From the Dealing Desk – Investing in Food Producers

Food producers have been under severe pressure lately with the drought and the weak economic factors at play. The failure of government also providing clear policy regarding agriculture and farming and also failure to subsidise or support farmers have all made this sector a bit of a messy one to analyse. Currency fluctuations will also […]

From the Dealing Desk – The Retail Sector

  The retail sector is always an interesting sector to analyse. Reason for this is that it is a proxy for the health of the consumer. I have taken two shares to illustrate how investors have bought the defensive retailers and avoided or sold the more cyclical retailers. Shoprite has maintained its uptrend while Woolies […]

JSE Allshare Trend Up

The State of the Allshare – October 2017

The Allshare Index trend is Up on the weekly analysis and still has a Weak price relative to the Dow Jones Industrial index.   It currently trades below its 50 week moving average of 54607.86 which would form the short term support level in the case of a pullback. Overview of the Allshare Index Recent […]

From the Dealing Desk – Commodities: Supply and Demand

The commodities shares have been moving higher and this was due to higher commodity prices. The price of copper, crude oil, silver and the platinum group metals are all higher since the start of the year. What makes this industry so cyclical is the supply and demand factors at play in this sector. The supply […]

From The Dealing Desk – Will the Markets Correct?

Lately we are hearing that global markets are high and that we need a correction. This is something we should not ignore for a few reasons: US Federal reserve bank could raise rates again and also unwind more Quantitative easing North Korea seems to ignore sanctions warnings and keeps firing missiles Historically September and October […]

From The Dealing Desk – Aspen (APN) Analysis

Aspen Pharmaceuticals is a share that has gone sideways to lower over the past eighteen months. This share is publishing its results on Thursday 14 September and should give us an indication of the “health” of the share. The expectation is for an increase in headline earnings of between 18% and 22%. The chart is […]

The Trend News, The Bad News & The Trump News

   Johann Kruger    Forex Mentor Have  you ever come across the following trading scenario? You start to trade into the right direction of the trend when an important news announcement is released… You find yourself on the wrong side of the market, or it appears to you that you are on the wrong side […]

Weekly Market Wrap – 31/10/2016

Nicolle Wepener Mentor and Presenter Nicolle has been trading everything that moves since she first started learning about the financial markets through Share Direct in 2007. A financial market prodigy, Nicolle left the South African Navy to Invest and trade full time. She now leads hundreds of others towards financial independence through our guided Mentorship […]