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JSE inches higher as global equities remain mixed

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JSE inches higher as global equities remain mixed The JSE inched higher on Monday as global equities were relatively mixed following Donald ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 19 November 2018

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL   What to look forward to this week Last week was another rough week for the JSE All-Share index as it fell 2.25% ...
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JSE erases earlier gains to close weaker

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JSE erases earlier gains to close weaker The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Friday as blue-chips lost momentum in the ...
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The Forex Report – FX Friday – 16 November 2018

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  The European zone has been the topic of discussion this week as BREXIT is pushed firmly into the spotlight once more. We have seen ...
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Morning Market Scoop 16 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 16 November 2018 In our last morning market scoop of the week: AA - ‘Huge’ Fuel Price Drop On Cards For December! ...
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Global stocks mixed as draft Brexit deal causes fractures

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Global stocks including the JSE traded relatively mixed on Thursday as the British Prime Minister tried to save the draft Brexit deal.
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5 Mistakes of the beginner trader

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New to trading? look out for these classic mistakes. In the beginning many new traders believe that there is nothing to trading and that ...
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Morning Market Scoop 15 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 15 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: MTN Makes Progress With Nigeria on $10.1 Billion Talks Macy's Earnings: ...
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FirstRand: "Perfection pricing", MN Ingham, 14 November 2018

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I have consistently maintained FirstRand as preferred exposure in this sector and that the bank warrants a premium in the banking sector. ...
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JSE weaker as Tencent releases its 3rd quarter earnings

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The JSE closed softer on Wednesday following a session where the index was trading mostly in the red. The All-Share index was set for some ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 14 November 2018

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With that impressive run we saw on the Dow after the Midterm elections came to a close the focus turns back to U.S and China trade talks. ...
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How to use Technicals to trade profitably - FREE webinar

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Planning your trades can go a long way in making sure you trade profitably. Most traders use a form of Fundamental and Technical research ...
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Morning Market Scoop 14 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 14 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: Discovery moves from medical aid and insurance to BANKING. The North ...
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Rebound falls short as JSE closes weaker

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The local bourse closed weaker on Tuesday following a relatively mixed session where the local index struggled for direction. The JSE ...
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Morning Market Scoop 13 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 13 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: Alibaba sets new Singles Day record with more than $30.8 Billion in ...
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The Commodity Report – 12 November 2018

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With Brent Crude Oil entering a bear market last week it seems that Saudi Arabia is open to talks of cutting Oil production to try and curb ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 12 November 2018

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL What to look forward to this week.  Global equity markets entered a fresh slump last week as concerns over global ...
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JSE closes weaker as fresh fears are reignited into global markets

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The JSE closed weaker along with other global markets on Friday as fears were sparked due to concerns over China and the US Fed. The US Fed ...
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Morning Market Scoop 9 November 2018

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In our morning market scoop:
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JSE weakens ahead of U.S interest rate decision

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as emerging markets retreated ahead of the US Fed interest rate decision. JSE-listed heavyweights dragged ...
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FED interest rate decision 8 November 2018

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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce whether the ...
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Morning Market Scoop 8 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 8 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: The scandal that shocked SA and possibly the biggest case of corporate ...
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Markets upbeat as US mid-term election results are announced

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The JSE inched higher on Wednesday as global stocks responded positively to the results of the US mid-term elections. Initial results from ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 7 November 2018

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As the Democrats take the House of Representatives in the Midterm elections the Republican have gained even more footing within the Senate. ...
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Morning Market Scoop 7 November 2018

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Barry Dumas serving some beef this morning. In our morning market scoop: U.S voters return to the ballad boxes to vote for a new House of ...
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Local stocks dip as caution prevails ahead of US mid-term elections

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The JSE fell along with European counters on Tuesday as global investors exercised caution ahead of the mid-term elections in the USA. With ...
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Morning Market Scoop 6 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 6 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: South African Airways clean-up. Gordhan tells SAA staff to ‘clean out the ...
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JSE shrugs off Asian weakness to close firmer

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The JSE edged higher on Monday as it brushed off earlier market jitters from Asia. Asian markets buckled as concerns over trade wars and ...
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The Commodity Report – 5 November

