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  • How to calculate your monthly income when trading
  • “Hi Timon, I'm looking to risk around 4% per losing trade to make 6% per winning trade on average. According to my backtested strategy, I should make 5 winning trades and 5 losing trades per month. Could you please tell me what percentage return I should expect per month, given the above trade specifics?”     A. To find out the percentage you expect to gain per month, w... ››› more
  • [03 June 2020]
  • This is a trader's worst nightmare
  • The biggest fear you'll experience when trading is the fear of losing money: · What if your trade goes against you? · What if you pick the wrong time to enter a trade? · What if you take your profits too early? ________________________________________   HOT UPDATE:   Pickpocket Trader just closed a massive 323% gain on the US 500…   In the same week... ››› more
  • [20 March 2020]
  • How this asset helps reduce risk, eliminate volatility and cut losses
  • When market uncertainty is prevalent (like it is right now in South Africa), investing in this asset helps fund managers combat the triple portfolio threat of risk, volatility and losses. And what's more important than making money? Not losing it! So how exactly does it do this? ________________________________________   A Guaranteed Income Booster You simply Can't Igno... ››› more
  • [20 March 2020]
  • Use this technique to “reset” your portfolio for optimal performance
  • Have you ever experienced a flat tyre while driving? You can feel the car lose balance on the side of the flat tyre. To fix it, you would replace the flat with a spare. And doing this, brings back the balance of car. Well just how you would rebalance your car by replacing the flat tyre, you do exactly the same with your investment portfolio. Rebalancing in investment terms is the proce... ››› more
  • [14 February 2020]
  • Are you making these three common investment mistakes?
  • 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. Why? 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
  • [03 October 2019]
  • The two MOST important things to know before you invest in cryptos
  • Here's something quite interesting… According to Statista, out of the 400,000 crypto-investors across 46 countries it surveyed, South Africa came in fifth place, as 16% of the population said they used or owned cryptocurrencies. Yes, you could argue it's a small study. However, it still reveals an increasing interest in cryptos from South Africans. In fact, because of the rising dema... ››› more
  • [19 August 2019]
  • Your Forex CFD trading questions have been answered
  • Q. "I received a trade from PickPocket Trader last week to short the rand using CFDs. Could you tell me a formula I can use to know how many CFDs I must sell, in a way that I don't lose more than 2% on my R35,000 portfolio?" A. The CFD calculation for Forex currency pairs is a little different to the calculation you need for buying stock CFDs. Here's a formula you can use for currency CFD... ››› more
  • [03 July 2019]
  • The Only Income Investment to Buy in 2019!
  • Before Donald Trump escalated trade wars, which sent shockwaves through the markets, stocks were performing well overall. The major US indices like the Nasdaq and S&P500 were flying. Even the JSE All Share was showing good returns. From its lowest level to its highest, the JSE was up around 14%. A great comeback from 2018's negative return. However, while stocks were making all the ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2019]
  • Thank you for your trading question…
  • Q. "Hi Timon, I have R20,000 in my trading account and I'd like to take the Nedbank trade you sent through Red Hot Storm Trader. How many CFDs would I need to buy if I only wish to risk 3% of my portfolio?"     A. You'll need three metrics to calculate the number of CFDs you'll need to buy.     We'll use the Nedbank trade specifics.    Metric 1: Entry ... ››› more
  • [02 May 2019]
  • How to make R50,000 a month trading
  • Normally I answer your burning trading questions in the Q&A articles I send out on Wednesdays. However, last week I was asked a very interesting question, which I thought was too good to answer briefly. The question asked by a loyal member went like this.          "I want to be able to sustain my life going forward because I trust and believe in the platform you... ››› more
  • [29 April 2019]
  • Three top risks for the rand in 2019 and how to profit
  • South Africans are at the edge of their seats, with what's going on this year. From the ongoing US-China trade war, never ending Brexit decision, South Africa going back into the dark ages, the spreading rumours that the US is about to enter a recession this year - and this is just the tip of the iceberg for 2019. The worst is yet to come. And it all starts, and ends, with the rand. To... ››› more
  • [02 April 2019]
  • Why risk to reward is crucial for your Sports Betting success
  • Have you ever heard the following cliché's?   “No pain, no gain.”   Or how about…   “You’ve got to risk it, to get the biscuit”   Whether you’re a sports bettor, trader or an investor, to make GAINS you’ll need to be able to handle and take RISKS at times.    Today I want to show you why the risk to reward ratio is CRUCIAL to your sport... ››› more
  • [28 March 2019]
  • A simple method to manage your risk when investing
  • When you invest in a share, there's always certain risks involved…. Competition, new regulations, the economy, currency…just to name a few. The problem is, it can be hard for investors to quantify all these potential risks. Rather than develop a complex, but flawed, analysis of risk... it's more helpful for an investor to think of "risk" in a simpler form… ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2018]
  • Viv Govender's found another investment gem
  • When a deal this good pops up, it must go out, no matter what the publishers say! Uncertainty spiked at the start of the year and it was very difficult to get good prices on guaranteed investments. Most financial institutions erred on the side of caution and charged extra for protection. Luckily, my persistent research and patience has paid off and we've found a diamond in the rough! ... ››› more
  • [12 July 2018]
  • Forex Q&A of the Week
  • We haven't had many questions from you this week. I assume it's because you know what you're doing or you're just making too much money trading. Either way it's a good thing. This means, our Q and A session for the week will be short and sugary. However, I've written a brand new Forex 101 Report which I think you'll find helpful with your trading. Feel free to go through the Q&A for... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Why Bungee Jumping is like successful trading
  • Normally at a company's end year function, they make a reservation at a restaurant and have drinks and dinner. Not here at FSP, which is the company I work at. The team decided to go to Sky Bar at Pineslopes in Fourways. You can choose between a bunch of activities to do there. Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping or you can just chill, drink and eat at the Sky Bar. At first I s... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Warning: This type of investor's behaviour will destroy your wealth…
  • Since 28 December 2016, the JSE has rallied around 6%. Some investors or analysts will say it's just erased the losses from last year. But many will say the strong rally will continue delivering even more returns. Whether or not that's true, it would be no surprise to now see investors pile money into the stock market. And if you're one of those investors, that have been waiting pa... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • What would you say to 100% market upside with no downside risk?
  • Imagine turning on the TV and finding the following Infomercial: We are giving you the opportunity to invest in the S&P500. It is the world’s premier equity index, dwarfing the JSE. Receive dollar based returns while getting exposure to some of the world's largest and most innovative companies including Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and Caterpillar.   But that’s not all, we also gi... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Successfully build long-term wealth using these three basic habits
  • One of the best parts about working for Fleet Street is being able to connect and build relationships with top global investment experts. These are some of the brightest financial minds who help hundreds of thousands of readers from all over the world build wealth on a consistent basis. And every single day, I'm fortunate to receive all their best inside information from Agora Financial, M... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Receive dollar-based performance through structured products
  • Since my last article on the subject of structured products I have received a number of enquiries from readers asking for more information. Due to the overwhelming response I decided to do this follow-up article and go over the most frequently asked questions. First, for those who may not have read the original, here is a brief recap. I discussed a currently available structured product with ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
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