The trend is your friend
A BULL MARKET is defined (by me) as new highs for indices, good news celebrated and bought while bad news is ignored and generally positive prospects for the economy. The US f its all three and while most only really sit up and notice when the new highs are made, the US has been in a bull for a while.
So how does one profit from the US bull market? The easiest is the Deutsche Bank ETF issued over the MSCI USA. This index has around 600 US stocks in it and is recognised as a barometer of the US economy. Fur- ther, it is traded locally on the JSE in rand, making it easy to buy and sell.
The point about rand is important as well, with US markets looking stronger, I suspect many global asset managers will no longer look to markets such as ours for their yield, meaning less foreign currency inflows into SA and hence the rand is less likely to strengthen much from around the R9/$ level. This further helps the DBXUS as rand weakness takes some shine off the returns.