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
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
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
The next time you travel to Europe, it might be very affordable.
You may actually be able to travel to the hotel of your choice, eat at any restaurant and enjoy the tourist attractions without hurting your pocket.
I'm in Greece right now for a few months and I've got myself a little place in the heart of Athens and I must say, all furniture, appliances, TV and other accessories are super che... ››› more
Here's a bit of a warning.
Have you seen the petrol price hikes lately?
Probably not yet, but you will.
In America the prices of petrol and diesel shot up to the highest level in over 14 years.
Petrol went to $1.23 per litre or $4.69 per gallon.
Diesel rocketed to $1.35 per litre of $5.11 per gallon.
And as you know, what happens in America, has a ripple effect in South Africa ... ››› more
In our QA mailbox this past week...
Q. “I am with Pickpocket Trader and before I take a trade, I would like to know how to calculate the number of international CFDs I need to buy to risk 3% of my R55,000 portfolio. Let's use the example from the most recent trade sent out on 11 February 2022”.
A. You'll need four metrics to calculate the number of international CFDs you'll need to buy.
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In our QA mailbox this past week...
Q. “Timon I read the Monday article about why you expect gold to rally with the whole Russia and Ukraine invasion going on. I found it fascinating and would love to know more. I'm not sure if this is the right platform, but I don't know where else to ask. I believe this is going to be ongoing and that you're going to write a lot more on the current situatio... ››› 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
Following a shocking 2020, we had a strong economic recovery in 2021.
The US index, S&P 500 ended 2021 up 27%. Its best three year stretch since 1999. The Dow was up 19% on the year, while the Nasdaq gained 21%. Over the last three years, the S&P 500 is up 90%.
The JSE All Share index returned 24% for the year (29% including dividends), with the Top 40 shares on the JSE growing 19% (total re... ››› more
If you're looking to build your wealth through trading and you're finally feeling it's time to take action - This article is for you.
Each year, I love to start the year with direction and purpose when it comes to trading.
Share this article, send it to your friends and family and let's start your year off on a profitable note.
Here are my favourite 5 trading resolutions in 2022.
-... ››› more
Many people believe that dividends are boring. And aren't big enough to make a difference in their portfolio.
But that simply isn't true.
Throughout history, finding great dividend companies that pay you consistent income every year has been one of the great ways to build wealth.
And 2021 has been no different.
Just consider Investec - a company I consider a “Dividend Dominator”…... ››› more
Last week's GDP data showed that South Africa's economy shrunk in the third quarter of 2021.
This follows four quarters of economic growth from pandemic lows.
It also means that another quarter of economic contraction would put the country back in recession.
So, are we heading back into recession, or will the economy turn upwards from here?
Let's have a look at what the numbers say… ... ››› more
I recently got a mail from Keith asking about Brait's latest rights offer:
“Hi Francois. Hope all is well with you. I have BAT shares, only 545. Now they have some kind of rights offer and I got 1 BATN, lol. I need to make an election, but I don't understand. Currently the BATN is trading around 1000 c. Take up value is 100,000c. Does it mean I can take up the nil share, it gets added to the 5... ››› more
In Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” two characters are discussing bankruptcy:
“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.
“Two ways” Mike said, “gradually and then suddenly”.
The “slowly at first, and then all at once” concept is wonderfully described in Malcom Gladwell's debut book The Tipping Point. Gladwell defines this idea as “the moment of critica... ››› more
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'm a member of Pickpocket Trader. On 9 September I bought the USD/ZAR (SA rand against the US dollar) at R14.15. Then by 20 September I see it hit my take profit price at R14.45.
Now in trading terms does that mean, I banked 30 cents or is there another term?”
You can find the full Article here:
... ››› more
“Whenever I receive a trade from you, I see the margin (deposit per CFD) is different. Can you guide me using Velocity Trader as to how to find the margin percentage for the last trade for Red Hot Storm Trader and Pickpocket Trader? Thank you…”
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
In today's article:
• Confessions of a lazy trader
• How to trade rand CFDs at a fraction of the price
• Why buy the Crypto Correction
Confessions of a lazy trader
Q. “I’m generally a lazy trader when it comes to calculations. I just want to take the trade without pulling out a calculator and pressing buttons to work out how many CFDs I’ll need ... ››› more
“In the last short AUD/USD Forex trade Pickpocket Trader sent out, how do I calculate how many pips I can bank if the trade goes in my favour?”
A. When it comes to the AUD/USD (Australian dollar versus the US dollar) the magic number for calculating pips is…
I’ll get back to this in a second.
First let’s start with the trade specifics:
... ››› more
Q. “I've started reading Sam Volkering's Crypto-Revolution book. It mentions a couple of digital coins, which got me thinking. Are all cryptocurrencies the same or are they broken up into different categories?”
A. Each cryptocurrency has its own group of features, benefits and functions. Some are used to pay for goods & services while others are used for investment purposes i.... ››› more
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