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Stock Picks to kick start Cyber Monday

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Stock Picks Another jampacked week filled with opportunities across sectors and with Cyber Monday in full swing, we are sure to pick up a ...
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Sasol worth its weight in Oil?

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“Black Gold” has seen new optimism enter the market as Oil prices reached its highest levels since March, dragging our beloved ...
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Easy Stock Picks to get your week going

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Stock Picks Despite the enormous economic pressures that we will be facing, the financial markets are buzzing with opportunity across ...
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3 Stock Picks to get your week going

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Stock Picks The week is buzzing with activity, U.S markets are at all-time highs and the sentiment is on the up in the Asian markets which ...
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The BioNTech/ Pfizer vaccine effect

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BioNTech (BNTX) Our “new normal" came to a crashing halt on Monday after receiving the sobering news that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate had ...
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Final Clearance Sale on S.A Clothing Retailers

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S.A Retail Apparel Sector With the United States about to see the 46th president move into the White House and S.A Inc starting to put ...
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Aussie Growth Stocks taking the fight to COVID-19

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ASX Growth Stocks If scouring through the ASX for growth stocks feels more like strolling around the Australian outback than sitting on a ...
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Is there still room to ZOOM (ZM)?

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Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM) Much like “Ouma Rusks”, a Zoom Video call has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic which ...
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Spotify, listening that is just (Spot) on!

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Spotify Technology SA (SPOT) “Listening is everything” so turn up your audio dial as Spotify is set to release its Q3 earnings this ...
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The old electric Workhorse (WKHS)

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Workhorse Group Inc (WKHS) At the moment there is nothing “Greener” than going electric, and while Tesla might lead the pack, other stocks ...
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Not an Etsy-Bitsy online marketplace (ETSY)

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Etsy Inc (ETSY) E-commerce has gone from a casual past time to big-time business, as online operations have been thrust forward by the ...
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Viva! Veeva Systems Inc. (VEEV)

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Veeva Systems Inc (VEEV) “Long live cloud-Based technology" tech has been the clear winner during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this most ...
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Chasing the Sun (FSLR)

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First Solar Inc (FSLR) Chasing the Sun is the name of the game for this established player in the solar industry which has seen investors ...
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Sports betting Small-Cap, Boyd Gaming (BYD) Lands on Easy

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Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD) The U.S sports betting frenzy might reach a bubble-like valuation, but one gaming operator might be set for a move ...
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Fastly (FSLY) through the clouds

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Fastly Inc. (FSLY) Sectors that moved “Fastly” (no pun intended) into new highs during the COVID-19 pandemic were e-commerce and cloud ...
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Oracle (ORCL) goes Tick-Tock...Tick-Tock

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Oracle Corp (ORCL) Time nearly ran out for the computer technology company, Oracle Corp to unite with Walmart and ByteDance’s TikTok to ...
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Deere John (DE)

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Deere & Co (DE) No “Dear John” letters accepted here, especially after an exceptional year of returns for the green and yellow ...
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IPO’s are like Snowflakes (SNOW)

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Snowflake Inc (SNOW) The largest software IPO ever, Snowflake (SNOW) a cloud-based data warehouse provider made its debut on the New York ...
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What’s next for the FAANG Gang

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FAANG Stocks The most popular investment acronym this century, “FAANG” has hit the airwaves once again after the recent sell-off prompted ...
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Gaming the Nvidia way

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Nvidia Corp (NVDA) Prepare to experience some GeForce as gaming becomes a multi-billion-dollar revenue stream and focal point during the ...
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The SHOP that’s just RITE (SHP)

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Shoprite Holdings Limited (SHP) No issues here, e-commerce booming while grabbing market share through the raging pandemic is all in a ...
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Just 4 Dividends

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Dividend Stocks Let’s be honest here, rewards seem to be far and few in between if you missed the latest “Tech Boom” but luckily all is not ...
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Local “Tech Giant” is Lekker

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Naspers and Prosus Tech stocks come in all shapes and sizes, from small-cap stocks who drive innovation to the giants that set the tone for ...
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BlackRock is King

