Harvard Professor Michael Porter spent much of his career devoted to analysing competitive strategies.
And in the early 1980s, he developed a concept called, “The Value Chain”.
In his 1985 best-seller book, "Competitive Advantage”, Porter discussed the power of the “Value Chain” and why companies that get this concept right are more likely to generate higher returns to investors.
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Q. “Please help me as I am a beginner and am not sure what steps to take to start trading with Pickpocket Trader. I registered with Pickpocket Trader last week and received my first SMS with the following message:
Here are the trade specifics:
I will be going long (BUY) GOLD
Stop loss: 1790.00
Take profit: 2000.00
Please tell me the steps I ne... ››› more
There's nothing like inflation and rising interest rates to make institutional investors flipflop out of growth and into value!
Just take a recent comment made to Kiplinger by JP Morgan's David Kelly,
“Buy Value Stocks… Use valuation as your guide for stock investing opportunities in the balance of 2022.”
Charlie Munger may not be a name you're familiar with…but he also used valu... ››› more
The JSE crashed 14.45% between 2 March 2022 and 9 May 2022.
Similarly, the Dow Jones index in the USA is down 10.74% year to date of which half of this drop has been in the past month. And the S&P 500 index is down 14.75% year to date.
We hear about inflation, war, lockdowns, supply chain issues all as contributing to this bear market…
So, what is fuelling the market's drop - and are we... ››› more
If you've heard of ‘value investing', you may automatically think of Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham, the man who coined the term - Value Investing - and, arguably the world's greatest value investor.
However, there's another person who revolutionised value investing, back in April 2000.
And he doesn't even invest!
He's a little-known accounting professor, who wrote a 57-page research... ››› more
Q. “I'm a member of Pickpocket Trader and Red Hot Storm Trader. I am currently using the Velocity Trader platform. My question is when I take a trade and follow your system, what order type should I choose and why? Please see attached picture”
A. Hi Zweli, Thank you for the question.
Out of the list above, there are only two market orders I like to use:
This is wher... ››› more
First world countries are suddenly dealing with higher inflation than in third world countries!
In the US for instance inflation is currently at 8.5%.
It hasn't been above 4% since 2009. And in the past 25 years it's never been above 6%.
And now inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years!
But it's not just the US that's seeing inflation speed up. The UK, Australia, Canada and much ... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I have a R250,000 portfolio and I am using the special 2% risk rule per trade as you have taught us. Based on your last trade with Shoprite with the entry being R242 and your stop loss being R232.00 does this mean I should buy xxx CFD contracts in this trade?” Hi Pete,
The number of contracts purely depends on the how much money you deposit…
So if you have a portfolio of R2... ››› more
One electric vehicle maker is on a mission.
To become the creator of the world's most sustainable vehicle!
And, the company is well on course to achieve this...
An EV to rival Tesla's
Fisker (NYSE: FSR) is a US EV manufacturer aiming to develop the world's most sustainable EV on the market - the Ocean SUV.
Some of the sustainable feature include…
Full length sola... ››› more
In our QA mailbox this past week...
Q. “Hi Timon, I refer to the below track record…
"I am a bit confused as I believe I am doing something wrong.
My portfolio value is R85,000 and my figures for the above trades have the same results as a portfolio value with R5,000.
Is this possible to achieve such results with a portfolio value of R5,000 and risk 2% at the same time? Thank you…”
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There's one reason you're subscribed to Trading Tips.
You want to make a living trading the financial markets with ease.
But to achieve this, you need to have a plan to turn your financial dreams and visions into a reality.
Step #1 was to join Trading Tips.
Step #2: is to join my weekly trading alerts and updates service through Red Hot Storm Trader.
But do you know what step 3 is?
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As the old saying goes: “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes.” So, when you can avoid either, you should take it. Just as you'd grab hold of a lifesaving medical treatment, so you should jump on any opportunity to reduce your tax burden.
The South African government gives you very few opportunities to reduce your tax burden compared to other countries. But two of the sim... ››› more
Most people who want to build their wealth through trading, are in the same boat.
They want to learn how to trade. Some have an idea that you do need a strict, automated and proven system but they have no idea where to start.
The questions start piling up such as:
• What indicators should I use?
• Which markets should I add?
• What charting platform and broker is best for... ››› more
A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that SA's inflation hit the highest level since 2017.
The number came in at 5.9%, but the reality is, prices for some goods and services seem to have doubled over the past year.
In response to rising inflation, SARB increased the repo rate to 4%.
The average SA consumer may not care all that much about inflation as a topic, but they sure as hell care ab... ››› more
I sometimes imagine the stock market as a constant humming. Not the hubbub hum of an open outcry trading floor, nor the electrical buzz and click of servers and machines, but the whine of millions of voices guiding billions of dollars, rand and rupees into bets on global business profits, economic scarcity and the future direction of mankind. It's the droning roar of the engine that powers the wor... ››› more
The petrol price in South Africa is breaking the R20 a litre level.
December 2020 it sold for R14.26 a litre. That's an increase of 41.6%
Sure - the 2020 level for petrol prices was a low base. Covid reduced demand and the oil price was really low.
But the huge increases we're seeing now are hurting - and they'll definitely affect business as well.
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Q. ”This year I joined Timon's trader service. I must say I'm loving the simplicity of the emails and the high number of profits so far. In one of the recent emails, it said that you had banked a certain percentage on a trade. Please clarify a formula to calculate the gain and loss percentage in a trade?”
A. Thank you for the question Happiness and glad to have you on board.
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Q. “Would you please clear something for me. There was recently a trade recommendation for Brent Crude. This is quoted in US dollars? How do you work out a 2% risk with a South African rand denominated account?”
A. Sure, I’ll share with you an easy calculation from the most recent Brent crude trade we sent out via Pickpocket Trader on 28 October 2021.
Here are the tr... ››› more
I have been picking structured products for several years now and rarely have I seen a product as good as the one I've found this month.
Tell me where you've ever heard of an investment that:
Has a 100% capital guarantee,
Delivers 400% of UNCAPPED index performance,
Offers a guaranteed 12% tax-rate on your final return,
Is backed by an A-rated international bank, ... ››› more
Tesla Motors recently entered the exclusive $1 trillion dollar club. This means the company joins just a handful of other mega-corps that have a market capitalisation of one trillion dollars or more.
This means Elon Musk is once again the richest man in the world. His lead over number two, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is almost $100 billion. His net worth is close to $300 billion. To give you some ide... ››› more
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