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  • The JSE fights hard against negative data
  • Friday morning proved to be a good day on the JSE as it recovered from Thursday's sell-off which was triggered by news that US interest rates will increase sooner than expected. Global markets like the US and Asia are still struggling but the European markets joined the JSE in its recovery. Considering that May is usually the worst month for the JSE, things are not looking as bad as investors... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • How to keep track of the performance of penny stocks and the stock market
  • Whether you have penny stocks on your watch list or have invested in some, you'll want to keep an eye on their performance. Whilst individual shares perform differently on the stock market, they tend to follow an overall trend. So it's worthwhile watching the performance of the overall market and relevant sectors too. So how can you do it? Read on to find out… It’s easy to moni... ››› more
  • [28 April 2015]
  • How to gauge the performance of the stock market
  • If you want to check how a particular share is doing, you can look at the performance of its share price. You can do this easily online and by looking at share price charts. But when it comes to looking at the performance of the market overall you need to use indexes as a form of measurement. So how do indexes work? And what can you tell from them? Read on to find out… Using i... ››› more
  • [18 February 2015]
  • What's going on with the stock markets and commodities?
  • The last few weeks have seen some pretty volatile movements on stock markets across the world. Some markets suffering more than others. Not just that, commodity prices are falling too. Oil is trading down at $85 a barrel. Let's take a closer look at movements in the main stock markets and commodities… The rollercoaster ride of the world’s stock markets At the beginning of last m... ››› more
  • [16 October 2014]
  • Where the performers are in emerging markets
  • It's easy to chuck all emerging markets into the same pot, but the fact is, these markets perform very differently to one another. There are some emerging markets that have limped along of late, whilst others have put in astonishing performances. Let's take a closer look at how emerging markets have performed and what to look for if you want to invest… Overall emerging markets have l... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Where should your money be? In emerging markets or developed markets?
  • Have you ever wondered how emerging markets, like South Africa, compare to the performance of developed markets like the UK and the US? If you look at the last ten years, emerging markets have been the place for your money to be. The performance of these markets has comfortably beaten their developed counterparts. So what does the future hold? Are emerging markets set to continue to perform?... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • The JSE plummets over 1.2% following global markets sharply lower
  • Today, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange followed global markets lower. Last night, the S&P 500 in New York lost over 2%. So what's causing the markets to fall? Let's take a closer look… Stock markets are making up for the sharp fall in New York Stock markets are under severe pressure after the “sell-off in New York” yesterday, reports Fin24. There are a number of ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2014]
  • Higher gold and platinum prices lift the JSE
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed the day firmly higher. A rally in the price of gold and platinum helped to push the local bourse to its third positive trading day in a row. Let's take a closer look at yesterday on the JSE… Higher gold and platinum prices helped “gold and platinum producers” book gains yesterday on the JSE, reports Fin24. Leading the gold producers was Ang... ››› more
  • [11 February 2014]
  • Indexes: The easy way to check how the stock market is performing
  • When you invest, it's all about earning a return on your money. You want compensation for the length of time you invest your money, for the rate of inflation in the general economy and for the uncertainty (or risk) associated with your funds in shares. This means there has to be some way of measuring investment performance. Read on to find out more about indexes, the perfect way to measure the sto... ››› more
  • [21 January 2014]
  • Should you buy last year's big losers?
  • So you want to buy "what's on sale," right? We all do… Most investors think that buying what's "on sale" from last year is the right thing to do. The problem is, most investors are wrong… Read on to find out what you should do… The historical evidence is clear and brutal, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Daily Wealth explains… You will underperform the market if you buy last year's big losers. ... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]

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