The US markets are closed today for the 4th of July public holiday. And, to celebrate our American friends' Independence Day, I thought it would be an excellent time to look at one of the most successful companies to come out of their capitalist democracy: Microsoft.
Why I think these gold shares could make 2019 the most profi... ››› more
Over 90 days has passed for 2019, and the JSE is already up over 8% for the year.
This was mainly due to the ever-rising resource stocks, which make up a big percentage and weight of the JSE Top 40.
In fact, my Red Hot Storm Traders have managed to bank over 200% gains on six winning resource stocks this year alone.
If you missed this first quarter of profits, you have nothing to wo... ››› more
It looks like 2019, is the year for resources.
Whether you're looking at resource stocks, gold, silver - they all seem to be on the rise.
In fact, with Red Hot Storm Trader we’ve already banked three winning resource stock trades in a row.
On 14 December 2018 we bought Anglo American Platinum and sold it for a 51.95% gain on 18 January 2019. Then we bought Kumba and Anglo Gol... ››› more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make a 101.2% profit in just a few weeks?
Think of it like this:
A money market account will make you around 5% a year.
A unit trust? 10% if you're lucky.
And if you'd followed the JSE all share index last year, you'd have made a fairly decent 18%.
But what if I told you, our members made a 101.2% gain in just one trade.
And r... ››› more
2016 has been a year many will quickly forget, but for the shock results of the Brexit vote and the US elections; it was a year where many cans were kicked down the road.
Global growth remained benign and potential silver-linings have yet to gain material traction because of lingering uncertainties such as the future US foreign policy, the tensions in South East Asia, lingering debt problems i... ››› more
Commodities take a step lower
Brent oil led the commodity basket lower last week, losing 8,1%; Platinum and Gold were down 5,7% and 2,4% respectively.
Although the Rand softened, the pressure was too much for the JSE All Share Index which fell 0,8%. Resources fell 5,5%, but the rest of the sectors held up well.
International indices were slightly softer across most time zone... ››› more
US interest rates on the rise.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen provided testimony last week indicating a high likelihood of another US interest rate hike in March. The markets are now pricing in a 0,25% hike. The US dollar is strengthening again.
Local markets were flat over the week. The All Share squeezed out a gain of 0,1%, Resources were similar and Industrials down marginally (0,5%), Fin... ››› more
The NFL is one of America's favourite past times.
Now I know you're probably not all too familiar with the game, since we are a proud Rugby nation.
But I know for a fact that any sports bettor is looking for that one edge against the book makers
So from The Winning Streak Team, I want to show you how you can make money from America's favourite sport.
So let's start at the beginning
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If you thought politics and economics in South Africa is exciting, then you've been missing out on what happening in Europe right now.
The United Kingdom is about to make a drastic decision that could have an impact on the global economic system. On Thursday, the UK will have a referendum on the 'Brexit' - to decide if the UK stays or leaves the European Union.
Last week, a poll for the E... ››› more
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a complex web of companies and investment opportunities. If you look at all the shares on the JSE right now, you see big brands and recognisable logos.
What you don't always see the billions of rands that keep these listed companies afloat. I looked around to find a list of the top 20 shares on the JSE right now... Most of the lists are outdated, making... ››› more
Anglo American Platinum, known as Amplats, is the world's largest producer of platinum. It is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies…
Full name: Anglo American Platinum Limited
Short name: Amplats
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum employs over 49,700 people. The majority ... ››› more
With its foundations laid back in 1917 in South Africa, Anglo American is one of the largest global mining companies. It's one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies…
Full name: Anglo American Plc
Short name: Anglo
Sector: Basic resources – mining
Five top facts about Anglo American
Anglo American employs around 151,200 people across the glob... ››› more
Founded in 1902, British American Tobacco came about when the Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company merged. It is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of cigarettes and is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies…
Full name: British American Tobacco Plc
Short name: Bats
Sector: Personal & household goods - tobacco
Five top fact... ››› more
Oi vey! That's what I hear from Aiden every day in the office, while he's reading the news.
Who can blame him with the economy and political situation going awry.
Sure we have less lights, water and food but there's something even bigger brewing.
This chart sends a shiver down my spine, because if it plays out, it could be the end of South Africa as we know it.
Let me explain…
The ... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a summary of its preliminary results for the year to the end of December.
The platinum producer came out bullish about the prospects for the metal, but its accounts showed the strain of last year's five-month strike in the sector.
Let's take a closer look at what the results showed…
Amplats forecast a rise in demand and the pr... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a trading update for the full-year to the end of December.
The platinum producer warned of a sharp tumble in earnings over the period. This follows a five-month strike that hit its operations last year.
Let's take a closer look at what Amplats revealed…
Amplats says earnings are to fall between 40% and 55%
Amplats [JSE:AMS]... ››› more
The vast drop in the oil price has surprised many.
Companies in the oil sector are the losers. That includes oil producers and oil services companies.
So which sectors are the beneficiaries of a lower oil price?
Let's take a closer look at one sector in particular…
The sector set to thrive from a lower oil price
The one sector rubbing its hands in glee over a lower oil price i... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a trading statement covering its full-year to the end of December this year.
In the statement, Amplats revealed the company expects earnings for the full-year to drop significantly. This is mostly in part to a five-month strike that hit the platinum producer this year.
Let's take a closer look at what Amplats said…
Amplats say... ››› more
“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
Last week, Anglo American, the parent company of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), revealed its plans to sell off some of its platinum operations.
This follows the company incurring massive losses following a five-month long strike that crippled production.
Yesterday, the African National Congress (ANC) said they'd prefer a local buyer for the operations.
Let's take a closer look at what... ››› more
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