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Posted: 1 August 2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

During the month of July we published a list of our top webinars overall (the list can also be generated from the home page by selecting "Sort by: Popularity"). This led to a couple of people asking about the most popular webinars by views in each of the three categories (invest, trade and how to), and seeing as the two webinars planned for this week are investing orientated, we figured we'd publish a list of the top five invest webinars:

The week ahead is all about investing. At 20h00 on Tuesday Keith Mclachlan will talk us through the last of his four pillars of fundamentals, this one is - Investing Fundamentals: Management. Management is perhaps the most important part of any business but also the hardest to measure and monitor, so this is absolutely a not-to-be-missed webinar - booking is here.

On Thursday at 12H30 we have the second update on the Momentum portfolio that we've been running since the beginning of the year. Momentum is a simple concept, buy the winners and sell the losers. At the last update it was out performing the overall market to the end of Q1 2011; this week we'll update it for Q2 2011 - booking is here.

We had another JSE Power Hour event webinar last week, which I presented and the topic was Trading Psychology. Trading is 90% in the mind, as emotions play a huge part in our success and the biggest emotion traders experience is fear, so this webinar is almost exclusively about how to manage the fear associated with trading - regardless of what or how you trade.

The other webinar last week was on Reversal patterns for traders and looked at three candle patterns that can be used to identify a potential reversal from the trend. I use the engulfing candle in my intra-day ALSI futures trading, while the other two covered are less frequent but they are probably even more powerful.

Lastly, JustOneLap passed 10 000 video views/ downloads last week so another huge thanks to all of you who continue to make JustOneLap a roaring success.

The week ahead

Tuesday at 8pm - Investing Fundamentals: Management

Thursday at 12.30pm - Momentum portfolio - update Q2 2011

The week that was

Reversal patterns for traders

JSE Power Hour: Trading psychology


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Posted: 8 August 2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

So late on Friday the USA got downgraded for the first time in the history of rating agencies. This is a historic event as it confirms the shift of economic power from the West (US & EU) to the East (China and other emerging markets). It is something we'll tell our grandchildren about one day; in fact we'll tell them so often they are going to be way bored of the story and beg us to stop!

If you want my more detailed view on the event, I wrote a short piece on what it all means (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine) which you'll find here.

With the continued shift of economic power to emerging markets we have a perfectly timed webinar on Wednesday at 12h30: Investing in emerging markets. There are a number of JSE listed products that are making this a relatively easy thing to do and we'll cover them all, pointing out what products we prefer and what market we choose to invest in. As this is a public holiday week, we've only got the one webinar - but we'll be back at full tilt next week.

During the past week we updated our Momentum portfolio for Q2 2011 and it is doing really well, beating the index by over 10%! We're chuffed, it is a seriously simple concept and so far it is working a treat.

Keith Mclachlan completed his Four Pillars of fundamentals last week, focusing on Management, a critical but often hard to measure part of investing. Completing the four pillars doesn't mean his stint at JustOneLap is over, he'll be back in September. To recap, his first five webinars are:

The week ahead

Wednesday at 12.30pm - Investing in emerging markets

The week that was

Momentum portfolio - update Q2 2011

Investing Fundamentals: Management

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Posted: 15 August 2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

So the world didn't end after the US debt downgrade and while markets were massively volatile they didn't even crash, with many world markets actually closing the week in the green! This reaffirms the mantra that investing is about the long-term and in the short-term all the panic and fear is as a rule best ignored.
The big question of course is if the global economy is out of the woods, and the answer is a simple no. The two big issues remain: anaemic global growth in the supposed developed markets and massive sovereign debt problems. Taken together, this is going to result in many more years of panicked headlines and shaky recovery. As investors we must just keep on doing what we do, be that monthly debit into an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), buying quality when the price is right or whatever strategy you are employing for the longer term investments.
Of course for traders this volatility is wonderful and in the week ahead we have another webinar with Alwyn Burger, who is continuing his FX trading journey on Tuesday at 20h00 with Fibonacci for FX traders. As we've said before, while Alwyn is an FX trader, his webinars are valuable for all traders regardless of what you are trading and Fibonacci is one of those powerful tools that every trader should have in their arsenal.
On Thursday at 17h30 we have another webinar in the JSE Power Hour series, with Keith Mclachlan as the speaker this time and his topic is Making sense of SENS. SENS is how a listed company communicates with investors and so it is critical to keep an eye on and understand. Keith will take us through the different announcements and how to understand them. You can book for the webinar here or if you are in Johannesburg you can attend the actual event here.
Last week we had a look at Investing in Emerging Markets via four JSE listed Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). They offer African, Chinese or broad emerging market exposure and in many ways, the US debt downgrade by Standard and Poor confirmed the emergence of these regions as the new economic super powers going forward. You'll find the video here to view online or download.

