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Piggy has taken some time to analyse the 2019 Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) that was recently issued by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). Three main highlights were (i) that the RBZ will be issuing new notes and coins given an increase in the demand for physical cash; (ii) that the RBZ rate …

Some folks have asked Piggy whether to start off by investing on the money market or stock market. The fact about the matter is that these are two asset classes with different characteristics. A money market instrument is characterized by fixed income instruments. The risk associated with money market instruments such as Treasury Bills is …

Piggy came across an interesting info-graph that tries to capture the differences in ideologies between a poor and rich person. See below; As illustrated, the difference is that rich people have an “investing” mentality whilst those that find themselves poor have a high propensity to “spend” and not necessarily “save for the future”.  It should …

Piggy has launched a new podcast; What is Piggy Saying? which is an insights and analysis show that covers Economics and Stock Markets in Zimbabwe. What is Piggy Saying? will help you keep abreast of developments on the markets as well as get insights that could be useful in our stock picking and overall investment …

Piggy believes that “The Time is Stock’o Clock”, meaning that it is a good time to take positions in shares on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and Financial Securities Exchange (FINSEC). Following on the discussion on Price Earnings Ratio (PER), Piggy also recommends using Earnings Yield for Stock Picking. The Earnings Yield is an inverse …

One of the most interesting stories when it comes to investing as a retail player on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) relates to the case-study of Roy Turner. He passed away early this year at the age 86 and was an astute investor on the local market who held a significant portfolio on the ZSE …

As a follower of the stock market, you most likely might have heard analysts or commentators referring to what are called Price Earnings Ratios (PER). In this article, Piggy would like to demystify PER ratios and also educate folks on how they can make use of this metric to pick stocks on the market. The …

Piggy recently attended a Breakfast Forum that was meant to discuss implications of the new currency in Zimbabwe. Piggy is still concerned about the impact these developments would have on household incomes. From the forum, Piggy noted that the monetary authorities were upbeat that the new currency reforms would bring about a level of stability. …

Since the announcement of Statutory Instrument 142 in Zimbabwe, Piggy has been in the hiding, attempting to figure out the implications of the measures. In fact, he is bewildered by the drastic policy shifts which have brought about new risks in terms of value-preservation strategies for households and individuals. The new measures imply that local …

Piggy has launched a powerful database for investors that will enable them to have access to economic and company specific data that is critical in making informed decisions on the markets. In addition, a number of educational clips and e-books have been uploaded in Piggy’s Research Lab. The database contains (i) National Budgets, (ii) Monetary …

Piggy came across an interesting info- graph that clearly captures the attributes of a successful trader and would like to share it with his friends. See below; Piggy has recommended beginners who would like to venture into the world of Global Market Online Trading to complete the babypips course. The instructions are outlined here; https://piggybankadvisor.com/2019/05/30/an-fx-trading-course-for-beginners/ …

Following on Piggy’s discussion on Trading Gold, it should be highlighted that IronFX also provides an opportunity for retail investors to trade commodities such as Oil, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. OIL Oil is an interesting commodity. IronFX enables individuals to trade Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Oil.  Crude oil is a naturally occurring petroleum …