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  • The fastest growing investment sectors in South Africa - and where I'm putting my money
  • Over the past three years, the JSE's Financial index would've made you around 7%. The JSE's Industrial's index would've returned around 27%, and had you invested in the Resources Index, you'd have lost a whopping 38% over the same period. Clearly, you need to pay attention to where you're investing if you want to make money in today's tough market. So, as we're heading into the last qu... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The Rand's rally stalls as investors eye 2nd quarter GDP figures - TWO to buy
  • The major news is today's GDP growth figure for the 2nd quarter. The print should come out at 2.6% and signal a short-lived recession. The Rand's strength was given a boost after poor jobs numbers out from the US on Friday, but has started consolidating around R12.95. We believe clients should use the current strength to allocate an appropriate portion of assets to offshore markets. - Contact ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Trump's first days in office + 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Last week's sentiment remained positive and markets continued their rally. President Trump's first days in office are being closely monitored and provide plenty for traders to digest. The JSE Top 40 closed the week up 0,8%, but retreated slightly on Friday along with generally softer developed markets; for the year to date the JSE is up 7,7%. Kumba rallied 27% after it provided a product... ››› more
  • [31 January 2017]
  • Movers of the Week - Plus 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Trump in the White House - America First! As President Trump was being inaugurated the markets appeared to be waiting for direction. The JSE closed slightly lower, down 0,6% and the major developed markets were little changed if not slightly softer. Currency and Commodity also appear to be in a holding pattern. Trump's speech was direct and unambiguous, watch-out as America puts its foot... ››› more
  • [24 January 2017]
  • Cash in as Nigeria becomes Africa's next big investment hotspot
  • Forget South Africa, Nigeria is growing at such a fast rate, in fact, economists expect Nigeria to overtake SA and become Africa's biggest economy. Don't wait for that to happen before you invest in Nigeria. Here's a home-grown smart investment you can make today… “Economists expect Nigeria, already the continent's most populous nation and largest oil producer, to overtake South Africa ... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • Good news…All main exchanges are on the up!
  • JSE up 3,3% Last week the JSE recovered from an oversold position to close the week with a gain of 3,3%. Financials gained 4,8% and Industrials were up 3,7%. Resources managed a gain of 1,5%. DAX up 6,6%, CAC up 5.2%. European markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Italian referendum failed, the Dax gained 6,6% and the CAC 5,2%. Italy was up 7,3% and Spain put in 6,5% US Markets... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • Momentum in the markets - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Dear MoneyMorning reader, US Stock up 3%, Emerging Markets down 4,5% US Stocks recovered from sharply lower levels after a reconciliatory speech from President elect Donald Trump which eased market fears; Energy and Industrials were the leaders based on his plans for infrastructural development. Emerging Markets have been left out in the cold as investors evaluate the impact of a Trump p... ››› more
  • [17 November 2016]
  • Three market beating gold shares
  • It's been an interesting year for gold bulls. The downtrend which brought the yellow metal down to its dismal dollar lows of $1050/oz in 2015 has reversed and gold is once again making an assault on the $1300/oz level. In the meantime, thanks to the uncharacteristically strong rand, which is now 13% firmer since January, the rand price of gold has pulled back to R17,442/oz from highs of above R... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • Big Movers of the week with 3 to buy + 2 to sell
  • Big Movers of the week GOLD Stocks down 8,3% The rollercoaster ride in Gold stocks continued last week, after bouncing the week before the Index was down 8,3%. Sibanye faired worst falling 13,7% while all the other major gold stocks gave up their recent gains. MTN up 5,7% Rebounding from lows, MTN was up 5,7% last week after a year of problems. The company has announced several heavywe... ››› more
  • [03 November 2016]
  • I've just made a huge prediction on where the pound is heading next…
  • What you're about to read might be great for South Africans, but not so great for the UK. Just a few months ago I was in London burning my fingers from every purchase. At the time the GBP/ZAR was trading at R23.00 to one pound. So every item of clothing, gadget and snack I bought in Regent Street was around four times more expensive than here in SA. MC Donalds alone on average was around ... ››› more
  • [27 October 2016]
  • What do Coca-Cola… Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson have in common?
  • Mention Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson and the first thing that might come to mind is… They're some of the biggest and leading companies in the world. They're popular brands around most parts of the world. And they've made plenty of savvy investors very wealthy. For example, A R10,000 investment into J&J shares in 1970 would be worth in the millions today. And if y... ››› more
  • [03 October 2016]
  • How to understand “currency pairs”, in a way you'll never forget
  • Pips, strength, weakness, ZAR, USD! If you've watched Bloomberg, CNBC or sky news, it can be a daunting task to try and understand all of these jargon Forex terms. But what If I could show you how to understand these currency pairs in a way you'll never forget it. I'm not going to bore you with too much information. In fact, one chart is all we need to make sure you remember how to und... ››› more
  • [08 September 2016]
  • What true growth investors can learn from the success and failure of the “Nifty-Fifty”
  • In the early 1970s, companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi and 46 others soared on the stock market. These companies were dubbed the “Nifty-Fifty”. In simple terms, the “Nifty-Fifty” were a group of premier growth stocks that became market darlings in the early 1970s. All of these stocks had proven growth records, continual increases in dividends and high market caps. ... ››› more
  • [15 August 2016]
  • 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]
  • This safe haven asset surges to record highs as JSE financial stocks fall
  • Since the result of the Brexit referendum came in last week, investors have watched millions disappear from the companies in their portfolios. This week, it's the South African financial stocks that took the brunt of the impact. - Nedbank (JSE: NED) is 4% lower this week - Standard Bank (JSE:SBK) fell 4% - Barclays Africa (JSE: BGA) also took a 4% knock - While FirstRand (JSE: FSR) fell ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2016]
  • Dealing with the Brexit aftermath... Stop panicking
  • When I heard the results of the Brexit vote last Friday, I was watching TV, clutching a cup of coffee and snuggling under a blanket with my sons in the diamond city, Kimberley. As soon as the news bulletin ended, my phone started to buzz uncontrollably. First, a message from my brother asking, “Did you see the Brexit result?” I ignored it. Then, a message from a colleague, “How could... ››› more
  • [27 June 2016]
  • Four ways to prepare your portfolio for the next recession
  • You already know that rumours of a recession are circulating around the investment markets. 2016 has been a tough year for the South African economy and the hard times don't look like they're going to stop any time soon. Statistics South Africa shows that the economy is already down 1.2% for the year. We're in the middle of a drought and the price of food, electricity and water is steadily... ››› more
  • [22 June 2016]
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