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Common Trading Misconceptions Exposed

  Is a share trading at R100 more expensive than one trading at R10? Is a company trading at R100 a much larger company than one trading at R10? Let’s bust these two misconceptions and explain the correct way to value shares and determine size. Price ≠ size of the company We compare Nedbank and

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JSE runs out of steam – a correction may be on the cards…

The JSE defied gravity and even the notorious Cabinet Reshuffle, rising 10% from December 2016 to May. That was in the face of lower economic growth figures and a deteriorating political landscape. Over the last few days the JSE All Share Index slid 3% in quick fashion, close to the support trendline. The support might

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iManaged Portfolio beats JSE ALSI by more than 100%!

The iManaged General Equity Portfolio returned 16% for the 12 months to March 2017, more than double the 3% return on the JSE All Share Index. The portfolio’s return over 5 years is an impressive 17% per year compared to the Alsi’s 12%. With 17% compound growth it means your portfolio could have doubled in 4

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The Value of Stop-Loss Orders

This is a real example of the value of stop-loss orders. When we bought Amgen for a family member at $150 we placed a 10% trailing stop-loss order. The share price moved up nicely to $175, causing the sop-loss level to move up to $157.50. Last Friday the 28th of October, Amgen reported decent results

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Is the honeymoon over for the Rand and the JSE?

The sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for no other reason than to get Treasury’s approval for a disastrous deal by SAA on 9/12 became our own 9/11 disaster. In the aftermath of the sacking, the Rand weakened to R16.85 and government bond yields shot up to 10.5% as mostly foreigners sold South African assets.

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Share Data – Shares

Sanlam iTrade Online provides a wealth of information and data on every listed JSE share. Every week we will highlight another section of the Share Data pages. Accessing Share Information After logging in on click on Markets/Data/Research in the top menu. Then click on Share Data. Click on Shares in the top menu of

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Technical Pick of the Week – Truworths

Using the Trading Central research available on the iTrade website we look at Truworths. The short term trend is up and as explained in the comment MACD is positive and it is trading above its 20 and 50 day moving averages. The first take profit level is R102.85 and the stop-loss level is R90.26. The

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The Budget that got a B and failed! Budget 2016 Insights.

How can Minister Gordhan get a B and still fail? Because the pass rate this time for the Budget 2016 was an A. As a result of many years of failure, peaking on 9/12 with the sacking of Finance Minister Nene (our own 9/11 disaster), we stand at the brink of a ratings downgrade to

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Why is Social Media important for traders and investors?

Sanlam iTrade Online is a leader in social media engagement on Twitter and Facebook, but why is that important for traders and investors? Social media has taken the world by storm over the past decade. If Facebook was a country, it would have the biggest population in the world, surpassing China and India. In addition,

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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