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
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.
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
Sanlam has developed leading consumer internet insurance companies that enhance people’s capabilities and enrich society through international operations and general insurance products in South African markets with long-term growth potential. Sanlam was founded in 1918 and had a long history. Over the years, the group has evolved from a traditional insurance company to a diversified financial service provider with local and international businesses. About Sanlam Sanlam (JSE: SLM) is a South African financial services group based in Belleville, Western Cape, South Africa. It is the largest insurance company in Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg share exchange, Namibia shares exchange, and A2x. a life insurance company founded in 1918, Sanlam group has developed into a diversified financial services company.read 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
Investec is a dual-listed Anglo-south African group for wealth managing and banking listed with the London stock exchange (LSE: INVP) and Johannesburg stock exchanges (JSE: INL). It provides financial products and services to its customers infused with a personal and friendly approach. It is also a top-ranked African company that is highly rated for its sales and research analytical approach. About Investec Investec was established in 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and in 1992 it entered in London stock exchange. It dual-listed itself with Johannesburg and London stock exchanges in 2002. It has its headquarters in South Africa and also in London, United Kingdom. It is today’s valuable company which employs almost 8,700 people. Allan Gray Limited is a companyread more
Anglo American is a global mining corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom. Its headquarters are located in Johannesburg, South Africa. AGL is the world’s largest producer of platinum, accounting for nearly 40% of global production, and is listed as the 274th largest public company in the world by Forbes Global 2000. AGL is also a major producer of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore, metallurgical, and thermal coal. The company is operating all over the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. About Anglo American A Jewish German émigré, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, founded the Anglo-American Corporation (AAC) in 1917 in Johannesburg. This company received its name with financial backing from the American bank J.P. Morgan & Co., andread 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
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
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA / NV, popularly known as AB InBev, is an international brewing and beverage company based in Leuven, Belgium. AB InBev has a global functional management office in New York and regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, London, St. Petersburg, Louis, Mexico, Bremen, Johannesburg, and others. The range includes around 630 types of beer in 150 countries around the world. About AB InBev AB InBev (JSE: ANH) was founded after the Belgian and Brazilian breweries InBev took over the American brewery Anheuser-Busch through the merger of AmBev and Interbrew. Interbrew was founded in 1987 from the merger of two of the largest Belgian breweries: Artois and Piedboeuf. The Artois Brewery, formerly known as Den Hoorn, was founded in 1366.read 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