JSE Direct with Simon Brown

Podcast: A robust strategy

Simon BrownJSE Direct, Latest

Simon Shares Distell Group (JSE code: DHG) issued a solid update albeit short on numbers with one exception. They reduced net debt by some R1.7billion which is a massive number. Pick n Pay (JSE code: PIK) is heading into Nigeria and the market is worried as Nigeria is littered with the bodies of corporate South ...
JSE Direct with Simon Brown

Podcast: Bankruptcy

Simon BrownJSE Direct, Latest

Simon Shares PPC (JSE code: PPC) results. The $150million debt in the DRC is the problem. If they solve that they'll do a rights issue. If not they're bankrupt. The president's speech on Thursday should give them some hope as he likely promises lots of energy and infrastructure spending. Balwin (JSE code: BWN) results. Not ...
Local and offshore property

Video: Local and offshore property

Simon BrownPower Hour, Video Invest, Webinar and Video

Keillen Ndlovu, Head of Listed Property at Stanlib, presents this JSE Power Hour on the listed property looking at both local and offshore markets. Covid-19 has had a massive impact but some listed property sectors are doing well. Keillen looks at debt levels and risks of covenant breaches and staying within REIT status and gives ...
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ETF: Satrix offers ethical ETFs

Simon BrownETF Blog, Latest

Environmental, social & governance (ESG) has become the investing buzz phrase in 2020 as the new theme for investors. Environmental metrics cover climate risks, natural resources scarcity, pollution and waste, and environmental opportunities. Social metrics include labour issues and product liability, risks such as data security, and stakeholder opposition. Governance refers to items relating to ...
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ETF: Bonds in your ETF portfolio

Kristia van HeerdenETF Blog, Latest

Danish fund manager and author Lars Kroijer advocates for a simplified do-it-yourself investment strategy comprising of two simple investments. The first is an ETF with global exposure. The second is bonds with a time horizon similar to our investment horizon. For the ETF, the Ashburton 1200 caught our attention because it offers a small amount ...