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
The most lucrative opportunities are found in times of maximum pessimism. Investors just need to filter through the noise for the right shares to invest in, that have potential tail winds in the months and years ahead.
Small caps have lost favour with investors. Many are trading at all-time lows while growing profits steadily in these tough economic times.
One such share is a little-known ... ››› more
Sometimes the stock market behaves inexplicably.
Quality companies trade at unbelievable discounts. Or they sell at prices so high that you might flinch.
What makes this difficult to muster is the fact that these ‘discrepancies' tend to keep going on for much longer than you'd think possible.
One such share was Curro Holdings.
The company listed in July 2011 and investors could p... ››› more
Right now Capitec shares trade at R1,384.
But what if I told you that you could get hold of these shares - and benefit from their upwards movement - at a discount of 20%?
My guess is this sounds like a great opportunity?
In fact, if you could get a share like Capitec - but end up paying as much as 20% less, why would you not jump at the opportunity?
Well, I've uncovered scores of t... ››› more
When you're looking for stocks to invest in you'll typically either use fundamental investing strategies (looking at financial and other real world data) or technical analysis (looking at charts and price movement to predict future moves).
At the end of the day - financial performance drives stocks in the long-run. And as an investor in businesses I gravitate towards what these businesses and ... ››› more
In the past month or two, I've realized a worrying trend on the JSE.
This trend has been behind Sibanye Gold's 58% drop in the past year.
It's also been behind Woolies losing 25% of its value since 2016, and Brait dropping 41%.
What is this trend? Well, it's “making offshore acquisitions at ALL costs”…
And Warren Buffett has just warned investors against the trend.
Let me... ››› more
These are the “widest discounts to sum of the parts I have tracked in many years; I see … excellent long term value here…”
These are the words from a fellow analyst regarding two specific JSE listed investment companies.
Following his statement, I had a deeper look at the two he refers to as well as other companies. And what I found is astounding.
Businesses are selling at 15%, ... ››› more
PSG has pulled back to a good buying level around the R235 mark. We've been trading the R230/R270 range this year very well.
When you buy PSG you get exposure to a number of companies, like Capitec, now one of South Africa's “big 5” and growing by over 100,000 clients per month.
Through PSG, you also gain exposure to Curro and Studio, which has been unbundled from Curro and starts tradin... ››› more
The JSE Top 40 closed the week down 1,5%.
Higher commodity prices; Gold, Silver and Brent Oil were up more than 2%, while Platinum managed 1,6%. These were not enough to save the Resources Index (down 3%) from a stronger Rand. Industrials and Financials were also softer.
Anglogold up 9,3% and Harmony 9,5% responding to a firmer Gold Price (up 2,5%).
PSG rallied 6%, see comment below. ... ››› more
Commodities take a step lower
Brent oil led the commodity basket lower last week, losing 8,1%; Platinum and Gold were down 5,7% and 2,4% respectively.
Although the Rand softened, the pressure was too much for the JSE All Share Index which fell 0,8%. Resources fell 5,5%, but the rest of the sectors held up well.
International indices were slightly softer across most time zone... ››› more
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
Curro's high was set in 2016, at R57.80.
For the first half of the year it's sat at around R48.
But, in the last six months the share is down 22.88%.
In the last month alone, it is down 16.44%.
So, does this mean that Curro is a perfect buying opportunity, or does it mean that the share is headed for even further downside?
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Curro Holdings focuses on developing, managing and developing schools throughout South Africa. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Curro Holdings Limited
Short name: Curro
Sector: Retail – general retailers
Five top facts about Curro Holdings
Curro Holdings employs around 3,600 people across its operations. The company p... ››› more
PSG Group is an investment holding company focusing on the financial services sector. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: PSG Group Limited
Short name: PSG
Sector: Financial services – financial services
Five top facts about PSG Group
Through PSG Group’s investment portfolio, there are over 40,000 people employed. Maki... ››› more
Over the past week, two of the most heavily bought JSE shares by foreigners were PSG and Capitec.
This isn't a surprise as both these stocks have been on a tremendous run this year. Since around January, both companies have soared over 50% in six months.
So with the added confidence from foreign investors, this should see both stocks continue on an upward trend.
This is good news if you hold... ››› more
Speak to most South Africans about countries like Haiti, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe, and they'll tell you these are some back-water countries with hardly any form of government or viable economy.
Well the scary thing is, every one of these countries - along with 144 others - ranked ahead of South Africa when it comes to math and science education.
That's right. South Africa ranks last out of the ... ››› more
A couple of days ago an “Equity Report” was delivered to my email box.
It was written by a prominent analyst I often follow for views on stocks.
In short, the report had a BUY recommendation on Curro Holdings.
Now don't get me wrong. I think Curro is a great company and good investment idea. I also think the people managing the business are top notch. And as part of the South African ... ››› more
“The National Development Plan (NDP) will put the country on a clear growth path, President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address last week. The focus: Job creation, education, health, crime and rural development. That's great news for investors looking to invest in South Africa. After all, investing in companies that are helping government make its plans a reality is a great way to... ››› more
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