In March 2009 the phrase ‘green shoots’ from Ben Bernanke sent global markets rocketing higher, until the Euro Zone debt crisis sent world markets back into a frump. Last week we saw Central Banks from around the world co-coordinating, and once again global markets are flying; but is it real, will this really save us or is it another band-aid? Will we see another recession in 2012, or lacklustre growth that may as well be a recession? The short answer is that it’s impossible to know with any certainty, and with this in mind, the last JSE Power Hour of the year sets out to help us invest in a recession, so if things don’t pan out well we’ll be prepared.
On Thursday at 17h30 Viv Govender from Vunani Private Clients will present the JSE Power Hour – Investing in a recession. He will look at the likelihood of a recession, cover past ones, what worked during those periods and suggest strategies to consider if we do find ourselves in another recession. This is a not-to-be-missed final event for the year and you can attend the actual presentation at the JSE by booking here, or attend the webinar by booking here.
In the past week we had our second index futures webinar, covering Trading ALMI index futures (mini ALSI). The ALMI is a great starter product for those wanting to ultimately trade the big brother ALSI index futures. It is less risky than ALSI, but not without some of its own risks around market maker, liquidity, spread and costs.
Keith Mclachlan also did his last event for the year: Price Earnings (PE) Model - case study on Pick n Pay. It’s a great hands on look at using the PE ratio and helps investors to understand the pros and cons of this quick (and dirty) valuation model.
Thursday 8th Dec at 5.30pm - JSE Power Hour: Investing in a recession
Monday 12th Dec at 8pm - FX holiday trading
Week that was
Trading ALMI index futures (mini ALSI)
Price Earnings (PE) Model - case study on Pick n Pay
Trading ALSI index futures
Do you have young children? One day their education is going to cost a fortune. Why not get the entire family to chip in and buy them an investment product, such as a Satrix ETF, rather than individual gifts that will be forgotten before the end of the holidays? This truly is the gift that keeps on giving and will one day help them get that quality education which every child deserves.
All the best