Trading

  • 4 Reasons why you should start with a R5,000 portfolio
  • Q. "I would like to know if it's wise to start trading with capital of R10,000? I am a beginner and have never traded before?" A. I always recommend a starting portfolio value of at least R5,000, when you start to trade. Not only will you be able to grow your account larger and at a faster rate, but also because of these four main reasons.   Reason #1: More funds mean more trades... ››› more
  • [19 June 2019]
  • Trading platforms, Go Long, Go short - How does it all work?
  • Q. “Hi Timon, I'm looking into trading Forex and I want to first make sure I have the best trading platform. Can you tell me which is the best software to buy and what must I make sure the platform has?”   A. You should never have to pay for a trading platform Jacque.    Nowadays, the best brokers and market makers offer you these platforms for free. You see, with the high ... ››› more
  • [29 May 2019]
  • “Thank you Timon - I just made a R1,400 profit from your gold tip”
  • Q. "Timon I am ignorant when it comes to trading CFD's. I understand the basic principles as I have traded Forex before, but I do not know where to find a CFD platform and I don't know what CFDs to trade. Can you please help?"   A. We have two main recommended trading platforms you can use to trade CFDs. You can see them by clicking here.   With regards to what CFDs to trade, yo... ››› more
  • [15 May 2019]
  • Timon my wife caught me!
  • Q. "Hi Timon do you have a special members only place where we can get trade setups and follow your commentary? I am very keen to start trading and to follow trader signals again. I just wanted to know if someone is there to hold our hands in getting setup?"     A. The trader service is called Red Hot Storm Trader which I've been running since 2013.    When you sign up, ... ››› more
  • [09 May 2019]
  • When gold touches this level - buyers go crazy
  • During the first quarter of 2019, my Red Hot Storm Traders banked two winning gold trades: A 47.77% gain in January and a 41.06% gain in February. This was all because gold was above a critical level, which confirmed it was in a strong uptrend. What's exciting is that, now we have an even bigger opportunity to continue profiting from the gold upside in the second quarter of 2019… ... ››› more
  • [06 May 2019]
  • How to make R50,000 a month trading
  • Normally I answer your burning trading questions in the Q&A articles I send out on Wednesdays. However, last week I was asked a very interesting question, which I thought was too good to answer briefly. The question asked by a loyal member went like this.          "I want to be able to sustain my life going forward because I trust and believe in the platform you... ››› more
  • [29 April 2019]
  • RE: Timon has answered your question
  • Q. “I want to understand trading in a simple way, as I don't understand much about trading. Please can you answer the following questions. 1. What does an entry level mean? 2. What is a stop loss level? 3. What is a take profit level? 4. How do you cancel a trade that hasn't been taken? 5. How do I confirm that I have exited a trade? I would appreciate your help Timon.  ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2019]
  • Thanks to Moody's, Eskom and BRICs - We can expect the banking sector to fly
  • In the last few months I've sent out a number of predictions on different resource companies. And at the end of the first quarter, we managed to bank six winning resource company trades, generating over 200% in gains. At the start of the second quarter for 2019, I have my eye on a new sector which I'm looking to trade and profit from. Thanks to Moody's, Eskom and BRICs - Here's why I e... ››› more
  • [23 April 2019]
  • Top Trading questions this week
  • Q. "Where can I find a live streaming international news service where I don't need to keep refreshing the website?" A. Live streaming international news services have been a big challenge for traders and investors. But when you search through what is available on the internet nowadays, you can find anything… In fact, I was fortunate to find a reliable website 10 years ago, which I sti... ››› more
  • [17 April 2019]
  • Why I won't trade multichoice - Yet!
  • On Wednesday 27 February we watched and heard the 'Kudu Horn' blow, as we witnessed MultiChoice Group (JSE: MCG) listing on the JSE at just R95 per share. We knew this was coming as parent company, Naspers announced the unbundling of MultiChoice in September 2018. MultiChoice has come a long way. With its subsidiaries including, Showmax, MultiChoice Botswana and MultiChoice Namibia to na... ››› more
  • [11 March 2019]
  • Why you need to know about ECNs before you trade Crypto-currencies
  • Q. “I want to start to trade Crypto-currencies. I heard that I don't need to worry about ECNs ever again. I don't even know what an ECN is, let alone worry about them. Could you explain this in layman's terms. I find that the definitions on the internet, are far too complicated to understand?”   A. I'll try to explain what an ECN is with an easy to understand analogy.    ... ››› more
  • [06 March 2019]
  • "What does your system say about this Wall Street trade Timon?"
  • Q. “Thank you Timon for introducing us to the new contributor to Trading Tips, Barry Dumas. I see he focuses more on indicators and news events when he analyses the Wallstreet index. Could you please give us your analysis on how Wall Street is looking when it comes to your chart patterns and trends. I'd like to know what your opinion is?” A. I will break this answer into two parts, Trend ... ››› more
  • [27 February 2019]
  • Attention Trading Tips readers - I'm thrilled to make this announcement
  • We are pleased to introduce you to a new contributor to Trading Tips. His name is Barry Dumas, aka "The Beef". Barry is a market analyst with GT247, with a wealth of experience in the investment markets.   He provides valuable trading education to GT247.com clients and publishes technical trade notes to assist clients in making informed trade decisions.     Now in h... ››› more
  • [21 February 2019]
  • The little known ways to make money from Arbitrage trading to Pink sheets
  • How to get your trading questions answered by Timon himself   Q. “Timon, I'm sorry to ask you on Twitter but I need to know. Where can I ask my trading and investing questions to get answers direct from FSP Invest analysts”   A. You may ask all your questions in the comments in the Q&A section of our Facebook page by clicking here.    If you don't have Face... ››› more
  • [13 February 2019]
  • 5 Questions to ask after you've taken a loss
  • Q. "I know taking losses comes with trading. However, I never know if the loss was part of my trading plan or if I could have avoided the loss. Are there any questions I should ask and answer when I take a loss to make sure I'm on the right path?"     A. If you're not sure if the loss was part of the trading plan, or just a mistake then next time make sure you answer these five cr... ››› more
  • [24 January 2019]
  • 10 questions to ask your broker before you start trading!
  • Q. “I'm looking to start trading this year, but I want to find the right broker first. What questions should I ask a broker before I trade with them?”     A. I have 10 important questions you need to ask any broker before you decide to trade with them.     Q1. What variety of local and international trading markets do you offer?    Q2. What trading derivatives... ››› more
  • [24 January 2019]
  • The secret signal that could bank you your next small fortune
  • Normally when a trader takes a trade, they follow a specific trading plan with strict entry, exit and money management rules. I do exactly the same thing, but with a twist. What if I told you I have a secret signal, you can use to increase your chances of profiting from a trade. Today, I'm going to let you in on this secret signal and tell you how to increase your chances of success wi... ››› more
  • [11 December 2018]
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Traders (Part 2)
  • Last week I revealed three of the most important trading habits you'll need to adapt to become a successful trader. These habits were based on one of the most popular financial books of all time called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. It's one book that I like to read and absorb every five years, to apply to my trading and with life.     If you missed it, you... ››› more
  • [03 December 2018]
  • 3 Bad trading habits that can destroy your portfolio
  • This is normal for a newbie trader. You've just gone through a winning streak where you've banked three winners in a row. At this stage you start to feel like you own the market where you think you've cracked the code to successful trading. You then decide to bet bigger than you ever have. Once you enter this frame of mind, you'll see that you can destroy your portfolio very quickl... ››› more
  • [12 November 2018]
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