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  • Why the big players are racing into Africa and how you can profit
  • For the last decade, the darlings of the investment world have been the emerging markets. These are the world's big markets like China, India and Brazil. But strangely, the African market has been left out. Some analysts say it's because it takes too much money, time, patience… well, too much everything to make business work in Africa. But times are changing… All of a sudden, the world'... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • The rand continues to lose its battle against the dollar
  • The local currency has been under immense pressure this week on the back of poor sentiment weighing on emerging market currencies. There are also factors closer to home playing a part in the rand's poor performance. Yesterday, reports reveal that a massive fuel hike looks likely at the start of March. And a recent survey suggests that the rand's lack lustre performance in affecting confidence in t... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • Emerging market currencies buckle under renewed pressures
  • The rand has fallen sharply since last night as it and other emerging market currencies battle against a torrent of bad news. A host of factors are stacking up against them. The rand has fallen through R11 to the dollar again and continues to weaken as the day progresses. Let's take a closer look at what's causing so many problems… Last night, the rand went through “the psychologically key 1... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • Emerging market currencies are under pressure
  • The rand, along with other emerging market currencies, is under pressure as worries over violence in Ukraine escalates. And not helping the rand was the release of consumer inflation data this morning. This came out higher than forecast. Let's take a closer look at why investors are turning their backs on emerging market currencies… For the second day in a row, the “rand weakened,” says IO... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • Consumer inflation jumps higher as the weaker rand bites
  • This morning, Stats SA released its consumer inflation data for January. The consumer price index (CPI) jumped to 5.8% in January. This is higher than economists had forecast. The weak rand is the main driving force behind the higher rate. Let's take a closer look at what the data revealed… Consumer inflation in January “accelerated 5.8% year-on-year” last month, reports Fin24. It’s up 0... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • The rand holds onto gains made on Friday
  • After kicking the year off on the wrong foot, the rand is holding onto gains made against the dollar at the end of the week. A weaker dollar is helping the local currency maintain its current level. Investor aversion to emerging market currencies is also abating. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand… This morning, the rand continues to hover around “its highest level in ... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • The rand manages to stand its ground below 11 to the dollar
  • Today, the rand has strengthened below R11 to the dollar. Chinese data released this morning has helped the local currency to briefly rally. This, along with news from the US that it raised its debt ceiling and provided more clarity of plans to cut its stimulus, translated into good news for the rand. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The “release of positive Chinese trade data”... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]
  • Two shares you can buy today to ride the Chinese rally all the way to the bank
  • Right now Chinese stocks are trading at a 32% discount to their five year average. And with positive data releases and the National People's Congress policy meeting, scheduled for next month, you have a great opportunity to profit from a rally in Chinese stocks. In fact, right now there are two shares you can buy today to ride the Chinese rally all the way to the bank. And best of all, you d... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]
  • Global markets feel the strain as worries over growth heighten
  • The JSE kicked off today on the back foot as markets in the US and the east saw large falls across the board. There are worries that economic growth in the world's biggest economies is ebbing. This is having a knock-on effect to other markets and it's dragging the JSE with it. Let's take a closer look at what's troubling markets… This morning, the JSE’s Top 40 Index fell heavily, “sending ... ››› more
  • [04 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]
  • Bernanke bids farewell to the Fed, slashing another $10 billion off its stimulus
  • Late yesterday, the US Federal Reserve said it was reducing its monthly stimulus programme by a further $10 billion a month. That's the second month in a row that the US central bank has cut its stimulus amount. US stocks didn't take kindly to the news. Let's take a closer look at what happened… Following the end of the US Federal Reserve’s open market committee meeting, it “announced a $1... ››› more
  • [30 January 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]
  • The rand continues to weaken as pressures mount
  • The rand has continued to weaken further today. The local currency is suffering from the ongoing strikes in the platinum sector. Add to that a general weakness in emerging markets and the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting this week. The rand is struggling to find any good news to give it a boost. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand… The rand traded weaker “ag... ››› more
  • [27 January 2014]
  • US non-farm payroll numbers disappoint
  • On Friday, the US revealed its much awaited non-farm payroll numbers. The data showed that growth in the US job market had fallen to its worst level in three years. Market watchers had expected a far better number. With the release of this data, perhaps the US Federal Reserve (Fed) won't be in such a rush to taper its stimulus programme. Let's take a closer look at what the data showed… The da... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • Why the world's biggest banks are wrong
  • “Goldman to JPMorgan Say Sell Emerging Markets After Slide” This was the headline reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday morning. The article showed that in 2013, emerging market shares underperformed developed world shares by the most since 1998. And based on this, the big banks are calling these markets a sell. But I believe these big banks have missed a trick… I believe the very reason wh... ››› more
  • [07 January 2014]
  • Why you need to keep a close eye on what's happening in the US to make money here in SA
  • I recently received a question on the InvestorsClub.co.za. It asked; "Why are so many South African traders worried about American markets and economic data?" Now this is an excellent question, and is essential for anyone planning on trading the financial markets for profits. In fact, understanding this could not only prevent your trade getting blindsided by a data released in the US, but... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • SABMiller posts a 3% rise in earnings
  • Earlier today, SABMiller Plc released its results for the six months to the end of September. The brewer showed a slight rise in earnings. But SABMiller said that across its operations performance differed. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed… For the first six months of its financial year, SABMiller “reported a rise in profits,” reports Fin24. But the brewer said that ... ››› more
  • [21 November 2013]
  • How to tell if an emerging market is hot or not…
  • Look, we all know it's bad news if a government racks up a lot of debt. But did you know it can be just as bad for the government to count pennies? In fact, especially for a developing country, saving at the wrong time could mean economic ruin! Let me explain. Find & Follow me! Twitter │Google+ │Facebook│ LinkedIn Saving when you should be spending? Nea... ››› more
  • [23 October 2013]
  • How to profit from the Cloud Revolution
  • I was in a state of total panic on Monday! My client had just called me and bumped up my Friday deadline to that very same day. Within the space of an hour, I had to email 84 high-resolution photographs to Nairobi. Those files are BIG. And the internet connection is shoddy! So uploading one image can take up to 10 minutes... There was no way I was going to meet my deadline. I was in a ma... ››› more
  • [25 September 2013]
  • The JSE closes slightly down feeling the pressure of the gold price
  • With the JSE closed tomorrow for Heritage Day, its first session of a four day week saw slight losses. The swinging gold price put pressure on gold stocks. Let's take a closer look what happened today on the JSE… Today, the JSE closed slightly into the red for its first session of the week. The JSE Top 40 Index lost 0.25%, closing at 39,444.06. The All Share Index shed 0.17%, closing at 44,... ››› more
  • [23 September 2013]
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