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  • How Anglo's big plan will boost our resource sector
  • 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
  • [08 April 2019]
  • I was wrong
  • I was wrong about the rand. I thought it was going to go up to R10 a dollar, but I'm not going to cry about it. You can see looking at the USD/ZAR (United States Dollar versus the South African Dollar) weekly chart, a large wedge pattern formed from January 2016 up ‘till August 2017. A wedge pattern is known as a reversal pattern where the price wedges down into a triangle formation. And a... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • What will happen to stocks if Britain dumps the European Union?
  • 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
  • [22 June 2016]
  • About the company: BHP Billiton Plc [JSE:BIL]
  • BHP Billiton came into being in 2001 from the merger of Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd (BHP) and Billiton Plc. As one of the world's biggest diversified mining and commodities firms, it's one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies… Full name: BHP Billiton Plc Short name: Billiton Ticker: BIL Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about BHP Billiton F... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • The craziest thing Eskom's ever done - and the one 106% profit opportunity it presents
  • “There is no crisis with the supply of coal to Eskom.” These are the words of Brian Molefe, Eskom's new acting CEO in an interview with MiningMX. Clearly he's unaware of the fact that Glencore is busy closing down its 10 million tonne a year Optimum Coal operations… Or perhaps he's forgotten about the fact that a huge amount of Eskom's long term coal agreements are coming to an end ... ››› more
  • [17 May 2015]
  • Looking for an investment bargain? Look to company spin-offs
  • In August, BHP Billiton announced its decision to move some of its non-core assets to form a new company. So does such a move by a company present investors with a good opportunity? Let's take a closer look… Why spin-offs can be good for investors Generally speaking, when one company buys another company, the shareholders often lose out. That’s because the price the buyer pays i... ››› more
  • [20 October 2014]
  • BHP Billiton and Transnet enter a R24 billion deal
  • Earlier today, Transnet announced that it had entered a new deal with diversified miner BHP Billiton. The deal is worth R24 billion and is for the duration of ten years. Let's take a closer look at the agreement… The coal contract will last ten years Earlier today, Transnet and BHP Billiton “signed a ten-year R24 billion coal transporting contract,” reports Fin24. Transnet is ... ››› more
  • [30 September 2014]
  • Could BHP Billiton's new company end up being a great value opportunity for investors?
  • Last week, along with its results, BHP Billiton announced the creation of a new company, Newco. In a bid to streamline its business, the resources giant is creating a new company with some of BHP Billiton's assets. BHP Billiton wants to make its core business more focused and niche. So what does it mean for shareholders? And will shares in Newco be worth investing in? Let's take a clo... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • The JSE takes a knock as BHP Billiton and Shoprite fall over 5%
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange felt the strain as one of its heavyweights tumbled. BHP Billiton announced the creation of a new company along with its results. Investors were hoping for something else. Shoprite also disappointed investors as the retailer showed slow profit growth in its results. The JSE's poor performance was in spite of a global trend higher on the markets. ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2014]
  • Here's why you want to back the biggest iron ore miners to crush the little guy
  • When it comes to producing iron ore, no one does it better than BHP Billiton (JSE: BIL) and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). These are the world's biggest iron ore producers by far. In fact, they've produced 56.6 and 57.5 million tons respectively. And that's in the last three months alone. These figures represent a 19% increase for BHP Billiton on a year ago and an 11% increase for Rio Tinto. But wha... ››› more
  • [25 July 2014]
  • This vuvuzela is going to blow Billiton's stock to an all-time high!
  • Sometimes when you look at charts, you see things that no one else sees. From patterns to shapes, formations to unexpected objects… And talking about strange objects, today I saw a rare but bullish formation lining in the resource sector. It's what I like to call the vuvuzela formation. It's rare, but when it plays out it can be very profitable and powerful! So powerful that, in... ››› more
  • [23 June 2014]
  • Eskom demands better quality coal from supplier following last week's power crisis
  • Earlier today, the government said the quality of coal supplied to Eskom's coal-powered power stations must improve. Eskom blamed wet coal for load shedding last Thursday. And the power utility has since asked BHP Billiton for a quality report on the coal supplied last week. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Government gives mining sector an ultimatum Yesterday, the spokesman for... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • Eskom declares a power emergency as supplies are under severe pressure
  • Yesterday, the power utility Eskom declared a power emergency. Eskom is responsible for providing 95% of the electricity supplies in SA. Eskom says its power supply was under severe pressure and asks users to cut down on usage. Let's take a look at why Eskom declared this latest power emergency… Yesterday afternoon, Eskom declared a power emergency, reports Fin24. The company says that this wa... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • Why you need to drop banks from your investment portfolio
  • As the rand falls, the price of just about everything goes up. And this means rising inflation will hit South Africa. Now, our Reserve Bank has a mandate to protect against excessive inflation. And the simplest way for it to do this, is to raise interest rates. This has two effects: 1) It makes it more inviting for foreign investors to invest in rands because they can get a better return on... ››› more
  • [28 January 2014]
  • A weaker dollar sets the JSE soaring
  • Yet again, the JSE had a record breaking day. The local bourse closed firmly higher after US job figures disappointed. The dollar fell, boosting commodity prices. But can the JSE continue this run for much longer? Let's take a closer look at the day on the JSE... The JSE “steamed to record highs” again, reports Fin24. Gold miners took it strongly higher, along with a stellar performance from... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • BHP Billiton's share price responds well to production update
  • Earlier today, BHP Billiton released its first quarter operational review. And the commodities giant surprised investors with an upbeat report. Most notable was the boost in iron ore production and its forecast. Let's take a closer look at what the operational review for the first quarter revealed... Shares on the JSE of BHP Billiton have risen nearly 4% on the back of its first quarter operatio... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • BHP Billiton's profits drop nearly 7%
  • Earlier today, BHP Billiton released its results for January to June. The company saw profits drop. Let's have a closer look at what's weighing on BHP Billiton… The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, saw a “6.9% drop in second-half profit,” reports IOL. This was due to slower growth in emerging economies and a drop in metal prices. Profits fell to $6.7 billion for the perio... ››› more
  • [20 August 2013]
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