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Francois Joubert

  • Crypto is about to officially become regulated - here's what you need to know
  • For years now the Crypto asset space has been marred by companies like MIT, MMM Global and more. While there was nothing wrong with the asset class as such - the industry was like the wild west. Until recently when there was a crypto scam, or investors were defrauded there was basically nothing to be done. The SARB said that it did not regulate crypto currencies, and investors should conta... ››› more
  • [26 November 2020]
  • Read this if you've sold a stock too early
  • Have you ever wanted to kick yourself because you sold a stock that just kept going up and up? It happens to the best of us… Earlier this year, at Red Hot Penny Shares it happened with DRD Gold. We bought the stock at 265c in June 2019 and sold it at 1577c in May 2020. Adding in the dividends we received I was very happy with a 519.62% gain. A mere 2 months later the stock hi... ››› more
  • [19 November 2020]
  • There's huge upside brewing in these hated investments
  • Financial advisors hate penny stocks… Fund managers barely ever invest in them. But if there's one thing that these tiny shares have shown over the years it's that they've got huge upside potential. In 2020 alone Red Hot Penny Shares reader have banked a 274% gain on Pan African Resources, 519% on DRD Gold and 111% on Quantum Food Holdings… Most investors can only dream of these kind ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2020]
  • How do elections affect the stock market?
  • Right now everyone's talking about the US presidential elections. While the US president doesn't directly affect us - what happens to the US economy affects the entire world. So, there's definitely some merit in keeping an eye on the Americans… Similarly - in 2021 we'll have local government elections again in SA as well. So how do elections affect the stock market? And is there anything... ››› more
  • [06 November 2020]
  • When Transnet stumbles, this penny share profits
  • Transnet results are out - and they're shocking. The company had irregular expenditure of R10 billion for the year, losses on revaluations of R31.1 billion and a comprehensive loss for the year at R18.4 billion. On the back of this I'm sure you've seen trains being burned, looted or sabotaged during the last year or so. While this is a sad state of affairs, something we're getting more... ››› more
  • [30 October 2020]
  • Is this the most difficult investment decision you've ever made?
  • “Buy when there's blood on the streets!” “Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” As we've been faced with the current crisis, I'm sure you've heard many commentator's say now is the time to buy into shares. Shares are at decade long lows, and the cheapest they've been in a generation… During the week I read a letter that a client sent his brok... ››› more
  • [23 October 2020]
  • Three indicators of a big recovery in this sector in 2021
  • Right now, the agriculture sector is one of the spots of excellence in South Africa, and its being treated very well thanks to a double whammy of record-breaking harvests, and increasing commodity prices. This is good news for the SA economy. It means the agricultural sector could employ more people, putting money in the consumers' pocket. It means there are many supporting businesses and ... ››› more
  • [14 October 2020]
  • Is SA's new R30 billion city a hot investment opportunity or not?
