Mid-Caps – Is it time to go big?

With the Rugby World Cup (RWC) behind us, we can proudly say that we are the world champions. Not only did we win the final against England, we just about destroyed them in dominating fashion. What makes this achievement even greater, is the fact that in March last year (2018), there was absolutely no excitement […]

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 […]

Trading Ideas

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 […]


No Turkish Delight for the South African Rand

If you have a trip scheduled to Turkey, recent developments could mean that you end up paying less than you bargained for. Something like a local beer, according to, would have cost you around R27.20 in Istanbul during December 2017, while the very same beer would have cost you only R17.42 as at 13 […]

Markets & Equities Portfolio DIY

10 shares with potential for high dividend yields

I don’t want to sound like a Masterchef contender, but we all know that you can bake an amazing bread with a relatively small piece of dough. This is possible, because prior to baking, the dough should be left to rise properly in the oven, and then baked to perfection. If you (like me) become […]

Morning Note

Morning Note – 27 July 2018

GET TO KNOW YOUR JSE COMPANIES AECI Ltd (AFE) AECI released their financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2018 earlier this week. Their revenue increased by 24%, profit from operations increased by 35%, headline earnings per share increased by 19% and their interim dividend per share increased by 8% to 149 cents. […]

Morning Note

Morning Note – 26 July 2018

SENS Summary AECI Limited (AFE) AECI released their interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2018. Consolidated revenue increased by 24%, headline earnings per share increased by 19% and the interim gross dividend increased by 8% to 149 cents per share. AVI Limited (AVI) AVI released a trading statement for the year ended 30 […]

Portfolio DIY

Start by looking for quality shares

There’s a saying that you should “begin with the end in mind”, and it can also very appropriately be applied to investments. When you invest, your first step is to identify your expectations, or more specifically, your ultimate investment goal, whether it’s a short-term goal that should be reached in only a few months, such […]

Morning Note

Morning Note – 27 February 2018

  27 February 2018 SENS Summary   Anchor Group Limited (ACG) ACG released a trading statement for the year ended 31 December 2017. The company advised shareholders that headline earnings per share (HEPS) will be between 37% and 49% lower.   Shoprite Holdings Limited (SHP) SHP released their unaudited results for the 26 weeks ended […]

Morning Note

Morning Note – 20 February 2018

  20 February 2018 SENS Summary   Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (IMP) Impala advised shareholders that headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December will reflect a loss of between 17 and 26 cents per share.   AECI Limited (AFE) AECI released a trading statement for the year ended 31 December 2017. […]

Economy Markets & Equities

The BETA solution to current market conditions

With terms like Brexit, Trump and Junk Status popping up regularly over the past year, I think we all have come to the conclusion that uncertainty is the only definite we can count on for now. But at the same time, according to Bloomberg Consensus, analysts still believe that our local market has a growth […]

Trading Updates

Trade Spotlight: A E C I (AFE)

The share price of A E C I gained 2.14% on Wednesday but remains within a narrow down channel, while also testing a key long term support/resistance at the 8800c level. The share price is still trading just below both the 50 and 200 day moving averages and the long term trend remains bearish. Both […]