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  • The BIG Story Investors Missed During the US Election
  • Last week was crazy for all sorts of reasons… Bitcoin hit $16,000 - the highest level since 2018. The JSE rallied over 7%. Covid-19 cases spiked in the US and Europe forcing new lockdown measures. However, the main focus on everybody's mind was the highly anticipated US elections on Tuesday. Although the election may still be contested (due to Trump's legal challenges), there... ››› more
  • [17 November 2020]
  • Why the JSE will continue higher despite Trump's latest tariff - wars
  • Last week we discussed how after a national SA election there is always a rally on the JSE in the following 12 months.    If you missed the article, you can catch up here.    In today's article however, I would like to follow up and explain why I expect a strong rally despite the carnage that is taking place in the international markets.      Recommended: _... ››› more
  • [20 May 2019]
  • Why I expect the JSE to rally after the elections
  • The elections have once again come and gone. I trust that you made your contribution to the country, which has left a memorable mark on your thumb which could help define our future. Talking about voting, I was curious to see what effect the elections have had on the JSE over the last 17 years. In today's article I want to discuss, two main points which you might find lucrative for yo... ››› more
  • [14 May 2019]
  • The ANC plans to revive the economy
  • Despite the African National Congress (ANC) clinching the vote after South Africa's fifth general election, they did so by the smallest margin in 20 years. Over the weekend, the ANC says it plans to revive the ailing South African economy. Let's take a closer look at how the ANC plans to do that… The ANC sees its support fall The latest general election highlighted that the ANC is losing its... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Hope of a resolution to end the platinum sector strike boosts the JSE
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ended the day strongly higher. One of the main forces driving the local bourse up was renewed talks between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). This gave investors hope that an end to the lengthy strike was in sight. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… ***********************... ››› more
  • [23 April 2014]
  • Will the economy benefit when voters hit the poles in the 2014 South African elections?
  • The 2014 South African elections are less than two months away. And already, the political promises are heating up. But with rampant strikes in key economic sectors, poor service delivery and crippling unemployment rates shadowing the previous term, can we really expect things to change this time around? To answer that, today we're investigating whether the economy will benefit from these election... ››› more
  • [18 March 2014]
  • The rand loses its battle to stay below R11 to the greenback
  • After the rand's rally yesterday, it's again trading above R11 to the dollar. There are a number of factors weighing on the local currency. Not helping matters is a strengthening dollar. And investors are worried about a number of domestic issues. Let's take a closer look at what's troubling the rand… After showing signs of strength yesterday, the rand has “slipped against the dollar,” rep... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]

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