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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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The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment

Terry Smith, Chief Executive of Fundsmith, recently wrote an article featured in the Financial Times about how equity investment has a unique advantage in the investment world and we can’t agree more. Have a read below and let us know your thoughts! The Unique Advantage of Equity Investment Investment in stocks and shares — equities

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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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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

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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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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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Stoploss triggered on Aspen

Today the stoploss on Aspen triggered on our iTrade Fantasy League when it declined to R370. That was 8% below the high reached only two weeks ago. Our portfolio only made a loss of only 3% because we adjusted our stoploss to 8% below the high. The MACD indicator is also giving a sell signal.

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Our Buy Signal on the JSE All Share Index was a Gem!

We first highlighted a potential buying opportunity on Sanlam iTrade Online’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on 19 January 2015. Then we posted this on Facebook on 26 January when the JSE All Share Index broke out of a symmetrical triangle, alerting a buying opportunity with a 4,000 point upside potential, 8%. This is what happened in

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JSE Stocktips for 2015 by the best Sanlam Private Wealth Masterminds

18 Stocktips for 2015 from 6 Sanlam Masterminds Although our portfolio managers and researchers are long-term focused, we asked them which are must-have stocks for next year. As the JSE stockmarket is again correcting down, a buying opportunity may well present itself in the next week or two. It may be a good move to