Important Symbols and Share Codes for the How-to-trade chart

To get the best out of our chart it is important to know important share codes and symbols. We supply end of day data and charts for: Foreign exchange Indexes Selected US Equities and ETF’s JSE stocks and ETF’s Commodities Cryptocurrencies Indexes DJI, Dow Jones Industrial Average DJT, DJT: Dow Jones Transportation Averag DJU, DJU: … 

 

My Experience testing out Tymebank

I have know about Tymebank since April 2019 but only created an account in June. I like many of you I suspect don’t know enough to comment on the product. They have an excellent web site and creating an account was easy peezy. I like a cash investment and I noticed that their goal save … 

 

Making the best of a Tax Free Savings Account

The deadline for each year’s years R33000 (Used to be R30000 – this changed in 2017) maximum contribution is the end of February. If you are like me you have been waiting (procrastinating) for some time about this. In this article I will be highlighting my thinking of making the best of a Tax Free … 

 

Cash Investments as an investment in South Africa

The last 15 Years of the All Share Index Ending mid 2017 For the last 2 and a half years (ending mid 2017) local equities, shown below by the chart of the All share index, have pretty much done nothing in terms of price movement. Although from a longer term perspective they have done very … 

 

Chart Update: Forex and commodities have been added to the chart

Chart Update: Forex and commodities have been added to the chart We have added some commodities and foreign exchange data to the chart. The main reason for adding the data is so that local stocks that have high correlations with commodities (priced in different currencies) can be analysed. It will allow for finding correlations between … 

 

How Investec Made us Wait an Extra Year to get a Million

I have been a strong advocate of Investec and espescially their Instant access cash investment product called the Moneyfund Traker. However this time, I have felt a bit let down by them. I am talking specifically about their Tax Free Fixed Deposit and how investec made us wait an extra year to get a million. … 

 

Where to start Investing and Trading

Where to start Investing and Trading You have arrived on this site with the intention of learning how to trade and invest. But, do you really know where to start or better than that should you start? I am going to ask you a few questions to guide you on your path of Investing and … 

 

Who Creates Money in South Africa

Who Creates Money in South Africa I recently ran a twitter poll asking: Who creates and allocates the majority of the money supply in South Africa? * The Government * The SARB (Central Bank) * Commercial Banks * Capital and Money markets The question was taken from a talk given by Prof. Richard Werner. Which … 

 

Notable Book Quotes: Discrimination and Disparities – Thomas Sowell

There has never been a shortage of people eager to draw up blueprints for running other people‚Äôs lives. At the heart of many discussions of disparities among individuals, groups and nations is the seemingly invincible fallacy that outcomes in human endeavors would be equal, or at least comparable or random, if there were no biased … 

 

Why getting donations doesn’t work for Saas

Asking for donations to fund my web app called How-to-Trade.co.za did not work. It has been 4 and a half years of maintaining the website for free along with no adverting, referrals nor tracking. I have to face the reality that relying on donations as a funding method has not worked and will not work …