The rand lost 4% of its value in mere days last week.
At the same time, between 13 and 15 August the JSE lost 4% of its value.
As uncertainty at home and abroad causes this kind of volatility, there's a simple kind of investment that warrants a place in portfolios.
I'm talking about dividend paying stocks. The appeal is simple, dividend payers can provide investors with tangible returns (... ››› more
Did you know in a 200-year period, nothing has come close to matching the long-term compounded returns of stocks?
In a study conducted by University of Pennsylvania finance professor, Jeremy Siegel,
showed that every $1 invested in:
• Treasury Bills, grew to $5,061
• Bonds were worth $18,235
• Gold rose to $32.84 204
And stocks returned a phenomenal $12.7 million.
But do... ››› more
On 13 August Wescoal, a small coal miner on the JSE, had sales equaling to 3.5 million shares for the day.
This is roughly equal to 18 times the average shares traded per day - for the last year!
Clearly there was major interest in the company…
And, considering that volume trade in the company is 30% higher since July than it has been for the past year you'd be right to guess there's so... ››› more
The JSE remains in its consolidation phase but the current Rand weakness has created opportunities to buy some blue chips on the cheap.
The Rand has followed emerging market currencies lower over the past week on the back of concerns in Turkey. The Turkish Lira has more than halved in value as they deal with their own “Nenegate”.
The main reason for the Rand's significant weakness and ... ››› more
The JSE has remained buoyant after falling due to the ANC's EWC announcement last week. It's been range bound since breaking above its previous consolidation phase.
A rally into year-end is still on the cards thanks to several JSE heavy weights earning significant offshore revenue.
Stronger global growth and a rand that is facing headwinds into next year's elections should see earnings inc... ››› more
Trump dialled down his trade war antagonism by pushing for less tariffs with Europe. This saw investors focus on other data which provided support for riskier assets like the Rand.
Last week we had a positive BRICs summit, the ECB held interest rates steady, US advance GDP came out at 4.1% from 2.2% previously, and China indicated a willingness to ease monetary policy further to support domesti... ››› more
Even though President Trump hasn't slowed down on his “Trade War” rhetoric, indicating he would levy tariffs against another $500 billion of Chinese goods, global markets are pushing higher. It's doing this on the back of positive earnings releases. We're almost a fifth of the way through Q2 earnings season and so far, 87% of US companies are beating analyst's forecasts.
When considering a... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day 6 of your 7-day course…the hard part is actually finding the stocks…how to find potentially profitable small-cap stocks…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course.
We're now on Day 6 of 7.
Today we're going to take everything you've learnt and put it all together.
We're going to go from A-Z on finding and buying potentially p... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day four of your 7 day course…how to look for exploding stocks…what determines whether you should buy or move on?…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Share Profits email course.
We’re now on Day 4 of 7.
If you missed the email I sent you on Friday, it was all about the four biggest mistakes novice penny share investors make…
The... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…how to approach small-cap investing…how to limit your losses… and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course.
You’re now up to Day 3 of 7.
If you missed my email on Tuesday, we talked about the hidden market gems and why they have such explosive potential.
We also had a look at why it’s extremely difficult to becom... ››› more
In today's Money Morning…day two of your 7-part series…let your money do the work…there could be untouched gems waiting just for you…and more…
Welcome back to your Penny Stock Profits email course!
If you missed the email I sent you last week, this is your 7-day Penny Stock Profits email course.
I’ve designed this course just for you as a way of saying thanks ... ››› more
Back in 2015 I made a quick 56% return from Trustco Holdings. Back then, the share looked like it had a lot of promise.
And had I held on, I could've made even bigger gains as the share continued rising - now sitting at R10 a share from its 2015 lows of 255c.
But my reasons for selling the share were, and are still valid.
The CEO sold personal assets to the company under questionable cond... ››› more
After a wild two weeks, the Top40 is quickly approaching a key resistance level as the US dollar softens. This is on the back of US Jobs data that signals the Fed will hike gradually and that “Trade War” fears have subsided.
This risk on sentiment has seen investors buying the dip and remaining bullish. Last night we had the Dow up almost 1% and the S&P up 0.70%. This will provide some sup... ››› more
This is the first day of your 7-part series…Penny Stock Profits - How to generate 100%,200%, 300% even 1,000% from some the JSEs sweetest small cap plays.
Over the next 7 days, I’ll show you how you could profit from the pointy end of the JSE.
Of course, I’m talking about small-cap stocks.
Stocks that could hand you gains like 100%, 300%, 1,000%... ››› more
We all know the “Crypto Revolution” has taken the world by storm. And on many occasions, I've revealed some of the game-changing events happening in the global crypto market.
Events like, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening up a bitcoin exchange and Goldman Sachs moving ahead with a crypto trading desk.
And how the absurdly wealthy Rockerfeller and Rothschild families were stocki... ››› more
The JSE finished the month and quarter with a very strong rally of 3.3% on Friday.
Never the less, that rally was not enough to close the All Share Index in the black for the year-to-date.
Financials, Small and Mid-cap shares are down while resources are up 11.2% year to date.
The market still faces strong headwinds with the US instigated Trade War becoming more hostile, rising yields ... ››› more
Wescoal's share price is up from 160cps on 19 April 2018, to 220c today.
That's a 37.5% increase in two months!
And I'm expecting more upside.
You see, as I recently told my Red Hot Penny Shares readers, Wescoal should hit fourfold production growth in 2018/2018 compared to 2016.
And even though Wescoal is still 19% below its 2017 high, there's more than enough evidence to suggest the ... ››› more
Last week was a busy week with the market sailing through a gauntlet of central bank meetings, escalating trade tensions and a historic meeting between the US and North Korea.
Surprisingly the JSE held up relatively well buoyed by a weaker Rand. We've also seen volatility (measured by the VIX) drop back towards 12, a level that signals the market might not be pricing in the risk of a “Trump ... ››› more
Extremely wealthy people don't invest in ETF's. They don't buy properties from estate agent listings… They buy into private deals. They buy businesses before they even list on the stock market…
And, they typically do the opposite of what textbooks tell you to do…
They don't invest in hundreds of businesses and ‘diversify' their holdings by industry, country and market… They tend to... ››› more
Q1 GDP coming out at -2.2%, the worst since Q1 2009, reflects that the Ramaphoria optimism has not resulted in any tangible results and likely kept investors complacent.
The rand strength is hard to explain and perhaps it will weaken while investors and portfolio managers digest the impact of these GDP figures on their investments.
Look to pick up the quality rand hedges that have been sol... ››› more
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