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  • Recession, what recession - these shares are set to rocket in 2021
  • Following last year's lockdowns, and the protracted economic pressure on businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic - South Africa's economy is in recession. Unemployment is up. And there's a lot of suffering around. But with every crisis comes opportunity… And for astute stock pickers the opportunity has never been better…   Why, just yesterday one of my favourite stocks fo... ››› more
  • [11 February 2021]
  • Buy these two shares for post Covid 19 profits
  • This week we follow on with two more investment themes set to perform in the new economic reality, which will evolve post Covid 19 lockdowns.   • Alcohol & Tobacco   These are seen as defensive sectors and have been known to perform better than food in times of recession. The relaxation of alcohol sales by some countries in the SADC region from the beginning of June should see s... ››› more
  • [26 May 2020]
  • Buy Naspers before the smart money piles in
  • Naspers result are due on Thursday and we should see buyers push the share price higher into year end. Yesterday's trading update provided some insight into what to expect as it highlighted core earnings from continuing operations will increase between 7% and 10%. Last week Tencent released results, and while it didn't excite traders and investors, it highlighted that a maturing business c... ››› more
  • [19 November 2019]
  • Buy Firstrand before it rallies 9.2%
  • On Friday Firstrand (JSE: FSR) released a positive trading update indicating earnings will be up over 22% on the back of its final payment for the Discover Card transaction. This R2.3 billion is a welcomed boost for FSR as its operational earnings growth has matured and grows steadily in the high single digits. Having been awarded the “Most Innovative African Bank” in 2017 and the “B... ››› more
  • [28 February 2019]
  • Tax year end - Do these three things to reduce your tax liability
  • With just 12 days left of the tax year and the budget speech next week, this is the time of year, that you should be evaluating your investments and retirement savings and maxing them out as much as you can. While many people know they should be saving more for a rainy day and retirement, most of us are not. Using a few tax incentives can assist you a great deal now and years down the line. ... ››› more
  • [12 February 2019]
  • Dischem - Another bite at the cherry
  • Dischem (DCP:JSE) has pulled back considerably in the past two weeks to its May 2018 low. This isn't on any company specific news, but a broader sell off in the related retail stocks following lacklustre results. Clicks trading update for the 20 weeks to 13 Jan 2019 weren't fireworks, but highlights consistency and a demanding valuation.     Dischem’s results for FY 2019 due... ››› more
  • [31 January 2019]
  • Sasol won't be in buying territory for long!
  • 2018 was a wild year for investors as almost everything except cash produced negative returns. Brent crude was down 19.5% for the year, sending Sasol back to where it started the year after staging a spectacular rally above R580. The R400 support level has proven to be a strong support level, which buyers have defended. Take a look at the chart below.   The Oil pr... ››› more
  • [08 January 2019]
  • Trump's Trade Truce lines up Santa Claus Rally
  • President Trump sent global markets roaring higher after he and China's President Jinping agreed to de-escalate the tit-for-tat tariffs. It's only for the next three months, but signals Trump is realising the potential damage he is causing to the US economy. This is good news, when you consider Fed Reserve Chair... ››› more
  • [04 December 2018]
  • This oil giant just entered “Buying Territory”
  • Globally, shares are deep in correction territory, offering patient investors opportunities to deliver returns in a tough market. Sasol has fallen almost 30% from its September high to below R420 on a weaker oil price and weak global sentiment. The R400 support level should be the bottom ahead of a move higher. Last week, Sasol released a positive trading update for the interim period to 3... ››› more
  • [29 November 2018]
  • Why you should be accumulating Dischem
  • 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
  • [26 July 2018]
  • The one investment opportunity you simply can't ignore
  • Wouldn't you like to generate returns like 44,400%, 885%, 198% and 110%? Sounds great right? Well, the investment opportunity I want to share with you today has achieved exactly that. These are the kind of returns that could boost your retirement; send you on a fancy holiday anywhere in the world or help you pay off some debt. That's why, you simply can't ignore this investment op... ››› more
  • [03 April 2018]
  • Beware: This worrying trend could destroy your wealth in 2018
  • In just a couple of days, around R183 billion was wiped off Steinhoff's market cap. The company's shares have lost over 80%. CEO Markus Jooste resigned with immediate effect. Investors, asset managers and fund managers lost a fortune! So what exactly happened? "Steinhoff has involved itself in some shady dealings which involves accounting irregularities and overstating profits.” ... ››› more
  • [11 December 2017]
  • Running for the Exit ‘en Mass' - One to Buy with one to Sell
  • The mid-term budget spooked many investors as it was thin on detail, but exposed an unexpected gap between income and expenses. These events typically create spikes in the currency. History shows that this is not the time to panic, however the risk of further downgrades has certainly increased and now look unavoidable. We have consistently suggested that you regularly review your offshore i... ››› more
  • [31 October 2017]
  • There's no trading statement from Rolfes yet, what does this mean?
  • Throughout 2016 and early 2017 Rolfes had a great run, up from R2.76 to a high of R5. But the share has suddenly dropped in the past two weeks. A number of investors and analysts attribute this to the fact that the company hasn't released a trading statement. So what does a trading statement have to do with share price?   The JSE requires companies to release trading statemen... ››› more
  • [26 September 2017]
  • Getting it right… 2 to buy and 2 to sell
  • Where is, the Rand going? The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Momentum improves as the JSE rises 3.6% - One to buy and One to Sell
  • Before we jump into what the market did and what you should look out for this week, I would like to mention a few interesting retirement articles you should consider reading. This week's Business Times had some excellent articles by Laura du Preez on Retirement Planning, take note of the following:   New disclosure of RA costs is highlighting rampant abuse in this area How a ... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The stars are aligning for global growth and investors love it
  • Global stocks are making record high after record high on the back of monetary policy that remains accommodative globally, inflation that's surprisingly low, the oil price below $50 and improving manufacturing data. All this positivity is feeding into investor sentiment and it appears the rally that started out as a “Trump Bump” is growing stronger daily. Locally, it's all about confid... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Zuma stays, while Trump picks a fight with North Korea - One to buy and one to sell
  • Global markets have retreated over the past week as tensions rose on Trumps threats directed at North Korea. Tensions will subside and global markets will continue their rallies on the back of positive earnings surprises. The big earnings release for our market will be Tencent's (due to Nasper's stake in it) that will be released in the early hours of Wednesday. All 32 major analysts tha... ››› 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]
  • Five market movements - 3 to buy and 2 to sell
  • JSE All Share marginally positive, up 0,7% After several volatile weeks, due to policy uncertainty, some calm appears to have returned to the markets. The JSE All Share Index was up 0,7% last week. Resources were down 3%, while Industrial's up 1,8% and Financials' up 2,5% lifted the markets overall. Brent Crude up 5% Russia indicated it would support a cut in output if adopted by Opec. Ma... ››› more
  • [23 November 2016]
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