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  • Bargain hunting in “bear” territory
  • Following on from last week's article where I quoted Sir John Templeton as saying “tell me where there is the most pessimism and I will tell you where to invest”. That describes global equity markets now and more accurately the South African market. Most investors are bearish and pessimism is high. But that doesn't mean you should be buying every stock making 52-week lows or in bargain territo... ››› more
  • [27 August 2019]
  • Why you should buy Discovery...
  • The JSE finished the month and quarter with a very strong rally of 3.3% on Friday. Never the less, that rally was not enough to close the All Share Index in the black for the year-to-date. Financials, Small and Mid-cap shares are down while resources are up 11.2% year to date. The market still faces strong headwinds with the US instigated Trade War becoming more hostile, rising yields ... ››› more
  • [04 July 2018]
  • Getting it right… 2 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Where is, the Rand going? The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • About the company: Discovery Ltd [JSE:DSY]
  • Discovery is a South African company focusing on healthcare, life assurance and investments. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of the top 40 companies… Full name: Discovery Limited Short name: Discovery Ticker: DSY Sector: Insurance – Life insurance Five top facts about Discovery Fact #1: Discovery employs over 7,400 people across its diffe... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
  • Why having these two stocks in your portfolio is your best chance to grow your wealth
  • 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
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Shares in Discovery leap higher on the back of a rise in earnings
  • Earlier today, Discovery released its results for the full-year to the end of June. The company posted a 20% rise in earnings. Discovery also revealed that it had very little exposure to African Bank. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed… Discovery attracted 15% new business in the year Discovery [JSE:DSY] reported a rise of diluted normalised headline earnings ... ››› more
  • [03 September 2014]
  • The JSE rises strongly spurred on by good news
  • The JSE closed the day firmly higher yesterday. Good news from China early in the day helped get trading off to a good start. Higher precious metal prices helped take gold and platinum stocks higher too. And there were some outstanding performers from individual shares. Let's see what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE finished the day comfortably higher helped by” positive global sentim... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • Two shares you can buy today to ride the Chinese rally all the way to the bank
  • Right now Chinese stocks are trading at a 32% discount to their five year average. And with positive data releases and the National People's Congress policy meeting, scheduled for next month, you have a great opportunity to profit from a rally in Chinese stocks. In fact, right now there are two shares you can buy today to ride the Chinese rally all the way to the bank. And best of all, you d... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]
  • Looking to invest in financials? Consider the JSE's life insurance sector
  • The JSE life insurance sector is an exciting one in which some of the players have embarked upon exciting merger and acquisition (M&A), as well as restructuring activity over a number of years. Insurance is a grudge purchase. However, successful companies operating within this sector are able to structure and market their products in ways which lead the consumer into feeling as if they've been of... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • Discovery's profit falls, but its share price rises
  • Earlier today, Discovery Holdings released its results for the full year to June. And, as the company warned last week, its profits fell. But not as much as the market thought. Discovery's share price has bounced today. Let's take a closer look at what the results reveal… SA’s biggest medical insurance administrator, Discovery, said that its profits for the year to June fell 6%, reports IOL.... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Discovery's share price plunges 9.09%
  • Earlier today, Discovery released a trading update about its results. The market clearly wasn't happy with the news, punishing the share down 9.09%. Let's take a closer look at what the trading update revealed… South Africa’s largest medical insurance provider, Discovery, saw its share price massacred today on the JSE. The plunge in its share price of 9.09% was the worst the company has w... ››› more
  • [28 August 2013]

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