Daily Market Blog: Ross the Boss

21-FEB-17

"Here is something interesting about the CEO, Clifford Ross. Did you know that he will, this year in May be at the helm of City Lodge for 30 years. That is basically unheard of in corporate."




To market to market to buy a fat pig Stocks in the biggest capital market on the continent (Sandton?) had a good day, in large part due to a deal that was called off, see below. The bridge too far perhaps, of course those of you who are familiar with history will know this as the battle to control a little bridge in Arnhem. Read More...

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Stocks which we currently recommend

Alphabet (Google) is the world's biggest online advertising platform.

Amazon.com is the world's leading online retailer.

Amgen is a biotech company focussed on blood and cancer therapies.

Apple is the global leader in tablet and smartphone technology.

Aspen is a rising global star in the pharmaceutical industry.

Brait owns fashion, retail and health club assets.

Bidcorp is a foodservices company with operations mostly in Asia and Europe.

Cerner provides IT solutions in the healthcare industry.

City Lodge is a mid-priced hotel group in urban areas of Africa.

Curro is an independent education provider in South Africa.

Discovery is a technology-driven healthcare administrator and life insurer.

Facebook is the dominant global social media platform.

Famous Brands is SA's largest quick-service restaurant group.

Holdsport is a sporting and leisure goods retailer.

Johnson & Johnson is the world's largest consumer health and pharma company.

L'Oreal is a world leader in the manufacturing and sale of beauty products.

Luxottica is the world's largest branded sunglass maker and retailer.

Mr. Price is a fast fashion apparel and home retailer.

MTN Group is an emerging markets mobile telecoms giant.

Mediclinic owns hospitals in SA, the UAE, the UK and Switzerland.

Naspers owns digital TV, internet, gaming and ecommerce businesses.

Nestle is a leading global food and beverages manufacturer.

Netflix is a TV & movie content creator & has a global, content streaming network.

Nike is a designer and retailer of running shoes and other sporting equipment.

NVIDIA is the world's leading chip maker for AI, Cars, Datacenters & Gaming.

Priceline is the biggest online travel booking service in the world.

Richemont owns the finest luxury brands like Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Starbucks is a roaster and retailer of coffee and fantastic foods.

Steinhoff owns Conforama and Pepkor.

Stryker makes hip and knee joint replacements and hospital beds.

Tesla is the world leader in electric vehicles and batteries.

Tiger Brands is a basic and branded food producer, expanding through Africa.

Under Armour is a fast growing sports apparel company.

Visa is a global payments technology company.

Vodacom is a South Africa-based communications provider.

Wells Fargo is the biggest retail and commercial bank in the USA.

Woolworths the leading organic food & clothing retailer in the Southern Hemisphere.

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