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
By now, you've probably heard of sustainable investing…
Well, at the centre of sustainable investing is climate tech - the ecosystem of technology companies, financiers and providers of “green/clean” energy that do not produce emissions of carbon dioxide or CO2).
And right now an unparalleled wave of innovation is emerging to help solve the most pressing problems associated with decarb... ››› more
Bitcoin (and other cryptos) get a bad rep for their energy consumption.
But did you know bitcoin uses less than half the energy of the banking system and the gold industry?
And what's even more encouraging is things are getting greener in the crypto world.
Renewable energy is a growing part of the energy mix for bitcoin. According to the Bitcoin Mining Council, renewables p... ››› 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 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
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
I'm sure you've heard, with a great deal of fanfare from the COP26 conference, that the US, UK, Germany, France and the EU have secured a deal to provide South Africa with R130 billion in climate finance to build more renewable energy - and replace aging Eskom plants.
A recent Moneyweb article - interviewing RMB CEO James Formby - indicates this could branch out to become a R500 billion inject... ››› more
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
Coal is the dirty stepchild in the mining sector. And boy is it unpopular at the moment.
Coal miners report that it's getting more and more difficult to get finance for new projects.
After hitting a low of $56 a tonne in April 2020, the coal price has soared. Coal now sells for double what it did in 2020 - with the latest Richards Bay Coal Terminal pricing coming in around $112.92 a ton wi... ››› more
Right now the South African repo rate sits at a rock bottom 3.5% interest.
The interest I'm getting on cash in my brokerage account right now is a mere 2.18%.
Simply put - with interest rates this low you HAVE to look elsewhere for yield.
And it so happens that there are a handful of JSE listed penny stocks that are paying dividends up to double and even TRIPLE the current interest rat... ››› more
Small caps and penny stocks have soared in the past year.
The JSE's Small Cap Index is up 58.61% in the past 12 months alone!
A lot of investors are asking me about great small companies to buy and hold for great returns like these in the coming year, and beyond.
But it's important not to throw darts at a wall and pick a lottery ticket. To capitalize on the strength and upside of small... ››› more
The only thing on investors' minds right now is the US election.
At the time of writing the final votes have yet to be tallied. Right now, many battleground states are still up for grabs, with Pennsylvania looking like the key to victory.
Trump has already claimed the win and approached the courts filing multiple lawsuits in most of the swing states. He's demanded a recount in Wisconsin. A... ››› more
Load shedding has been a headache for us all.
If you hoped it would end thanks to maintenance Eskom did during lockdown - you were disappointed. As our economy has been opening up we've sporadically had load shedding, with a turn very close to the highest amount of reduced supply in SA's history.
It's become clear that the solution to this problem likely won't come from Eskom alone…
... ››› more
For more than a decade now, we've been hearing about the renewable energy trend.
South Africa has had three rounds of tendering and construction builds for both solar and wind energy plants- but due to political reasons the fourth round of builds was stopped five years ago…
Then two years ago the renewable energy programme was restarted, and by end 2019 around 8% of all of South Africa's... ››› more
If Cyril Ramamphosa's recent announcement at Business Unity SA's second annual Business Economic Indaba is for real, you, me and every other investor and business owner could be thanking him!
After all analysts estimate Eskom has cost our economy R338 billion since 2007.
And while Eskom's power problems appear to have no end in sight, this announcement by Ramaphosa could greenlight a great... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon, I'm looking to expand the number of international shares to trade. I have seen through Real Wealth and Trading Tips that there are a number of growing industries in the world. Three that come to mind include: Artificial Intelligence, Electric Cars and Renewable Energy... Could you name a few of the large names that make up these industries so that I can add these shares to my watch l... ››› more
In the last few months I've sent out a number of predictions on different resource companies.
And at the end of the first quarter, we managed to bank six winning resource company trades, generating over 200% in gains.
At the start of the second quarter for 2019, I have my eye on a new sector which I'm looking to trade and profit from.
Thanks to Moody's, Eskom and BRICs - Here's why I e... ››› more
I always look for a catalyst that'll send the price of a penny stock flying. Being a good business isn't enough if there isn't something big that'll attract the attention of investors to the stock.
But even better, every once in a while I find a stock that doesn't just have one catalyst but THREE catalysts that are behind it, which will push the share price up.
And today I'd like to share wi... ››› more
On 27 June I told Money Morning readers I expected the oil price to drop.
That week saw the oil price start a slide which has been its longest downturn in three years!
As you can see, the oil price has had seven weeks of downturns following end of June. This past week has seen it halt the decline, but I don't foresee this as a sustained upturn.
Simply put - oil shouldn't trade above $70 a... ››› more
Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market…
And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do…
They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
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