Electricity is fundamental to the way we live our lives. You simply can't live without it. Just consider the disastrous effect of load shedding this past week.
Roads in chaos, stockpiles of food rotting in refrigerators and many downstream services just grinding to a halt.
And yet, if you look at the big picture… And, I'm talking the development of mankind “big picture”, we've only h... ››› more
In August, global commodity giant, BHP Billiton, announced its intentions to spin off some of its assets into a new company.
The company said it planned to list the company in Australia and South Africa. But late yesterday, BHP Billiton announced that it's changed its mind and the new company will also list in London.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
BHP Billiton changes ... ››› more
Sometimes when you look at charts, you see things that no one else sees.
From patterns to shapes, formations to unexpected objects…
And talking about strange objects, today I saw a rare but bullish formation lining in the resource sector.
It's what I like to call the vuvuzela formation.
It's rare, but when it plays out it can be very profitable and powerful!
So powerful that, in... ››› more
In news just in, Nigerian firm SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company is to list simultaneously on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Monday. SEPLAT aims to raise $500 million from its listing. But what is SEPLAT all about? And could it be worth looking at as an investment opportunity? Let's take a closer look…
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Looking around the globe, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a tiny blip on the stock market horizon. There are several stock markets around the world. The largest of these influence the JSE to some extent. Activity on some of these markets can sometimes give an indication of what a trading day in SA will bring. Let's take a closer look at the top stock markets in Europe…
Key internatio... ››› more
If you mention investing to most people, the first thing they'll think of is buying and selling shares. But have you thought about why you can buy shares? To answer this you need to look at how the stock market came about…
The creation of the first public companies – companies with freely tradable shares – was in the 16th century. Up until then, small groups of individuals had privately ow... ››› more
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