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  1. Spreadsheet Ranger

    JSE Stock picks for 2019

    Following below is a selection of stocks that various industry professionals have picked to be their shares to buy for 2018. Please note this post in no ways endorses their selection of JSE stocks to invest in, but that is to be seen as an informative post for you to use in your own research. Mr Price - (JSE:MRP) Sasol - (JSE:SOL) Life Healthcare - (JSE:LHC) Shoprite Holdings - (JSE:SHP) Telkom - (JSE:TKG) Woolworths - (JSE:WHL) British American Tobacco - (JSE:BTI) Wescoal - (JSE:WSL) Aspen Pharmacare - (JSE:APN) Distell - (JSE:DGH) City Lodge - (JSE:CLH) Coronation - (JSE:CML) Sources: https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/291986/8-long-term-stock-picks-for-2019-and-beyond/ https://www.fin24.com/Finweek/Investment/five-shares-for-2019-20181218 http://www.702.co.za/features/1/money/articles/49/buy-these-three-stocks-if-you-love-large-dividends https://www.businessinsider.co.za/this-is-the-best-place-to-invest-r10000-now-experts-say-2018-5 https://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-radio/stocks-to-watch-in-2019/ https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/markets/2018-12-13-watch-stock-picks--sasol-and-jse-all-share-index/ http://www.capetalk.co.za/podcasts/201/the-best-of-the-money-show/172007/3-best-jse-shares-to-buy-at-the-start-of-2019 I want to add the Platinum Wealth Community picks as well. So suggest stocks that you believe will do great in 2018 and I will add them below. (I am adding L4L) Long4Life - (JSE:l4l) Discovery - (JSE:DSY) Dis-Chem - (JSE:DCP) ... Type the name of the share followed by down vote and it will be removed from the community list.
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    What property ETF to buy?

    I am looking to add property to my portfolio again, in the past I owned PTXTEN, the TER on that ETF is 0.54% vs 0.25% for the Sygnia itrix global property ETF. What is the best property ETF to own going into 2019 for the next 10 years.
  3. South Africa’s gold is being stolen at an alarming rate and being sold overseas, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The report stated that organised crime syndicates are behind the looting and work in partnership with illegal miners. Research shows that in recent years tons of gold has been illicitly shipped out of the country, particularly between 2012 and 2016. “Dubai, for example, bought 34 tons of gold from SA in those four years,” stated the report. However, the sales do not show in South Africa’s trading account and are worth $1 billion. It was also estimated that the country’s economy loses around $1 billion each year thanks to illegal gold mining. The report further stated that reasons for the large illegal flows – on top of the illegal miners and crime syndicates – include the closure of the Sars illicit economy team. Illegal mining The source of the illegally-sold gold is illegal mining, which is a big problem in South Africa. The report quoted an illegal miner in Welkom who stated his group of workers sells 4kg of gold per month, while the area he works in produces around 40kg of gold per month via illegal mining. Gold is then smuggled out of South Africa to Mozambique and Swaziland, and then flown to Dubai and India. Illegal mining does more damage than the theft of gold, however. Transnet and Sasol recently came forward to warn of the potential of a disaster in Johannesburg as illegal miners use explosives to blast rock underground. The miners are coming “within metres” of gas and fuel lines under Johannesburg, which could cause a massive explosion in struck. There is also the risk of parts of the city collapsing due to a network of tunnels made by the miners. A 140km stretch of tunnels runs underneath areas such as the M1 highway and FNB Stadium. Reports state that the city has asked the government to help fight illegal mining, but has not received any assistance so far. Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/trending/290426-south-africas-gold-is-being-stolen-by-the-ton.html
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    My experience with Takealot

