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  • Is the bear market nearing its end?
  • 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
  • [19 May 2022]
  • Why this JSE stock is on my “BUY” list!
  • Uber is one of the most amazing success stories in recent history. As I write this the company is worth $88 billion today. But it doesn't own any vehicles. And it doesn't pay salaries to employees. In fact - the company is estimated to have between 3 and 4 million drivers around the world. Yet the company doesn't have a fraction of the overheads a business with 3 million employees would h... ››› more
  • [12 May 2022]
  • My Personal Trading “cheat sheet”
  • My trading is governed by this cheat sheet which focuses on three things! • The first is trading goals. • The second, your trade reporting and how to spot a big trend. • Third, A trade analysis & execution plan. Sticking to this cheat sheet has made me a successful trader for the last 20 years and now I hope it can do the same for you… I've broken this cheat sheet into ... ››› more
  • [11 May 2022]
  • What's the reason for the crazy high inflation globally?
  • 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
  • [05 May 2022]
  • The most important question you can ask when you start trading
  • Q. “Timon, I am trying to figure out what will suit me best as a trader. Maybe you can help me with my trading profile. I'm a 56 year old single house father who has about 1 hour a day to trade with income from property rental. I don't like too much stress and I certainly don't like the idea of losing a lot of money in a day. Can you help me figure out who I am as a trader?” A. Hi Bryce, you... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • Why I expect a 25% drop in the Euro!
  • 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
  • [30 March 2022]
  • When will the SA economy recover from the pandemic crash?
  • In 2020 the South African economy saw an unprecedented crash because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In dollar terms our country's GDP dropped from $351.4 billion to $301.92 billion. That's roughly R740 billion that disappeared from our GDP overnight. Tourism came to a halt. Restaurants, hotels, gyms and car dealerships hit a massive slump. Property, specifically office space became a hot... ››› more
  • [17 February 2022]
  • Want to know the Best penny stocks to invest in for 2022? Here's my Watchlist!
  • Small cap shares, or penny stocks, were by far 2021's best performing sector. My Red Hot Penny Shares closed portfolio provided us with an average gain of 72.82% on 20 stocks for 2021, with a win rate of 80%. In comparison, the Alt-X index was up 30% for the year, whilst the All Share index is up 19%. The Small Cap Index was the top performer of the lot with 42% for 2021 to date. I expect anot... ››› more
  • [04 February 2022]
  • What could possibly go wrong in 2022?
  • 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
  • [22 January 2022]
  • Eskom signs its own death warrant
  • If you haven't seen it yet, Eskom is asking Nersa for a 20.5% tariff increase for 2023. What's more - it plans on charging us both a fixed charge, as well as a variable charge. According to a Moneyweb interview the tariffs we're staring in the face could be huge. “For example, in the city of Cape Town, which is currently 272.4 cents per kilowatt hour, or R2.72.4 per kilowatt hour, that ... ››› more
  • [20 January 2022]
  • What does the US inflation figure mean for your portfolio?
  • US inflation came in at 7% on Wednesday. This is so far beyond the US target rate of 2% it's terrifying. To give you some perspective about how big a miss this is, our SA target rate is up to 6%. So, to miss it as much as the US did, our inflation rate would need to be 21%. Up until recently, the US Fed argued they didn't have to raise interest rates to combat inflation, since it was “t... ››› more
  • [18 January 2022]
  • Predicting 2022 in 5 minutes
  • Every year we start off with our biggest, boldest and best predictions for the coming 12 months. How will the world around us change? What will stock markets do? And where do the biggest opportunities exist? Five predictions to start off the year Prediction #1 - The pandemic will end in 2022 It’s the prediction no one has been willing to make. Just as we think things are taking... ››› more
  • [11 January 2022]
  • Did Boris Johnson make the market fall
  • 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
  • [13 December 2021]
  • Why the rising petrol price is here to stay
  • 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. -------------------------------------------... ››› more
  • [03 December 2021]
  • Are you ready for Crypto Mass Adoption?
  • Just a few years ago, many thought that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies were only used for money laundering and wild speculation. But that's not the case anymore. We've seen investment institutions, banks, and even technology companies open up their businesses to cryptocurrencies. This is a huge sign that crypto adoption is gaining steam. And is definitely not going to slow down any... ››› more
  • [25 November 2021]
  • Will the Evergrande crisis crash commodity markets worldwide?
  • China's second largest real estate developer is going bust. The company is $300 billion in debt. And it is struggling to pay interest when payments are becoming due. It's easy to think that an ailing real estate developer in China is an isolated case and it won't affect you… But the thing is, China's real estate market is worth $55 trillion. It is bigger than the US stock market, and... ››› more
  • [04 November 2021]
  • Want to sell your property? The time is now
  • Interest rates have been at record low levels for more than a year now. You might think that with loan affordability levels at this point now is the time to buy property… But the opposite is true. If you're considering selling a laggard in your rental portfolio, or if there's an older property giving you maintenance hassles - NOW is the time to sell it.   You can find the full Arti... ››› more
  • [16 September 2021]
  • Seven habits of highly effective property investors
  • Most of you have read or at least heard of Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The book is famed for drawing out the common traits believed responsible for different people's success. We'll, during a recent South African Investor meeting, I got to hear the property insights and tips from a host of property moguls and experts. And today, I've combined these views with my ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2021]
  • Profit from the Global Chip Shortage!
  • I'm sure you're well aware that there's a global chip shortage… A shortage that we've never seen before and one which is crippling supply chains across the world… This supply squeeze doesn't just affect things like TVs, phones and laptops, it also affects the manufacture of refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, cars, aeroplanes, steel products and even ready mix concrete production!... ››› more
  • [28 July 2021]
  • Why now is NOT the time to bail from crypto!
  • If you're a crypto investor, you're sitting through a major pullback right now. And you're probably looking at a painful decline in your crypto portfolio value maybe 20%, even 50%. So is this current weakness just standard volatility, like we've seen for years, or is this time different - a sustained bear market? Well it may be a tough moment for crypto investors, but it's not time to ... ››› more
  • [20 July 2021]
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