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  • The rand's volatility is likely to continue ahead of a strew of economic data releases
  • Last week, the rand hit new lows against the dollar and the euro. The local currency has started this week off slightly stronger, but with a mass of economic data releases due out, volatility is sure to remain. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Speculation over US interest rates will continue to dominate As the rand clawed back some of its losses against the dollar, the... ››› more
  • [28 September 2015]
  • Why it could be the perfect time to buy the Australian dollar
  • Over the past year, the Australian dollar shed 25% against the US dollar. But just lately, the Australian dollar has started to recover some of those losses. It's started an uptrend against the greenback. So if it worth buying? Let's take a closer look… The case for buying the Australian dollar The ideal set up for a long trading opportunity is: The asset it cheap; ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • After a brief relief rally, the rand suffers as traders seek safety
  • Last Thursday, the US Federal Reserve announced it was keeping interest rates on hold again. The rand and other emerging market currencies responded well to the news as the dollar weakened. But after hitting a three week high, the rand is once again on the back foot as speculation grows again about when the Fed will in fact raise rates. Let's take a closer look… The rand couldn’... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • The rand greets the Fed's decision well
  • Last night saw the release of the much anticipated statement from the US Federal Reserve about what it was going to do with interest rates. After much speculation, the Fed decided to keep rates unchanged again. Stock markets fell on the news, but there has been some respite for the rand. Let's take a closer look… The rand weakened before the Fed’s announcement Before the Fed... ››› more
  • [18 September 2015]
  • The rand could be in recovery mode by the end of the year
  • The rand has continued its volatile path, but has found some stability well below R14 to the dollar after trading through the key level earlier in the week. So what's going on with the rand? And what could the future hold for the currency? Let's take a closer look… The rand’s had a roller coaster week This morning, the rand weakened slightly before the release “of a slew of Ch... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • How you can profit from the powerful downward trend in commodity currencies
  • Commodity currencies are the currencies of countries which have a heavy reliance on commodities. This could be raw materials or natural resources they export. The South African rand is a commodity currency, with the SA economy relying heavily on the export of its mined resources. Commodity currencies have been under immense pressure. So what are the world's major commodity currencies? And... ››› more
  • [10 September 2015]
  • Struggling to make money from forex trading? Here's the solution…
  • If you've tried making money out of the forex market and failed, don't give up. There's a way you can make thousands of rand a month from trading the forex market part-time. Read on to find out how you can do it… How to make money trading forex Making money from trading forex doesn’t mean devoting every waking hour to what’s happening on the forex markets. You can do it by ... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • The rand plunges to new record lows as Chinese shares sink again
  • After starting off the week on the back foot, pressure hasn't let up on the rand. Yesterday, the local currency traded through R14 to the dollar, a new record low against the greenback. So what's going on with the rand? Why is it continuing to fall? Let's take a look… The rand hits R14 to the dollar By late afternoon yesterday, the rand hit R14.0175 go the dollar, says Fin24. T... ››› more
  • [08 September 2015]
  • The Reserve Bank won't intervene as the rand continues its slide to R14/$
  • The rand has kicked off the week weaker than its close on Friday. The currency has been under immense pressure over the past few weeks. Over the weekend, the governor of the Reserve Bank said it won't step in to stem the currency's losses. The rand has weakened again this morning and is getting close to R14 to the greenback. Let's take a closer look… The rand weakens further Th... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
  • The rand bows to economic pressures in the build up to the release of US jobs numbers
  • The rand hit the skids again yesterday. The release of business confidence data along with the purchasing managers index (PMI) showed the SA economy is struggling to grow. And later today, the US will release its non-farm payrolls. This is adding further pressure to the rand. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand is feeling the heat Yesterday, the rand traded th... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]
  • The rand picks up but remains vulnerable to offshore developments
  • Last week saw the rand plummeting as worries over growth in China's economy hit global markets, but the local currency has managed to settle down this week. But risks still remain that could send the rand weaker again. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand has pulled back some of last week’s losses Yesterday, the rand benefitted from some weakness in the dollar, ... ››› more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • Why you must control your risks with forex trading or face losing it all
  • Trading the forex market can be very lucrative. But as with trading all geared instruments, there are risks. And these risks mean losing money. One of the most important aspects of forex trading is risk management. If you ignore it, chances are you're not going to be trading for very long. So why is risk management so important? And how can you limit your risks when trading forex? Read on... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Your quick start guide to trading forex
  • If you want to start trading forex, there are a few things you need to do before you can get started. Trading forex is all about speculating on the value of one currency rising or falling against the value of another currency. Currencies always trade in pairs. So if you're eager to get started trading forex, read on… Deciding what currencies you want to trade If you want to trade ... ››› more
  • [28 August 2015]

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