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Ominous Signs (5th March 2020)?

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Mar 062020
 

All-Share Index (ASX) Graph

The trend is your friend… unless and/or until it goes against you, when it can become resistance!

The All-Share Index Graph (see below) is showing a few ominous signs, after it closed down again last night (5th March 2020). This comes against the back drop of increasing numbers of Coronavirus cases. However, as we discussed during the Inner Circle Webinar on Wednesday evening… there is more going on than first meets the eye.

ASX Graph (5th March 2020)

ASX : SharePad Intra-Day Graph (as at 08:49GMT, Friday 6th March 2020)

ASX (Fri 6th March 2020)

The third (and final) section of the webinar recording will be added to the website today, so if you’d like to join our community of like-minded DIY-Investors and benefit from the accumulated knowledge of those who are actively managing their own stock market investments… join us HERE! to benefit from a 25% discount on the monthly cost of Inner Circle membership (£360 for 12 month subscription, compared to £480 if paid monthly).

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

Mick (6th March 2020)

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Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates (3rd March 2020)

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Mar 032020
 

Emergency Rate Cut, as Coronavirus Spreads

This afternoon (3rd March 2020), the US Central Bank (Federal Reserve) has announced an emergency cut of 0.5% in the interest rate. See the BBC article here!

The Chairman of the Fed (Jerome Powell) was quotes as saying that the

“US economy remained strong. However, the coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity.”

“In light of these risks and in support of achieving its maximum employment and price stability goals, the Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower the target range for the federal funds rate by half a percentage point to 1% to 1.25%”.

Is this justified, or is the Coronavirus masking more sinister issues in the US (and World) Stock Markets? We’ll be discussing this tomorrow, amongst other things, during the Inner Circle Webinar.

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

If you have any comments or observations, regarding the above, then please use the contact us form Here.

Mick (3rd March 2020)

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Sponsoring Sian (11th February 2020)

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Feb 112020
 

London Marathon Sponsorship (26th April 2020)

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DIY-Investors.com is delighted to be able to sponsor Sian Powell, as she takes part in the London Marathon on 26th April 2020. Sian is raising funds for the Severn Hospice – in memory of Pat Williams, who sadly passed away last April, after a courageous 10 year battle against breast cancer. Pat helped me with the book-keeping for my company accounts, since I relocated to Shropshire. Meeting Pat, I was immediately struck by her dogged determination and courage in adversity.

Sian has just received her T-Shirt (pictured) for the event and we wish her well, as she continues her training… battling the elements (storm Ciara etc), preparing for this gruelling challenge!

In a recent press interview, Sian explained that, as part of her fundraising for Severn Hospice in preparation for the London Marathon in April, she has sold memory ribbons dedicating each of her 26 miles to someone’s loved one for a donation.

The ribbons will be tied to her shirt and she said she expects the day to be quite emotional.

“It will be a year and a day since Pat died when I run the marathon,” she said.

“It will be a tribute to such a brave person.”

At the date of writing this post (11th February 2020), Sian is 87% of the way towards her fund-raising target of £2,000. If you’d like to support Sian in this very worthy cause, please go to her Just Giving Page HERE  and make a donation.

Mick (11th February 2020) 

Shanta Gold Acquisition (SHG, 10th Feb 2020)

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Feb 112020
 

Shanta Gold – Acquisition of Kenya Gold Assets

Interesting Developments at Shanta Gold, with the acquisition of kenyan Gold Assets from Barrick Gold Corporation, with Barrick taking a significant stake in SHG as part of the deal…

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As you can see (below), investors are reacting positively…

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Key Metrics

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Mick’s Thoughts

This should be positive for Shanta Gold, provided that the infill testing results confirm the economic viability. It also sets up the interesting possibility that, at some point in the future, Barrick might gobble up (takeover) SHG… especially if gold prices take off!

Note also that the preliminary results for Shanta Gold are due at the end of this month, when we should see the positive impact of recent gold price rises on the H2 (and Full Year) results.

You might also like to refer back to the 2016 post on SHG, which you’ll find HERE!

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

If you have any comments or observations, regarding the above, then please use the contact us form Here.

Mick (11 February 2020)

Passive 5 Portfolio (31st December 2019)

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Jan 162020
 

Passive 5 Portfolio (31st December 2019)

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After 12 months, there is significant difference in performance between the Passive 5 and Active 5 Stock Portfolios (+4.53% – v – +82.94%), as can be seen… showing the benefit of active management!

Mick (16th January 2020)