  • “Ramaphosa launched R30billion Mooikloof Mega Residential City Project” I'm sure you've seen this headline, or something like it in the last few days. But what is this project really? And is it a great investment opportunity, or even something you should take note of or not? ________________________________________   These three cryptos are set to ride the next crypto wav... ››› more
  • [08 October 2020]
  • This could signal the end of load shedding - and a boost to private business in SA
  • Load shedding has been a headache for us all. If you hoped it would end thanks to maintenance Eskom did during lockdown - you were disappointed. As our economy has been opening up we've sporadically had load shedding, with a turn very close to the highest amount of reduced supply in SA's history. It's become clear that the solution to this problem likely won't come from Eskom alone… ... ››› more
  • [01 October 2020]
  • Why March 2021 is a crucial date if you've got a pension fund or RA
  • Odds are you have a pension fund, or money invested in a retirement annuity. For good reason - we all need to prepare for retirement. And the tax benefits are a great benefit to these retirement funds. But if you're planning on emigrating - even if it is something you've got planned for your distant future, you should listen up… Come March 2021 and your plans could become considerabl... ››› more
  • [17 September 2020]
  • Why SA's 51% GDP drop is already irrelevant news
  • On 8 September South Africa's GDP figures for the second quarter of 2020 was released. Our economy shrank by 51% annualised in the three months between April and June 2020. This has put us into the longest recession in the past 28 years. Sectors like mining fell 73.1%, manufacturing fell 74.9% and construction shrank by 76.6%. This is bad. But even though it was just released, i... ››› more
  • [10 September 2020]
  • Why you need to be wary of this accounting trick before you invest in stocks
  • Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic there was a ‘nerdy' accounting joke doing the rounds saying that soon we'd see EBITDAC - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and corona. While there's no ‘official' accounting term like that - companies results do show the effects, the pandemic has had on them. And many are opting to call it ‘once-off expenses. Suddenly the ner... ››› more
  • [04 September 2020]
  • This one indicator can tell you exactly what's happening in the economy
  • There are hundreds, if not thousands of economic indicators investors like us can look at to gauge how the economy is doing. Employment figures, GDP Growth, CPI, the Trade Balance, these are just a couple of the well-known ones. There are more obscure ones, like the Buttered Popcorn index, the R-word index or the Coupon Redemption index. But you don't need to know all of these. In fact, there'... ››› more
  • [27 August 2020]
  • On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop 75% - But you don't have to worry
  • On 31 August 2020 Apple's share price will drop around 75% from what it was. That means its share price will go from the current $437.50 to around $109 a share. I don't need a crystal ball to predict this. You see, Apple announced it is doing a 4-to-1 stock split. And its not the only company doing this. Tesla announced a 5-to-1 stock split that'll happen on August 21. So, what do... ››› more
  • [12 August 2020]
  • Renewable energy is really taking off - here's what you need to know
  • For more than a decade now, we've been hearing about the renewable energy trend. South Africa has had three rounds of tendering and construction builds for both solar and wind energy plants- but due to political reasons the fourth round of builds was stopped five years ago… Then two years ago the renewable energy programme was restarted, and by end 2019 around 8% of all of South Africa's... ››› more
  • [07 August 2020]
  • With all this stimulus - should you be scared of hyperinflation?
  • Interest rates world-wide have been dropped to their lowest levels in history. The US is currently running a 0% - 0.25% interest rate, and the country is pumping TRILLIONS of dollars into its economy via quantitative easing. In Europe the same plan is being followed, in fact, there are in fact banks borrowing money from the European Central bank at -1% interest rates. This means banks are g... ››› more
  • [29 July 2020]
  • Why I'm not surprised this gold miner just hit all-time highs
  • Pan African Resources hit 513c on Tuesday 21 July. That's the highest the stock has ever been. But I'm not surprised. In fact, I don't even think that its run is over. You see, the company made a very exciting announcement a week or so ago… Let me explain…     ________________________________________   A 158 year heritage – this transport stalwart knows ... ››› more
  • [22 July 2020]
  • Recession means these investments are screaming "Buy!"
  • SA's in a recession. The first quarter of 2020 saw a 2% decline in GDP. The SA Reserve Bank expects the second quarter to show a whopping 32.6% decline in GDP. This is a full blown recession, and to try and cushion the blow we're now seeing the lowest interest rates in SA's history. The prime interest rate is at a mere 7.25% compared to 10% at the end of 2019. That means a repayment on a R... ››› more
  • [15 July 2020]
  • You need to avoid these to shares in July
  • The economy is opening up again following lockdown. Restaurants and hotels are opening their doors again, so it might sound like a good idea to take a bet on these companies share prices recovering quickly now… But before you do that, just give me a moment to explain why these sectors, and specifically two stocks in these sectors aren't headed for a recovery yet. ___________________... ››› more
  • [08 July 2020]
  • The gold price is heading for $2,000, even $3,000, here's how to profit
  • The gold price is up 55% in the past 12 months in rand terms! In dollar terms its up 13% this quarter alone - making for its best quarter in years. It currently hovers just below $1,800 - but all indications are that it will hit the $2,000 mark soon.       ________________________________________   Discover: 103% gains on the table for savvy investors, thanks to this... ››› more
  • [02 July 2020]
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