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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 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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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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Explaining stop-loss orders (and how we’ve used them in the iTrade Fantasy League Portfolio)

As we explained on Friday we placed stop-loss orders on all the shares in our iTrade Fantasy League portfolio on Facebook to limit our losses. Billiton triggered on Friday and we sold all 180 shares at R255 per share. On Monday the price is down another 1% or R2.50, but we are not participating in

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Focus on ETFs – here are the basics

What is an ETF? An ETF is a type of fund which owns the underlying assets (shares or equities, bonds, oil futures, gold bars, foreign currency, etc.) and divides ownership of those assets into shares. Shareholders do not directly own or have any direct claim to the underlying investments in the fund; rather they indirectly

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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 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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The JSE defies gravity …. for now!

As I wrote in my previous blog post, iTrade Fantasy League Announcement, share prices on the JSE have run far ahead of earnings expectations. The JSE All Share Index increased by more than 30%, from 38,000 on 24 June 2013 to 50,000 in May 2014. This was much more than earnings (profit) growth with the