Magic Markets #14: Fiscal Cockroach

Episode 14 February 25, 2021 00:26:12
Magic Markets #14: Fiscal Cockroach
Magic Markets
Magic Markets #14: Fiscal Cockroach
/

Show Notes

The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla take their signature unconventional approach to Budget Speech 2021. 

Despite all the challenges, South Africa somehow manages to find a way to get through. Dubbing South Africa the "Fiscal Cockroach" - a term of endearment in case you aren't sure - the hosts take a balanced approach to the opportunities and risks facing the country.   

Listen to Episode 14 of Magic Markets for the budget insights that you won't hear anywhere else.

Other Episodes

Episode 74

May 04, 2022 00:31:58
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #74: Ukraine - a view from Eastern Europe

Andries Retief is a South African living in Poland who runs DHL’s Central and Eastern Europe business. This gives him incredible insights into the global supply chain challenges that are plaguing so many businesses and industries at the moment. It also puts him right at the coalface of the war in Ukraine, with Polish borders having been opened to millions of Ukrainian refugees. In this podcast, we bring you these insights and so many more, covering a broad variety of topics including geopolitical issues in Europe. Every crisis brings both heartache and opportunity and this one is no different, with the human spirit clear to see in both the hospitality shown to Ukrainians as well as the growth potential for Poland. With a number of JSE-listed companies holding investments in the region, these insights are important for local investors. ...

Listen

Episode 17

March 18, 2021 00:26:24
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #17: Trading the Scandals

Corporate governance failures. Frauds. Accounting misstatements. A “hole in the balance sheet” – unfortunately, these breakdowns in trust happen on the market. When they do, the repercussions are severe not just for shareholders in the company in question, but potentially for the market as a whole. Have you noticed that JSE corporates are doing fewer acquisitions in exchange for shares these days? Mr Price just bought Yuppiechef for over R400m in cold, hard cash. Before the Steinhoff era, entrepreneurs were more inclined to accept shares in listed companies in exchange for their businesses. Those days are gone. What impact do the likes of Greensill and Wirecard have on their respective industries? How can investors and traders spot scandals and take advantage of them? Tongaat Hulett. EOH. This episode is packed with commentary by hosts The Finance Ghost and Moe-Knows on the companies that previously dominated the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Episode 17 of Magic Markets is brought to you by Elite Risk Acceptances. Visit the Elite Risk website for bespoke insurance cover for wealthy individuals. Elite Risk Acceptances is part of the Old Mutual Group of companies. ...

Listen

Episode 93

September 14, 2022 00:25:14
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #93: Macro Markets Mayhem

The US CPI print was slightly different to market expectations, though you would never say so based on the mayhem that ensued. The sell-off was brutal, hitting tech stocks the hardest. Risky assets (like the rand) also took a knock. In this episode, we discuss macroeconomic concepts not just around inflation in the US, but also around China and Europe. For bonus points, we also touch on South African companies that have exposure to Europe. Magic Markets is your invitation to be part of the dealing room conversations that are usually closed off from public ears. Join us and learn! ...

Listen