Did you know that every decade since the 1970's, the world has been defined by a core technological breakthrough?
And people who recognised these breakthroughs, turned into multi-millionaires, even billionaires.
You see, in the 1970's, mainframe computers emerged, which saw the rise of IBM.
In the 1980's, personal computers went mainstream, which saw Apple, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packar... ››› more
Q." I signed up with GT247.com and set up my account. Currently, I am fooling around with the simulated trading application.
I came across trailing orders and have been trying to understand it. I didn't notice it in the guide when I initiated the subscription for Red Hot Storm Trader. It is somewhat confusing to implement, please help…"
A. Trailing Stop Loss Order is simply a tool that... ››› more
If you're not aware yet, Facebook is in hot water.
A US Resident has sued Facebook and a British based political consultancy for taking data from millions of Facebook users without their permission.
This information was linked to the exploitation of the information by the Cambridge Analytica consultancy to help President Donald Trump's election campaign.
Long story short, this ordeal has ... ››› more
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
Do you remember when you first time you got behind a steering wheel?
I was an absolute nervous wreck.
Legs shaking, heart racing and adrenaline running through every vein.
Ignition starts. And Just as I was about to drive away the revs went up, I slammed on breaks, the car jolted and then stalled.
Great start Timon!
It felt like I would never be a good driver.
A couple of less... ››› more
You see him everywhere.
TV, radio, inbox, books, events, DVDs, Websites, groups, newspapers, social media… You name it.
He's become a house hold name. In fact, he's pretty much family to you. When you meet him, it's like you've known him your whole life!
And his heart is in a good place. Because his passion in life is to do just one thing.
To help and guide fellow novice and expe... ››› more
Turn on Bloomberg and all you'll see is red…
The Dow Jones Stock Exchange crashed over 1,000 points dropping 4.15% in a day.
The S&P tanked 100 points dropping 3.75% in a day. And the Nasdaq fell 275 points dropping 3.90% in a day.
Come back to our local stock market and you'll see a big market drop.
Should you start to panic with your investments or will this pass.
Today, I'll tell... ››› more
When analysing a game between two teams, it is always important to take into consideration the team playing at home.
Statistically speaking the home team across all different sports tend to enjoy a better performance in front of their home crowd.
However, the performance of the home team is different from sport to sport, team to team and even ref to ref.
So how important is home side adva... ››› more
This year I'm throwing away a word from my vocabulary.
I believe it's useless.
You've heard it every year from friends, family and even yourself.
And I guarantee you've tried to apply it.
You might think you need it to be a successful trader, business person, family man or even just a friend.
In fact, you might disagree with me heavily while you're reading this.
But in the end, y... ››› more
Einstein said it best,
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
If you've just start trading, then you're excused and you're very lucky to be reading this today.
However, if you've been trading for a number of years and your portfolio is still in the red - it's time to change that.
The truth of the matter is…
To be a successful tra... ››› more
I'm sure you've heard it before - but you make money on a property the day you buy it.
That's because a good price means the rental income yield will be attractive, and it means your selling price can be competitive - whilst still raking in a profit.
That's why your homework before buying a property - and the negotiation process to buy the property are the single most important things you ... ››› more
While you're reading this one sentence, someone out there is making money, maybe it is you and maybe its no. It's all because of this one ‘opportunity' cost…
FOMO is new generation jargon for Fear Of Missing Out.
Basically, it's where you have so many profitable options to choose from and yet you just don't take the trade.
FOMO can be a real challenge for traders.
They end u... ››› more
Q.Hi Timon, I have seen a lot of flushes about options trading. What is your view about trading options? Is it something one can consider to embark on?
Answer by Timon Rossolimos:
Options trading is one of the most complicated forms of trading as you have to consider the variables of Delta, theta and gamma...
I would stick to CFDs with trading as the returns are similar and the finan... ››› more
I know the promise of fast profits with trading sounds great and that this is the prime reason people are drawn to the world of trading.
But the flip side to fast profits are fast losses. What most people forget or ignore is that where there is high reward, there is always high risk.
And that's I want to bring to your attention today.
Here are three of the most common novice mistakes ma... ››› more
I just want to let you know…
Being subscribed to Trading Tips, I cater to all levels of traders.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced.
Today I'm going to tackle a couple of advanced questions that YOU have asked me on the Investorsclub.co.za.
If you feel you're not ready to read this level of trading, then save this email and save it for a future date. Because it's important.
Every... ››› more
Industrials down 3%
Industrials took the brunt of weaker markets last week as concerns regarding the economic outlook post US elections weighed on sentiment. Woolies was down 6,3% and several other industrial shares fell by approximately 4%.
Naspers down 7,9%
Rand strength and weakness in social media stocks put pressure on Naspers. Facebook was down 8,6% while Groupon fell 19%. Some anal... ››› more
Below you'll find important questions and answers about CFD trading…
Enjoy today's Q&A on CFDs.
CFDs versus Share Codes
Q “Are the CFD share symbols codes the same as for normal shares? How do you distinguish between CFD and normal share?”
A The CFD is just the derivative of the share...
So you're not buying a share, you're buying the exposure... ››› more
I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment.
But since then I've learnt a lot.
Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then.
The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things.
... ››› more
23 years ago, two brothers, David and Tom Gardner, founded and built one of the world's greatest investment communities - The Motley Fool.
Reaching millions of people every month through a website, books and the newspaper, they give independent financial and investment ideas to help ordinary investors make a lot of money.
But these brothers are more than this.
They've published best-selli... ››› more
When I say trader what do you think about?
How about a stressed out guy with over four screens, screaming every time he gets in and out of a trade?
How about a guy who's pulling his hair out at the thought that he's losing his wealth very quickly?
How about a guy that has tons of charts, calculators and pieces of paper on his desk to do complicated maths sums with his trades?
This couldn'... ››› more
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