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  • 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]
  • Use the Rule of Four to keep your portfolio in the green in ANY market
  • How you can diversify yourself to safety with the ‘Rule of Four' What do you do with your money in a crisis? Do you sell your share portfolio? Do you stick everything in a bank account, in property or in gold? That's the question that popped up around a campfire I had going with friends over the weekend. Considering South Africa's junk status, state capture and political unrest that'... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • How to cure yourself from “recency bias” before you kill your account
  • Ben started to dabble in the Forex market. He's just bought the Australian dollar versus the American dollar for the third time. And just pocketed R10,000 from his R5,000 portfolio. He's on a winning streak. Ben feels that trading is the quickest key to his financial freedom. Aaah, the jubilation! The smell of sea sand, while he hears the crashing of the waves. Retirement here we... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Asking me this question is very disturbing!
  • • Should I close the trade for a R1,836 profit? • Is it difficult to trade in Crypto-currencies? • The best stock broker to trade penny shares   Q. Hi Timon, on Tuesday I bought Sibanye Gold for R826. So far, it has made R1,836 profit. Should I close the trade or let it run more? C  Answer by Timon Rossolimos, Red Hot Storm Trader Asking me this question is ver... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • How to handle the highs and lows of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be an extremely profitable venture, but with that comes higher risks. This means it's vital you handle your portfolio and risks to deal with this. So how can you go about doing this? Read on to find out… How to manage your penny stocks portfolio Of the portion of your portfolio you decide to invest in penny stocks, you should aim to invest in be... ››› more
  • [05 August 2017]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when building an offshore portfolio
  • I call it the “offshore investment conundrum”. Investors have no clue where to invest or what to invest in, leaving their cash exposed to unpredictable economic and political events. Investing in just any old offshore product will cost you time and more importantly, money. While I admire the ambition of investors to identify opportunities elsewhere, the fact of the matter is, over half of ... ››› more
  • [24 July 2017]
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