Patience is a virtue, especially during market dips

2018-09-12 14:27

Historical market figures offer absolutely no guarantees for future performance, but data on market returns following huge declines gives some hope for despondent investors.

Vulnerable rand braces for US Fed minutes

2018-08-20 11:10

The rand which breached the R15/$ mark last week remains vulnerable as the US Federal Reserve Bank will release minutes of its August meeting.

Rand shrugs off current account deficit to firm in early trade

2018-06-22 11:12

The rand firmed slightly in early trade on Friday, shrugging off a widening current account deficit to reach its best level this week.

Competition watchdog casts eye over public transport

2018-05-15 05:54

Public hearings to be conducted by the Competition Commission for the public passenger transport market inquiry are scheduled to kick off in June.

Rand steady amid yet another Zuma ouster rumour

2018-01-05 11:44

The rand has held firm after strengthening to R12.24/$ in the previous session, on rumours that President Jacob Zuma has been given an ultimatum to step down.

Big mistakes that Joe Bloggs continually makes on the stock exchange

2017-11-23 11:12

Investors regularly miss out on bargains because they becomes dejected during bear markets.

Asia stocks fall as investors are cautious before UK election

2017-06-06 12:14

Asian shares have fallen, poised for the first decline in four sessions, as equities retreated from recent record highs amid a dearth of news ahead of the UK election.

The A-Z of investments in 2016

2016-12-28 14:01

What were the most important factors that impacted investors in the past year? PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw takes us through the ABCs.

Rand set to break 5-year pattern of decline, claim analysts

2016-10-10 07:43

Instead of holding a trajectory that has seen it lose more than 50% of its value against the dollar since 2011, the rand may be about to end a pattern of annual declines.

Pound extends losing run on Brexit sparked action

2016-08-31 13:30

The pound has been headed for a fourth monthly decline against the dollar amid speculation the Bank of England will try to soften the economic blow of Brexit.


Concerns over US-China trade spat reignites market jitters

2018-08-30 19:04

The rand retreated along with other emerging market currencies, particularly the Turkish lira.

Hong Kong stocks down in morning session

2018-07-05 07:24

Hong Kong shares fell in the morning session as anxious investors braced for US-China tariffs due to take effect within hours.

Rand falls as SA current account deficit swells to 4.8%

2018-06-21 11:36

The rand lost almost 1% against the US dollar after South Africa's current account deficit came in worse than expected and a lot worse that the previous quarter's print.

UPDATE: Rand reverses gains on Zuma recall

2018-02-13 14:15

The rand, which firmed 0.5% after the ANC confirmed its decision to recall President Jacob Zuma, gave up the gains and more on uncertainty when Zuma will resign.

JSE falls to five-week low

2017-12-05 18:24

The local bourse fell to a five-week low on Tuesday with industrial heavyweights dragging down the index.

Analysts predict more upside for the JSE

2017-10-16 12:44

Even though the JSE All Share Index is already up by 17% this year, analysts still expect growth over the next 12 months, with IT stocks predicted to shine.

Global stocks mixed on low volume, dollar steady

2017-05-29 09:47

Global stocks have been mixed amid low trading volume while the dollar held to a narrow range as investors weighed the latest comments from Fed Reserve officials.

Santa Claus is coming to town

2016-11-24 13:51

While investors are always looking for reasons why the market is going up or down, the onset of December usually means prices will rise.

Rand stretches rally, miners lead stocks lower

2016-09-20 19:03

The rand has surged to its highest in nearly two weeks against the dollar as an expected rate hold by the US Federal Reserve kept demand for the local currency alive.

It's all about time, not timing

2016-08-25 12:38

Fear makes investors reluctant to put their money into the stock market – what if there’s another crash? But, in the end, they can lose more by not investing at all, explains Schalk Louw.

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