Friday, January 28, 2022

Predict 15 Markets and Win Phones and Cash

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Category 1: PredictMag Prophets



Predict 15 successive markets correctly. Everybody who does this will win the prizes above. The profits you make from those successful predictions are also yours by default.


You can choose your markets from any of our categories, but you have to get 15 predictions correct one after the other without a break. You can stake any amount you like, per prediction. If you choose more than one answer in a trade and you get one wrong, you do not qualify. To qualify, there must never be a wrong answer in each of the 15 consecutive trades you choose.


Voided trades will not be counted for you or against you. You will send a screenshot of your historical trades if you qualify. Then we will contact you to give you your prize(s).  You will become one of PredicMag Prophets. and we will use your testimony for promotional purposes.



Category 2: PredictMag Oracles



You must have won the prize in Category 1 before. Then if you repeat the same thing anytime, and by making 15 straight predictions without a single loss (predict another 15 markets consecutively, successfully), you will get a nice, high quality Android phone, plus N100,000 cash.


The rules for Category 1 also applies, but the difference is that you repeat it the second time, hence another Android phone, plus N100,000 cash.


What more?

If you qualified for Category 2, you will be listed as one of our featured PredictMag Oracles.


How to collect the prizes

You will come to our office in person to collect your smart phone or send somebody with a valid ID card to collect it on your behalf (the person’s picture and ID card image would be previously sent to us by you). The cash will be transferred electronically to your personal account.


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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

How Not to Get Crypto Scammed

One danger of having a large social media following is that your account gets poached. It’s happened a dozen times to me, on every platform. Fake Jeffrey Tuckers have routinely popped up on Twitter and Facebook. I have to waste time getting the accounts disabled.


A particularly bad platform for fakes is Instagram. I’ve racked up quite a number of followers there, even though I rarely use it. That makes me a target. Someone can easily set up an account with my image and name, just using a slight variation, and then they can contact the people who follow me. They can block my own account so that I never know they exist.


This happened to me at some point last fall. I knew nothing about it. I rarely check in to that account, so when I did I found dozens of notes to me saying that they would like to follow up on my Bitcoin investment idea.




Huh? I would never private message anyone with an investment idea. That’s completely nuts, and probably comes close to illegality. I would never do it. Utterly crazy. Why did people believe that I would? A certain degree of gullibility I suppose.


In any case, after months of exasperation with this nonsense I finally did what I should have done in the first place. I reported the fake account with proof that I am who I am and not the guy who is pretending to be me. After a week or so, they finally got rid of the fake. Good.


In the meantime, I do wonder how many people got scammed in my name. I do not know. What I find incredible is that anyone would go for it. And yet smart people do. They find someone they trust — not knowing it is a fake — and go for the promise of high earnings.


I do not know the nature of the scam, but I’m guessing that it followed the usual path. Send Bitcoins right away. They will be invested with people who need money. These investments will pay big returns. Then the company will send back my crypto with lots of new earnings.


I’m rich!


It never works. What happens is that you send your crypto to someone and they disappear. There is absolutely no legal way to get the money back. As I’ve explained repeatedly, the glory and the danger of crypto is the speed of settlement. When you move coins from your wallet to someone else’s wallet, the property is transferred. Period. You cannot get it back. In this way, crypto is very different from a trust-based system like banks and credit cards. The property moves without an intermediary (unless you are using an exchange).


Rules for Scam Avoidance


It seems more than obvious. I shouldn’t have to say it. But given the number of people who bought into this, I will say it. Never ever engage with anyone on social media concerning some crypto investment idea. It is a guaranteed scam. Even if you think you know the person. Do not answer and do not bite. Do not denounce the person. Just apply an immediate block or simply ignore it. Period. No exceptions.


That’s the first rule of avoiding scams.


There are others. I went to my old friend, a trusted source of all such matters, a man who runs TheBitcoinConsultancy, and a brilliant observer of the industry, and he offered a valuable look at some other tips for avoiding rackets. He puts this in the form of 5 solid questions to ask before getting involved.


1: Does this project have a legitimate profit model? There are plenty of ways to make money in crypto: mining, lending, holding, and trading. There are many illegitimate ways and they are rather obvious if you look carefully at them. Any legitimate Centralized Finance (CeFi) company will disclose its business model. A Decentralized Finance company will too but they are not as easy to check, and this is by design. But you should be able to verify its legitimacy with a white paper and other sources online that verify opportunities.


