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Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!

by , 23 January 2018
Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!
The International Monetary Fund has increased its global growth forecast to 3.9% for 2018 on the back of US Tax cuts that will most likely stimulate growth.

Typically, global growth above 3.5% is a strong catalyst for commodity price growth and emerging markets.

SA is still in a honeymoon phase after Ramaphosa's election. The Rand strength and other positive economic results have raised the prospect of interest rate cuts later in the year. But inflation is likely to remain constrained in 2018.

We will need to see how long this euphoria lasts...

The week ahead:
Local economic data releases: Manufacturing Production and Sales (11/01)
Results Expected: ADI (25/01), RES (26/01), AVR (31/01), MIX (01/02)
LDT 23/01: AME, CLS, LEW, NTC and Various NewFunds and Ashburton ETFs
Last week’s movers and shakers…

One to Buy
Speculation and backlash have made this stock a buy below R260
Last year we called a sell/short on Aspen at R310 and now below R260 its offering exceptional upside potential and could easily go back to that level.
Aspen has been received a backlash after being identified as the potential target of another Viceroy Research report. The company’s shares have fallen 20%, but it’s just speculation…
Stephen Saad, the CEO has publicly appeared to address the rumours and speculation. He has addressed the major concerns to our satisfaction and stands by their business model and published financials.
It’s currently on a PE of 19.58 times and earnings are expected to increase around 20% in their results to 31 December, to be released in early March. In our view it is likely the share will move above R300 in the next 4 months offering up a return of 25% for those who dare. 
Buy Aspen below R260.
Long Term Ideas      
Sygnia: Still up 8% after pull back. Hold
PPC: Up 23%. Hold
Santova:  Buy below R3.00.
Merafe: Accumulate below R1.55.
Jubilee: Strong support at 60c. Hold.           
MTN: 13% in the money, still bullish above R130. Hold
Glencore: Bouncing from R60. Hold
Wescoal: Long term buy. Add below R1.80
Naspers: Up over 50%, overweight positions should be adjusted. Hold

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Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!
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