Dischem Pharmacies Ltd is a leading retail pharmacy operating in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. It’s the second-largest retail pharmacy chain in South Africa, with 184 stores, including 2 in Botswana and 4 in Namibia. In 2016, the chain announced it planned to double its number of outlets through 2021. At that point, one-third of its outlets were under three years old. Dischem sells its products via the internet, has private label products, has a wholesale division, and operates a loyalty program. Dischem offers a variety of products, including: Medicine Supplements Beauty care Toiletries Other health care products Dischem Pharmacy serves self-medication centres, family clinics, and dispensaries in South Africa. About Dischem In 1978, pharmacists Ivan and Lynette Saltzman co-foundedread more
Stock Market Trading Education
Stock market trading education plays a key role in your understanding of the stock, also called equity, markets. This might be a very complex subject to explain and grasp for most newbies. Our goal is to make this learning process easier for all! We will break the learning process down into multiple articles.
Depending on your country you might want to trade the top stocks bundles up in leading Indices.
In South Africa – JSE 40 / SA40
The top 40 shares in South Africa, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
In the United Kingdom – FTSE 100 / UK100
The top 100 shares in the United Kingdom, listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In Germany – DAX 30 / DE30
The top 30 shares in Germany, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
In the United States – NASDAQ 100 / NAS100
Top 100 shares in the United States, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
Indices – Top Bundled Stocks As CFDs
These are some of the major Indices consisting of the top-performing stocks in each country. Naturally, despite your geographical location, you can trade all of these if your broker offers them.
Most of these instruments will be traded as a Contract for Difference (CFD), meaning you do not physically own the stock. You would rather benefit, make a profit or loss, based on the price movement of your chosen asset. The benefit to trading a stock as a CFD is leverage.
Trading stocks/equities on leverage allows you to buy multiple stocks as you are trading on margin. You also have the ability to “short sell” the stock. This can be very beneficial.
We will be covering all of this and more in our Stock Market Trading Education. We’d like to help you on your stock market trading journey.
As a world leader in paper and packaging, Mondi plc contributes towards a better world by producing innovative packaging and paper solutions sustainable by design. As a British multinational packaging and paper group, they have about 26,000 employees and about 100 production sites in over 30 countries and are predominant in Russia, Europe, South Africa, and North America. Mondi has about 26,000 employees and has over 200 years in papermaking. They achieve annually about 6 million tonnes of paper and market pulp production, managing 2.4 million hectares of forests. Mondi has its business integrated across the paper and packaging value chain: from paper and plastic films managing forests and producing pulp developing and manufacturing effective consumer and industrial packaging solutions.read more
Sibanye-Stillwater is a major multinational precious metals mining firm with operations in the United States and Southern Africa, gold operations and prospects in South Africa, and copper, gold, and PGM exploration properties in North and South America. Sibanye-Stillwater increased its first-quarter core earnings by 78 per cent, owing to higher metals prices and greater operational efficiency. High metal prices for Sibanye’s extracted metals, including gold, platinum, palladium, and rhodium, have bolstered profitability in the face of supply interruptions and strong demand. Since its inception in 2013, the Group has developed and diversified to become one of the world’s largest primary producers of platinum, palladium, and rhodium and a top-tier gold producer, ranking third globally in terms of gold-equivalent production. Itread more
Northam Platinum Limited operates in South Africa, Europe, Japan, Asia, and North America, and its business operations involve mining, refining, marketing, and selling platinum group metals and byproducts. The company seeks platinum, palladium, rhodium, gold, iridium, ruthenium, silver, nickel, copper, cobalt, and chrome. It has stakes in the Booysendal mine on the complex’s eastern limb, the Zondereinde mine on the complex’s western limb’s northern limb, and the Eland mine. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. About Northam Platinum Northam Platinum Limited is an independent integrated producer of platinum group metals (PGMs). The company’s operations are divided into two segments: the Zondereinde mine and the Booysendal mine. The company’s metallurgical operations, including a smelter and aread more
