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  1. Welcome to the forum Nicot
  2. I do not think that amount of money will make a major difference to your bond assuming 20 year bond. Keep the stocks, we are in a terrible time now, but in the greater scheme of things this 5 - 7 year period will be a blimp when you retire, the time in the market assuming you continue buying as per usual should reward you in the longer time. If you have a shorter term goal then yes the rules of the game has been significantly changed. Bitcoin and or Ethereum is always a option... Do not sell the TFSA stocks.
  3. When it comes to stocks I am one of those tried and tested guys. The Sasol analysis was very nice. Appreciated. A few submissions to add: Naspers, Capitec and Shoprite.
  4. [video=youtube]https://youtu.be/-J1qZPD4RD4 Paul Sykes: At Large Paul Sykes was a heavyweight boxer and weightlifter from Wakefield in England, he had ten professional fights but his entire adult life was marred by alcohol abuse and both petty and violent crimes. All ten of his fights came during a period of rehabilitation and relative sobriety between 1978 to 1980, in his sixth fight he knocked American David Wilson out cold and continued to punch him. The American was put on a life support machine and spent a month in hospital. Sykes spent 21 out of 26 years incarcerated in 18 different prisons – mostly for violent crimes – in a period spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, and was considered one of the countries most difficult prisoners. Upon his release from Hull prison in 1990 producer Roger Greenwood followed him in order to make this documentary, Paul Sykes: At Large. The film reveals Sykes to be a very intelligent but clearly unhinged individual. In the years which followed this documentary Sykes failed to control his drinking and his physical and mental health further declined, he was given an ASBO by Wakefield council at the turn of the century after a string of incidents of disorder whilst drunk. He died in 2007 from alcohol related liver disease. He was survived by two sons, both of whom are now serving life sentences for two separate murders.
  5. Sasol for me please. I guess we can let it spill over then you guys have a collection of stocks to analyse?
  6. I would love something like this in the JSE Data page as well please.
  7. 1. coffee 2. someone's lighter 3. books 4. TV remote 5. paperclips, so many paperclips
  8. JamesYellen


    We starting to attract the right people. Welcome to the forum Pierre!
  9. This forum offers real value. Brilliant job Admin. I will share it with friends and family.
  10. JamesYellen


    One note of caution, however I am sure you know that. Some sectors should not be considered for people starting out. Most notably, Resources. Do not touch those with your real money until you are comfortable with cyclical stocks and consciously understand that those are not buy and hold stocks. == Welcome to the forum as well
  11. Here you go: https://za.investing.com/indices/ftse-jse-all-share https://markets.ft.com/data/indices/tearsheet/summary?s=JALSH:JNB code is JALSH
  12. @BitcoinZar you guys are stunning! Thank you for the detailed post. Great addition to the forum. I am starting to like this place more and more. Now to get Luno and others here too so we can discuss and collaborate. I came to this forum as r/Bitcoin started to get a bit derailed and ego chambered to a degree.
  13. @BitcoinZAR would you mind writing/posting a proper tutorial on how to get started with hardware wallets? I think so many South African's are innocently storing there bitcoins in Luno, blockchain.info and other online exchanges and wallets, not knowing the risks involved. (I also get so many PMs asking for advice on hardware wallets and proper storing of bitcoins)
  14. Now if only #ZARX would join this forum. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bitcoin-split-two-currencies-jim-brent
  15. Bitcoin is Myspace before Facebook came along. Bitcoin is Altavista or Webcrawler before Google came along. Bitcoin is Netscape before Chrome came along. AOL before broadband internet. Tech is full of examples of dominate early players being pushed into obscurity due to a better, more accessible alternative. Out of all the crytocurrencies, Bitcoin has got a massive lead. I hope it succeeds, but the bickering about Segwit vs. BU is hurting the community.
  16. Accepting a new fork might be the only life saver at this point in time as bitcoin's biggest flaw is the transaction fees, it will become it's own biggest competitor. Until super quantum computers become a thing solving all the transactions enabling one government to own most of it and then it leaves your computers working on "the answer of what true love is" with only the values of "your" and "mom" to work off into. Then there is this: Source: http://www.trustnodes.com/2017/03/13/undercover-interview-adam-back-blockstreams-president
  17. Hey Groovy, don't mine it. You will not make money those days are long gone. Open up an Account with Luno.com (South African Company), eft money to the account and then buy/trade bitcoin. You can also look at bitfinex.com if you want a more professional trading platform for a wider range of crypto currencies. The average home miner will struggle to be profitable or recoup the cost of mining hardware and electricity. Profitability is highly unlikely given the current circumstances. The situation may improve in future once ASIC mining hardware innovation reaches the point of diminishing returns. That, coupled with cheap, hopefully sustainable power solutions may once again make Bitcoin mining profitable to small individual miners around the world. This would also greatly improve the decentralisation of the Bitcoin network, hardening it against legislative risk.
