Have you seen the bloodbath the markets have been in lately?
We are entering a very dangerous period of trading.
World markets are down over 20% including SP500 & Nasdaq
US Markets are entering a recession and a potential crisis in on the way with the collapsing commodities.
Major Crypto currencies are down over 40% and Luna is down over 99%.
But I have to s... ››› more
Q. “Timon you were right about the delay in the voting in the USA, due to the counting of hand mail.
But now the big question is.
What can we expect with the US stock markets, with Joe Biden becoming the next American President?”
A. I did some research on the weekend. When I went to back-test the US stock markets over the last 23 election years, what I found might surprise ... ››› more
The world's eyes are on the United States this month.
Health officials are currently monitoring over 8,400 potential coronavirus cases in the US.
There have been 88 confirmed cases of the US Covid-19 and 2 deaths in Washington.
And last week alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Index (Dow Jones) fell more than 12% in just a few days…
This was the biggest drop for the largest stock exch... ››› more
Sometimes taking a contrarian view of a market or investment, can pay off big time…
One of my all-time favourite investors, Benjamin Graham, proved this nearly 100 years - during the Great Depression.
When stocks crashed nearly 70%, Benjamin Graham didn't give up and avoid the stock market.
In fact, he saw this as a perfect opportunity to make money by pinpointing bargain stocks from... ››› 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
Q. “Hi Timon, I've been using MetaTrader 4 for the last month, and I still have no idea how to place an entry. Before I would just type the price I wanted into my other platform and now with MT4 I have to choose between 4 different entry orders. Could you please explain when to use each one so I know for the future?”
A. This was a question I had when I changed platforms as well… And I be... ››› more
If you're interested in making money in the US markets, I have an amazing opportunity for you today.
With the G20 coming to an end on a high note, with the US adding 100s of thousands of more jobs and with the Dow Jones hitting all-time highs, I believe this is just the start of a long run up.
In today's article, I'm going to highlight why the Dow Jones is set to fly over 16.69% in the nex... ››› more
The US markets are closed today for the 4th of July public holiday. And, to celebrate our American friends' Independence Day, I thought it would be an excellent time to look at one of the most successful companies to come out of their capitalist democracy: Microsoft.
Why I think these gold shares could make 2019 the most profi... ››› more
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
The JSE All-Share Index is just 10% off from its all-time high.
It's sitting around the highest PE level of all time for the index, at 23.24.
At the same time, US markets are at all-time highs, and interest rates are threatening to go up.
With this in mind, I was recently asked by an investor, whether the JSE is overvalued and set for a massive correction.
So, should you hold on or sel... ››› more
US markets closed at record highs on Friday, helped by technology stocks like Apple, Facebook and Google. The strength of the US markets is filtering through to other developed markets and the victory by Emmanuel Macron in the French elections eliminates one more hurdle. Improving global sentiment bodes well for the weeks ahead.
The rise in technology stocks is playing out nicely for our inve... ››› more
Local markets were slightly firmer across the board last week, assisted by some Rand weakness and better commodity prices. US markets were slightly softer, the UK rallied 1,8% while Europe was flat.
US economic data did not meet expectations, which has called the pace of continued rate hikes into question. The US dollar gave up ground against most major currency pairs. Political uncertainty re... ››› more
News flow seems to have subsided for now, markets continue to grind gradually higher. The JSE added 1% last week on the back of stronger commodity prices; Brent recovered 3,4% after trading softer for several weeks.
Internationally, markets continue in a holding pattern; testing new highs. Commodities are responding to a weaker dollar and US Markets stumbled for the second time on new challen... ››› more
The JSE was up 3,6% last week, adding to gains from the week before. The All Share index is now up 5% in two weeks, Resources 8,2%, Industrials 4,6% and Financials up 1,3%.
January is known to be a month with larger moves than normal, double digit figures are quite common. Watch out for the reversal in February. 2016 was a case in point…
Commodity Prices were firm with good gains from Pla... ››› more
JSE up 3,3%
Last week the JSE recovered from an oversold position to close the week with a gain of 3,3%. Financials gained 4,8% and Industrials were up 3,7%. Resources managed a gain of 1,5%.
DAX up 6,6%, CAC up 5.2%.
European markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Italian referendum failed, the Dax gained 6,6% and the CAC 5,2%. Italy was up 7,3% and Spain put in 6,5%
US Markets... ››› more
There's no disputing that the rand is under severe pressure. The currency is feeling the strain yet again as the dollar continues on its path stronger.
The dollar is gaining on the prospect of an interest rate hike next month.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The rand continues its slide against the dollar
The latest data out of the US gives more reason for the... ››› more
One of the advantages of trading the forex market is that it's open 24 hours a day, five days a week. This means that apart from a short time over the weekend, you can trade this market.
From first thing on a Monday morning, the forex market starts trading in the east. As the day goes by markets open and close across the world heading west.
But there are times when the forex market is at its... ››› more
Over the years, there has been a strong move to exchange traded funds.
One of the major reasons for a rise in their popularity is the realisation that actively managed funds have a strong tendency to fail on the performance side of things.
On the other hand, passively managed funds, like ETFs, follow the market's performance, and this strategy can pay off over the long-term.
So in addit... ››› more
After starting off the week on the back foot, pressure hasn't let up on the rand.
Yesterday, the local currency traded through R14 to the dollar, a new record low against the greenback.
So what's going on with the rand? Why is it continuing to fall?
Let's take a look…
The rand hits R14 to the dollar
By late afternoon yesterday, the rand hit R14.0175 go the dollar, says Fin24. T... ››› more
Yesterday afternoon, the US Commerce Department revealed that the US economy has grown over 1% more than first thought during the second quarter of this year.
This led to stocks rallying in Europe and the US, and the oil price going through the roof.
The upbeat data could give the US Federal Reserve enough reason to hike interest rates this year.
Let's take a closer look…
US GDP c... ››› more
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