Magic Markets

The Finance Ghost and Moe-Knows discuss key market trends across stocks, currencies, fixed income, commodities, macroeconomics and geopolitical trends, helping you understand what's going on out there.

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July 29, 2021 00:25:29
Magic Markets #36: Overweight Food

Magic Markets #36: Overweight Food

The quick-service restaurant (QSR) sector has been a clear winner globally under lockdown conditions. When you're worried about catching a virus, a pizza served to your car window is more appealing than a sit-down restaurant. Share prices of companies like Chipotle and Domino's have increased sharply. However, the threat of food delivery apps cannot be ignored, as the value chain in this industry is far from settled. In episode 36 of Magic Markets, hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows) complain about their waistlines while commenting on the restaurant sector and the competitive realities in that space. It's a fun episode with plenty to learn about this important market. ...

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July 22, 2021 00:27:18
Magic Markets #35: Sell-offs and Sell-outs

Magic Markets #35: Sell-offs and Sell-outs

There were some big moves in the market this week, including an interesting situation where both equities and yields dropped in the US. That's an unusual combination and is one of the talking points in Episode 35 of Magic Markets. Hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows) also discuss technical levels and sentiment around Bitcoin, as well as thoughts around knowing when to sell winners. But first, the focus is on the new Satrix Inclusion and Diversity ETF, which supposedly looks at ESG metrics but still manages to include the likes of Sasol and British American Tobacco among the top holdings. Fiercely independent and packed with market insights, Magic Markets is your invitation to be a fly on the wall as the experienced hosts discuss the fascinating world of investments and markets. ...

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July 14, 2021 00:30:01
Magic Markets #34: Riots and Rands

Magic Markets #34: Riots and Rands

Our home country is burning. South Africa is in economic turmoil and lives are being lost. This isn't sensationalist. This is what is happening on the ground, right now. In an incredibly sad week for our beautiful country, we have a heartfelt conversation about the situation and what it means for investors. It's an unpleasant reminder of the importance of creating optionality for yourself and your family. We hope to offer some perspective in dark times. Hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla would like to thank you for making time to listen to us in a week where you are being bombarded with news and analysis. ...

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July 08, 2021 00:25:17
Magic Markets #33: Do Your DiDi

Magic Markets #33: Do Your DiDi

The markets have been all over the place in the past week, with a rollercoaster ride for investors in Chinese tech stocks in particular. Ride-hailing business DiDi has been the catalyst for the latest concerns. In Episode 33 of Magic Markets, The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla chat through some of the companies in their portfolios and the approach they take when sections of the portfolio are under pressure. There's also a reminder that risks aren't always in line with the popular narrative. Although Chinese stocks are being discounted currently, the pending IPO of Robinhood is a perfect example of a risky play that has nothing to do with China. If nothing else, DiDi is a reminder that investors must always do their DD (due diligence) when investing in any company. You can't always see the risks, but the process is important to go through. ...

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July 01, 2021 00:32:51
Magic Markets #32: The ESG Enforcer

Magic Markets #32: The ESG Enforcer

Just Share is a non-profit shareholder activism organisation. The focus is on inequality, climate change, diversity and transformation. Importantly, the approach taken by Just Share is practical and makes absolute economic sense. These are hard-hitting issues that don't just impact the planet and society, but have a significant impact on share portfolios as well. Hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows.com) were thrilled to welcome Tracey Davies as a guest on the show. Tracey is the Executive Director of Just Share and is a recognised subject matter expert on ESG investing. In the longest Magic Markets show thus far, a passionate and insightful discussion unpacked why ESG is so important. This is a must-listen for every investor in the market. ...

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June 24, 2021 00:26:47
Magic Markets #31: Yield Masterclass

Magic Markets #31: Yield Masterclass

Whether you trade bonds or not, the yield curve has an important impact on all the assets in your portfolio. Valuations of shares are significantly impacted by changes in interest rates, driving up- and down-cycles that you don't want to get on the wrong side of, regardless of your stock picking abilities. In Episode 31 of Magic Markets, the hosts kick it up a gear on the technical side, discussing more advanced topics on the yield curve for those who are ready to learn more. The combination of Mohammed Nalla's macro and fixed income insights and The Finance Ghost's experience with equity valuations creates a yield masterclass that you don't want to miss.   ...

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