2016 has been a year many will quickly forget, but for the shock results of the Brexit vote and the US elections; it was a year where many cans were kicked down the road.
Global growth remained benign and potential silver-linings have yet to gain material traction because of lingering uncertainties such as the future US foreign policy, the tensions in South East Asia, lingering debt problems i... ››› more
Happy new year everyone, I hope you all had a good break and did tons of holiday shopping for your friends and family!
Why? Because yesterday marked the beginning of the retail reporting season. And, in the next couple of weeks we're going to see just how much South African's spent at the shops in December.
There is no doubt the market is expecting a super tough Xmas period for the beleag... ››› more
The Foschini Group is down 10.54% in the last month, Mr Price 10.40%, Truworths 6.33%.
And Lewis crashed a whopping 16.70%.
If you're invested in retail, it's been a bad month for you.
But before you start buying into the sector because it ‘shows value' I want to warn you…
South African retail sales are dropping and you need to watch out for the fallout
In its m... ››› more
Joshua Benton's track-record in managing this portfolio is nothing short of spectacular.
He recently sold three shares from this portfolio and helped his readers pocket some phenomenal returns:
• Afrocentric sold for a 77.99% gain
• Combined Motor Holdings sold for 30.37% gain
• Oceana sold for a 216.57% gain
Out of the 19 open positions in his portfolio, only three shares are in... ››› more
The Rand has crashed to R16.70 a dollar.
On 30 November 2015 a Bloomberg report speculated the rand could hit R20 to a dollar.
Then on 8 January 2016 a Fin 24 report again reiterated the R20 to a dollar level for 2016 and Cees Bruggemans, a well known economist predicts we could see R22.50 to the dollar before 2018!
In short, if you're not investing in rand hedge shares you're losing mone... ››› more
I recently wrote an article detailing the unstoppable global trends that have made many people billions of dollars throughout history.
Just to recap, the trends are energy (renewables), technology, war, healthcare and demographics.
I said that these trends have been at the centre of wealth creation since the dawn of time. And as we look towards the future, these trends will continue to gener... ››› more
Things continually change.
For example, think about how much the Internet and a move online has had on your everyday life. Jump back 20 years ago and it would be hard to imagine the way our lives are now.
There will always be changes and this means investment opportunities for investors who keep an eye on developing trends.
So what trends should you be watching now?
Read on to find ou... ››› more
Throughout history many people have made billions of dollars by spotting and investing in unstoppable, global trends. These trends have been at the centre of wealth creation since the dawn of time. You just have to know what they are, how much is at stake, and what the keys are for investors.
Throughout history many people have made billions of dollars by spotting and investing in unstoppabl... ››› more
Technical analysis works very well with forex trading thanks to the strong trending market.
There are a wide number of different technical indicators you can exploit to help you profit from the forex market, but the most important ones are support and resistance.
So what exactly are support and resistance? And how can you use them in your forex trading?
Read on to find out more…
W... ››› more
If you're new to forex trading, one of the key things you need to understand is trend lines.
Trend lines will be invaluable to you during your daily trading activities.
The most profitable way to trade the forex market is to trade with the trend. And this means knowing how to draw a trend line.
Let's take a closer look at what you need to know about trend lines…
What are trend li... ››› more
Trends play a big part in trading. You shouldn't consider putting a trade on unless you know what the prevailing trend is.
The old adage, the trend is your friend, holds true. You should trade with the trend, it a profitable way of trading.
This is where trend lines come in…
The importance of a trend line
Trend lines are at the very heart of technical analysis. Making mone... ››› more
There's no disputing that commodities have been on a sustained bear trend for the past few years.
This is thanks to a number of factors, including an economic slowdown, particularly in China, and a glut of oil.
This has led the CRB Commodity Index to fall some 47% since 2011.
But things could be changing…
Investors were slow reacting to the fall in commodities
Looki... ››› more
Trading with the trend is one of the best ways to make money from the markets. But trends don't continue forever. There will come a time with a trend reverses.
This is where reversal patterns come in. They work well with shares, forex, indices and commodities.
So how can you spot a trend coming to an end?
Read on to find out…
The importance of looking for the end of a trend
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As a trader, one of the most lucrative ways of trading is to trade with the trend. This tends to be uptrends and downtrends.
But there are times when the market trends sideways. After the recent volatility on the markets over the past few months, this is what you may be facing when trying to find trades.
So what should you do as a trader when there isn't an upward or downward trend in place?... ››› more
If you have a crystal ball, making money from trading would be so easy.
In the absence of a crystal ball, you need to use other ways to try to determine what's going on with the markets.
One very useful way to manage your trades is to use trend lines.
Let's take a closer look…
Determine the long-term trend with trend lines
To show you how effective using trend lines can be wit... ››› more
Trading with the trend can improve your chances of profits.
So how can you see what the trend is?
Read on to find out…
Why trends are so important
Stock markets and other financial markets tend to move in trends. You should be able to spot trends in shares and indices. And trading with the trend can be extremely lucrative with the forex market.
A trend is basically the main dir... ››› more
You've probably heard the stock market adage: The trend is your friend.
It is. The trend is something you should pay close attention to when you're trading. Trade against it and you're likely to lose money.
Let's take a look at why the trend is so important when it comes to trading…
Why you should trade with the trend
You should never disregard the trend or try to trade against it... ››› more
If you can find charts showing the strongest trends, you're in line for profitable trades. For example, spotting a strong uptrend or downtrend.
So how can you spot these on charts? And what should you watch for to indicate a change in trend could be coming?
Read on to find out…
Strong trends are great for traders
If you find a chart showing a strong trend, whether up or down, you ... ››› more
Many forex traders like to use technical analysis. This is because technical analysis tends to work well with forex trading due to currencies following strong trends.
So how can you spot a powerful trend?
Read on to find out…
Finding trends in forex and trading with them
One key concept that technical traders believe in is that prices move in trends.
As a trader, one thing you ... ››› more
When you trade forex, there are a wide number of different indicators you can use to help you find profitable trades.
The most basic and essential of all these forex indicators are trends.
So why are trends such an important forex indicator? And how can you find them?
Read on to find out…
Trends as forex indicators
Trends are most simple forex indicators. Trends indicate the o... ››› more
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