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  • Why I welcome South Africa's downgrade to ‘Junk' status…
  • On 16 December 2015 Brazil was downgraded to ‘junk' status by the Fitch credit ratings agency. The country's large budget deficit and political turmoil were the main reasons for this move. But guess what? Far from being the train smash you'd expect it to be, the country's stock market is now one of the best performing ones in the world! In fact, Brazil's stock market is UP 14.1% in d... ››› more
  • [04 April 2016]
  • Is the time right to buy these 'down and out shares' today?
  • What a time we've had… Since November 2015, the JSE All Share Index crashed 11.8%. The Small-Cap index dropped 18%! You might've thought you were prepared for a market crash like this when you started investing… But I bet you're panicking now. It's tough. It's scary. And it really isn't nice to see your entire portfolio of shares crash like this. Today, I want to give you some goo... ››› more
  • [11 February 2016]
  • Warning: “South Africa's economy is flirting on recession” Here's what you must do…
  • On Tuesday, the World Bank announced it cut South Africa's economic growth forecast to 0.8% in 2016. Followed by the words, “The economy is flirting with stagnation if not recession”. What's more is, the World Bank's economic outlook for South Africa is in line with the IMF's - which estimates economic growth rate to reach 0.7%. The bottom line is your investments are at risk. So, if ... ››› more
  • [05 February 2016]
  • How to invest in stocks for lifetime wealth
  • With a net worth of $73 billion, Warren Buffett is the second richest man in America and #3 on the Forbes billionaires list. Most people know Buffett as a great investor. Why? Early in his investing career, he realised that there were certain businesses that had strategic advantages - this allowed them to continue to grow bigger every decade, crushing their competition over time. He figur... ››› more
  • [11 January 2016]
  • The case for making South Africa a globally competitive country again - Part 1
  • 1994, apartheid ended and democracy was born. It was the beginning of a bright future for South Africa. Over two decades of freedom, South Africa worked hard to revitalise the declining economy left by apartheid. Between 1994 and 2013, the South African economy experienced positive growth in every quarter except for 2 of the 78 quarters. In both instances where the South African economy expe... ››› more
  • [07 January 2016]
  • Will rising interest rates mean the end for the listed property boom in 2016?
  • South African interest rates are up 0.5% for the year. This was the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) reaction to growing inflation and a weakening rand. And, looking, at what's going on internationally I expect South African interest rates to go up even more in 2016. You see, the US Federal Reserve Bank signalled it was likely to increase interest rates at its next meeting on 15 Decemb... ››› more
  • [07 December 2015]
  • Keep your eye on this JSE retailer in 2016
  • This year we've seen the South African economy struggle in almost every aspect. There has been rise in inflation, which stands at 4.7%. Interest rates increased twice this year and now stands at 6.25%. But one company is weathering the storm and proving it can grow profits, even in this tough environment. This year we've seen the South African economy struggle in almost every aspect. Ther... ››› more
  • [03 December 2015]
  • The rand drifts weaker as the dollar firms
  • There's no disputing that the rand is under severe pressure. The currency is feeling the strain yet again as the dollar continues on its path stronger. The dollar is gaining on the prospect of an interest rate hike next month. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand continues its slide against the dollar   The latest data out of the US gives more reason for the... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • SA avoids recession as GDP rises over the third quarter
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its gross domestic product (GDP) data for the three months to the end of September. This comes after two quarters of negative growth this year. Let's take a closer look at what the data shows… GDP rises 0.7% from July to September   GDP rose by 0.7% in the third quarter of the year in comparison to the second quarter when the economy contract... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank hikes interest rates 0.25%
  • Earlier today, the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee revealed that it was hiking interest rates. This comes as the majority of economists seemed to believe that the bank would hold off hiking rates for the moment. Let's take a closer look at the Reserve Bank's decision…   An interest rate hike takes prime to 9.75%   This afternoon, the governor of the Reserve Bank, ... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • One of my favourite shares just got even more attractive!
  • When Afrimat listed in 2006, it focused only on building materials. Had it remained this way, it would have been in big trouble. However, early diversification let it supply contractors working on large infrastructure projects. And during the financial crisis and the subsequent recession, it chose to diversify further, with less reliance on government infrastructure spending. The company did... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • The IMF cuts South African economic growth forecasts again
  • Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its global economic growth forecasts. The organisation cut its growth forecasts for this year and next. The forecasts are lower than others, including the South African Reserve Bank's. So what does the IMF think lies ahead for SA? Let's take a closer look… The IMF pencils in lower economic growth The IMF believes that ec... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged, for now
  • Earlier today, the South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee decided to keep interest rates unchanged for the moment. This follows the US Federal Reserve's decision last week to keep its interest rates also on hold. Let's take a closer look at the Reserve Bank's decision… Interest rates remain unchanged as inflationary pressures ease The governor of the Reserve Bank, ... ››› more
  • [23 September 2015]
  • Business confidence hits a four year low as South Africa's economy limps along
  • Today saw the release of the RMB/BER business confidence index data for the third quarter of this year. The data showed that the index is now sitting at levels not seen since 2011. So what's putting pressure on the index? Let's take a closer look… Business confidence dips again The business confidence index (BCI), which the Bureau for Economic Research conducts and Rand Merchan... ››› more
  • [09 September 2015]
  • This man lost $4 billion this week, and he's still not worried!
  • On Monday 24 August 2015, a few things happened: • Stock markets crashed over 3% worldwide • Traders wiped out their accounts • Trillions of dollars have been lost And Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, lost $4 billion this Monday. How would you feel if you lost that amount of money? Warren Buffett lost all of that money and yet he still slee... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • GDP comes in far worse than expected signalling trouble for the SA economy
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter of the year. The data surprised showing a sharp contraction despite economists expecting the economy to have grown during the three months. So what's to blame for the slump? Read on to find out more… The South African economy contracts 1.3% GDP data showed that the “economy contracte... ››› more
  • [25 August 2015]
  • In the face of uncertainty Greece surprises by growing its economy 0.8%
  • Earlier today, Greece surprised the markets by posting economic growth of 0.8% for the second quarter of this year. Analysts expected a contraction in economic growth over the period. Let's take a closer look… Greece reports economic growth against the odds The Greek “economy unexpectedly returned to growth in the second quarter despite political turmoil” and the chance of an ... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • The shares to buy to create long-term wealth on the stock market
  • Focusing too much on the short-term performance of your investments can have a detrimental effect on your long-term returns. By chasing returns, you just end up jumping from investment to another investment. So how can you boost your long-term wealth building potential on the stock market? Read on to find out… Invest in shares with certain strategic advantages You can learn a l... ››› more
  • [30 July 2015]
  • Business confidence continues to slide
  • Earlier today, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) released its business confidence data. The index revealed a hefty slide since last month. This takes business confidence down to levels not seen since 1999. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The business confidence index fell to 84.6 points The business confidence index slid “to 84.6 points ... ››› more
  • [07 July 2015]
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