As Portfolio Manager at PSG Wealth Old Oak and with over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry, Schalk has consistently delivered solid returns to his clients and has certainly become one of South Africa’s most well-known strategists. He started his career in 1994 at the stockbroking company, Huysamer Stals (later ABN Amro). He joined SMK Securities in 1997, (later became BoE Personal Stockbrokers) and was later appointed as director and branch manager. In 2001 he co-founded Contego Asset Management and managed the company as CEO up to March 2014, after which he joined PSG Wealth Old Oak. Schalk has also become a regular household name with investors, with his reports being published in many of the national press. He completed his MBA in 2008.
Trading Ideas

Y’ello…look who’s back

Y’ello…look who’s back by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com MTN definitely back on the radar. After a few years of constant bad news, good news lately pushed the share price above its diagonal resistance line, which started in January 2018. Over the shorter term, the 14 day RSI are indicating that $JSEMTN are extremely overbought. Should the […]

Markets & Equities

Gambling on the stock exchange: Is the gain worth the venture?

One of the most fascinating places I like to visit is Grand West Casino. Not because I like to gamble (because I don’t), but because people fascinate me. When they enter the casino, they’re all smiles and everyone’s full of enthusiasm. But when they leave, it’s usually a different story. It’s exactly this mood change […]

Markets & Equities

Dividends are key

We all have that one thing or event that can take you right back to some of the best times in your childhood. I have plenty, but one that will always stand out is playing board games with my family at the dinner table during holidays. Unlike most families, we didn’t play Monopoly or Trivial […]

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AECI could join mining play with big BANG

$JSEAFE could join mining play with big BANG by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com AECI currently one I’m watching very closely. Share price little bit under pressure lately, which currently look good for an entry point. AECI is a South African-based explosives and chemical specialty company. The company is engaged in offering a range of products and […]

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Short – What “Tech Bubble”?

What “Tech Bubble”? by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com Global Tech companies made a great comeback since giving brave investors the best Christmas (time of Low) 2018 gift ever. ISHARES TRUST GLOBAL TECH ETF now approaching its all time highs the ETF made in August & October last year (2018). Nice little inverse head and shoulders developed, […]

Markets & Equities

The right asset classes for the right reasons

A friend of mine always tells the story of the farmer who bought a few lambs with the intention of expanding his farming activities. He fed them well and placed them in a small pen. He then set up his camping chair next to the pen, so he could keep a close eye on them. […]

Financial Planning Markets & Equities

Funds: Are they poor performers or just being mistreated?

When I mention the names Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor, four words come to mind: Top Arrogant World Champions. Both of them are regarded as some of the best in contact sport. Both of them put on a pair of gloves and get into a ring. Both of them want to see their opponents hit […]

Economy

How to avoid investment fraudsters

Nature never ceases to amaze me. A few years ago, during winter, our Border collie passed a little too close to our heater at home, and out of sheer curiosity about this heat-emitting wonder, walked away with a burnt snout. To this day, she avoids the heater by a few meters, even when it’s switched […]

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Remgro definitely one to monitor

$JSEREM definitely one to monitor by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com Remgro will be a share I’ll be monitoring closely over the next few weeks. Nice little recovery that started in October last year, bringing the price now very close to the Apex of the Symmetric Triangle pattern . A break below the support (lower ascending trendline […]

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Coronation…a recovery on steriods currently

$JSECML…a recovery on steriods currently by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com Great recovery coming from Coronation, with another +/- 5% run again today, bringing the YTD performance now to double-figures. After the 20-day moving average broke above the 50-day on the 4th of March, the trend definitely became a bit stronger and now look a lot healthier. […]

Markets & Equities

A look at the South African market in the context of emerging markets.

Bertrand Russel said “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” This is particularly fitting when we consider investments, as fear and greed are seen as the two main emotions in driving our markets. For this purpose, however, I would like to […]

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Shoprite looking trolley for trolley, beter everyday

$JSESHP looking trolley for trolley, beter everyday by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com We’ve all seen the latest released SA retail figures and subsequently what it’s done to the local retail company trading updates and financial results. Yes, it’s been bad! But, like my kids always tell their old man: “dad…that’s sooooo last year!!” I recently published […]

Economy

Surprise earnings

I have found that it’s often the events that we look forward to the least, that turn out surprisingly well and that many events that we have looked forward to for a very long time, often tend to disappoint us. At the beginning of 2018, there were great expectations and hopes that our local stock […]

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S&P500 – let’s see if it breaks

$SPX – let’s see if it breaks by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com Strong Momentum coming from the S&P500 since beginning of 2019. We’ve however now reached a top, where we could not see a break in Oct18, Nov18 and again on 25Feb19. Should the trend remain positive and we break and close above the 2815 level, we can […]

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BATS and the dreaded Canadian ruling

$JSEBTI and the dreaded Canadian ruling by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com So, the Canadian court ordered British American Tobacco PLC ( LSE:BATS ), Philip Morris International Inc. ( NYSE:PM ) and Japan Tobacco Inc. ( TSE:2914 ) to pay $12.5 billion in damages to Quebec smokers after a 17-year legal battle, in the latest case to shock the global tobacco industry. This could see […]

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#BRICS currencies movement for the Week – 1Mar19

#BRICS currencies movement for the Week – 1Mar19 by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com Not a great end to week for #SouthAfrica – $ZAR. S&P revised Eskom rating from negative to stable, but clearly the market remains worried. #BRICS currency/USD movements for this week: Brazil -0.7%  Russia -0.8%  India +0.1%  China +0.1%  South Africa -1.6%  Euro/USD +0.3% I must […]

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Long Top5 oversold/overbought according to RSI & $JSETON

Long Top5 oversold/overbought according to RSI & $JSETON by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com End of week 1Mar19. Nice little comeback from both Richemont and AECI – personally still like them both. FTSE/JSE Allshare ( JSE:J203 ) Top5 oversold/overbought according to 14day RSI indicator as follow: JSE:DLT 12  JSE:TON 21  JSE:OMN 27  JSE:MNK 27  JSE:CSB 30 JSE:CFR 81  JSE:CPI 78  JSE:DTC 78  JSE:AFE 77  JSE:QLT 75 Spending a few minutes on […]

Economy

If you can measure it, you can manage it

Without numbers, terms such as “chances are” and “probably” would have no real meaning. Without chances and probability, the only way to approach risk would be through fate and destiny. Without numbers, risk would be based on nothing more than a hunch. We live in a world filled with numbers and calculations, whether its the […]

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Two months in and Investec Ltd still top of the pops for 2019

Two months in and $JSEINL still top of the pops for 2019 by SchalkLouw on TradingView.com And that brings Feb19 to an end. Two down, ten to go! JSE:J200 ($JTopi) having a great start to the year – up 6.92% YTD. Top performer is still Investec Ltd, at 15.9% YTD. Question remain – time to take some […]