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  • Are we on the cusp of an AI explosion?
  • Last week, I mentioned Elon Musk's controversial claim that a falling population would result in a serious threat to humanity. I also briefly touched on my own controversial call on Tesla (TLSA). After the feedback from readers, I've decided to expand on Tesla and my current view on the beaten down tech stocks. Firstly, it's important to know there has been a lot of buzz around Artificial Intel... ››› more
  • [23 June 2022]
  • Five investment ideas I wish I learned earlier in life
  • Even though I started my investment ‘career' during my university years, I still wish I had done so earlier. Even a year or two, well timed, can make a world's difference. There was so much money I wasted on games, gadgets and expensive clothes… Possibly the most important investment idea not to miss out on… Investment Idea #1 - The earlier you start - the more you will end up with ... ››› more
  • [16 June 2022]
  • Are we on the cusp of an AI explosion?
  • Last week, I mentioned Elon Musk's controversial claim that a falling population would result in a serious threat to humanity. I also briefly touched on my own controversial call on Tesla (TLSA). After the feedback from readers, I've decided to expand on Tesla and my current view on the beaten down tech stocks. Firstly, it's important to know there has been a lot of buzz around Artificial Intel... ››› more
  • [16 June 2022]
  • Is Elon Musk right about a population crash?
  • Elon Musk recently courted controversy by claiming a population collapse, not overpopulation, is a significant global threat. You might think that sounds strange. The world population is at the highest it has ever been and is still rising. A higher population also means more competition for finite resources. Given these facts, why would you worry about a population crash? If anything, you shoul... ››› more
  • [09 June 2022]
  • Can these renewable energy companies save Eskom?
  • South Africa is making some progress toward adding new generation to its underpowered electricity grid. The government recently signed a power purchase agreement with Scatec SA for 150 megawatts of capacity from private projects. Scatec is an Oslo-based company that constructs solar and battery storage technology. Ultimately, this deal (and future renewable energy projects) will do a lot to ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2022]
  • Don't get caught in the JSE ALSI Bulltrap - Here's why
  • As a novice trader, it's easy to try and guess where the market's bottom is. It's easy to see a bounce in a falling market, and assume that things are going up from here. But calling a bottom is one of the most dangerous things a trader can do. In fact, with trading we say you're trying to ‘catch a falling knife'. Most traders pile up their positions with a whole bunch of longs (buys) a... ››› more
  • [02 June 2022]
  • When will value outperform growth again?
  • Editors Note: There is a certain group of overlooked stocks that thrive off extreme market conditions like the ones we're experiencing. Make no mistake - the crash in growth and tech stocks is no passing blip. A new decade of Value has already begun and the window of opportunity to capture returns of 200%, 300%... possibly more…. is closing fast. It's a once in a generation opportunity that cou... ››› more
  • [24 May 2022]
  • Forex Trading Q&A for the day
  • Q. "Trader X recently sent out a Forex trade to short (sell) the EUR/ZAR. I am currently trading Forex CFDs and would like to ask how I can calculate the minimum rands risked per pip movement if I traded 5 CFDs. Do you have a formula to help with this?” A. Hi John S, yes I can absolutely help with this. ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • 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]
  • How to slow down your losses in a market crash
  • It seems that uncertain times are ahead of us. On the one hand we have the main stock markets crashing to new yearly lows. Since March 2022: The JSE All Share Index is down 9.6% The SP500 has crashed over 14.6% The Nasdaq has dropped over 20% Also gold is down over 10% and some of the main crypto's like Bitcoin and Ethereum are down over 50%. Some believe we are entering into a ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • Why you need to apply the F-Score to your Investment Portfolio right now
  • If you've heard of ‘value investing', you may automatically think of Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham, the man who coined the term - Value Investing - and, arguably the world's greatest value investor. However, there's another person who revolutionised value investing, back in April 2000. And he doesn't even invest! He's a little-known accounting professor, who wrote a 57-page research... ››› more
  • [17 May 2022]
  • Should you use this massive sell-off to buy into China?
  • For years, many in the West have admired the ability of the Chinese Government to push through policies that would never fly in a democratic country. This has allowed them to build structures like the Three Gorges Dam. This hydroelectric project is the world's largest power station and provides about 10% of the country's electricity. But it also required the relocation of over 1 million people.... ››› more
  • [12 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]
  • An interview with South Africa's top Breakout Trader
  • Last week, I flew to South Africa to catch up with friends and relatives. I'm thrilled to have also have flown with my lovely girlfriend, so I can show her around this beautiful country. Compared to chilly Greece, the weather has been perfect and it's been incredible being back to friendly faces, open air, amazing food and a lekker Jozie spirit! Any way last week Friday, I decided to phon... ››› more
  • [05 May 2022]
  • The current selloff is great for long-term investors. Here's why…
  • Over the last few months, I've written quite a few rather bleak articles (to say the least). I've issued warning after warning about the state of the financial markets. So, if you follow my Money Morning column regularly, you may easily believe I'm a permabear. A permabear is someone who believes markets will fall no matter what the conditions on the ground look like. Given my very negative sla... ››› more
  • [03 May 2022]
  • How are the floods affecting JSE companies?
  • On the 11th and 12th of April, parts of KwaZulu-Natal received between 200 and 400 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period. Scenes from the KZN floods were shocking. I'm sure you saw the scenes of container yards flooded, trucks upturned and infrastructure in the Durban area decimated. The South African government declared a national state of disaster to respond to the flood hit areas. Homes h... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • 4 Fatal Mistakes Traders Make
  • Raise your hand if you lost money in the markets? I know I did in 2004 up to 2008. It was because I kept making the same old mistakes newbies make. 4 Years! Funny thing. I already had a winning trading strategy that was working on a consistent basis on paper. And yet, I was failing as a trader. That was until, I started talking to top traders. From Peter L. Brandt multi-US milliona... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • This overlooked material is key to the EV Boom
  • Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular. Nearly every automaker is debuting at least one new EV model this year. These models range from affordable sedans to luxury SUVs to super trucks. By appealing to every type of car owner, EV growth should exceed most forecasts. But this growth also comes with concerns over the supply of key battery materials. The ones that dominate t... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • This mistake can get new traders into trouble
  • You'll often hear us say the same thing. To trade successfully you'll need to know how to follow the rules, keep to discipline and repeat the process. However, there is one crucial mistake that we see all the time from new traders. And the reason for it involves fear. You'd think that greed is what destroys traders. But I think the fear of losing is what prevents traders from being suc... ››› more
  • [13 April 2022]
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