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  • 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]
  • Do you want to invest in the top 20 shares on the JSE by Market Cap in 2016?
  • 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 Most of the lists are outdated, making...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
  • [17 June 2016]
  • About the company: British American Tobacco [JSE:BTI]
  • 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 Ticker: BTI Sector: Personal & household goods - tobacco Five top fact... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • 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]
  • British American Tobacco's trading update disappoints investors
  • Earlier today, British American Tobacco (BATS) released a management statement for the first three months of the year. Despite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's largest company showing better sales volumes, the market was disappointed. Let's take a closer look at what BATS revealed… BATS’ sales growth disappoints British American Tobacco (BATS), the largest maker of cigarettes in Europe, ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • When this lady signals it's time to buy… You buy!
  • Last week Janet Yellen, the US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) Chairperson, announced that the US could stop its economic stimulus program as early as the end of this year. And interest rates could start rising in 2015. This move signaled the end of dollar weakness. And it could make you a lot of money as a trader if you know where to look. In fact, I've got two great ways you can profit from thi... ››› more
  • [24 March 2014]
  • Three ways to beat a falling rand!
  • Over the last year, the rand has fallen more than 18% against the US dollar. Over the last three years it's fallen more than 35%. And with an estimated 100,000 workers striking in the platinum sector, the rand is only going one way: That's DOWN! The problem is, every time the rand falls, the value of your wealth falls with it. So today I want to show you three ways you can beat a falling ran... ››› more
  • [24 January 2014]
  • Are ‘sin stocks' still a good investment?
  • “Smokers and drinkers will have to cough and splutter up more for their vices,” reports iafrica.com. That's because in last week's annual Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan once again levied higher sin taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. How will that affect investments into so-called ‘sin stocks'? It won't, suggest the experts at The South African Investor… It’s not an April Fools’ Day jok... ››› more
  • [05 March 2013]

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