Gold's been a form of money, an investment and a store of value for almost as long as modern day man has walked the earth.
Some argue gold is a barbaric relic that no longer holds the monetary qualities of the past. They say paper currency, or electronic currencies such as Bitcoin, are the assets of choice.
But the fact remains that gold has been a very stable appreciating asset for centur... ››› more
South Africans are at the edge of their seats, with what's going on this year.
From the ongoing US-China trade war, never ending Brexit decision, South Africa going back into the dark ages, the spreading rumours that the US is about to enter a recession this year - and this is just the tip of the iceberg for 2019.
The worst is yet to come. And it all starts, and ends, with the rand.
To... ››› more
The Rand has been one of the strongest EM currencies in the past few weeks, but the strength will be short lived. The Rand has been boosted by a dovish FED, an ECB trying to balance monetary policy and economic growth, and the easing of Trade War fears. But all the positives are fickle and cautious investors should be looking a few steps ahead.
Investors looking to diversify off... ››› more
I must say… I'm very impressed with the level of questions I'm getting from you lately.
It's taking Trading Tips to a whole new level of trading professionalism.
And I couldn't be prouder of having you on board.
Just two years ago, I received very easy trading questions that you could find the answers on Google. But lately they have been in-depth questions that has required me to apply... ››› more
This might be the most important week for determining the market direction for the rest of the year, we have:
• A Fed announcement on their tapering on Wednesday
• A SARB announcement on interest rates om Thursday
• Futures closeout on Thursday
The market is expecting (with a 98.6% probability) the Fed to not pull the trigger on an additional rate hike. On the flip side, local inte... ››› more
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
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
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
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.
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In the five years before Warren Buffett bought Coca Cola, its share price rose an average 18% per year even during the Great Depression.
When Buffett Bought Coca Cola, he paid a massive 30% premium for its earnings and a 50% premium for its cash flow compared to its sector's average.
But Buffett simply didn't care. In fact, his investment in coke grew nearly 16 times over!
So why did B... ››› more
Earlier today, Tiger Brands announced that its chief executive officer, Peter Matlare, was stepping down from his position.
The statement from the company didn't divulge any more details about who would replace Mr Matlare.
Shares gained on the news.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Investors greeted Tiger Brands’ CEO departure well
Shares in Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS]... ››› more
Gold has been a store of value for more than six millennia.
So if you fancy investing in gold in the form of coins, what ones should you buy?
You can pick between bullion coins like Kruger rands and gold coins of the rarer variety.
Let's take a closer look…
The different types of gold coins
Gold coins tend to fall into two distinct categories: Bullion coins and rare coins.
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Famous Brands provides a variety of well-known franchises in the food industry. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Famous Brands Limited
Short name: FamBrands
Sector: Travel & leisure – travel & leisure
Five top facts about Famous Brands
Famous Brands employs over 1,440 people in its provision of franchises in the fast ... ››› more
With its roots dating back to 1896, Tiger Brands has grown into a large packaged goods company, known for several of its popular brands. As SA's largest food manufacturer, it is one of the top 40 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Tiger Brands Limited
Short name: Tigbrands
Sector: Food & beverage – food producers
Five top facts about Tiger Brands
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Earlier today, Tiger Brands announced that it had recalled its Tastic Simply Delicious line due to fears over ingredients used in the products.
The recall affects seven of the 20 product range. It all stems from worries about colorants used in the products.
Shares in Tiger Brands are heavily down this afternoon.
Let's take a closer look…
Tiger Brands says the findings affect 17,00... ››› more
World famous investor Warren Buffett doesn't like gold as an investment. He says it doesn't have an intrinsic value. And he would rather invest in assets that do. But just because Warren Buffett doesn't like gold means that you should either. In fact, having some of your wealth in physical gold makes good investment sense. Read on to find out more…
Why you should invest in gold
Regardless of... ››› more
If you want to invest in physical gold, you have a number of options open to you. Here are two great ways you can easily invest in the yellow metal. So what are these options to buy gold? Let's take a closer look…
Buying gold option #1: Kruger rands
One of the easiest ways to buy gold is to buy Kruger rands. You can do this through a variety of dealers in South Africa. It’s very simple to ... ››› more
If you've decided that you want to buy gold coins, the next decision you need to make is what type of gold coin to go for? Do you go for Kruger rands? Or do you opt for a more collectible type of gold coin? There are pros and cons to each. Let's take a closer look at what each type of coin offers you…
Investing in Kruger rands
If you want to buy gold coins and are looking for pure exposure t... ››› more
On the 22nd of January 2014, I told you that I expected the JSE Food Producer index to drop down 10%.
Since then, it's dropped 9.3% in just two months, which is 0.7% shy off that critical level I expected it to hit.
But now, it looks like there's a change in direction where we could be seeing a Food Producer index recovery!
Let me explain…
I expect the JSE Food Producer index to sho... ››› more
For the last decade, the darlings of the investment world have been the emerging markets. These are the world's big markets like China, India and Brazil. But strangely, the African market has been left out.
Some analysts say it's because it takes too much money, time, patience… well, too much everything to make business work in Africa.
But times are changing… All of a sudden, the world'... ››› more
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