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Fitbit’s recent acquisition by Google has produced its best fitness tracker yet. The Charge 5 is the first in the range to include a gorgeous colour OLED screen along with its usual run of GPS and tracking features.  Stuff publisher-in-chief, Toby Shapshak unboxes the Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker. It joins the powerful Charge series as the first to feature a bright colour OLED display. That doesn’t mean it skimps on health and fitness features, however. It brings Fitbit’s powerful software and health features to the all-new design. Watch the full unboxing, and our first impressions in the video below:…

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While we have seen a recent pullback in the crypto market, the phrase that continues to ring true is: ”It’s not about timing the market but rather time in the market”.  This couldn’t be truer for Bitcoin itself, with even the worst possible buy-in Bitcoin generating a minimum return of +27% per year. But this only applies if you held it over a 5 year period. This equates to a +230% return over those 5 years — showing the true power of long term investing. This article aims to help you cut out the noise and see through the short…

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Time in the market beats timing the market The recent talk on the street is that we’re entering a bear market. While everyone is consumed with FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt), this article looks to cut through the noise and propose 4 data-driven reasons why this market is anything but dead. The simple fact of the matter is that FUD is born out of traders and the media. They push a narrative that fits them. However, the easiest way to block the noise is to think like an investor, not a trader. Investors have a long-term time frame and don’t…

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Regardless of bull or bear markets, Bitcoin has returned over +27% a year for any 5 year period in its history.  On Wednesday the 5th of January, the US Federal Reserve released the public minutes of its Federal Open Market Committee meeting that was held in December.  Shortly after the release of these minutes, Bitcoin slid from $47 000 to $42 000 (more than -10%). With Bitcoin now over -40% off its highs, many are asking where to next? But why did this happen, and why should we, as investors, care about the US Federal reserve?  To understand the why,…

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Following the flurry of the festive season, the New Year is an excellent time to restart, realign and prioritise. That’s why many have already lined up some New Year’s resolutions – planning on joining a gym, spending more time with family, or looking for a new career path. Whatever you wish for yourself, whichever goal you’re writing down in big bold letters; there is one common denominator – an element that connects it all – and that is You!  ‘Your health is your wealth’– a proverb that has become more important than ever over the past two years and definitely…

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A pitfall that many first-time investors fall into is underestimating the importance of filtering the information that they pay attention to. In the wild world of crypto, this challenge is made all the more difficult by the sheer volume of media coverage, and the fact that any significant price movement invariably triggers a speculative media storm.   Amidst the deluge of often conflicting messages, how can a new investor differentiate between media hype and information that should define their investment strategy? The crypto community’s answer (as is often the case) is an acronym: DYOR.  Do Your Own Research has come to…

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As we move into the new year, you may be wondering how the crypto market will develop in the coming years. Is it “too late” to be investing in this new world? If not, then how do you go about picking a winner? Before deciding if it is too late, let’s take a look at a quick recap of 2021. 2021 was the year of institutional interest and global adoption. As clear as a bell to those who pay attention – the tides of institutional adoption started to shift in 2021. What was once a “don’t touch” sector for the…

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2021 was a year of unprecedented growth and unexpected developments in the world of crypto. With progress made and new possibilities unlocked on so many different fronts, it’s difficult to predict which aspects of the crypto scene will become the big talking points of 2022. That said, two trends have gained so much momentum throughout 2021 that it’s almost impossible that they won’t play a big part in defining the direction of crypto as a whole in 2022. In part 1 of this series, we looked at the NFT explosion, which has created over $15 billion in turnover across all…

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2021 was a year of unprecedented growth and unexpected developments in the world of crypto. With all the progress made and multiple new possibilities unlocked, it’s difficult to predict which aspects of the crypto scene will become the big talking points of 2022. That said, two trends have gained so much momentum throughout 2021 that it’s almost impossible that they won’t play a defining part in the direction that crypto will take in 2022. In this 2-part series, we take a look at these trends. NFTs will not be ignored. It’s incredible to think about how significantly the NFT…

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Welcome to part 2 of our analysis of the 2021 crypto year in review. In part 1, we looked at some of the reasons why altcoins stole the limelight more than ever this year. We also considered that, despite the meteoric growth cryptos like SOL (+14 000%), and BNB (+1 500%) experienced, not even heavyweight Ethereum is yet to come close to challenging big brother Bitcoin’s top spot in market cap. As such, the original cryptocurrency remains synonymous with crypto as a whole in the minds of many investors. Even though we’ve seen Bitcoin dominance reach all-time lows in the…

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