By now I'm sure you've noticed commodity prices are booming!
Fifty-three out of 63 commodities monitored by the World Bank were up in price in December 2020 compared with the same month a year earlier.
Copper, Palladium, Rhodium and many other metals are at all time highs. Even agricultural commodities like soy, maize and sunflower are climbing.
I don't expect this to continue forever.... ››› more
When the results of the Brexit referendum came on Friday 24 June 2016, the rand fell more than 8% against the dollar. This was the biggest fall against the American currency since 2008.
The international impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union is making it difficult for investors to figure out what to invest in next. If you're feeling confused, there is one market that still o... ››› more
When I heard the results of the Brexit vote last Friday, I was watching TV, clutching a cup of coffee and snuggling under a blanket with my sons in the diamond city, Kimberley.
As soon as the news bulletin ended, my phone started to buzz uncontrollably.
First, a message from my brother asking, “Did you see the Brexit result?” I ignored it. Then, a message from a colleague, “How could... ››› more
The rand has continued weaker this year. While this in itself has inflationary consequences, it could get worse for consumers.
This as the drought affecting much of the country means food prices are set to rise and importing food will be more expensive because of the weak currency.
Let's take a closer look…
Food imports mean rising food prices
Grain SA has warned that food... ››› more
Last week was a mix of good and bad for the stock market.
Let's have a look at what happened and what you can expect from the week ahead…
Last week’s stock market positives included…
On the good side, the platinum strike appears to winding down. By taking restructuring pay packages, AMCU got a deal that allowed it to save face, while the mining companies are paying o... ››› more
November is over and it may go down in history for a rather interesting reason: It's likely the last month ever that South Africa is listed as the largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mantle of the continent's biggest may soon be taken on by Nigeria as it completes a long overdue rebasing of it GDP calculations… Here's how it'll affect as the SA economy… As well as what you can expect f... ››› more
With global factors dragging SA down, problems closer to home are impacting economic growth further. Here's what President Jacob Zuma says he's going to do about it …
Surprisingly, the market reacted positively to news that President Jacob Zuma has vowed to take a stance to aid the struggling SA economy.
This follows Zuma’s previous intervention about the “economy and the effects of lab... ››› more
If you've been holding off on foreign trade based on recent strike activity, here's proof that South Africa's economy is ready for action. Figures released as part of the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) for December 2012 show the South African economy is bouncing back after the wildcat strike action in the mining industry. Brad Gillis, CEO Payment Clearing House System Operator at... ››› more
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