SA stocks break winning run, Amplats pressured

2015-01-23 19:14

SA stocks have ended slightly lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, dragged down partly by Anglo American Platinum which issued a profit warning.

JSE continues upward trend

2015-01-22 14:31

The JSE has continued on its upward trend in line with other world markets as the world awaits the outcome of an important meeting by the European Central Bank.

SA stocks hit as global growth worries deepen

2015-01-14 18:08

South African shares have tumbled 3%, as widening concerns about global growth hit equities around the world.

Asia's emerging market rally boosts JSE

2014-12-29 13:24

The All-Share index on the JSE was just above the 50 000 level, as an emerging market rally in Asia pulled South African stocks higher.

JSE ends lower, with a drop in Naspers, FirstRand

2014-12-17 18:58

The JSE has ended lower as a gain by Amplats was outweighed by a drop in index heavyweights Naspers and FirstRand.

New listings in 2014 highest in seven years

2014-12-15 15:30

The JSE’s final new listing will take 2014’s debutants to 23, the most in any year since 2007 and just one behind 2011 and 2012 combined, says Alec Hogg.

Alexander Forbes shows profit after relisting

2014-12-02 11:19

Financial services advisory firm Alexander Forbes has returned to profit in the first half of its financial year, months after relisting on the JSE.

How you would have found the top performers for 2014

2014-11-25 17:35

An assumption that any value investor makes is that company’s actual value and value in the market will eventually converge in the long run, says Craig Martin.

JSE week ahead: Jury still out on recovery

2014-11-02 15:46

After a good week for investors, the jury is still out on whether the sharp rally was a dead cat bounce or a signal that the good times are here again.

EU bond buy-back action to boost JSE

2014-10-05 16:03

The JSE continued to decline last week with very little good news and fragile sentiment pushing share prices down to levels not seen in recent months.

JSE can't escape global growth worries

2014-10-02 14:41

The JSE has recovered from a drop in reaction to weaker overseas markets, but analysts say the local market is oversold and bargain hunting is bound to happen.

JSE quiet ahead of GDP data

2014-08-26 14:11

Share prices hardly moved on the JSE as the market waited for South Africa’s latest growth figures, which were announced just before midday.

African Bank crisis knocks SA stocks

2014-08-07 18:33

Stocks on the JSE have fallen a second straight session as the price of African Bank Investments plunged further.

JSE ends at record highs

2014-07-04 18:22

The JSE ended at record highs and looks set to keep its bullish tone next week if metal prices hold up and the rand keeps weakening.

Resources shine on JSE

2014-07-03 13:39

Resources stocks have continued their strong run on the JSE on expectations of strong economic growth in the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.

Strike threat weighs heavily on JSE

2014-06-30 13:54

Uncertain labour relations have taken their toll on the JSE, with companies to be affected by upcoming industrial action trading at new 52-week lows.

Week ahead: Naspers and Omnia in spotlight

2014-06-23 07:48

The JSE seems set to try for 60 000 points in the long run, despite ample reasons to head lower, with Omnia and Naspers due to announce results this week.

Big stocks take knock from stronger rand

2014-06-18 13:55

Major shares with double listings which earn most of their earnings abroad have slipped on the JSE after the rand started to strengthen.

JSE record run shrugs off downgrade threat

2014-06-09 14:02

Share prices are in record territory again, despite deep concerns as South Africa faces a downgrade by international rating agencies.

All-share hits key 50 000 mark

2014-05-22 14:16

The JSE's All-share Index reached the magic 50 000 mark just before midday, as it seems that investor concern over share valuations is subsiding.

Banking stocks shine on JSE

2014-05-08 13:25

Banking shares were again the star performers on the JSE, with the All-share index opening sharply higher but losing ground later on.

JSE in wait-and-see mode ahead of holiday

2014-04-30 14:12

Investors remained reluctant to take positions before the public holiday and were also awaiting trade data expected to have a strong influence on the rand.

JSE run loses some of its sizzle

2014-04-25 13:31

The JSE hit new record levels in the morning, but by midday it seemed the recent run had lost some of its impetus, with resources the biggest losers.

JSE in for a bumpy ride

2014-04-16 13:55

The market seems to be looking for direction, with the platinum strike possibly meaning no or even negative growth for the SA economy in the first quarter.


