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  1. Andy Blignaut

    I honestly won’t suggest such investments, as this is just too risky to be comfortable for my own liking. I believe and strongly feel as well that it only make sense that we go for something worthy and sensible. It’s where I like it a lot with Upcoming ICOs, as that’s where you COULD gain a very very decent amount and that with consistency too. But again the choice you make is what makes all the noticeable difference in the end.
  2. Andy Blignaut

    It’s extremely important that we don’t rush these things, because learning about Bitcoin and more specific Blockchain needs to be understood really carefully. I would suggest getting with the proper Crypto Guidance, because then only we will be able gain from this rising technique. I have given a lot of time to learn, because I know this is the future and in order to benefit from it, we need to ensure that we learn in BEST possible way, but of course it’s not easy.
  3. Strategic asset allocation outlook 2019 The Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) review process is an essential part of any investment strategy to systematically achieve long-term investment targets. This year’s annual review of our SAA broadly confirms the adjustments we made in previous years. The key innovation in this year’s SAA is the introduction of a new building block – risk premia strategies – which aim to further diversify mandates and stabilize their returns. The SAA is the most important determinant of a portfolio’s performance. Meeting investment objectives while controlling for risk tolerance is the central pillar of our investment philosophy. AAUC conducts an annual review process to ensure that the developments in financial markets and global economies are accurately reflected in our discretionary mandates and advisory model portfolios. This diligent approach helps our clients achieve an optimal risk-return trade-off. Positioning for 2019 and beyond The Capital Market Assumptions (CMA), our five-year forward-looking expectations of returns, volatilities and correlations across a wide range of asset classes, form the basis of all portfolio construction. This year’s SAA review was conducted against the backdrop of increased productivity growth, global monetary normalization and a projected recovery following the market correction seen in 2018. Although we see a higher probability of a global economic slowdown over the next five years, the probability of a recession remains low over a one-to two-year horizon. Returns for most asset classes are expected to edge higher, while their relationships (e.g. correlations and relative rankings of returns) should remain broadly stable. We maintain our growth-oriented exposure in the SAA. Risk premia strategies as a new building block To further stabilize portfolio returns, we now include a small, yet meaningful allocation to market-neutral risk premia strategies. Carefully-tailored risk premia strategies are particularly effective for portfolio diversification thanks to their lower return correlations with core asset classes, i.e. bonds and equities. Moreover, they are designed to improve the risk-reward characteristiAAUC of our mandates and allow for a quicker and more cost-efficient multi-asset class exposure. SAA for clients with a medium risk profile The outer circle gives the weights for each asset category, whereas the inner circle (clockwise) provides a breakdown of each category into asset classes in order of appearance in the legend of the chart. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
  4. Most trading platforms you come across are based on the fundamentals of individuals studying the trade market and trying to assert the perfect bull’s eye for a profitable trade. With the constant fluctuations of most cryptocurrencies, it would take more than human expertise to strike the trade iron while it is burning hot. Introducing Clonestorm Clonestorm is an online trading platform that combines the efficiencies of both human expertise and machine precision. This hybridized system provides members with a trading platform that helps them to maximize and take advantage of any trade while maintaining the perfect radar aiming for the next loophole. This platform has the habit of assisting its members in growing their assets exponentially. Why Clonestorm Trader? Every online trading platform has some elements of risk attached to it, but Clonestorm has the edge of good risk management. The Clonestorm platform is based on some management rules that protect the interest of every client. Every client matters Under the trading platform of Clonestorm, the primary assignment is to accumulate assets for every client within the restrictions of a well-guided cost implication. The risk limitation on the clonestorm trading platform sees to it that every client’s capital stays at the verge of profitability. Adapting well with market fluctuation Given that crypto-currencies are never stable, the Clonestorm platform has proven adaptive strategies that are poised for garnering assets irrespective of market fluctuations. You are always in the know With the combined system of artificial intelligence and strategic analysts, you will always be kept abreast with trade information. The Clonestorm platform allows its traders to access market info