The Money Shot

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Find out where the money’s going, who’s got the money, how you can make more of the money and who’s making decisions about the money. Every Monday on The Gareth Cliff Show we get an update on what’s happening in the world of finance from money manager, Anthea Gardner – MD of Cartesian Capital, founder of, Ironman, prolific reader, Francophile, survivor of the Arab Spring & wine enthusiast.

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Ask Anthea

Anthea responds to an email from a listener who wants to find out if there’s a posibility of an IMF bailout for us. In other news, she recently attended a big bank’s investment conference and she shares more about the insights gained from the conference. We also get her to weigh in on the recent big news of SAA going into business rescue.

Rands vs Dollars

Henry is standing in for Anthea and he’s giving advice on how to invest your money. Do you see your money and investments in Rands? Well maybe it’s time you started measuring yourself and wealth in Dollars. Find out why.

The Results are In

It’s been a busy week on the JSE with a lot of companies making announcements. Mr Price shared their first half results and it isn’t looking too good. Investec also reported their H1 results and their share has taken a slight tumble since September. Anthea also shares the results of Tsogo Sun, as well as Life Healthcare.

Where did Uber go Wrong?

Seleho Tsatsi is in for Anthea today, and he anticipates that like-for-like net rental income for 2019 will be down by around 9%. He gives an update on Dis-Chem and how things are looking for them. Could they be the next Clicks? Uber on the other hand has their results out too, and it seems they’ve been bleeding money - $2.5 billion to be precise.

From Stable to Negative

Oil imports decreased during the month of September, causing trade surplus to widen. With the budget behind us, this past Friday Moody’s changed our outlook from Stable to Negative. On a brighter note, the US Dept of Labour said that they had added 128k jobs.

The Highs & Lows of our Markets

This week crude oil dropped below $61/bbl... we find out why with Anthea. Pick n Pay on the other hand reported a very impressive set of results, with an increase in turnover. Twitter reported a Q3 net income of $37-million, or 5 US cents per share.

Netflix vs Disney vs Amazon

Henry Biddlecombe joins us in place of Anthea this week, and he chats about streaming wars - with Disney and Amazon coming up as strong contenders against the likes of Netflix. He also touches on Brexit, and what it actually means for investors.

Currencies & Sensitivity

EM currency traders reacted nervously to Trump’s tweet, and Anthea explains why currencies are sensitive to seemingly insignificant things such as a tweet or someone's opinion. Trade negotiations remained in the spotlight as the Chinese delegation headed to Washington. Meanwhile back home, President Ramaphosa - in his recently launched Monday newsletters to the nation - said he is hopeful an agreement (AfCFTA – African Continental Free Trade Agreement) that could see the continent become the world’s largest free-trade zone, will boost the country’s sluggish economy.

Trade Wars & Risk

Markets were plagued by risk off sentiment last week as traders and investors worried about trade wars. Meanwhile, it looks like we’ll have a new listing on the JSE next year with Engen raising money to upgrade its Durban facilities. Then, FSCA imposed a record R100m fine on MetCI last week, four years after Third Circle lost two thirds of its value in just two days of trading in December 2015.

The Rise & Fall of Banking

Pick n Pay makes a startling announcement around being billions in debt. Capitec on the other hand seems to be bucking the banking trend and growing ever stronger, where other banks are seeing a decline. Then, Niche financial services group Ecsponent announces that they are expecting HEPS to fall by at least 195%.

The week of Central Banks

Anthea is back and gives us a full update on everything in the world of finance and banking. The CPI inflation has come out at 4.4%, while the EOH is expecting an EPS loss, and Sasol is planning on selling its South African coal mining business.

Why the Market has it so Wrong

Facebook: the 'not so sexy' tech stock these days. Henry Biddlecombe chats to us about social media platforms and what strategies they are putting in place to bring in more revenue. Do you know what influences your spending habits? Well big organisations do, and it might be useful to know how they capitalise on this with this week’s Money Shot.

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