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
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.
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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
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
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…
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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
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
Things tend to go pear-shaped at election time. Politicians make promises to all and sundry to sway the masses - and they often take the stock market with them. With South Africa's next general election set for next year, there's already lots of political talk and debate happening that's affecting the markets in the short term. That's why you need to make sure you have a firm investment strategy i... ››› more
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