ARTICLES RELATING TO MARKETS

Investors have been plowing money into bitcoin since the start of the US-China trade war

2019-08-24 17:50

After Trump announced delays on some tariffs until December, there was a 123% increase in people trading bitcoin.

US stocks plunge as Trump vows new retaliation against China

2019-08-23 20:31

Wall Street stocks have plunged deep into the red on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened new retaliation against China in response to Beijing's latest tariff announcement.

SA is near junk status from all 3 rating agencies. What could follow?

2019-08-23 18:00

A lack of significant reforms led to the country being downgraded to junk status by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch in April 2017. Only Moody’s has kept South Africa one notch above junk status. But for how long? asks Misheck Mutize.

Asian mostly up ahead of much-anticipated Powell speech

2019-08-23 15:36

Asian markets have mostly risen ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell, while the pound held the previous day's rally fuelled by rekindled hopes for a soft Brexit.

Hong Kong stocks finish week on positive note

2019-08-23 15:26

Hong Kong shares have ended the week with a healthy rise as investors look ahead to a key speech later in the day by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell hoping for hints at further interest rate cuts.

Stock markets play waiting game before Fed chief speech

2019-08-22 18:15

Global stock markets have softened as investors avoided risk on the eve of a speech by Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell, hotly anticipated for clues on the interest rate outlook.

Weaker retail sector sentiment dominates JSE trend

2019-08-22 17:44

The local bourse has retreated on the back of broad-based losses across all the major local indices.

European equities rally despite Italy woes

2019-08-21 15:27

European stock markets have rebounded as dealers shrugged off tense political turmoil in Italy.

Asian markets drop as traders await Powell speech

2019-08-21 15:20

Equities have stuttered in Asia as investors took a step back after recent gains, with focus now turning to a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell at the end of the week.

Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus

2019-08-20 14:42

Most Asian markets have risen on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures around the world, while investors were also cheered by further signs of easing tensions in the China-US trade war.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE top 15 index downtrend to continue

2019-08-23 20:45

The JSE financial 15 index has been battered in recent weeks, by a combination of a very weak local economy, as well as a very weak rand. Its chart is showing more downside to come.

Stock markets reverse gains as China targets US imports

2019-08-23 20:28

Global stock markets fell on Friday as trade war worries returned with a vengeance when China said it would target US imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs.

JSE softer as bearish sentiment persists

2019-08-23 17:39

The JSE had another tough session as it closed weaker on Friday as sentiment remained mostly bearish across all the major sectors.

Stocks climb before much-anticipated Powell speech

2019-08-23 15:31

Stock markets and the dollar have risen before a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell.

Q&A: What's behind the rand's severe wobbles?

2019-08-23 12:07

Alwyn Van der Merwe, director of investments at Sanlam Private Wealth weighs in on what's knocking down the rand and if there could be relief in the future.

US stocks go negative on growth fears

2019-08-22 18:12

Wall Street stocks have tripped into the red as worries about global growth resurfaced following lacklustre US and European data.

JSE firmer as SA inflation slows

2019-08-21 17:45

The JSE has advanced primarily on the back of solid gains on the financials index which were bolstered by the firmer rand.

Hong Kong stocks finish on positive note

2019-08-21 15:22

Hong Kong shares have closed higher, having swung back and forth through the day, with traders turning their focus to an upcoming speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell later in the week.

Retailers struggle as JSE closes weaker

2019-08-20 17:41

The JSE has closed softer as a broad-based selloff saw most global equity markets retreat on Tuesday.

European stocks steady at open

2019-08-20 14:36

European stock markets have steadied at the open after recent volatility, with London slightly higher and eurozone indices edging lower.

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