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BlackRock Inc. (BLK) Larry Fink and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and ETF provider, needs no introduction, but how did this ...
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Russell’s small caps

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U.S Small Caps Companies with smaller capitalization are certainly not forgotten across the pond as this stock classification increases in ...
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When 2 Small-Cap Titans Meet

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Small Caps The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life forever, and there is no denying that Fin Tech companies are aligning ...
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Top 4 picks after explosive week for U.S Retailers

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U.S Retail Earnings What coronavirus pandemic? The U.S retail sector reported earnings this week, and they are on fire beating expectations ...
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Here comes the Alibaba (BABA)

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Alibaba’s success story is no “Arabian Nights” folk tale, but rather one of excitement as the retail and ...
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Splitting Apple(s) Inc. (AAPL)

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Apple Inc (AAPL) William Tell has nothing on “Tim Apple” when it comes to shooting the lights out, and Apple Inc did just that, blew the ...
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New Vaccine Stocks Land on Easy

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New Healthcare Stocks Another excellent Easy investor community selection of healthcare stocks and after listening, debating we have added ...
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Nikola, the other Tesla?

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Nikola Corp. (NKLA) The next electric auto hope has seen much fanfare through its listing phase and IPO but has the zero-emissions vehicle ...
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The mighty Amazon.com

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Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) The mighty Amazon to this day continues to disrupt and challenge well-established industries on a global scale and ...
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The "Gold Rush" is back

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Gold Stocks Gold has regained its luster after an abrupt sell-off in March which has seen the yellow metal reclaim all-time highs as virus ...
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Tesla Inc. batteries included

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Tesla Inc. (TSLA) The gift that keeps on giving! Tesla keeps on defying the odds and continues to set new benchmarks even in the face of a ...
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Moderna (MRNA) vaccine to the rescue

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Moderna Inc (MRNA) The race is on to see which biotech company will cross the finish line first with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and save ...
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Renergen, the small-cap that packs a big punch!

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Renergen Limited (REN) Whoever said that a small-cap can't change the world? This emerging helium and domestic gas producer are putting ...
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Abbott Labs a solid coronavirus stock?

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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) The U.S earnings season starts the week with a bang, and big pharma's Johnson & Johnson will kick things off for ...
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New Stocks Land on Easy

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New U.S additions to the EasyEquities platform Our Easy investor community have spoken, and we listened, debated and added some of your ...
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Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

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EasyEquities Australia Aussie Oi, Aussie Oi! as we are beyond excited to launch EasyEquities Australia and take over the investment ...
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The Young Warren Buffett of Bothaville

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Henno Nel Portfolio insights Who needs the “Oracle of Omaha” or those investors from the “Sherwood Forest” when we have our very own ...
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The Harvard guy is making headlines again (FB)

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Facebook Inc (FB) The social network's dirty laundry is being aired once again as Mark Zuckerberg tries to save face with an about-turn on ...
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BIG BOY Bank (JPM)

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JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) The "El Patron" of investment banking and financial services in the U.S., JP Morgan Chase & Co could gain ...
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“Junk Status 2.0”

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South African debt market With the COVID-19 pandemic attracting all the headlines and focus from market participants and Central Banks ...
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Going Pro might not be that expensive?

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GoPro Inc (GPRO) This niche market might have gone from “Riches to Rags” over the last couple of years but is worth the look as it might ...
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Taking the fight to COVID-19

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Coronavirus stocks The coronavirus pandemic has spread far and wide and has genuinely changed the way we view the world and for investors, ...
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Big Pharma to the rescue (GILD)

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Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) Gilead has become as controversial as the lockdown rules, but there is no stopping this American bio ...
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Meds for COVID-19

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Healthcare Sector The global healthcare system has been pushed to the brink of exhaustion while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on as the world ...
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Small Caps, the little engines that can!

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Small Caps The little engines that can are usually overlooked when compared to their bigger counterparts, but some of these companies hold ...
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The new “retail” normal is on fire!

