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#223250 ALSI Trades

Posted by Sunesis on 15 November 2013 - 11:57 AM

A prayer before Top40 explodes

 

Our Fed, Who art in Washington, Yellen be thy name, Thy printing come, Thy will be done by Ben as it is with Janet, Give us this day our daily billion, and increase our debts, As we bail out our debtors, And lead us not into inflation, But deliver us from down markets, For thine is the printing, the bubble and the euphoria, Forever till taper. Amen


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#255946 Today's CFD Call

Posted by Pilotpilot on 11 May 2015 - 11:51 PM

Attached is tommorrow's shares. 4 New shares showing bull trend entries and changes to some of todays missed trades.

The traded shares today did well with the 2 x one star Long positions (BAT + INL), being weakish, but is in the uptrend.

 

Heaven knows why I went for R66-00 on IMP today (should have been R67-30, where top 3 day resistance was)

Might have dozed off :lol: Anyway, all traded positions are in trend.

 

JDG is a scary long, after its hard push, but has entered a new uptrend. (Not sure how fast it will move or for how long)

 

 

Attached Files


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#251312 ALSI Trades

Posted by Argento on 05 January 2015 - 04:32 PM

hey A, where do you get your seasonal info from? thx.

Learning the hard way by trading against it through the years, but mostly from UBS and their cycles!

 

Best is to go back and study historical charts (don't always follow the same pattern but more or less), other key factors includes earnings season months, ECB meeting dates, futures close-out, Santa rallies (triple witching), seasonal bearish/bullish months etc

 

Jan  - Earning season month (first half bearish..second bullish)

Feb - Bullish but if Jan bullish followed by an uptrend then could be a top month (refer to previous years)

March - Bearish first half but futures close-out month so rally latter part

April - Earning season month (first half bearish..second bullish)

May - Tricky, sometimes bullish sometimes bearish but known as a very zig zag month

June - Mostly bearish but futures close-out month, after it is bullish...

July - Earning season month (first half bearish..second bullish)

August - Depend on bullmarket or bearmarket, if bull then bullish, if bear then bearish

September - Futures close-out month, first half bullish, second bearish

October - Earning season month (first half bearish..second bullish), also called month of bottoms

November - Bearish

December - First half bearish, latter bullish (Santa rally)

 

BUT...all of this must fit in with the tape, pattern and trend it is busy with!

 

Again, not set in stone but a good overall guideline!

 

A


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#234445 Advanced Health

Posted by gamma on 16 April 2014 - 10:36 PM

If Advanced Health (AVL) can execute to plan they look set to significantly benefit from a potential secular shift in the healthcare industry.  In an attempt to reduce costs the Health Insurance providers (Discovery Health leading the charge) are incentivizing specialist to perform more surgeries at day clinics. South Africa is only has 45 day clinics vs 245 private hospitals so there is plenty of room for growth.

 

AVL is raising R100mln to triple the number of Day clinics they operate. If mgmt can execute this stock could be a 5 bagger over the net 5 years.

 

Nevertheless the 100c/shr listing price looks reasonable. 

 

Here are some of my thoughts and numbers http://wp.me/p3RKee-6x . 

 

 

Good analysis although you may want to spend a bit of time doing a bit more risk analysis. The risks to this business are substantial.

Firstly, regulatory risk - as you know the private sector is under scrutiny and prices could soon be regulated (read WILL be regulate). Now this as you say could well play into the hands of Advanced Health. Thing is though, in the words of Warren Buffet, you need a moat and I don't see how these guys will compete against the like of the big groups. Surely if the trend begins to push patients from hospitals into day units the big boys are not going to sit around and watch it happen? If this market is viable, mark my words, you will se aggressive expansion of the big hospital groups into it. Advanced Health could get bought out if they have enough mass by then, or they will be relegated to minor leagues.

 

My question is, if they are so brilliant at what they do, why is it they have only 2-3 clinics in Oz?

 

ps, to be honest, I like this sector and possible macrotrend. I've seen it personally in other parts of the world and SA is slow to the crease however I'm not convinced this company is the right one to take advantage of it.

