Francois Joubert

  • Up 37.5% in 2 months, and this share is still running thanks to this catalyst
  • Wescoal's share price is up from 160cps on 19 April 2018, to 220c today. That's a 37.5% increase in two months! And I'm expecting more upside. You see, as I recently told my Red Hot Penny Shares readers, Wescoal should hit fourfold production growth in 2018/2018 compared to 2016. And even though Wescoal is still 19% below its 2017 high, there's more than enough evidence to suggest the ... ››› more
  • [21 June 2018]
  • "It's not often I give up details on two great shares to buy
  • Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market… And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do… They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
  • [07 June 2018]
  • Eskom's coal drive boosts miners - this one is set to benefit most
  • Eskom said earlier this month at its State of the System update it got National Treasury approval to embark on a major coal procurement. All in all Eskom needs to lock in about 85% of its primary energy requirements, which is in excess of 100 million tons of coal per year. At the same time, the price of export coal has soared. In short, this situation is a massive positive for coal miners.... ››› more
  • [30 May 2018]
  • Is this an opportunity for a quick buck - or are you being taken advantage of?
  • On 4 May 2018 RECM and Callibre (JSE: RACP) announced that it is offering to buy out investors in Astoria shares (JSE: ARA). Astoria shares traded at R11.71 that day, and RACP offered R13.50 per share. That's a quick 15.3% gain investors can make, nearly instantly. But is this a good deal, and should investors accept it?   SA’s new energy law could help make you 120% in the n... ››› more
  • [10 May 2018]
  • The Eskom Coal Cliff - A Gift you shouldn't waste
  • There are two approaches to making money from the markets. The well-trodden path. The path almost everyone seems to take. The one that grinds out a decent return over the course of a life. Safety first. If you're patient, if you're willing to wait 30 or 40 years for a meaningful return on your capital… that is the path for you. Go out today, buy an ETF and never look at an individual sha... ››› more
  • [03 May 2018]
  • Why you should be digging for discount dividend stocks
  • There's an old saying on Wall Street that says, "Profits are a matter of opinion, but dividends are a matter of fact." And simply put - I believe too few investors are giving sufficient attention to many of the incredible dividend paying stocks on the JSE… If you're like me, into fast moving high return shares, you know its even more difficult finding small cap companies that pay a divid... ››› more
  • [02 May 2018]
  • How you can avoid becoming a victim of the next ‘investment fraud' like Steinhoff
  • It came as a shock to most investors when the Steinhoff scandal was exposed in December 2017. The share dropping 96% didn't just hurt unaware investors though. Some of the biggest investment funds in Africa got hit, including the Public Investment Corporation. This article isn't about to tell you that you could've predicted the Steinhoff debacle… But what I want to tell you is h... ››› more
  • [25 April 2018]
  • What kind of investor are you?
  • Whether you've been an investor for years, or you've just decided you want to start investing money, you need to know what kind of an investor you are. The reason is, if you understand what kind of investor you are, you can understand what your risk profile is. That matters, because - there's no use in investing in bonds if you are an aggressive investor looking to double your money in a y... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • This sector is ripe for the picking as R56 billion in new contracts get signed
  • During the Zuma era we had to watch as South Africa's largest source of foreign direct investment dried up. This of course was renewable energy. And it was due to the Zupta administration rather looking to enrich a select few with a nuclear plant program… But that's now in the past. And on Wednesday 4 April 2018, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signed 27 agreements with independent power... ››› more
  • [11 April 2018]
  • Do you know at what age you will be ready to retire?
  • According to a retirement round table hosted by the CFA Society and the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa, only about 6% of South Africans can maintain their standards of living when they retire. And, based on the Global Retirement Index, South Africa is among the worst 8% of countries in the world to retire in. That's because state healthcare, social security and a number of oth... ››› more
  • [04 April 2018]
  • The interest rate will drop at the end of March!
  • The South African Reserve bank will hold its Monetary Policy Committee meeting between 26 and 28 March. At this stage all the indications are that interest rates might actually drop by 0.25%. That means, if you keep paying the same amount on your property loan, you will pay it off 13 months faster - just thanks to the lower interest rate! So how can we know that this'll happen, and wha... ››› more
  • [22 March 2018]
  • How you can make 35% on your investment even if the market only rises 1%
  • What if I told you that you could make 35% growth off an investment even if the market only rises by 10%, 5% or even as little as 1%? What's more, you are protected on the downside. If the market drops 10%, 20% or 30% you get ALL your capital back! And, you can do this by getting exposure to the fastest growing markets in the world? Almost sounds too good to be true. But it's possi... ››› more
  • [14 March 2018]
  • I have R6,000 and want to start investing - but I know NOTHING of shares
  • I received a letter from Louis recently: “Hi Francois,   I have saved R6,000 in the last six months, and while I want to continue this savings I want my money to start growing as well.   I realise I won’t necessarily make thousands from the get-go, but I want to become more knowledgeable about investing, and start making money for my retirement one day.   I want... ››› more
  • [08 March 2018]
  • A dangerous trend to watch out for on the JSE - and Warren Buffett's advice
  • In the past month or two, I've realized a worrying trend on the JSE. This trend has been behind Sibanye Gold's 58% drop in the past year. It's also been behind Woolies losing 25% of its value since 2016, and Brait dropping 41%. What is this trend? Well, it's “making offshore acquisitions at ALL costs”… And Warren Buffett has just warned investors against the trend. Let me... ››› more
  • [28 February 2018]
  • These JSE companies are selling at their biggest discounts in years
  • These are the “widest discounts to sum of the parts I have tracked in many years; I see … excellent long term value here…” These are the words from a fellow analyst regarding two specific JSE listed investment companies. Following his statement, I had a deeper look at the two he refers to as well as other companies. And what I found is astounding. Businesses are selling at 15%, ... ››› more
  • [22 February 2018]
  • Shares to buy in a post Zuma South Africa
  • On Tuesday 13 February, the ANC held a press conference in which it officially recalled president Jacob Zuma. The ANC National Executive Committee decided that Zuma, in the interest of the country and the ANC, should no longer be president of South Africa. This doesn't mean Zuma is no longer president though… The recall simply makes it public that the ANC leadership no longer wants Z... ››› more
  • [14 February 2018]
  • Three predictions for stock market success in 2018
  • It's a new year and, as customary, I'm sharing a couple of insights that I believe will shape the stock market, our economy, and the world we see around us every day. 2017 was a year dominated by two themes. The first one being, politics, drove the South African economy, investor sentiment and our currency. The second was probably a symptom of the first. Because politics dominated ever... ››› more
  • [12 February 2018]
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