Global markets target record highs

Global markets target record highs

Global markets are riding a rising tide of positivity from; hawkish FOMC meeting minutes, US Fed Chair Powell indicating US economy is strong and a positive US and Mexico trade deal. 


Investors shouldn’t fear new record highs because historical market data indicates it’s a bullish signal. When a new all-time high is achieved, there is a 90% chance of achieving a new all-time high in the four months that follow. And the Dow is on average 32% higher, five years after a fresh all-time high. 


Our market is being driven higher by Naspers, at the AGM a focus was placed on unlocking value in the “Rump assets”. Traders are speculating share buybacks are on the cards. 


The week ahead: 

  • Local Data: Money Supply, Private Sector Credit, PPI, SA Budget (30/08); Trade Balance (31/08) 
  • Results Due: CSB, MDI, RNG, RCL, SHG (28/08); AIP, BAU, GRT, MUR, NRP, NT1 (29/08); AVL, ASR, MST, OLG, RSG, SNT, TOR (30/08); BEL, CAT, GND, HYP, OMU, SCP (31/08) 
  • LDT (28/08): AFE, CCO, HMN, LHB, MRF, MTN, RNI, SCD, ASHWGB, ASHGEQ, and NEWGBP, NEWUSD (Special Dividends) 


Other Economic data releases of interest… 

  • Tuesday: CPI (JPN) 
  • Wednesday: Prelim GDP, Crude Oil Inventories (USA) 
  • Thursday: ANZ Business Confidence (NZL); Private Capital Expenditure (AUS); GDP (CAN) 
  • Friday: CPI Flash Estimate (EU), Chicago PMI (USA) 


Movers and Shakers 

Biggest Gainers / Losers (sorted for the week) 24 August 2018
Close 1 d% 1 w% 20d% 60d% YTD% 1 Y%
Naspers 3 538.06 2.8 11.3  5.4 8.2 10.3 17.5
Bidvest 208.88 0.7 10.5  10.9 -0.3 4.3 19.0
Aspen 285.63 1.3 9.4  13.8 10.5 11.8 0.6
Mr Price 241.17 1.6 9.1  5.9 -5.4 5.5 29.0
GRINDROD 8.85 2.0 8.1  12.0 -34.4 -5.8 -32.4
RMBH 81.20 1.7 7.8  1.4 5.5 9.9 19.5
NEPIRock 134.30 1.0 7.8  14.1 6.6 12.3 -27.0
Tongaat 79.41 0.4 -3.9  -1.5 0.6 1.0 -33.7
Hammerson 88.19 -0.9 -4.0  0.7 -4.4 -6.8
ABINBEV 1 405.17 0.0 -4.2  5.1 15.7 5.3
Santova 3.98 -2.0 -5.2  3.9 16.0 10.6 24.4
Fortress B 15.90 -1.9 -5.4  11.2 -3.2 7.9 -59.1
Hulamin 4.77 -0.6 -5.5  3.7 -2.7 -5.0 -21.8
BATS 721.22 -2.9 -8.5  1.6 13.2 5.5 -11.3


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Short Term Ideas 

  • GFI: Buy Long above R35.25 for a move back above R40. Target it R43.75 with stop loss of R32.55. 


Long Term Ideas 

  • FSR: Up 10%. Increase target price to R76.50. Raise stop loss to R67.50. Hold 
  • Discovery: Up 16.67%. Hold 
  • Coronation: Buy below R60.00 for a move back to R80 
  • Dischem: Up 14.4%, raise target to R37.50. Hold 
  • Shoprite: A break above R231, opens a run to R250. Hold. 
  • Aspen: Breaking out of trading range, Approaching R300. Open gain 16.2%. Hold 
  • Sygnia: Support building above R10.00. Add 
  • Merafe: Accumulate below R1.55. Big Dividend LDT 28 August. 
  • Jubilee: Speculative buy below R0.50. 
  • MTN: Accumulate for long term below R110.00. LDT 28 August 
  • Glencore: Open gain 20%. Hold 
  • Wescoal: Long term buy. Dividend of 6.22c received. Add below R1.80 
  • Naspers: Strong bounce after sell-off. Up 26% on position.  Buy dips below R3200.  

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