Community

Share knowledge. Find answers. Ask questions.

Online Share Trading

Engage and learn about markets and trading online

What's happening in the community

Latest activity

Man, this is disapointing stuff on the one hand and mildly encouraging on the other - at least the line was drawn in the sand . But it begs the question how on earth could OMU have decided from the s... See more...
Man, this is disapointing stuff on the one hand and mildly encouraging on the other - at least the line was drawn in the sand . But it begs the question how on earth could OMU have decided from the start that this was capable of being managed or  , as "they" love to put it, "mitigation"?  The breach that broke the camel's back was a 101 level one?The SA financial services execs are mostly overpaid and underwhelming in their deliveries of share holder value. SHAREHOLDERS MUST  stop being so passive = there are signs of it happening. Unfortunately the collpase of ethics in so many auditors has exacerbated things. To cozy by FAR    
Standard Online Share Trading (OST) is pleased to announce that you now have access to our state-of-the-art trading and charting platform. Your ViewPoint Basic package includes 15 minute ... See more...
Standard Online Share Trading (OST) is pleased to announce that you now have access to our state-of-the-art trading and charting platform. Your ViewPoint Basic package includes 15 minute delayed pricing and comes at no additional cost you. What is ViewPoint?   ViewPoint is a low-bandwidth, web-based market data and trading platform that you can launch from the OST platform. Through the interactive ViewPoint, you can keep an eye on the market, are equipped to make more informed decisions using the advanced data tools, while trading multiple asset classes. ViewPoint makes trading easy and personalised for anyone, regardless of your experience in the market   What does ViewPoint have to offer?   Built on state-of-the-art technology to keep you connected to financial markets, ViewPoint’s basic package features include: Easy Login from anywhere(no plugins) Widget-based design allowing full customisation Market data feed Rich tools at your fingertips Powerful search puts information quickly within reach World-class charting Dynamic alerts based on news, process and trades Seamless intergration enabling efficient order handling and real-time compliance Try ViewPoint   Follow these easy steps to Launch ViewPoint now. 1. Login to Standard Online Share Trading 2. Click on the ViewPoint tab. 3. Click Launch.   Video:  Getting started on ViewPoint.   If you would like to view live prices you may upgrade from the ViewPoint Basic package on the ViewPoint tab as follows:   • Live Level 1 Depth – R 175 per month or • Live Level 5 Depth – R 195 per month.   If you are currently subscribed to ViewPoint Basic package, as of May 2019 you will no longer be billed.   Should you experience any issues please contact us on 0860 121 161 / +27 11 415 5000 (intl.) or email [email protected]   * Offer applies only to the ViewPoint Basic package.        
Investors can buy JSE listed ETFs offering exposure to various international markets or they can buy the same ETF in New York (NYSE) via Webtrader. Ultimately the underlying stocks will be the same ... See more...
Investors can buy JSE listed ETFs offering exposure to various international markets or they can buy the same ETF in New York (NYSE) via Webtrader. Ultimately the underlying stocks will be the same - but is there is a difference for the investor and how should they decide which route is best for them?   In this webinar Simon Brown, Just One Lap founder, covers: • Range of ETFs for the local JSE vs. the NYSE investor • The costs involved, including; transaction fees, TERs, moving money, admin fees and more. • Tax liability on local (and tax-free) vs. holding in NYSE • Remitting and spending the money when exiting the ETFs • What happens to the offshore ETFs when we die    
With elections behind us, in this podcast we turn our focus to Old Mutual's leadership changes, Absa's succession planning and the banking price war. As Mr Price exits Australia, we look at their cau... See more...
With elections behind us, in this podcast we turn our focus to Old Mutual's leadership changes, Absa's succession planning and the banking price war. As Mr Price exits Australia, we look at their cautious expansion strategy and compare it to other South African companies that have gone looking for prosperity offshore. Our final stock update looks at the Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin deal.     We also spend some time discussing Trump and the trade war and look at South Africa's Q1 GDP numbers.     Listen below...         ...or watch on YouTube    
Any oil futures available to trade on OST?
I need more information about standard bank seminar I am in Johannesburg how can I attend
Wow, share conversations have dried up here... Where is everyone moving to?
Is this the right venue on which to air this question?
Hi, It depends from bank to bank.  Some years ago, most banks recognised that as an income.  Over the years, a few stringes were added.  1st you need to have a rental contract of at least 6 months o... See more...
Hi, It depends from bank to bank.  Some years ago, most banks recognised that as an income.  Over the years, a few stringes were added.  1st you need to have a rental contract of at least 6 months old.  Then they came with only a % being used as an income.  This % varies from bank to bank and can be as little as 50% of the rental income. You need to contact a few banks to get the most favorable deal.   Tinus