  18. [video=youtube]https://youtu.be/FGyKN3YvoFc We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries. Though they have improved in last century, batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic, and maddeningly short-lived. The quest is on for a “super battery,” and the stakes in this hunt are much higher than the phone in your pocket. With climate change looming, electric cars and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could hold keys to a greener future...if we can engineer the perfect battery. Join host David Pogue as he explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power—and danger—of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world.
  19. [video=youtube] This film, titled “Not Business As Usual,” takes a provocative look at capitalism and the price of success. According to Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, twentieth century capitalism has one rule in its operating system which is that the purpose of the corporation is to maximize shareholder value exclusively, even if that means that there are significant unintended consequences. It’s amazing how consumers have an unshakeable trust in the products they buy without bothering to check the ingredients or the manufacturer. History has taught us that on many occasions a product that was deemed “harmless for human consumption” turned out to be toxic or poisonous. Yet consumers continue to blindly buy whatever is placed out there and businesses make a whopping profit. This happens because the mentality that “people who are successful have stuff” has shaped the minds of generations since WWII. And so people get into the habit of accumulating a lot of unnecessary items because big companies have consistently encouraged them to do so. Most people are convinced that in order to look and feel successful they have to have a lot of possessions. For businesses and manufacturing companies it has become all about making a profit. Never mind the effect of this on society or the environment. The inevitable questions we need to analyze are: in today’s highly competitive market does it make sense to expect businesses to operate according to universal values? And is it realistic to expect a company to lose money just to accommodate business ethics? Not Business as Usual intentionally exposes the changing landscape of businesses around the world due to the rising tide of conscious capitalism. Local entrepreneurs who have found inventive ways to bring humanity back into business, share their stories to prove that there is a better way. Watch this documentary now.
  20. After falling $100 on Tuesday morning, bitcoin’s price continued its decline on Wednesday. The price, which peaked at $1,285 on Monday according to the exchange Bitstamp, dropped 1.5 percent the next morning. Within thirty minutes of this decrease, the digital currency had fallen to $1,160. The price then climbed to $1,229 before taking another downturn. Related: Don’t Miss the Fine Print on that Bitcoin ETF There are numerous dynamics at play in the bitcoin market. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) recently stated that the digital currency needs to be strictly regulated. Exchanges there announced last month that they would cease withdrawals until March, only to extend the wait further. In the past year, according to Google Trends data, search interest for the term ‘buy bitcoin’ has steadily increased. In early February, it began a steep climb indicative of a future increase in buying interest. The forthcoming SEC announcement about whether or not a Bitcoin ETF would be allowed could have also played a role in recent price movements. Some have suggested that the declines resulted from insider trading and speculators betting that the Bitcoin ETF would not be approved. According to people “familiar with the matter”, and anonymous source Bitcoin.com has been in contact with, the ETF decision could come as early as Friday, and perhaps even earlier. Others say the decision might arrive on Monday. The hedge fund Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI), in a letter to subscribers, noted this week that it believes there is only a 25% chance the ETF will be approved. Despite the recent lull in price and uncertainty over the Bitcoin ETF, many analysts remain optimistic about the future of the price of bitcoin. Increased regulation from Chinese authorities, demonetization in India, recently passed legislation in Japan, as well as the general decline of the value of fiat currency, are all seen as impetuses to bitcoin’s price rise. Analysts share a wide range of future price predictions. “I think you’ll see rapid growth in adoption” “In terms of price this year, I think [bitcoin] will go up to $3,000. As it becomes more pervasive and more generally accepted, I think you’ll see rapid growth in adoption”, Adam Davies, a consultant at Altus Consulting, told CNBC in an interview on Tuesday. “People are unsure about what is going on in the world, and digital currencies unlike the U.K. pound sterling have been hit badly because of Brexit, so people are looking to divest into bitcoin. There is a definitely upward trend. So the drivers will be hedging against currency fluctuations and insecurity in the markets”. Clif High, an analyst who some have called a modern-day Nostradamus, predicted that the recent price decrease is no more than a minute lull. “Bitcoin is gonna be $13,008 by February of next year”, predicts Mr. High. “Bitcoin is simply escalating. And bitcoin doesn’t explode [in price] until 2019”. In a study of the effects of Bitcoin halvings on the bitcoin price, Bitcoin.com found that it would not be unreasonable to anticipate a more-than-$10,000 price per bitcoin in the period of time following the 2016 ‘Bitcoin halving’, in which Bitcoin miner rewards were reduced by one-half. Bitcoin’s price increased 120 percent in 2016, making it the best performing currency the second year in a row. If last year is any indication, bitcoin’s price could reach $2,200 by the end of 2017. What do you attribute the recent bitcoin’s price action to? source: https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-price-consolidates-on-etf-news/
  21. Bitcoin should break USD1300 soon if the IPO gets approved we will see a significant spike.
  22. Bitcoin seems to be growing steadily in anticipation of the Bitcoin Fund IPO in March
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