ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

JSE takes breather after rate decision boost

2016-09-23 13:39

Investors on the JSE have used the opportunity to take profits after the previous two days' strong rally, amid concern over the valuations of some local shares.

Asian traders step back after Fed-fuelled rally

2016-09-23 07:47

Investors have taken their foot off the pedal in Asia after two days of strong gains, while the dollar recovered some ground on the yen.

Nasdaq hits fresh record as Fed effect boosts US stocks

2016-09-23 07:41

The Nasdaq has surged to its second straight record as US stocks again posted strong gains following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates low.

European stocks rise as Fed decides against rate hike

2016-09-22 11:00

European stock markets have advanced at the open after the US Federal Reserve opted against lifting interest rates overnight.

Emerging-market assets rise as Fed spurs yield demand

2016-09-22 09:20

Emerging-market stocks and currencies have advanced for a fourth day after the Fed Reserve refrained from raising interest rates.

Global stocks rise as US, Japan central banks stay dovish

2016-09-22 07:27

Global stocks have got a boost after the Bank of Japan overhauled its stimulus program and the Federal Reserve kept interest rates low.

JSE loses ground as rand forges ahead

2016-09-21 14:39

The JSE has continued to retreat, as another powerful performance by the rand takes its toll among the big dual-listed rand hedge shares.

European stocks rise at open before Fed

2016-09-21 10:18

European stock markets have advanced at the open after the Bank of Japan tweaked its monetary policy easing programme, and before the US Fed Reserve's latest rate call.

Emerging-market stocks advance after BoJ decision

2016-09-21 09:24

Emerging-market stocks have risen for a third day after the Bank of Japan adjusted its monetary stimulus programme following a comprehensive review of policy.

US stocks barely higher ahead of Fed announcement

2016-09-21 07:37

Wall Street stocks have finished slightly higher ahead of a closely-watched policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.

 

European stocks recoil at open

2016-09-23 10:36

European stocks have slid in opening trade, as investors paused following a global rally after US and Japanese central banks kept their easy-money policies in place.

Global equities advance on Fed decision

2016-09-23 07:44

Global stocks have rallied, with the tech-rich Nasdaq hitting its second straight record after US and Japanese central banks decided to keep easy-money policies in place.

JSE investors make most of rand hedge bargains

2016-09-22 15:37

Investors on the JSE have joined the run on global markets, picking up bargains among rand hedges which have been under pressure lately due to the strong rand.

Hong Kong stocks pare gains as banks slide

2016-09-22 09:45

Hong Kong stocks have pared gains after the city’s benchmark index briefly rose above 24 000 and mainland buying waned.

Rallying rand returns to pre-Gordhangate levels

2016-09-22 08:44

The rand has returned to levels last seen before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was ordered to receive a warning statement by the Hawks.

US stocks jump 1% as Fed keeps rates low

2016-09-22 07:21

US stocks have risen about 1% after the Federal Reserve left interest rates low, keeping in place its easy-money policy despite signs of an improving economy.

China’s once-wild markets turn tame

2016-09-21 10:35

China’s stocks and currency are going nowhere amid speculation the authorities are seeking to maintain stability in the nation’s financial markets.

Rand a touch firmer as market bets on low US rates

2016-09-21 09:25

The rand has held firm against the dollar in a market expecting the Fed to keep US interest rates low for longer, boosting the appeal of high-yielding emerging market assets.

Asian markets steady at start of 'Big Wednesday'

2016-09-21 07:45

Asia has kicked off a huge day for global markets as investors await central bank announcements from Japan and the US on what has been dubbed "Big Wednesday".

US stocks rise ahead of Fed meeting

2016-09-20 16:03

Wall Street stocks have opened higher shortly before the start of a two-day Fed Reserve meeting that will give an outlook on the likelihood of a rate hike.

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