Rand trading has increased by 182% - most of it is outside South Africa

2020-02-03 12:53

While local ZAR trading accounted for $11.66 bn in April 19 as per South African Reserve Bank making SA, the second largest trader of Rand (USD) after United Kingdom ($44.5 bn) and just ahead of United States.

Take time to get better at trading and investing

2019-12-13 13:57

It’s likely that you might be making some investment resolutions this holiday. But the important thing is to take the time to ensure you develop a plan to implement them. Otherwise, like most new year’s resolutions, they won’t bear fruit.

How to count your losses

2019-11-22 14:31

Following on from his previous column, Simon Brown offers advice on how traders should employ stop-losses to manage risk.

Back to basics

2019-10-24 13:50

Reading won’t necessarily turn you into a top trader, but it will help you direct your thoughts around your own investment strategies. Simon Brown revisits some of his favourite reads.

When the going gets tough…

2019-09-05 10:59

In the absence of clear long-term trends, derivative traders are especially experiencing difficulty under current market conditions. But if you can make it during tough times, you’ll do very well when the bull is back.

Why bitcoin is heading back up (and down) again

2019-07-23 12:48

In 2018, trader Petri shared his expectations for bitcoin’s price movement. He now looks back at his thesis, explaining why we have seen greater fluctuations than predicted.

Sasol's shock slump has wiped out billions - but it's not even among the 10 biggest one-day falls on the JSE

2019-05-23 16:48

It has been a tough week on the JSE, with Sasol losing 13% in a single session.

China's made 350 million millennials into day traders

2019-04-14 09:55

Under pressure, China's 350 million young people are morphing into day traders, says Shuli Ren.

'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.

Know when to cut your losses

2019-02-19 14:44

When it comes to trading, there are times that you will get it wrong. That is why you need to ensure you have a sound risk management strategy in place – and stick to it – to mitigate any losses.


Shoprite rallies on the back of strong operations update

2020-01-22 13:03

Shoprite's half-year operational update reflects overall sales growth of 7%, however there were draw backs in its operations in the rest of Africa.

Alexander Forbes: We have turned a corner

2019-12-09 16:16

Despite recording only a 1% increase in operating income and 3% operating profit from its remaining businesses, Alexander Forbes CEO, Dawie de Villiers said given where the company comes from, he thinks it's finally delivering to shareholders.

Here’s how to avoid disaster when trades go bust...

2019-10-31 14:43

When you trade in shares, there will always be an element of risk involved. Best then to ensure that you limit that risk – especially when you’re new to trading.

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.

Another way to find trading opportunities

2019-08-29 10:41

"By understanding how oscillators are calculated, we’re better equipped to correctly interpret the information that the indicator is giving us," writes Trader Petri. In his latest column, he explains how oscillators work – and why they are useful indicators for traders. 

Equity transaction to knock MultiChoice earnings

2019-06-10 21:15

Entertainment company MultiChoice expects higher operating profit for the March 31, 2019 year. However, an equity transaction may impact its overall earnings negatively.

How to avoid the next Steinhoff

2019-05-23 09:54

Steinhoff’s collapse caught most market players by surprise, inflicting serious damage. Lucas de Lange explains how to read the danger signs beforehand.

Finding a point of entry

2019-03-05 08:23

Moving averages are technical indicators that can help you determine price trends and potential entry points more easily than merely looking at share price movement.

Positive sentiment from China and Europe lift JSE

2019-02-22 19:22

With President Donald Trump scheduled to meet a high-level negotiation team from China later on Friday, markets are upbeat that a deal will be reached before the March 1 deadline for tariff escalations

Up to 40% of trading now takes place in the last ten minutes of the day – but the JSE says it's normal

2019-01-31 17:44

The crazy rush of late-day trading on the main South African bourse is also due to Wall Street.

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