ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

Knowing a buy signal from a sell

2019-10-15 10:11

In this issue, trader Petri takes an in-depth look at how a moving average convergence/divergence oscillator works – and what it can help indicate.

Stocks rise on promise of trade deal

2019-10-11 18:39

Reactions to the headlines about the trade war have become fickle as the tension has been drawn out, however there seems to be an elevated sense of optimism that the current talks will yield a partial deal.

China is reportedly weighing a currency pact in return for tariff suspensions as US trade talks kick off

2019-10-11 06:40

All eyes are on the trade war as talks begin on Thursday and Friday, but could go on longer, depending on how they go.

Renewed trade talks fail to lift JSE sentiment

2019-10-09 18:39

The JSE retreated on Wednesday despite a broad-based rebound across the major global markets on the back of positive news from Chinese officials.

JSE slips as trade concerns spread

2019-10-08 18:07

The local bourse eventually closed softer on Tuesday despite opening flat.

China has bought more than 100 tons of gold as a buffer against Trump's trade war

2019-10-08 12:01

"It's a reflection of the trade war and uncertainty this has created among the Chinese authorities — they need to hedge their risks."

Rand weakens on report China may play hardball with US

2019-10-07 13:58

The local currency fell on news China may be reluctant to accept comprehensive trade deal with the Trump administration.

Springbok game 'distracts' traders on JSE

2019-10-04 18:07

South African equities traders have had a busy week, but Friday's session came with a big rugby World Cup game in the middle of the day.

JSE tumbles as global growth fears spread

2019-10-02 18:46

With the Chinese markets still closed for a holiday, the Hang Seng and Nikkei lost 0.19% and 0.49% respectively as they reacted to worse than expected US economic data.

 

Stocks rise on positive US earnings and Brexit deal

2019-10-15 18:11

With the United States earnings reporting season having kicked off today following the release of earnings from some of the major banks, investors shifted their focus to the health of the US companies.

Resources set tone for the local bourse

2019-10-14 18:11

The JSE also shrugged off earlier momentum from Chinese markets which rallied on the optimism of a partial trade deal. The rand held on to its gains as it peaked at a session high of R14.72/$ before it was recorded trading 0.01% firmer at R14.79/$ at 17:00.

Trump reportedly green lighted some US firms to do business with Huawei ahead of US-China trade talks

2019-10-11 10:00

The US government blacklisted the Chinese telecoms titan in May, banning US firms from doing business with it.

The correlation between GDP growth and JSE earnings

2019-10-10 11:56

No one can predict the future. But, much like weather forecasting, past data points and patterns do provide portfolio managers with guidelines of how the future could potentially play out. And past patterns show that JSE earnings usually flourish when GDP growth does.

The 'Trumpian backlash' to globalisation could lead to a 'technological iron curtain,' says this economist

2019-10-08 19:34

De-globalization could have a major impact on the global economy, as well as geopolitical stability.

Value and growth catching up

2019-10-08 17:59

Although the JSE All Share can certainly still see further declines, current data shows that the market isn’t that expensive any more – and that it now presents a buying opportunity.

JSE bucks global trend to close firmer

2019-10-07 18:08

The JSE bucks the trend in other global markets as it surged to close firmer on Monday.

JSE: minor relief for stocks

2019-10-04 18:33

Stocks on the JSE edged marginally higher after a difficult week of trading in which investors shunned riskier assets due to weak economic data.

Stocks slump further as growth fears rise

2019-10-03 19:35

The JSE closed weaker for a second consecutive session as global markets remained subdued due to weak economic data.

Saudi's crown prince warned oil prices could go 'unimaginably high' unless 'firm action' is taken on Iran

2019-10-02 11:46

"Only a fool would attack 5% of global supplies," he told CBS. "The only strategic goal is to prove that they are stupid and that is what they did."

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