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  • An investment opportunity contrarian investors dream about
  • You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors. In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%. This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37! But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today. It all has to do w... ››› more
  • [25 March 2019]
  • About the company: Kumba Iron Ore Ltd [JSE:KIO]
  • Kumba Iron Ore is part of the Anglo American group of companies. The company is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies… Full name: Kumba Iron Ore Limited Short name: Kumba Ticker: KIO Sector: Basic resources – industrial metals & mining Five top facts about Kumba Iron Ore Fact #1: Kumba Iron Ore employs over 14,000 people in South Africa. It prides itself on ... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • The NUM and Kumba enter a new three-year wage deal without the threat of a strike
  • Earlier today, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced that it had agreed to a new wage deal with Kumba Iron Ore. The deal sees the union securing the best wage hikes for its lowest paid members. Let's take a closer look at the new wage deal… The wage deal sees a solid rise in pay The NUM has “secured a 17.5% increase for the lowest category of employees” with Kumba... ››› more
  • [31 July 2014]
  • Here's why you want to back the biggest iron ore miners to crush the little guy
  • When it comes to producing iron ore, no one does it better than BHP Billiton (JSE: BIL) and Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). These are the world's biggest iron ore producers by far. In fact, they've produced 56.6 and 57.5 million tons respectively. And that's in the last three months alone. These figures represent a 19% increase for BHP Billiton on a year ago and an 11% increase for Rio Tinto. But wha... ››› more
  • [25 July 2014]
  • Here's just one more reason to hate the Aussies…
  • We all love to hate the Aussies… And more often than not, it's because they're so damn good at sport. Well today, there's another reason to hate them. You see, it turns out the Aussies are good at more than just sport. They're great at finance too. So good in fact, they've got investors from all over the world flooding into their currency. According to a Bloomberg study, the Aussie Doll... ››› more
  • [27 June 2014]
  • How China's 'nuclear winter' is about to cause a boom in the iron ore price
  • Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a 'nuclear winter', slowing photosynthesis in plants — and potentially wreaking havoc on the country's food supply. Chinese officials know they have a massive problem on their hands if they want to transition into a consumer driven economy. Nobody wants to raise a family in a place that'... ››› more
  • [16 May 2014]
  • Professional trader reveals: Why Kumba Iron Ore is my favourite contrarian play right now
  • While I'd usually want to sell at the upper resistance of this gentle downtrend, I think I can be forgiven for breaking the rules when considering a company like Kumba Iron Ore (KIO). Right now, it's my favourite contrarian play and a trade I believe you should put on today. When it comes to trading Kumba Iron Ore, it’ll pay to go against the general consensus With its 7.5 PE (8 forward P... ››› more
  • [19 March 2014]
  • Anglo American's quarterly update impresses across the board
  • Earlier today, Anglo American released its production report for the final quarter of 2013 to the end of December. And the diversified mining giant impressed. Especially in its production of iron ore, copper and platinum. Shares in Anglo American, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore rallied strongly on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the report revealed… In today’s released... ››› more
  • [29 January 2014]
  • Kumba's share price soars on the back of higher expected earnings
  • Earlier today, Kumba Iron Ore released a trading statement. The company said that it expects its earnings for the full year to come in 20% higher. Kumba's share price has risen on the back of the news. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement revealed… Kumba Iron Ore says that “it expects full-year earnings to rise by as much as 20%,” reports Fin24. The iron ore producer says... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • Despite a China driven bull market, you DON'T want to buy these companies. Here's why…
  • “Iron ore rallying as cargoes to China reach record” This was a headline on Bloomberg yesterday. Now on your first look at this headline, you may think that now's a good time to buy into iron ore miners. After all, if the industrial metal's price is rallying, then miners should make more profit right? Well today I'm telling you, this rally in iron ore prices will be short lived. And ... ››› more
  • [12 November 2013]
  • BHP Billiton's share price responds well to production update
  • Earlier today, BHP Billiton released its first quarter operational review. And the commodities giant surprised investors with an upbeat report. Most notable was the boost in iron ore production and its forecast. Let's take a closer look at what the operational review for the first quarter revealed... Shares on the JSE of BHP Billiton have risen nearly 4% on the back of its first quarter operatio... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • Profit from the worlds scarcest resource
  • The global economy is dependent on resources such as oil, iron ore, copper and precious metals. We are consuming these resources at an unimaginable rate... Take oil for example: Over 87 million barrels of oil are used every day! But there's one natural resource that's much more important than any of these minerals will ever be. This resource is so vital that without it the worl... ››› more
  • [02 August 2013]
  • Strike action can't keep Kumba down
  • Yesterday, Kumba Iron Ore released its first half results. In spite of labour unrest severely affecting production at one of its mines, the company managed to stay on par. The results include a bonus for shareholders. Let's have a closer look… In its first half results, to the end of June, Kumba “reported little growth,” reports Fin24. The company was “hit by a sharp fall” in the pr... ››› more
  • [24 July 2013]
  • Did these top fund managers get it wrong?
  • There is massive hype surrounding the steel sector right now... Many people think the industry has hit rock bottom... And, believe now's the time to buy in as the sector starts making a comeback. Even big fund managers are pouring money into this industry. About two weeks ago both RE:CM and Investec Asset Management snatched up a large portion of ArcelorMittal. These two fund mana... ››› more
  • [16 July 2013]
  • Why you shouldn't be buying these three resource stocks right now
  • Cheap stocks are what true value investor's look for. Low PE's, high dividends and buying companies at values less than what their total assets are worth is what these investors love. And looking purely at fundamental factors many diversified resource miners are looking really good right now. According to Bloomberg estimates Anglo American, the former darling of the South African market, i... ››› more
  • [15 July 2013]
  • Chinese manufacturing activity contracts: How much more bad news can the markets handle?
  • The Fed's announcement last night sent the markets into a spin, but now China is showing more signs of strain and this sent the JSE spiralling further south. Let's have a look at what's going on… Global markets were feeling the heat today following last night’s announcement from the US Federal Reserve (Fed). Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Fed, announced that the US would be stepping down its ... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]
  • Transnet's latest plans show it's got the whole world in its hands…
  • There's a reason government smiles every time Transnet sees a profit - the South African government is its sole shareholder. But other countries are doing what they can to take a part of the profits too. The China Development Bank has lent Transnet up to $5 billion to revamp its ageing rail lines used to carry commodities such as coal and iron ore. Here's how this affects the rest of the economy... ››› more
  • [15 May 2013]
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