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The sanctions imposed by the U.S on Iran are taking effect as of today and possibly bringing with it the biggest supply disruption we have ...
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BHP Billiton, "Forward earnings materially higher at current spot commodity prices", 5 November 2018, MN Ingham

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In trading strategies, it is important to factor in that future earnings could be materially higher than is being assumed by sell-side ...
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How to use fundamentals to trade profitably - FREE webinar

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Our man on the trading desk Musa Makoni will be discussing how traders use fundamental analysis to make trade decisions in their ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 5 November 2018

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What to look forward to this week: Investors found some reprieve last week as global markets rebounded on the back of good US corporate ...
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Markets surge as trade war concerns thaw

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The local bourse concluded a week of recovery as it closed firmer on Friday. Global equity markets were buoyant on the possibility of the ...
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Morning Market Scoop 2 November 2018

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Barry Beef On The Morning Market Scoop In our morning market scoop: The Non-Farm Payrolls number will be released today around 14:30 SAST. ...
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JSE firmer as global investor confidence improves

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday led by gains mainly from the industrials sector. Sentiment has continued to improve in the Asian markets ...
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Imperial: AGM update, MN Ingham, 30 October 2018

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Industrial Transportation          Imperial                      AGM update Share price:R160   Net shares in issue: 200 million Market cap: ...
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ADP Non-Farm Employment change - Update for U.S Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP)

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The U.S. ADP Non-farm Employment Change is a very good predictor of the Non-Farm Payrolls report as the ADP Non-farm Employment Change ...
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Morning Market Scoop 1 November 2018

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 Whats The Beef This Morning Barry? Keeping it local today with, the Petrol price and the SABC Possible petrol price decrease....Is there ...
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Stocks close firmer to mark the end of red October

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The Chinese mainland equity benchmark rose despite a decline in the Non-Manufacturing and Manufacturing PMI numbers recorded in the numbers ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 31 October 2018

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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 31 October 2018 With our outlook of the 17th playing out nicely we might see some relief ...
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Morning Market Scoop 31 October 2018

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In our morning market scoop:
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Volatility remains the only constant in choppy markets

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Equity markets continued to lose ground on Tuesday as world markets fail to find any meaningful support.  The price action in the first ...
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The Equity Report – Technical Trade note on Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA 30 October 2018

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With the joint venture between Richemont and Alibaba, the future growth prospects for Richemont are looking good. The market has started to ...
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Morning Market Scoop 30 October 2018

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  Dangers of E-cigarettes and Richmond Alibaba deal The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just had a rude awakening to the fact that ...
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European auto stocks lead market rebound

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The JSE closed firmer on Monday mainly on the back of improved sentiment in European automotive stocks which saw European equities inch ...
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Your Trading Week Economic Calendar

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What to look forward to this week The market remains in bear territory as investor sentiment continues to deteriorate amid a flurry of ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls 2 November 2018

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release Friday 2ndof November 2018 Non-Farm Payrolls are usually reported on the first Friday of the month, ...
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Local bourse falls as global stocks resume slump

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The JSE fell on Friday as it followed the trend in other global markets which resumed their slump led by tech stocks. Amazon and Alphabet ...
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The Forex Report – FX Friday - 26 October 2018

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Dollar strength is currently the talk of the town as the greenback has gained close to 3% over the last month. If the Dollar continues to ...
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Morning Market Scoop 26 October 2018

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  Shiny Metal, Black Gold... Easy Squeezy! US Tariff relief on SA Metals Oil, Iraq’s new oil minister and OPEC South Africa Start up Awards ...
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JSE rises as markets stage rebound

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The JSE erased earlier losses to close firmer on Thursday following a European led rebound. The local bourse did open weaker after a steep ...
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BHP Billiton, “US disposals on track”, 24 October 2018, MN Ingham

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Other than FX changes affecting the LSE and JSE share prices, BHP Billiton has remained fairly firm on the Australia Stock Exchange. In ...
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Morning Market Scoop 25 October 2018

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  Stock markets continue to plummet Jitters are rife across most global equity markets as investors remain increasing bearish due to a ...
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JSE down as resurgence falls short

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The JSE tried to stage a rebound in the afternoon session to but it came up short to close weaker on Wednesday. The resurgence on the JSE ...
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Morning Market Scoop 24 October 2018

