All Share Index

  • When investors lose patience at precisely the wrong time
  • Most investors are losing patience with the JSE as returns have been non-existent. The JSE All-Share index is back in it's previous trading range - which is pretty much 2014 levels. The problem with investors losing patience and selling, is they do it at precisely the wrong time. The Magellan fund managed by Peter Lynch achieved a remarkable 29% annualised return between 1977 to 1990 b... ››› more
  • [22 November 2018]
  • 11 reasons why this young man has all the characteristics of a master investor
  • Three years ago, I walked into the FSPInvest boardroom. Seated at the freshly polished mahogany table in front of me were six specially selected investment interns. These were some of the brightest investment minds the management team at FSPInvest could find in South Africa. They just passed a rigorous interview process that earned them the right to be an intern at the FSP Invest office. All o... ››› more
  • [12 July 2016]
  • This black diamond tells you to leave JSE stocks alone
  • Last week I was fooled. The JSE told me that upside was in order, and I thought it was about time. But once again, it just roped me in before it took a tumble. When I went to my charts to analyze the JSE, I saw a frightening pattern. The black diamond! Sometimes a technical diamond is the perfect sign for a market recovery. And sometimes, the diamond is as black as soot, and predicts ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • Bank an easy 111.29% gain while the JSE falls down the crocodile's mouth!
  • Last month, the JSE All Share Index 40 (ALSI 40) fell by 3.2% and broke a crucial level that I've been watching. By breaking this level, the JSE has entered into the “Deathly Crocodile's Mouth. And that means, I expect the stock market to fall down another 7.75%. But why wait for the fall when you can bank an easy 111.29% trading gain? Brace yourself! The Deathly Crocodile’s Mo... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
  • How a 62 hour braai can bank you a 110% trading gain!
  • Last week Wednesday, as I was researching braai tips on Braai Day, I came across a world class braai'er! You'll never believe this! Braai Boy (Gareth Daniell) broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous braai. He braai'ed for a staggering 62 hours NON STOP! As I was reading about his techniques and tricks, I couldn't help but think how similar it is to the way... ››› more
  • [30 September 2014]
  • How much further can this bull market rage before it crashes?
  • “Francois, I'm no investment expert, but I immerse myself in economic and household data everyday. And I just can't see what it is that's pushing growth for companies any further. Where is the stock market going to from here?” That's the gist of a discussion I had with a Coca-Cola executive at a wine tasting last night. He's in charge of South Africa's strategy and planning - And he's really... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Want to make money trading right now? Use the ‘Big Dipper' strategy!
  • For the last five years, we've had a raging bull market. The JSE All Share Index rose by more than 116%. And many shares on the market have doubled and even tripled in price. But a lot of traders are battling to make money in this market. So today, I want to share with you what's probably the simplest strategy you'll ever find to make money trading…   How to get started using th... ››› more
  • [23 July 2014]
  • One risk management strategy to help you weather a stock market storm
  • When it comes to investing, whatever market it is, there are risks. But you can't let those risks get in the way of you making money in the market. You don't need to worry about what's coming next. What's important is to have a good risk management strategy in place. So what's the best way to do that? Read on to find out… The performance of the market over the last few years It’s a good id... ››› more
  • [01 July 2014]
  • Why "Sell in May and go away" is one big FAT lie!
  • The "Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day" adage resonates with many investors around the world. But just because many people believe it, doesn't mean it's true! I'm going to show you why the old saying is utter-garbage and instead, will show you why I'm buying in May and why you should too! Let me explain. Selling in May actually loses you money! The old a... ››› more
  • [16 April 2014]
  • The JSE storms higher as good news abounds
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed higher today with good news fuelling shares. The local market took positive cues from the chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve's positive indications last night. And better manufacturing data out of China added more confidence. Let's take a closer look at the day on the JSE… Chinese manufacturing data comes out positive China’s data for manufacturing... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • Beware of good news for the next three months. Here's why…
  • As we head towards the end of the year, we're seeing more and more positive data come out of the US. Now as a trader, you might think this is good for your share holdings. But the truth is, the more good news that comes out, the more likely it is the markets will head South. Confused? Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. You see, right now we’re entering a very unusual trading... ››› more
  • [09 December 2013]
  • It takes just one line to know where the market is going!
  • For as long as the stock market and charts have been around, using just one line, you would've been able to see where the market was going. With this line, you could have prevented yourself from being caught up in the dot com bubble, and in the financial crisis. You'll also be able to protect yourself from any other financial crashes which are bound to hit the market in the near future. ... ››› more
  • [19 November 2013]
  • If you're a South African trader, I hope I'm wrong with what I'm about to tell you!
  • What I'm about to reveal to you, could have a negative impact on your portfolio in the short to medium term. If you're a trader and you enjoying buying into the market like I do, then reading this could potentially save you from taking unnecessary losses. On a daily basis, I go over a specific list of charts including our main market, the All Share Index (ALSH). Today when I opened up the AL... ››› more
  • [26 September 2013]
  • The JSE feels the weight of strikes and tensions rising over Syria
  • The JSE closed firmly down today. The local bourse is feeling the pressure of the strike in the gold sector. And tensions are rising over Syria as the West takes a step closer to military action. Let's take a closer look at what went on today… The JSE closed well into the red today. There are “renewed fears over military intervention” by the West, reports I-Net Bridge. And “widespread... ››› more
  • [04 September 2013]
  • The JSE's record breaking streak comes to an abrupt end
  • After three days of record breaking performances on the JSE, reality set in today. The JSE closed firmly lower. Let's have a look at what led to the JSE's dismal performance… After running hard for the past three days, the JSE stumbled. It slid “more than 1%” as investors banked their profits “on a recent rally in resource companies,” says MoneyWeb. This includes Impala Platinum and... ››› more
  • [15 August 2013]
  • The JSE ends the week in the red, pulled down by gold miners
  • After an eventful day on global markets, the JSE ended weaker. Gold miners suffered, which weighed heavily on the JSE. Let's have a look at the day… The JSE broke its “four day winning streak” today, reports BDLive. This was after a “volatile session” as world markets “digested” the US jobs data for July. The lower gold price struck gold miners down, notes IOL. And investors ban... ››› more
  • [02 August 2013]



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