History points to rand decline after election

The rand may be in for a rough ride after elections set for May 8, if history is any guide.

Since the the start of the post-apartheid era, the local currency has tended to strengthen in the month before the vote, but weaken in the 30 days afterward, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The outlier was 2009, when the rand was recovering from a record low reached during the global financial crisis.

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,election 2019

ZAR/USD
17.28
(-1.52)
ZAR/GBP
22.55
(-1.15)
ZAR/EUR
20.31
(-1.29)
ZAR/AUD
12.28
(-0.99)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-1.69)
Gold
1972.08
(-0.45)
Silver
24.24
(-0.63)
Platinum
909.00
(+0.83)
Brent Crude
43.61
(0.00)
Palladium
2104.00
(+2.25)
All Share
55921.26
(+0.36)
Top 40
51636.07
(+0.52)
Financial 15
9930.29
(-2.22)
Industrial 25
75011.48
(+0.68)
Resource 10
56252.72
(+1.25)
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