at will; it is like a private banker accessible for all. Expert trading Every crypto-trading bot assigned to trade on your behalf is an automated replica of an expert trade made by an expert trader. This expert trading was based on strong technical and fundamental strategies. This AI trading gives you the benefit of profiting directly from an expert trade. Automated Failsafe Every crypto-coin traded with is governed by a capital preservation strategy; this means that when the market is poised for losses your trade will automatically activate stop-loss settings that preserve your capital and minimizes risk. Other than activating stop-loss settings, Clonestorm trader leverages on an automated Bitcoin crash failsafe that changes all your Bitcoin into stablecoins. This Bitcoin crash failsafe stops trailing to maximize profits. These stablecoins are used for repurchasing when the market balances up maximizing your capital accumulation. You own the rights to your funds. Clonestorm trader only has trading access to your funds, and it’s secure because it is trading on your account. You reserve the right to withdraw your funds at will. Trading is only done via the exchange link. When you are assigned a bot, you also have the right to determine how much is reserved for exchange and how much should be traded with. You can always change this in your settings. The exchanges that are supported on the Clonestorm platform are considered safe and are quite difficult to hack. The Clonestorm platform lacks the rights to withdraw, and even in exceptional cases of the breach of data, hackers can’t access your funds on the exchanges you linked to the bot. In this regard, you can choose an exchange trade that you are quite comfortable with. Trade passively 24/7 With an assigned bot, you have the benefit of trading passively. You don’t need to monitor market prices or fluctuations as the bot will always be at your service. You may likely keep other jobs or may be involved in other businesses and still trade. This is one of the unique features of Clonestorm that most trading platforms lack; this feature would be of immense benefit as it affords you the ability to multi-task. Compatible with any operating system Clonestorm isn’t a techno-racist as it runs on any operating system such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and similar sorts. The user interface of the Clonestorm trader is very easy to use and understand. You can create your account this minute and navigate through it like a pro as tutorial videos are available to aid your understanding. The Clonestorm trading platform is quite easy to set up. You only need to attach the tool to your chosen exchanges where you wish to trade with your crypto-currencies and pick a trading technique. Once your unique bot is set up, it will purchase and sell signals on the exchanges you selected. Once this is set up, your trading is set on auto-pilot. But you can always change the settings anytime you deem fit. You also don’t have to stay logged in to trade as the bot performs every trade on your behalf. API keys are automated to key-start your bot once your account is created and trades are done on your behalf following expert signals. Multiple exchange support systems Clonestorm has a secure exchange system that is available in multiple countries and has proven to be hassle-free in the funds transfer. The Clonestorm team is always working on improving the exchange support system, and all its members will be informed once a new exchange has been added to the Clonestorm Trader system. However, if your favorite exchange isn’t listed on the Clonestorm exchange list yet, but you would still like to be able to partake in its trading techniques or strategies, create an account and transfer some Bitcoins in one of its supported exchanges. Adaptive marketing strategy The Clonestorm trading strategy encompasses a mid to long term profit accumulation. The Clonestorm trading invests in altcoins and sells them when the demand is high for a higher price to boost your Bitcoin profits. The Clonestorm trading platform is based on the analysis that Bitcoin would indeed bloom again and would be quite expensive so every strategy is targeted towards accumulating Bitcoins that would be sold expensively at a later time when Bitcoin thrives again. AI Assisted Expertise Experienced traders and technical strategists vividly analyze all trades on the Clonestorm platform. All trades done are scrutinized by an AI platform that reduces the risk of human error ensuring that a profitable trade is never missed. If you are searching for a trading platform where trading is carried out seamlessly without necessarily having to monitor the trend in the market, then CloneStorm remains your best choice as the bots are there to assist you in getting the best out of the crypto trading market. Official Website: https://www.clonestormtrader.com/
  5. Andy Blignaut

    We need to be wise with our selection instead of joining such non-meaningful options. I believe the worst thing to do is to listen to people who don’t really have much relevance with what they say, it’s therefore, only sensible to go for something that’s sensible in terms of options. We could try out Lending Platforms, if we are interested because that’s the only logical option when it comes to Cryptos aside from mining in my view.
