2020 is set to be a nervous year for South African investors.
At home we have this triple whammy to look forward to… load shedding, a potential ratings downgrade and low growth.
Internationally we got Brexit, the US election and the ongoing trade war. And maybe even an actual war!
All this when many global indices are at record high and way overdue a reset.
In such an environment... ››› more
I'm often asked where I invest my own funds and how individuals “beat the market”?
I have been trading for 25 years and Finova has been focused on Financial Innovation for 15 years and these 3 strategies have consistently produced unbeatable returns in these markets:
The man who bought bitcoin for just $12 now says…
“B... ››› more
Q. "Further to your offer, I am considering purchasing the MATI Trader System Programme and the Forex Profit Box.
I am a lifetime member-do I qualify for any additional discounts on these two programmes?"
A. There are no special offers for both trading programmes as already they are at very affordable prices compared to most trading programmes which can normally cost from R15,000 up ... ››› more
In November's issue of the South African Investor, I warned readers about two types of “danger” shares lurking on the JSE.
One of these types is called the “High-Yielder”.
Simply these are shares that sit on suspiciously high dividend yields.
You've probably heard me speak about these “income-traps” before, but in the South African Investor, I went further and reveale... ››› more
If you hold property stocks, or one of the big four supermarket chains you need to listen up…
A major new finding by the Competition Commission is coming into effect, and it could have far reaching implications for these companies.
Let me show you in more detail.
Is this the secret to becoming a stock market millionaire?
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Jubilee Metals group is up more than 60% since mid-August 2019.
Back then the share price was at a low of around 51c. Today it's at 90c.
So what caused this meteoric rise in share price in such a short time?
Well, Jubilee is a tiny JSE listed metals and mining company. But instead of digging holes in the ground it digs through old mine dumps - taking every last bit of valuable metal ou... ››› more
Naspers result are due on Thursday and we should see buyers push the share price higher into year end.
Yesterday's trading update provided some insight into what to expect as it highlighted core earnings from continuing operations will increase between 7% and 10%.
Last week Tencent released results, and while it didn't excite traders and investors, it highlighted that a maturing business c... ››› more
Q. “Once you've entered your trade, is there a process or criteria you use or follow that tells you when to close your trade?”
A. When it comes to following my MATI Trader System, I have a fixed set of criteria that tells me when to exit or close my trade every time I take a trade.
In fact, I have four criteria:
Reason #1: Your initial stop loss hits
The s... ››› more
Imagine how much more successful you'd be if you had five chances to kick a penalty…
Five chances to sink a putt…
Five chances to nail that perfect landing…
Well that is exactly what my October Structured Product pick offers you: Five chances to make mega-profit.
And, best of all, you can customise this investment to suit your specific needs by choosing to invest in either Ra... ››› more
The platinum price has been depressed for a couple of years because of high surpluses on the back of mining and recycling of the metal putting more of it in the system than is being bought up by investors and producers.
But 2019 saw this take a turn.
Platinum demand for 2019 is already up significantly. Full year forecasts puts the metal's demand at 8,045 koz, compared to the 2018 figure o... ››› more
Week after week, market commentators highlight how investors are not making positive returns in USD. The US dollar is king now, with it paying a positive yield and investors who have missed the gold rally are hording it. This has caused liquidity to be squeezed.
It's increasingly likely that President Trump will use the 1934 Gold Reserve Act to sell US Dollars and buy foreign currency as a way... ››› more
If you're like most “information age” investors, you've probably taken a “do-it-yourself” approach to building long-term wealth.
I've seen many non-professional investors take this approach and, the truth is, it's rarely pretty.
Because there are three common mistakes people tend to make when crafting their own investment portfolio. And if you're making even one of them,... ››› more
The hunt for yield and aversion to risk is causing something we have never seen before.
Interest rates and bond yields are falling globally and have turned negative. You can get a home loan in Denmark at an interest rate of -0.50% per year fixed for 10 years. While we are still far away from that with real rates in positive territory, investors must be tactical in deploying capital.
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A couple of years ago Sasol announced it would enter the US market by building an ‘ethane cracker'. A massive petrochemicals plant called Lake Charles that would require it to invest nearly as much as its market cap was at the time.
The company said this was where its future lay, and the project would change the face of the company forever.
Right now however Sasol shares are at their low... ››› more
If you haven't already read about it, Naspers (NPN) plans to list its international internet assets, in a company called Prosus, on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and the JSE on September 11.
So, you need to own Naspers on 12 September (Ex-div date) to qualify for Prosus shares or additional Naspers shares.
For a lot of investors, the biggest consideration affecting their d... ››› more
Markets have been incredibly skittish over the last week.
And, while there are many reasons for concern, one of the main issues driving share prices lower is fear over the “inverted yield curve”.
If you skim the financial news, you'll see headlines like:
“Yield curve inversion hammers US small banks”
“Bond market yield curve inverts, signalling Fed may be too slow to cut... ››› more
The sports betting world is filled with different types of bettors.
They range from being your ‘average Joe' or recreational sports bettors to the more experienced ‘wise guys'.
But no matter who you think you are, you'll likely fall in to one of two categories:
1. ‘Sharp Sports Bettor'
2. ‘Square Sports Bettor'
So, Which one are you?
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Q. "I refer to the article you wrote about REITs. I just want to ask the reasons for investing in REITs rather than just owning the property itself?"
A. Here are my top 3 reasons to invest in REITs.
Reason 1: Own property and earn returns by doing nothing
First, when you own a REIT stock, that's all the action you need to take in order to earn returns ... ››› more
Q. "I've seen that REITs have become widely spoken about in the news lately, since the Federal Reserve decided to cut the interest rates by 25 basis points to 2%. This has sparked my interest to look into investing in REITs. Timon could you explain briefly what a REIT is, how they work and why the drop in interest rates have attracted investors into buying them?”
A. REITs (pronounced R... ››› more
As Winston Churchill once said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, we believe investors should be ensuring they have enough exposure to offshore assets that will be a hedge against a “deeper crisis” and should be slowly buying depressed local assets if they have cash on hand. Most investors have been sitting on the sidelines not fully exposed to equities
You can't blame local invest... ››› more
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