Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger…
Out of left field, Kodak shares exploded onto the scene with a 2,760% weekly gain.
Let's put that in context. If you'd bought R10,000 worth of Kodak this Monday, your account balance would now be R276,000 at time of writing this article!
That's without any fancy gearing or exotic structures. This is simply by buying ordinary Kodak... ››› more
Q. “With the number of infection and death rates picking up, there are talks that the second Coronavirus wave has already started. I'd like to know if there are any specific industries you're looking at buying which don't have a major effect on the pandemic?”
A. Yes, I have seen the COVID-19 levels up as well. I believe this is due to, countries opening the economies, allowi... ››› more
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
If you look closely at any US Dollar note, you'll see In God We Trust, this has been America's motto since 1956. It replaced its unification slogan of E Pluribus, Unum from 1776.
But in America, there's a second motto and that's In Gold We Trust. Gold (and precious metal) coins have been selling at a significant premium since the March lows.
Gold has been on a tear since the coronavirus low ... ››› more
Have you heard of SaaS?
Well, SaaS forms part of the growing Cloud Computing industry. And over the past two decades, it's grown exponentially!
Just consider in the 2000's, just 12% of businesses were making use of it.
But thanks to the growth of the internet, the SaaS market has exploded with more than 73% of all businesses using it today!
And it's thanks to this rapid adoption, t... ››› more
Frankfurt's Dax 30 is definitely the star index of the year…
It started the year at 13,126 moved to a frightening low of 8,158 in March and then recovered to over 13,200 in July.
This means, the German index has gone positive for the year.
And I believe this is going to continue in the next couple of months.
Right now, investors are feeling super optimistic about the index as it i... ››› more
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
Q. “I've just started trading Bitcoin and I have two questions regarding the online wallet where I store my coins.
First - Can you please tell me what the difference between a private and a public key is.
Second - Can I get my key back if I lose it or misplace a key?”
A. Whether you’d like to deposit, withdraw money and then exchange Bitcoins, the process all ... ››› more
Last week our TFG short was closed out for a 133% geared gain, it has since rallied to above R69.00 on optimism around the JET acquisition news.
However, Foshini also announce they are raising about R4bn in a deeply discounted rights issue. Today (21 July) is the last day to trade in the shares to be awarded the rights at a take-up price of R41.90 per share.
What is a rights issue, you m... ››› more
For the first time in nearly 16 years inflation is below the South African Reserve Bank's targeted range.
Yesterday, Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) slowed to 2.1%. That's the lowest number since September 2004.
Now, you're thinking inflation is low, that's a good thing, right?
It's a bit more complicated. Let's explore…
Di... ››› more
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
Rand strength over the last two months is now providing another opportunity for you to review offshore investment allocations. I'm always amazed at how many clients scramble for offshore investment after the horse has bolted and dither when they should take action.
Finova's global portfolio returned 2,65% in USD for the 12-month period to 30 June 2020, a period that includes the Covid-19 Marke... ››› more
Almost everything sold off big earlier this year. But after that, one US sector was the first to hit new highs again.
And it did so in April.
Since then, this sector's uptrend has been accelerating.
In fact, stocks in this sector continue to shatter old "new high" records almost daily. They've been on an impressive rally - up more than 45% since bottoming in March.
Despite this… ... ››› more
2020 has been one hell of a year. Coronavirus has ravaged most markets and yet certain stock markets have hit record highs.
Whatever the reason for the run up, the obvious divergence of share prices from the underlying reality seems to be all too apparent to professional investors.
So, is it time for you to hit the big red button? Is now the time to sell everything?
... ››› more
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.
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Did you know…
The US economy is in the deepest recession in living memory.
Also, the US Federal rate has dropped from 2.25%, taking the borrowing interest rate to 0.25%.
And yet, in the last quarter, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 have baffled the world having the best quarterly rallies since 1998.
In the last three months, each stock market has surged more than 20%.
Now I don... ››› more
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
Bidcorp's share price is hitting a ceiling after a V-shaped recovery from the March lows. The R280 to R290 is an area of congestion for the share price and a sustained break above R290 is unlikely. The downside risk is a return to the R250 level. We'll look at the chart in a minute.
Today marks BidCorp's financial year end and the past 6 months have been a tough environment with significant r... ››› more
The rise of the World Wide Web turned the world of shopping on its head.
One company that cashed in massively was the USA's Amazon.com.
This company is now the biggest eCommerce retailer in the world. And, in spite of Covid-19, lockdowns and (in case you've forgotten) a simmering trade war between the US and China, Amazon's share price has just reached all-time highs.
When looking eas... ››› more
You know the saying…“Out of crisis comes opportunity”?
Well, today I'm going to share two investors who followed this “investment mantra” and made a fortune.
Plus, I'll show you a way to access some great opportunities in our market that exist right now thanks to the pandemic.
"There are decades where nothing happens; and th... ››› more
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