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  • Is Bell Equipment a buy? There's many reasons to consider this stock
  • After rallying 373% from its pandemic lows, Bell Equipment (JSE: BEL) stock is sitting at a six month low. As recently as March 2022 the stock traded at R17.50 - yet it's at R11.84 now. During the pandemic the agricultural and mining equipment supplier saw a big recovery in demand as commodity prices soared. As a result, demand recovered and the company had a big recovery. For example, in Ma... ››› more
  • [14 July 2022]
  • Why this JSE stock is on my “BUY” list!
  • Uber is one of the most amazing success stories in recent history. As I write this the company is worth $88 billion today. But it doesn't own any vehicles. And it doesn't pay salaries to employees. In fact - the company is estimated to have between 3 and 4 million drivers around the world. Yet the company doesn't have a fraction of the overheads a business with 3 million employees would h... ››› more
  • [12 May 2022]
  • 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 Most of the lists are outdated, making...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]
  • Business confidence continues to ebb as a struggling economy takes its toll
  • Earlier today saw the release of the RMB/BER business confidence index. The data showed that business confidence is continuing to fall. So what is putting pressure on business confidence? Let's take a closer look… The business confidence index falls to 36   Business confidence has hit 36 for the last quarter of the year, reports Fin24. This after the index fell “from 42 to... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • About the company: Cashbuild Ltd [JSE:CSB]
  • Cashbuild is a retailer of building materials and related products. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Cashbuild Limited Short name: Cashbil Ticker: CSB Sector: Retail – general retailers Five top facts about Cashbuild Fact #1: Cashbuild employs around 4,700 people across its operations in southern Africa` Fact #2: Cashbuild has a listi... ››› more
  • [24 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]
  • I nearly choked when I read this…
  • On August 31 President Jacob Zuma told the Business Day Newspaper that: “The economy is sick.” and that only “government tightened its belt.” (After handing around above CPI wage increases to all manner of public workers - and bailing out SAA, the SABC and any number of other state-funded white elephant money-pits. Not to even mention Nkandla...) Then our dear president said “Sho... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
  • About the company: Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd [JSE:HAR]
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company is a gold explorer and producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited Short name: Harmony Ticker: HAR Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Harmony Gold Mining Company Fact #1: Across its operations, Harmony Gold Mining Company employs around 34,600 people. This inc... ››› more
  • [22 July 2015]
  • About the company: Lonmin Plc [JSE:LON]
  • Lonmin is a producer of platinum and platinum group metals. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Lonmin Plc Short name: Lonmin Ticker: LON Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Lonmin Fact #1: Lonmin employs about 28,000 workers on a full-time basis. The company also uses about 10,000 contractors at its operations. Fact #2: ... ››› more
  • [09 July 2015]
  • About the company: Village Main Reef Ltd [JSE:VIL]
  • Village Main Reef is an investment company in mining and resource operations. The company has interests mainly in gold and other commodities. Village Main Reef did have a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange until it was acquired Full name: Village Main Reef Limited Short name: N/A Ticker: N/A Sector: N/A Five top facts about Village Main Reef Fact #1: Village Main Reef cease... ››› more
  • [26 June 2015]
  • About the company: Keaton Energy Holdings Ltd [JSE:KEH]
  • Keaton Energy is a coal mining company based in South Africa. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Keaton Energy Holdings Limited Short name: Keaton Ticker: KEH Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Keaton Energy Holdings Fact #1: Keaton Energy Holdings is a coal mining company. The company specialises in the production of the... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • About the company: Pan African Resources Plc [JSE:PAN]
  • Pan African Resources is a precious metals producer based in South Africa. It has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Pan African Resources Plc Short name: Pan-Af Ticker: PAN Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Pan African Resources Fact #1: Pan African Resources is a precious metals mining company based in South Africa. Its main focus is to... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • About the company: Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd [JSE:IMP]
  • With its roots stemming back to the 1960s, Impala Platinum Holdings, more commonly known as Implats, is a miner, refiner and marketer of platinum group metals. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Impala Platinum Holdings Limited Short name: Implats Ticker: IMP Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Impala Platinum Holdings Fact... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Eskom sacks 1,000 workers following a strike at Medupi
  • This morning, Eskom announced that it sacked around 1,000 workers who embarked on a one-day strike at its Medupi power plant. The workers are not employees of Eskom, they're employed through contractors. Let's take a closer look at what happened… The dismissals follow a one-day strike at Medupi A spokesman for Eskom says that around 1,000 workers at the “Medupi power plant have ... ››› more
  • [27 March 2015]
  • About the company: Bauba Platinum Ltd [JSE:BAU]
  • Bauba Platinum is a platinum exploration company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Bauba Platinum Limited Short name: Bauba Ticker: BAU Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about Bauba Platinum Fact #1: Bauba Platinum employs four people. It also uses contractors. Fact #2: Bauba Platinum has a listing on the Johannesburg St... ››› more
  • [23 February 2015]
  • About the company: ZCI Ltd [JSE:ZCI]
  • ZCI's main focus is in copper production in Botswana. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: ZCI Limited Short name: ZCI Ticker: ZCI Sector: Basic resources – industrial metals & mining Five top facts about ZCI Fact #1: ZCI employs around 340 people across its operations and around 400 contractors. Fact #2: ZCI has a listing on the Johannes... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • The ten week long platinum sector strike is starting to bite
  • Today marks ten weeks to the day when members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) downed their tools over wage demands at the world's three top platinum producers. Since then, despite wage talks, the platinum producers and the union are no closer to reaching a deal. This week, the effects of the strike are starting to show. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…... ››› more
  • [03 April 2014]
  • Revealed: The two most important rules to buying rental property
  • There are two big secrets in making rental property work for you. One has to do with the classic “location, location, location” axiom. The other is about the condition of the property you buy. Here's what property expert, Mark Ford says you need to keep in mind when deciding on the right rental property to buy. When buying rental property, it needs to tick these two criteria 1. Buy prop... ››› more
  • [24 March 2014]
  • Business confidence wallows in the fourth quarter
  • Earlier today, the Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) business confidence index showed that business confidence remains low in SA for the fourth quarter for 2013. The index only gained one point from the third quarter. Let's take a closer look at that the data showed… Business confidence stayed “in negative territory in the fourth quarter (Q4)” of 2013, say... ››› more
  • [19 November 2013]
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