The week ahead

Tuesday at 8pm - Fibonacci for FX traders

Thursday at 5.30pm - Making sense of SENS

The week that was

Investing in Emerging Markets

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Posted: 22 August 2011 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

We often get asked if it is alright for somebody to share one of our videos with a colleague or friend or even their granny. In short, the question is around the license conditions attached to the videos on JustOneLap. Well the answer is simple - yes you can share our content. All content on JustOneLap is published under a creative commons license, which means it is in the public domain with three conditions attached to the sharing of the work: you have to credit us, can't profit from the videos and can't change them. The full license is here and the details are as follows:

  • Attribution — you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • Non-commercial — you may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • No Derivative Works — you may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

The past week saw another great webinar from Alwyn Burger: Fibonacci for FX traders. Fibonacci is one of those number sequences that appears all over nature and has been used for years by traders of all types to help determine entries, exits, support, resistance and potential targets. Alwyn helps us understand how to use this tool with real world examples from his own trading.
On Tuesday at 20h00 we have a webinar on Identifying blue chip stocks. It is a phrase that is often used in the investment world to suggest the best quality companies; but what are they and how do we find them? This webinar will get behind the phrase and use real examples to help identify blue chip stocks.
Then on Thursday at 12h30 we have a webinar for traders - Keeping a traders journal. I often comment that trading must be treated like a business and that includes admin and record keeping. Keeping a journal or record of trades is critically important in order to ensure success. It helps when trading goes all wobbly, helps tracks success (or failure) of a particular system and in this day of spreadsheets it is easy to do. That said, far too many traders are not keeping a journal and in truth they are then not in control of their trading.

The week ahead

Tuesday at 8pm - Identifying blue chip stocks

Thursday at 12.30pm - Keeping a traders journal

The week that was

Fibonacci for FX traders

Money tip

Without doubt the contents of your house are insured. But are they correctly insured? Chances are that when you signed up for your current household insurance policy you took a random figure that sounded about right and then the insurance company increases that amount every year on the policy anniversary. But is the value correct? If it is too high then you are over paying and if it is too small then you won't be fully paid out in the event of a claim.
Go through the contents of your house room by room, determining the value of the contents in every room and make sure that the actual value of your household contents is what you are insured for.


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We're always talking about using a stop loss as a trader. But what of investors? The simple matter is that investors also need a point at which they admit defeat and exit. But what metrics should be used, because it isn't so much about price when investing, rather the focus is momentum or value (or whichever methodology is used for entry). We'll cover the options in our webinar on Wednesday at 12h30 - Stop loss for investors.

Then on Thursday we have another event webinar with the JSE Power Hour. Reitte Kotze will be taking us through candle charting. What is it? Why is it so powerful? She'll also look at some typical and critical candle patterns that can be used in trading (we covered a few in the reversal patterns webinar). JSE Power Hour: Charting with candles on Thursday at 17h30 and you book here or to attend the live event in Johannesburg book here.

This past week we did a webinar on Keeping a traders journal. This is critical, trading is much like a business and as such a large part of trading needs to be the admin side of things. This webinar delves into the what, why and how of keeping a trader’s journal.

We also did a webinar for investors on Identifying blue chip stocks. The term 'blue chip' is often bandied around but what does it mean and how do we spot blue chip stocks on the JSE? This video explains what they are and points out some examples on the JSE.

The week ahead

Wednesday at 12.30pm - Stop loss for investors

Thursday at 5.30pm - JSE Power Hour: Charting with candles

The week that was

Keeping a traders journal

Identifying blue chip stocks


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