The Bidvest group recently unbundled its Food Service business and listed it separately on the JSE as Bid Corporation (Bidcorp) - share code (JSE: BID). Bidcorp received a warm welcome on its debut, kicking off the day at R270 a share and closing well up at R304 (giving it a massive market capitalisation of R102bn).
But let's recap quickly…
The reason for this unbundling was to create a ... ››› more
Dear MoneyMorning reader,
As I write to you, I'm still working out of the MoneyWeek offices in London. Yesterday I had a chat with two of my colleagues there, Dan Denning and Nick O'Connor.
Dan and Nick head up the daily free British stock market and economics email newsletter, Capital and Conflict.
Anyway, back to the chat I had with Nick and Dan. We spoke about Bitcoin.
If you hav... ››› more
Capevin Holdings is a passive investment holding company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Capevin Holdings Limited
Short name: CapevinH
Sector: Food & beverage – beverages
Five top facts about Capevin Holdings
Capevin Holdings is a passive holding company with only one investment. This is in Distell Group [JSE:DST].
... ››› more
Pick n Pay Stores is a well-known South African retailer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Pick n Pay Stores Limited
Short name: PicknPay
Sector: Retail – Food & drug retailers
Five top facts about Pick n Pay Stores
Pick n Pay Stores operates in Africa in the retail sector. As well as South Africa, it operates in Leso... ››› more
Distell Group formed from the merger of the Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery and Distillers Corporation. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Distell Group Limited
Short name: Distell
Sector: Food & beverage - beverages
Five top facts about Distell Group
Distell Group employs nearly 5,000 people across its operations in South A... ››› more
If you want to broaden your penny stock horizon, you can look overseas to see what other markets have to offer.
The benefit of doing this is you can find companies in sectors that aren't available to invest in here in South Africa. For example, biotechnology stocks.
So where can you find international penny stocks?
Read on to find out…
Which markets should you look to for internat... ››› more
Alternative investments are seeing a boom. They're one of the fastest growing asset classes at the moment.
So what are alternative investments? And what are the pros and cons of investing in them?
Read on to find out…
What are alternative investments?
Broadly speaking, alternative investments are assets you can invest in that aren’t shares, bonds or cash.
This means there’s... ››› more
Over the weekend, a deal between South Africa and the USA over poultry imports threatens the livelihoods of around 6,500 workers in the South African sector.
Whilst the agreement will boost imports of poultry into SA, which is seeing a growth in demand, worries over the effects on the domestic poultry industry are growing.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The SA poultry i... ››› more
Deneb Investments is an investment holding company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Deneb Investments Limited
Short name: Deneb
Sector: Financial services – financial services
Five top facts about Deneb Investments
Until last year, Deneb Investments was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seardel Investment Corporation [JSE... ››› more
If you want to invest outside of the stock market and other financial markets, what are your options?
There are a huge number of potential investment opportunities that you can look to.
Let's take a closer look at what's on offer…
Why put money into alternative investments?
Since recovering from the financial crisis, the stock market has been in a bull run. And when valuations of... ››› more
Earlier today, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech.
So what impact will today's budget have on you and your pocket?
Let's take a closer look…
The fuel price will rise 80.5c thanks to levy hikes
Over recent months, motorists have benefitted from the falling oil price. This has resulted in significant cuts to the fuel price. But the finance minister took... ››› more
Yesterday, for the sixth day in a row, Eskom resorted to load shedding.
The power utility continued to roll out stage two load shedding, meaning it can cut up to 2,000MW off the grid.
And this week isn't looking much better.
The issues with the supply of electricity are starting to have a worrying impact on some key industries within the South African economy.
Let's take a closer look... ››› more
Pouring a glass of wine without dripping is a particularly troublesome issue if you're pouring red wine and there's a white tablecloth to contend with. It can be especially nerve-wrecking when you have a table full of guests to serve.
The good news is, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure you pour every glass drip-free.
Read on to find out what you need to do…
Before you... ››› more
Living in South Africa, we have an array of fabulous wines produced right on our doorstep.
And our white wines are getting a lot of attention overseas right now.
If white wine is your preferred tipple, there are three different varieties that are renowned the world over.
Read on to uncover the ins and outs of these sought-after South African white wines…
Chenin Blanc is creating... ››› more
Planning on having Christmas on a budget this year? It can be quite frustrating to stay within the budget during the shopping frenzy of the holiday season, when everyone is busy spending money.
In order not to go overboard with your holiday spending, implement some sound personal finance tips.
1. Trim your Christmas gift list
If your Christmas gift list includes many members of the ext... ››› more
When you think about investing, chances are you think about shares, unit trusts and other conventional investment routes.
But do you know you can put your money to work in other forms of investment? I'm talking about things like art, coins, stamps, antiques and much more.
Not only can you enjoy owning these “alternative investments,” but invest in the right pieces and you can make a ret... ››› more
Once you've given a wine the once over with your eyes, you need to give it a good sniff.
This is an integral part of evaluating a wine and you should do this before you get stuck in with the tasting part.
But how do you go about doing it? And what are you looking for?
Read on to find out…
Here’s how to begin weighing up the aroma of a wine
The first thing to do is swirl the w... ››› more
If you're attending a wine tasting or just want to get into the wine connoisseur spirit, before you even smell or taste a wine, you need to give it the once over.
Yes, I'm talking about LOOKING at it. And when you do, there are four key things you should look for when evaluating a wine.
Read on to find out what these are…
Here’s how to gauge a wine with your eyes
You can tell a ... ››› more
If you enjoy a glass of fine wine, then the perfect accompaniment is a top quality glass to drink it from.
When it comes to fine glassware, you can't go wrong with a crystal wine glass. But crystal is prone to staining and even absorbing the smell of the wine.
So how can you ensure your crystal glassware stays in optimum condition over the long haul?
Read on to find out…
Why you n... ››› more
If you enjoy a glass of fine wine, learning more about it and collecting it, investing in wine may seem a good option.
Not only could you combine your love of wine, but you could potentially make money from it too.
But is it something you should seriously consider?
Let's take a closer look…
How much will investing in wine cost?
If you’re serious about investing in wine, only... ››› more
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