Daily Market Blog: MVP vs CEO

19-FEB-19

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When the US market is closed, news flow dries up and generally markets globally don't move much. Even Asia is unsure of what to do with itself. The markets in the East are mixed this morning but none of them are moving more than a couple of points either way. When I fire up my email in the morning, normally there are around 100 unread emails, mostly research reports and updates from the US. This morning there were only 33 unread emails. I thought for a moment that our email server had died overnight.

Yesterday the JSE All-share closed up 1.16% and US markets were closed.



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Stocks which we currently recommend

AdvTech are an African education group.

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.

AVI owns leading brands in the food and shoe sectors.

Booking Holdings is the biggest online travel booking service in the world.

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

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

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

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

Facebook owns Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook.

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

FirstRand is a banking holding company owning FNB, RMB and Wesbank.

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

JP Morgan is the biggest bank in the USA.

Illumina is the dominant manufacturer of genetic sequencing machines.

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

Long4Life is an investment company targeting the health and wellness sector.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Visa is a global payments technology company.

Vodacom is a South Africa-based communications provider.

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

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