Harvard Professor Michael Porter spent much of his career devoted to analysing competitive strategies.
And in the early 1980s, he developed a concept called, “The Value Chain”.
In his 1985 best-seller book, "Competitive Advantage”, Porter discussed the power of the “Value Chain” and why companies that get this concept right are more likely to generate higher returns to investors.
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If you haven't seen it yet, Eskom is asking Nersa for a 20.5% tariff increase for 2023.
What's more - it plans on charging us both a fixed charge, as well as a variable charge.
According to a Moneyweb interview the tariffs we're staring in the face could be huge.
“For example, in the city of Cape Town, which is currently 272.4 cents per kilowatt hour, or R2.72.4 per kilowatt hour, that ... ››› more
Right now, all of the popular DeFi projects are built on top of Ethereum.
In fact, if you look at the top 100 cryptos by market cap, most of them are built on top of Ethereum.
But as you may know, Ethereum doesn't deal well with massive network demand just yet. (That's part of the reason Ethereum 2.0 is so hotly anticipated.)
And so, transaction fees have gone through the roof. It curr... ››› more
Have you ever wanted to kick yourself because you sold a stock that just kept going up and up?
It happens to the best of us…
Earlier this year, at Red Hot Penny Shares it happened with DRD Gold.
We bought the stock at 265c in June 2019 and sold it at 1577c in May 2020.
Adding in the dividends we received I was very happy with a 519.62% gain.
A mere 2 months later the stock hi... ››› more
Over the past few months, we've witnessed a number of big money investors and businesses take a keen interest in Bitcoin…
Last month, billionaire Paul Tudor Jones backed the largest crypto deeming it “the best inflation trade”…
$92 billion fintech giant, Square, recently bought $50 million worth of bitcoin…
$253 billion company PayPal announced it will allow crypto transactio... ››› more
Just hours after Bitcoin rose to within $7 of its record high of $19,511, it crashed…
On Thursday 26 November, the top cryptocurrency by market value quickly fell around $3,000 to just over $16,200.
The sudden rout caught many crypto analysts, investors and traders off guard.
So, what's behind the $3,000 decline?
These three reasons might just be the answer…
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Iron Ore has just broken up and out of a six year sideways pattern.
And I have some amazing trading opportunities I think you're going to like.
We'll go through the reasons pointing to an iron ore rally over 68! and how we can profit from this next rise…
Industry growth research firm IHS Markit predicts $12.3 trillion in revenues f... ››› more
There is a constant debate that goes around the investing community with both local and global markets during the ninth month.
It's called the ‘September Effect'.
It's a well-known theory where prices perform worse, on average, compared to the performance for the rest of the year.
In fact, over the last 100 years, September has been known for the worst performing month in America.
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On 8 September South Africa's GDP figures for the second quarter of 2020 was released.
Our economy shrank by 51% annualised in the three months between April and June 2020.
This has put us into the longest recession in the past 28 years.
Sectors like mining fell 73.1%, manufacturing fell 74.9% and construction shrank by 76.6%.
This is bad.
But even though it was just released, i... ››› more
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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Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a ‘nerdy' accounting joke doing the rounds saying that soon we'd see EBITDAC - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and corona.
While there's no ‘official' accounting term like that - companies results do show the effects, the pandemic has had on them. And many are opting to call it ‘once-off expenses.
Suddenly the ner... ››› more
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
There are hundreds, if not thousands of economic indicators investors like us can look at to gauge how the economy is doing. Employment figures, GDP Growth, CPI, the Trade Balance, these are just a couple of the well-known ones. There are more obscure ones, like the Buttered Popcorn index, the R-word index or the Coupon Redemption index.
But you don't need to know all of these. In fact, there'... ››› 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
On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop around 75% from what it was.
That means its share price will go from the current $437.50 to around $109 a share.
I don't need a crystal ball to predict this.
You see, Apple announced it is doing a 4-to-1 stock split.
And its not the only company doing this. Tesla announced a 5-to-1 stock split that'll happen on August 21.
So, what do... ››› 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
What do inventions like electricity, railroads, and the internet have in common?
They are all general-purpose technologies (GPT).
General-purpose technologies can create economic booms.
They can increase productivity and create new wealth.
But it can take time for a GPT to explode.
For example, electrical power became available in the late 1800s - but it wasn't until the 1920s ... ››› more
I remember, when I was younger, how PC gamers were the social pariahs.
Life was simple: The rugby players were the popular ones. The PC gamers were the geeks.
How things have changed!
‘The Great JSE Takeover’
If you’d bought stock just before these companies were taken over... I'm talking about Absa, SA br... ››› more
Have you ever heard of the “Value Chain”?
Well, it's an old concept developed in the early 1980s by Harvard Professor Michael Porter.
Porter spent much of his career devoted to analysing competitive strategies.
In his 1985 best-seller book, "Competitive Advantage”, Porter discussed the power of the “Value Chain” and why companies that get this concept right are more likely to... ››› more
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