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Crypto currencies: Modern day digital gold…or are they?

Crypto currencies: Modern day digital gold…or are they?

There are thousands of different cryptos in the market today and many of them proclaim to have different functions or "benefits" for those who own or...

Bitcoin halving and its deflationary effect

Bitcoin halving and its deflationary effect

Halvings reduce the rate at which new Bitcoins are created and, thus, reduce the available supply. This can have implications for investors who are used to...

What is Bitcoin mining?

What is Bitcoin mining?

Bitcoin mining is performed by high-powered computers that solve complex, computational mathematical problems. These problems are so complex that they tax even the most powerful computers.

How to buy and store digital currencies

How to buy and store digital currencies

There are many marketplaces called "bitcoin exchanges" that allow people to buy or sell Bitcoins using different fiat and cryptocurrencies via mobile apps.

Six readily available crypto investment strategies for retail and institutional investors

Six readily available crypto investment strategies for retail and institutional investors

The primary investment strategy for retail investors is a belief that the price of Bitcoin or Ethereum will go up over time.

Crypto investment opportunities for individuals and corporations

Crypto investment opportunities for individuals and corporations

Its important to acknowledge the lack of regulation for cryptocurrencies around the world and that investment opportunities have thus far been limited to retail investors.

Bitcoin serves as digital gold and a store of value for individuals and corporations

Bitcoin serves as digital gold and a store of value for individuals and corporations

Bitcoin is becoming increasingly recognised as a store of value and is often referred to as digital gold. Let's consider Bitcoin and gold, both of which...

Should you own Crypto in your investment portfolio?

Should you own Crypto in your investment portfolio?

Not all investors are created equal. But the one thing all investors have in common, is that they want as much return for as little risk...

Are NFTs the next phase of crypto?

Are NFTs the next phase of crypto?

Last month a group of artists sold a NFT (Non-Fungible Token) for about US$ 380 000.

The basics of crypto arbitrage and the questions that you should be asking...

The basics of crypto arbitrage and the questions that you should be asking...

With the help of the team from Future Forex, hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows) unpack the risks and opportunities of crypto arbitrage.

How Bitcoin differs from other digital assets like Ethereum

How Bitcoin differs from other digital assets like Ethereum

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that was created to compete against the gold standard and fiat currencies that are ubiquitous with traditional finance and investing.

A short introduction to Bitcoin

A short introduction to Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency and was one of the first digital currencies to use peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments.

What is the blockchain and its relationship to cryptocurrencies?

What is the blockchain and its relationship to cryptocurrencies?

Blockchain is a decentralised database that records information using a peer-to-peer protocol, which makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack or cheat the system.

What are cryptocurrencies and digital assets?

What are cryptocurrencies and digital assets?

A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency or digital asset that can be used to make secure, online payments.

Investment Journeys

Investment Journeys

Regular listeners of Magic Markets will know by now that The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows) bring different styles to their portfolios and to the...

Finance the future you want

Finance the future you want

Pausing to think about what the state of the world might be in 20 years, can leave one feeling understandably overwhelmed.

Finance the future you want

Finance the future you want

Pausing to think about what the state of the world might be in 20 years, can leave one feeling understandably overwhelmed.

How to Save for your Child's Education

How to Save for your Child's Education

Saving for your child's education seems as far off as saving for retirement if you have young kids. If your kids are older, you may think...

What are the Benefits of Offshore Investing?

What are the Benefits of Offshore Investing?

Managing your investments may seem like a lot of work, and adding foreign banks and businesses to the mix may not be something you think would...

What Is Diversification?

What Is Diversification?

Any investor, beginning or experienced, shouldn't take the chance. Everyone must diversify among asset classes and even within each asset class.

Diversification of Asset Classes

Diversification of Asset Classes

Most people only think of stocks and bonds assuming if they diversify their money across both, they'll be okay and they might.

Get your game face on, it's time to trade!

Get your game face on, it's time to trade!

Both disciplines require an understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses, skills and knowledge, and a certain pain threshold, to ensure that you deliver an optimal...

What SHOULD You Do With Your Annual Bonus or Lump Sum?

What SHOULD You Do With Your Annual Bonus or Lump Sum?

You have recently received your annual bonus. Great! However, it's slouching in your bank account doing nothing.

What Is Compound Interest?

What Is Compound Interest?

One of the most famous sayings out there is "there is no such thing as a free lunch".

Types of Tax Terms

Types of Tax Terms

Taxes are a large part of your investment strategy. They can eat up your profits, leaving you short of your financial goals if you don’t consider...

Is it too Late to Save for Retirement in your 30s, 40s or 50s?

Is it too Late to Save for Retirement in your 30s, 40s or 50s?

What happens if you didn't jump on that bandwagon because you were laden with student loans and credit card debt, not to mention trying to buy...

When Should I Start Saving for my Retirement?

When Should I Start Saving for my Retirement?

Everyone wants to know - when should I start saving for my retirement? What's the "right age or the right time"?

Trade like Warren Buffett...

Trade like Warren Buffett...

Trade like Warren Buffett - How To Build A Portfolio Like The Legendary Investor using one of the Industries He Used To Propel Massive Growth.

No dividend as Absa takes cautious approach

No dividend as Absa takes cautious approach

The banking group reported a sharp decline in full-year earnings due to rising credit impairments that resulted from Covid-19.

#TradeAlerts for the financial sector

#TradeAlerts for the financial sector

On Friday, we saw the price show minor resistance at the previously identified swing highs.