  6. Andy Blignaut

    It’s very important that we are careful with using these tools, as they could really hurt us. I never prefer using because the experience is real bad with them and majority have same opinion. I prefer using some Crypto Trading Tools, but only ones that are truly recognized as if not then it’s too risky way to approach. The biggest problem is that majority don’t have a lot of time to do research over these things, and that’s why they end up losing.
  7. Andy Blignaut

    There are so many people who are not aware of the value a blog, but then of course, to be able to understand the value, there needs to be proper blogs. But there is shortage of quality blogs, which creates the problem. But anyhow, when it comes to Crypto Blogs, you need to check out Cryptolinks, where they have listed ALL top ones, and through which we can get so much to help our self with to gain knowledge and ideas.
  8. Virtual and augmented reality back in focus US-China trade tensions may be lingering and the economic growth outlook may look overcast. Yet, we believe that the digitalization trend, which is the foundation of our Supertrend “Technology at the service of humans,“ will continue. In this context, we expect the virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) investment theme to regain prominence this year after having been under the radar for some time. AAUC Equity Research Dept - Telecom / Information Technology The “Technology at the service of humans” Supertrend focuses on the continued expansion of digitalization into almost all areas of life in the form of smart homes, smart industries and smart cities. As enterprises and consumers invest in and consume more and more digital infrastructure, devices and services, we believe the trend should prove to be an attractive source of investment outperformance over time. In particular, we believe that it will continue even in a global economic slowdown. Entering a new phase We expect our sub-theme “Virtual reality and augmented reality” to enter a new phase, which could see it move back into investors’ focus. In our view, 2018 could be described as a pilot phase for enterprises across different industries to explore the AR technology extensively and recognize its value. According to consulting firm Digi-Capital, venture capital investments in VR/AR amounted to USD 7.2 bn between Q4 2017 and Q3 2018, USD 4 bn of which were invested in computer vision/AR technology. Benefits for consumers and enterprises Large technology companies including Apple and Alphabet (Google) are encouraging AR app development by providing development platforms such as ARKit and ARCore. This should result in substantial growth in the consumer AR segment. In addition, the addressable AR-compatible smartphone user base is growing, reaching 762 million users as of July 2018 (source: ARtillery Intelligence). In the enterprise business, we expect AR to become a major driver of maintenance technology, for instance. Private companies such as DAQRI, Upskill or Worklink already offer different ways for technicians, engineers and mechaniAAUC to use AR to maintain facilities, repair an asset, provide real-time guidance to complete tasks or discover asset information. Companies that have already implemented such AR productivity. Hence, we remain optimistic that the VR/AR market will continue to grow. VR/AR market likely to post continuous growth Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
  9. Confident in moderate growth tilt After the Q4 sell-off that reflected deteriorating liquidity and economic conditions, we see more room for equities to rebound, as reasonable valuations and dovish central banks should support risk sentiment. Global economic growth is set to slow in 2019 as manufacturing activity continues to weaken. Yet with labor markets expected to be resilient and support consumption, we do not see the recent drop in soft economic data as a sign of an imminent recession. AAUC Global Investment Strategy & Research On the heels of recently weaker macro data, we expect the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to pause its hiking cycle in the first half of this year, providing relief to liquidity conditions and financial markets. In this context, we expect stock markets to recover further, supported by more realistic valuations. While US equities have led the rebound, we prefer to express our constructive view via our relatively pro-growth sector mix. Among our preferred sectors, energy appears most attractively valued. In our regional allocation, we stick to our preference for emerging markets (EM), which were more resilient in the last sell-off. They should benefit from an improvement in US-China trade relations and the stabilization in EM growth dynamiAAUC we expect for 2019. Supertrends: Virtual and augmented reality back in focus Given the challenging global growth outlook and the earnings warning from Apple, IT lagged in the recent recovery. Still, the sector should structurally benefit as digitalization continues to expand into almost all areas of life. In our Supertrend “Technology at the service of humans,” we expect the sub-theme “Virtual and augmented reality” to regain prominence. Venture capital investments have surged in this area and new development platforms at larger technology companies should, in our view, result in substantial growth. No longer negative on investment grade credits In fixed