crisis. Since then, the US stock market has repeatedly hit new all-time highs (despite some bumps in the road). And while we know the turning point in the cycle could be around the corner… we have to remember… ________________________________________ ... ››› more
  • [13 January 2020]
  • Two of my favourite contrarian investment ideas that can make you money in 2020
  • Sometimes taking a contrarian view of a market or investment, can pay off big time… One of my all-time favourite investors, Benjamin Graham, proved this nearly 100 years - during the Great Depression. When stocks crashed nearly 70%, Benjamin Graham didn't give up and avoid the stock market. In fact, he saw this as a perfect opportunity to make money by pinpointing bargain stocks from... ››› more
  • [06 January 2020]
  • Last week, I warned investors about this “income-trap” and it just crashed 31%!
  • In November's issue of the South African Investor, I warned readers about two types of “danger” shares lurking on the JSE. One of these types is called the “High-Yielder”. Simply these are shares that sit on suspiciously high dividend yields. You've probably heard me speak about these “income-traps” before, but in the South African Investor, I went further and reveale... ››› more
  • [09 December 2019]
  • A shortcut to uncover the world's best businesses
  • You can spend a lot of time searching for stocks to buy. You can study for hours and learn how to analyse stock charts and company's balance sheets. You can spend hours going over financial statements. But if you're like a lot of people, you don't have the interest or the time. You've got a job and a family, and they keep you busy. The good news is there's a shortcut around doing all t... ››› more
  • [02 December 2019]
  • The next “High-yield investment trap” you must avoid now
  • In April 2019, I warned investors about Rebosis - A JSE listed property company that had a dividend yield of 57%. You see, at the time, a yield this high was very unusual for a company listed in SA. So I warned investors not to fall for this “high yield investment trap” And, since then, the company cut its dividend completely and its shares have plummeted from 162c to 32c - around an ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2019]
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