Earlier in 2019 I wrote about Palladium – telling investors the metal had just hit an all-time high. At $1,434.50 palladium had run 70% in the preceding months.
However I told investors that at these heights I wouldn’t put my cash in the metal but rather in a miner that produces the metal.
Since then Palladium hit $1,560 mere dollars off the tar... ››› more
Over the last few weeks, I've sent out many different resource metal predictions that I believe are set for upside.
From gold, copper, oil and even sugar…
So far, they have all been moving smoothly and are on track.
Even with my Red Hot Storm Trades, these predictions have helped us generate over 200% in gains in the first quarter of 2019.
Over t... ››› more
You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors.
In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%.
This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37!
But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today.
It all has to do w... ››› more
It looks like 2019, is the year for resources.
Whether you're looking at resource stocks, gold, silver - they all seem to be on the rise.
In fact, with Red Hot Storm Trader we’ve already banked three winning resource stock trades in a row.
On 14 December 2018 we bought Anglo American Platinum and sold it for a 51.95% gain on 18 January 2019. Then we bought Kumba and Anglo Gol... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon I want to set a few trading resolutions for 2019, can you please tell me five achievable ideas so I know what to do?”
A. I always have five trading resolutions which help me kick off the year. Here they are.
Resolution #1: Only take trades when your trading strategy gives you signals
Most people try to trade on intuition and base their trading signal... ››› more
Lonmin has been one of the great stories of value destruction for investors.
Since my first warning about the company in 2012, it has lost 96% of its value.
Simply put - it's been a big one to avoid.
Crypto Revolution: How the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could turn every R2,000 you stake into R980k
My warnings on Lonmin since 2012
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2016 has been a year many will quickly forget, but for the shock results of the Brexit vote and the US elections; it was a year where many cans were kicked down the road.
Global growth remained benign and potential silver-linings have yet to gain material traction because of lingering uncertainties such as the future US foreign policy, the tensions in South East Asia, lingering debt problems i... ››› more
I call it platinum fatigue…
Eight years ago, platinum hit $2,200/ounce.
It subsequently crashed to $800, recovered to $1,500 and dropped back to $800 again in 2016.
Everyone's basically given up on platinum, there's just been too much drama for the metal…
Did you even notice that platinum is up $100 since December 2017?
On 26 December 2016, Platinum was at $894 per oun... ››› more
JSE up 3,3%
Last week the JSE recovered from an oversold position to close the week with a gain of 3,3%. Financials gained 4,8% and Industrials were up 3,7%. Resources managed a gain of 1,5%.
DAX up 6,6%, CAC up 5.2%.
European markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Italian referendum failed, the Dax gained 6,6% and the CAC 5,2%. Italy was up 7,3% and Spain put in 6,5%
US Markets... ››› more
South Africa sits with the ‘achievement' of having 8 out of the world's ten deepest mines.
While this is clearly an achievement in engineering - it's a problem specifically for our gold mining industry.
Production costs have skyrocketed, accidents in the deep mines make it even more difficult to profit.
In fact, in the 1970's South Africa produced as much as 80% of the world's gold,... ››› more
Between October 2015 and mid-January 2016 the JSE Resources index crashed 38%. Mining shares were out of favour more than they've ever been.
Since then, the index has recovered some of these losses, becoming one of the best performing sectors on the JSE for 2016.
In fact, since the resource index's January low, it's up 40% for the year so far!
But that doesn't mean you can just up and ... ››› more
The gold price hit $1,354. It's the first time that it's above $1,300 since 2014! That's big news. And since the Brexit, all you hear is how investors are fleeing to the safety of gold.
But I'm much more excited about another precious metal right now.
I'm talking about platinum of course…
The platinum price started 2016 at $820/ounce. Today it's trading $280 higher at $1,100 per ounc... ››› more
Aquarius Platinum is a significant platinum producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Aquarius Platinum Limited
Short name: Aquarius
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Aquarius Platinum
Aquarius Platinum employs around 10,000 people across its operations.
Aquarius Platinum has a listin... ››› more
I can still remember the first car I ever owned. It was a 1.4 VW Golf Chico with 110,000km on the clock. I got it second hand when I went to university. My dad's deal was I had to maintain it. The little car did its job well and took me everywhere I needed to go, even through the Karoo during noontime in December without air-conditioning!
Through all the sweet memories I made, there are a few t... ››› more
On 9 November 2015 Lonmin revealed its latest $408 million grand plan save the company.
Shareholders "just" need to give the company, which has declined 97.87% in the past five years, nearly R6 billion through Lonmin's latest rights offer scheme.
Lonmin is currently worth a mere R1.2 billion.
Any investment in the company right now is throwing good money after badif you ask me…
But t... ››› more
Standard Bank Platinum-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the platinum price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Standard Bank Platinum-Linker ETN
Short name: SBAPAUG20
Sector: JSE listed notes
Five top facts about Standard Bank Platinum-Linker ETN
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The Volkswagen scandal may have been bad news for platinum and Volkswagen's share price, but there has certainly been a beneficiary.
This is palladium. It has bounced higher in price since the scandal hit. And it's looking good for more.
Let's take a closer look…
Palladium benefited from the Volkswagen scandal
Towards the end of September, coinciding with the news that Volkswagen ... ››› more
Anglo Platinum soared 600% between 2005 and 2008. Impala Platinum was up 448% and Lonmin jumped 501% in the same time.
But here's the thing.
Just before those massive price raises, all three of these shares experienced a big 50-60% drop between 2002 and 2003.
Today, as you know, these platinum stocks are in the midst of a long downtrend.
Now, the question is, are these platinum stocks ... ››› more
NewWave Platinum exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the platinum price in rands. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Here are all the fast facts investors need to know about the NewWave Platinum ETN:
Full name: NewWave Platinum ETN
Short name: NEWWVPLAT
Sector: JSE listed notes
Five top facts about NewWave Platinum ETN
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Earlier today, Lonmin Plc announced its plan to raise $400 million through a rights issue.
The world's third largest platinum miner is taking steps to deal with the current commodity price slump, which has put pressure on its business.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Lonmin is making changes to cope with the current climate
Lonmin [JSE:LON] wants to “raise $400 mill... ››› more
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