 

Just my 2c..

:)


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#228182 Mine Restoration Investments - MRI

Posted by REDDEVON on 20 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

It reads also:
"MRI’s coal briquetting plant at the Vaalkrantz Mine in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa (‘the Project’), which commenced operations from run of mine coal in October 2013, has now installed and fully commissioned a re-suspension unit allowing it to operate from the fines stockpile of the plant. With this initial ramp up now complete, the Project can commence full commercial production".

They have been producing briquettes from the 10% run off from the wash plant to date as they are right next to it with their briquette production. The waste fines stockpile is massive, it means now they can eat into the stockpile as and when they wish as well as using the day to day run off. They are ramping up production. Making as many Briquettes as they can. Good News.
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#228036 Trading as an individual or a (Pty) Ltd?

Posted by dominant on 17 January 2014 - 10:36 AM

Hi LWVi,

 

There are numerous options here:

 

1) TRADING IN YOUR PERSONAL CAPACITY

 

Pros

- Any profits/losses can be added to/deducted from your other income (salary etc) under normal circumstances (there are exceptions if make recurring losses, ie. ringfencing if you're taxed at the maximum marginal rate, but that becomes very detailed)

- Cheaper structure than Trust or Company

 

Cons

- If you're a director, hold a bond or have any other "risks" associated with your personal capacity, your portfolio is at risk to your creditors

- Forms part of your estate and when you die, would be subject to estate duty

- Can become quite tricky on your personal tax, and will probably lead to quite a few tax queries in the future in the case of losses

- Comes administrative, unless an accountant deals with the secretarial issues

 

2) COMPANY

 

Pros

- Easily accessible for other investors as you mentioned

- Can be sold quite easily (sell the shares of the company)

- Lower effective tax rate than marginal individual rate of 40% (38.80% taking into account profits after dividends tax distributed)

- Tax affairs are easy to deal with (for accountants anyway)

- Company continues after your death (see Cons - shares)

 

Cons

- May require an audit or independent review (unless you are the sole director and hold the shares in your personal capacity, and the Public Interest Score in terms of the Companies Act is low enough, then it would just be a compilation) - which can become costly (ie. more expensive structure)

- Shares will fall into your personal estate and are not protected (same as for individual capacity) unless the shares are held in trust - which will then definitely require at least an independent review of the financial statements (costly)

 

3) TRUST

 

Pros

- Assets are protected against your creditors if you maintain the trust structure properly

- Assets don't form part of your estate (better tax planning)

- Profits can be distributed to the beneficiaries and taxed in their capacities (ie. at lower rates), unless section 7 is triggered (don't want to go into the detail here, it can become lengthy)

- Tax affairs are fairly simple to deal with (by an accountant anyway)

- Cheaper than a company structure

- No audit required unless it is required in terms of the trust deed

 

 

Cons

- Not as easy for other investors to enter as you'd have to amend the trust deed and create very specific beneficiary groups - although if you have other investors interested you can start a company and dispose of the shares in terms of group rules (a simple section 42 transaction could then transfer the portfolio into a company structure, with the company's shares held in the trust)

- Can be slightly administrative (secretarial records, trustees, resolutions etc), but much less so than with a company structure

- New legislation regarding the capital gains in trusts expected soon, and it is expected to be onerous amendments

- If profits are not distributed, it is taxed in the trust at 40%, but that's the same as the individuals' maximum marginal rate.

 

 

Hope that helps. If you want further detail you could go see an accountant (CA) or attorney on the above.

 

From the info you've supplied, I would suggest a trust as this would be the least costly whilst protecting your assets.


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#223623 ALSI Trades

Posted by Lekkerry on 19 November 2013 - 11:42 AM

Money Management (when trading) is simple:

Do not expose more than 2 – 3% of your trading on any given trade. So if your trade flops, do not lose more than the 2-3%.