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  Minister Mboweni on a tight top as he delivers Mid-term budget Today Tito Titus Mboweni (TM)will deliver his maiden medium-term budget ...
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Global markets tumble amid market pessimism

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The JSE fell along with other global equity markets amid a stock market tumble led by European and US equities. Risk-off was the order of ...
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Morning Market Scoop 23 October 2018

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  When the lights go out and rainbows go missing from stocks: On Friday the problematic power utility, Eskom put two applications forward ...
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Chinese equity rally lifts the JSE

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The JSE started the week on the front foot as it closed firmer mainly on the back of positive sentiment emanating from Asian markets. Asian ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 22 October 2018

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What to look forward to this week A possible equity rout was averted on Friday following the release of weaker than expected Chinese GDP ...
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Local equities close flat as investors remain on edge

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The local bourse closed weaker on Friday concluding another difficult trading week for global stocks. China released its Q3 GDP QoY numbers ...
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Morning Market Scoop 19 October 2018

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  Options for BREXIT and SA Government efforts The BREXIT negotiations have hit yet another snag as the European Union (EU) and Britain ...
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Stocks retreat as global risk-appetite slows

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it continued to be weighed down by most blue-chip stocks which traded mostly weaker. Local equities ...
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Morning Market Scoop 18 October 2018

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  Mediclinic share price drop and FED meeting minutes Mediclinic is expecting around 10 pence per share from the previous 11.3 pence per ...
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JSE closes weaker as stocks erase gains

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The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Wednesday as blue-chip stocks withered. The Nikkei and the Shanghai Composite Index managed ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 17 October 2018

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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 17 October 2018 With the major selloff we saw in international markets last week, the market ...
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Morning Market Scoop 17 October 2018

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Possible Fuel Hike On The Cards Can a firmer Rand be our saving grace or will we be thrift shopping? Maybe the collapse of SARS eFiling ...
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US corporate earnings provide catalyst for stock gains

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday as global stocks shifted their attention to earnings releases from giants such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan ...
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Morning Market Scoop 16 October 2018

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Famous Brands and Cannabis Hype The best brands in the retail food sector face some heat and cannabis has taken the world by storm and the ...
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Global stocks resume downtrend

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The rally recorded in global stocks on Friday was short-lived as they resumed their downtrend on Monday. The downtrend was led Asian ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 15 October 2018

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What to look forward to this week   Global stocks had one of their worst performing weeks in last week’s trading. Tencent Holdings fell ...
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Spot EPS eases off - Mark Ingham 15 October 2018

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Sasol                      “Spot EPS eases off” Share price: R524  Net shares in issue: 624.5 million Market cap: R327.2 billion F2019 PE ...
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Morning Market Scoop 12 October 2018

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FAANG Stocks need Tequila! It's Fri'yay and last day to hammer the market for some sweet profits! I'm Barry "The Beef Dumas" and this is ...
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JSE falls as global stock rout continues

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The local bourse closed weaker on Thursday as global equity markets remained in a significant downtrend. Following a tech led sell-off in ...
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Morning Market Scoop 11 October 2018

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Looking at VBS Mutual Bank this morning along with some cheese... It's Throwback Thursday with The Verve! VBS Mutual Bank Issues and the US ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 10 October 2018

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Mainstream economists are warning that there are signs pointing to a market implosion in cryptocurrencies on the horizon. Juniper Research, ...
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Morning Market Scoop 10 October 2018

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New Finance Minister and Facebook’s new smart device It's humpday babeh! Let's turn the volume up with some Alt-J and have a look at what ...
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JSE closes flat and Tito Mboweni is announced as the new finance minister

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The local bourse closed weaker on Tuesday as stocks globally struggled to find a reprieve. The rand was volatile as the market tried to ...
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Tencent dog still wagging the Naspers tail - Mark Ingham 09 October 2018

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Cable and Satellite Media          Naspers/Tencent   “Tencent dog still wagging the Naspers tail” NPN share price ZAR: R2,870  NPN net ...
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Technical Trade note on DAX 30 - 9 October 2018

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I am revisiting my trade note I did on the German index (DAX 30) from 26 June where it looked like the early formation of a head and ...
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Morning Market Scoop 09 October 2018

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Resignation reports and Art pranks Barry "The Beef" Dumas unpacks what this means for our trading day while listening to local Top Hits on ...
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Rising US Treasury yields continue to supress global stocks

