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  • Get your budget ready for another Eskom price hike
  • If you're celebrating that we're almost through winter and had no load-shedding, I have some bad news for you. You and I might have had an “uninterrupted” power supply this winter but it's going to cost our pockets, big time! According to an article in the City Press newspaper this weekend, “The economy is set for a shock from the combined blows of Eskom's move to hike the cost of tw... ››› more
  • [12 July 2016]
  • South Africa will know its ratings fate on Friday - Here's what it means for you
  • Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings agencies is expected to give their verdict on the country's rating by the end of this week. The financial analysts at FSPInvest believe that a downgrade to junk status is inevitable. Even if this doesn't happen this month, it will happen before the end of 2016. Here's what will happen to the economy and your investment portfolio if the downgrade does happ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2016]
  • Trading calendar 30 November to 4 December 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Monday’s consumer inflation data out of Germany; Tuesday’s PM... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • Producer inflation jumps higher as food prices rise
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its producer inflation data for October. The data showed that the rise was mostly due to climbing food prices. This data could indicate that a jump higher in consumer inflation could be on the cards. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation rises to 4.2%   Producer inflation, as measured by the producer price ind... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • Consumer inflation ticks higher in line with expectations
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for October, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI). Over the period, inflation rose slightly. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation comes in at 4.7% for October   On a year-on-year basis, consumer inflation rose 0.1% from September to 4.7% in October, reports Fin24. On a mon... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • The rand waits for the next telling bit of economic data out of the US…
  • After weakening to a new low against the dollar yesterday, this morning the rand picked up slightly. But the local currency is waiting for the release of inflation data from the US later today. This could give further clues as to whether the US Federal Reserve will hike rates next month. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Traders are focusing on what’s going to happen wi... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • Trading calendar 16 to 20 November 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on:   Monday’s gross domestic product data out of Japan; Tuesday... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Trading calendar 9 to 13 November 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on:   Tuesday’s financing and consumer inflation data out of China; ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Producer inflation rises on the back of higher food prices
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its producer inflation figures for September. The data showed a slight rise in the key economic indicator compared to the same period last year. Yet lower fuel prices helped to offset a larger rise. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Producer inflation rose to 3.6% Producer inflation, as measured by the producer price index (PPI... ››› more
  • [29 October 2015]
  • No change to consumer inflation in September
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. The key economic indicator, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), showed no change from August. Let's take a closer look… Consumer inflation remains at 4.6% South Africa’s rate of consumer inflation remained unchanged at 4.6% last month on a year-on-year basis, reports IOL. But looking at the ... ››› more
  • [21 October 2015]
  • Trading calendar 19 to 23 October 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar. It contains important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Monday’s economic growth data out of China; Wednesday’s int... ››› more
  • [19 October 2015]
  • The rand has R13 to the dollar in its sights
  • Yesterday, the rand came incredibly close to trading under R13 to the dollar. But data out of the US put an end to the currency's rally. So could the rand break through the key level today? Let's take a closer look… Better US consumer inflation data ended the rand’s rally This morning, the rand “ended a recent rally after stronger than expected US inflation data lifted the dol... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • A weaker dollar is music to the rand's ears
  • The dollar has taken a turn weaker as there is a growing belief that the US Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates this year. This has been good news for emerging market currencies, including the rand, and stocks. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The rand is rallying stronger Yesterday, the rand gained the most “in almost a week” after feeling the pressure on T... ››› more
  • [15 October 2015]
  • Trading calendar 12 to 16 October 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Tuesday’s consumer inflation data out of the UK and economic sentiment ... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • Trading calendar 28 September to 2 October 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Monday’s personal consumption data out of the US; Tuesday’s con... ››› more
  • [28 September 2015]
  • Consumer inflation eases slightly in August thanks to a lower oil price
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for last month. The consumer price index (CPI) showed that inflation eased slightly on an annual basis. The upward pressures on inflation have subsided thanks to a lower oil price, which led to lower fuel prices. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation comes in at 4.6% for August Consumer i... ››› more
  • [23 September 2015]
  • Chances are the Reserve Bank will keep interest rates unchanged
  • Tomorrow afternoon, the South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee meeting will conclude. Will the committee decide to hike rates or will it keep then unchanged? Let's take a look… Interest rates may rise in November Thanks to the US Federal Reserve keeping its interest rates unchanged last Thursday, it looks likely that the Reserve Bank will follow its lead, reports F... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • Trading calendar 21 to 25 September 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Thursday’s durable goods orders out of the US; and Friday’s consu... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • Trading calendar 14 to 18 September 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Tuesday’s consumer inflation data out of the UK and retail sales data o... ››› more
  • [14 September 2015]
  • Trading calendar 7 to 11 September 2015
  • Here is this week's trading calendar with the important data releases and announcements you need to know about. On the calendar below, yellow highlights the most important announcements. These releases have the biggest potential to move the market and stop you out of trades… Traders should keep an eye on: Tuesday’s economic growth data out of the EU; Wednesday’s inter... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
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