Like the tourism and hospitality sectors, construction has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result, the construction sector saw a 30% collapse in the second quarter of 2020.
But it looks like the construction sector has started to see a recovery at last. In 2020, the Afrimat Construction Index dropped to below 70 - from a 2019 average of just above 120. Indicating a huge drop i... ››› more
For the past year I've been telling investors small cap companies are selling for a fraction of their true worth - despite the pandemic and SA's economic woes.
And with the small cap index jumping 17% in the past three months, it certainly looks like the momentum is building.
In fact, in the past week I've noticed an institutional research report being released on a small company I've been... ››› more
Small cap stocks have had a tough time in recent years. While the underlying businesses in many cases did really well - their share prices didn't.
Between March 2016 and March 2020 the Small Cap Index was down 44%.
In the last 6 months though, the Small Cap Index is up 25%, erasing a great portion of its past losses.
And thus far 2021 looks like a scorcher for small companies.
In t... ››› more
Between May 2015 and May 2018, the JSE Small Cap Index went nowhere. And between May 2018 and May 2020 it dropped 44.68%.
Since then however the Small Cap Index is up 29%.
That's a huge rally in just six months.
But here's the thing. It's not over yet. The small companies in this index aren't even back to the levels they traded, at the start of 2020. Never mind their 2018 highs…
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While there have been epidemics in our lifetime, none have had the level of response from government's that we're now seeing.
And while it's now become clear that we'll have to deal with lockdown measures for longer than many initially thought - we're also far enough through this crisis to start looking ahead.
How will our economy recover, will it be quick or slow? Will we see inflatio... ››› more
Mark Twain wasn't wrong when he said:
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same - this is true when it comes to the fear, greed and herd mentality in the markets... If you've been investing long enough you will see the same patterns on repeat.
Just think back to the 2007/2008 financial crisis…
I remember buying ... ››› more
So, you want to invest in JSE-listed penny stocks….
But you don't know where to start?
There are hundreds of stocks out there, and so little freely available information.
Today I'm going to run you through four crucial questions you should ask yourself before making any penny stock investment.
Think of it as the first cut - the criteria with which you can start looking at the pen... ››› more
There are 322 shares on the JSE with market capitalisations of lower than R5 billion. These shares (bar a few ETFs and Preference shares) we can call ‘small caps'.
These are the smaller shares on the JSE that don't fit into the Top 40, or the Mid Cap indices.
We can further segment these shares - looking only at PENNY SHARES. These are small caps with share prices below R10. Of these sha... ››› more
JSE listed stocks are selling at their cheapest levels in a decade.
And that's created an opportunity for internationally listed, and private equity companies to make a mint.
You see, these companies borrow money internationally at 3%, 4% or 5% interest. They then buy these South African companies that are selling cheaply and the dividends they receive from them are enough to repay their b... ››› more
Head over to your nearest shopping centre or mall and you'll notice, a bunch of Cannabis outlets popping up.
From cannabis flavoured soaps in the Body Shop, CBD outlets selling cannabis oils for your vape or even cannabis infused drinks and cooking oils.
This is an industry that is pretty much taking over South Africa and the world.
In fact, Green Fund estimated that the global cannabis m... ››› more
By definition, Penny Stocks trade at R10 or less and they're typically small companies with big growth potential.
These investments are attractive because small share price moves translate into large percentage gains - or losses if you pick the wrong stock. In short, these are volatile investments, so you're advised to use caution.
But if you're looking for one of these top penny stock com... ››› more
On 28 March 2019 Argent Industrial announced it bought R11.5 million of its own shares back.
Rolfes Technology Holdings directors have also been on the acquisition road.
On 2 April Chris Seabrooke bought R2.3 million worth of shares in the company, and then on 9 April CEO, Richard Buttle, bought R572,764 shares back in the company.
Then there's Santova directors that have bought R13.4 mil... ››› more
Q. “I've recently bought Advanced Health shares. On Friday, the share price suddenly moved from around 90 cents down to 85 cents. Was there a news event announced or what happened? Where do you think the share price will move to next?”
A. Unfortunately, there has not been one SENS news announcement since December 2018. The news announcement only mentioned about the upcoming AGMs an... ››› more
2018's been a tough year on the stock market. Based on the data I've filtered through there hasn't been a share that's returned more than 100% for the year to date!
In fact, there have only been six shares to return more than 50% for the year so far!
In total, there are 53 shares with 10%+ gains for 2018 to date…
So, what do these companies have in common, and why are they up while ther... ››› more
No question about it… There is a mountain of reasons to be worried about the South African stock market.
Since March 2017, the JSE Small Cap index is down 19.62%.
At the same time, the mainstream media is bombarding investors with “Take all your money offshore now” messages.
But there are groups of investors that are bullish as can be.
And they're buying small cap stocks like the... ››› more
When you've been around the penny stock investing industry as long as I have, you get tired hearing the same old lies about penny stocks over and over.
While these stories don't affect me at all, I am tired of how they discourage investors that are eager to start, and to learn more about the opportunities out there.
So, give me a moment of your time today to tell you about the lies, and myth... ››› more
I have a number of interests in private businesses. One startup that I invested money in is about to pay off in a big way.
Suddenly I'm getting calls from investors wanting in on the opportunity….
But mere months ago - when the startup was burning through capital in order to get its products market ready investors didn't even want to give it a second glance.
They were saying that there'... ››› more
I always look for a catalyst that'll send the price of a penny stock flying. Being a good business isn't enough if there isn't something big that'll attract the attention of investors to the stock.
But even better, every once in a while I find a stock that doesn't just have one catalyst but THREE catalysts that are behind it, which will push the share price up.
And today I'd like to share wi... ››› more
In an interview with Fin24 energy expert Ted Blom said that the possibility of load shedding this winter is larger than the Day Zero water crisis in Cape Town…
Eskom responded by saying that its “Recovery plan to avoid load shedding working well.”
Acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe briefed the media saying, “Only six out of 15 power stations are experiencing coal shortages.”
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I don't often make predictions.
And, I simply don't like being wrong…
But every once in a while, the evidence is so conclusive … I simply cannot ignore it.
You see, some four years ago, I uncovered a report which indicated the coalmines that supply Eskom would reach the end of their lives between 2010 and 2020.
And I told investors:
In the next three years, w... ››› more
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