Podcast: Always be short a consolidation

In JSE Direct, Latest by Simon Brown


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Simon Shares

  • Day 105 of lockdown and Covid-19 cases are still spiking in South Africa.
  • Omnia (JSE code: OMN) results.
  • Suddenly everybody wants to own cyclical Quantum Foods (JSE code: QFH).
  • Standard Bank ETNs are expiring next month.
  • Gold stocks are flying and everybody is asking me if they’ve missed the boat? Likely not, especially as this pandemic is not just a 2020 event.
  • Dis-Chem (JSE code: DCP) fined R1.2m for its ‘exploitative’ behaviour. They will appeal.
  • Steinhoff JSE code: SNH) is selling its Conforama France for a nominal sum and some property for Euro70million. They paid Euro1.2billion for the business back in 2009.
  • The Reserve Bank bought only R5.1billion of local government bonds in the secondary market in June. This after R10billion in May and R20billion in April.
  • MultiChoice (JSE code: MCG) has launched a new streaming service, Showmax Pro, with live sport, music and news channels. Not yet in South Africa, it is likely to cost around R300 a month and will launch locally later in 2020.
  • Taste (JSE code: TAS) has announced a name change to Luxe holdings and a 100:1 consolidation. Always be short a consolidation, or at the very least don’t be long.

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