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In my last article, I discussed investors investing into negative interest rate investments and looked at a number of reasons why investors, in this case mostly institutional, would consider such an investment. All investing involves a degree of risk. The question that investors need to ask themselves is firstly how can I define risk, and secondly what level of risk am I satisfied to take on. From this starting point, once the various investment options have been identified, a portfolio can be...  Full story
Seed Weekly - Low Risk Investment Strategies

In my last article, I discussed investors investing into negative interest rate investments and looked at a number of reasons why investors, in this case mostly institutional, would consider such an investment.

All investing involves a degree of risk. The question that investors need to ask themselves is firstly how can I define risk, and secondly what level of risk am I satisfied to take on. From this starting point, once the various investment options have been identified, a portfolio can be constructed.

The stylised chart below reflects a range of investment assets (not exhaustive), plotted on the risk and potential return scale.

While the potential for a higher return can come from a riskier investment, most investors understand by now that there are no guarantees to that return. In fact, often the reverse is true in that less risky investments can and have outperformed more risky investments over long periods of time.

Warren Buffett’s famous axiom on investing is “Rule number 1, never lose money and rule number 2, never forget rule number 1.” At its core, this rule of investing emphasises the return of capital, ahead of the return on capital. Another way of looking at it in the light of a definition of risk, is “avoiding the permanent loss of capital.”

In a high growth rate, inflationary environment, where asset prices are generally moving up and liquidity is in abundance, investors will tend to forget about the return of capital and focus more closely on the return on capital, but when risk escalates sharply, capital preservation suddenly becomes paramount.

Because we live in a world with both known and unknown risks, the question is not so much one of whether lower risk investments be included into a portfolio, but to what varying degree they should be included. When constructing a diversified portfolio of investments, a portfolio manager should look at including a range of lower risk investments in order to reduce the variability of the portfolio’s return, reduce downside risk, and importantly be in a position to take advantage of price volatility in growth investments when they are sold down, becoming more attractive and therefore by definition “lower risk.”

Considering the range of lower risk investments, these are some of the options:

• US Treasuries or the US Dollar
• Developed market government bonds – e.g. US, Switzerland, Germany
• Gold bullion
• Other precious metals such as silver and platinum
• Quality, low volatility shares

The challenge for investors is that like riskier investments, low risk investments also go through sometimes long periods when they do not necessarily act as a safe haven. For example, BCA Research analysis has found that US Treasuries have been a good safe haven from 2000 until now, while gold from that time became too correlated with the market returns. More recently, however, it has been acting more like a lower risk hedge with low to zero correlation to the market.

This is, therefore, one reason why portfolio construction is not necessarily a static process.

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016
Top News
South Africa's rand tumbled to its weakest in three weeks on Wednesday after reports that a large asset manager was halting loans to state-owned firms, spooking investors already concerned about the management of the economy.  Full story

Pakiso Matsemela recalls the day he lost the use of his legs, joining the long casualty list of a South African mining industry whose accident rate is again climbing after years of improvement.  Full story
Brazil's Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, ending an impeachment process that has polarized the scandal-plagued country and paralysed its politics for nine months.  Full story
German police said a misunderstanding led to a security breach that prompted the evacuation of Frankfurt airport's Terminal 1 and caused delays and flight cancellations at Europe's fourth largest airport on Wednesday.  Full story
A bomb blast on a road in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Wednesday killed at least one person and wounded 11 other people, the Lebanese Red Cross said.  Full story
SA Business
South Africa's trade surplus shrank to 5.22 billion rand ($359 million) in July versus a revised surplus of 12.47 billion rand in June, data from the national revenue agency showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
South Africa's ruling party backed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday but urged him to cooperate with police investigations, days after Gordhan declined to meet detectives looking into his time at the tax office.. . .  Full story

South African fixed-income asset manager Futuregrowth has halted lending to six state-owned firms, including power utility Eskom and logistics firm Transnet,. . .  Full story
Troubled South African coal producer Optimum Coal Mine Proprietary Ltd has been released from "business rescue", which is similar to Chapter 11. . .  Full story
South African fixed-income asset manager Futuregrowth has stopped lending to some state-owned local companies, its Chief Investment Officer Andrew Canter said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
The chief executive of South Africa's state-run power utility Eskom said on Wednesday he did not think a public row with. . .  Full story