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E-commerce stocks Through great hardships comes excellent opportunity, especially so for companies who geared and upgraded their businesses ...
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The E-commerce’s Boom? (EBAY)

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eBay Inc (EBAY) Not even the dotcom bubble could damper the success story of eBay, but it begs the question, will it remain inflated during ...
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New Stocks on the Block (NSOTB)

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New stock additions to the Easy platform “You got it, the right stuff!” is a combination of different factors which cater to various facets ...
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This is no “Micky Mouse” company (DIS)

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS) What can be said about the Walt Disney company that has not been said before? One thing for sure is that this ...
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Vaccine incoming! (JNJ)

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) I have been “stuck on Johnson & Johnson like Band-Aid’s stuck on me” after reports surfaced that the pharma giant ...
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Bargains in the Retail bin

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Retail sector The South African retail sector has been in the bargain bin for some time now and might offer a once in a lifetime investment ...
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Airlines might be a flight of fancy, for now!

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Airliners To say that Airliners have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic would be an understatement which spared no one locally or ...
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“The force is strong with this one”

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The Walt Disney Company (DIS) No need to “Use the force, Luke” or feel like you have been frozen in carbonite during lock down without a ...
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Moody about Banking

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South African Banking System No mood swings accepted here! But the Banking System might experience levels of discomfort last seen during ...
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Setting sail on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCL) In scouring the vast ocean of stocks, searching for endless opportunities to capitalize on when the ...
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When opportunity knocks on oil

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The Oil Market and Sasol Limited (SOL) The Oil market has seen it’s fair share of ups and downs, but mostly downs the last couple of weeks ...
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The people’s bank 2.0 (CPI)

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Capitec Bank Holdings Limited (CPI) The “people’s bank” has come a long way in defying the odds by innovating and changing the way we look ...
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SASOiL

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The Oil Market and Sasol Limited (SOL) The world seems to be at a turning point with the effects of COVID-19 filtering through to the ...
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When Goliaths meet

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Video Gaming Industry What’s your poison? Shooters or Strategy? Racing or Footy? When two of the biggest gaming brands go head to head, who ...
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MTCH made in heaven

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Match Group Inc (MTCH) Finding your MTCH on an exotic Royal Caribbean Cruises RCL destination sounds like every romantic's dream? Well, ...
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Cards for Africa (MA)

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Mastercard Inc. (MA)
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Moody's Blues

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“Junk Status” They say history repeats itself and patterns are fractal? Twenty-five years ago, South Africa received Moody’s Investment ...
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Flatten the curve

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Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) It’s off to the races as investors and investment managers alike try to find some protection against the ...
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Perspective is everything!

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Financial Market Cycles If I had a penny for every time, I heard the phrases "this is the end of the market", "a total collapse of the ...
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(SOL) Waiting for a lifeline

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Sasol Limited (SOL) The opening line, “I believe in miracles” from Hot Chocolate’s 1975 hit “you sexy thing” might be more relevant to ...
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Social Dissonance 2.0 (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) The people of Walmart come in all shapes and sizes, but nothing has delivered as much excitement as the recent ...
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Bundles of Joy

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Managed Bundles on the EasyEquities platform Bundles of joy come in all shapes and sizes, and the level of excitement around the ...
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Open a can of “Happiness”

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The Coca-Cola Company (KO) "Open Happiness" the 2009 Coke slogan rings true with the confirmed cases in the coronavirus in excess of ...
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Feels like the Daytona 500

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The local and international markets are moving faster than a stock car at the Indianapolis 500, and it looks like we are not making a pit ...
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Time to travel (EXPE)?

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Expedia Group Inc (EXPE) While the pending pandemic placed a hold on your travel plans and the idea of sipping a couple of Corona’s under a ...
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The Budget Blows Up!

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The 2020 Budget Speech Result "Winning takes patience, prudence and perseverance. As Saint Paul tells us we must run in such a way that we ...
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How to Vaccinate your portfolio

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It's only the second month of 2020, and the world has already averted a nuclear world war, and now we are at odds with a world epidemic ...
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ETFs, friend or foe?