2: Is this project feasible and sustainable? My friend gives the example of many tokens out there that are designed for particular niches, such as buying prescriptions online or gaming. If the project is too niche, it has no possibility of scaling. It is very likely a pump and dump, just something to arouse naive interest before the coin disappears. It seems amazing to me that people are still falling for such nonsense, but that’s where we are.


3: Does this project have independent verification or third-party certification? There are very few legal ways in which crypto companies are allowed to trade your money. They must be registered if they do so, and this is an arduous process. Very few companies end up jumping through all the regulatory hoops. You can verify this with FINRA, SIPC, or the SEC. These companies are simply not allowed to advertise their services, via instant messaging or pushes on social media. No hedge fund is allowed to do that. If someone is, it is likely a scam. In addition, the crypto industry itself has its own verifications at


4: Can you independently verify this token or platform? Always check new tokens with coinmarketcap or some other services that watch crypto prices. If the token is not listed or cannot be verified, run away. There are no exceptions to this rule.


5: Check out the management structure. Any legitimate company will include the names of its officers and they should be judged according to their professional reputations. Many people in this industry have ruined their reputations by getting involved, however accidentally, in companies that are not legitimate. Their names are now mud. That sounds cruel but that’s the way it is .


My friend has looked at more than 2,000 cases of crypto scams and finds that 95% have these common problems. They offer “unrealistic returns, high-pressure tactics, sales pitches via messaging platforms, no mention of fees, and lack of reputation.” If you can avoid those problems, you will avoid most rackets in this industry.


It sounds boring, but the best and safest way to earn money in this world is not by leaping on the latest fad, much less buying some non-fungible token in the art world. The best path is to buy and hold. Nothing more to it than that. There are fancy things you can do later but avoiding rackets and scams is priority number one.

Jeffrey Tucker

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Annual Forecast for S&P 500 (2022)

S&P 500 price (SPI:SP500) has already given a bearish signal, as a result of the formation in the chart. The bearishness in this month of January is considerable enough and it may end the bullishness that was experienced most of last year.


Price is currently below the lower Trendline and it has closed below it. The RSI period 14 has also slipped below the level 40, intending to go further lower.


The only scenario that would render this bearish outlook invalid is a situation in which price closes above the lower Trendline, and that is not going to happen anytime soon. It is even expected that the RSI period 14 would go into the oversold territory.


The outlook on S&P 500 is thus bearish for this year and the support levels at 4500.00, 4400.00 and 4300.00. will be breached before the end of this year.



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Annual Forecast for Alphabet Inc. (2022)

Alphabet Inc. market (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been experiencing a bearish correction since December 2021, until now. It is expected that the downward trend will continue, especially in case the condition mentioned below is fulfilled.


4 EMAs are used for this analysis and they are EMAs 10, 20, 50, and 200. The color that stands for each EMA is shown at the top left part of the chart.


The EMAs 10, 20 and 50 have already started sloping downwards, and the only defence for bulls is the EMA 200. Once price crosses the EMA 200 to the downside, then price would be expected to drop further. Otherwise, a bounce would occur from here.


Actually, GOOG has the probability of testing the demand zones at 2700.00, 2600.00 and 2500.00 this year.


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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Why doesn’t Nigeria honor D.O. Fagunwa?


When Nigerian literary giants are brought up in conversations and publications, it is usual for Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri, Buchi Emecheta and even Chimamanda Adichie’s names to come up more often.


One name that is often conspicuously missing in the all-time greats’ list is D.O. Fagunwa.


The man, Fagunwa


Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa, a native of Oke-Igbo in Ondo State who was relatively unknown until his first book, Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole, first hit the shelves in 1938, was a special breed. He was born to the family of Joshua Akintunde Fagunwa and Rachel Osunyomi Fagunwa in 1903, and had his education at St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo, and St. Andrew’s College, Oyo. He would later become a teacher himself.


Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole, which told the story of seven brave hunters in the deep forests occupied by evil spirits, immediately became a bestseller, gaining recognition across different continents. In the book, Fagunwa wrote as if he had deep conversations with the gods and evil spirits in the thick forests of Yorubaland, and led many to believe in the powers of the forces that can’t be seen with the naked eye. This was despite his strict Christian background (his mother and father held high positions in the church).


In one of the chapters, he wrote about a demonic newborn child, Ajantala, who spoke on the day he was born and gave priests and guests that gathered at his christening the beating of their lives.


