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  • 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]
  • Should you be adding protection to your portfolio?
  • There are many economic signals that can accurately predict a recession. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the “inverted yield curve”. It's a very strong predictor that economic growth will contract in the short-term. Rapidly rising oil prices are another excellent indication that recession is hovering just over the horizon. Historically speaking, high inflation combined with low unemp... ››› more
  • [14 April 2022]
  • This is Cryptos next BIG growth market..!
  • 880% growth in 2021... That's how much worldwide crypto adoption grew last year. What was behind this meteoric rise? As I've written before, a major driver was an influx of institutional investment into the crypto world. But that's not the whole story. There's another driving force that is pushing the price of crypto assets upwards, and one that could continue to do so in the long t... ››› more
  • [08 March 2022]
  • Is a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) really a no-brainer investment?
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) are one of the most underappreciated investment vehicles in the country. So, it's rather difficult to understand why most people still don't use them. They're one of the only tax efficient vehicles that come with almost no negatives. What is a TFSA? It’s an investment vehicle in which all income or growth on investments held inside are tax-free. This includ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2022]
  • How to pay less tax
  • As the old saying goes: “There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes.” So, when you can avoid either, you should take it. Just as you'd grab hold of a lifesaving medical treatment, so you should jump on any opportunity to reduce your tax burden. The South African government gives you very few opportunities to reduce your tax burden compared to other countries. But two of the sim... ››› more
  • [04 February 2022]
  • 5 Important trading resolutions to kick off 2022 on a profitable note
  • If you're looking to build your wealth through trading and you're finally feeling it's time to take action - This article is for you. Each year, I love to start the year with direction and purpose when it comes to trading. Share this article, send it to your friends and family and let's start your year off on a profitable note. Here are my favourite 5 trading resolutions in 2022. -... ››› more
  • [14 January 2022]
  • Why you should own Dividend Dominators in 2022
  • Many people believe that dividends are boring. And aren't big enough to make a difference in their portfolio. But that simply isn't true. Throughout history, finding great dividend companies that pay you consistent income every year has been one of the great ways to build wealth. And 2021 has been no different. Just consider Investec - a company I consider a “Dividend Dominator”…... ››› more
  • [13 January 2022]
  • What should you learn from the Turkish lira crisis?
  • In Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” two characters are discussing bankruptcy: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways” Mike said, “gradually and then suddenly”. The “slowly at first, and then all at once” concept is wonderfully described in Malcom Gladwell's debut book The Tipping Point. Gladwell defines this idea as “the moment of critica... ››› more
  • [08 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]
  • How to lose 100% of your money in under a month
  • Did you hear? Some unfortunate crypto investors/traders lost everything. And that's not hyperbole. In just under a month, one crypto exploded 83,000%. Only for it to erase all these gains just a couple of weeks later. So what happened?   ________________________________________   Will you outlive your money?    My colleague Josh Benton recently discovered a w... ››› more
  • [10 November 2021]
  • If you've never invested before - this should be your first step
  • So, you spend less than you earn and you're putting some savings in the bank each month? Truth is - your money in a savings account isn't doing anything for you with how low interest rates are right now… Perhaps you've considered investing - but you've been unsure about where to start? Here's what you need to know… ________________________________________   Get starte... ››› more
  • [22 July 2021]
  • Your trading questions answered…
  • “In the last short AUD/USD Forex trade Pickpocket Trader sent out, how do I calculate how many pips I can bank if the trade goes in my favour?”   A. When it comes to the AUD/USD (Australian dollar versus the US dollar) the magic number for calculating pips is…   10,000   I’ll get back to this in a second.   First let’s start with the trade specifics: ... ››› more
  • [22 July 2021]
  • What is the state of SA's economic recovery right now?
  • It's a year since 2020's hard lockdown ended. We're back in level 4 today. But life has changed a lot. We've adapted to the pandemic and its effects on our lives and businesses. So, what's the state of the South African economy today, and how does it affect your investments? ________________________________________   How to Grow a Multi-Million Rand Retirement   ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2021]
  • Why Interest Rates are doing nothing for the rand right now
  • Q. “I refer back to Monday's article. You mentioned that the main reason for the rand's rally was based on global reasons rather than local. Don't you think South African interest rate changes could have an effect on the rands strength too?”   A. As there is no clear-cut answer, I can only speak from my economic background and experience.   Generally, when interest rates ris... ››› more
  • [18 June 2021]
  • Two Big Wins for Bitcoin…
  • After a pretty hellish month for Bitcoin - dropping over $20,000… Investors finally have something to cheer about! The #1 crypto by market cap rallied over 15% in the past two days. And this time, it had nothing to do with Elon, or any other billionaire. Instead, something even BIGGER happened in the market - one that could have implications on countries worldwide and the world's... ››› more
  • [15 June 2021]
  • What's the situation with the South African economy right now?
  • On 20 May 2021 the SA Reserve Bank had its bimonthly monetary policy meeting. The bank kept interest rates flat - at what is basically an all-time low for South Africans… In its announcement the bank governor, Lestja Kganyago said “Economic and financial conditions are expected to remain volatile for the foreseeable future. In this uncertain environment, policy decisions will continue ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2021]
  • A simple plan to transform your savings today
  • A recent survey by FNB amongst its middle-income clients (R15,000 - R42,000 per month) shows that over 80% of the customers don't have a cent in savings they can access within 7 days in case of an emergency. The bank says only 6% of its clients would be able to see themselves through a loss of their salary for three months - and that's even considering access to credit cards and overdraft faci... ››› more
  • [03 June 2021]
  • What expropriation through inflation means for you
  • What is a government to do if it has added billions, or even trillions of rands of debt in a short amount of time? South Africa's national debt increased 30% to R3.7 trillion in 2020. The US printed a fifth of all the money in all its history - in mere months. Simply put - these amounts are too big to just pay back. So, these governments need to use another tactic. The ‘raise cash' b... ››› more
  • [13 May 2021]
  • A no-brainer rally for the FTSE 100 - Here's Why…
  • All eyes are on the FTSE 100. We've had good news recently flood the markets. First from the OECD upgrade, the positive budget speech and from major banks forecasts. And so, today's article will show you a no brainer prediction for the next FTSE 100 rally. In this article, I'm going to share why I expect the FTSE to rally over the next few weeks and how I'm going to profit. _______... ››› more
  • [23 March 2021]
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