If you've been reading some of my articles in Trading Tips and MoneyMorning, you'll probably know I'm quite a stubborn trader.
Stubborn with the proven strategy and money management rules I've followed for the last 12 years. Stubborn with listening to the media and opinions of others.
And stubborn with the number of shares I watch on a daily basis.
In fact, I only look at 23 shares to tra... ››› more
South Africa's telecommunications investments have been quite exciting to watch over the last year. Massive fines, reshuffling of executives and new developments and products across the industry have left some investors confused as to which telecommunications shares to invest in.
So let's take a quick look at MTN, Vodacom and Telkom and see which investment has performed better in the last yea... ››› more
Last year was a rough year for markets. The All Share Index only managed to eke out a measly 5.22%, almost a third of its long-term average return. It was also a year in which we witnessed the spectacular fall from grace of two the JSE's former market “darlings”.
MTN which delivered 136.23% between 2010 and 2015, ended the year down -36%, after getting smashed on the news of its Nigerian ... ››› more
Since the markets opened on 4 January 2016, Vodacom's share price has increased nearly 6%.
Its closest rival, MTN's share price fell nearly 5% since the markets opened.
Telkom on the other hand has proved that it's less than worthy down nearly 11% over the same time frame.
But there's one man that's smiling all the way to the bank. That's Vodacom's CEO Shameel Joosub...
Vodacom pa... ››› more
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a complex web of companies and investment opportunities. If you look at all the shares on the JSE right now, you see big brands and recognisable logos.
What you don't always see the billions of rands that keep these listed companies afloat. I looked around to find a list of the top 20 shares on the JSE right now... Most of the lists are outdated, making... ››› more
Last week, we published the kind of recommendation I prefer not to put into the public domain.
• First, it was a short-recommendation.
• Second it was a short-recommendation on an established, stable and, what most people would consider, blue-chip company.
• Third, it used a fairly advanced trading instrument that's often misunderstood by the general public.
But, in spite of these ... ››› more
Gary Booysen, Rand Swiss Portfolio manager, and professional trader, has just uncovered a powerful short-term short-trading profit opportunity for you in South Africa's telecoms sector. If you're interested in taking on the risks involved with shorting geared trading instruments - in exchange for the massive gains up for grabs - then you will want to read on for Gary's full technical analysis on t... ››› more
Satrix Divi exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Dividend Plus Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Satrix Divi ETF
Short name: SATRIXDIV
Sector: JSE listed funds
Five top facts about Satrix Divi ETF
ETFs are passively managed funds that aim to track the performance of an underlying inde... ››› more
Pairs trading involves putting on a long trade and a short trade simultaneously.
The idea behind this strategy is that you're in a better position to profit by taking a market neutral position.
As long as the asset you buy does better than the asset you short, you're going to be in a money making position.
So how can you use pairs trading?
Let's take a closer look at five different wa... ››› more
The South African telecoms sector hasn't fared so well in 2015.
Companies such as MTN, Vodacom and Telkom haven't lived up to investor's expectations so far.
These companies continue to face tough market conditions, job cuts and slow growth.
However, a couple weeks ago in my article "There's a trading war between two telecoms giants", I mentioned that the Vodacom-Neotel deal would be an... ››› more
Earlier today, Vodacom Group released its quarterly update to the end of June.
The mobile communications giant surprised with an ample rise in earnings over the three month period.
Shares in Vodacom are trading higher today as a result.
Let's take a closer look at what the company revealed in its quarterly update…
Vodacom posts a 7% rise in revenue
Vodacom [JSE:VOD] reported a ... ››› more
Many investors tend to lose sight of what really counts when investing, especially when it comes to putting cash in the stock market.
Investors overlook the fact that true wealth is measured by your income - not your bank balance.
So what's one of the best ways to receive an income from you investment?
Hint, it's not bonds, gold or even Forex...
Investor's biggest blind spot
Dail... ››› more
Telkom has had a number of advantages over its rivals, including its monopoly legacy and infrastructure which locked South Africans into contracts and its expertise in building fixed-line networks.
Subsequently, Telkom has kept a firm control on fixed-line services in South Africa.
But one recent announcement is about to change all this.
It's about to start a very interesting "war" in th... ››› more
There's a new stock exchange in the process of starting up in South Africa.
It's the first exchange that's applied that's got as far as the public comment stage.
And if this application is successful it'll be the first new exchange in South Africa in the last 120 years.
The reason why I'm so excited about this new exchange is its target market. Is aim is to give a home to small, agile companies... ››› more
This morning, the National Treasury announced that the government has sold its stake in wireless operator Vodacom.
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) purchased the shares at a significant discount.
The government sold the holding to raise money for cash-strapped Eskom.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The government sells its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to the PIC
... ››› more
Founded in 1994, Vodacom Group is a mobile telecommunications company. The company is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies…
Full name: Vodacom Group Limited
Short name: Vodacom
Sector: Telecommunications – mobile telecommunications
Five top facts about Vodacom
Vodacom Group employs about 7,200 people who help to provide the company’s ... ››› more
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
Vodacom ... ››› more
Earlier today, Vodacom Group Ltd released its results for the six-months to the end of September.
The mobile phone provider showed that it's feeling the knock-on effects of cuts to mobile termination rates (MTRs). This led Vodacom to cut its earnings forecast.
Shares in the company fell sharply on the news.
Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed…
Vodacom blames a cu... ››› more
After gaining slightly yesterday morning, the rand went on to make significant gains against the dollar.
The local currency spent last week under severe pressure. And in spite of a number of domestic economic events this week, the rand is shrugging off concerns.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand…
The rand firmed against the dollar
The rand managed to make s... ››› more
One of the advantages of trading contracts for difference (CFDs) is that as well as using them to trade individual stocks, you can use them to trade indices.
And you're not just limited to South African indices, you can also trade indices of select offshore markets.
So how does trading indices using CFDs work?
Let's take a closer look…
How to trade indices using ETFs
When you o... ››› more
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