Podcast: Options, futures and CFDs

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  • SAB Zenzele Kabili trading at R180, at least 3x fair value?
  • Local GDP for the first quarter was 1.1% QoQ. Kinda middling.
  • Stor-Age* (JSE code: SSS) results.
  • Thungela Resources (JSE code: TGA) lists.
  • AdaptIT (JSE code: ADI) gets an improved offer from Volaris – 700c.
  • Life Healthcare (JSE code: LHC) bouncing again because of the Alzheimer drug. But it a very long road.
  • Sirius Real Estate (JSE code: SRE) results were excellent.

* I hold ungeared positions.

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Options, futures and CFDs

Options (warrants on the JSE)

  • Complicated
  • Risk is only 100%.
  • Right to buy or sell.
  • Not much offered in SA.
  • Long or short, depending on if call or put.
  • Can trade on Safex, but institutional size trades only.


  • Exchange-traded
  • Equity, indices, commodities, currencies & agriculture.
  • Long or short.
  • Interest charge and dividends built into the price.
  • Require a Safex broker.
  • You can lose more than you started with.

Contract for Difference (CFDs)

  • Over the counter (OTC) traded.
  • Counterparty risk.
  • Issued on anything.
  • Long or short.
  • Interest paid/earned daily.
  • No expiry.
  • You can lose more than you started with.

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