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  • Beware: This worrying trend could destroy your wealth in 2018
  • Beware: This worrying trend could destroy your wealth in 2018
    In just a couple of days, around R183 billion was wiped off Steinhoff's market cap. The company's shares have lost over 80%. CEO Markus Jooste resigned with immediate effect. Investors, asset managers and fund managers lost a fortune! So what exactly happened? "Steinhoff has involved itself in some shady dealings which involves accounting irregularities and overstating profits.” ... ››› Read more
  • [11 December 2017]
  • Nine years upside: Time to lock in some of those gains?
  • Nine years upside: Time to lock in some of those gains?
    As we head to the end of 2017, we are approaching the nine year anniversary of the current bull market. If nine years seems like a long time, you are correct: It is. This is the second longest bull market in history and counting. Most stock indices are at all-time highs and many investors are currently sitting on massive gains in their portfolios. At the same time risks are rising. We have... ››› Read more
  • [07 December 2017]
  • How we used Spar to bag a hefty 28.33% gain in just 2 days!
  • How we used Spar to bag a hefty 28.33% gain in just 2 days!
    A big factor in South African markets over the past few months has been the volatility, and my research indicated the retail share profits would jump. To me this indicated a profit opportunity. If the market was about to rise, then why not play according to those rules? In mid November we had an opportunity to get into a real quality offering stock. BREAKTHROUGH: Do not make any commi... ››› Read more
  • [07 December 2017]
  • Cyril Ramaphosa's support is growing, spurring a rand rally
  • Cyril Ramaphosa's support is growing, spurring a rand rally
    According to a poll by Kantar Public, Cyril Ramaphosa's support as next ANC president rose to 43% in November from 36% in August. He is also leading the nominations, Ramaphosa has an over 500 branch lead. A lot can still happen in the next few weeks, so, watch this space. As the saying goes, plan for the worst, hope for the best. Additional tail winds for a global rally is the traction being m... ››› Read more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • Have we discovered the future of money?
  • Have we discovered the future of money?
    Did you know that the story of money is older than civilisation itself? That's right. Money is an “innovation” that's older than the wheel and, as old as fire. Originally when humans wanted to trade outside their tribe or villages, they needed something that everyone agreed had value. Something that was accessible. Enter “commodity money”. There were many kinds of commodity... ››› Read more
  • [06 December 2017]
  • South Africa gets downgraded and the Rand strengthens - what's going on?
  • South Africa gets downgraded and the Rand strengthens - what's going on?
    On Friday 24 November S&P downgraded South Africa's long term local government bonds to junk rating. The problem according to S&P is that government in recent years have focused merely on the distribution of income, instead of trying to grow our income… “As a consequence, South Africa’s economy has stagnated and external competitiveness has eroded. We expect that offsetting fiscal m... ››› Read more
  • [29 November 2017]
  • Complete downgrade averted as Moody's gives SA one last shot - with one to buy
  • Complete downgrade averted as Moody's gives SA one last shot - with one to buy
    Last week South Africa side stepped the exclusion from the World Government Bond Index, as Moody's didn't downgrade its local currency. Instead, Moody's placed South Africa on Credit Watch. This is a period of up to 90 days where it critically evaluates any material changes and can downgrade SA at any-time. S&P downgraded SA, which sparked panicked selling of the rand after the JSE closed, but... ››› Read more
  • [28 November 2017]

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