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Global markets fall on US tariff threats

04 October 2019

Global markets fall on US tariff threats

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Market commentary

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South Africa

The JSE ended lower on Thursday amid a selloff in global equities as recession and trade war fears weighed on risk assets. At the closing bell, the JSE All Share lost 0.51%.

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United States

Wall Street indices were steady on Thursday as investors looked for new catalysts from services data. Just after the JSE closed, the S&P 500 gained 0.20%.

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Europe

European markets surged on Thursday following a stellar performance by aerospace company Airbus and luxury goods makers. Shortly after the JSE closed, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.30%.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong stocks were mixed on Thursday after Washington threatened to impose tariffs on over $7 billion worth of European Union imports. Both the US and China have enacted tariffs on each other’s goods in a prolonged trade spate that has increased the risk of a global recession. The Hang Seng closed 0.26% in the green.

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Japan

Japanese stocks plunged on Thursday after the US fanned trade war concerns by threatening to impose tariffs on European Union goods. At 18h10, the Nikkei had lost 2.01%.

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Rand

The rand made solid gains on Thursday as investors digested the ANC's plans to boost the domestic economy. At 18h15, a dollar traded at R15.14.

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Precious metals

Gold prices went up on Thursday amid simmering trade tensions which created heightened uncertainty for the global economic outlook. An ounce of spot gold traded at $1 510.37 at 18h15.

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Oil

Oil prices slid on Thursday on the back of heightened concerns over slowing global growth and oil demand. At 18h20, a barrel of Brent crude traded at $57.66.


Market indicators

Local markets (R)
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
ALSI 53 727.29 - 0.51 - 0.78 - 6.08 - 5.35 0.74
Gold mining 2 416.39 2.53 - 9.01 23.70 58.14 134.53
Basic minerals 30 788.05 - 0.63 - 0.40 - 7.17 - 8.46 4.43
Industrial index 73 234.29 - 0.55 - 3.08 - 5.60 - 3.32 0.30
Financial 38 250.57 - 0.31 3.47 - 6.21 - 6.25 - 2.36
Fin + Ind 30 7 249.54 - 0.46 - 0.96 - 5.73 - 4.22 - 0.51
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) 26 201.04 0.51 0.47 - 2.22 1.21 0.08
S&P 500 PR (USD) 2 910.63 0.82 0.32 - 2.35 2.34 1.56
NASDAQ (USD) 7 872.26 1.13 0.08 - 3.39 0.26 - 0.80
FT-100 (GBP) 7 077.64 - 0.52 - 2.35 - 5.75 - 2.07 - 1.27
Hang Seng (HKD) 26 110.31 0.26 2.65 - 8.78 - 10.38 - 0.12
Nikkei 225 (JPY) 21 341.74 - 2.01 4.23 - 0.57 - 0.68 - 9.49
MSCI World (USD) 6 224.02 0.48 0.40 - 6.21 0.55 - 0.41
Frankfurt (EUR) 5 321.41 - 2.76 - 0.24 - 4.80 1.45 - 2.95
Other markets
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
Gold ($) 1 484.05 1.22 - 2.58 6.53 15.29 24.43
Platinum ($) 890.00 1.83 - 4.91 7.10 3.49 7.36
Brent Oil ($) 57.69 - 2.04 - 1.65 - 7.55 - 16.84 - 31.97
Rand/USD 15.12 0.87 - 0.33 - 6.50 - 7.07 - 3.18
Rand/GBP 18.66 0.57 - 2.26 - 4.88 - 0.85 1.56
Rand/EUR 16.59 0.73 - 0.29 - 4.09 - 4.63 1.25
ALBI (R) 691.00 0.28 0.44 1.20 4.41 12.87
  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. No economic data scheduled for release
  1. US: Balance of Trade AUG
  2. DE: Construction PMI SEP

