ARTICLES RELATING TO EQUITIES

Profit-taking halts promising run on JSE

2016-12-09 12:46

The week’s promising run on the back of strong global markets has been halted by some profit-taking, although most major indices have lifted after initial sharp losses.

Tokyo shares open higher as investors cheer ECB decision

2016-12-09 07:28

Tokyo shares have opened higher, following rises in European and US and markets after the European Central Bank extended its stimulus programme beyond March.

JSE rises on positive global market trends

2016-12-08 12:51

The positive mood on world markets continued and the JSE has followed suit despite a rampant rand, with the Industrial index the star performer.

Europe stocks advance as global stocks rally

2016-12-08 10:33

Fresh US equity records have bolstered Asian and European stocks, while bond yields declined before policy decisions from the world’s two biggest central banks.

Hong Kong stocks extend gains at open

2016-12-08 07:41

Stocks have rallied again at the open in Hong Kong, taking a lead from another record on Wall Street, with investors looking ahead to a ECB meeting later in the day.

Dow, S&P 500 hit new records ahead of ECB meeting

2016-12-08 07:35

US stocks have surged to close at fresh records in anticipation the ECB will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy after the presidential election.

Global markets boost lifts JSE

2016-12-07 13:46

The JSE made an early start out of the starting blocks this morning in response to a strong surge on world markets, with bargain hunters looking for opportunities.

European markets rise despite Italian political drama

2016-12-07 07:35

European stocks and the euro have rebounded as investors shrugged off an Italian referendum outcome that led to the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Rampant rand reverses early JSE gains

2016-12-06 11:54

The JSE started the day higher in line with global trends, but all major indices have lost ground as the strong rand caused a quick change of sentiment.

European markets rise despite Italian political drama

2016-12-06 07:37

European stocks and the euro have rebounded as investors shrugged off an Italian referendum outcome that led to the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

 

European stocks up, new US records as ECB extends stimulus

2016-12-09 07:30

European stock markets have risen and US stocks hit new records after the European Central Bank extended its massive stimulus program beyond March.

Higher US stocks expected in 2017: Poll

2016-12-08 13:48

A majority of American adults - 54% - are bullish on the US stock market for 2017 and almost four in 10 say they anticipate being in a better financial situation.

Rand surprises with strong rally as consumer confidence improves

2016-12-08 10:33

The rand has surprised the market with a strong rally this week as the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index saw consumer sentiment improving.

Asian stocks extend global rally

2016-12-08 09:37

Fresh US equity records have ignited Asian markets, with benchmarks from Tokyo to Sydney and Mumbai extending gains as bond yields declined.

Tokyo stocks extend global gains despite weak Japan GDP

2016-12-08 07:38

Tokyo stocks have opened higher after Wall Street powered to fresh records, despite weak revised figures that showed Japan's economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.

US and European stocks on a roll ahead of ECB meeting

2016-12-08 07:30

European equities have surged and US stocks hit fresh records in anticipation the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy.

Stock rally extends into Asia as oil slips

2016-12-07 09:12

Asian stocks have climbed, following a rally in US equities, as crude and the yen extended losses.

Dow at record again as banks lead rally

2016-12-07 07:32

Wall Street stocks have risen as the Dow set yet another record close, and financial shares continued to benefit from a post-election rally.

Hong Kong stocks gain on Italy optimism

2016-12-06 08:38

Hong Kong stocks have climbed, with the benchmark index poised for its steepest gain, as Asian investors shrugged off the defeat of Italy’s constitutional referendum.

Tokyo stocks open higher

2016-12-06 07:35

Tokyo stocks have opened higher, taking a positive lead from European and US markets as they shrugged off an Italian referendum that led to the resignation of the prime minister.

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