    In a nutshell, I was impressed. Generally, I am not the biggest fan of Takealot, I know a thing or two about what happens behind the scenes and how they are burning cash left right and center. However, I needed a specific item for a Christmas gift. An item I could not find in store at Canal Walk nor Tygervalley mall, when I saw it on Takealot I decided to take the chance and give them a try. I logged into their website on my phone and noticed it’s just a responsive website. I think Takealot can do better, it’s 2019, responsive web design is coming to an end in the e-commerce space, they need to invest in changing their platform to a PWA (Progressive Web Apps). I think the era of people downloading dedicated apps for their online shopping is over, big e-commerce players overseas are all on PWA’s by now. PWAs, with a “Add to home screen” button, can be saved directly from the mobile web page. It lowers user acquisition costs and shortens the process. What’s more, the linkability of PWAs simplifies the sharing of information and favorite products among the users as the product page from a PWA can be copied as a link and used in any browser. Anyway, rant over, I added my credit card (Capitec) to my Takealot account and proceeded to add my item to my card and on the checkout screen, I selected to pick up instead of delivery. This was on 21st of December on the morning of the 22nd a Saturday I got an email saying my item is ready for collection at the Takealot warehouse in Milnerton. When I got to the warehouse there were more than 100 people from what I could count, yet from the sign in to getting my package only took 15 minutes (most of the time was in the queue, but it moved the whole time.) So overall, I was very impressed with how well the logistics of this operation worked and the checkout process on the website was reassuring and easy to follow with no side effects (so commonly experience in the SA web space.)
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    Last seen movie and rating

    Bohemian Rhapsody 2018 9.3/10 They cannot put everything into 2 hours, accept it. However, I would have liked if they went further into the last stages of Freddie's life living with the disease, but at the same time, the abrupt ending on the high note was quite fitting. I am sure there are many details and old wounds the band members and close family did not want to rehash and as a result, they alluded to it at various stages in a well-portrayed manner. Rami Malek played the role incredibly well, even the smallest of nuances he managed to replicate.
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    Stock Watch Thread

    I saw this in the Trusco sens announcement: ten consecutive quarters of negative economic growth has just been reported by the Namibian Statistics Agency. Technical analysts now classify this prolonged economic recession as a depression. This would be the first depression in the post-independent economic era in Namibia. It would appear things are not going so well in our neighboring country.
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    Who has RSA Retail Savings Bonds?

    The bond market does not look like a bad option if I invest for 2 years. Alternatively, I am thinking of maybe putting it in a PTXTEN ETF (Should get quarterly dividends) - Any idea how to work out what that will be?
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    Grand Parade Investments (GPL)

    No matter how they spin voting tonight (& they will try) #GPL Grand Parade Investments given fat snotkop from eligible voting shareholders 2 new non-execs voted IN 1 current non-exec voted OUT & voting was CLOSE. 47/48% voted against the board in key resolutions #wakeupcall From smalltalkdaily
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    Grand Parade Investments (GPL)

    Wow #GPL Grand Parade Investments voting for removal of non-exec directors & replacement from ‘activists’ is VERY close No matter how #GPL spin this this is not good news 3 non-exec’s got @51/52% FOR balance against : VERY tight One director (Rasheed Hargey) removed (61%)
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    Last seen movie and rating

    City of Ember 7/10 It was a great movie, but I feel they could have done so much more with the story. In fact, City of Ember would have made a stunning series imo.
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    Last seen movie and rating

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 1/10 Probably the worst movie I have ever watched. Two hours I will never get back. Funny thing is I used to think there will be no movie worst than The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but this movie took the spot.
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    How to get a Capitec credit card

    Capitec: Mr (my surname) , based on your credit profile, we've reduced your credit card interest from 20.75% to 20.15%. So that's a plus, I didn't know they will change the interest on the fly based on your credit rating.
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    Who has RSA Retail Savings Bonds?

    In the spirit of diversification, I am contemplating if I should put some money into an RSA retail savings bond? I have R20 000 which I want to invest for the short term (14 - 24 months) I don't think I will easily be able to match 5 - 7% growth in EasyEquities with share picking and I don't feel like putting this into an ETF either. I would preferably want the interest earned to be re-invested into the account. Any ideas where best to put this money, it's far too tempting to keep it in my Capitec Account (too easy to access for stupid stuff like Sushi.)
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    WATCH LIVE | President Cyril Ramaphosa announces cabinet reshuffle

    #CabinetReshuffle Appointments : Home Affairs=Cwele . Environmental= Mokonyane
  15. President Cyril Ramaphosa is to announce changes to the cabinet at 3pm. Two ministerial posts need filling in Environmental Affairs and in Home Affairs.