There are two main methods you can use to pick stocks for investing or trading.
I'm talking about terms called “fundamental” and “technical” analysis.
You need to understand the differences between these methods - if you are to use them successfully as an investor…
Use them correctly - and you stand to make big profits. Use them incorrectly and you could lose out big time.
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Earlier today, Vodacom Group released its quarterly update to the end of December.
The telecoms operator is feeling the pressure of reduced mobile termination rates (MTRs) and increased competition from its rivals. This dented revenue for the quarter.
Let's take a closer look at what Vodacom revealed…
Vodacom says revenue fell 1.1% over the three-months to the end of 2014
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Earlier today, Naspers released its results for the year to the end of March. The media giant revealed that growth in profit was down, but its dividend was up for the year. Investors have punished the share price lower. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed.
Naspers’ profit growth slowed
Naspers revealed “consolidated revenue growth of 26%,” reports Fin24. Fuelling revenue ... ››› more
In perhaps a welcomed moved, state power provider Eskom announced earlier today that its top executives had waived their entitlement to bonuses. This is in a bid to try and make up for a fraction of the multi-billion rand revenue shortfall. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Eskom faces a R225 billion revenue shortfall
Senior executives at Eskom won’t “take their annual bonuses... ››› more
Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update covering the 12 months to the end of March. The global brewer said that revenue for the year only increased marginally. SABMiller also showed a slight rise in volumes. Investors were clearly not impressed with the contents of its trading statement. The share closed over 2.2% down for the day. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement ... ››› more
Earlier today, Impala Platinum (Impala) released its results for the six months to the end of December. The platinum producer, which is currently contending with crippling strike action, posted a decent set of numbers. The weaker rand helped to offset lower platinum prices. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed…
A weaker rand helped lift revenue
Implats’ revenue over the per... ››› more
Earlier today, Shoprite released its results for the six months to the end of December. The retailer's results showed poor growth in profits over the period. Lacklustre spending by consumers hit sales. Investors didn't like what they saw either, punishing the share down. Let's take a closer look at what Shoprite's results revealed…
Shoprite plans to look “for growth outside a sluggish South ... ››› more
On Thursday, angry hawkers beat and threw stones at business owners in the CBD, forcing them to close their doors.
The group of informal traders were in an outrage over their eviction from the inner city.
They have been without work for several weeks.
And said they would not allow anyone else in the CBD to trade until the High Court heard their case.
But the High Court threw the cas... ››› more
Earlier today, Northam Platinum revealed the full extent of the losses it's experiencing from the ongoing strike at its Limpopo mine. Three and a half weeks ago, members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools as wage talks reached deadlock. Let's take a closer look at the cost to Northam as the strike continues…
Northam has “lost about R200 million” so far as the strike co... ››› more
Earlier today, Vodacom Group Ltd released its interim results. The results show the mobile phone operator grew its number of customers and saw greater revenue from data. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed…
Vodacom grew its earnings for the six months to the end of September by 11%, reports Fin24. This was partly due to a “strong performance in its home market”.
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Earlier today, SARS released its 2013 Tax Statistics. The data, which covers the 2012 tax year, showed that nearly half of personal income that SARS gets its cut of is earned in the Gauteng province. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed...
SARS's data on tax showed that individual taxpayers in Gauteng “earned 46.5% (R475.8 billion) of the country's total R1 trillion aggre... ››› more
Earlier today, Datatec released its interim results. And the market didn't like what it saw, punishing the share down. In the report, Datatec announced that it was lowering its revenue forecast. The results showed that earnings were down. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed...
Datatec showed in its interim results that earnings for the six months to the end of August fell 12%, ... ››› more
Earlier today, Sun International released its full year results. The company managed to post decent profits and increase its dividend, but it looks like the struggling economy is beginning to bite. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed…
Sun International, the hotel and gaming group, “reported a 10% increase in full-year earnings,” reports Fin24. But the company “gave a su... ››› more
Earlier today, Aquarius Platinum released its full year results to June. The numbers still weren't great, but at least they were better than last year. Let's take a closer…
The fourth biggest platinum producer, Aquarius, “reported a smaller full-year loss,” reports IOL. This is due to a rise in production at its Kroondal mine in SA and Mimosa site in Zimbabwe.
The miner’s “headline ... ››› more
In a trading statement released earlier today, Vodacom revealed revenue for the second quarter had increased, along with a significant increase in its subscriber base. With smartphone use on a rapid increase, Vodacom is benefitting. Let's have a closer look at what the company said…
South Africa’s largest wireless operator, Vodacom, released a trading update for its second quarter this morni... ››› more
This afternoon, utility provider Eskom released its annual results. Since last year's results, profits have dwindled as operating costs soar. Let's have a look at what the latest set of results reveals…
Eskom released its result today for the year ending 31 March at a presentation in Pretoria. The numbers showed the strain of rising costs on the business.
Net profit after tax for Eskom came... ››› more
Investors are taking note of Afrimat. At the end of October, the South African open pit mining company reported a 16.3% rise in diluted headline earnings per share for the six months ended August 2012. On Thursday, it released further positive results for the year to February 2013 that show it's maintaining its growth trajectory despite challenging times for the local mining sector…
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