Fagunwa’s second book, Igbo Olodumare published in 1949, was even more well received across the world. The book has been translated in over 40 languages. His vivid but unusual storytelling style quickly earned him a moniker as ‘Nigeria’s Shakespeare’.


The books, which were the first to introduce Heinemann publishing company to the literary community in Nigeria, immediately became highly recommended in classrooms across all levels of western education, and were adapted for plays by numerous theatre groups.


By the time Fagunwa published his three other critically acclaimed books – Ireke Onibudo (1949), Irinkerindo ninu Igbo Elegbeje (1954), and Adiitu Olodumare (1961), he had become a spirit in the minds of his hometown locals and a section of the people that read him across the world.


Fagunwa’s mysterious death


It was why many locals found it hard to believe that he died under natural circumstances when he drowned in a river on December 7, 1963. Surely, the gods and evil spirits must have had a hand in his death, they believed. Some even believed Fagunwa was swallowed by the snake with a human head he so gleefully wrote about in Igbo Olodumare.


But he had drowned while waiting to take the ferry on his way home from an assignment in the Northern part of the country, where he had gone to advertise Heinemann books to schools and also search for great writers like him.


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His wife, Mrs Elizabeth Adebanke Fagunwa who died in 2018 at age 85, told Tribune in 2017, “James (Fagunwa’s driver) said the canoe turned upside down and covered him, he shouted for help and people came to rescue him but Fagunwa was nowhere to be found. While the people were still searching for Fagunwa in the river, a message was sent to Ibadan about the incident but I still had the belief that he would be brought home alive because he was a great swimmer but to my surprise, he never came home alive.”


On the third day after his disappearance, Fagunwa’s lifeless body was found floating at the exact spot where he drowned.


“What surprised us is that he had his shoes on, with his cloth intact as well as his cap and had his pair of glasses firmly in his hand. This was told by people who saw him at the river and people who saw his corpse when he was brought home,” Fagunwa’s widow, who was barely 31 at the time of his death but never remarried, said in the interview.


Fagunwa was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1959 and in 1965, two years after his death, was awarded the Margaret Wrong Prize. His tombstone remains at St. Luke’s Anglican Church cemetery, Oke Igbo, where he was buried on December 10, 1963.


When conversations about the greatest Nigerian writers are had, it is only right that D.O Fagunwa’s name appears at the very top of the list. – Attributed



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Annual Forecast for Gulf Keystone (2022)

Gulf Keystone shares (LSE:GKP) are currently going upwards, following the bearish movement that happened in November and December 2021. There is a new bullish signal in the market.


Price is now above the EMA 21, and the William’s % Range period 20 is sloping upwards, and it is currently in the overbought region. This is not a sell signal – it is rather a buy signal. Because any bearish corrections along the way would be temporary as price resumes going further north.


The bullish signal in the market is nascent and still has much more room to go. Price may reach the distribution zones at 220.00, 240.00 and 260.00 before the end of this year, as the outlook on GKP is bullish for this year.  Those targets even have high chances of being exceeded this year, as bulls get more and more powerful.



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Annual Forecast for Meta Platforms (2022)

Meta Platforms stock (NASDAQ:FB) is a choppy market. Recent price action shows trendlessness, but it may go out of balance soon, resulting in a prolonged directional movement. 


The ADX period 14 is below the level 20, which means there is less momentum in the market right now. The DM- is below the DM+, which means bears have more strength than bulls.

The MACD default parameters has its histogram below the zero line, while its signal lines are also almost crossing the zero line to the downside. There is nearly a Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market, especially in the short-term.

This means this year, the possibility of price going downwards is higher than its possibility of going upwards. Thus when FB breaks out strongly, eventually, it would most probably favor sellers.


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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Discontinuation of Alexa trades at PredictMag

Hi Users:


Will stay strictly below 2900 in Alexa global ranking at the end of Friday, March 31, 2022?


Will stay strictly below 35 in Alexa global ranking at the end of Friday, December 31, 2021?


Trades like the above will no longer be made available on Predictmag.




If you go to and check their homepage, you will see the notice below:


“End of Service Notice


Twenty five years ago we founded Alexa Internet. After more than two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience, we will be retiring on May 1, 2022. Thank you for making us your go-to resource for content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and so much more.” - Alexa


Right now, Alexa can no longer be used for what it was once used for.  Therefore, we would stop all Alexa rankings trades on Predictmag.


But there are lots more interesting trades/questions that can bring nice profits to you, especially, trades for AFCON.  Those are the hot trades for now.


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