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Past articles by Simon:

Sasol LCCP stake sale, the investment case for Europe and red flags in fixed income funds

Deryck Janse van Rensburg from Anchor Capital on Kumba's results, the Sasol LCCP stake sale and when to exit gold stocks. Karim Chedid, investment strategist at BlackRock on the investment case for Europe and Nolan Wapenaar, Anchor CIO on red flags to look for when investing in fixed income funds. → Read More

The rise of e-commerce, Master Drilling sets a world record and Jubilee Metals trading higher

Matete Thulare of RMB talks the Woolies and MTN trading updates, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling, discusses drilling the deepest hole ever. Petri Redelinghuys of Herenya Capital Advisors on trailing miner Jubilee Metals as it trades through 100c, suggesting a long-term trend change. → Read More

TFG rights issue, the dividend kings and data assets

Nesan Nair of Sasfin Securities on Shoprite and the TFG rights issue. Charl Bester of Kruger International on the dividend kings such as Johnson & Johnson. Africa Nkosi from Khonology on harnessing big data for improved profits. → Read More

Nasdaq hits new highs, PSG 3.0 and Outvest’s endowment policy

Gary Booysen from Rand Swiss on the Nasdaq hitting new all-time highs. Small-caps analyst Anthony Clark helps us understand PSG 3.0 after its AGM and looks at Invicta selling assets to shore up its balance sheet. Grant Locke of OutVest on using an endowment policy to find yield in a low-yield world. → Read More

MTN, gold and changes to tax deadlines

Nick Kunze of Sanlam Private Wealth talks MTN, gold and US bank results so far. Ettiene Retief, chairman of national tax and Sars committee for Saipa on the new deadlines for Sars e-filing and auto-assessment. → Read More

Richemont update, proposed best execution rule and investing in the gaming sector

Wayne McCurrie on Richemont's trading update and Foschini and Sun International's rights issues. Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X, discusses how the proposed best execution rule is set to become law in SA and benefit investors. Glenn Gillis CEO at Sea Monster on raising funding and using gaming as an educational tool. → Read More

Inflation, Astral buying Quantum Foods and Tsogo Sun sells iconic Maia Resort

Chantal Marx, head of research at FNB Wealth and Investment on the Truworths update, local inflation data, and whether more rate cuts could be on the cards. Gary Arnold of Astral Foods as it joins the buying frenzy at Quantum Foods. Tsogo Sun Hotel's Marcel von Aulock on selling the iconic Maia Resort. → Read More

What the week may hold for markets, the merits of investing in gold and Tesla as a tech share

Petri Redelinghuys of Herenya Capital Advisors on what the week may hold for markets. Stephán Engelbrecht from Anchor Capital talks us through the investability of gold. Viv Govender from Rand Swiss discusses Tesla as a tech company focused on autonomous driving. → Read More

Omnia results, ESG trends and food inflation

Chantel Marx of FNB Wealth and Investment talks Omnia results reflecting a solid turn around. Elize Botha, MD of Old Mutual Unit Trusts on ESG as an important trend in investing. Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist at Agbiz on the locust plague ravaging parts of Africa and Asia, and its threat to SA. And are we seeing an uptick in food inflation? → Read More

Tech stocks, selling assets near retirement and Standard Bank’s expiring ETNs

Mia Kruger of Kruger International on surging tech stocks and Warren Buffett buying into energy. Citadel's Riaan Campbell discusses the process of asset sales as retirement looms. Johann Erasmus of Standard Bank talks the lender's commodity ETNs that expire in August and those expiring next year. → Read More

Simon’s weekly wrap-up: Satrix’s new offering, Redefine’s asset sales and Facebook has a problem

Also, Altron confirms the separate listing of Bytes Technology UK. → Read More

Simon’s weekly wrap-up: corporate debt and its impact on investors climbs

We also looked at the effect of US job data and interest rates on markets; rental collections rising; offshore vs local property; views on cash, equities, access bonds, and deposit safety; and more. → Read More

Payroll, the fishing industry under lockdown and the reopening of the economy

Petri Redelinghuys of Herenya Capital on expected US payroll slowing their market run. Oceana CEO Imraan Soomra on the fishing industry and its pressures operating during the pandemic. Yoco's Matt Brownell on the reopening of the economy under level 3. → Read More

Simon’s weekly wrap-up: changing trends

A look at no-name brands and industrial mineral mining gaining traction, rand theories and Curro’s online school offering. → Read More

Simon’s Weekly Wrap-Up: muted results from listed companies

Top stories from the MoneywebNOW show this week. → Read More

Main street vs Wall street, the JSE during Covid-19 and understanding business rescue

Anthea Gardner, CEO of Cartesian Capital discusses the disconnect between the stock market and the economy; JSE CEO Dr Leila Fourie talks on how the exchange is managing the crisis and Dr Eric Levenstein of Werksmans Attorneys delves into the business rescue process and whether companies can survive it. → Read More

11 May – The cost of Covid, risks of virtual AGMs and weekend market movements

Petri Redelinghuys of Herenya Capital discusses whether the rand has been stronger than expected; Just Share director Tracey Davies speaks on possible non-compliance of virtual AGMs and Cannon Asset CE Dr Adrian Saville unpacks US employment numbers approaching Great Depression territory. → Read More