income, we see the risk of a significant increase in government bond yields as more limited in H1. This is also the case in EUR and CHF, where we now have a neutral duration view. With investment grade (IG) spreads having widened considerably in 2018, we no longer see IG corporate bonds as underperforming. We retain our preference for a mix of core government and emerging market bonds. Tactically positive on oil but neutral on overall commodities In alternative investments, we remain cautious on real estate, but see less downside potential after the December correction. Our neutral EUR bond yield outlook reinforces our preference for Eurozone real estate. In commodities, we expect oil to rebound should OPEC and Russia implement the promised supply cuts starting this month. At the same time, we have neutralized our previously positive commodity view in light of persistent growth concerns. EM currencies set to rally further, GBP still undervalued With the Fed adopting a more market-friendly tone and Fed rate hikes entirely priced out for 2019, the USD weakened across the board. As the repricing in short-term US rates may have gone too far, further USD softness should be more limited. At the same time, the fundamental undervaluation of our EM basket and attractive interest rate differentials should support the recovery of EM FX. Finally, GBP valuations remain very attractive. We expect the currency to recover. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
  10. Slower growth in 2019 After a year of strong growth, investors are pricing in slower growth in 2019 as industrial production falls. We expect the growth slowdown to be focused in the first half of the year, followed by a pick-up by year-end. Labor markets remain resilient. Despite an apparent easing of trade tensions, tariffs remain a risk to growth and also have longer-term ramifications. James P Sweeney Chief Economist and Regional CIO Americas We expect 2019 to fit a pattern that has recurred often in recent decades: slow global industrial production growth roils markets but leaves developed market unemployment rates, inflation and corporate default rates largely unaffected. The manufacturing slowdown and associated financial volatility is likely to be focused in the first half of the year. Business surveys have recently fallen in the USA, China and Europe. We expect further manufacturing weakness as the global economy faces headwinds from tighter financial conditions, lower commodity prices and ongoing trade tensions. The major central banks will likely remain inactive in H1 as a result. However, by year-end we think global growth will be back on track. We expect the US Federal Reserve to hike rates twice in the second half of the year and the European Central Bank to begin raising rates in Q3. Resilient labor markets Labor market resilience will cut two ways. By maintaining stable consumption, it will help to prevent recessions in the USA and Eurozone, but will also create headaches for businesses due to shrinking margins. Steady labor markets will prompt policy tightening when short-term financial conditions and cyclical data allow it. The combination of weak manufacturing data and tight labor markets is already proving to be very difficult for many investment managers. Trade tensions likely to persist Tariff fears remain a risk to growth in 2019. Last year ended with a short-term truce on US-China tariffs, but the topic will be revisited and a wide range of outcomes is possible. US trade policy extends beyond the bilateral link to China. The USA could threaten other large economies with auto tariffs, which would contribute to cautious investment behavior. Geopolitical tensions are masquerading as trade tensions, as the USA’s focus on bilateral trade balances has led to questioning of global supply chains, especially in the technology sector. At stake ultimately is who will have leading roles in strategic technologies such as telecommunications equipment, microprocessors, self-driving vehicles and artificial intelligence. Taking a longer-term view Still, the trade and technology tensions are unlikely to lead to a major collapse in manufacturing that lasts through 2019 and beyond. We expect that once the 2019 global industrial production slump ends, a global economic rebound will occur, perhaps coinciding with calendar year 2020, which consensus now widely expects to be a US recession year. Now is a good time to carefully separate short, medium, and long-term forces. In the near term, we foresee a manufacturing slump. In the medium term, we expect an economic recovery amid tight labor markets and rising interest rates. It is only farther out that we foresee rising fiscal troubles and an all-new strategic landscape as new technologies and changing national and geo-political forces change the distribution of global influence. Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
  11. Andy Blignaut

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  12. We need to be very wise when it comes to making investments, as there is no way we could let down the guard. I keep myself into multiple investments to have things in order. I like investing with Lending platforms, which is bit trending like thing as of now. But the selection is something where things are entirely dependent upon. So, if that is not right then we will very rarely be able to see worthy results, so that’s where we need to focus on.
