Across the world, the most popular treat is chocolate. Loved by young and old, there are few who don't enjoy tucking into a bar.
But could the days of plentiful chocolate be numbered?
Demand for chocolate is on the rise, yet supply of the cacao bean used to make it is dwindling. And with drought and disease playing havoc with crops, a shortfall could be less than five years away.
Let's ta... ››› more
Professional investors can short-sell shares on the market if they find someone willing to lend them those shares in the first place.
For retail investors, if you want to short-sell you have to use a geared instrument. And it tends to be the bigger companies on the stock exchange that you can do this with.
If professional investors believe a company is doomed or its share price is simply too... ››› more
If you decide to trade forex, you have two ways to do it. You can use currency futures or spread trading.
The type of instrument you pick will depend on the currencies you're trading. If you want to trade the rand against major currencies, you need to use currency futures. If you want to trade major currencies, you need to use spread trading.
So if you want to short a major currency, how doe... ››› more
When you trade forex, you have a number of options when it comes to putting trades on.
You can go long and short. And depending on what type of currencies you want to trade, you can use currency futures and spread trading.
So if you think the dollar is going to fall against the rand, what can you do to profit?
Let's take a closer look…
Using currency futures to trade the rand
A... ››› more
If you're looking for a technical indicator that generates accurate buy and sell signals, where should you look?
One technical indicator that does just this and has a good hit rate is the moving average convergence divergence or the MACD for short.
In spite of its complicated name, this indicator is great at flagging up when you should buy a currency pair and when you should sell a currency ... ››› more
A useful trend reversal pattern to use in forex trading is the triple top formation.
This pattern can indicate that a currency is about to take a hefty fall. Spot this fall and you're in line for a profit.
So what is a triple top formation? And how do you use it to put a short trade on?
Let's take a closer look…
What is a triple top?
The triple top formation combines other tre... ››› more
Trend continuation patterns are very useful tools to have in your forex strategy toolbox. If you spot one of these patterns emerging, there's a good chance the currency will resume its trend.
One of these trend continuation patterns is the pennant formation.
So what exactly is a pennant formation? And how can you use it to your forex trading advantage?
Let's take a closer look…
Wh... ››› more
When it comes to forex trading, there are a number of chart patterns that can yield good results.
One of these is the double top pattern. If you can spot one of these forming, you could be onto a winning short trade.
But remember, don't rush! There's a link between the length of time a pattern like this takes to develop and the significance of its formation. Patience is of the essence.
So... ››› more
When it comes to using trend reversal patterns to unearth opportunities to profit in the forex market, one of the most popular is the head and shoulders pattern.
If you spot a head and shoulders pattern emerging, you can use it to pinpoint a fall in a currency's price.
But to do that you need to understand the signals generated from it.
Read on to find out what you need to know about head... ››› more
“If markets are falling, how can I make profits?”
Tim asked me this question, the other day.
I told him about a strategy he can use to bank money while the market falls, and since then he's been doing just that.
In fact, I showed him how, in the next few months, he could bank R100,000 just by using this strategy.
So now, I'm going to share this strategy with you so that you too c... ››› more
If you want to short sell a share, you want to profit from its share price falling.
By short selling a share, you'll borrow it from an existing owner, pay a fee for the privilege and then sell it back.
You can use a number of trading instruments to short sell. These include single stock futures, contracts for difference and options.
So what are the risks with short selling? And how can y... ››› more
If you're looking to short sell, you want to make money from a share falling in value.
You can do this by short selling financial instruments like single stock futures and contracts for difference.
But how can you spot a share that's about to fall in value? Read on to uncover two tell-tale signs…
Short sell opportunity #1: Companies never off the acquisition trail
Some companies ... ››› more
Short selling (or shorting) involves selling shares (or another security) that you don't own and buying them back at some stage in the future, hopefully at a lower price to bank a profit.
It's the polar opposite of traditional investing where you buy first, sell later.
But some investors find the idea of shorting and betting on failure distasteful.
Let's take a closer look…
Why do... ››› more
Last week will most likely be one that shareholders of African Bank Investments (ABIL) won't forget. After releasing an update to the market, shares in the unsecured lender crashed, wiping out over 90% of the company's value.
But one hedge fund manager was short African Bank shares. The plunge in African Bank shares played right into the hedge fund's hands.
Other shareholders weren't so luck... ››› more
Over the last week or so, there's been a bit of a pullback in the markets. And when something like this happens, it sends some traders running to start shorting stocks.
But these traders should remember that bull markets don't turn into bear markets overnight.
So what should you do? Read on to find out…
It’s not time to short the market
When the markets took a bit of a tumble la... ››› more
Short selling is the opposite of the traditional way of buying (going long) shares or another security. Unlike buying a share in the hope the price will rise, short selling involves finding an overvalued share and betting that its price will fall.
Short selling goes against the ‘normal' principles of investing. But if you want to speculate on the financial market this is how you can take adva... ››› more
It sounds too good to be true - Earning a good second income from just thirty to sixty minutes trading a day. It's a classic, less-is-more scenario, and it fits perfectly around your other commitments.
Today I'll show you how it's not only possible, but that trading around your day job certainly make you a better trader!
Naturally, it doesn’t make sense
When you’re mak... ››› more
Over the last couple of months, the gold price hasn't done very much. While bouncing around, the price is just 2% higher.
But it looks like a change is on the cards.
The gold price is showing strong signs that it's going to rally. Let's take a closer look at why…
The gold price has strong support levels
Have a look at the chart below of the gold price…
At the moment, gold i... ››› more
I've been watching Invicta Holdings for some time.
Since 2012, it's gone up from R49.26 all the way to R129.86.
But now, something unexpected happened and it is showing a lot more downside to come.
With this downside, you can bank a 346% gain!
Let me explain…
Invicta can bank you a 346% gain, thanks to a simple line!
Invicta Holdings is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Ex... ››› more
In perhaps a welcomed moved, state power provider Eskom announced earlier today that its top executives had waived their entitlement to bonuses. This is in a bid to try and make up for a fraction of the multi-billion rand revenue shortfall. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Eskom faces a R225 billion revenue shortfall
Senior executives at Eskom won’t “take their annual bonuses... ››› more
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