South Africa's Steinhoff warned on Wednesday the slump in the pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union would hurt its UK business as the furniture conglomerate fell a touch short of estimates with a one-third rise in annual. . .  Full story
Growth in credit demand by South Africa's private sector slowed to 6.78 percent year-on-year in July from a revised 7.23 percent in June, central bank data showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Company News
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of PSV held on Tuesday, 30 August 2016, all the resolutions as. . .  Full story
Further to the publication of the detailed results announcement on SENS on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 of Afdawns audited group results. . .  Full story
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the shareholders of Astrapak held on, 30 August 2016 all the ordinary and. . .  Full story
In the prospects statement contained in the results announcement for the year ended 31 March 2016, published on 14 July 2016,. . .  Full story

MMI will be releasing final results for the year ended 30 June 2016 on 7 September 2016. Shareholders are advised that. . .  Full story
A review of the financial results for the year ended 31 July 2016 by management has indicated that: - the earnings. . .  Full story
Shareholders are hereby advised that Afrimat has, via its subsidiary company, granted a mandate for the repurchase of its ordinary shares. . .  Full story
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 25 July 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of. . .  Full story
Company Results
Revenue for the year increased by 13% to R8.7 billion (2015: R7.7 billion). Gross profit rose by 15% to R2.3 billion. . .  Full story
Revenue rose to R2.4billion (R2.1 billion). Results from operating activities also increased to R119.5 million (R94.9 million). Profit attributable to equity. . .  Full story
Revenue for the interim period rose by 15.8% to R1.2 billion (R995.2 million). Operating profit was 9.8% higher at R280.4 million. . .  Full story
Revenue for the year increased to R241.2 million (2015: R180.1 million). Gross profit rose to R122.8 million (2015: R99.6 million), Loss. . .  Full story
World Markets (Spot Prices)
NameTimeRPMove% Move
JSE Overall17:0052733.12-715.57-1.34%
JSE Top 4017:0046261.02-558.13-1.19%
JSE Gold17:002329.95-72.93-3.04%
JSE Financial17:0040303.92-413.42-1.02%
JSE Industrial17:0079456.69-706.52-0.88%
JSE Indust 2517:0071375.15-607.68-0.84%
JSE Resource17:0031099.44-1022.29-3.18%
DJ Futures19:5218351.00-101.00-0.55%
DJ Ind19:5818369.86-133.13-0.72%
SP 50019:582165.61-10.51-0.48%
FTSE 10017:066781.94-38.85-0.57%
All Ords08:405529.40-44.10-0.79%
NZSE 5009:087398.8310.880.15%
NameTimeRPMove% Move
Gold $19:591307.99-3.20-0.24%
Gold R19:5819213.84223.341.18%
Gold R/kg19:5761773371881.18%
Silver $19:5918.61300.04400.24%
Platinum $19:591049.39-8.20-0.78%
Palladium $19:59671.24-5.26-0.78%
Brent Crude19:5247.04-2.22-4.51%
USD / ZAR19:5914.68810.20581.42%
GBP / ZAR19:5519.26040.33391.76%
EUR/ ZAR19:5516.38180.22611.40%
NZD/ ZAR19:5810.66470.20741.98%
AUD / ZAR19:5511.04460.15381.41%
USD / JPY19:59103.40600.42400.41%
EUR / USD19:591.11520.00000.00%
GBP / USD19:591.31280.00480.37%

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The JSE Today

Trading Statistics
* Includes all listed instruments on the JSE
Major Moves Up
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 FRONTIER  260040018.18.%8817
2 MAZOR  1652417.02.%300
3 ASCEN_A  5007216.82.%47474
4 RANGOLD  2372712.86.%24100
5 ATLATSA  1301412.07.%1350
6 DIAMONDCP  1301412.07.%11750
7 DENEB  210157.69.%32000
8 ALARIS  229136.02.%50014
9 E-MEDIA-N  635355.83.%25000
10 CAPREG  1164575.15.%10215
11 BLACKSTAR  825394.96.%112667
12 DAWN  250104.17.%85500
13 SABVEST  33801314.03.%2
14 Trellidor  500193.95.%25000
15 PETMIN  13553.85.%277253
16 TRENCOR  35171283.78.%31793
17 RENERGEN  1397473.48.%150
18 WESCOAL  18063.45.%52808
19 CAPCO  57201853.34.%2187539
20 CSG  14042.94.%27693

