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How Low can you Go…Remgro?

How Low can you Go…Remgro? by SchalkLouw on Remgro is getting very interesting. Despite the fact that the share price is getting closer to the bottom support level of a Descending Triangle , the company still seem fundamentally sound and somewhat oversold according to its 14-day RSI . Consensus target price (according to Thomson […]

Financial Planning

Have realistic growth expectations

“`During my years in this industry, I have met countless investors who simply aim too high with their growth expectations and often refuse to invest according to the risk profile recommended for them. Upon inception, they want to invest as aggressively as possible to achieve the best possible growth, until markets take a turn for […]

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Anglo American – Oversold

Long Top5 oversold/overbought according to RSI & Anglo American by SchalkLouw on Spending some time on Anglo American. This remains one of my favourite mining house. Lately, it did however find itself in an extreme overbought environment, which was “corrected” in one big swoop. For the first time since November last year, the share […]

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The Hangover by SchalkLouw on Bad miss from Anheuser-Busch today – Q1 vs estimates * Q1 REVENUE USD 12.59 BILLION VERSUS USD 12.77 BILLION IN REUTERS POLL * Q1 NORMALIZED PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF AB INBEV $2.52 BILLION VERSUS $2.64 BILLION IN REUTERS POLL Technically, the price graph is not looking promising, […]


High unemployment figures make for a miserable country

In 1962, well-known American economist, Arthur Orkun, found that a 1% rise in unemployment figures had an approximate 2% adverse effect on the country’s GDP. He developed the Misery Index by adding the US unemployment rate to the inflation rate, the result of which should point out just how miserable the country is. The higher […]

Markets & Equities

Compile your share portfolio like the heavyweights do

In most of my reports, I always try to give investors the necessary tools to make informed decisions regarding their personal investment portfolios. Upon recently visiting my doctor following a somewhat incorrect self-diagnosis, he jokingly stated that “Dr Google” thinks he knows everything, often to the detriment of his patients. Not only did I make […]

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Google results

$GOOG – Google results by SchalkLouw on After disappointing earnings results last night, Alphabet Inc ( GOOG ) lost 7.7% of its value and again struggling today (-2%). They say a picture say a thousand words, and this one is no different. With a possible inverse head and shoulders developing, a bounce could possibly […]

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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV – Beginning of more Froth or heading for a Trough?

$JSEANH – Beginning of more Froth or heading for a Trough? by SchalkLouw on So confession time – this will be the one that got away for me in 2019 thus far. What’s not to like about the product? Great recovery coming from $JSEANH since the start of 2019, bring the price at a […]

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Y’ello…look who’s back

Y’ello…look who’s back by SchalkLouw on 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 […]

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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 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 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, […]

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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 […]


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 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 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. […]

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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 […]