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JSE corrects 5%, should we worry?

On 29 July I wrote a Blog “JSE All Share up 37% in 13 months”. I ended with these words: “At some stage the JSE will correct, but with so many investors waiting for just such an event, the correction is likely to be small. When? If I knew that I would not be working

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Long term prospects for Construction Industry on the up

We asked Olof Bergh, analyst from Sanlam Private Wealth, to reflect on the prospects for the Construction Sector. This is what he had to say: Engineered for success? After 7 years of significant underperformance we assess whether the construction sector has laid the foundation for future investment success. The construction sector has delivered terrible investment

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Sentiment on social media turns negative for Capitec!

Capitec’s share price is coming under pressure after Moody’s downgraded Capitec’s debt rating to junk status. The share price dropped from R243 to R203 in two weeks after the demise of African Bank (Abil) and the rating downgrade. Capitec Bank share price drops! Topsy measures social sentiment and rates millions of microblogs (mostly tweets) as

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Trouble in China!

Why you should still be careful investing in resource shares. “Resource shares are so cheap now, should I buy?” I get the question from clients often and the subject is debated in the SPI investment meetings regularly. I have expressed my worries about growth in China a few times on TV and Twitter. A new

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Time to take money off the market?

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.

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Investor Education Series – Technical Analysis: Minor Trend Change Indicators

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

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Investor Education Series – Technical Analysis: Reversal Patterns – Double Tops and Bottoms

“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

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Investor Education Series – Technical Analysis: Reversal Patterns – Head & Shoulders

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

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Investor Education Series: Introduction to Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is basically the study of prices to make better investments, with charts being the primary tool. (Technical Analysis from A to Z – Steven B Achelis). The roots stem from the Dow Theory developed by Charles Dow in the early 1900s. Technical analysis is the process of analysing a share’s historical prices to