SA stocks extend gains, led by miners

2015-01-22 18:19

South African stocks have ended higher, extending their winning run to a fourth straight day with miners among the biggest gainers.

SA stocks up but Richemont hammered

2015-01-15 19:02

SA shares have risen more than 1% percent as mining companies were lifted by higher metal prices after Switzerland shocked markets and scrapped a three-year cap on the franc.

Contrarian pick for 2015 - mining shares, especially platinums

2015-01-07 08:27

Is there opportunity in the gloom in South Africa’s mining industry? Perhaps, says Peter Major in his interview on Alec Hogg's Power Lunch.

Bravo Wescoal – but three going bust, most losing money: 2005 poor new listing vintage

2014-12-18 07:53

We all like to be on the inside track. Should they be offered, most will pile into shares of any soon-to-be-listed company. Buying blind is never a good thing.

JSE falls to lowest level in two months

2014-12-15 18:56

The JSE has fallen to its lowest level in two months, extending its losing run into a third session as a rebound in the rand hit SABMiller and exporters.

Sirius lists on the JSE

2014-12-05 19:05

Sirius has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the first since the exchange introduced fast-track listing.

Datatec to acquire $140m German IT firm

2014-12-02 10:13

South African ICT solutions company Datatec on Tuesday said that it has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of a German technology firm called Inforsacom.

Guptas intend listing uranium mine on JSE

2014-11-22 11:35

The controversial Gupta family intends listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800m, a Johannesburg newspaper reports.

Top JSE CEOs worry about SA uncertainty

2014-10-20 10:17

The JSE’s top 100 companies list regulatory framework, political instability and red tape as major concerns, according to research.

JSE lists African currencies on futures platform

2014-10-03 17:59

The Nigerian naira, Kenyan shilling and the Zambian kwacha have made their debut on the JSE derivatives market.

Mustek charges forward

2014-08-27 11:45

JSE-listed ICT company Mustek has reported strong full-year financial results, with the good performance of Mecer helping growth.

JSE falters as data hits European markets

2014-08-12 18:44

Stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have faltered, in line with their peers up north after economic sentiment in Europe's biggest economy hit its lowest level in years.

Stocks rebound after days of losses

2014-07-11 17:39

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has posted moderate gains, halting four straight sessions of declines.

JSE flat as investors fret over US rate hikes

2014-07-04 13:49

Strong jobs data has stoked fears that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates earlier than expected, which could be devastating for developing markets.

Naspers pulls JSE indices upwards

2014-07-02 14:37

Wall Street's recent success is rippling across the world's markets, including the JSE, where Naspers has particularly impressed.

JSE correction in full swing

2014-06-25 14:28

The JSE correction is in full swing with the market losing ground for the third straight day, but analysts believe it has not necessarily lost upward momentum.

Yellen remarks provide fillip to JSE

2014-06-19 13:55

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen set world markets, including the JSE, on a record-breaking run by indicating US interest rates are set to remain ultra low.

Big stocks push JSE to new record highs

2014-06-10 14:16

Despite jitters ahead of a review of SA's rating by major credit rating agencies, the All-share index and the Top 40 index both topped the previous day's highs.

JSE investors wary on valuation concerns

2014-05-26 13:41

Investors started to take profit as JSE high flyers like SABMiller reached new highs - a clear indication of uncertainty about the sustainability of the run.

JSE retreats from record highs

2014-05-16 07:23

Stocks on the JSE had pulled back from record highs at the close but Richemont shares rose after it posted higher profits and launched a buyback programme.

JSE suffers from election blues

2014-05-06 13:29

Major indices on the JSE hovered around the previous day’s closing levels, after a strong opening rally fizzled out immediately.

JSE plays it safe

2014-04-29 13:51

After the previous week's record highs, investors seem to be sitting out a week in which there will be very little company news to influence prices.

JSE glitch delays equity auction

2014-04-23 09:00

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange says the start of the opening auction for equity trading will be delayed due to a technical glitch.

JSE battles to launch another run

2014-04-15 13:11

All major indices are lower as shares fail to rise on US stocks' lead and profit takers use every opportunity to cash in as investors fret over valuations.

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