2020 has been one hell of a year. Coronavirus has ravaged most markets and yet certain stock markets have hit record highs.
Whatever the reason for the run up, the obvious divergence of share prices from the underlying reality seems to be all too apparent to professional investors.
So, is it time for you to hit the big red button? Is now the time to sell everything?
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Many investors rush for the exit at the same time, causing a whip-saw effect in asset prices.
The Rand is particularly vulnerable to this as one of the major currencies.
Emerging market (EM) investors can use it as a proxy for less liquid EM currencies, and use it to hedge as it has the benefit of straddling trading hours in parts of Asia and America.
There are two ways for you to get ... ››› more
Q. “On Tuesday I bought 100 Remgro shares and when I woke up on Wednesday to check the markets, I was holding 69 RMH (Rand Merchant Bank Holding) shares instead. Please can you explain what happened?”
A. Believe it or not, the exact same thing happened to me.
Remgro went ahead with the unbundling process in Rand Merchant Bank Holdings to its shareholders.
Unbundlin... ››› more
Whether it's big price increases or drops…
Growing mainstream interest…
Or major developments being tested…
There's never a dull moment in the world of crypto.
And last week, was no different.
We saw a major institution scoop up Bitcoin, a double-digit price rise from coin and a Bitcoin prediction of $20,000 by the end of 2020.
Here are all the details…
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Did you know there a number of problems that can arise when crypto trading or exchanging?
Not all exchanges support the necessary coins or trading pairs.
You also need to trust the exchange you're using in case your cryptos disappear.
And of course, you have to pay certain fees like commission for exchanging cryptos.
The good news though, is there's a technology that can solve these... ››› more
It was quite a week for airline stocks.
It started with the announcement from Warren Buffett that Berkshire Hathaway had sold stakes in four major US airlines: United, Delta, Southwest and American Airlines.
This is an exceptionally uncharacteristic move from the legendary value investor.
Firstly, Buffett is all about “buy and hold”. He rarely sells investments unless, the prospect... ››› more
Q. “I am a member of Pickpocket Trader and I trade using the ProTrader charting platform.
I only have two questions with regards to trading CFDs on international shares.
1. What is the difference between CFDs and EQTs on the platform?”
2. Where can find I find the ticker codes for Adidas, Lloyds and other international CFDs?”
A. When you type the name of the share you want t... ››› more
This year, I've been a precious metal bullion.
I've made predictions on gold, platinum and I've sent out 7 trade ideas to Red Hot Storm Trader.
Fortunately, the trades I've made have been correct 5 out of 7 times including:
These resource companies have helped me back a 259% gain for ... ››› more
According to TheBlock - a prominent research, analysis, and news source in the crypto industry, 42 cryptocurrency exchanges have been compromised since 2012.
And the total amount of stolen funds exceeded $1.35 billion!
Obviously, exchanges are not the only ones that suffer losses. Users end up being the victims of the hacks as well.
That's why today, we will analyse the most significan... ››› more
It's enough to make you sick.
Because that, my friend, is not the price of a loaf of bread these days.
Or even the cost of a litre of petrol.
It's how much you would have to cough up to buy a single dollar on Monday morning.
Shocked? I was too, when three days ago the ZAR touched its worst level ever!
And the awful reality is, it's not about to rally back to R14.00... ››› more
Q. Timon I have an issue with my strategy… I follow a simple Moving Average trading system. With the current lockdown, I have a lot more time on my hands to trade in a week.
My problem is that my system sometimes doesn't even line up one trade in a week.
Can you tell me a few tips I can use to help me increase the number of trades I take per week?
A. I understand it can be ra... ››› more
This week I received a mail from a client asking me “How can I be sure my broker doesn't run away with my money - or that my investments are safe with them?”
At first I thought it might be a bit dramatic - worrying about these things right now. But then I thought about the 2008 financial crisis and how Lehman Brothers went belly up. Lehman Brothers was one of the largest brokerages and inv... ››› more
‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this…
It forms the foundation of everything in crypto.
The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about.
In traditional finan... ››› more
Speak to any financial advisor with half a brain and he'll tell you to go offshore.
Sure, South Africa may one day reclaim our early 2000 title of “investment darling of the emerging markets”, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
Our problems are simply too big. There's is no quick fix to Eskom, our ever-increasing sovereign debt or our 29% unemployment rate. So yes, that means ... ››› more
Since 2018 I've been telling investors that this company is in trouble.
When I wrote about it in 2019, calling it Steinhoff 2.0, the share price was 862c. This week it was 59% lower at 352c.
But instead of fixing its problems this company has kicked up its ‘dodgy' dealings by a BIG notch…
Let's have a look.
Three Penny Super... ››› more
Q. "Hi Timon, I have a question about the article you sent out on Monday with the five reasons you expect the gold price to rally.
Do you believe that the Coronavirus outbreak is another reason to get into gold and why?"
A. There does seem to be a strong correlation between the spreading of the virus versus the increase in the gold price.
In fact, on Friday we saw gold move... ››› more
Crazy to think we are near the end of January, and already I'm seeing green signals flashing on my screen.
In fact, the main sector that is showing major upside to come is in resources.
It looks like resources will be the trading and investment darling for 2020.
And what better way to start than with a strong prediction with the leader of all resources - GOLD.
Today I'm going to re... ››› more
This is sad but you need to know.
Today, I am taking yet another company off my trading watchlist.
Since June we've seen this telecommunications giant' share price crash from R100 down to R46.00 per share.
That's a 54% sharp drop which signals MAJOR red flags when it comes to trading.
In today's article, we'll go into four reasons why Telkom is getting killed, where i... ››› more
Black Friday is almost upon us.
And many shoppers are already hunting for potential “Black Friday” bargains.
But I have another idea for you…
As ordinary South Africans head to the stores, set on spending more, owning more and having more, why don't you park the trolley and, instead take this opportunity to treat your future-self.
Now I'm totally for saving money.
And, I ... ››› more
I'm sure you're feeling it this week.
The surge of optimism flowing through our veins.
First, we won the Rugby World Cup on Saturday, 2 November, with South Africa beating England 32:12.
Second, the most popular South African Facebook group, #ImStaying, has grown to over 862,000 proud members.
Third Moody's decided not to downgrade South Africa to Junk.
But the fourth one, is o... ››› more
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