It has been more than five years in the making.
And it's been touted as the biggest upgrade to Ethereum's code in its history.
But more than that, it will have reverberations that extend FAR beyond Ethereum itself.
Here's what I'm talking about...
What is the Ethereum Merge - aka Ethereum 2.0.
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The term banking crisis is often overused. Certainly, there are times when it's appropriate, like during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, however it's usually just a term used to describe a rather minor disruption to the normal functioning of a country's banking sector. Well, that's not the case with China currently.
The country is in the midst of a true banking crisis. How bad is it? Well, th... ››› more
Q. “I read your very interesting take on Netcare and Mediclinic in the article this week. I was wondering if you are a strong believer of investing in healthcare in the future. Could you briefly list some points on why you would or wouldn't be an investor in healthcare”
A. The future of healthcare, is very exciting!
I am an avid believer that with an everincreasing population and with be... ››› more
After rallying 373% from its pandemic lows, Bell Equipment (JSE: BEL) stock is sitting at a six month low. As recently as March 2022 the stock traded at R17.50 - yet it's at R11.84 now.
During the pandemic the agricultural and mining equipment supplier saw a big recovery in demand as commodity prices soared. As a result, demand recovered and the company had a big recovery.
For example, in Ma... ››› more
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
Have you seen the bloodbath the markets have been in lately?
We are entering a very dangerous period of trading.
World markets are down over 20% including SP500 & Nasdaq
US Markets are entering a recession and a potential crisis in on the way with the collapsing commodities.
Major Crypto currencies are down over 40% and Luna is down over 99%.
But I have to s... ››› more
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
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
There's no doubt about it…
“Map apps” have revolutionised the way people travel.
In less than a minute, you can open an app on your phone, type an address and voila…
You're ready to go.
It's no wonder why “map apps” like Google, Waze (owned by Google) and
Apple boast hundreds of millions of users - even BILLIONS!
But one day that could change.
You see, a new crypto s... ››› more
Zeder is a little investment holdings company on the JSE. For years it was a core shareholder in Pioneer Foods (acquired by PepsiCo). It also holds a number of other interesting agricultural businesses as well…
But the company's share price is down 62% in the past five years.
What's going on? And is there an opportunity to profit? -----------------------------------------------------------... ››› more
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
In dollar terms the price of corn is up 37%, and that of soybeans is up 36% in the past six months.
We've also seen wheat soar 40% in the past six months.
And this is because of the war between Russia and Ukraine as both these countries are large exporters of corn and wheat.
While this will definitely have an effect on inflation and food prices, large increases in grain prices have an eve... ››› 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
We're all watching as Russia and Ukraine are in the midst of a bloody war. Over 3 million people have already been uprooted from their homes, and have fled Ukraine. All this following Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to his people announcing a “special military operation” in Ukraine to “denazify” the country.
We're experiencing the uncertainty a war like this brings.
The po... ››› more
My name's Timon Rossolimos and I have been a professional trader since 2003.
I run a small trading company called MATI Trader in the heart of Gauteng, Johannesburg. I have also been running a consistently profitable trader service and newsletter for the past ten years.
Before that I managed a restaurant, traded for myself and worked at a few broker houses.
It's there I first became int... ››› more
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
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
US inflation came in at 7% on Wednesday.
This is so far beyond the US target rate of 2% it's terrifying.
To give you some perspective about how big a miss this is, our SA target rate is up to 6%. So, to miss it as much as the US did, our inflation rate would need to be 21%.
Up until recently, the US Fed argued they didn't have to raise interest rates to combat inflation, since it was “t... ››› more
I sometimes imagine the stock market as a constant humming. Not the hubbub hum of an open outcry trading floor, nor the electrical buzz and click of servers and machines, but the whine of millions of voices guiding billions of dollars, rand and rupees into bets on global business profits, economic scarcity and the future direction of mankind. It's the droning roar of the engine that powers the wor... ››› 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.
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