Inflation is one of the key concepts we need to understand to make good financial choices. In this post we explain what it is and how it works.
Video: US inflation here to stay
US inflation was supposed to be transitory, but it is now being baked into the system. What are the implications for our portfolio?
Comparing ETFs: Asset classes
Investing is about more than just shares. There are a number fo different asset classes we can buy and this article digs into the details.
Podcast: It’s all lies
Simon Shares Trading updates from Truworths (JSE code: TRU) and Foschini (JSE code: TFG) both saw sales decrease for the period ending both saw sales down. But not down as much as expected and hence the stocks went wild. Truworths was up some 25% in two days. More than anything this is because expectations were ...
Podcast: Presidential markets
Simon Shares Day 188 of lockdown. August CPI 3.1%. Everybody now suddenly knows about the expanded unemployment rate? Capitec* (JSE code: CPI) results were as always solid. Hit hard by the pandemic, but resilient. Valuations are rich, as always. Alviva (JSE code: AVV). Remember old Pinnacle, once a darling and then hit by claims of ...
ETF: Short-term investment ETFs
In a lower interest rate environment getting inflation-beating returns on cash is challenging. If you have a five-year savings goal, this could have a real impact on your returns. A potential solution to this is short-term investing. The most important consideration here is the relationship between time and risk.
Podcast: The pie price wars
Simon Shares Day 112 of lockdown and Covid-19 cases are still spiking in South Africa and no drink again. Load shedding. An economy on its knees now without power. Quantum Foods (JSE code: QFH) still booming as Astral (JSE code: ARL) buys a 6.42% stake to protect their broiler supply. Bell Equipment (JSE code: BEL) ...
Podcast: Send money
Simon Shares Tencent hit a new all-time high on Tuesday and again on Wednesday pushing Naspers (JSE code: NPN) and Prosus (JSE code: PRX) higher and helping the JSE overall. Gold seems to be breaking up out of the consolidation zone it has spent the last few months trading in. Daily gold chart Good German ...
Podcast: Going BIG
Simon Shares Day 28 of lockdown. Oil, negative pricing? I thought I'd seen it all when interest rates went negative, but no ~ oil says "hold my beer". I Tweeted about it. Short version, don't now suddenly decide you are an oil trader. Overnight WTI Oil (West Texas Intermediate) traded at a negative $40. Yip ...
Podcast: Hard, but necessary
Upcoming events; 09 April ~ JSE Power Hour: Trader’s game plan New weekly podcast in the RSS feed every Monday late morning. BUT only in the RSS feed, not on the website. So subscribe to the feed, it is here. Download the audio file here Subscribe to our feed here Sign up for email alerts as a new ...
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