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Domestic investor confidence boosted by rise in manufacturing PMI

02 August 2019

Domestic investor confidence boosted by rise in manufacturing PMI

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Market commentary

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South Africa

Following a solid showing by rand hedges, the local bourse ended higher on Thursday as world markets rebounded from a disappointing US Federal Reserve (Fed) policy statement, while an expansion in Absa’s manufacturing PMI figure boosted domestic investor confidence. Shortly after the closing bell, the All Share was up by 0.77%.

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United States

Wall Street rallied on Thursday supported by a strong showing by technology stocks, after US Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that the central bank is not likely to trim interest rates in the foreseeable future. At 19h00, the S&P 500 was trading at 0.98% in the green.

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Europe

European shares slid into negative territory on Thursday after the Fed dented hopes of future rate cuts, while a disappointing performance by Shell also weighed on market sentiment. At 19h25, the FTSE 100 was 0.03% in the red.

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Hong Kong

Closing at a seven-week low on Thursday, the Hong Kong stock market channelled the broader Asian market into negative territory, after the Fed closed the door to further rate cuts while a disappointing economic growth rate for the second quarter weighed on sentiment. At 19h40, the Hang Seng lost 0.78%.

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Japan

Japan’s Nikkei ended higher on Thursday amid a weakened yen environment, boosted by a strong performance by the real estate and transportation sectors. At the closing bell, the Nikkei had gained 0.09%.

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Rand

The local currency lost its footing against the pound on Thursday after investors cheered the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged, while Britain comes to terms with the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. At 19h45, the rand traded at R14.64 against the dollar.

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Precious metals

After the Fed dampened hopes for future rate cuts by saying this was merely “a mid-cycle adjustment to policy”, gold prices tracked a general decline in precious metals across the globe and fell to a two-week low on Thursday. At 19h50, spot gold was trading in the green at $1 439.98 an ounce.

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Oil

Despite a drop in US inventories, oil prices snapped a six-day winning streak on Thursday after the Fed’s stance on interest rates triggered a decline in global commodities. At 20h00, a barrel of Brent crude was trading at $61.19.


Market indicators

Local markets (R)
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
ALSI 57 223.61 0.77 - 2.07 - 1.91 7.83 3.04
Gold mining 2 082.85 1.31 9.81 45.38 40.52 96.05
Basic minerals 31 823.52 - 1.57 - 6.34 - 2.48 8.60 15.69
Industrial index 80 683.43 2.44 2.58 1.19 15.97 1.45
Financial 39 299.32 - 0.22 - 6.80 - 7.63 - 7.22 - 5.27
Fin + Ind 30 7 807.70 1.60 - 0.51 - 1.70 7.61 - 0.71
International markets (Base currency)
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
Dow Jones (USD) 26 583.42 - 1.04 - 0.37 1.22 7.35 7.44
S&P 500 PR (USD) 2 953.56 - 0.89 - 0.23 1.54 10.22 7.14
NASDAQ (USD) 8 111.12 - 0.79 0.29 1.05 12.28 6.40
FT-100 (GBP) 7 584.87 - 0.01 1.25 3.69 10.79 3.55
Hang Seng (HKD) 27 565.70 - 0.76 - 3.03 - 5.24 1.15 0.74
Nikkei 225 (JPY) 21 540.99 0.09 - 0.86 - 2.99 4.79 - 3.26
MSCI World (USD) 6 320.94 - 0.65 - 0.79 - 7.63 8.30 3.12
Frankfurt (EUR) 5 470.23 0.53 - 2.14 - 0.74 9.59 - 3.80
Other markets
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
Gold ($) 1 406.40 - 1.69 1.18 9.72 6.48 15.02
Platinum ($) 852.00 - 2.52 2.28 - 3.29 3.65 2.65
Brent Oil ($) 60.50 - 7.17 - 7.01 - 16.18 - 3.59 - 16.42
Rand/USD 14.64 -1.88 -3.78 -1.08 -10.12 -10.30
Rand/GBP 17.71 -1.70 0.26 6.79 -1.73 -1.85
Rand/EUR 16.21 -2.16 -1.82 -0.02 -6.60 -4.86
ALBI (R) 675.93 - 0.09 - 0.65 2.05 3.81 8.20
  1. Some data may be delayed, the above table reflects the latest available information
  2. Performance reported during the first week of each month may be impacted by distributions. Distributions are fully accounted for by the second week of each month


Economic calendar

Local International
  1. ZA: No economic data scheduled for release
  1. EA: PPI JUN
  2. US: Unemployment Rate JUL

