In what was probably a world first, Sanlam iTrade asked Facebook fans to choose 20 shares and manage the portfolio for nine months. We invested R1m in the shares chosen and the portfolio outperformed the JSE All Share Index! The JSE Index increased by 13% from March to November and the iTrade Fantasy League portfolio
South Africa’s Balance of Payments data was announced today. The Current Account deficit amounted to 6.5% of GDP versus 6.2% expected and 5.8% in the first quarter. Please refer back to my previous Blog about the Balance of Payments, The Lucky Quarter. A few points on the release. I am more worried about the Capital
28 August 2013 The JSE had quite a spectacular run over the last two months. The Allshare Index gained 14% since 24 June to 26 August and slipped 2% over the last two days. The major engine this time was the Resources sector. The Resi Index shot up 22% from 5 July to 26 August.
So most economists were surprised by the narrowing of the Current Account deficit of the Balance of Payments from 6.5% of GDP to 5.8%, especially whilst forecasts expected it to widen to 7% or more. On top of that the Capital Account registered even bigger inflows than the 4th quarter while we were worried that
The Rand Rand-hedge shares are shares that will generally benefit from a weakening in the Rand exchange rate, mostly the R/$. We saw the Rand continuing to weaken this year. Looking at a three year chart the Rand strengthened against the Dollar to R6.60 by mid 2011. After a sharp weakening to R8.25 in the
Many followers have asked us how they start on the road to become investors themselves. I will try to give some guidelines in this post. It is important to note that the JSE is not a casino and investing or even trading is not supposed to be gambling, that is looking for trouble. To be
So, we all heard about shares and stockmarkets and The JSE and Bulls and Bears, but what do they all mean. Here we will give a briefly explain what they are. What is the JSE? The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, now called the JSE Securities Exchange was founded in 1887 and is the largest in Africa.
Minor trend change indicators are very useful indicators of short-term changes in the price trends of securities and are mainly used by day traders and short-term speculators. There are four of these indicators namely: Key Reversal Day, Inside Range Day, Outside Range Day and Mid-range Close. It is important to first determine the direction of
“Two tops that approximately the same price level” is only half the explanation. Prices must decline below and close below the low point established between the two tops (the middle reversal point) before a double top has been activated. In a double bottom, prices must close above thehigh pointin between the two bottoms to establish
Technical analysis patterns can be deivided into two types, reversal and continuation patterns. Reversal patterns indicate that the primary trend is likely to change direction, from an up trend to a down trend or vice versa. Continuation patterns indicate a trend is likely to continue, but the pattern gives valuable measuring objective. Head & Shoulders