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  • Nampak buys a Nigerian drinks can maker
  • Earlier today, Nampak Ltd announced that it acquired Alucan Investment Ltd. Alucan is a Nigerian drinks can maker. The purchase will expand Nampak's operations in Nigeria. Shares in Nampak rose on the news. Let's take a closer look at the deal… Today, South African packaging company Nampak said “it will buy closely held Nigerian drinks can maker Alucan,” says IOL. The deal also means that ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2013]
  • This one letter of the alphabet is an irreplaceable investment resource
  • In today's article you can learn how a single letter in the alphabet can help you when investing in the stockmarket. Whenever I am considering a new share tip for Red Hot Penny Shares, I always have a special single letter in mind. It may sound strange, but this simple letter is one of the best investment resources I know of. It can really help you to time your share purchases and can make a wo... ››› more
  • [08 November 2013]
  • US economic growth comes in higher than expected
  • Late yesterday, the US Commerce Department released its gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter. The data surprised. It showed a better than forecast uptick in economic growth. But data also showed that consumer spending fell. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… The US saw its economy expand “at an annual pace of 2.8% in the third quarter,” reports the BBC. This ... ››› more
  • [08 November 2013]
  • Reserve Bank cautions on the impact of strikes on ratings
  • Earlier today, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released its September 2013 Financial Stability Review. In the review, the central bank warns of the effects on high unemployment and strike action on the country's credit ratings. Let's take a closer look at what the Reserve Bank revealed in its report… In the report, SARB says the main risks to economic growth and its credit ratings are la... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • The number out of work takes an unexpected tumble
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released the unemployment data for the third quarter of this year. And the numbers surprised, with the number out of work coming in less than expected. Additional jobs in retail and finance helped bring the unemployment rate down. Let's take a closer look at what the data showed… The “unemployment rate dropped to 24.7% of the labour force in the third quarter,” repo... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • This company's “Hidden Dividend” policy will make investors an absolute fortune
  • I'll never forget the feeling I had as a first year student, buying my first share and receiving my first dividend in my bank account... It felt liberating, enlightening. I knew this is what truly rich people feel like... Seeing their bank accounts go up without them doing an ounce of work! But since then a lot has changed. For one, normal dividends are now taxed by government at 15%. ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • Revealed: How to build your portfolio
  • When it comes to putting a portfolio together, the whole process can seem a bit daunting. But if you follow some simple rules, you can build a sturdy portfolio that should manage risk. Read on to uncover how to build your portfolio… It can be difficult figuring out what stocks to invest in, Keith Fitz-Gerald in Money Morning US explains... To build a portfolio that manages risk, here’s an... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • The Treasury cuts 0.6% off GDP for 2013
  • Earlier today, the National Treasury revealed that it slashed its economic growth expectations for the year down to 2.1%. It blames the widespread strike action and power issues for the much poorer than expected growth. Let's take a closer look at the figures... Growth expectations for 2013 were cut today, reports IOL. In February, the Treasury forecast 2.7% in its budget. Now it revised the fig... ››› more
  • [23 October 2013]
  • The JSE storms higher, finishing the week on another record high
  • Following a string of new highs, the JSE finished the week on another. The local bourse had a good day, boosted by positive news from China about its economic growth. But Kumba kept a lid on gains. Let's take a closer look at the day on the JSE... The JSE hit another record high today, reports Fin24. Helping out global markets is sentiment over the US government's last minute decision to sor... ››› more
  • [18 October 2013]
  • China's GDP rises for the first time in nine months
  • Earlier today, China's National Bureau of Statistics released its gross domestic product (GDP) data for the third quarter of this year. That's the period of July to September. There was some hopeful news for commodities, industrial output was up. Asian stock markets lifted on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed... Economic growth in China showed “the first rise in thre... ››› more
  • [18 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]
  • One BIG sign the bear market in mining is finally over
  • Shares of major global mining companies like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale peaked in early 2011. These miners produce important commodities like coal, iron ore, copper etc... However, the US economy struggled, the European economy fell into recession and the growth in China slowed. Read on to discover one big sign the bear market in mining is finally over... Those economies are the engine tha... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • SABMiller's share price soars on good trading update
  • Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update about its results for the six months to the end of September. The update surprised analysts, showing growth. The market liked what it saw too, rewarding the share price. Let's take a closer look at what the trading update revealed... The second biggest global beer maker said in its trading update that “net revenue rose 4%” for the six months... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • Manufacturing output growth in SA stutters
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its data on manufacturing output for the month of August. The effect of strikes were clear to see, with growth coming in much lower than forecast. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Manufacturing output growth for August “slowed sharply to 0.2% year on year in volume terms,” reports Fin24. That’s down from “5.5% in July”. This is t... ››› more
  • [10 October 2013]
  • The JSE takes a knock as worries grow over the US
  • The JSE ended firmly in the red today. Global jitters about the US hitting its debt ceiling are spreading. The local bourse suffered the consequences of a stock sell off. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE today… Shares on the JSE “fell hard” today, reports MoneyWeb. After the JSE hit new highs over the last few weeks, it suffered as “investors’ dumped shares”. Worr... ››› more
  • [08 October 2013]
  • The pitfalls of the PEG ratio
  • The price earnings to growth (PEG) ratio can be a great tool to uncover bargain growth stocks. But there are some disadvantages to using the PEG ratio. The main issue stems from the fact that the ratio needs an earnings growth forecast. Read on to uncover the pitfalls of the PEG ratio… Used in isolation, any ratio can be dangerous, Tim Bennett in MoneyWeek explains... The PEG ratio is no di... ››› more
  • [03 October 2013]
  • Revealed: How to calculate the PEG ratio
  • If you're looking to invest in a share that could return your original investment many times over, then the price earnings to growth (PEG) ratio could hold the key. This ratio compares a company's price earnings (PE) ratio with the rate its earnings are going. If you apply the ratio correctly you can find out if you've found a bargain growth stock. Read on to find out how to calculate the PEG rati... ››› more
  • [03 October 2013]
  • How to hunt down investing's Holy Grail - the multi-bagger
  • It's the Holy Grail of investing. A small yet rapidly-growing company that manages to turn a profit and then just keeps on growing. If you buy in at the right time and at the right price, you could easily have a ‘multi-bagger'. That is, a stock that returns your original investment many times over. Read on to find out how to hunt down investing's Holy Grail, the multi-bagger… But how do you ... ››› more
  • [03 October 2013]
  • How you can make as much money as Facebook and Google's first investors!
  • When it comes to investing, it's the early investors that make the big money. For example entrepreneur Peter Thiel was the first man to invest in social media company Facebook way back in 2004. His $500,000 investment back then is worth over $3 billion today! Electrical engineer Andy Bechtolsheim was Google's first real investor… His $100,000 initial investment grew to $1.5 billion in j... ››› more
  • [20 September 2013]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged
  • Following the South African Reserve Bank's three day monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting, earlier today the bank revealed it's keeping interest rates unchanged. With inflation creeping higher and economic growth still a concern, let's take a closer look at what the Reserve Bank said today… The Reserve Bank has left interest rates unchanged in its latest MPC meeting, reports iAfrica. That k... ››› more
  • [19 September 2013]
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