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  • Forex Trading Q&A for the day
  • Q. "Trader X recently sent out a Forex trade to short (sell) the EUR/ZAR. I am currently trading Forex CFDs and would like to ask how I can calculate the minimum rands risked per pip movement if I traded 5 CFDs. Do you have a formula to help with this?” A. Hi John S, yes I can absolutely help with this. ... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • Is the bear market nearing its end?
  • The JSE crashed 14.45% between 2 March 2022 and 9 May 2022. Similarly, the Dow Jones index in the USA is down 10.74% year to date of which half of this drop has been in the past month. And the S&P 500 index is down 14.75% year to date. We hear about inflation, war, lockdowns, supply chain issues all as contributing to this bear market… So, what is fuelling the market's drop - and are we... ››› more
  • [19 May 2022]
  • Why you need to apply the F-Score to your Investment Portfolio right now
  • If you've heard of ‘value investing', you may automatically think of Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham, the man who coined the term - Value Investing - and, arguably the world's greatest value investor. However, there's another person who revolutionised value investing, back in April 2000. And he doesn't even invest! He's a little-known accounting professor, who wrote a 57-page research... ››› more
  • [17 May 2022]
  • Should you use this massive sell-off to buy into China?
  • For years, many in the West have admired the ability of the Chinese Government to push through policies that would never fly in a democratic country. This has allowed them to build structures like the Three Gorges Dam. This hydroelectric project is the world's largest power station and provides about 10% of the country's electricity. But it also required the relocation of over 1 million people.... ››› more
  • [12 May 2022]
  • The only Gearing calculation you'll ever need with any market…
  • Q. “I'm a member of Pickpocket Trader and Red Hot Storm Trader. I am currently using the Velocity Trader platform. My question is when I take a trade and follow your system, what order type should I choose and why? Please see attached picture” A. Hi Zweli, Thank you for the question. Out of the list above, there are only two market orders I like to use: Market Order This is wher... ››› more
  • [12 May 2022]
  • Why this JSE stock is on my “BUY” list!
  • Uber is one of the most amazing success stories in recent history. As I write this the company is worth $88 billion today. But it doesn't own any vehicles. And it doesn't pay salaries to employees. In fact - the company is estimated to have between 3 and 4 million drivers around the world. Yet the company doesn't have a fraction of the overheads a business with 3 million employees would h... ››› more
  • [12 May 2022]
  • 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]
  • An interview with South Africa's top Breakout Trader
  • 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
  • [05 May 2022]
  • The current selloff is great for long-term investors. Here's why…
  • Over the last few months, I've written quite a few rather bleak articles (to say the least). I've issued warning after warning about the state of the financial markets. So, if you follow my Money Morning column regularly, you may easily believe I'm a permabear. A permabear is someone who believes markets will fall no matter what the conditions on the ground look like. Given my very negative sla... ››› more
  • [03 May 2022]
  • How are the floods affecting JSE companies?
  • On the 11th and 12th of April, parts of KwaZulu-Natal received between 200 and 400 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period. Scenes from the KZN floods were shocking. I'm sure you saw the scenes of container yards flooded, trucks upturned and infrastructure in the Durban area decimated. The South African government declared a national state of disaster to respond to the flood hit areas. Homes h... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • 4 Fatal Mistakes Traders Make
  • Raise your hand if you lost money in the markets? I know I did in 2004 up to 2008. It was because I kept making the same old mistakes newbies make. 4 Years! Funny thing. I already had a winning trading strategy that was working on a consistent basis on paper. And yet, I was failing as a trader. That was until, I started talking to top traders. From Peter L. Brandt multi-US milliona... ››› more
  • [28 April 2022]
  • Special Update: The looming global food crisis. And what to do about it.
  • A few weeks ago, I made a rather extreme prediction. I predicted the world would be entering a period of greater instability triggered specifically by food price increases. Normally I would wait a little longer before writing a follow up, but things are changing rapidly on the ground. Over the last week or so, we've seen upticks in instability across much of the emerging world. Protests have er... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • [DOWNLOAD FREE] CFD Risk Trading Calculator
  • Q. “Hi Timon, I have a R250,000 portfolio and I am using the special 2% risk rule per trade as you have taught us. Based on your last trade with Shoprite with the entry being R242 and your stop loss being R232.00 does this mean I should buy xxx CFD contracts in this trade?” Hi Pete, The number of contracts purely depends on the how much money you deposit… So if you have a portfolio of R2... ››› more
  • [21 April 2022]
  • What's going on with Zeder?
  • 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
  • [21 April 2022]
  • Three stocks that are likely to be pummelled by high grain prices
  • 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
  • [07 April 2022]
  • You cannot afford to miss out on this potential $160 trillion sector!
  • By now, you've probably heard of sustainable investing… Well, at the centre of sustainable investing is climate tech - the ecosystem of technology companies, financiers and providers of “green/clean” energy that do not produce emissions of carbon dioxide or CO2). And right now an unparalleled wave of innovation is emerging to help solve the most pressing problems associated with decarb... ››› more
  • [06 April 2022]
  • Should you be afraid of the looming recession? And what to do about it…
  • US bond markets recently went into inversion. This is when short-term interest rates are higher than long-term interest rates. And what this can mean is a recession is around the corner. In this case, markets are anticipating a recession sometime in the next 6 to 24 months. But, even if you don't look at such a “technical” indicator, it should be clear the risk of recession is high. T... ››› more
  • [04 April 2022]
  • Three JSE small caps that could become acquisition targets before the year is out
  • Small companies on the JSE have become popular takeover targets. In 2021, 25 companies were delisted from the JSE, many of these were companies being bought out by management teams or acquiring companies from abroad. Think of companies like Value Group, Adapt IT, Anchor Group and Spanjaard. These companies are delisting because their share prices have remained too cheap - and that's creat... ››› more
  • [31 March 2022]
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