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  • Movers and Shakers this Past Week - Plus 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Industrials down 3% Industrials took the brunt of weaker markets last week as concerns regarding the economic outlook post US elections weighed on sentiment. Woolies was down 6,3% and several other industrial shares fell by approximately 4%. Naspers down 7,9% Rand strength and weakness in social media stocks put pressure on Naspers. Facebook was down 8,6% while Groupon fell 19%. Some anal... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Cabinet reshuffle announced - Two to buy and one to sell
  • Admittedly, I expected more movement in the Rand once the cabinet reshuffle was announced. We have a saying that “the Market always knows” which seems to apply in this case. When Mr. Nene was removed, the Rand fell 8,5% within the first few days and then extended those losses by another 10% a few weeks later. By comparison the Rand has loss only 7% so far, perhaps the Market knew that SA I... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Moving swiftly along - Three to buy
  • A week of heightened protests has ended and the ANC Cadre are holding the fort, for now. Their confidence masks the growing dissension from all sides, including members of its own party, eventually pressure will come to bear. Fitch followed S&P in downgrading SA, but again the reaction was relatively muted. Clearly the market had been preparing for this eventuality. Of more concern is that som... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Invest in the world's most powerful economy with just R100 a month
  • When the results of the Brexit referendum came on Friday 24 June 2016, the rand fell more than 8% against the dollar. This was the biggest fall against the American currency since 2008. The international impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union is making it difficult for investors to figure out what to invest in next. If you're feeling confused, there is one market that still o... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Can you buck the weakening rand with the DB x-tracker FTSE 100?
  • With the rand doing tumbles in the markets right now, you need a way to expose your money to international markets. You see, by earning money in pounds or dollars, you're protecting yourself from the weaker rand here at home. In fact, you're increasing your investment returns. ETFs are a great way to get exposure offshore with limited risk and capital outlay. Today we've found you the ideal of... ››› more
  • [18 May 2016]
  • As I predicted the rand hit yet another low against the dollar - Here's what you must do
  • Yesterday I warned investors that the rand will lose strength against the dollar because of the rumours that the Hawks want to arrest Pravin Gordhan for his involvement in the establishment of the SARS rogue unit while he was the tax agency's commissioner. As I expected, that's exactly what happened. But now, where to from here? Is it time for South African investors to be really worried? And wha... ››› more
  • [17 May 2016]
  • Three ways to hedge yourself against a weaker rand
  • This year so far, the rand is down over 10% against the dollar. It's a similar story with the currency's performance against the euro and the pound. It looks like the rand is far from out of the woods yet. So if you haven't hedged yourself against the rand's fall, what can you do now? Read on to find out… Rand hedge #1: Hold foreign currency You can hedge yourself against the r... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • ‘Big Ben' is counting down… Make sure you're ready
  • Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke's countdown, to make a move that will cause the rand to plummet further than you'd ever expect, has already begun. And you need to make sure your wealth is protected today. Let me explain… With growth in the US, the money flow to South Africa will dry up! Since the financial crash in 2008/9 the US Fed has been pumping billions of dollars of stimulus into its... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]
  • Three ways to protect your money from inflation before it hits!
  • Many of us take the ostrich approach to inflation. We know it's coming, but we feel that if pretend it's not there, maybe we won't feel the extra pinch on our pockets. Sadly this approach doesn't work. And now a Reuters' poll shows there are signs that we should be getting set to face even more inflation this year - and it'll hit us fast! Here's how to protect your pocket from inflation with three... ››› more
  • [05 April 2013]
  • Make this investment today and you'll look forward to rising inflation!
  • Thanks to inflation, the price of everything is going up - food, electricity, petrol. Unfortunately, our salaries aren't adjusted accordingly. That's why it's so easy to fall into the ‘debt trap'. The Reserve Bank reports that the household debt to income ratio was already at 76% in the third quarter of 2012. But there's an easy way to avoid becoming a debt statistic and bank a handsome profit a... ››› more
  • [04 April 2013]
  • Protect yourself from rand weakness without taking your money outside South African borders
  • “Every time the rand loses value, you pay more. More for petrol, more for food, more for electricity. More for everything! I don't know about you, but everyday it feels like prices are increasing and eroding my wealth,” says investment strategist Gavin Fourie. But, there's a simple way to reverse the effects of rand weakness on your wealth. Read on to find out how you can protect your wealth f... ››› more
  • [02 April 2013]

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