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  • Two stocks screaming sell today
  • When investing I look for stocks that have disconnected from their true value. If a share price is much lower than what it is worth - I buy it. But every so often I come across a stock that is the opposite. Its share price is so much higher than what it is really worth that I simply cannot stay quiet. I need to warn investors about it. Today there's two stocks like this I want to share wit... ››› more
  • [01 July 2021]
  • Could this be the big catalyst this penny stock needs?
  • Like the tourism and hospitality sectors, construction has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the construction sector saw a 30% collapse in the second quarter of 2020. But it looks like the construction sector has started to see a recovery at last. In 2020, the Afrimat Construction Index dropped to below 70 - from a 2019 average of just above 120. Indicating a huge drop i... ››› more
  • [04 March 2021]
  • Have you spotted this recovery opportunity?
  • Mark Twain wasn't wrong when he said: “History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” The more things change, the more they stay the same - this is true when it comes to the fear, greed and herd mentality in the markets... If you've been investing long enough you will see the same patterns on repeat. Just think back to the 2007/2008 financial crisis… I remember buying ... ››› more
  • [22 January 2020]
  • Bottom fishing or catching a falling knife?
  • The JSE seems to be filling up with bargains, as stocks have double digit declines in hours and days. Investors just need to look at what happened with Tongaat and Aspen in the past few days. And these aren't the only ones in the past couple months, Capitec, EOH, Resilient and its related companies are still fresh memories. Very often large cap stocks with derivatives on them can react a lot m... ››› more
  • [15 March 2019]
  • Which shares are you invested in as South Africa enters a recession?
  • South Africa has just officially entered a recession. GDP figures for the first quarter of 2017 show a GDP contraction of 0.7% quarter on quarter, and it follows the fourth quarter of 2016 which saw a 0.3% contraction… This is the first time since 2008/2009 that South Africa's entered a recession, which is defined as two quarters of negative GDP growth. So if our economy isn't growin... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Trumpoline stock to buy right now…
  • It's been a tough few years for the construction industry but now that Donald Trump is president of the United States things are starting to look up. The Trump presidency is turning out to be very bullish for the equity markets and especially the construction sector which will be helped by the new fiscal policy stance. Today's FTSE 100 stock has been touted as a potential beneficiary from an... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • About the company: Raubex Group Ltd [JSE:RBX]
  • Raubex Group is a company focusing on heavy engineering, with a strong focus on infrastructure. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…   Full name: Raubex Group Limited Short name: Raubex Ticker: RBX Sector: Construction & materials – construction & materials   Five top facts about Raubex Group   Fact #1: Raubex Group employs aro... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • One of my favourite shares just got even more attractive!
  • When Afrimat listed in 2006, it focused only on building materials. Had it remained this way, it would have been in big trouble. However, early diversification let it supply contractors working on large infrastructure projects. And during the financial crisis and the subsequent recession, it chose to diversify further, with less reliance on government infrastructure spending. The company did... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • Use this ratio to help you find the best shares to buy
  • To find the best shares to buy, you need to do your research. You want to give your cash the best chance of future growth investing in shares. So how can you uncover a good investment? One common way of valuing a company is using the price earnings (PE) ratio. But the PE ratio has its flaws. Read on to find out the downfalls of the PE ratio and what you should use instead… What ... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • Optimise your profit potential by using this ratio
  • Making money from investing in shares comes down to the price you pay and the price you sell. To boost your chances of making a profit, you want to buy into shares when they're showing good value. So how can you do this? The price earnings (PE) ratio is one of the most widely used financial ratios for the job, but there's another one you can use to get a bigger picture… What is t... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • A drop of 3,000 in the number out of work hardly shifts the unemployment rate
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its quarterly labour force survey covering the third quarter of the year. The report showed a poor gain in employment numbers from July to September. Let's take a closer look at what the report revealed… Unemployment is now at 25.4% The rate of unemployment in South Africa now stands “at 25.4% of the labour force,” reports Fin24. That’s a mar... ››› more
  • [30 October 2014]
  • Three investment approaches to help you build a solid, successful portfolio
  • If you're new to investing and looking for clues on how to build a winning portfolio, where can you start? By including a few key approaches in your investing, you can improve your chances of success. With investing, the same thing doesn't work for everyone. So it's important that you hone in on what works well for you over time. Let's take a closer look at what you should include… Investment... ››› more
  • [12 May 2014]
  • How to use stock market sectors to build your investment portfolio
  • Deciding on what shares to buy isn't an easy task. You need to consider a whole host of factors when adding stocks to your investment portfolio. When investing in shares, you should look at the sectors of the different companies. Different sectors behave in different ways. And over time this can have a bearing on the performance of your portfolio. Let's have a look at the different ways sectors be... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • Acting competition commissioner revealed after porn scandal
  • Yesterday it emerged that the man at the helm of the Competitions Commission, Shan Ramburuth, had whittled away thousands of rands visiting adult sites. This led Mr Ramburuth to tender his resignation with immediate effect. The Minister for Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, replaced Mr Ramburuth with Thembinkosi Bonakele as acting competition commissioner. Let's take a closer look at what went ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2013]
  • Psst, the JSEs baby sister looks like it wants to grow up
  • If you're an investor by nature who likes to take a little bit of risk on the stock market, then it's your lucky day! The JSE has a baby sister called the Alt-X market. It consists of plenty of the small cap shares which each share has a market cap of under R1.5 billion. There are shares within this index which are set to become the next blue chip companies of the future. Since 2007, the ... ››› more
  • [18 October 2013]
  • This recovery is happening, whether you're in or not!
  • Retail shares have crashed this year, the unsecured lending bubble has popped and mining shares are going nowhere slowly as workers keep striking… With the market looking like this, what should you invest in? Well, what about the one sector making a comeback? Back in 2009 one of the largest construction companies, Murray and Robberts, was worth R50 billion. Today the WHOLE construction ... ››› more
  • [15 October 2013]
  • Some of the construction sector's woes are over as one union accepts wage offer
  • Earlier today, it emerged that one of the unions involved in the construction sector has accepted a wage deal. The Building Construction and Allied Workers' Union (BCAWU) have agreed to a wage hike of between 8% and 10%. Let's take a closer look at what's happening with the strike in the construction sector… Earlier today, the SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) said that o... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Mining Minister: A lengthy strike in the gold mining sector is bad for the economy
  • Earlier today, the Minister for Mining, Susan Shabangu warned that a lengthy strike in the mining sector would be bad for the economy. Strike action is set to begin tonight after wage talks failed. Let's have a closer look at the impact of a lengthy strike in the gold mining sector… Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mines, warned earlier today that a “protracted strike in the gold industry” will... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Murray & Roberts share price rallies 6%
  • Yesterday, Murray & Roberts released a trading update. And the market liked what it saw. The share price rose nearly 6% on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the update revealed… Construction firm, Murray & Roberts’ share price rose 5.9% yesterday, reports BDLive. This was after the company said it expects its results to show “a return to profit”. The company’s results are due ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2013]
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