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Major Moves Down
SharenameSaleMove% MoveVolume
1 PPC  594-283-32.27.%9281223
2 MRPRICE  18447-3503-15.96.%6376892
3 PPCN  198-32-13.91.%6980011
4 INDEQTY  925-95-9.31.%592
5 TFG  13071-1105-7.79.%3766136
6 IMPLATS  5646-434-7.14.%4417735
7 FINBOND  265-20-7.02.%58068
8 DRDGOLD  744-55-6.88.%1743869
9 TRUSTCO  345-25-6.76.%110538
10 ADCORP  1600-100-5.88.%14314
11 STEINHOFF  8822-538-5.75.%19700086
12 MRHLD  1277-77-5.69.%1148990
13 EXXARO  7523-420-5.29.%998297
14 ARM   8732-478-5.19.%514231
15 TRNPACO  2750-150-5.17.%60517
16 VALUE  275-15-5.17.%7600
17 ARROW-A  804-43-5.08.%3269566
18 NET1UEPS  14250-748-4.99.%103
19 BILLITON  18800-953-4.82.%3639001
20 MMIHLDGS  2256-114-4.81.%7335421

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New Highs
SharenameSaleHighMove% MoveVolume
1 ARB  605605152.54.%64295
2 WBHO  14875150001050.71.%271040
3 ADVTECH  1633163340.25.%294548
4 ACCELERAT  600700-20-3.23.%69124
5 PPCN  1980-32-13.91.%6980011

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New Lows
SharenameSaleLowMove% MoveVolume
1 PPC  594555-283-32.27.%9281223
2 FINBOND  265265-20-7.02.%58068
3 TRUWTHS  76157500-306-3.86.%5844014
4 DAWN  250201104.17.%85500

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Index Summary
Index NameRPMove% Move
Top 4046,261.02-558.13-1.19%
Mid Cap76,727.39-1808.52-2.30%
Small Cap61,374.76-376.65-0.61%
Resource 2031,099.44-1022.29-3.18%
Industrial 2571,375.15-607.68-0.84%
Financial 1514,669.02-125.86-0.85%
Financial & Ind. 3073,533.40-442.96-0.60%
All Share52,733.12-715.57-1.34%
Oil & Gas 7,
Mining 23,076.25-995.30-4.13%
Gold Mining2,329.95-72.93-3.04%
Platinum Mining26.89-1.28-4.54%
GENERAL MINING5,679.82-265.25-4.46%
Oil & Gas Producers 38,689.88.000.00%
Basic Materials 22,131.66-722.02-3.16%
Chemicals 19,312.52-382.14-1.94%
Forestry & Paper 52,554.67189.940.36%
Industrial Metals 9,940.27-85.41-0.85%
Industrials 46,966.87-587.72-1.24%
General Industrials 181.59-2.21-1.20%
Consumer Goods 74,882.28-143.68-0.19%
Automobiles & Parts 4,483.6388.322.01%
Household Goods605.44-37-5.75%
Health Care 9,910.51-73.34-0.73%
Beverages 288.203.751.32%
Index NameRPMove% Move
Food Producers 9,679.81-176.90-1.79%
Personal Goods 850.55-3.39-0.40%
Consumer Services 19,318.57-362.10-1.84%
General Retailers 7,254.98-466.07-6.04%
Travel & Leisure 6,651.91-65.45-0.97%
Media 523.44-5.21-0.99%
Support Services 1,959.58-87.58-4.28%
Telecommunications 6,787.92-6.77-0.10%
Financials 40,303.92-413.42-1.02%
Banks 6,674.91-127.71-1.88%
Non-life Insurance 56,659.30791.191.42%
Life Insurance 37,039.81-411.22-1.10%
General Financial 3,924.99-14.82-0.38%
Technology 54,466.21509.960.95%
SHARIAH TOP40 3,080.41-106-3.34%
FTSE/JSE SHARIAH ALL3,459.41-110-3.08%
COAL MINING9,510.39-531-5.29%
FTSE JSE Fledgling 7,217.99-39-0.54%
FTSE/JSE Alt X 1,468.18574.01%
SA LISTED PROPERTY 634.78-8.00-1.24%
CAPPED PROPERTY 543.64-0.59%
RESOURCE 17,658.81-576-3.16%
DIVIDEND PLUS200.96-4-1.97%
FTSE/JSE RAFI 409,420.13-188-1.96%
Capped Top 4024,489.80-341-1.37%
Capped All Share26,822.19-390-1.43%
JSE TABACO 11,650.311461.27%

