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  • Volkswagen shares plunge nearly 20% over falsifying emissions data
  • Yesterday, shares in Volkswagen fell almost 20% after reports emerged the car maker had falsified its emissions data. This is the largest fall in the company's share price in one day. Today, shares continue to slide. So what's going on? Let's take a closer look… Volkswagen used software to dupe emissions tests On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • If you want to buy gold, what about investing in gold stocks?
  • If you want exposure to gold, but you're not interested in owning the yellow metal directly, you could invest in gold mining companies. When the gold price does well, these companies also tend to perform as their profits rise. But when the gold price falls, they suffer. So is investing in gold stocks a good idea? And what are you options? Read on to find out… The different types o... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • Shares in SABMiller soar over 20% on the back of news of a takeover
  • Yesterday, shares in SABMiller took off after news that Anheuser-Busch InBev were entering takeover talks with the brewer. A merger of the two companies would result in the formation of the biggest brewer in the world. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… A merger between SABMiller and AB InBev would create the world’s largest beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev, currently t... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • News of Truworths on the acquisition trail again sends its shares higher
  • Yesterday, Truworths International announced that it was looking into the potential acquisition of a UK shoe retailer. Shares in the company soared higher on the news. If this acquisition goes through it would add to two others the company made earlier in the year. Let's take a closer look at the potential deal… Truworths are in talks about buying Office Early yesterday mornin... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • What's behind the plunge in Mr Price shares?
  • Yesterday, shares in retailer Mr Price Group fell over 13%. The company released its trading update for the 21 weeks to 22 August. The update showed that Mr Price was struggling to grow sales. So why is Mr Price finding it difficult to continue to grow at its previous pace? Let's take a closer look at what the trading update revealed… Mr Price is down 12% in 2015 Shares in Mr ... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • As the medical marijuana sector gains momentum in the US, will SA follow?
  • Last year, there was a big change to legislation in numerous states in the US. Colorado was the first to bring in the legalisation of medical marijuana. This may come as a surprise if you weren't aware of this development, but the US government benefits in the forms of taxes. Plus, people suffering from a host of chronic illnesses also benefit from it. So what are the benefits of medical mar... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • Africa's untapped potential is hungry for investors, today Here's how you can profit…
  • When you think of Africa, the first thing that may come to your mind is disease, war and riddled with poverty. However, there's a more attractive side to Africa that you need to know about… • Africa's economic growth is set to grow close to 5%. • African consumers will have over $1 trillion spending power by 2020. • African countries will spend over $90 billion a year upgrading IT... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • Global stock markets plunge as panic sets in over China
  • Since the markets in the Middle East opened yesterday, global stock markets have been going in one direction: Sharply down. Investors are selling off holdings as concerns grow over what lies in store for the Chinese economy. This morning, Asian stock markets closed down in excess of 5%. So what is all the panic about? Let's take a closer look… Asian stock markets fell hard A... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Five ways to find potentially profitable biotech stocks
  • The biotech sector is booming. The quest for finding new medicines and drugs to deal with the world's ageing population and ailments is growing. If you want to invest in the booming biotech sector, you need to look to the US. Here you'll find a plethora of potential profitable investment opportunities. So what should you look for to uncover great biotech stocks? Read on to find out…... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • Shares in Massmart take a heavy knock as earnings tumble
  • Early this morning, Massmart released a trading statement covering the six months to the end of June. The retailer warned of a large fall in profits for its coming results. Once the market opened, this led its shares to plunge in value. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Massmart’s earnings could be as much as 30% lower Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] revealed its earnings... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • About the company: Group Five Ltd [JSE:GRF]
  • Group Five is a construction, materials and infrastructure investment company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Group Five Limited Short name: Group 5 Ticker: GRF Sector: Construction & materials – construction & materials Five top facts about Group Five Fact #1: Group Five employs over 10,000 people across its operations in over 20 count... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • About the company: Investec Property Fund Ltd [JSE:IPF]
  • Investec Property Fund is a real estate investment trust. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Investec Property Fund Limited Short name: InvProp Ticker: IPF Sector: Real estate – real estate investment trusts Five top facts about Investec Property Fund Fact #1: Investec Property Fund is part of the Investec group of offerings. The company in... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • About the company: Clientele Ltd [JSE:CLI]
  • Clientèle is primarily a life insurance provider, but the company also provides a number of other financial services products. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Clientèle Limited Short name: Clientele Ticker: CLI Sector: Insurance – life insurance Five top facts about Clientèle Fact #1: Clientèle is a financial services provider employ... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]


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