 

The more difficult part is your trading strategy (regime and discipline). In theory, using the above Money Management strategy, will allow you to never lose all of your trading capital, BUT there will come a time when the money remaining (after many losing trades with little to no winning trades), you cannot physically adhere to the Money Management strategy anymore. So the goal is to balance your preservation strategy for money management with your growth strategy (trading strategy) for wining trades. It is a double-sided ethos.

 

Example: R100k trading account. Do not risk more than 2% per trade, thus a trade may never incur a loss in excess of R2k. This leaves you with trading a single Mini or 2 x Micro contract(s). Your trading strategy will be better if you allow a couple of 100 points leeway, so now you are left with trading 2 Micro contracts on ALSI (assuming IG) of which you will not risk / incur more than 500 points loss (a healthy margin in current market if you ask me).

 

If it is not clear, money management (how much and at what risk) is one side of the formula, the other is your actual trading strategy(when, how long and in which direction).

 

And also I know it's a broad question and many opinions, but what's the best way to money manage?


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#221399 ALSI Trades

Posted by Sunesis on 28 October 2013 - 04:52 PM

Even the Best Trading Strategy Won’t Save You

 

Trading strategies, systems and methods always look great on paper, but when it comes to trading in the real world, market chaos and human unpredictability often make even the best strategies seem inadequate to the task. The hard truth all traders eventually learn is that trading is far more difficult when your chips are down and the pressure is on, even if you have a very effective trading strategy.

Whilst the trading method you use is extremely important, it simply isn’t enough by itself. There are essentially three main components to successful trading: Mind, Money and Method, and if you don’t have all three pieces of the puzzle in proper working condition, you are going to be like a lost sheep, lacking long-term consistency in your trading.

 

mind-money-method.jpg

 

Note, whilst I have said that a concrete trading strategy alone is not enough, I am not trying to suggest that you don’t need a good strategy, because it’s obvious that we need an effective trading edge to get us into high-probability trades. However, IF that is all your looking for, you’re going to end up broke, poor, bankrupt and depressed, because the other two parts of successful trading, mind and money, are just as important as the method you trade with.

 

You need to think of trading as 3 things: Mind, Money and Method

Successful trading is an art and a skill and unless you are firing on all cylinders; mind, money and method, you aren’t going to make it. When we have our real money on the line, it fires up our emotion, and the more money you risk, the greater your emotional responses to the market will be. Therefore, the simplest and most effective way to keep your emotions in-check as you trade and to make sure the “Mind” component of successful trading is working properly, is to manage your risk intelligently and logically on EVERY TRADE you enter.

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Managing your risk properly will go a long way to helping you achieve the proper trading mindset, because it will keep your attachment to trades at a low level and will help you ignore the feelings you have after losing or winning money in the market. However, this is not the only piece of the Mind puzzle unfortunately. Traders still tend to over-trade and over-analyze the market, even if they are managing their risk properly. Thus, if you really want to be sure that you have the Mind portion of the three M’s in proper working order, you need to only practice proper risk management, but you also need to have patience and discipline to follow your trading plan / strategy and not over-trade. You also need to know how to trade during market uncertainty and volatility and not become obsessed with economic news and over-analyzing the market.

 

Money management seems to be like the elephant in the room that all traders are aware of but few want to discuss or be honest about. After all, facing the fact that you should only risk R6 per pip because you only have a R 50 000 trading account is not really something that excites many traders. But, the reality is that if you don’t practice proper money management, you will never succeed as a trader, even if you have your Mind and Method in order.

 

Proper money management makes controlling your mindset and emotions significantly less difficult, in this way, money management is like the “glue” that holds everything together in your trading. If you don’t practice proper money management, your mindset is probably not going to be calm and consistent enough to make money even if you’ve mastered your trading method.

 

Beginning traders often understand the importance of money management, but due to greed and other emotional errors, they think they can get away with putting it off its implementation until some later date after they’ve made XYZ amount of money in the market, this day never comes. Whether you have a R10 000 account or a R1 000 000 account, if you do not manage your risk and money properly as you trade, you will never make money over the long-run, even if you’ve somehow managed to master your mindset and your method is solid

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The trading method, strategy or system that you use to trade the market with is obviously important, but as I’ve stated above, it will not reward you in the way it is supposed to if you don’t have your Mind and Money in proper working order, so keep that in mind.

