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  • Three great ways to invest your money in 2016/17
  • Nothing could prepare investors for the volatility that we've seen in the markets in recent months. It's been interesting to watch the economy dodge junk status, the JSE tank under Brexit and investors scramble around trying their best to find investment opportunities. The good news is, just because the financial markets are going crazy, doesn't meant there are no opportunities for your to pro... ››› more
  • [20 July 2016]
  • Use only 5% of your capital to double your returns!
  • Today, I'm going to show you a simple strategy that'll allow you to potentially double your portfolio's gains (or more). It's also a great way to protect your investments in a market downturn. And, if the markets go bad, it can add another level of protection to your portfolio. And the best part… When increased volatility makes the market tough to invest in, this strategy really comes ... ››› more
  • [11 May 2016]
  • Why you shouldn't let volatility stand in your way of making money investing in shares
  • Stop losses are a great strategy to use. They prevent you from suffering a catastrophic loss with one or more shares. The key to using stop losses is to stick to them. Over the long run, you should benefit from cutting the losers out of your portfolio. But when stock market volatility hits and a number of your shares hit their stop losses, it can be disheartening. But don't let it… ... ››› more
  • [09 September 2015]
  • How investors and traders should deal with the current stock market volatility
  • The market has been a volatile place over the past few weeks. When the market is behaving like this, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Your decisions will depend on whether you're a trader or an investor. Let's take a closer look… How long-term investors should deal with stock market volatility Investors tend to invest for long-term returns from the stock market, ignori... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • Why controlling your losses is essential to making money investing in shares
  • Investing in shares is all about making money. Ideally, you want the stock market to soar, making you richer along the way. But as the financial crisis of 2008 showed, the stock market can fall and fall hard. That's why it's vital you have a mechanism to control your losses when investing in shares. You need to decide how much you're willing to lose each time you invest in shares. Then yo... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
  • Why doing nothing can be the best investment strategy to follow
  • The markets have certainly been on a volatile ride over the past week or so. It's not surprising many investors are worried about their portfolios. Financial headlines don't help, fuelling panic. So what should you do? Should you sell? Or should you hold on? Read on to find out… Have to handle stock market volatility When the stock market is up and down so ferociously, it’s h... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • Stop losses: How to know when you're wrong about a stock
  • Stop losses are a great way of knowing when it's time to admit you're wrong about a stock you've put money into. But how do you know what level to set your stop loss at? And can you use stop losses to protect your gains too? Read on to find out… When to use stop losses Unless you have nerves of steel and are an extreme value investor like Warren Buffett, stop losses make perfect s... ››› more
  • [24 March 2015]
  • The one major factor standing in the way of Bitcoin's success
  • Bitcoin has amazing potential. It has the potential to revolutionise so many aspects of the finance world. But there is one problem with Bitcoin. And that's the volatility of its price. Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin continues to bounce about Since its launch, the Bitcoin price has been on a roller coaster ride. Just have a look at the chart below. This shows th... ››› more
  • [12 February 2015]
  • Healthy and blue: Two ways to spot winning stocks on the JSE
  • While I was cycling at the gym yesterday, Irvan, one of my Red Hot Storm Trader subscriber's introduced himself to me. We chatted about how he started trading and his passion for trading the markets. As I was about to leave, he asked a very good question, "How do I choose what stocks to buy?" I answered back with two words, “Healthy and Blue”. I'm sure right now, you have t... ››› more
  • [20 November 2014]
  • What exactly is stock market volatility?
  • When you find a new share or other investment opportunity to put your money into, it's easy to concentrate on the potential profits you can make. Many investors give little thought to the risks involved. Investors got a stark reminder last month when stock markets around the world pulled back. This showed many investors that the stock market can be very volatile. So why exactly is volatil... ››› more
  • [17 November 2014]
  • The stock markets are volatile… Does it mean a bear market is looming?
  • Volatility in the stock markets has been on the increase over the past couple of weeks. The large swings in global stock markets, including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, are testament to that. So what does volatility tell you about the stock markets? And does it give an insight into what's ahead? Let's take a closer look… What does volatility in the stock markets mean? Vola... ››› more
  • [16 October 2014]
  • The top four summer strategies to beef up your portfolio
  • I remember my childhood days like they were yesterday: Summer meant long road trips, cold ice cream, camping trips, park rides, and lots of outdoor games. These days, summer means irregular volatility, thinner liquidity, and higher margins for me. (And cold ice cream, still got to have ice cream.) Liquidity tends to choke up in the summer, because this is the time of year when stock traders... ››› more
  • [19 September 2014]
  • Four strategies to deal with stock market volatility
  • The stock market is volatile. Share prices bob up and down from highs to lows. It's this volatility that makes the stock market risky. But it's also this risk you undertake when you invest that has the potential to make you money. So what's the best way to deal with stock market volatility? Read on to find out… Strategy #1: Time One of the best ways to cope with volatility is time in the mar... ››› more
  • [04 June 2014]
  • How to use market volatility to your advantage
  • When you buy shares, you're taking on risk. It's risky because if the company goes bust you're last in the queue to get your money back, so technically you could lose your investment. But with this risk comes the higher chance of decent gains. But that's not the only risk you'll encounter, there's also volatility. So what is volatility? And what does in mean for your investment? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [03 June 2014]
  • Weighing up risk when you invest
  • In an ideal world, you could make a great return on your money with no worries attached. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. With investments, you have to accept the relationship between risk and return. The more risk you take on, the higher the potential gain is. Let's take a closer look at risk when you invest… What is risk? When we talk risk with investments, it all boils down to volatil... ››› more
  • [20 May 2014]
  • Four tips from an investment master to boost your stock market investment success
  • Warren Buffett is famous for his astounding stock market investment success over the years. He's the world's fourth richest person, with a net worth of over $52 billion. Every year, in his letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, he provides snippets of insight into his investing success. Here are four tips that you can take from his most recent letter to help boost the success of your st... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • Volatility is back and if you're a trader - Welcome to paradise!
  • There is nothing a short term break-out trader hates more than, a sideways market that doesn't move much. When the market is directionless, there are so few trading opportunities to make big and quick gains. Well, for the last five years, the market has been flat and boring and profitable trades have been very scarce. But now the SAVI index is telling traders that there's a ‘profit pa... ››› more
  • [13 March 2014]
  • Bitcoin prices surge over $1,000 again on Zynga news
  • Bitcoin prices climbed back over $1,000 on Monday. This is less than two weeks after the virtual currency crashed below $500. Sparking the jump in Bitcoin prices was news that Zynga, a social game operator with a listing on the NASDAQ, will now be accepting the virtual currency. Read on to uncover what this means for the price of Bitcoin… This news creates a match made in Internet heaven, Kyle... ››› more
  • [09 January 2014]
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