Abenomics worked, Fed not so much

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Market Updates:
  • Recent news on Markus Jooste’s fine and tragic passing prompts reflection on justice and mental health awareness.
  • Telkom’s sale of its towers business for R6.75 billion highlights strategic shifts and potential opportunities in the telecom sector.
  • Ongoing rise in oil prices raises concerns about inflationary pressures and global economic impacts.

Market Analysis and Insights:
Gold’s Surge:
  • Gold prices hit new all-time highs above $2200, reflecting investor concerns and market sentiment following Jerome Powell’s recent statements on inflation and monetary policy.
  • Gold mining companies show varied responses, with Pan-African, Goldfields, DRD, and Anglogold Ashanti experiencing gains.
Interest Rates and Economic Outlook:
  • Powell’s announcement of no immediate rate cuts and a projected total of three cuts for the year signals a cautious approach towards inflation.
  • Rising interest rates pose challenges for companies with significant debt burdens, while those with ample cash reserves stand to benefit.
Inflation and Monetary Policy:
  • CPI data reflects higher-than-expected inflation rates, prompting speculation about potential rate cuts in South Africa and implications for economic recovery.
  • Abenomics, Japan’s economic policy experiment, demonstrates the effectiveness of unconventional monetary measures in stimulating growth and combating deflation.
Company Updates and Reflections:
Remgro Results:
  • Remgro’s net asset value growth raises questions about the effectiveness of its management strategy, despite trading at a significant discount.

  • Contrasting performance with Sabvest Capital highlights the importance of superior returns and effective capital allocation in investment decisions.
Sun International:
  • Strong financial results from Sun International underscore challenges and opportunities in the leisure and hospitality sector, amid shifting consumer behaviors and economic uncertainties.




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