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JSE records best day in over a month

19 May 2020

JSE records best day in over a month

Daily Investment Update

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Market commentary

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South Africa

Optimism that more countries will soon resume economic activity lifted global sentiment on Monday while the JSE rose to its best level in a month on hopes of finding a vaccine for COVID-19. At the closing bell, the All Share gained 3.53%.

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United States

US stocks traded higher on Monday as hopes of finding a coronavirus vaccine boosted global markets after Moderna, a biotechnology company said “results from the experimental vaccine were promising”. At 19h00, the Dow was up 3.61%.

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Europe

European markets also cheered the resumption of economic activity on Monday as epicentres of the outbreak including New York, Italy and Spain gradually began to lift lockdown restrictions. At 19h15, the FTSE 100 gained 4.29%.

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Hong Kong

A rally in Hong Kong stocks was led by a strong performance in the energy sector as investors bet that the resumption of economic activity would drive a global recovery. The Hang Seng Index closed up by 0.58%.

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Japan

Japanese shares shrugged off escalating tension between the US and China, closing in the green as investors focussed on signs of a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases. At the close of business, the Nikkei gained 0.48%.

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Rand

On par with most emerging market currencies, the rand strengthened as global markets cheered the prospect of easing lockdown regulations. At 19h30, a dollar traded at R18.39.

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Precious metals

Gold prices fell as risk appetite returned to the markets on Monday after the trade spat between the US and China, coupled with poor economic data from the US failed to rattle investors. An ounce of gold traded at $1 730.71 at 19h40.

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Oil

Oil prices surged to a one-month high on Monday supported by “output cuts and signs of a gradual recovery in fuel demand” as more countries eased lockdown restrictions. At 20h00, a barrel of Brent crude traded at $33.22.


Market indicators

Local markets (R)
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
ALSI 51 382.06 3.53 4.73 - 9.58 - 7.30 - 5.15
Gold mining 4 815.81 - 0.72 24.79 64.49 95.94 263.16
Basic minerals 34 382.53 6.58 12.63 - 0.34 5.00 14.44
Industrial index 76 660.37 1.83 3.35 - 2.18 3.19 3.14
Financial 23 629.01 2.76 - 4.90 - 35.67 - 39.39 - 39.99
Fin + Ind 30 6 463.00 2.06 1.14 - 13.63 - 12.48 - 12.62
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) 24 597.37 3.89 1.68 - 15.36 - 11.20 - 2.20
S&P 500 PR (USD) 2 953.91 3.16 2.93 - 11.89 - 4.43 5.36
NASDAQ (USD) 9 234.83 2.45 6.85 - 4.85 8.56 19.36
FT-100 (GBP) 6 048.59 4.29 4.93 - 17.14 - 15.83 - 14.45
Hang Seng (HKD) 23 934.77 0.58 - 1.28 - 14.22 - 9.26 - 12.86
Nikkei 225 (JPY) 20 133.73 0.48 1.19 - 12.32 - 13.00 - 3.12
MSCI World (USD) 6 106.75 3.03 2.75 - 14.04 - 8.67 - 0.49
Frankfurt (EUR) 4 863.89 5.67 4.08 - 19.17 - 16.27 - 9.64
Other markets
Index Current level 1 Day move 1 Month move 3 Month move 6 Month move 1 Year move
Gold ($) 1 756.90 1.27 3.77 10.62 20.47 36.64
Platinum ($) 816.00 5.43 5.29 - 16.73 - 7.48 - 1.21
Brent Oil ($) 32.50 4.40 17.37 - 43.30 - 48.66 - 54.72
Rand/USD 18.37 0.77 1.58 - 22.63 - 24.34 - 27.38
Rand/GBP 22.41 - 0.08 3.94 - 15.10 - 17.37 - 22.04
Rand/EUR 20.04 - 0.06 1.23 - 23.92 - 22.49 - 24.59
ALBI (R) 694.83 1.82 4.43 - 1.82 1.01 4.62
  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. Manufacturing Production FEB
  1. UK: Unemployment Rate MAR
  2. EA: Construction Output MAR