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    You have to be extremely careful when it comes to the development aspect, as there’s just no way could you be able to extract best results without having decent awareness of it. So, I suggest you to look at this Cryptolink site, where they have specific section for Blockchain Development part, so it could be very useful to give the info you need and can help you with getting the direction right. But of course, it all got to be done with very careful way.
  14. As cryptocurrencies tend to rise in popularity, most online gambling sites have taken the advantage of accommodating a new form of payment. Today, whatever kind of activity you previously enjoyed without using cryptocurrency can be enjoyed. While there are cryptocurrency platforms working with most gambling sites, some have restrictions in the coin being offered. Additionally, these platforms focus on making profits without considering the users. Because of this, Folex is building a platform that gives users the ability to gamble using cryptocurrency while receiving a reward from the platform as well. The reward system is undertaken in a transparent manner for uses within the platform. Features of the Folex.io Platform • Gambling – The Folex platform allows its users to take part in a real online gambling environment. It offers its users the opportunity to play the famous American Roulette. If you have never experience gambling with cryptocurrency, then you have everything required to explain it to others. Gambling with cryptocurrency is now a reality through the Folex.io platform. • FLX-Token – The platform doesn’t depend on other cryptocurrencies in order to enjoy gambling. The folexcoin is the security token used within the platform and combines with KYC/AML for maximum security. Additionally, it serves as a means through which users can use in participating within the platform as far as they are token holders. • Pooling – This feature is something that attracts most investors as it offers them the possibility of participating in various master nodes with little investments to increase their investment in the future. • Reward – Unlike most cryptocurrency platform, the Folex.io platform offers a point system to all users in its league system. Furthermore, users with folexcoin can receive a reward in these shares. It does not matter if they haven’t made it to any of the coveted leagues. Details of the Token The token FLX supply available is 75,000,000 with 50 percent up for sales. The initial exchange offering or token price of the Folex coin is $0.10 whereas the early investor program (SAFT) and SAFT minimum investment are $0.06 and $1,000 respectively. Although there are plans to add other currency in the platform, the acceptable currencies for SAFT are TUSD, ETH, and BTC. There is a hard cap of $3,600,000 for the FLX token. The FLX token is freely tradable on the folex.io platform for all users. FOLEX League Reward System The Folex reward system comprises of 4 leagues each including 100 users with gamblers, traders, and shareholders having the same opportunity to compete. To make the system fair for all users, it uses a point system to help determine who can hold their own against their fellow players before being crowned the “Champion of Flex.” There is also the likelihood of ascending and descending in the league standing. Remarkably, because of the coins 100 percent reward on volume generated, shareholders don’t have to get into the coveted leagues. Interestingly, even if you don’t reach the coveted league, you get rewarded proportionately for your Folex token. The platform isn't just focused on making profits but also giving users what they deserve. There is also the “offline staking” that makes it possible for users to transfer their Folex tokens into their own wallet. With this, they still have the chance of participating in the reward system. All that is required is for the user to register his or her wallet address on the exchange platform and continue with the reward system. In addition, the rewards are credited to the users account on the exchange. To ensure everything regarding the reward system is transparent, the exchange schedule when the reward will be available. The reward is available for distribution every Sunday at 12:00 pm UTC. During this distribution, users may descend or ascent in the league while the collected points of all users within the platform is reset. In order words, a new season begins! Concerning the trading fees, when a user clicks on the “Pay Fees with FLX”, they are given a 50% discount on taker and maker fees for trading. Benefits for Shareholders When you consider the number of cryptocurrency coin launching, you may be