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 3.91 8.01 7.98 8.06 7.97 7.73
PSG Wealth Income FoF D 4.00 7.92 7.62 7.99 8.12 8.17
PSG Wealth Preserver FoF D 1.96 3.55 4.38 5.56 6.16 6.75
PSG Wealth Moderate FoF D - 0.58 - 0.15 2.37 4.35 5.22 5.87
PSG Wealth Creator FoF D - 3.99 - 3.28 - 0.03 2.65 3.89 3.72
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FF D 9.63 7.54 8.04 7.87 7.41 8.92
PSG Wealth Global Creator FF D 12.08 9.38 14.32 14.40 13.21 -
PSG Wealth Solutions ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FoF D 0.34 0.46 1.29 4.13 4.52 2.32
PSG Wealth Global Creator FoF D 1.53 1.77 6.79 10.34 10.06 7.54
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (USD) D 1.59 4.10 2.45 3.42 5.52 3.66
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (USD) D 0.64 1.69 5.73 8.89 10.05 6.76
PSG Wealth Solutions (£)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (GBP) D 6.25 7.79 5.28 4.77 9.34 7.51
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (GBP) D 6.76 6.89 9.04 10.19 14.28 11.85
PSG Asset Management
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Money Market A 3.59 7.30 7.31 7.42 7.35 7.16
PSG Income A 3.98 8.39 8.18 8.36 8.27 7.93
PSG Diversified Income 3.16 6.58 6.99 7.60 7.78 7.72
PSG Stable A - 1.31 - 1.66 2.77 4.49 5.79 6.08
PSG Balanced A - 5.26 - 10.47 - 1.78 1.76 4.14 4.89
PSG Flexible A - 4.99 - 9.28 - 1.10 2.42 5.12 5.87
PSG SA Equity D - 11.49 - 18.86 - 9.22 - 3.83 - -
PSG Equity A - 8.90 - 16.21 - 5.41 0.00 3.36 2.52
PSG Global Flexible FF A - 1.67 - 8.21 0.77 5.13 6.98 -
PSG Global Equity FF A - 3.28 - 11.15 0.35 5.65 7.63 6.96
PSG Asset Management ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Global Flexible USD A - 10.21 - 14.26 - 5.36 1.52 4.39 1.15
PSG Global Equity USD - 11.61 - 16.76 - 5.73 2.02 4.91 0.93
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 3.40 7.11 7.15 7.48 7.49 7.28
PSG Direct Low Equity - 1.61 - 2.67 2.05 3.97 5.32 5.65
PSG Direct Managed - 5.41 - 10.58 - 2.06 1.46 3.91 4.66
PSG Direct Aggressive - 5.61 - 11.38 - 2.25 1.95 4.73 -
PSG Direct Global Managed - 1.89 - 8.62 0.31 4.65 6.49 -
PSG Direct Global Aggressive - 2.90 - 10.46 0.06 4.99 6.91 -
  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 - 9.75 - 10.43 - 3.21 - 0.32 2.31 -
PSG Wealth SA Property Equity Portfolio - 6.72 - 9.33 - 8.68 - 4.89 - -
PSG Wealth SA Dividend Income Equity Portfolio - 7.89 - 9.71 - 0.67 1.58 - -
PSG Wealth Offshore Equity Portfolio (USD) 1.17 2.54 8.74 12.34 12.74 -
PSG Wealth Managed Volatility Equity Portfolio - 8.85 - 14.69 - 7.78 - 4.99 - -
  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 SPG SJ is overweight; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • Management believes that recent contract wins in the consumer-facing operations and the strong African commodities environment, combined with improved operational efficiencies, should support earnings.
  • Trading at a forward P/E of 7.19 times and an implied rump P/E of 6.15 times (i.e. excluding SG Fleet), we feel that the share offers value and would recommend an overweight exposure.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for VKE SJ is neutral; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • The group declared a year-end dividend of 103.38 cents per share, reflecting a 7.50% growth on the prior year.
  • The group is focussing on strengthening the balance sheet by reducing debt. The group’s see-through LTV ratio is 38.80%.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for HWDN LN is neutral; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • The share is trading in line with the market, and as a result, we feel the share price is currently fairly valued, trading at a forward P/E of 15 times, slightly ahead of its longer-term average of 13.66.
  • We believe Howden is a good quality company with attractive operating margins, a high ROE and consistently strong free cash flow generation.


Corporate actions

Date Company Share code Expectation
09 October 2019 Exxaro Resources Limited EXX Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Exxaro Resources Limited EXX Special Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Steinhoff International Holdings Limited Preference Shares SHFF Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Hyprop Investments Limited (REIT) HYP Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon Limited WBO Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 AVI Limited AVI Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Mustel Limited MST Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Heriot REIT Limited HET Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Texton Property Fund Limited (REIT) TEX Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Sasfin Holdings Limited SFN Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Sasfin Holdings Limited Preference Shares SFNP Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Metrofile Holdings Limited MFL DVOP
Option 1 - (Cash Dividend) Gross - ZAR0.05Less 20% Tax - ZAR0.01Net ZAR0.04
Option 2 (Capitalisation Shares)Ratio - To be announcedDefault - Option 2 (Capitalisation Shares)
09 October 2019 NEPI Rockcastle Plc NRP DVOP
Option 1 - (Cash Dividend) Gross - TBALess 20% Tax - TBANet - TBA
Option 2 (Scrip Distribution)Ratio - To be announcedDefault - Option 1
09 October 2019 MAS Real Estate Inc MSP Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class A Preference Share ECSP4 Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class A Preference Share ECSP7 Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class A Preference Share ECSP10 Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class A Preference Share ECSP13 Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class C Preference Share ECSP6 Cash Dividend
09 October 2019 Ecsponent Limited Class C Preference Share ECSP9 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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