Could inflation come roaring back… And what steps can you take to benefit?

Could inflation come roaring back… And what steps can you take to benefit?

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, record levels of stimulus were used to restore stability.

Understanding your options is the first step to tax-free saving and investment success

Understanding your options is the first step to tax-free saving and investment success

The first of March 2021 ushered in a new tax year for South Africans, which means it's a good time to invest some time and thought...

Standard Bank reinstates dividend

Standard Bank reinstates dividend

The banking group says higher earnings from its Africa Regions operations offset a big decline in its home market.

Sanlam weathers Covid-19 storm

Sanlam weathers Covid-19 storm

Earnings are down due to pandemic provisions but the insurance group reported record new business volumes.

Putting theory into practice

Putting theory into practice

Six trade alerts you cannot afford to miss...

Quilter beats expectations with 2020 performance

Quilter beats expectations with 2020 performance

Shares of the UK wealth manager rallied on the back of its full-year results.

Optimism-fuelled rise in yields poses challenge for Fed

Optimism-fuelled rise in yields poses challenge for Fed

Bond markets are anticipating a sharp economic US recovery, reflected in yields that have tripled in the last six months.

Does Standard Bank have bigger problems than double debiting its clients?

Does Standard Bank have bigger problems than double debiting its clients?

Last Thursday, Standard Bank customers awoke to the frustrating surprise that their debit and credit cards had duplicate transactions.

Lombard Odier – The Transition to a CLIC economy and what this means for investors

Lombard Odier – The Transition to a CLIC economy and what this means for investors

The current economic model is out of balance and has a severe negative impact on our natural environment.

What sectors can I trade?

What sectors can I trade?

At the heart of the economic engine, are banks, which rely on a strong consumer, growing and steady economic activity as well as a steady level...

Share360: Financial Services

Share360: Financial Services

Over the last number of years, a confluence of factors have determined the path for both local and foreign financial services companies.

The new players - the disruptors - have used technology to their advantage...

The new players - the disruptors - have used technology to their advantage...

Banks globally act as the "lubricant" for industry and other corporates to function. Without an efficient banking industry...

Nedbank warns of earnings decline

Nedbank warns of earnings decline

The bank says its underlying performance has been in line with previous guidance, which pointed to an improvement from the middle of last year.

RMB Holdings flags a first-half loss

RMB Holdings flags a first-half loss

Following the unbundling of FirstRand, the investment holding company has RMB Property as its sole asset.

FirstRand bounces back with a dividend

FirstRand bounces back with a dividend

The banking group says earnings have recovered faster than expected, driven by a better than anticipated rebound in the economy.

Liberty withholds dividend as it reports a loss

Liberty withholds dividend as it reports a loss

The insurance group has been impacted by its Covid-19 reserve fund and pressure on new business volumes as a result of the pandemic.

Mining stocks are truly two distinct groups: majors and juniors

Mining stocks are truly two distinct groups: majors and juniors

Back in the day, South African investors and speculators were spoiled for choice when it came to JSE-listed mining stocks.

Looking under the hood

Looking under the hood

To end off our "trading the commodity super-cycle" Share360 analysis, we provide insight into our Unum holdings which you might want to replicate in your own...

Anglo rides the commodity rally

Anglo rides the commodity rally

The diversified resources group says strong performances from Minas-Rio and Collahuasi helped offset the impact of Covid-19.

Implats rallies on record dividend, higher guidance

Implats rallies on record dividend, higher guidance

The company has grown production and benefitted from rising prices for platinum group metals.

Stock picking  South African Miners

Stock picking South African Miners

The local Gold miners index is lower, month-to-date, off by 12.63% and lower by over 48% since its most recent multi-year peak of August 2020.

For the Traders - Taking up a position in commodities

For the Traders - Taking up a position in commodities

Commodities - Platinum A Standout, Gold A Laggard... Find out more here.

Stocks versus ETFs in the mining sector: How can you solve the stock picking problems discussed yesterday?

Stocks versus ETFs in the mining sector: How can you solve the stock picking problems discussed yesterday?

You can see the market is accurately pricing these companies anyway. When they're doing well the market capitalization goes higher, when they do badly the market...

Three ways to play the “commodity supercycle”

Three ways to play the “commodity supercycle”

According to a JPMorgan report, the fifth commodity supercycle has started, and in this week's Share360 Thema report we want to highlight the various ways by...

Platinum surges to a 6-year high. Here are three reasons the metal may keep shining.

Platinum surges to a 6-year high. Here are three reasons the metal may keep shining.

Many investors are asking themselves, is there still time to buy into this parabolic run?

Stocks versus ETFs in the mining sector: Which should you buy?

Stocks versus ETFs in the mining sector: Which should you buy?

It's an interesting question and it strikes at the heart of investment structuring. To answer this question, you first need to think about what investors desire...

ESG: no time for “the journey”

ESG: no time for “the journey”

When I joined the Centre for Environmental Rights in 2013, as part of what was then a small team using the law to address the social...

The Future of mining: China and the sustainability of commodity consumption

The Future of mining: China and the sustainability of commodity consumption

In economic terms, the rise of China over the past few decades has been one of the most significant events to occur in our lifetime. The...

A commodity supercycle beckons

A commodity supercycle beckons

A commodity supercycle appears to be on the investment horizon, driven by the rapidly-growing move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and the infrastructure boom...

 What is the mining sector?

What is the mining sector?

Mining, in its simplest form, is an industry dedicated to the exploration and extraction of metals and minerals around the world. In economics these basic resources...