considering why buy the FLX security Token? Well, it is important to inform you that this unique platform comes with a 100 percent sharing ratio to its users. What this means is that 100 percent of trading fees generated will be rewarded back to all shareholders, which comes in the form of coins. Another benefit you get as a shareholding in the platform includes: • Unique cryptocurrency distribution model • Gambling with the FLX coin • Preventing money laundering and crime • Earning passive income by multiplying your coins • Paying half fees with FLX How can one get involved? To ensure that its users aren’t left out of its platform, Folex has its Telegram group where they can get the latest information concerning the platform. With the Folex Official and Folex Chat group, users can stay informed on upcoming news and event regarding the platform. To be part of the Folex.io platform, you have to invest in the platform. The Folex exchange platform is scheduled to be launched on March 15, 2019, with various coins including in the exchange. You can also follow our various social media platforms to keep yourself updated on the current trends as it relates to FOLEX. Be part of this unique crypto exchange and participate in its success today! You can also get further details below from their official sources: Official Website: https://www.folex.io/ Telegram Channel: https://t.me/folex_official Telegram Group: https://t.me/folexchat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folexofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/folex_official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FolexOfficial
  15. Ready to catch growth tailwinds A disappointing December for financial markets capped off a challenging 2018. We are optimistic that risk assets will find their footing in coming months. AAUC ASSETS ALLOCATION DEPT. In December, financial markets were once again stuck in reverse as concerns about slower economic growth scared off investors. We saw this pattern throughout the year as fears overshadowed opportunities. In the end, 2018 proved to be a record year – but not in a good way: more than 90% of asset classes (in USD) generated negative returns in 2018; and December returns for the US benchmark S&P 500 Index were the worst in nearly 90 years. Markets lose their way This outcome was not what we had anticipated at the start of 2018 when we believed that risk assets would do well in light of the strong global economy. But concerns about tightening monetary policy and the evolving US-China trade war, among other factors, set financial markets on a different course. In our mandates, we responded with measures aimed at increasing stability and reducing risk. Dead end In December, our multi-asset class mandates broadly recorded a negative absolute performance in CHF, USD, EUR and GBP-referenced portfolios. Our fixed-income strategies fared best, while equities had a more challenging month, with US and Japanese markets hardest hit by December’s sell-off. Equities in emerging markets (EM), in contrast, recorded smaller declines. Within fixed income, bond prices benefited from the decreasing and flattening of yield curves. Time for a restart Going into 2019, we are optimistic that risk assets will find their footing in coming months – the year got off to a good start. While global economic growth is expected to slow from 2018 levels, the risk of recession still appears unlikely, in our view. We continue to believe that the most effective way to protect investments from short-term disturbances is to stay invested in a well-diversified multi-asset class mandate. In line with the AAUC House View, we continue to keep a small overweight position in global equities in our mandates, including EM as we believe they currently have the largest relative performance potential given their low valuations. In fixed income, we are slightly underweight in absolute terms. We have a neutral duration stance in US and UK government bonds, and have recently increased our short duration view in EUR, CHF and JPY government bonds to neutral as well given the slowing, we have increased our holding in investment-grade bonds to neutral. Our preferred fixed-income segments are EM local and hard currency bonds. S&P 500 Index returns since 1946: Top 5 December declines/gains Important Information: This part of the material: (i) aims to provide macro-market commentary; (ii) does not contain any statements or advice in relation to any specific marketable security or financial product; and (iii) does not take into account your personal circumstances and should not be treated as any form of regulated financial advice, legal, tax or other regulated service.
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