Source: Reuters, Business Day, Trading Economics


PSG Product Matrix

Fund matrix

PSG Wealth Solutions
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Enhanced Interest D 3.94 8.04 8.01 8.09 7.94 7.61
PSG Wealth Income FoF D 3.89 7.69 7.70 7.96 8.04 8.03
PSG Wealth Preserver FoF D 3.49 3.78 4.87 5.40 5.91 6.61
PSG Wealth Moderate FoF D 3.97 1.15 3.38 4.34 4.93 5.70
PSG Wealth Creator FoF D 2.10 - 1.54 1.60 3.31 3.40 3.27
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FF D 13.39 9.88 6.96 5.67 5.86 7.74
PSG Wealth Global Creator FF D 22.46 15.43 13.87 12.51 11.83 -
PSG Wealth Solutions ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FoF D 4.92 1.29 2.61 4.89 2.60 1.91
PSG Wealth Global Creator FoF D 12.42 6.83 9.12 11.60 8.28 7.59
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (USD) D 4.05 4.27 2.79 3.65 4.44 3.29
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (USD) D 7.30 5.12 6.81 9.69 8.24 6.28
PSG Wealth Solutions (£)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (GBP) D 9.69 9.49 5.69 5.57 9.00 7.78
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (GBP) D 15.09 12.74 9.97 11.55 13.23 12.49
PSG Asset Management
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Money Market A 2.96 6.66 7.02 7.23 7.16 7.00
PSG Income A 3.99 8.18 8.24 8.38 8.23 7.88
PSG Diversified Income 3.11 6.10 7.12 7.58 7.70 7.61
PSG Stable A - 1.19 - 0.76 3.39 4.80 5.31 5.95
PSG Balanced A - 4.67 - 7.28 - 0.48 2.75 3.39 4.82
PSG Flexible A - 4.52 - 6.26 - 0.28 3.21 4.17 5.55
PSG SA Equity D - 12.97 - 16.29 - 6.96 - 1.32 - -
PSG Equity A - 8.63 - 11.88 - 3.94 1.43 1.51 2.12
PSG Global Flexible FF A 2.58 - 1.39 1.28 4.77 4.87 -
PSG Global Equity FF A 1.58 - 3.40 1.31 5.57 4.90 5.94
PSG Asset Management ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Global Flexible USD A - 5.52 - 9.63 - 2.69 4.35 2.06 1.18
PSG Global Equity USD - 6.38 - 11.24 - 2.61 5.25 2.06 0.88
PSG Direct Portfolios
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Direct Flexible Income 3.32 6.75 7.20 7.47 7.43 7.20
PSG Direct Low Equity - 1.42 - 1.47 2.73 4.38 4.86 5.54
PSG Direct Managed - 4.85 - 7.45 - 0.88 2.40 3.12 4.53
PSG Direct Aggressive - 4.42 - 7.18 - 1.30 2.70 3.29 -
PSG Direct Global Managed 2.35 - 1.83 0.82 4.29 4.39 -
PSG Direct Global Aggressive 1.72 - 3.09 0.85 4.80 4.42 -
  1. The PSG Wealth Solutions are exclusively available through registered PSG planners and/or advisers
  2. The above information reflects the latest available data at time of distribution, as such product performance data reflects T-2 numbers
  3. Performance reported during the first week of each month may be impacted by distributions. Distributions are fully accounted for by the second week of each month
  4. The PSG Best Ideas Portfolios were renamed to the PSG Direct Portfolios in February 2018

Equity portfolio matrix

PSG Wealth House View Portfolios
Portfolio 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth SA Equity Portfolio -3.73 -8.27 -0.49 1.65 - -
PSG Wealth SA Property Equity Portfolio -10.67 -11.25 -8.33 -5.34 - -
PSG Wealth SA Dividend Income Equity Portfolio -6.09 -9.31 1.88 2.89 - -
PSG Wealth Offshore Equity Portfolio (USD) 8.47 8.45 11.35 12.94 - -
PSG Wealth Managed Volatility Equity Portfolio -6.56 -13.24 -5.01 -3.45 - -
  1. The PSG Wealth equity portfolios are exclusively available through registered PSG planners and/or advisers
  2. PSG Wealth equity portfolio performance are shown gross of management fees, but net of brokerage and other trading costs
  3. PSG Wealth SA and Offshore Equity Portfolio Inception date: 30 August 2015
  4. PSG Wealth SA Listed Property Portfolio Inception date: 1 December 2015
  5. PSG Wealth Dividend Income Equity Portfolio Inception date: 29 April 2016
  6. PSG Wealth Managed Volatility Equity Portfolio Inception date: 28 July 2016
  7. PSG Wealth Funds are exclusively available through registered PSG planners and/or advisers


Recent Investment Ideas

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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for HMN SJ is underweight; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • Hammerson’s direct property portfolio is not diversified across sectors as the portfolio consists of retail assets only. However, it is diversified geographically with flagship destinations in the UK, France and Ireland.
  • The group’s dividend yield is trading above its long-term average and is well above the yield offered by its peers.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for ITU SJ is underweight; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • Intu’s direct property portfolio is undiversified across sectors as the portfolio consists of retail assets only and, geographically, the majority of the portfolio is held in the UK.
  • In 2018, the demand for prime shopping centres has significantly fallen due to the uncertainty of Brexit, the structural change in retail and the higher-than-normal level of administrations, and company-voluntary arrangements.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for MND SJ is overweight; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • Mondi has shown robust operating performance and strong cost control.
  • Although macroeconomic uncertainties remain due to Brexit and the stability of the Eurozone, the group is focused on delivering accretive growth through its strong brand and good structural growth drivers.


Corporate actions

Date Company Share code Expectation
06 August 2019 Anglo American Platinum Limited AMS Cash Dividend
06 August 2019 Hudaco Industries Limited HDC Cash Dividend
06 August 2019 Telemasters Holdings Limited TLM Cash Dividend
  1. The information above is to the best of our knowledge correct at the time of distribution but due to the nature thereof cannot be guaranteed.
  2. This document only contains general information and not the opinion of the distributor.

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