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
Stock Market Trading
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 stock as a CFD is the leverage aspect.
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.
Standard Bank Limited is a South African financial services conglomerate that is Africa’s largest lender in terms of assets. Standard Bank Centre, the company’s corporate headquarters, is located on Simmonds Street in Johannesburg. Standard Bank Group is the industry leader in Sub-Saharan banking via approximately 700 locations. Its home country provides a wide range of retail and commercial banking, corporate and investment banking, investment management, and life insurance services. About Standard Bank The bank’s history can be traced back to 1862 when a group of businessmen led by leading South African politician John Paterson founded a bank in London under the name Standard Bank of British South Africa. The bank began operations in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1863, andread more
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
The Bidvest Group Limited (also known as the Bidvest Group or simply Bidvest) is a South African service, trading, and distribution firm. The company organizes itself into seven domestic segments: automotive, commercial, electrical, financial services, freight, office and print, and services. Globally, the company operates Bidvest Foodservice, and the majority of this revenue comes from the United Kingdom, followed by, in order, Australasia, Europe, and emerging markets. About Bidvest The Bidvest Limited is an international investment holding company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Industrial – Support Service sector, with subsidiaries listed on the London, Australian, and Luxembourg stock exchanges. Brian Joffe founded the Group in 1988, and in 1990, it was listed on the Johannesburgread more
Steinhoff International retails, sources, and manufactures general merchandise and household goods in Europe, Australasia, United Kingdom, and Africa. There integrated retail divisions include: Automotive dealerships in South Africa – provides various pre-owned and new vehicles, insurance, parts, servicing, and accessories General merchandise – focuses on footwear and clothing, homeware, and footwear Household goods – homeware retail businesses and furniture Its property portfolio is a critical strategic component in securing store networks and relevant infrastructure for its integrated retail businesses. About Steinhoff Founded in 1964 in Germany, Steinhoff relocated their headquarters to South Africa in 1998 to benefit from low production costs. That same year, Steinhoff International first got listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and has grown and diversifiedread more
Nedbank (JSE: NED) is a financial services company in South Africa offering wholesale and retail banking, insurance, and asset management. Nedbank Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nedbank Group. About Nedbank The bank was established in 1888 in Amsterdam as Nederlandsche Bank en Credietvereeniging voor Zuid-Afrika (“Dutch Bank and Credit Union for South Africa”). The bank opened an office on Church Street in Pretoria, South Africa, in the same year. The company was renamed as Nederlandsche Bank voor Zuid-Afrika (“Dutch Bank for South Africa”). The bank expanded in 1906 and opened an office in London. Nedbank’s main market is South Africa. Nedbank also operates in six other African countries (SADC) through subsidiaries and banks in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe,read more
British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is a multinational corporation based in the United Kingdom that produces and sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other nicotine products. The business was founded in 1902 and is based in London, England. By market share, BAT is the world’s second-largest publicly traded tobacco company (after Philip Morris International). The company produces over 5,300 billion cigarettes a year, which are distributed in over 200 markets in over 50 countries. About British American Tobacco British American Tobacco is a holding company. The business is a multi-category consumer goods company that sells cigarettes and nicotine. Vapour, tobacco heating products (THP), modern oral products such as tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and conventional oral products such as snus and moist snuff areread 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
Prosus (JSE: PRX) is a multinational consumer internet company and one of the world’s largest technology investors. Prosus develops leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich societies by operating and investing internationally in markets with long-term growth potential. About Prosus Naspers owns Prosus, which became Europe’s largest listed consumer internet company when it floated on the Amsterdam stock exchange in September at a valuation of more than €100 billion. Nasper is one of Africa’s most profitable businesses, owning the South African media conglomerate Media24 as well as the online retailer Takealot. Naspers was founded in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1915 to produce a Dutch-language newspaper. In the 1960s, it expanded into book publishing, and in the 1980s, itread more
BHP is one of the most renowned mining companies around the world. The company has been doing extraction and processing of minerals of various kinds. Along with maintaining a staff of nearly 80,000 employees across the globe, BHP operates not just in the Americas and Australia but also in several parts of Asia and Europe. About BHP The Broken Hill Proprietary Company (BHP) was established on 16 July 1885 in a town famous for mining, situated in Silverton, New South Wales. Up till 2017, BHP was the world’s biggest mining organization, in view of market capitalization, and was listed as Melbourne’s third-biggest organization by income. BHP Billiton was properly formed in 2001 through the consolidation of the Australian Broken Hillread more