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Friend or foe? You decide, but there is no ignoring the fact that Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become the ...
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Drop(box) it like it hot

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Dropbox Inc. (DBX) Hosting has taken on a whole new meaning since this cloud-based storage company arrived on the scene, and the famous ...
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(SHOP) till you drop!

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Shopify Inc (Shop) Shopify, not to be confused with Spotify has undoubtedly changed the way we view e-commerce with its online retailer’s ...
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Final clearance sale (Steinhoff)

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Steinhoff International Holdings NV (SNH) Emotions of pain and regret still run deep for investors who lost more than they bargained for ...
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The Billion Rand Man! (ARC)

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Mining legend and businessman extraordinaire, Patrice Motsepe, made headlines recently. Thrown in with a side of Trump fries, his ...
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"Intel" required (INTC)

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Intel Corporation (INTC) Every bit of "intel" is required to make profitable investment decisions nowadays, but for some, Silicon Valley ...
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Is the time right for some “Retail therapy”?

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With the economy trotting along to avoid the dust bin, our retailers saw their worst year in over two decades gauging from the general ...
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Member of the $100B club (TSLA)

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Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Cyber trucking through the Hollywood hills, counting your Benjamin’s while reflecting on all the naysayers as your ...
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Here's my Amex

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American Express Company (AXP) For some the blues is like American Express, they never leave home without it! But there is nothing to feel ...
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Being first had its perks, a Netflix story

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Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Options, options, options! With so many options in the streaming entertainment space nowadays, one might wonder if the ...
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How did EasyEquities Research stack up in the U.S.A

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EasyEquities Research U.S stock review You pick a stock, I pick a stock, we all pick stocks! Everywhere you look, analysts, traders, the ...
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Retail therapy with Woolworths (WHL)

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Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) Retail therapy can come in all shapes and sizes, like a CEO resigning while you are drinking your ...
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The Beef's guide to Safeguard your portfolio

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With missiles flying back and forth, 2020 has kicked off with a “Bang” while some say World War 3 is upon us? Fact or Fiction the markets ...
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5 undervalued stocks this Black Friday

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Consumers are chomping at the bit to score that "great deal" on soft drinks and other consumables on Black Friday but we cannot ignore the ...
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Investment banking 101: the Goldman Sachs way

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) From Wall Street to Hollywood, the allure of the investment banking world has gripped our imaginations ...
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Estée Lauder's sweet smell of success

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Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) The sweet smell of success only got sweeter, and the businesswoman behind it all said it best when ...
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Telkom, the old darling of telecoms

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Telkom SA SOC Limited (TKG) Once upon a time in a South African town not that far away, the darling of telecommunications (when it was the ...
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Boxes are making a comeback (ROKU)

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Roku Inc. (ROKU) It looks like Sixth time’s the charm for CEO Anthony Wood judging by the stellar run Roku Inc. has had since going public ...
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(V) for VISA

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Visa Inc. (V) The only (V) for Vendetta we will see this time around is with ourselves, and that is because we didn't buy more, more of ...
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The new SPCE race

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Virgin Galactic Inc. (SPCE) Is it time to prepare the hyperdrive? Virgin Galactic will be the first spaceflight company to make the jump ...
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A snap back to Earth - Under Armour Inc.

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Under Armour Inc (UAA) From making moisture-wicking T-shirts in grandma’s basement to producing space suites for Virgin Galactic’s outer ...
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Refined management, new style for Sasol

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Sasol Limited (SOL) Sasol might need the “AmaGlugGlug” magic of old to return to the integrated energy and chemical company judging from ...
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Hasbro Inc: the real toy story

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Hasbro Inc. (HAS) It’s the battle of the 80s toymakers, and pretty much like Optimus Prime, Hasbro has transformed into a force to be ...
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The peoples' bank on 20% earnings increase

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Capitec (CPI) Banking! Boredom, reincarnate comes to mind when I think of banking, but that is all about to change with innovations by the ...
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What's inside the #BackTheFlag bundle

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BackTheFlag bundle link  Stimulating the economy? Check. Supporting an eco-friendly movement through your investments while donating to a ...
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