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Weekly Markets Update | EP 8: EAPC, KPLC and Unga Financials, A Net Selling Position by Foreign Investors, What to Expect from Banks Results and The Inflation
Kenya Power's rising financial costs are expected to be higher in FY2021. Its operating expenses for FY2020 ate up all its gross profit.
We are still watching how EAPC's restructuring will mean for the company but hopes are low whereas there is hope for the long term prospects for Unga Limited despite blows from higher commodity prices and high finance costs. Foreign investors are taking a net selling position on counters such as KCB and Equity, awaiting the financials in March following the impact of COVID-19 on Non-Performing Loans.
We Are Curious EP 7| The NMG Buyback, Spotify's Debut in Kenya, the Australian Media Law and the Curious Case of the Coinbase Direct Listing
In this episode, the squad discusses KenGen, KPLC and Unga Limited's results and discusses what the Nation Media Group 10% ordinary share buyback means for investors. NMG's paywalled platform is still in its early stages, with a lot of room to grow to offer sustainable revenue. The Bank of Ghana's sandbox will benefit startups in the country, opening a window for players in the blockchain, and by extension, cryptocurrency to test innovations. There are high hopes for the Coinbase Direct Listing, which is expected to attract investors, given it will be the only listed crypto platform. However, the share faces volatility risks from bitcoin price fluctuations.
Equiti CEO Brian Myers on the Status of Financial Literacy in Africa, Understanding Interest and Navigating Borrowing
The crux of financial literacy in Kenya and Africa will be when organizations use the widespread internet and mobile penetration to educate young people on creating financial freedom, understanding taxes and fees and exploring different avenues of investment. Brian Myers and Hisa CEO Eric Asuma talk about harnessing social media to grow financial literacy, navigating high risk and high return investments and handling compound interest and debt.
Weekly Markets Update | EP 7: Rising Equity Turnover, EABL's Slight Decline, BAT Gains and Dividends, and Kenya Re Hold Recommendations.
In this episode, Hisa Chief Financial Analyst Felix Ochieng discusses the performance of different Indices, global markets, and top counters for the previous week. Equity turnover rose by 21.69%, with KSh 2.47 billion worth of stock traded last week, while the bond market fell by 22.1% with KSh 17.37 billion worth of bonds traded. NASI gained about 0.93%, closing the week at 165.55 bp, the all-share index fell by 0.07%, closing at 1888 bp, while the NSE 25 gained by 0.73%, closing at 3638.57 bp. The gains in NSE 25 and NASI is because of activity, such as declines in EABL by 2.29% due to upward market correction.
BAT's gained 14.06% following the 2020 results and the 34.3% YoY increase in dividend
Sameer topped the gainers list, gaining 20% in price activity, closing at Ksh 3.60.
NBV YTD gains stand at 8.4%, declining 10% last week.
Gold faced downward pressure because of gains in counters like Bitcoin.
Genghis and Faida Investment maintains its long term hold on Kenya Re.
We Are Curious EP 6| COVID-19 Vaccine, Africans Appointed to Lead Global Organizations, Brain Drain, Crypto Acceptance and the Curious Case of Tidjane Thiam
In this episode, the squad and guests talk about the ongoing vaccine roll out in Africa and how governments tackled the pandemic from different fronts, what it means to have Africans leading multilateral bodies, the concept of brain drain in the continent, the averseness of African governments towards cryptocurrencies at a time where corporates are accepting it as an asset class and SPACs.
Derivatives | Episode Two: Types of Derivatives Contracts, The Difference Between Equities and Derivatives, and Making Money Through Derivatives
In this episode, Rufus Gitau discusses the different type of derivatives including forward contracts, futures, options, and swap contracts. Rufus points out the difference between trading derivatives and equities, and how individuals can make money through derivatives through the two-way market, when the market goes up or down.
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