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Latest Consensus Changes**
CodeCompany NameStatusUpdated
Results Expected**
ExpectedCompany NameFin. Date
01/09/2016EQSTRAJune 2016 (Final)
01/09/2016EQSTRADAJune 2016 (Final)
01/09/2016EQSTRADBJune 2016 (Final)
01/09/2016HYPROPJune 2016 (Final)
01/09/2016HYPROP-CNJune 2016 (Final)

Recent Dividends**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
RCL30/08/1618/10/1624/10/16ZAR 0.1500
DRDLD30/08/1611/10/1617/10/16ZAR 0.1200
CASHBIL30/08/1620/09/1626/09/16ZAR 4.8800
TEX29/08/1627/09/1603/10/16ZAR 0.5216
BIDVEST29/08/1620/09/1626/09/16ZAR 2.3200
Ex Div**
Share NameDec-DateLDTPay-DateAmount
LIB-HOLD29/07/1630/08/1605/09/16ZAR 2.7600
RESILIENT04/08/1630/08/1605/09/16ZAR 2.5627
AECI26/07/1630/08/1605/09/16ZAR 1.3500
ADCORP24/05/1630/08/1605/09/16ZAR 0.7500
NOVUS08/06/1630/08/1605/09/16ZAR 0.7000

Upcoming AGMs**
CodeCompany NameDateStatus
MPCBMr Price Group Ltd.31/08/2016Confirmed
MRPPMr Price Group Ltd.31/08/2016Confirmed
MRPMr Price Group Ltd.31/08/2016Confirmed
DTADelta EMD Ltd.01/09/2016Confirmed
RBXRaubex Group Ltd.02/09/2016Confirmed

