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The Zuma Rubicon!

On 8 July this year I wrote a blog called “Trying to make sense of this market routing”. The JSE just experienced a big fall and everybody was worried. I explained that if you see different scenarios developing in the equity market and Bond market, trust the Bond market. The Bond market is much more

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Wrapping up the iTrade Fantasy League for 2015

Were you following the iTrade Fantasy League this year? This time around, the JSE kept us on our toes. The volatility of the 2015 market had us dancing around, investing in shares and selling when stop-losses triggered. That worked well for us, especially in Resource shares where we avoided big losses by getting out early.

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Share of the month – Coronation

Coronation Fund Managers was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1993. The company is an investment-led, owner-managed business, with staff ownership of 24%. The company is also an active investment manager with a long-term valuation-driven investment approach.   Because of the JSE going mostly sideways or down and the fact that they are value

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Structured Products – Low Risk With Gearing

A structured product is a pre-packaged investment product based on an underlying instrument like a single share or a basket of shares. In many cases the product will provide a capital guarantee if it is held to maturity plus enhanced gearing in the upward performance of the underlying instrument, capped at a maximum profit. How

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JSE Share of the Month – Steinhoff (September 2015)

Steinhoff (SHF) reached a profit of R10,000 in our iTrade Fantasy League portfolio this month, by far the best performer. One of the reasons for this performance is its intended listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in December this year and its expected inclusion in the DAX Index. STEINHOFF is an integrated discount retailer that

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Quo Vadis Rand?

Where are you going Rand? Since Jan 2011 the Rand has seen a dramatic fall. Not 105% as indicated in the graph below. The correct way to calculate the decline is by using the inverse of the Rand/$ quote, namely US cents/Rand. The Rand fell from about R6.50 (15.38 US cents per Rand) to R14

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The Morning Digest – so much info every day.

The Sanlam Private Wealth Morning Digest is filled with data, information and commentaries, available every day from Sanlam iTrade Online. You can have the Morning Digest emailed to you every morning. Just register as a trading client or an iView client and select the option in “User Settings” under “Trading & Portfolio”. iView access is

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2 reasons why the Fed might not raise interest rates in September

A few months ago FED Chair, Janet Yellen, shifted the goal posts for the start of the interest rate hiking cycle slightly when she introduced NAIRU as the important indicator. NAIRU stands for Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment, quite a mouthful. It becomes easier to understand if you pause after “inflation”. It is the rate

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New to trading? Take our #iTradeR1m educational journey with us.

  When Sanlam iTrade started in 2007 the online trading market was very small. To increase awareness and interest among savvy South Africans, we knew we needed to focus on education around the online trading environment. And to guarantee a competitive edge, we knew we needed to offer a personalised service – and that is exactly what we