Rand stronger even as Trump's 'meddling' fuels market anxiety

2019-05-16 13:31

European equities and US futures dipped on Thursday as anxious traders reacted to Trump's "haphazard" approach and disappointing economic data.

Rand strengthens despite global trade jitters

2019-05-15 11:29

European equities and US futures fell on Wednesday after renewed potential for a trade deal and Chinese government stimulus lifted Asian stocks.

Rand, JSE down as China strikes back

2019-05-13 16:08

China announced that it will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports.

How to catch a falling knife

2019-05-06 11:45

When a stock’s price has experienced a downturn, buying it in the hope that it picks up again is tempting. It’s a strategy that can pay off, but knowing when to enter requires precision. Otherwise your portfolio could suffer.

UBS bets on Ramaphoria, says strong ANC win could trigger rally for SA assets

2019-04-29 19:07

Investment bank the UBS Group believes a decisive win for the ruling party could trigger a rally for SA assets, thanks to expectations of greater policy certainty.

Stock markets muted despite surging US economy

2019-04-26 21:45

News that US economic growth had smashed expectations in the first quarter of 2019 failed to galvanise markets on Friday, with analysts warning of an economic divergence between the United States and the rest of the world.

Uber is going public at a $90 billion valuation - which is a quarter of SA's total economy

2019-04-26 14:58

The ride-hailing company plans to raise upwards of $10.3 billion and could secure a market cap of $90 billion.

This century's best-performing US stock sells energy drinks, not iPhones

2019-04-17 12:08

Monster Beverage shares have surged 60,000% since 2003, besting Apple and Amazon.

African pharma tycoon Saad falls from grace as Aspen plunges

2019-03-10 14:17

Aspen Pharmacare Chief Executive Officer Stephen Saad is having a bad day, after shares in the drugmaker he co-founded more than two decades ago crashed by as much as 50% in Johannesburg.

South Korean stocks are getting pounded after the sudden breakdown of Trump and Kim's summit

2019-02-28 13:18

Global stocks followed South Korean stocks lower. The Kospi Index dropped close to 2%.


Skeptical investors light on SA stocks after election

2019-05-15 15:57

Investors remained underweight on South African stocks even after the ANC’s victory in this month’s elections, signaling skepticism about the prospect for economic reform, Morgan Stanley has said.

The rand and JSE firmer following Wall Street's bloodbath overnight

2019-05-14 13:20

But Asian equities slumped after US indexes tanked at least 2% on Monday. "Markets are likely to take Trump's words with a few pinches of salt."

Stocks are rallying on hopes of a US-China trade deal after Trump received a 'beautiful letter' from China's president

2019-05-10 12:57

Asian and European stocks rebounded on Friday after Trump received a "beautiful letter" from China's president and called for cooperation on a trade deal.

Bank of Buffett drops $10bn bomb into Anadarko battle

2019-05-01 10:34

Warren Buffett’s intervention in Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s $37bn unsolicited bid for Anadarko Petroleum may tip the scales in the oil industry’s biggest bidding war in decades.

JSE weaker as mining blue chips struggle

2019-04-29 19:02

The JSE closed weaker on Monday, mainly on the back of weakness recorded across most blue-chip stocks.

US stock futures edge higher after growth data

2019-04-26 15:18

US equity futures erased losses after data showed economic growth accelerated by more than forecast in the first quarter while the dollar headed for its best week since February.

US stocks advance on earnings as dollar rallies

2019-04-23 16:11

US equities climbed on the back of better-than-forecast earnings, while the dollar strengthened and Treasury yields dipped.

Chinese economic stimulus measures lift global stocks

2019-03-15 19:03

The JSE advances on the back of broad-based positive sentiment which saw most equity markets trading firmer.

'Investing on steroids' pays off as thematic ETFs trounce market

2019-02-28 18:17

From marijuana, to solar power and clean energy, portfolios constructed with companies betting on industrial and social transformations are trouncing rivals across the broader equity market.

For the first time ever, there are more people older than 65 than younger than 5 on Earth

2019-02-24 08:18

The age distribution of the world's population has never been so extreme, a new analysis from Deutsche Bank shows.

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