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 3.65 7.66 7.82 7.90 7.99 7.83
PSG Wealth Income FoF D 0.61 4.42 6.05 6.68 7.27 7.38
PSG Wealth Preserver FoF D - 3.47 - 0.79 1.69 3.28 3.91 4.66
PSG Wealth Moderate FoF D - 7.70 - 5.50 - 1.95 0.81 2.11 2.70
PSG Wealth Creator FoF D - 13.10 - 11.08 - 6.72 - 2.38 0.49 - 0.48
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FF D 14.09 24.19 17.54 12.26 7.61 9.30
PSG Wealth Global Creator FF D 15.72 30.27 23.37 18.57 13.72 -
PSG Wealth Solutions ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Moderate FoF D - 8.95 - 3.56 - 2.58 0.29 2.56 - 0.01
PSG Wealth Global Creator FoF D - 7.25 0.94 2.28 6.01 8.44 5.48
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (USD) D - 6.76 - 3.74 - 0.51 0.50 2.29 1.92
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (USD) D - 5.11 0.51 2.51 5.18 7.52 5.64
PSG Wealth Solutions (£)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Wealth Global Preserver FoF (GBP) D - 2.70 0.12 3.03 1.92 5.35 5.63
PSG Wealth Global Flexible FoF (GBP) D 1.03 6.69 8.06 6.77 11.32 9.90
PSG Asset Management
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Money Market A 3.45 7.14 7.21 7.30 7.37 7.23
PSG Income A 4.44 8.47 8.33 8.36 8.51 8.21
PSG Diversified Income 0.72 3.88 5.28 6.25 6.89 6.98
PSG Stable A - 12.01 - 11.82 - 5.45 - 1.01 1.30 2.00
PSG Balanced A - 20.69 - 22.39 - 13.62 - 6.77 - 2.66 - 2.01
PSG Flexible A - 25.63 - 26.49 - 15.87 - 8.34 - 3.62 - 2.53
PSG SA Equity D - 33.76 - 40.28 - 27.91 - 16.82 - -
PSG Equity A - 27.24 - 31.08 - 20.54 - 11.70 - 4.90 - 5.96
PSG Global Flexible FF A - 5.72 - 4.21 - 1.26 0.62 1.42 -
PSG Global Equity FF A - 14.70 - 13.66 - 7.16 - 2.70 - 0.24 0.83
PSG Asset Management ($)
Fund 6 Month move 1 Year move 2 Year move 3 Year move 4 Year move 5 Year move
PSG Global Flexible USD A - 26.12 - 26.88 - 18.41 - 10.46 - 3.13 - 5.49
PSG Global Equity USD - 31.43 - 32.36 - 22.07 - 12.60 - 4.02 - 7.15
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 2.73 6.15 6.60 6.98 7.30 7.16
PSG Direct Low Equity - 11.89 - 11.89 - 5.81 - 1.41 1.00 1.58
PSG Direct Managed - 22.12 - 23.77 - 14.57 - 7.58 - 3.33 - 2.58
PSG Direct Aggressive - 22.34 - 23.86 - 14.60 - 7.76 - 3.21 -
PSG Direct Global Managed - 5.94 - 4.64 - 1.71 0.16 0.96 -
PSG Direct Global Aggressive - 11.60 - 10.60 - 5.40 - 1.90 - 0.05 -
  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 - 17.24 - 21.40 - 13.69 - 6.62 - 2.52 -
PSG Wealth SA Property Equity Portfolio - 53.01 - 54.48 - 36.28 - 26.07 - 20.35 -
PSG Wealth Growth Income Equity Portfolio - 28.36 - 32.10 - 20.07 - 8.91 - 5.16 -
PSG Wealth Offshore Equity Portfolio (USD) - 5.00 3.50 6.29 9.99 11.67 -
  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

  • We recommend an overweight position in the PSG Wealth House View SA Equity Portfolio. Click here to read the full report on our secure site or log in to myBase.
  • OMU SJ has less than 10% of the unsecured lending market, which provides a significant opportunity to drive future growth.
  • Due to Old Mutual’s size, balance sheet strength, historically low discount to group equity value and the low relative price to group equity value or embedded value compared with peers, we feel that the group will be more resilient to economic challenges in 2020 and offer a better potential for upside relative to peers.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for BID SJ is Neutral; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • Bidcorp is well-diversified and highly cash generative business. It is the largest foodservice distributor outside of the USA, with the largest geographic footprint when compared with its global peers.
  • We do remain cautious given the macroeconomic headwinds taking place at present.
  • We believe Bidcorp is a good-quality company with a stable ROE and a sustainable operating margin, although further margin expansion from this higher base is going to be more difficult.


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Highlights

  • Our recommendation for ANH SJ is overweight; click here to read the full report on our secure site.
  • We believe AB InBev is a good-quality company with an attractive and sustainable operating margin and a reliable cash conversion.
  • Operating margins across the group geographies are well ahead of peers, making further efficiency-enabled outperformance less likely.
  • Despite management believing that acquisitive growth and the extraction of synergies from acquisitions is a core competency of the group, balance sheet flexibility will likely limit such growth.


  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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