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  • Moving swiftly along - Three to buy
  • A week of heightened protests has ended and the ANC Cadre are holding the fort, for now. Their confidence masks the growing dissension from all sides, including members of its own party, eventually pressure will come to bear. Fitch followed S&P in downgrading SA, but again the reaction was relatively muted. Clearly the market had been preparing for this eventuality. Of more concern is that som... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Follow these two simple rules to prevent online scammers from stealing your money
  • With the growth of the Internet over the past decade or so, we conduct so much of our lives online. Many of our online activities involve money. Think about banking. You don't need to receive a statement via post, you can view it online. You don't need to visit the bank to transfer money, you can do it online. But with this revolution comes the risk of losing your money to scammers. While th... ››› more
  • [26 January 2016]
  • Why cheaper banking is paying off for Capitec
  • Yesterday, Capitec Bank Holdings released its unaudited results for the six months to the end of August. The bank, which boosts the lowest customer fees and charges, is gaining traction in South Africa's consumer banking sector. Capitec's results show it's attracting new customers and its earnings are reflecting this rise. Let's take a closer look… Capitec grows earnings 25% Ca... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • When Greece says NO to the Big Three, you say NO to the Big Five!
  • History is being written as you speak! We had a very nerve wracking weekend, with the chaos going on in Europe. The people of Greece voted in a referendum to determine whether they want to accept the current bailout offer (Yes -ναι - NAI) and implement austerity measures, or to say NO (οχι - Oxi). Well the referendum showed 61.31% of the Greeks saying NO to austerity. And 38.69% of ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2015]
  • Good results send Capitec shares soaring over 7%
  • Earlier today, Capitec Bank Holdings released its results for the full-year to the end of February. The bank revealed strong growth in earnings over the year, with rising income from transaction fees being a major contributor. This has led the company's share price sharply higher today. Let's take a closer look at what Capitec's results revealed… Capitec grew its earnings 27% C... ››› more
  • [24 March 2015]
  • Why smartphones could spell doom for the banking sector
  • In September, with the launch of the new iPhone 6 came the launch of Apple Pay. This isn't the first mobile payment system, but it has the potential to derail much of the banking sector. So why is the banking sector fearing mobile payments systems? What could it do to the banking industry? And what could it mean for your banking shares? Let's take a closer look… The effect of mobile ... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Why global banking is like cycling and how you can stay ahead of the pack
  • The global banking world can be an intimidating and confusing place. I mean when analysts start talking about quantitative easing, carry trade, sovereign debt and budget deficits, most people just hear blah blah blah… That's why today I thought I'd share with you the ideas of two Morgan Stanley analysts who've managed to simplify the world of global finance using a cycling race. That's rig... ››› more
  • [19 August 2014]
  • Barclays Africa's move to integrate its African operations pays off
  • Earlier today, Barclays Africa released its results for the six months to the end of June. The bank revealed a steady rise in earnings. Growth from Barclays Africa's African entities is strong. This is the first set of results that Barclays Africa's has released since taking over many of its parent company's, Barclays, African operations. Let's take a closer look at what the results reve... ››› more
  • [30 July 2014]
  • Delving deeper into a bank's debt before investing
  • When you invest in banks, you have to take into account that banks carry high levels of debt. And carrying too much debt can make them very risky. You want a bank to generate a good return, but not at the expense of carrying a massive amount of debt. So what's the best way to weigh this up? Let's take a closer look at how you can weigh up a bank's debt… Examining a bank’s debt A good measu... ››› more
  • [02 July 2014]
  • How to decide whether to invest in a bank share or not
  • Weighing up banking shares to invest in is anything but easy. They're a tricky bunch to evaluate. The financial crisis of 2008 showed just how risky banking can be. And they aren't always the most transparent of companies to look at. The risk comes from the high level of debt banks carry. Let's take a closer look… Have you thought about where a bank gets money from? When you deposit m... ››› more
  • [01 July 2014]
  • France's largest bank is to buy Standard Bank and Foschini's credit provider
  • Yesterday, Standard Bank announced that France's largest bank, BNP Paribas, will buy the credit provider venture it has with Foschini. The deal is worth around R2.65 billion. The move see's BNP Paribas strengthen its presence in South Africa. Let's take a closer look at the deal… ****************************************************** Why would a tiny South African stock in the tech sector to ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • Nedbank surprises investors as it boosts earnings 15%
  • Earlier today, Nedbank released its full-year results to the end of December. These were better than forecast, with earnings beating expectations. Shares in Nedbank responded well to the results. Let's take a closer look at what Nedbank's results revealed… In its results, Nedbank reported growth in “diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 15%,” reports BDLive. They came in at 1,829c,... ››› more
  • [24 February 2014]
  • Shares in African Bank soar nearly 6% on issue of Swiss franc bond
  • Yesterday, African Bank issued a Swiss franc bond worth 175 million Swiss francs (R2.15 billion). The news sent shares in the bank soaring as investors greeted the news well. Let's take a closer look at why it had such a positive impact on the bank's share price… African Bank (ABIL) “issued a senior unsecured bond worth 175 million Swiss francs” yesterday, reports Fin24. The market took th... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • Barclays Africa boosts earnings as impairments fall
  • Earlier today, Barclays Africa released its full-year results to the end of December. A drop in impairments boosted the bank's full-year's earnings. Shares in Barclays Africa rose on release of the results. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed… This morning, Barclays Africa Group reported “an expected 14% rise in full-year earnings,” reports IOL. This was mostly down to a ... ››› more
  • [11 February 2014]
  • African Bank warns of profit plunge
  • Earlier today, African Bank Investments (Abil) released a trading update covering its first quarter to the end of December. The update warned that the lender expects a large fall in profits over the first half of its financial year. The share dropped on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the update revealed… The “largest provider of unsecured loans” in SA, Abil, said that over its ... ››› more
  • [05 February 2014]
  • Is the market about to turn and take your profits with it?
  • At the end of November 2013, I told you, you had an 80% chance of making money in December. Click here to read the article. I based this on what’s often called the Christmas Rally and I gave you three reasons for what causes this run. I showed you how the market had gone up eight out of the previous ten Decembers; and if you wanted to enjoy an 80% chance of making money, you needed to buy i... ››› more
  • [06 January 2014]
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