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  • How to profit from the 2021 Dollar Decline!​
  • The amount of available dollars is on the rise... In simple terms, as dollars become more plentiful, their value drops. Dollars are less scarce, so individuals and businesses are less worried about having access to them when needed. The Federal Reserve has been a huge driver of this. It's doing whatever it can to support economic growth. Currently, the Fed's purchasing roughly $120 bil... ››› more
  • [26 January 2021]
  • The IMF lops 0.5% SA's economic growth forecast for 2014
  • Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released it latest World Economic Outlook report. The report focuses on analysing global and country-specific economic factors and forecasts economic growth. For South Africa, there wasn't much good news. Let's take a closer look at what the IMF revealed in its report about SA's economy… Strikes are dampening economic growth The IMF cut its f... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • Ukraine's chaos: Why it's having such a big effect on emerging market economies like ours
  • Unrest in Thailand, Venezuela and Ukraine, as well as precarious governments in Turkey and Argentina have all conspired to give emerging markets a black eye over the last few months. This week the Ukrainian situation took the spotlight as protestors struggled to form some sort of government after the ouster of the former Prime Minister. Here's what's going on and how it's affecting our stock m... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • A weaker rand and emerging market mayhem - that's what's on the cards this month
  • January was a difficult month for investors. Though several Developed Markets fell, the epicentre of the pain was definitely in emerging markets. This shouldn't have come as a surprise. I've consistently predicted trouble for emerging markets as Quantitative Easing began to end. That said, several emerging markets, including South Africa have decided to make the worst of a bad situation. Today we ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • The Reserve Bank surprises by hiking interest rates 0.5%
  • This afternoon, the South African Reserve Bank announced the outcome of its monetary policy committee meeting. The central bank's governor, Gill Marcus, revealed that interest rates were to increase by 50 basis points as of tomorrow. Let's take a closer look at the decision… At a press conference following the conclusion of the first monetary policy committee meeting of the year, Gill Marcus a... ››› more
  • [29 January 2014]
  • Gold holds its ground at a 2 ½ month high
  • The price of gold has managed to remain steady as global equities come under pressure. With investors dumping emerging market assets, they are turning to the yellow metal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the gold price… The price of gold “held firm” earlier today after falls in stock markets across the world helped push the price of bullion to “ten-week highs overnight,... ››› more
  • [27 January 2014]
  • A brief look at World GDP in 2013 and where you should be putting your money now
  • As the world economy slowly crawls out of the recession, let's take a look back at World GDP over the course of last year. Let's see what progress we have made and where most of last year's economic growth came from. And where we can expect growth to come from next… Though it appeared the world economy was in a downward spiral in early 2013, the world economy suddenly grew at its fastest r... ››› more
  • [03 January 2014]
  • Global community looks on South African risk of social unrest with dismay
  • Social unrest is on the rise around the world. People are peeved about austerity measures, unfair labour practices, and low wages. They're engaging in every kind of protest—from middle class revolts to violent rioting. Some revolts happen in direct response to economic stress (like in Greece and Spain) and others happen as citizens get fed-up with dictators (like in the Middle East). Countries c... ››› more
  • [02 January 2014]
  • Want to invest in emerging markets? Forget China, invest here instead...
  • Yesterday saw the opening of the seventh India Clothing & Textile Trade Show in Sandton. This is proof of the strong ties between India and South Africa, and both are proving their worth as emerging market economies to invest in. Here's why you should take advantage of this and add India to your investment portfolio today. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Business Council ... ››› more
  • [08 March 2013]
  • Turn to foreign investment in emerging markets for long-term returns
  • Emerging market economies are the top destinations for global expansion, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report. But South Africa hasn't been keeping pace with its fellow emerging market economies due to fears that ongoing strike action and rising prices will cause inflation to rise. That's why as an investor, you'll do better investing offshore than you will by inves... ››› more
  • [01 February 2013]


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