Emerging Markets

  • Global growth forecasts good for Commodities and Emerging Markets!
  • The International Monetary Fund has increased its global growth forecast to 3.9% for 2018 on the back of US Tax cuts that will most likely stimulate growth. Typically, global growth above 3.5% is a strong catalyst for commodity price growth and emerging markets. SA is still in a honeymoon phase after Ramaphosa's election. The Rand strength and other positive economic results have raised th... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • Emerging Markets given a boost by Jackson Hole - TWO to buy
  • While everyone was looking for clues as to the future of easy monetary policy, both Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi kept mum at Jackson Hole. Both speeches were taken as more dovish, which implies accommodation to continue for longer. This has seen the Rand trade below R13 to the USD, the strongest level for August and the Euro trade at its strongest level against the USD in 30 months. CPI c... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • About the ETN: Deutsche Bank MSCI Emerging Markets TR Index ETN [JSE:DBEMER]
  • Deutsche Bank MSCI Emerging Markets TR Index exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Deutsche Bank MSCI Emerging Markets TR Index ETN Short name: DBEMERETN Ticker: DBEMER Sector: JSE listed notes Five top facts about Deutsche Bank MSCI Emerging Markets TR Index ETN Fact #1: ETNs are de... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • What's going on with the dollar?
  • The US Federal Reserve hasn't raised interest rates since June 2006. That's nine and a half years ago. Last month, chairwoman of the Fed, Janet Yellen, announced the Federal Open Market Committee's decision to delay a rate hike once again due to worries about the global economic recovery. So what does a weaker dollar mean? Let's take a closer look… The dollar fell as US jobs data ... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • The rand hits its best level in two weeks on the back of a weaker dollar
  • Today, the rand clawed back over 1% to trade to its best levels in two weeks. The currency is gaining on the back of a weaker greenback. The dollar is under pressure as traders bet against interest rates rising this year in the US. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… A weaker dollar is good news for the rand The rand rallied against the dollar today thanks to dollar weakn... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • The rand plummets through R12/$ as the US reveals bumper jobs data
  • On Friday, the rand weakened to levels not seen for 13-years. The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, suffered after the release of US non-farm payrolls data, which was better than expected. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand hit levels not seen since 2002 On Friday, the rand plunged almost 2% to trade at R12.0650, reports Fin24. This is its lowes... ››› more
  • [09 March 2015]
  • The rand weakens slightly in anticipation of trade data out later today
  • The rand was trading slightly weaker against the dollar this morning. Traders are waiting for the release of South African trade data that comes out later today. Expectations are that the trade deficit will have increased markedly from September to October. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand weakens but not as much as some of its emerging market counterparts The... ››› more
  • [28 November 2014]
  • The rand strengthens slightly on positive economic growth data
  • Yesterday, the local currency strengthened very slightly against the dollar. This follows the release of local economic growth data covering the second quarter of the year. But the rand has been trading in a tight range. What could be in store for the currency? Let's take a closer look… The rand pulled back before the release of GDP figures On Monday, the rand weakened slightly in... ››› more
  • [27 August 2014]
  • Where the performers are in emerging markets
  • 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
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Where should your money be? In emerging markets or developed markets?
  • 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
  • [25 August 2014]
  • After slowly ticking stronger this week, the rand looks likely to end the week on a high
  • So far this week, the rand has managed to edge higher. The local currency is benefitting from easing geopolitical tensions. And jobs data out of the US gave the rand an unexpected boost. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand… It’s been a good week for the rand The rand is getting closer to its longstanding resistance level of 10.50 to the dollar, says Fin24. The... ››› more
  • [15 August 2014]
  • The rand took a boost from the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision yesterday
  • The rand rallied after Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announced that the monetary policy committee (MPC) decided to keep interest rates unchanged. Some analysts thought the rand would weaken if rates didn't rise, but the opposite was true. Let's take a closer look at what led to the rand's rally… The rand looks set to end the week higher The rand was trading “slightly weaker against ... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • This emerging market profit opportunity will close in July - Don't miss out!
  • The BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are changing the emerging market game. They're developing something that will not only give them more power, but could change the financial world for the better. And you can position yourself for profits today - But only if you act before July! Read on to find out how... How the BRICs will revolutionise the financial world ... ››› more
  • [09 May 2014]
  • South African stocks recover some of Monday's losses
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange made up some of its losses after Monday's dismal performance. On Monday, the local bourse fell over 1%. After a quiet morning on the JSE, the afternoon saw a modest rise. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… Emerging markets are attracting overseas investors again The JSE closed slightly higher yesterday, says Fin24. The rand’s st... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • The rand remains vulnerable as tensions mount between Ukraine and Russia
  • The rand is on shaky ground as investors around the world are on edge over tension between Ukraine and Russia. This is putting pressure on emerging markets and their currencies. Last week, the rand put in its best performance for weeks. And shrugged off news about the larger than forecast trade account deficit. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the local currency… The rand weake... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
  • Ukraine's chaos: Why it's having such a big effect on emerging market economies like ours
  • Unrest in Thailand, Venezuela and Ukraine, as well as precarious governments in Turkey and Argentina have all conspired to give emerging markets a black eye over the last few months. This week the Ukrainian situation took the spotlight as protestors struggled to form some sort of government after the ouster of the former Prime Minister. Here's what's going on and how it's affecting our stock m... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • The South African economy grows to 3.8%
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released the rate of economic growth for the final quarter of 2013. The gross domestic product (GDP) data exceeded the expectations of economists. The lack of strikes over the quarter helped boost growth. Let's take a closer look at what the data reveals… Over the last three months of 2013, the “economy grew by 3.8%,” reports IOL. That’s in comparison to the 0.7% ... ››› more
  • [25 February 2014]
  • Some respite for the rand as it rallies stronger
  • Yesterday, the rand rallied strongly against major currencies after battling to keep close to R11 to the dollar level last week. Helping the rand out was some easing of aversion to emerging markets after unrest in the Ukraine calmed down. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the local currency… This year hasn’t been kind on the rand. It’s lost its battle several times against t... ››› more
  • [25 February 2014]
  • Why the big players are racing into Africa and how you can profit
  • For the last decade, the darlings of the investment world have been the emerging markets. These are the world's big markets like China, India and Brazil. But strangely, the African market has been left out. Some analysts say it's because it takes too much money, time, patience… well, too much everything to make business work in Africa. But times are changing… All of a sudden, the world'... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • The rand continues to lose its battle against the dollar
  • The local currency has been under immense pressure this week on the back of poor sentiment weighing on emerging market currencies. There are also factors closer to home playing a part in the rand's poor performance. Yesterday, reports reveal that a massive fuel hike looks likely at the start of March. And a recent survey suggests that the rand's lack lustre performance in affecting confidence in t... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
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