Top 5 Trading Movies

January 25, 2017

Over the past few years it seems that there’s a few more movies available for stock market enthusiasts. I thought I’d list some of my favourite movies on the markets here (1) Rogue Trader Made in the 90’s starring Ewan McGregor, its by far one of the best movies out there. Simply because it does not glamourize trading, so it gives good depiction what life was like for the trader…

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Section 12J Investing

January 25, 2017

Section 12J was something that I only came across very recently, and I get the impression that not many people know about this tax efficient way of investing. Basically Section 12J allows you to make an investment into a SARS approved Venture Capital Company (VCC) – and the full amount you invest is tax deductible, with no upper limit. So this may be a good option for those who have…

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Leading versus Lagging – which is best?

January 4, 2017

Example of leading indicator: RSI or Stochastic Most of the leading indicators are oscillators i.e. are range bound between 1 and 100, 100 being overbought and 1 being oversold etc. Example of a lagging indicator: MACD or Bollinger Bands or moving averages Make you sure you know what system you are following because, using the wrong indicator with the right principles could cause you to trade a weak system. Good…

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NASPERS (NPN_JSE)

December 14, 2016

NASPERS  Falling wedge Above 200sma on daily Death cross (and we know how well those formations play out) Trading at discount to SOTP Tencent still strong Probably see a short term pop to the upside to about R2102.00 (5.6%) move from here HoneyBadgerMore Posts

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Scary Chart: World GDP Growth

December 7, 2016

World GDP Growth A chart on GDP growth from 1965 to 2015   –  Chart includes SA, US, Australia, Europe Values from SA still need to be included but the latest data shows the Y-o-Y data was at 0.7% A far cry from the 6-10% Blue ChipHi, This is BlueChip. Having studied the market for some time I can show how not to trade on the market…its at least one step closer to…

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Tortoise and Hare story

December 7, 2016

The Tortoise and Hare There once was 2 traders, trader A (the Tortoise) and trader B (the Hare). Both had very different styles in trading, the Hare spun around fast in the market, often making big calls getting it right almost 90% of the time. To put it simply the Hare was the better runner/trader. The turtle on the other hand had a very slow and steady style, he wasnt…

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iShares – November 2016

December 1, 2016

Hi US making new highs, Europe making lower highs. Some selling in the fixed income bracket as well, as LQD, HYG and PFF have seen falling prices. US Real estate not looking hot and IBB (Biotech), who was the leading sector is still lagging far behind. On the other side US Tech is doing quite well as a sector.   (Click on the image below to enlarge)   Blue ChipHi,…

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Time to look overseas again?

November 30, 2016

Time to look overseas again? With the rand strengthening throughout the year as predicted  ( here) It made me start thinking about 2017 a lot and whether I need to continue with the EM play or start looking elsewhere. The USDZAR is currently at 13.90, with lows at 13.20, which isn’t quite target but its getting close (to R11-12) I don’t believe the EM call is over quite yet as negative…

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How to calculate your risk per trade:

November 29, 2016

A lot of people who are new to the market struggle with this concept, so I decided to write a quick article on how to calculate your risk per trade & how to understand how exposure works. Let’s say for argument sake I have an account with the value of R100 000.00   Above I have attached a chart on: Hyprop Investments Ltd HYP:JSE Let’s say the trade idea is as…

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OKE.nyse

November 23, 2016

Other evening was speaking to one of my mates who suggested I look at the following share. ONEOK, Inc Currently involved in three business segments: Natural gas gathering, Natural gas liquids & natural gas pipelines Currently on a dividend of 2.46 (Yield of 4.6%) P/E of 38.99 (click on the picture to enlarge)   Looked to buy on the breakout Ideally looking to try catch it on a re-test of…

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