Q. “I want to start to trade Crypto-currencies. I heard that I don't need to worry about ECNs ever again. I don't even know what an ECN is, let alone worry about them. Could you explain this in layman's terms. I find that the definitions on the internet, are far too complicated to understand?”
A. I'll try to explain what an ECN is with an easy to understand analogy.
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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a complex web of companies and investment opportunities. If you look at all the shares on the JSE right now, you see big brands and recognisable logos.
What you don't always see the billions of rands that keep these listed companies afloat. I looked around to find a list of the top 20 shares on the JSE right now... Most of the lists are outdated, making... ››› more
The AltX is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's board for small and medium sized companies. Since launching in 2003, more than 100 companies have listed on it.
So what makes the AltX different from the JSE's main board? And how can you pinpoint the stocks with the best future potential?
Let's take a closer look…
The characteristics of the AltX
What makes the AltX appealing to compan... ››› more
By December, we could see the world's first Bitcoin initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock Exchange. This could be the first steps in a wave of other Bitcoin companies listing over the coming years.
So what Bitcoin stocks already have listings? And what stocks look likely to list soon?
Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what this means for Bitcoin…
Bitcoin... ››› more
Earlier today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) released a report detailing a study into the makeup of the directors, CEOs and CFOs of South Africa's 475 listed companies.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the study found that white males occupy the majority of these positions. But the study's findings suggest changes are afoot.
Let's take a closer look at what the report... ››› more
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