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The trick is the quality of the DY, often times a high DY is because of falling share price that is expecting a dividend cut. Exaples of once great DY stocks that have fallen; PPC, KIO, ARL and so on... See more...
The trick is the quality of the DY, often times a high DY is because of falling share price that is expecting a dividend cut. Exaples of once great DY stocks that have fallen; PPC, KIO, ARL and so on. Some may return but for a while it was bleak.   So we need dividends that are strong and likely to remain, my pick is Metrofile (MFL) which I hold. VOD worth keeping an eye on if the price falls back, CLI maybe another? VLE is great but tough headwinds in this economy and CMH is awesome but I always expect something to go wrong and it never does.
Hello, From a technical viewpoint, I thought the japanese candle 'hammer' formation that I saw on 22 May 2017 (similar to hammer on 9 Feb 2017) and with the next candle trending up, it signalled a re... See more...
Hello, From a technical viewpoint, I thought the japanese candle 'hammer' formation that I saw on 22 May 2017 (similar to hammer on 9 Feb 2017) and with the next candle trending up, it signalled a reversal (as was the case, albeit, short lived around 9 Feb). This time, however, it seems, the reversal never fully materialised and instead we see a bearish engulfing on 24 May 2017, followed by a further fall yesterday (on extremely high volume (5mil +, compared to +-300K)) and then a further drop today. Any chance for some comments on this stocks behaviour - and what the possible botom is going to be ....... Should the candles, in this case, be looked at with other technical indicators (e.g stochastic ...). Its just that this share appears to be very oversold (undervalued) and still it is being knocked down, and there isn'y any news to justify this hammering ........
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I think the danger is at the other end of the yield spectrum - and its weird - well for me anyway. Bonds offer low or no or negative yields - so a consistent divvie payer with a great business is an ... See more...
I think the danger is at the other end of the yield spectrum - and its weird - well for me anyway. Bonds offer low or no or negative yields - so a consistent divvie payer with a great business is an alternative..( or is it ?) But this fact then causes people to chase these - and so quality companies get chased up in price - until they are expensive - again  made possible by cheap money on the one hand and negative yields on Govt bonds on the other. So quality companies become the inverse of what you are actually looking for. That  in turn forces those who have set their hearts on this approach to either pay a lot ( risky) or to go further down the feeding chain - and  that brings more risk to the table. Things are cheap for a reason. If they are underpriced its one thing but that is not the same as being cheap?
Is it wise to buy some of these shares out there just for divident yield? If you use the share filter I see there is some shares that has over 10% divident yields. Would make a good part of one's por... See more...
Is it wise to buy some of these shares out there just for divident yield? If you use the share filter I see there is some shares that has over 10% divident yields. Would make a good part of one's portfolio to have a few of these to get some extra cash in now and then.   thanks
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Yup. Kell process could be a game changer in pgm field if it can be implemented successfully at scale. Not only a fraction of the cost of smelting, but could also increase yield of other metals like c... See more...
Yup. Kell process could be a game changer in pgm field if it can be implemented successfully at scale. Not only a fraction of the cost of smelting, but could also increase yield of other metals like cobalt that get lost in the very high temperature platinum smelting process.
yip any fica'd bank account
if you buy the NPL that entitles you to BUY a new share at 1128c. Point is you have to still buy the new share at discount
Including offshore bank accounts? Thanks, appreciate your advice Simon.  
Hi People Stupid question Can someone please explain to me why if the Sibanye Rights Offer is at 1128c why are there sales at 750 - 800c? If I buy at 750c will I get it allocated or not? Thanks f... See more...
Hi People Stupid question Can someone please explain to me why if the Sibanye Rights Offer is at 1128c why are there sales at 750 - 800c? If I buy at 750c will I get it allocated or not? Thanks for the answer
yes, into any fica'd bank account
Hypothetically speaking, if the rand goes to 0 value will standard bank pay me out in dollars if I sell my shares?
nope it a USD account, you buy/sell in USD
The only problem I have with that is you buy in rands and sell in rands...the rand is my problem.  
I was looking for an interesting documentary on the history of money and financial markets and came across a great series on YouTube called the The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World ... See more...
I was looking for an interesting documentary on the history of money and financial markets and came across a great series on YouTube called the The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson.  its about 4 hours long in total - but i was riverted and picked up so many interesting facts.    If you have some time on your hands well worth the watch!
Hi Eric   Before running off to Td Ameritrade. Look no further than our own Standard Bank Webtrader offering   Invest in a wide range of sophisticated financial instruments such as CFD's, FX ... See more...
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Hi Guys need some help please, I want to move some cash overseas it’s not a huge amount so I won’t need tax clearance and also won’t qualify for any special preferential treatment from our banks. M... See more...
Hi Guys need some help please, I want to move some cash overseas it’s not a huge amount so I won’t need tax clearance and also won’t qualify for any special preferential treatment from our banks. My problem is most banks require a minim bank balance in the account to save on bank costs, secondly what currency to transfer my rands in... I was thinking maybe opening a account with TD Ameritrade or similar and deposit rands directly in a trading account.  
well no, aside from why the extra complexity. It same implication as it still a short
  One of the big decisions for a trader is which time frame to trade in. Daily or weekly charts or down into intra-day; hourly or maybe even fifteen or five minute charts. Typically, the dec... See more...
  One of the big decisions for a trader is which time frame to trade in. Daily or weekly charts or down into intra-day; hourly or maybe even fifteen or five minute charts. Typically, the decision is taken to use shorter charts (fifteen minute or hourly) based more of the fact that it gives more signals hence more trades and hence more thrills. Of course, trading for thrills is the worst thing possible, but that’s another story for another day.   The first consideration should be the trading system being used, will it work in the time frame the trader wants to use?  robust system should be able to trade in pretty much any time frame but it needs to be tested to ensure it does. That then we’re left with two important issues.   Firstly, does your work life leave time for real intra-day trading? If you have a busy full time job can you monitor and successful trade intra-day on fifteen minute or hourly charts? My thinking is that on the fifteen minute charts the answer is no, both the trading and the job will suffer and you’ll end up fired and not a trader.   Hourly is potentially possible depending on the type of job and flexibility it offers. I trade ALSI futures on the hourly chart and while I miss the occasional signal due to meeting or flights I can work it into my daily work routine. But generally, for a full time employed person daily charts is the better option. Slow I know, but more likely to be successful and success is what we want.   The second issue is to understand is what changing time frames does to the trading process. The shorter the time frame the shorter the trade durations, the increased frequency of trades per month (and hence costs), the smaller the profit and in theory the smaller the losses (if you are ruthless with stop losses).   What is also important is that as the time frame shortens the speed of execution becomes more important. If you’re a minute late entering a trade on an hourly chart it’s hardly noticeable. But being a minute late on a five-minute chart means you’ve probably missed the trade. So, shorter time frames requires expert knowledge of the platform (in order to execute with speed) but also confidence of the trade in order to execute quickly.   Simon

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