Hi all So my wife and I bought our flat about 6 years ago, with the intention of eventually renting it out when we buy a house. So that time has arrived and I would like to know, can we rent out th... See more...
Hi all So my wife and I bought our flat about 6 years ago, with the intention of eventually renting it out when we buy a house. So that time has arrived and I would like to know, can we rent out the flat, and declare the rental payments as an extra income, and apply for a bond on a new house or would the bank not see the rental as extra income and will require that we will be able to afford both properties in regards to them approving a second bond? Thanks in advance
Called the helpdesk this morning and it is now fixed  Many Thanks
Hi Pieter,   Apologies for the run around. Please could you resend your email and mark it for my attention (DINEO).
Reported it about daily to that email and to a lady in IT. Had about2 tele conversations. No Feedback
Clearly the share holders are unhappy -[ looking a the results of the remuneration resolutions ]and "about time I say!"
Hi Pieter Jan,   Could you please send an email to [email protected] and we will investigate. We are aware that several clients had issues accessing their portfolios on ViewPoint, how... See more...
Hi Pieter Jan,   Could you please send an email to [email protected] and we will investigate. We are aware that several clients had issues accessing their portfolios on ViewPoint, however the issue should have been resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Since last week I am unable to view my portfolio in viewpoint. Logging on is fine, can see all other and do all other functions. Helpdesk now escalated it to Iress. Still not resolved and feedback is... See more...
Since last week I am unable to view my portfolio in viewpoint. Logging on is fine, can see all other and do all other functions. Helpdesk now escalated it to Iress. Still not resolved and feedback is one email earlier this week saying it has been resolved, but its not... Is there someone here with some suggestion. Maybe the fault is on my laptop  
Are OM Board now asking the same question?
I have upgraded my access account to a cheque elite account but now every time I try to find my trading account, Standard Bank rejects my transactions... Does anyone have a clue what the issue is?
I am trying to wrap my head around ANG valuation. Over the last 3 years, the highest EPS was ca. ZAR4,00. How is it trading at ca. ZAR170 (PE multiple of 42)? The gold price also has stayed relativel... See more...
I am trying to wrap my head around ANG valuation. Over the last 3 years, the highest EPS was ca. ZAR4,00. How is it trading at ca. ZAR170 (PE multiple of 42)? The gold price also has stayed relatively range bound (in USD) over the past 5-years (USD1,050 to USD1,350)
So the latest SOL report on the cracker which isn't cracking leaps off the page! It leads to the question:  is the risk reluctance  seen so much these days a product of the usual suspects: fears of ... See more...
So the latest SOL report on the cracker which isn't cracking leaps off the page! It leads to the question:  is the risk reluctance  seen so much these days a product of the usual suspects: fears of trade wars excalating , interest rates climbing , or does managment greed - or unrealistic shareholder expectations being dashed apply?   Ask yourself as regards the penultimate point , how is it possible , given what we see being paid ( as one example ) to the managment of the (almost moribund?) Old Mutual  this year - when compared to what they were paid 10 years ago, that the current management is such a multiple BETTER than those of the past? Are they 10 times better at the job?   Okay I can live with inflation plus increases - but just look at the difference in this example. And when it comes to efficiencies.   Now  SOL management tells us they are "very disappointed" What  a load of rubbish. They are paid to ensure that we - shareholders  - are not disapointed- acts and events outside of their control excepted , of course. They should not be disappointed - at least not if they are actually managing this project successfully? But now ( once again _you look at this massive white elephant(?) and its returns anticipated and they are of the order of an IRR of mid single digit levels. And all you can do is to raise  a question mark - only to find there is no-one there who will answer?  What the expletive deleted does management think it is being paid to do?     

From the blog

 
Standard Online Share Trading (OST) is pleased to announce that you now have access to our state-of-the-art trading and charting platform. Your ViewPoint Basic ...
0
0
Posted by
Slide54.JPG
Investors can buy JSE listed ETFs offering exposure to various international markets or they can buy the same ETF in New York (NYSE) via Webtrader. Ultimately t...
0
0
Posted by
Slide1.JPG
With elections behind us, in this podcast we turn our focus to Old Mutual's leadership changes, Absa's succession planning and the banking price war. As Mr Pric...
0
0
Posted by
Finance.jpg
You want to quit your job and become a full-time trader earning your income from the charts? It’s not a short journey to living off your trading but it certainl...
0
0
Posted by
More articles