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  • Is the ‘Sell in May and go away' Real or BS in 2021?
  • It's that time of year again. Investors and traders all around the world, have the ‘Old Adage' echoing in their heads. "Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day". News reporters, analysts and investing companies are warning people, to not buy stocks in May. Whereas I like to do my own research, and show you why I don't follow the herd. In this article, we... ››› more
  • [12 May 2021]
  • Who is making money in this stockmarket chaos?
  • ***What's a circuit Breaker? Q. Circuit Breakers? This is a new term that I've been seeing on Bloomberg lately. Could you explain what it means and does it apply to the JSE as well?   A. A circuit breaker is a safety device which stops the flow of electricity by switching itself off, if anything goes wrong.   The same applies in the financial world…   A circuit brea... ››› more
  • [21 April 2020]
  • Is your trading on a one-way street to consistent profits or bankruptcy?
  • Whether you're running a business or starting a profitable career, you need to be able to track your success. You need to know how well the venture is doing, when the bad months are and how it's operating on average. The same applies for when you run local or international trading account. Only this way you'll see if your trading is on the way to consistent profits or on a one-way street ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2018]
  • 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]
  • 15 tips to help you become a successful long-term investor
  • If you're a long-term investor, you understand how challenging it is to find the right investments that will deliver your expected returns while you hold the stocks. Once you set your investment goals, you need to put a strategy in place to help you achieve those goals. Now it's important to understand that there are no hard and fast rules to long-term investing. So it's important that you cre... ››› more
  • [25 July 2016]
  • How much money do you need to start investing?
  • How much cash should you put into your account to start investing? Does it even matter? The amount of money you start out with could be of crucial importance - and if you miss this you could end up losing money from winning shares. But this doesn't mean you need thousands of rand to start investing though… Let me explain...   What you start out with will determine your succe... ››› more
  • [23 June 2016]
  • Why you should lend the government money
  • It's simple, lending money to government is a guaranteed income bearing investment. Most investors fail to recognise the value in this form of investing. Yet, it's hugely important if you want to bank more than just capital profits on your investments. If you lend money to someone, you want to know that you're lending it to a person who can pay it back, along with the interest you charge. ... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • Are you ready to buy your first share? Here's how to find the best broker for you
  • If you want to invest and have pinpointed a few shares that you want to buy, you need a stockbroker. Or perhaps you don't want to make the share picks, but would like a broker to do it for you. A stockbroker acts as an intermediary between you and the stock market. You have a number of different options open to you. What type of account do you open? What should you consider when you pick a broker?... ››› more
  • [09 March 2016]
  • These four profit sucking costs could ruin you as a trader
  • You read all about the wonderful profit opportunities that are in the market. And I'm sure in your mind or on paper, you know exactly what shares you want to pile in for the year. But there's still one tiny little thing missing. It's the one thing that salesman, brokers and even your friends forget to tell you about. The four hidden costs of trading. And today, I'm going to break these costs down ... ››› more
  • [05 February 2016]
  • An introduction to investing in penny stocks
  • If you want to invest on the stock market, you may have discovered that there are around 400 stocks listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This means there are potentially 400 stocks for you to invest in. The smallest stocks on the stock market are penny stocks. So what exactly are penny stocks? And how can you go about investing in them? Read on to find out… What are penny... ››› more
  • [27 January 2016]
  • How to decide between ETFs and unit trusts
  • If you want to invest in tracker funds, you have two options available to you. You can invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) or you can invest in passively managed unit trusts. So which is the best option for you? Read on to find out more… The differences between ETFs and unit trusts   There are a lot of similarities between ETFs and unit trusts.   Both these types... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • How to decide if ETFs are for you
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity the world over. Since their introduction in South Africa, they have attracted a lot of investment and the number available continues to grow. So what are the advantages of investing in them? And are they a good alternative to unit trusts? Let's take a closer look… The benefits of ETFs   There are a number of benefits to ... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • Why you should add blockchain companies to your watch list
  • You've no doubt heard of Bitcoin. The digital currency uses blockchain. Blockchain is a technology that has the potential to revolutionise the way we do things now, for the better. So what does this mean for you as an investor? Let's take a closer look… What blockchain could do   The supporters of blockchain see it:   Replacing contracts; Eradicating fees... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • How to use currency futures to trade forex
  • If you want to trade forex, there are a few different instruments you can use. One of these is currency futures. If you decide to trade the rand against major international currencies, currency futures are more reasonable to trade than spread trading. So how do currency futures work? And what currencies can you trade the rand against? Let's take a closer look…   What are currenc... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • One of the downsides of investing in penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can be a great way to make a killing on the stock market. But investing in the smallest companies on the stock market doesn't come without risks. So what sort of risks do you face investing in penny stocks? Read on to find out…   The risks of investing in penny stocks   There are a few different risks that you need to be aware of before you embark... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • How you should go about picking a stock broker
  • If you're new to investing or not happy with your current stock broker, it's time to find a new one. So how should you go about it? Let's take a closer look… What do you want from a stock broker?   The first thing you need to determine is what you want from your stock broker.    There are generally three types of accounts on offer to pick from…   Executi... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • How to pick the right trading account
  • If you want to start trading, you'll need to open a trading account. Many traders are eager to get started so they overlook taking the time to suss out what's on offer and finding the best one. But this is a vital step you shouldn't overlook. So how can you find the best trading account for you? Read on to find out… Don’t automatically open a trading account with your stock brok... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • How to start trading currencies
  • If you've decided that you want to start trading forex, you'll need to find a way to trade currencies. You have a couple of options. It all comes down to what currencies you want to trade. Let's take a closer look… Trading forex with currency futures   You need to decide which currencies you want to trade.   If you want to trade the rand against a number of internat... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • How to start investing in ETFs
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to the stock market without having to pick individual shares. So how do ETFs work? And how can you start investing in them? Read on to find out more… How ETFs work   ETFs are baskets of shares. By investing in ETFs you gain exposure to all the shares making up the basket of shares they hold.   For example... ››› more
  • [04 November 2015]
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