Category: Money Morning

Why has Iron Ore soared over 35% since May?

Like many other commodities, Iron Ore started 2023 on a high note.From January to mid-March, it rallied over 23% higher.From there, the Iron Ore (and other commodities) price started to turn…and head in the other direction.But surprisingly the direction changed after it dipped below $100 in late May.Since then, it has soared over 35%! So why the about turn for Iron ore when many other commodities have not followed suit?

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One year ago I told investors to buy Bell Equipment… What’s happened now?

One year ago, I told Red Hot Penny Shares investors to grab shares in Bell Equipment.I told investors that: “Bell Equipment released results for the year ended 30 June 2023 and the company had a smashing year!Revenue soared from R4.2 billion to R6 billion, with profit for the period jumping from R210 million to R348 million.”So what’s going on with the company – and where is it headed from here?

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What do the JSE’s two car retailers have to offer investors?

In 2022 South Africa’s automotive industry saw a 14% improvement in new car sales.At the same time – sales were still around 50% lower than the 2013 highs…But this recovery trend has suddenly stalled.Interest rates are taking their toll, and consumers are in distress.So – are car sales on the upward or downward trend? And what do they spellfor the two car retailers on the JSE?

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Microsoft to go Nuclear!?

Nuclear is making a comeback as not only one of the cleanest forms of energy
but also one of the most efficient.

Microsoft thinks nuclear reactors are the solution to power its data centres and AI ambitions.

Recent reports revealed that Microsoft plan to use small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) to power their AI data centres.

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Don’t worry, we’re not running out of oil soon

The price of WTI oil is up from around $80 in August to $91.54, similarly brent crude oil is up from $84 to $95 last week.These sudden increases in the oil price are not great news for inflation in the short term…Energy and fuel are some of the greatest components of our inflation basket.If fuel prices rise, so do transport costs, food production costs, fertilizer costs…And when inflation rises – so do interest rates. But why are oil prices rising?

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