Where is, the Rand going?
The biggest surprise last week came from the Rand which strengthened another 2,3% against the US Dollar and 3% to the Pound. This put Rand hedge stocks under pressure and the Resources Index fell 2,7%. The JSE Top 40 index was down 1,5%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,8% and the S&P500 1,5%, touching new highs. European markets were firmer but m... ››› more
Admittedly, I expected more movement in the Rand once the cabinet reshuffle was announced. We have a saying that “the Market always knows” which seems to apply in this case.
When Mr. Nene was removed, the Rand fell 8,5% within the first few days and then extended those losses by another 10% a few weeks later. By comparison the Rand has loss only 7% so far, perhaps the Market knew that SA I... ››› more
It's no secret how bad commodities have had it over the past few years. Rock bottom prices means that stocks are also trading at multi-year lows.
So are there investment opportunities in commodity stocks?
Read on to find out…
Why investing in commodity stocks could be a great long term bet
The commodities sector has had it tough. The vast majority of commodity stocks have been und... ››› more
Yesterday, commodity stocks around the globe fell sharply. This came after the World Bank cut its economic global growth forecast.
This weighed heavily on commodity stocks as worries about demand resulted in a massive sell-off hitting the sector.
This dragged the JSE down over 3%.
Let's take a closer look at what happened…
Commodity stocks put severe pressure on the JSE
The pri... ››› more
The resources sector is renowned for its volatility. Resources by their very nature are cyclical. And investing in them isn't for everyone.
But there is a way you can improve your chances of investing in shares that should go on to perform well.
Let's take a closer look at what this is…
How to uncover the next opportunity in the resources market
If you want to successfully invest ... ››› more
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