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  • Is it now time to bail on JSE listed stocks for good?
  • The JSE is down 3.95% for the past three months, 5.13% in the past six and we're only up 8% over the past three years. With politics the way they are and the performance of the South African economy many investors are asking whether they should bail on SA listed stocks for good. I'll give you my take on the situation now, let's first have a look at the facts: SA’s economy is already... ››› more
  • [16 October 2019]
  • The JSE just made a R100 billion error
  • Until Sunday 24 July 2016, economists, local and international investors were investing under a false notion that foreign investors bought South African equities to the value of nearly R100 billion. Economists were mostly baffled by the figures being reported by the JSE. They could not understand why so many investors were buying up such a large portion of South African listed companies. Some ... ››› more
  • [27 July 2016]
  • The US economy contracts for the first time in three years
  • Earlier today, the US's Commerce Department released its gross domestic product figures (GDP) for the first quarter of the year. The data showed that for the first time in three years, the economy shrank. Let's take a closer look at what led to a contraction in the economy… US GDP for the first quarter was -1% Today, US GDP data came out worse than forecast, says Fin24. The figures showed... ››› more
  • [29 May 2014]
  • A look at the future of economics
  • In the 19th-century, Thomas Carlyle once mocked economics by calling it “the dismal science”. And for economists, the 2008 crash was dismal. Economists not only failed to spot the looming disaster… But many even predicted the opposite would happen. So it's time for the study economics to shape up, if it's going to be useful in the future. Let's take a look at what's hap... ››› more
  • [29 November 2013]
  • The economics Nobel Prize goes to 3 Americans for asset price research
  • Earlier today, three American economists won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. Their contributions to how asset pricing works in the modern economy is now marked in history. Let's take a closer look at what led these three economists to gain the reward... The Nobel Prize for economic sciences went to “three American scientists” for their work improving the “forecasting of long-term as... ››› more
  • [14 October 2013]


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