Stock Exchange News Service
31/08/201617:46WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealing in securities by directors, associates and...
31/08/201617:45NEWPARK REIT LIMITED - Changes to the board
31/08/201617:40JSE LIMITED - Informative Notice 20160907 Rockcastle Scrip Dividend
31/08/201617:38JSE LIMITED - Informative Notice 20160907 Capital and Counties Scrip Dividend
31/08/201617:30NASPERS LIMITED - Dealings in securities
31/08/201617:25SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealings in securities by director of main subsidiar...
31/08/201617:25WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Availability of the integrated report and annual f...
31/08/201617:17OAKBAY RESOURCES AND ENERGY LIMITED - No change statement and notice of annual g...
31/08/201617:15PSV HOLDINGS LIMITED - Results of Annual General Meeting
31/08/201617:00MUSTEK LIMITED - Audited provisional consolidated financial results for the year...
31/08/201616:59MR PRICE GROUP LIMITED - Report on proceedings at the annual general meeting
31/08/201616:59CAXTON CTP PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS LD - Reviewed Results for the year ended 30 Jun...
31/08/201616:56RESOURCE GENERATION LIMITED - Consolidated financial statements for the year end...
31/08/201616:55SOVEREIGN FOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED - Dealings in securities
31/08/201616:48W G WEARNE LIMITED - No change statement and notice of annual general meeting
31/08/201616:47BUILDMAX LIMITED - Posting of integrated annual report, no change statement and ...
31/08/201616:45NEWPARK REIT LIMITED - No change statement and notice of annual general meeting
31/08/201616:45INTU PROPERTIES PLC - Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharg...
31/08/201616:45TORRE INDUSTRIES LIMITED - Provisional reviewed condensed financial information ...
31/08/201616:25ABSA BANK LIMITED - ASN163 - New Financial Instrument Listing
31/08/201616:05VUKILE PROPERTY FUND LIMITED - Dealings in securities by a director of the compa...
31/08/201616:00AFRICAN DAWN CAPITAL LIMITED - No Change Statement And Notice Of Annual General ...
31/08/201615:45PSG FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED - Declaration Of Preference Share Dividend
31/08/201615:15ASTRAPAK LIMITED - Report on proceedings at the annual general meeting
31/08/201615:00MR PRICE GROUP LIMITED - Trading update for the 18 weeks ended 6 August 2016
31/08/201614:58MMI HOLDINGS LIMITED - Trading Statement
31/08/201614:56DISTRIB. AND WAREHOUSING NETWORK LD - Voluntary operational update
31/08/201614:56BNP PARIBAS ARBITRAGE ISSUANCE B.V. - Exercise of Warrants Relating to FTSE/JSE ...
31/08/201614:55TRANSPACO LIMITED - Directors dealing in securities
31/08/201614:33BNP PARIBAS ARBITRAGE ISSUANCE B.V. - Redemption of Certificated Relating to Cad...
31/08/201614:30SANTAM LIMITED - Reviewed condensed consolidated interim financial statements fo...
31/08/201614:10DISTELL GROUP LIMITED - Summarised audited results of the Group for the year end...
31/08/201614:10REDEFINE PROPERTIES LIMITED - Dealings in securities by an associate of a direct...
31/08/201614:06PEREGRINE HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealings in securities by an associate of a directo...
31/08/201613:25OLD MUTUAL PLC - Form 8.3 - Public Opening Position Disclosure - Deutsche Boerse...
31/08/201613:09IVUZI INVESTMENTS LIMITED - IVA636-Listing of Tap Issue
31/08/201613:09TONGAAT HULETT LIMITED - Dealings in securities by Company Secretary
31/08/201613:08IVUZI INVESTMENTS LIMITED - IVA649- New Instrument Listing
31/08/201613:00INVESTEC LIMITED - Investec plc Voting rights and capital
31/08/201613:00INTU PROPERTIES PLC - Notification of Major Interests in Shares
31/08/201612:35SAPPI LIMITED - Announces Release of Security over Existing Debt
31/08/201612:10PURPLE GROUP LIMITED - Resignation of a director, change in the functions of dir...
31/08/201612:02THE PIVOTAL FUND LIMITED - No change statement and notice of annual general meet...
31/08/201612:00ATLANTIC LEAF PROPERTIES LIMITED - Dealings in securities by a director and by a...
31/08/201611:56WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Disclosure of significant holding of Woolworths Ho...
31/08/201611:55NU-WORLD HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealings in securities by directors of Nu-World and ...
31/08/201611:43INVICTA HOLDINGS LIMITED - Associate of directors dealing in securities
31/08/201611:07SUPER GROUP LIMITED - Update on Sandown Motors Acquisition and Property Acquisit...
31/08/201610:30ADVANCED HEALTH LIMITED - Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer and change ...
31/08/201610:23WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Report on the proceedings of the annual general me...
31/08/201610:15SA CORPORATE REAL ESTATE LIMITED - Dealing in securities by a director
31/08/201610:15SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealing in securities by alternate director of main ...
31/08/201610:10NEDBANK LIMITED - Tap Issue of Nedbank Limited Senior Unsecured Notes: NILB15
31/08/201610:10NEDBANK LIMITED - Tap Issue of Nedbank Limited Senior Unsecured Notes: NILB14
31/08/201610:02TAWANA RESOURCES NL - Change in substantial holding and Becoming a substantial h...
31/08/201609:25SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINING HLDGS LIMITED - Change in Company Secretary
31/08/201609:00SABMILLER PLC - Rule 2.10 announcement
31/08/201608:30SATRIX COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME - Partial Delisting of Satrix 40 Securities ...
31/08/201608:30EOH HOLDINGS LIMITED - Trading Statement
31/08/201608:30SATRIX COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME - Listing of Additional Satrix 40 Securities...
31/08/201608:02NEW EUROPE PROPERTY INVESTMENTS PLC - Notice to NEPI shareholders in respect of ...
31/08/201608:00STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS N.V. - Unaudited Financial Update For The Twelv...
31/08/201608:00FERRUM CRESCENT LIMITED - Further Nil-cost Extension of Option to Acquire Intere...
31/08/201608:00NEW EUROPE PROPERTY INVESTMENTS PLC - Appointment of alternate director - Replac...
31/08/201608:00NEWGOLD ISSUER (RF) LIMITED - GLD/ NGNGLD - Listing of additional NewGold Debent...
31/08/201608:00AFRIMAT LIMITED - Closed Period Share Repurchase Programme
31/08/201608:00REDEFINE PROPERTIES LIMITED - Pre-close webcast
31/08/201607:30VUNANI LIMITED - Results of annual general meeting
31/08/201607:28VUNANI LIMITED - Dealings in securities by directors
31/08/201607:26ECHO POLSKA PROPERTIES N.V. - Abridged pre-listing statement - Opening of offer,...
31/08/201607:05ECSPONENT LIMITED - August 2016 Preference Share Dividend Finalisation Announcem...
31/08/201607:05CAPITEC BANK HOLDINGS LIMITED - Declaration Of A Dividend Of 440.11 Cents Per No...

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