It's that time of year again.
Investors and traders all around the world, have the ‘Old Adage' echoing in their heads.
"Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day".
News reporters, analysts and investing companies are warning people, to not buy stocks in May.
Whereas I like to do my own research, and show you why I don't follow the herd.
In this article, we... ››› more
If this support level holds, we could see our market run to record highs. And the elections could be the catalyst for a strong bounce and rally to the previous highs.
The old stock market adage of “sell in May and go away”, seems to be ringing true for the JSE as we approach May. The JSE (Top 40 future) is pulling back, testing a crucial support level.
This back-up plan will allow Americ... ››› more
News flow seems to have subsided for now, markets continue to grind gradually higher. The JSE added 1% last week on the back of stronger commodity prices; Brent recovered 3,4% after trading softer for several weeks.
Internationally, markets continue in a holding pattern; testing new highs. Commodities are responding to a weaker dollar and US Markets stumbled for the second time on new challen... ››› more
Friday morning proved to be a good day on the JSE as it recovered from Thursday's sell-off which was triggered by news that US interest rates will increase sooner than expected. Global markets like the US and Asia are still struggling but the European markets joined the JSE in its recovery.
Considering that May is usually the worst month for the JSE, things are not looking as bad as investors... ››› more
One of the most renowned economists last century was John Maynard Keynes. As well as being a highly respected economist, he was also a very successful investor.
For a quarter of a century he ran the Kings College of Cambridge's endowment fund with great success. Much of this was down to his style of investing and the rules he followed.
Read on to uncover three top tips that helped Keynes ach... ››› more
Earlier today, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) released its business confidence index (BCI) data for May.
The index revealed a stark fall from April. It now stands at its worse level for 16 years.
The main issue putting a dampener on business confidence is the impact of power supply problems.
Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed…
The busine... ››› more
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Earlier today, Stats SA released its retail sales data for May. The data showed that retail sales grew again for the month.
The growth far exceeded expectations.
Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed…
Retail sales grew 2.4% in May
Retail sales in South Africa “grew by 2.4% year-on-year,” says MoneyWeb. This was far higher than expectations.
Stats SA also revised its... ››› more
This afternoon, the Department of Energy announced that the price of petrol and the price of diesel will drop next week. The price of fuel has scaled all-time highs as the rand has weakened against the dollar. The changes will take effect on Tuesday night at midnight just before the country is set to vote in the general election. Let's take a closer look at the changes to the price of fuel…
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The "Sell in May and go away, then come back again on St Leger day" adage resonates with many investors around the world.
But just because many people believe it, doesn't mean it's true!
I'm going to show you why the old saying is utter-garbage and instead, will show you why I'm buying in May and why you should too!
Let me explain.
Selling in May actually loses you money!
The old a... ››› more
Winter is on its way and you know what happens.
After a deep and soothing sleep, you wake up with a cold spell greeting you in the morning.
Your alarm goes off unexpectedly and when you open your eyes, it's still dark outside.
Almost every day, you wish that you could sleep for just a few more minutes or hours.
And when winter comes, not only do you try stay at home more but also, yo... ››› more
In the 19th-century, Thomas Carlyle once mocked economics by calling it “the dismal science”.
And for economists, the 2008 crash was dismal.
Economists not only failed to spot the looming disaster…
But many even predicted the opposite would happen.
So it's time for the study economics to shape up, if it's going to be useful in the future.
Let's take a look at what's hap... ››› more
Earlier today, Statistics South Africa released its much anticipated retail sales data for May. And the market was surprised with the figures. The data came in sharply higher than anticipated. To uncover what's going on, read on…
The growth of retail sales in South Africa “accelerated to a nine month high of 6.2% [year-on-year] in May,” reports IOL. Consumers buying more “clothing, shoes... ››› more
Last night, the US Federal Reserve released its figures on consumer borrowing for May. And, not only were they up, they showed the biggest increase seen in over a year! A positive sign for the US economy. Here's what the figures reveal…
Consumer borrowing is a great indicator of economic health.
It reflects the “amount of money that individuals borrowed,” states FXStreet. And shows that... ››› more
Inflationary pressures have been a major talking point lately. The weak rand is putting pressure on domestic inflation, but for May at least it came in slightly lower than was anticipated. Here's what's happening with inflation in South Africa…
This morning, Stats SA released its much awaited data about local inflation.
In it, the South Africa’s consumer price index (CPI) came in at 5.6% ... ››› more
Winter is certainly on the way. Waking up when it's still dark to a fresh chill in the air is certainly not my cup of tea! However on the other side of the world spring is just beginning. In the Northern Hemisphere a lot of people will be beginning to take their summer holidays - including many stock market participants…And it's because of this seasonality, that the story of “sell in May and ... ››› more
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