A year ago, banks were saying they don't want to finance coal mine development any longer.
European countries were closing down coal power plants.
It looked like there was little interest in the commodity going forward.
But now the price of coal is booming.
In October last year a ton of export coal sold for around $90.
Today it sells between $300 and $400!
That's a big change…
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Even though I started my investment ‘career' during my university years, I still wish I had done so earlier.
Even a year or two, well timed, can make a world's difference. There was so much money I wasted on games, gadgets and expensive clothes…
Possibly the most important investment idea not to miss out on…
Investment Idea #1 - The earlier you start - the more you will end up with
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There's nothing like inflation and rising interest rates to make institutional investors flipflop out of growth and into value!
Just take a recent comment made to Kiplinger by JP Morgan's David Kelly,
“Buy Value Stocks… Use valuation as your guide for stock investing opportunities in the balance of 2022.”
Charlie Munger may not be a name you're familiar with…but he also used valu... ››› more
“This is a personal invitation, from me to you, to give Red Hot Penny Shares a try for a whole year with no pressure or obligation whatsoever.”
Since I started with Penny Shares in 2011, we've had 191 share tips closed - with 130 winners.
That's a win rate of 68%. So just more than two out of three shares are winners.
On average out of the 191 shares - the gain is 30%. The average win... ››› more
Editors Note: There is a certain group of overlooked stocks that thrive off extreme market conditions like the ones we're experiencing. Make no mistake - the crash in growth and tech stocks is no passing blip. A new decade of Value has already begun and the window of opportunity to capture returns of 200%, 300%... possibly more…. is closing fast. It's a once in a generation opportunity that cou... ››› more
If you've heard of ‘value investing', you may automatically think of Warren Buffett or Benjamin Graham, the man who coined the term - Value Investing - and, arguably the world's greatest value investor.
However, there's another person who revolutionised value investing, back in April 2000.
And he doesn't even invest!
He's a little-known accounting professor, who wrote a 57-page research... ››› more
Imagine! At an age when some people give up hope of making real money,
Buffett was just getting started on the fortune he controls today.
And, that's why I'm here to say it's never to late to start investing… especially when you consider we are at the cusp of something huge… A massive shift from Growth to Value…
As you know tech stocks like Zoom, Netflix, Tesla Pinterest and many oth... ››› more
Most retail investors have never heard of Walter Schloss…
But he racked up one of the best investment records in history over his 40year career as an investor.
It's a record, few have managed to beat!
After all, he managed to compound his investments 16% year on year from 1955 till he died in 2012.
And it was why Warren Buffett named him one of the great “Super-Investors”!
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By now, you've probably heard of sustainable investing…
Well, at the centre of sustainable investing is climate tech - the ecosystem of technology companies, financiers and providers of “green/clean” energy that do not produce emissions of carbon dioxide or CO2).
And right now an unparalleled wave of innovation is emerging to help solve the most pressing problems associated with decarb... ››› more
As the war between Russia and the Ukraine continues to dominate headlines, we're starting to see a realignment of the global order. The US, and its allies in Europe, are driving the push back against the invasion.
You may find this astonishing (especially if you only get your news from US and European media outlets) but they're finding little support in the rest of the world. South America, Afr... ››› more
Did you know Warren Buffett makes $8,751 per minute from doing absolutely no work at all?
That's $4.6 billion in one year…
And it's not because he has investment managers do the work for him.
It's thanks to his careful execution of this income strategy, that has made it possible for him to earn money while he sleeps.
You can find the full Article here:... ››› more
This is a term coined by Benjamin Graham in his 1949 book, ‘The Intelligent Investor'.
Basically, investors look at two prices when valuing shares.
What the share price should be according to the books.
And what the market (buyers and sellers) value the share price.
Sometimes, these two prices are way off…
In fact, the market's price is valued by the sentim... ››› more
Interest rates in SA are at a generational low - this might be the lowest we'll see them for many years to come. And while the opportunity is here - it's clear that many home buyers and businesses are grabbing it.
A recent report from bond originator, OOBA, shows that in the fourth quarter of 2020 home loan applications shot up a whopping 36% compared to the same quarter in 2019.
The major... ››› more
If you reading Trading Tips in 2020, you'll know I was a big seller of Brent Crude throughout the year.
In the last oil article, I made a wild prediction that Brent Crude oil was heading to $30.
If you missed it, you can catch up here…
"Why oil dropping below $40 is a major threat to the global economy"
And in just a few weeks, the price crashed down not only to... ››› more
For the past year I've been telling investors small cap companies are selling for a fraction of their true worth - despite the pandemic and SA's economic woes.
And with the small cap index jumping 17% in the past three months, it certainly looks like the momentum is building.
In fact, in the past week I've noticed an institutional research report being released on a small company I've been... ››› more
Small cap stocks have had a tough time in recent years. While the underlying businesses in many cases did really well - their share prices didn't.
Between March 2016 and March 2020 the Small Cap Index was down 44%.
In the last 6 months though, the Small Cap Index is up 25%, erasing a great portion of its past losses.
And thus far 2021 looks like a scorcher for small companies.
In t... ››› more
The only thing on investors' minds right now is the US election.
At the time of writing the final votes have yet to be tallied. Right now, many battleground states are still up for grabs, with Pennsylvania looking like the key to victory.
Trump has already claimed the win and approached the courts filing multiple lawsuits in most of the swing states. He's demanded a recount in Wisconsin. A... ››› more
Election, Stimulus, Resurgence and Rectangle.
These four words, could be the underlying reasons for a major Dow Jones crash.
I'm sure you felt things were starting to get better, economically, socially and mentally.
We were wrong…
The next COVID-19 wave has already hit America and Europe, and it's a matter of time before it comes back to South Africa.
And I'm d... ››› more
Transnet results are out - and they're shocking.
The company had irregular expenditure of R10 billion for the year, losses on revaluations of R31.1 billion and a comprehensive loss for the year at R18.4 billion.
On the back of this I'm sure you've seen trains being burned, looted or sabotaged during the last year or so.
While this is a sad state of affairs, something we're getting more... ››› more
Benjamin Graham' value investing strategy is widely believed to be the most successful of all time.
And while many of you may not know much about Ben Graham, I'm sure all of you have heard of Warren Buffett and are keenly aware of his success as an investor.
What you may not realise is Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham and he bases his success as a stock picker on what he l... ››› more
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