You may not know this but two-thirds or 60% of the world's supply of cocoa beans come from West Africa each year.
This includes the Ivory Coast and Ghana (2nd biggest cocoa producer).
Just to put it into perspective, Ghana's cocoa sector employs over 800,000 rural families. It also produces around R33.58 billion in foreign exchange.
This year we've seen a major slump in cocoa prices.
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Q. “Is there a list of things I need to ensure my success from your Red Hot Storm Trader service Timon?”
A. I’m sure you have everything you need to benefit from the service.
But to make extra sure, here are my five checkboxes to optimise your success with Red Hot Storm Trader.
1. A computer or a cell phone with a good internet connection
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This is the MOST exciting technology I've ever come across.
I'm talking about Blockchain.
It's one that is truly going to rule the world when it comes to business, making transactions and with trading the financial markets.
If you missed Wednesday's brief explanation on what Blockchain is and how it works - it's actually ok!
Just don't miss this one.
Today I'm going to expand on... ››› more
Q. “Timon you mentioned that the future of investments, apps and businesses all lie in the Blockchain technology. Now before I started reading about Blockchain from you and Sam Volkering I only ever heard of Crypto-currencies. Could you explain what a blockchain is and how it works when it comes to making a transaction?”
A. Sure, I’ll try my best…
A blockchain i... ››› more
On 1 April 2020, I sent out an article:
This precious metal just proved its safe-haven status during the
At the time, gold was trading at $1,450. I predicted (based on a Megaphone Formation) that the price was heading to $1,960.
This was due to the following factors at the time…
• The Fed printed over $2 trillion stimulus package for households and business... ››› more
The rand is once again in hot water.
In August, we saw the currency drop from R15.00 down to R17.78 for the first time since 21 May 2020.
And this is due to one main factor.
We hit half a million cases of Coronavirus in SA, taking us to the top five infected countries in the world.
It's clear the COVID-19 pandemic still has the power to cause a see-saw in market sentiment.
And... ››› more
“Hi Timon, I was told that Pickpocket Trader is what's called a position trader. I'm thinking of becoming a member, but I first would like to understand what the difference between a scalper, intraday trader and position trader is. Could you briefly help me with these terms?”
A. Sure, these are the three main types of traders that exist. And it’s important to find which style suits your... ››› more
Today I have a proposition for you to start your Monday and possibly have a decent pay out by Friday.
While we are all mostly on lockdown, twiddling our thumbs at home…
Most of our Pickpocket Traders and Red Hot Storm Traders are, banking a second income through both of our local and offshore trading services…
In fact, we have had two extremely profitable quarters yet to date for ... ››› more
Q. “I'm so keen to start trading with Pickpocket Trader and Red Hot Storm Trader!
Could you please assist with what amount of money you would start trading?
I really want to get off on the right foot with trading. Thank you in advance.”
~ Astrid J
A. It’s an important question to ask when you start trading. Some people put too much money into their account and blow it within ... ››› more
I am officially raising my price target for Bitcoin.
Back in May, I sent out my first Bitcoin prediction article for the year.
At the time it was trading at $9,300.
There were two main factors that told me Bitcoin was heading to +$15,000.
The anticipated Bitcoin halving event and a golden crossover. Things were on track, until last week.
Last week, two major technical events... ››› more
If you look closely at any US Dollar note, you'll see In God We Trust, this has been America's motto since 1956. It replaced its unification slogan of E Pluribus, Unum from 1776.
But in America, there's a second motto and that's In Gold We Trust. Gold (and precious metal) coins have been selling at a significant premium since the March lows.
Gold has been on a tear since the coronavirus low ... ››› more
Frankfurt's Dax 30 is definitely the star index of the year…
It started the year at 13,126 moved to a frightening low of 8,158 in March and then recovered to over 13,200 in July.
This means, the German index has gone positive for the year.
And I believe this is going to continue in the next couple of months.
Right now, investors are feeling super optimistic about the index as it i... ››› more
Q. “I've just started trading Bitcoin and I have two questions regarding the online wallet where I store my coins.
First - Can you please tell me what the difference between a private and a public key is.
Second - Can I get my key back if I lose it or misplace a key?”
A. Whether you’d like to deposit, withdraw money and then exchange Bitcoins, the process all ... ››› more
I'm talking about silver…
You see, silver is used in three main industries:
• Jewellery (30% demand) (Bracelets, necklaces, rings, coins etc…)
• Industrial (50% demand) (Electronics, solar panels, 5G tech, silverware & electric vehicles)
• Investment as a form of a safe haven
And now we're seeing more cars on the road, factories opening their doors and investor sentiment is... ››› more
Did you know…
The US economy is in the deepest recession in living memory.
Also, the US Federal rate has dropped from 2.25%, taking the borrowing interest rate to 0.25%.
And yet, in the last quarter, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 have baffled the world having the best quarterly rallies since 1998.
In the last three months, each stock market has surged more than 20%.
Now I don... ››› more
Q. “I have been a member of Red Hot Storm Trader for about three years now and I'm a big follower of Trading Tips. During that time, I've managed to create my own trading strategy that I've been testing for the last seven months. In that period, I've banked 23 winners and have taken 15 losers. Do you think I'm ready to go live and trade my account using this strategy?”
A. It sounds... ››› more
Bidcorp's share price is hitting a ceiling after a V-shaped recovery from the March lows. The R280 to R290 is an area of congestion for the share price and a sustained break above R290 is unlikely. The downside risk is a return to the R250 level. We'll look at the chart in a minute.
Today marks BidCorp's financial year end and the past 6 months have been a tough environment with significant r... ››› more
Q. “Hi Timon, I've recently joined Red Hot Storm Trader after following you for the last couple of years. I now feel almost ready to take action with my trading. Do you have a set bunch of questions you answer before you take a trade?”
A. Before I take a trade, I ask and answer the same seven questions each time…
1. Has a trade lined up according to my strategy?
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Q. ”You have suggested that you've moved your stop loss on Kumba to close your trade at R363.00 to lock in a gain of 22.81%. The entry price was R350.18 and with the difference between the two is R12.82.
This is only a 3.66% move from where you entered. How do you arrive with a gain of 22.81%?
I look forward your explanation.”
A. To understand how I banked a 22.81% gain, w... ››› more
It's been an absolute roller coaster for the rand this year.
In January it was trading strongly at R14.50 to the US dollar.
In late April, we thought it was the end of the rand as it traded at R19.00 to the dollar.
And now, it's currently trading at R16.55.
I believe there's been two main causes for the rand's volatility namely.
South Africa entering into ... ››› more
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