 

If you’ve been following my posts for a while, you know that I trade the trend. I’ve been a huge proponent of simplifying one’s trading strategy "buy the dip", simply because it makes sense and it works. If we were in a bear market, i would say sell the rally. Also, trading with a simple bare-bones trading method like buy the dip, has a very positive effect on Mind and Money.

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Traders who trade strategies or systems that require them to have indicators and other such nonsense plastered all over their charts are also usually over-analyzing their trading and thinking too much. This obviously is a problem for the Mind aspect of your trading because it makes achieving a calm and collected mindset nearly impossible.The moment you start thinking while trading, you are usually f*cked. I call the market a b*tch, it's out to f*ck everyone. 

 

Focus on what works in the real world, not what looks good on paper or what sounds good

 

Viva La Bull :P  :P  :P  :P  :P 


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#258895 ALSI Trades

Posted by Vertebrae on 28 July 2015 - 11:44 AM

I smell a litter lout of the piglet variety


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#241531 ALSI Trades

Posted by Vertebrae on 18 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

For just as long as you trade with high frequency you will lose and brokers will win.

Same as for just for as long as you bet with high frequency you will lose and the bookie will win.

And your system is meaningless. And you simply pay for the privilege.

The only systems being put forward are the ones that encourage high frequency trading.

These are the systems that the brokers want you to use and believe in.

Once you go broke you will be replaced by ten more.

The broker always wins.

(Suppose I will be blocked for such sacrilege)

 

 

 

 


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#232662 ALSI Trades

Posted by Argento on 26 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Sons of ALSI,

 

I am Argento! And I see a whole army of my tradingmen, here in defiance of trifurcation. You’ve come to trade as free men… and free men you are. What will you do without money in your account? Will you trade?

Trader:Trade? Against the FED? No! We will short. And we will live.

Aye, go long and you may die. Short, and you’ll live… at least a while. And sitting in front of your screen, a month from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell the market makers that they may take our money, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!

 

:)


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#228436 ALSI Trades

Posted by fabes on 24 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

Just also to add, Sunesis, Argento, AJS, Chubby and alot of the other guys have really added to my success.  A BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU!!!!

 

Went from chasing 100 points a day, to trading 1000's of points and that I learned the hard way on my own, but with their advice. Words like "express train", "Santa rally" and "red hanger sale" comes to mind. :D


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#221417 Mine Restoration Investments - MRI

Posted by Krustytheclown on 28 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

My god you lot, talk about having a day off I think you lot should. Clearly not busy making any money today any of you.

Sometimes in life you have got to look at things and make the judgement. It is easy to sit back and back favourites for a small return. Good luck to you but you will still be here years from now with your petty comments slagging off who you can.

In my opinion this will make me lots of money over a shortish timeframe and I won't be worrying about you at that point either.

Research done.
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#215494 Aspen - APN

Posted by gamma on 01 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

Thoughts on getting into Aspen now for the long term?

 

Buy and hold and it'll soon be gold

 

 

 

 

-_- ...maybe gold is not the best analogy...


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#259031 CFD Trades - Trending Shares

Posted by soutie on 30 July 2015 - 11:26 AM

For what it's worth I started (1st Time) with R50k blew it in 4mths....Reasons basic novice mistakes

1. Position sizing

2. NOT understanding the extent of LEVERAGE....!

3. Not being emotionally ready

4. Over trading...big one for me that one.

5. Research..... well not doing enough

 

Those were my main ones there was others but the above were the catalysts to the rest.

R40k is not enough...! Plain & simple trading costs will eat into your capital significantly from early on forcing you to need bigger returns.

Minimum R150k anything less does not allow you to ride out a few losing trades...... which you will have.

As for paper trading.... your call..... skin in the game is a big factor.

Look forward to it also as it is exciting.

Best of luck.

Soutie


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