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  • Why you need to be wary of this accounting trick before you invest in stocks
  • Why you need to be wary of this accounting trick before you invest in stocks
    Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a ‘nerdy' accounting joke doing the rounds saying that soon we'd see EBITDAC - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and corona. While there's no ‘official' accounting term like that - companies results do show the effects, the pandemic has had on them. And many are opting to call it ‘once-off expenses. Suddenly the ner... ››› more
  • [04 September 2020]
  • On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop 75% - But you don't have to worry
  • On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop 75% - But you don't have to worry
    On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop around 75% from what it was. That means its share price will go from the current $437.50 to around $109 a share. I don't need a crystal ball to predict this. You see, Apple announced it is doing a 4-to-1 stock split. And its not the only company doing this. Tesla announced a 5-to-1 stock split that'll happen on August 21. So, what do... ››› more
  • [12 August 2020]
  • Viv Govender's January 2020 Structured product pick
  • Viv Govender's January 2020 Structured product pick
    2020 is set to be a nervous year for South African investors. At home we have this triple whammy to look forward to… load shedding, a potential ratings downgrade and low growth. Internationally we got Brexit, the US election and the ongoing trade war. And maybe even an actual war! All this when many global indices are at record high and way overdue a reset. In such an environment... ››› more
  • [23 January 2020]
  • What you need to know about stock buyouts
  • What you need to know about stock buyouts
    JSE listed stocks are selling at their cheapest levels in a decade. And that's created an opportunity for internationally listed, and private equity companies to make a mint. You see, these companies borrow money internationally at 3%, 4% or 5% interest. They then buy these South African companies that are selling cheaply and the dividends they receive from them are enough to repay their b... ››› more
  • [28 November 2019]
  • Why I don't care about suspended shares!
  • Why I don't care about suspended shares!
    Wow! What a month it's been, especially last week! We saw giant companies like Tongaat, Lonmin and Basil Read suspend their shares. These are companies that have been around 30 to 127 years and now they're being taken off the JSE. And despite this mass culling, the JSE is still rising to new highs. In this article we'll briefly catch you up on what happened in June with the m... ››› more
  • [18 June 2019]
  • The Only Income Investment to Buy in 2019!
  • The Only Income Investment to Buy in 2019!
    Before Donald Trump escalated trade wars, which sent shockwaves through the markets, stocks were performing well overall. The major US indices like the Nasdaq and S&P500 were flying. Even the JSE All Share was showing good returns. From its lowest level to its highest, the JSE was up around 14%. A great comeback from 2018's negative return. However, while stocks were making all the ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2019]
  • The “Fool's Ratio” - Use it to spot the most profitable undervalued growth stocks
  • The “Fool's Ratio” - Use it to spot the most profitable undervalued growth stocks
    23 years ago, two brothers, David and Tom Gardner, founded and built one of the world's greatest investment communities - The Motley Fool. Reaching millions of people every month through a website, books and the newspaper, they give independent financial and investment ideas to help ordinary investors make a lot of money. But these brothers are more than this. They've published best-selli... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The JSE is overvalued, should I sell?
  • The JSE is overvalued, should I sell?
    The JSE All-Share Index is just 10% off from its all-time high. It's sitting around the highest PE level of all time for the index, at 23.24. At the same time, US markets are at all-time highs, and interest rates are threatening to go up. With this in mind, I was recently asked by an investor, whether the JSE is overvalued and set for a massive correction. So, should you hold on or sel... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Four “must knows” before you invest in a single share
  • Four “must knows” before you invest in a single share
    The biggest lie you'll ever hear in the stock market is that: “As a private investor you're not smart enough, and you lack the information to invest and make money on the stock market.” It's a lie presented by fund managers, personal financial advisers and media analysts alike. Obviously, they don't say it quite like this, but it's what they mean. The essence behind their big lie i... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The one number that matters when it comes to share price direction
  • The one number that matters when it comes to share price direction
    Today I'm going to explain why you don't ALWAYS need to follow… Market forecasts Hot tips in the media “Sure-fire” speculations… to know where share prices will go. In fact, you only need to know one number to see if a company's shares will go up or down. And the best part, every investor can use it! Although successful investors like Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and John Temp... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Good news…All main exchanges are on the up!
  • Good news…All main exchanges are on the up!
    JSE up 3,3% Last week the JSE recovered from an oversold position to close the week with a gain of 3,3%. Financials gained 4,8% and Industrials were up 3,7%. Resources managed a gain of 1,5%. DAX up 6,6%, CAC up 5.2%. European markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Italian referendum failed, the Dax gained 6,6% and the CAC 5,2%. Italy was up 7,3% and Spain put in 6,5% US Markets... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • Market Movers and Shakers - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Market Movers and Shakers - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
    3 to Buy We're expecting positive results to boost this retailers share price Yes, we have mentioned Steinhoff before, the stock has fallen significantly since June. They will release financial results later this week. We expect more clarity on the impact of Brexit and the acquisitions. Positive results will give the current price a lift, Buy Below R64,00. A rare opportunity to ... ››› more
  • [07 December 2016]
  • Five market movements - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Five market movements - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
    JSE All Share marginally positive, up 0,7% After several volatile weeks, due to policy uncertainty, some calm appears to have returned to the markets. The JSE All Share Index was up 0,7% last week. Resources were down 3%, while Industrial's up 1,8% and Financials' up 2,5% lifted the markets overall. Brent Crude up 5% Russia indicated it would support a cut in output if adopted by Opec. Ma... ››› more
  • [23 November 2016]


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