Right now, the agriculture sector is one of the spots of excellence in South Africa, and its being treated very well thanks to a double whammy of record-breaking harvests, and increasing commodity prices.
This is good news for the SA economy.
It means the agricultural sector could employ more people, putting money in the consumers' pocket. It means there are many supporting businesses and ... ››› more
As I predicted last year, 2016 was a year of consolidation. Our market went nowhere. But shares are much cheaper today than they were a year ago.
And that makes me optimistic about 2017.
But there's one industry in particular that I've got my eyes on.
It was arguably the worst sector for 2016.
One of the worst droughts in decades hit South Africa. Farmers lost crop... ››› more
Over the past three years, the JSE's Financial index would've made you around 7%.
The JSE's Industrial's index would've returned around 27%, and had you invested in the Resources Index, you'd have lost a whopping 38% over the same period.
Clearly, you need to pay attention to where you're investing if you want to make money in today's tough market.
So, as we're heading into the last qu... ››› more
The body representing commercial farmers have hit back at a new land reform proposal. The Rural Development and Land Reform Minister has proposed that farmers give over 50% of their farms to workers. Let's take a closer look at the new proposals…
A new proposal means 50% of land would go to farmworkers
Yesterday, Agri SA, the group representing commercial farmers, said “a new land reform p... ››› more
There's always an opportunity to profit where there's a shortfall. And that's the case with soft commodities like wheat, sugar, and poultry right now. “Soft commodity output must increase and agricultural output must double by 2050 to keep up with global demand. That requires growth of at least 3.4% a year at least for the next ten years,” says The South African Investor. Read on to discover h... ››› more
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