The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis and hinted it may cut again this year to insulate the record-long US economic expansion from slowing global growth
Emerging market stocks beat peers from developed nations in the first quarter as investors tangled with an escalation in trade tensions, a jump in bond yields and bank-funding costs, and a sell-off in technology stocks.
There has been a massive decline in the rand gold price from a high of R20 300 to R16 180 as at 30 June, according to the most recent SA Bullion Gold quarterly report.
Following reports that the ANC NEC wants to remove Jacob Zuma, the rand strengthened to R12.98/$.
The rand has retreated for a third consecutive session to its weakest level in a week against the dollar while stocks also fell, on signs the US could lift rates.
The US Federal Reserve takes centre stage this week, eclipsing industry data from China, another grim inflation reading from the eurozone and rate decisions.
Stocks have ticked up as investors bought everything from banks to retailers, betting the US Federal Reserve would announce plans to delay interest rate hikes.
New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels, offering further evidence of the economy's underlying strength.
The Federal Reserve has no authority to regulate or otherwise deal with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, Fed chairperson Janet Yellen says.
A rout in emerging market assets is not the result of the US Federal Reserve's decision to scale down its monetary stimulus, says a top Credit Suisse fund manager.
Federal Reserve officials left the benchmark interest rate unchanged while reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace.
The Federal Reserve won’t need to pick up the pace of its planned interest-rate increases in response to the recently-passed tax overhaul package, says a chief economist.
Emerging market currencies should comfortably ride out coming Federal Reserve monetary tightening, according to Societe Generale SA.
After raising its benchmark rate in response to a strengthening US economy, the Federal Reserve foresees three more hikes in 2017
Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $36.3m over allegations that former employees obtained confidential documents from the Federal Reserve.
The rand has firmed slightly against the dollar as markets await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting on its direction regarding interest rates.
Gold's recent losses have erased almost all of its 2014 gains as speculation mounts that the Federal Reserve will start its rate-tightening cycle sooner.
The rand has been trading near its lowest level in more than three weeks as the dollar surged after the US Federal Reserve hinted at a hike in interest rates.
Gold has hit a three-month high and global shares rose as investors wagered that the new US Federal Reserve head would renew the bank's pledge to keep policy ultra-easy.
US stocks have opened slightly higher ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve policy meeting that could scale back the central bank's aggressive bond-buying programme.
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