Exxaro is one of South Africa’s largest diversified resource firms, with coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous metals, and energy. In November 2006, the company changed its name from Kumba Resources Limited to Exxaro Resources Limited. The company’s headquarters are in Pretoria West, South Africa, and it has facilities and offices throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. About Exxaro Exxaro Resources Limited is a resource company with a diverse portfolio. The company has operations in South Africa, Europe, the Republic of Congo, and the United States. Coal, Energy, Ferrous, TiO2 and Alkali Chemicals, and others are its business segments. The Coal division includes commercial Waterberg and Mpumalanga coal operations, as well as other businesses. LightApp’s equity participation is reflected in the Energyread more
South32 Mining and Metals is a mining and metals company based in Perth, Western Australia. The company’s assets include aluminium, bauxite, energy, and metallurgical coal, and it operates in Australia, South Africa, and South America. South32 also has two development activities in North America and multiple partnerships with junior explorers worldwide, focusing on increasing base metals exposure. About South32 South32 Ltd is a mining and metals company established in Australia. On May 25, 2015, South32 spun off from BHP Billiton. Alumina, aluminium, manganese, silver, zinc, lead, nickel, metallurgical coal (for steelmaking), and thermal coal are all produced. Worsley Alumina, a Western Australian integrated bauxite mine and an alumina refinery, is one of the company’s sectors. It also owns and operatesread more
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited or Implats, is a South African company, owning specific companies that operate mines producing platinum and other platinum group metals, such as copper, nickel, and cobalt. Implats is a leading producer of platinum group metals. Impala mine is its most vital mine in the North West province of South Africa. Implats has mining operations, including Impala Rustenburg, Marula, Impala Canada’s Lac des Iles, ZImplats, Mimosa, and two Rivers. About Implats Implats came into being in 1966 as an associate of Union Corporation, which established a platinum mine in Rustenburg, with a capacity of over 100,000 oz. per year. In 1968, an area covering around 27,000 acres, which the Bafokeng Tribe owned, was given to the Implatsread more
Richemont, a family-spirited group in South Africa, is the owner of prestigious Maisons, which engages in the designing, manufacturing, and distributing luxury goods. Richemont manufactures and sells jewellery, watches, clothing, leather goods, pens, and accessories. Richemont is known for its excellence and is distinguished by craftsmanship and creativity. Each of the Maisons and businesses have their managing team for generating designs, developing products, manufacturing, and selling the products. About Richemont Richemont was founded by a South African businessman, Johann Rupert, in 1988. Richemont is a Switzerland-based luxury goods company. The company encompasses some of the well-known names in the luxury industry, including A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, Chloé, Van Arpels & Cleef, Panerai, Dunhill, and Montblanc. In 2000, the threeread more
Woolworth Holdings Limited (WHL) is enlisted on JSE Limited Securities Exchange (JSE). WHL is one of the top 40 companies listed on the JSE Limited Securities Exchange. WHL has a strong market share in Australia, Newzeland and sub- subharan Africa. About WHL Max Sonnenberg established the first Woolworths store in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. What made Woolworths different from its competitors was its dynamic policies which attracted customers. As a result, after three years, he opened a second branch, and this time it was in Durban. After one year of opening its second branch, he opened two branches in Elizabeth and Johannesburg. In 2000, Woolworths started a joint venture with Barclays Bank and started Woolworths Financial Services, whoseread more
RMB Holdings (JSE: RMH) is a South African investment holding company. It has an investment strategy that focuses on property investments. Promising stability positions itself as a valuable asset for shareholders by keeping track of potential risks to ensure the preservation of the capital and prevention of loss. About RMB Holdings RMB Holdings (JSE: RMH) was founded more than 40 years ago by GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar, and Paul Harris, all successful business tycoons of South Africa. In 1993, the shares were officially listed on the JSE. The listing paved the way for joining in investment with the founders of FirstRand. RMB Holdings expanded its investment strategy and included property investment business. On June 29, 2020, RMB Holdings unbundled itsread more