This week is full of event risk; the US interest rates announcement, the market expects a 25-basis point increase, with an 85% probability, US and North Korea summit, US CPI, UK unemployment, ECB committee meeting and Italian policy uncertainty.
All of these could push investors towards less risky assets in developed markets.
Short term traders should focus on Rand sensitive shares as volati... ››› more
It's easy to chuck all emerging markets into the same pot, but the fact is, these markets perform very differently to one another.
There are some emerging markets that have limped along of late, whilst others have put in astonishing performances.
Let's take a closer look at how emerging markets have performed and what to look for if you want to invest…
Overall emerging markets have l... ››› more
Have you ever wondered how emerging markets, like South Africa, compare to the performance of developed markets like the UK and the US?
If you look at the last ten years, emerging markets have been the place for your money to be. The performance of these markets has comfortably beaten their developed counterparts.
So what does the future hold? Are emerging markets set to continue to perform?... ››› more
For years all the talk in the investment circles has been about the emerging markets.
But for 2014, the game has changed… This year, you need to put your money into developed markets. And in particular, you need to be investing in Europe.
Your developed market returns could be so good this year, even the $575 billion, China Investment Corporation is betting big on these markets.
Here's ... ››› more
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