PDSNET ARTICLES - SEPTEMBER 2020

The Relationship between Fundamental and Technical Analysis

There are generally two approaches to share assessment – fundamental and technical analysis. The fundamentalist is trying to answer the question, “How good will the company be as a generator of dividends in the future?” while the technician is looking for patterns in the share’s price and volume charts to improve his predictions of where the share

Oil

The Oil market is usually an excellent barometer of the state of the world economy. When there is growth, people buy more cars and drive more, more products are consumed which means they have to be transported to retail outlets – usually by an internal combustion engine of some sort.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the oil price (North Sea Brent) to collapse to prices below $20 a barrel

Alviva

There is plenty of value for private investors on the JSE at the moment. The big institutions are focusing on the large blue-chip shares and ignoring the smaller companies, but some of those smaller companies offer really good opportunities. We think that Alviva (AVV) is worthy of your consideration.  
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Two interesting shares.

Warren Buffett has famously been quoted as saying “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when other are fearful”. Right now, investors are understandably fearful and for that reason there are some unusual opportunities in the market. The shares which would obviously benefit in the post-COVID-19 period have already moved – shares like Prosus and Sibanye. In fact, mining

The Confidential Report - September 2020

America
The new approach to monetary policy, announced by Jerome Powell (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank) on 27th August 2020, has been interpreted by the market as substantially more dovish, with the immediate result that the S&P500 broke up to new record highs – well above the previous high of 3386 made on 19th February 2020, before the advent