The S&P500 index closed above 4000 for the first time on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 4019.
You can see the impact of the COVID-19 V-bottom, which we regard as an extraneous non-economic factor, and the subsequent acceleration of the S&P. Obviously, the
Hammerson has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1945. It is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and owns “flagship destinations and premium outlets in key cities across the UK and Europe”. Most of the company’s properties are shopping malls like Brent Cross in London, The Bullring in Birmingham and Dundrum Town Center in Dublin. Obviously,
On 25th May 2020, ten months ago, we published an article on Afrimat in which we said we liked what the company was doing and considered it to be undervalued. At the time Afrimat shares were trading in the market for R29. In the past ten months they have risen to R46 – a gain of 58,6%. Consider the chart:
The relationship between technical analysis and fundamental analysis is the relationship between the reality and the perception of that reality in a company. The fundamentalist searches for the share’s real value by studying the company’s financials. The technician studies the impact of investors’ perceptions as they are reflected in the
Joseph Granville, talking about the share market, famously said, “volume leads price”. By this he meant that the volume traded in a share tends to begin increasing before the price rises. He encapsulated this idea in his “On Balance Volume” technique (OBV). If you are not clear on OBV go back and re-read On
The major change that has come about in America since the advent of the Biden administration has been a broad shift towards “risk-on”. The uncertainties associated with Trump are fading. American investors have welcomed the economic logic and sanity of the new administration with a desire to generate returns which are well above those offered by US Treasury
Naspers is the largest share on the JSE with a market capitalisation of R1,67 trillion. Naspers was founded in 1915, as a printer and publisher of newspapers and magazines. It has since evolved into an international social media, entertainment and gaming company.
This share has the problem that it is undervalued in relation
Right now, comparing Amplats with Sibanye is instructive for private investors – and made more interesting because:
- They are both mining houses producing precious metals, mainly platinum group metals.(PGM's).
- They have the same financial year-end (31st December).
- They have both recently produced trading statements for the 2020 financial
In the current environment investors should be looking for listed companies that have managed to weather the COVID-19 storm and emerged with strong growth. These companies would have had two important components before the pandemic began – a strong balance sheet and highly competent management. Hudaco had both.
Hudaco is a company with two primary divisions:
The relatively calm installation of Joe Biden as president and the Democratic Party’s control of Congress were appreciated with relief by markets worldwide. The S&P has risen by almost 18% from its low of 3270 on 30th October 2020 to its recent high of 3855 on 25th January 2021. Biden has promised further substantial stimulation