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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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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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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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Online Trading Tools For You

Investing or trading without help can seem daunting to most people. Before the internet, there was very little information available to assist when investing online. The wealth of information and tools now available have placed online trading and investment within the reach of many individuals. Here are some highlights of what is available. Where can

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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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Technical Analysis Pick of the Week: Anglo American Plc

Technical analysis research from award winning international company, Trading Central, is available to Sanlam iTrade clients at no extra cost. This week we highlight Anglo American Plc, code AGL on the JSE or AAL:xlon for the London Stock Exchange listed version on our iTradeGlobal platform. When you click on Trading Central Research under Markets/Data/Research you

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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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Share of the month – Coronation

Coronation Fund Managers was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1993. The company is an investment-led, owner-managed business, with staff ownership of 24%. The company is also an active investment manager with a long-term valuation-driven investment approach.   Because of the JSE going mostly sideways or down and the fact that they are value