Q. “Other than the technical side of trading, what else can I ask my broker which may help with my trading and investing knowledge and the financial decisions I make for my portfolio?”
A. I love this question because I think most people feel intimidated by even talking to their broker.
When you phone up your broker, you may ask them a number of investment and trading questions which th... ››› more
If this support level holds, we could see our market run to record highs. And the elections could be the catalyst for a strong bounce and rally to the previous highs.
The old stock market adage of “sell in May and go away”, seems to be ringing true for the JSE as we approach May. The JSE (Top 40 future) is pulling back, testing a crucial support level.
This back-up plan will allow Americ... ››› more
In September 2014, Anchor Capital's shares closed 75% higher from the day it listed at a price of R2. The next day saw it close another 28.85% up. Investors dubbed it the “new kid on the block” as asset managers pushed it higher week after week.
After six months, investors who secured the stock at R2, gained 300%. The share price defied gravity to hit a high of R18.99 prior to Nene-gate; ... ››› more
President Trump sent global markets roaring higher after he and China's President Jinping agreed to de-escalate the tit-for-tat tariffs. It's only for the next three months, but signals Trump is realising the potential damage he is causing to the US economy.
This is good news, when you consider Fed Reserve Chair... ››› more
Globally, shares are deep in correction territory, offering patient investors opportunities to deliver returns in a tough market.
Sasol has fallen almost 30% from its September high to below R420 on a weaker oil price and weak global sentiment. The R400 support level should be the bottom ahead of a move higher.
Last week, Sasol released a positive trading update for the interim period to 3... ››› more
AB InBev (ANH:JSE) has steadily fallen from it's R2,000 high in Feb 2016 down below R1,100 today. The fall is as a result of them processing the massive take-over of SAB, the Rand strengthening and the market pricing in a dividend cut in the full-year results to December.
ANH's emerging market exposure will provide it with superior growth over the long-term, and with Trump likely to strike a tr... ››› more
Last week, Richemont (CFR:JSE) announced its joint venture with Alibaba. An opportunity for mass distribution like this could see Richemont's sales soar over the coming years. Especially in China, where Alibaba has a strong presence and China is expected to account for nearly 50% of the luxury goods market in the next six years.
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After a wild two weeks, the Top40 is quickly approaching a key resistance level as the US dollar softens. This is on the back of US Jobs data that signals the Fed will hike gradually and that “Trade War” fears have subsided.
This risk on sentiment has seen investors buying the dip and remaining bullish. Last night we had the Dow up almost 1% and the S&P up 0.70%. This will provide some sup... ››› more
Dear Trading Tips reader,
On Saturday, at the Forex 101 Workshop in Durban, an attendee asked a question which sparked an interest with the rest of the attendees.
“Out of the hundreds of news events, which ones are the most important to trade with?”
I could see by their faces that they all wanted to know the answer to this question.
Who wouldn't? Everyone wants to know which eve... ››› more
What if someone told you that staying out of the Forex market, could actually help you make money?Sounds crazy right? After all, to make money from trading you need to be in the market to buy and sell. However, what if I told you that staying out of the market at the right times could be the best thing to grow your portfolio. How? Avoiding these three events, can save you from a huge loss in your ... ››› more
What a bitter-sweet situation we're in.
Jobs are being created in the United States of America and the economy is growing at a good pace. While back in South Africa we have the rand devaluing at record levels which is making it more and more expensive to travel and buy goods.
You can understand why it's a win/lose situation. But it doesn't have to be.
Let me take it a step further.
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New Frontier Properties is property investment company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's AltX…
Full name: New Frontier Properties Limited
Short name: Frontier
Five top facts about New Frontier Properties
New Frontier Properties looks to acquire and develop property assets that will generate an income. These propertie... ››› more
Another set of fireworks could be coming your way when the U.S. releases its employment report on Friday.
You see, the U.S. jobs market was expected to get back on its feet after hitting a “soft patch” in July, but the non-farm payrolls (NFP) report for that month - which measures unemployment rates accross the U.S. workforce - posted a disappointing 209,000 increase in hiring, much less th... ››› more
“I entered an ALSI trade the other day at 40,000. I wanted to protect my portfolio, so I set a stop loss at 39,910. The problem is, the market went below my stop loss (39,910) and I LOST even more than I should have. Please explain why?”- Roxy
Every good trader and trading book tells you how crucial it is to put in a stop loss when you trade.
But if you don't know HOW to put a stop loss... ››› more
Want to improve your chance of picking winning trades and reduce your chances of bombing out by up to 70%? It's as easy as adding trend lines to your trading strategy, says Gavin Fourie, analyst for Forex Trader. Every trader has heard the age-old adage: “The trend is your friend”. But how effective is trading the trend really?
Well, according to Fourie, trading the trend using the trend li... ››› more
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