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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • What makes the forex market move?
  • If you want to trade forex, you need to understand the forces that move the market and make the value of currencies change. By knowing this, you'll be in a better position to trade profitably. Let's take a closer look… Supply and demand drives the forex market Like all financial markets, the main factor driving the forex market is supply and demand. When one currency is in more de... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • The rand bounces stronger as markets recover
  • After plunging at the start of the week, the rand has managed to recover to trade close to R13 to the dollar. On Monday, chaos struck global markets. This sent the local currency reeling, but the worries over China's economy seem to be abating for now. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Worries about China remain, but the rand could strengthen further This morning, the ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • Introduction to forex trading: What you need to know to get started
  • If you're completely new to trading or already trade stocks, the forex market may appeal. The largest financial market in the world trades 24 hours a day, five days a week. And it offers traders plenty of profit opportunities. If you're interested in giving forex trading a go, you'll need to know more about how it works… The basics of forex trading Forex trading involves trading ... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • The rand plunges to a record low as financial markets worry over growth in China
  • This morning, the rand fell sharply against the dollar. At one stage it traded through R14. The latest bout of weakness for the local currency comes as concerns continue to mount over growth in China, the world's second largest economy. This has knocked commodities down and led to large drops in global stock markets. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand hits R14 t... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Keep an eye on this commodity currency and get ready to profit from its recovery
  • You'll know that commodity prices are down and the dollar has been on a strong run. These factors spell doom for the Canadian dollar over the past few years. And they've helped push the Canadian dollar to hit an 11-year low against the greenback. But the Canadian dollar could have been through its worse and be getting ready to rally. Read on to find out more and how you can prepare yourse... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • The rand retreats but remains under pressure after breaching R13/$
  • Yesterday, the rand fell to a level not seen since December 2001. The local currency traded through R13/$. The rand has pulled back slightly, but remains under severe pressure as China continues to show signs of a slowdown. If the US Federal Reserve puts off a hike in interest rates, it may help the local unit out over the longer term. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what ... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • The rand is almost touching R13 to the dollar
  • The rand has weakened yet again, taking it to sit just off R13 to the greenback. Any move weaker will see it breach the key level. So what's behind this latest depreciation in the rand? Let's take a closer look… The rand bounced then fell again The rand came under pressure this morning following signs of strength in the currency last night. Last night, minutes from the latest ... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]


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