To market to market to buy a fat pig. Local markets continued to take a breather after the absolute scorcher on Wednesday. SA inc, which was leading the pack last week was hardest hit on Friday. But all in all it was a great week for markets and a great week for SA. All … Continue reading Is Lithium Lit?
To market to market to buy a fat pig. An hour before the US market opened, we had as one analyst put it "The most highly anticipated inflation number for the last 10-years". The expectation was for inflation of 1.7%; it came in at 1.8%. Confirming market fears, inflation is coming and so are … Continue reading He Gone
To market to market to buy a fat pig. Yesterday Stats SA released our labour stats for the last quarter in 2017. The headline number compared to last year is marginally worse, but compared to last quarter it is one percentage point better at 26.7%. It is never nice reading that we have 5.9 … Continue reading Google’s Head in the Clouds
To market to market to buy a fat pig. This week marks the start of the biggest human migration of the year, the Chinese New Year. It is estimated that around 710 million people will be on the move! The holiday starts on Thursday and will last all the way through to next week … Continue reading Correcting the Correction
To market to market to buy a fat pig. Activist short sellers are something that we are not used to in South Africa. In a market like the US, it is commonplace thanks to all the capital looking for a home, and the large number of listed companies. Just to make sure that we … Continue reading Caught by the Shorts
To market to market to buy a fat pig. The US has just missed their deadline to pass a new debt ceiling bill. It is currently 00:05 in Washington, where the Senate is expected to vote at 02:00 and then the House is expected to vote between 04:00 - 06:00. Assuming both sides of … Continue reading Tesla Shoots for the Stars
To market to market to buy a fat pig. Markets are all over the place at the moment; volatility is on the up. There are not many days when you see so many companies in the Top 40 moving higher by more than 3%. Some of the big movers yesterday were, NEPI Rockcastle up … Continue reading Double Tap
To market to market to buy a fat pig. Whoa, we are going to need a neck brace after that market whiplash. Yesterday was carnage for global markets, Asian stocks were down over 2%, our All-share opened down over 3%, and the US markets opened down 1.5%. By the time I went to bed … Continue reading Clouds Raining Cash at Amazon
To market to market to buy a fat pig. You know that it was a tough day out when CNBC showed the top 5 'gainers' of the S&P 500 for yesterday, as stocks who lost the least! Not even cryptocurrencies have survived the current market sell-off, Bitcoin is down 24% to $6 200 a … Continue reading Blood on the streets!
To market to market to buy a fat pig. Phew, we survived super earnings Thursday. Given their huge growth rates, coupled with high expectations, tech stocks are always the most exciting earning events. It has been known to happen where a tech stock, particularly those belonging to 'FANG', can rocket 20% or slump 20% … Continue reading Swipechain