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  • The great “3AC collapse” and protecting your crypto…
  • Three Arrows (popularly known as "3AC") is a crypto hedge fund based in Singapore. The company had no retail customers, but it borrowed money from many crypto firms that did, such as Celsius and Voyager. That money was largely made up of customer deposits. Three Arrows made a lot of risky bets with it. Some of the money was invested in start-ups, but hundreds of millions went into crypto-... ››› more
  • [20 July 2022]
  • How to stop the pesky margin call from closing my open trades
  • “I have started trading with a portfolio of R5,000 and have taken about five trades. The problem is that I keep getting something called ‘Margin Calls'. This is very frustrating for a new trader like myself… When this happens my CFD positions gets closed out before it hits either my stop loss or take profit levels. Do you have any golden rules to stop this from happening?”    ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2021]
  • 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]
  • Who is making money in this stockmarket chaos?
  • ***What's a circuit Breaker? Q. Circuit Breakers? This is a new term that I've been seeing on Bloomberg lately. Could you explain what it means and does it apply to the JSE as well?   A. A circuit breaker is a safety device which stops the flow of electricity by switching itself off, if anything goes wrong.   The same applies in the financial world…   A circuit brea... ››› more
  • [21 April 2020]
  • Watch out for the double-dip
  • When is the right time to buy our market for the recovery? That's the question I bet everyone's been asking. We all know how lucrative buying the bottom following the 2008 financial crisis was… And every investor certainly wants a repeat of that performance. ________________________________________     Five penny stocks for crisis profits   • How to pocket u... ››› more
  • [08 April 2020]
  • 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]
  • "What does your system say about this Wall Street trade Timon?"
  • Q. “Thank you Timon for introducing us to the new contributor to Trading Tips, Barry Dumas. I see he focuses more on indicators and news events when he analyses the Wallstreet index. Could you please give us your analysis on how Wall Street is looking when it comes to your chart patterns and trends. I'd like to know what your opinion is?” A. I will break this answer into two parts, Trend ... ››› more
  • [27 February 2019]
  • I hope you don't get this phone call!
  • There are a few things with trading that worry me. The first is when the internet connection cuts out when I'm trying to get into a trade or when I modify my trading levels. Second, is when the market environment goes into a sideways range where no matter whether we buy or sell - we lose either way. And third, is when my subscribers write to me and tell me about the worst possible trading... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The basics of single stock futures: What you need to know to get started
  • Single stock futures are trading instruments that allow you to trade shares listed on the JSE. They're geared instruments. This gearing multiplies your potential profits and losses. So what aspects of single stock futures do you need to understand to get started? Let's take a closer look… An introduction to single stock futures To understand how single stock futures trading wo... ››› more
  • [09 March 2015]
  • The top four summer strategies to beef up your portfolio
  • I remember my childhood days like they were yesterday: Summer meant long road trips, cold ice cream, camping trips, park rides, and lots of outdoor games. These days, summer means irregular volatility, thinner liquidity, and higher margins for me. (And cold ice cream, still got to have ice cream.) Liquidity tends to choke up in the summer, because this is the time of year when stock traders... ››› more
  • [19 September 2014]
  • Forex trading 101: What you need to know about the margin when you trade
  • To trade forex, one of the things you need to get to grips with is the margin. You can't trade without it. So what exactly is the margin? And how important is the margin to your trading? Let's take a closer look at the role the margin plays when you trade forex… What is the margin? To put on a forex trade, you need to put down a margin to trade. The margin is the initial amount of money y... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • Spread trading 101: Where leverage and the margin come in
  • It's leverage that magnifies you gains, and losses, when you spread trade. In simple terms, leverage is borrowing money from your spread trading company when you put on trades. Leverage means you strictly manage your risks. Otherwise you could lose a lot of money. Let's take a closer look at how leverage works with spread trading… The margin When you put on a spread trade, the first thing yo... ››› more
  • [08 May 2014]
  • Why having a ‘margin of safety' can pay off
  • Warren Buffett is perhaps the world's most infamous investor. His investment strategy has seen him become the fourth richest man in the world. And that's in spite him donating vast amounts to charity. He sticks to value investing, but always with a margin of safety so he is doesn't have to sell at beaten down prices. Let's take a closer look at why having a ‘margin of safety' can pay off… A ... ››› more
  • [18 December 2013]
  • Revealed: Warren Buffett hidden ingredient to his investing success
  • Some new academic research on Buffett has revealed a hidden ingredient to his success. He's actually taken on a good bit more risk - and been a lot less 'boring' - than many people realise, all in order to juice up his returns. So what's the secret sauce? And can you use it to help you boost your returns? Read on to find out… You might believe that Warren Buffett has succeeded because he inves... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • Spread trading: The ins and outs of exposure and margin
  • Spread trading gives you the opportunity to make big gains on small stakes. But equally so, these small stakes can turn into big losses. It all comes down to how the exposure you get when you spread trade and the fact that you trade on margin. Let's take a closer look at the ins and outs of exposure and margin when you spread trade… Spread trading allows you to trade on the price of shares and... ››› more
  • [02 December 2013]
  • Don't leave yourself open to getting the dreaded margin call when you spread trade
  • When you spread trade, you trade on margin. This means ‘borrowing' money from your spread trading provider when you trade. This magnifies your potential profits, but it also magnifies your potential losses. When a trade doesn't go the way you want it to, you are open to a margin call. Read on to find out how to prevent a margin call when you spread trade… If a trade runs against you when you... ››› more
  • [10 September 2013]
  • How the gold market was manipulated… Legally
  • The gold price dropped from a high of $1,562 on Friday to a low of $1,350 by Tuesday this week. Everyone's been shouting about this $212 drop in the gold price but no one really has a clue what's going on… When speaking to one of my colleagues, Chris Mayer, in the USA on Monday about gold's 'impressive' crash over the weekend Chris told me: "I never saw it coming. I am as surprised about it a... ››› more
  • [17 April 2013]


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