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  • Valentines Stocks! + 3 to buy and 1 to sell
  • The state of our nation A strong rally on Friday reversed losses on the JSE and helped the Top 40 close the week up 0,75%. Financials gained 2% while Industrials and Resources were marginally higher. Markets continued to respond positively to the Trump administration's rhetoric, particularly regarding lower taxes. Data from China and Japan supported the market rally. The Nikkei rose 2,5% a... ››› more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • JSE up 3.6%, The All Share is up 5% - are these signs of a great year ahead?
  • The JSE was up 3,6% last week, adding to gains from the week before. The All Share index is now up 5% in two weeks, Resources 8,2%, Industrials 4,6% and Financials up 1,3%. January is known to be a month with larger moves than normal, double digit figures are quite common. Watch out for the reversal in February. 2016 was a case in point… Commodity Prices were firm with good gains from Pla... ››› more
  • [17 January 2017]
  • Palladium: The precious metal nobody is talking about but should be
  • At times like this, gold and silver typically grab all the attention... And attract all the "safe" money. But there's another metal that could blast past both of these. That's because it has unique physical properties for which there is just no substitute - something its biggest consumers lose quite a bit of sleep over. It's 15 times more rare than platinum... and 30 times more rare than gold. Rea... ››› more
  • [06 January 2017]
  • These are the best and worst penny shares in the mining sector
  • Between October 2015 and mid-January 2016 the JSE Resources index crashed 38%. Mining shares were out of favour more than they've ever been. Since then, the index has recovered some of these losses, becoming one of the best performing sectors on the JSE for 2016. In fact, since the resource index's January low, it's up 40% for the year so far! But that doesn't mean you can just up and ... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Nobody's talking about it, but Platinum excites me more than Gold right now!
  • The gold price hit $1,354. It's the first time that it's above $1,300 since 2014! That's big news. And since the Brexit, all you hear is how investors are fleeing to the safety of gold. But I'm much more excited about another precious metal right now. I'm talking about platinum of course… The platinum price started 2016 at $820/ounce. Today it's trading $280 higher at $1,100 per ounc... ››› more
  • [12 July 2016]
  • The JSE fights hard against negative data
  • Friday morning proved to be a good day on the JSE as it recovered from Thursday's sell-off which was triggered by news that US interest rates will increase sooner than expected. Global markets like the US and Asia are still struggling but the European markets joined the JSE in its recovery. Considering that May is usually the worst month for the JSE, things are not looking as bad as investors... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • About the company: Aquarius Platinum Ltd [JSE:AQP]
  • Aquarius Platinum is a significant platinum producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Aquarius Platinum Limited Short name: Aquarius Ticker: AQP Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Aquarius Platinum Fact #1: Aquarius Platinum employs around 10,000 people across its operations. Fact #2: Aquarius Platinum has a listin... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAPD1]
  • Standard Bank Palladium-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the palladium price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN Short name: SBADAUG20 Ticker: SBAPD1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Why the Volkswagen scandal sent palladium soaring
  • The Volkswagen scandal may have been bad news for platinum and Volkswagen's share price, but there has certainly been a beneficiary. This is palladium. It has bounced higher in price since the scandal hit. And it's looking good for more. Let's take a closer look… Palladium benefited from the Volkswagen scandal Towards the end of September, coinciding with the news that Volkswagen ... ››› more
  • [28 October 2015]
  • Volkswagen's scandal sparks a 108% trading gain with this one precious metal!
  • Last week, we heard that Volkswagen admitted that up to 11 million vehicles, could be misreporting their true emission levels. Investors and companies took this news quite badly. In fact, Volkswagen shares dropped almost 30% last week. Not only that but, the former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down and took responsibility for the German carmakers rigging of the US emissions tests. ... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Could a fall in production propel platinum higher?
  • The price of platinum has almost halved over the last five years. After scaling the dizzy heights of $1,800 following the financial crisis, the price of the precious metal has now settled below $1,000 an ounce. But production of platinum is set to fall. Investment into the sector is also dwindling. Could these factors be what platinum needs to send its price higher? Let's take a close... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • About the ETF: NewPalladium ETF [JSE:NGPLD]
  • NewPalladium exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the spot price of palladium. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewPalladium ETF Short name: NEWPALL Ticker: NGPLD Sector: JSE listed funds Five top facts about NewPalladium ETF Fact #1: ETFs are passively managed funds, which aim to track the performance of an underlying index or, in this case, the ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • About the ETF: Standard Bank AfricaPalladium ETF [JSE:ETFPLD]
  • Standard Bank AfricaPalladium exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the rand value of palladium. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank AfricaPalladium ETF Short name: AfricaPld Ticker: ETFPLD Sector: JSE listed funds Five top facts about Standard Bank AfricaPalladium ETF Fact #1: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are funds listed on the stock m... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Within ten years, asteroid mining could become a reality…
  • The prices of commodities have been under severe pressure over the past few years. Miners in South Africa and across the world are struggling to generate money as metal prices tumble. But there could be a saving grace. A development that could revolutionise the mining industry. This is asteroid mining. And this sci-fi sounding development could become a reality in less than a decade. So w... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • About the company: Royal Bafokeng Platinum Ltd [JSE:RBP]
  • Royal Bafokeng Platinum is a black-owned platinum producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited Short name: RBPlat Ticker: RBP Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Royal Bafokeng Platinum Fact #1: Royal Bafokeng Platinum operates Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine in the North West Province. The ... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • About the company: Anglo American Platinum Ltd [JSE:AMS]
  • Anglo American Platinum, known as Amplats, is the world's largest producer of platinum. It is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies… Full name: Anglo American Platinum Limited Short name: Amplats Ticker: AMS Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Anglo American Platinum Fact #1: Anglo American Platinum employs over 49,700 people. The majority ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • How to trade the international commodities market in South Africa
  • Commodities are raw materials. They include soft commodities, like coffee and wheat. And hard commodities, like gold and platinum. So if you want to trade the international commodities market, what are your options? Let's take a closer look… How to trade commodities To trade commodities, you have two options if you don’t want to take your money offshore. You can trade commodi... ››› more
  • [29 May 2015]
  • Palladium is looking set to take off… Here's why and how you can play it
  • Palladium is one of the platinum group metals. South Africa is the world's second top producer of the precious metal, falling closely behind Russia. After hitting a high last year, the price of palladium has fallen. But a change could be on the cards for the metal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on... The demand for palladium is rising After hitting a high of over $900 an ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2015]
  • Amplats reveals it's not paying a dividend as net debt balloons
  • Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a summary of its preliminary results for the year to the end of December. The platinum producer came out bullish about the prospects for the metal, but its accounts showed the strain of last year's five-month strike in the sector. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed… Amplats forecast a rise in demand and the pr... ››› more
  • [09 February 2015]
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