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  • Trumpoline stock to buy right now…
  • It's been a tough few years for the construction industry but now that Donald Trump is president of the United States things are starting to look up. The Trump presidency is turning out to be very bullish for the equity markets and especially the construction sector which will be helped by the new fiscal policy stance. Today's FTSE 100 stock has been touted as a potential beneficiary from an... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • About the company: Raubex Group Ltd [JSE:RBX]
  • Raubex Group is a company focusing on heavy engineering, with a strong focus on infrastructure. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…   Full name: Raubex Group Limited Short name: Raubex Ticker: RBX Sector: Construction & materials – construction & materials   Five top facts about Raubex Group   Fact #1: Raubex Group employs aro... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • One of my favourite shares just got even more attractive!
  • When Afrimat listed in 2006, it focused only on building materials. Had it remained this way, it would have been in big trouble. However, early diversification let it supply contractors working on large infrastructure projects. And during the financial crisis and the subsequent recession, it chose to diversify further, with less reliance on government infrastructure spending. The company did... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • Use this ratio to help you find the best shares to buy
  • To find the best shares to buy, you need to do your research. You want to give your cash the best chance of future growth investing in shares. So how can you uncover a good investment? One common way of valuing a company is using the price earnings (PE) ratio. But the PE ratio has its flaws. Read on to find out the downfalls of the PE ratio and what you should use instead… What ... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • Optimise your profit potential by using this ratio
  • Making money from investing in shares comes down to the price you pay and the price you sell. To boost your chances of making a profit, you want to buy into shares when they're showing good value. So how can you do this? The price earnings (PE) ratio is one of the most widely used financial ratios for the job, but there's another one you can use to get a bigger picture… What is t... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • A drop of 3,000 in the number out of work hardly shifts the unemployment rate
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its quarterly labour force survey covering the third quarter of the year. The report showed a poor gain in employment numbers from July to September. Let's take a closer look at what the report revealed… Unemployment is now at 25.4% The rate of unemployment in South Africa now stands “at 25.4% of the labour force,” reports Fin24. That’s a mar... ››› more
  • [30 October 2014]
  • Three investment approaches to help you build a solid, successful portfolio
  • If you're new to investing and looking for clues on how to build a winning portfolio, where can you start? By including a few key approaches in your investing, you can improve your chances of success. With investing, the same thing doesn't work for everyone. So it's important that you hone in on what works well for you over time. Let's take a closer look at what you should include… Investment... ››› more
  • [12 May 2014]
  • How to use stock market sectors to build your investment portfolio
  • Deciding on what shares to buy isn't an easy task. You need to consider a whole host of factors when adding stocks to your investment portfolio. When investing in shares, you should look at the sectors of the different companies. Different sectors behave in different ways. And over time this can have a bearing on the performance of your portfolio. Let's have a look at the different ways sectors be... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • Acting competition commissioner revealed after porn scandal
  • Yesterday it emerged that the man at the helm of the Competitions Commission, Shan Ramburuth, had whittled away thousands of rands visiting adult sites. This led Mr Ramburuth to tender his resignation with immediate effect. The Minister for Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, replaced Mr Ramburuth with Thembinkosi Bonakele as acting competition commissioner. Let's take a closer look at what went ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2013]
  • Psst, the JSEs baby sister looks like it wants to grow up
  • If you're an investor by nature who likes to take a little bit of risk on the stock market, then it's your lucky day! The JSE has a baby sister called the Alt-X market. It consists of plenty of the small cap shares which each share has a market cap of under R1.5 billion. There are shares within this index which are set to become the next blue chip companies of the future. Since 2007, the ... ››› more
  • [18 October 2013]
  • This recovery is happening, whether you're in or not!
  • Retail shares have crashed this year, the unsecured lending bubble has popped and mining shares are going nowhere slowly as workers keep striking… With the market looking like this, what should you invest in? Well, what about the one sector making a comeback? Back in 2009 one of the largest construction companies, Murray and Robberts, was worth R50 billion. Today the WHOLE construction ... ››› more
  • [15 October 2013]
  • Some of the construction sector's woes are over as one union accepts wage offer
  • Earlier today, it emerged that one of the unions involved in the construction sector has accepted a wage deal. The Building Construction and Allied Workers' Union (BCAWU) have agreed to a wage hike of between 8% and 10%. Let's take a closer look at what's happening with the strike in the construction sector… Earlier today, the SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) said that o... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Mining Minister: A lengthy strike in the gold mining sector is bad for the economy
  • Earlier today, the Minister for Mining, Susan Shabangu warned that a lengthy strike in the mining sector would be bad for the economy. Strike action is set to begin tonight after wage talks failed. Let's have a closer look at the impact of a lengthy strike in the gold mining sector… Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mines, warned earlier today that a “protracted strike in the gold industry” will... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Murray & Roberts share price rallies 6%
  • Yesterday, Murray & Roberts released a trading update. And the market liked what it saw. The share price rose nearly 6% on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the update revealed… Construction firm, Murray & Roberts’ share price rose 5.9% yesterday, reports BDLive. This was after the company said it expects its results to show “a return to profit”. The company’s results are due ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2013]
  • The strike contagion spreads: Now it's the construction sector's turn
  • Earlier today, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said that its construction workers were preparing to down tools from Monday. This follows auto manufacturers who've been striking since Monday. And threats of strikes from the textiles sector and the mining sector. Let's have a closer look at what's going on… NUM said that “90,000 members in the construction industry would go on strike f... ››› more
  • [22 August 2013]
  • Group Five's share price surges 9.5%
  • Yesterday, Group Five surprised the market with a fantastic trading statement. It sent its share price through the roof. Let's have a closer look at what the statement revealed and why the market liked what it saw… Construction firm, Group Five, released a trading statement yesterday, which sent its share price 9.5% higher. The company expects its “headline earnings per share 145% to 165%... ››› more
  • [23 July 2013]
  • Gold miners shot for the sky, but retailers dragged the JSE back down to earth
  • Yesterday, the price of the yellow metal hit a one month high. The gold price rally was great for the miners, which closed with mighty gains. But retailers took the good out of the gold miners' day. Let's see what happened… By lunchtime yesterday, the gold price was already up 1.7%, reports Fin24, thanks to a weaker dollar. But the yellow metal is “still down more than a fifth this year”. ... ››› more
  • [23 July 2013]
  • Listening to the wrong news will destroy your investment!
  • There are two types of news. And I don't mean good news and bad news… Basing your investment decisions on the one kind of news could cost you dearly… Whatever you do, you shouldn't listen to this first kind of news. I'm talking about the news that is blurted out to generate newspaper sales. This is often associated with audacious headlines having bold claims only affecting your and o... ››› more
  • [10 July 2013]
  • Nobody's talking about it, but this could be the best sector to invest in this year!
  • Ask anyone what they're investing in this year and you'll hear a wide range of opinions… "Mining shares are just so cheap you can't avoid them!" "A new consumer is born every 3 seconds - you need to buy retailers" "Our banks are in a much better place than international ones; this is a good time to buy" But the one sector I haven't heard anyone discuss lately is construction. Granted... ››› more
  • [04 July 2013]
  • R1.46 billion: That's how much bid-rigging cost 15 construction firms
  • The results of the Competition Commission's investigation into the construction industry are shocking. Today, it emerged that so far 15 firms have agreed to fines amounting to R1.46 billion for participating in collusive behaviour with other companies. Let's see what the investigation unearthed… Today, members of the Competition Commission confirmed that the body had “investigated 140 projec... ››› more
  • [24 June 2013]
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