South African Stock Market

  • Why I'm calling a buy on the JSE, even though many call it expensive
  • “The JSE is too expensive, rather buy these offshore stocks”, if read this headline, and variations of it many times in the past year. Yet, my Red Hot Penny Shares readers would've banked an average gain on shares we sold of 22.21% in 2016. Whilst there are still calls to drop the JSE and put your money elsewhere I am optimistic. I believe 2017 can be just as good, or better, than ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • The JSE rallies as Assore soars nearly 30%
  • Following the release of the US Federal Reserve's statement last night, the dollar's recent rally came to an end. This gave commodities a boost during the course of the day. Resource and mining stocks were the best performers, with Assore adding nearly a third to its share price. Let's take a closer look at what went on… Assore climbed 29.58% Mining firm Assore [JSE:ASR] rose a st... ››› more
  • [19 March 2015]
  • The JSE ebbs lower in spite of a stellar performance by Steinhoff
  • Yesterday, stocks on South Africa's bourse closed in the red. The main contributor to the fall was a poor performance by mining stocks. One stock that performed well was Steinhoff. It rallied strongly after announcing a deal to take over Pepkor. Let's take a closer look at what went on… Steinhoff closed 4.5% higher The JSE ended in negative territory under the weight of some minin... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • The JSE tumbles following overseas markets lower
  • Shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange took a slide yesterday, mirroring the performance of global markets. Not helping the JSE was a heavy fall by Naspers. Its share price took a knock as its Chinese investment Tencent continues to slide. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell over 1% The JSE slid yesterday shadowing “a broad-based sell-off across... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • The JSE end the week slightly higher as US jobs data misses the mark
  • Stocks on the JSE finished the week slightly higher. The market was quiet before the release of the US Department of Labour's non-farm payrolls data. It came in slightly less than forecast. This led investors to relax slightly with hopes that the US Federal Reserve won't speed up reducing its stimulus programme or raise interest rates quickly. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE o... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
  • The JSE hits a record high for the second day on the trot
  • Today, the JSE booked another record close after hitting record highs yesterday. Good performances from mining shares helped push the local bourse higher. Fuelling mining shares higher were higher commodity prices. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE today… Mining shares performed well The JSE entered the record books for the “second day in a row,” says Fin24. Shares in... ››› more
  • [02 April 2014]
  • Global markets feel the strain as worries over growth heighten
  • The JSE kicked off today on the back foot as markets in the US and the east saw large falls across the board. There are worries that economic growth in the world's biggest economies is ebbing. This is having a knock-on effect to other markets and it's dragging the JSE with it. Let's take a closer look at what's troubling markets… This morning, the JSE’s Top 40 Index fell heavily, “sending ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • The JSE creeps higher, but platinum stocks were under pressure
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange managed to end Friday's session slightly higher. But weighing down on the local bourse was two platinum constituents of the Top 40 Index. Fears about Zimbabwe's recent ultimatum continued to weigh down these shares. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE on Friday… The JSE ended pretty flat, but in positive territory on Friday, says IOL. This as ... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • The JSE retreats for the second day running
  • Monday saw the Johannesburg Stock Exchange close lower. After starting the year off on a high, the local bourse has tumbled in the subsequent two trading days. The pullback appears to be down to some profit taking by investors. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell yesterday “declining for the second straight session,” says IOL. Investors took profits... ››› more
  • [07 January 2014]
  • The JSE takes a big tumble as jitters return
  • Yesterday, the JSE fell hard. Jitters have returned to world markets about when the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will start to taper its $85 billion a month stimulus programme. And with these jitters comes a reaction to cash in and run. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE… Shares on the JSE “suffered their biggest daily drop in almost six months” yesterday, reports Fin24. Gold... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • The JSE tumbles as fears start to grow over the US stimulus programme
  • Yesterday, the JSE fell hard as investors' fears grow over when the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will begin to taper its $85 billion a month stimulus programme. Global markets also felt the pressure. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The South African stock market fell 1.7%, says Fin24. The local bourse’s “heavyweights [were] hit by a global market sell-off on con... ››› more
  • [04 December 2013]
  • Bad news knocks the JSE
  • Yesterday, South Africa's stock market fell after bad news hit the JSE. The release of poorer than forecast economic growth figures for the third quarter hit investor confidence. And media giant Naspers tumbled after warning of weaker earnings ahead. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… Stock fell yesterday “as Naspers tumbled after the high flying internet firm sa... ››› more
  • [27 November 2013]
  • The JSE finishes the week firmly higher
  • The JSE finished its last trading day of the week posting decent gains for the day. The local bourse saw a boost towards the end of the week with Janet Yellen's, the woman set to take over as chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, comments about the US stimulus programme continuing. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE on Friday… The JSE closed in positive territory on Friday, ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2013]
  • The JSE sheds 1.8% following global markets down
  • Yesterday was a bad day on the JSE. The local bourse struggled as various factors played against it. Emerging markets are feeling the pressure of a looming cut to the US's stimulus programme. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell yesterday “in line with a wider emerging market sell-off,” reports Fin24. With doubts over when the US Federal Reserve will... ››› more
  • [14 November 2013]
  • The JSE drops on strong US jobs data
  • On Friday, the JSE fell heavily as the US released better than expected jobs data for October. The local bourse felt the strain as the dollar gained momentum. It was a bad day across the board, but the miners felt the hit of a stronger greenback. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE on Friday… The JSE fell “to a two week closing low on Friday,” reports I Net Bridge. This fo... ››› more
  • [11 November 2013]
  • The JSE pulls back ending its record run
  • The JSE dipped slightly yesterday. This after a week that's seen the local bourse storm strongly higher. Truworths, along with other retailers, plummeted after releasing a less than favourable trading update. But the miners continued to shine. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE “fell for the first day in five trading sessions,” reports IOL. Retailers ha... ››› more
  • [08 November 2013]
  • The JSE goes against the grain and scales to new highs
  • For the second day on the trot, the JSE closed at record levels yesterday. The local bourse benefitted from a weak rand, which boosted the mining rich bourse. The JSE edged higher as other major stock markets fell into negative territory. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE “scaled record closing peaks for the second straight session,” reports Fin24. Pla... ››› more
  • [06 November 2013]
  • The JSE gets the week off to a great start, hitting new record highs
  • Yesterday, yet again, the JSE closed in record territory. Despite the local bourse only edging up slightly, it was enough to hit the record books once again. But, with such a string of record finishes under its belt, how much longer can this continue? Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE crept up slightly higher yesterday, “booking another record finish,”... ››› more
  • [05 November 2013]
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