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Global equity markets including the JSE fell on Monday as stocks traded weaker due to the pressure emanating from rising US yields. The ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 08 October 2018

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The impact of US Treasury yields rising to 7-year highs has had a negative effect on emerging market currencies including the rand. The ...
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JSE closes week in the red after heavy week of data releases

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Equity markets ended the week weaker as the JSE continues to fail to find a bid. The local market pulled lower on Friday as the Resource ...
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Technical Outlook on Wall Street 30 for Non-Farm Payrolls 5 October 2018

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I am currently looking at the Wall Street 30 to see if the current pattern will playout or not. The Wall Street 30 is currently in a rising ...
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Morning Market Scoop 05 October 2018

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Jobs Friday and “Flying Automobiles” what a combination! Barry "The Beef" Dumas unpacks what this means for our trading day with a Friday ...
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Job Summit fails to lift equity market

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Equity markets failed to bounce on Thursday as investors looked for more signs of government commitment from the Jobs summit held in ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 5th October 2018

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release Friday 5thof October 2018 Non-Farm Payrolls are usually reported on the first Friday of the month, ...
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Imperial: "Value ahead of Motus unbundling", MN Ingham, 3 October 2018

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Industrial Transportation             “Value ahead of Motus unbundling” Share price:R167.00 Net shares in issue: 200 million Market cap: ...
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Morning Market Scoop 04 October 2018

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Some great (IPOs (Initial Public Offer) in focus... Barry "The Beef" Dumas unpacks what this means for our trading day with Judas Priest ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 03 October 2018

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Not much has changed in the cryptocurrency world since my last newsflash note, except that the latest craze in this space is a thing called ...
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JSE closes weaker after a flat start

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The bears continued to win the battle on the equities markets on Wednesday as the local market continued to give way.  The world bank cut ...
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Learn to trade profitably - FREE webinar

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Join Trade Specialists from the GT247.com trading desk in this insightful webinar where Paul and Barry will be discussing the basics of ...
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Morning Market Scoop 03 October 2018

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Petrol price at all-time highs as Brent Crude Oil hits the spotlight. Barry "The Beef" Dumas unpacks what this means for our trading day ...
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Technical trade note on Sibanye-Stillwater (SGL)

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Sibanye has had its fair share of hardships this year, but it seems that the miner’s share price might just be set for a turn around. We ...
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Trump coins up USMCA as “new deal for NAFTA”

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The local market bounced on Monday ahead busy week on the world economic data front.  The Non-Farm payroll numbers will be the highlight of ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 01 October 2018

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The last week of September ended with a bang as the US and China continued to impose trade tariffs on goods from their respective ...
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JSE closes the quarter in the red

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There was no respite for the local market on Friday as the local bourse closed the day deep in the red. The JSE closed the quarter in the ...
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Vultures and Dead Cats Bouncing - Trader slang is unique

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Traders are a unique bunch of people and in the fast-paced world of the financial markets, traders use slang words to express meaning and ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 27 September 2018

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Red flags were raised as news surfaced that some exchanges have reported obscure trading volumes being on their platforms. BitForex, a ...
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Charter pushes miners into the red

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The local bourse continued to slide on Thursday as international markets tracked US equities lower after the FED announced a 0.25% increase ...
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Rand advances in late trade leaving JSE in the red

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South African markets were generally flat on Wednesday as investors look to the FED for direction. The FED will announce their interest ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 26 September 2018

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Trade Conviction: Medium With the pending interest rate decision later tonight, we might just see the U.S Indices have a sell-off in the ...
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Merafe: "Ferrochrome remains buoyant", MN Ingham, 25 September 2018

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Mining         Merafe                      “Ferrochrome remains buoyant” Share price:163 cents Net shares in issue: 2,51 billion Market ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision & impact on South Africa 26 September 2018

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The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce whether the interest rates in the U.S. will increase or ...
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Morning Market Report - FED Interest Rates and Trade Wars Trading Tip

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for in this morning market podcast by GT247.com.
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Choppies gets chopped as JSE sees red

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Equity markets opened the week deep in the red on Tuesday after the Heritage Day public holiday on Monday. Gloves are off as the trade war ...
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JSE rallies as the president announces economic stimulus plan

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The JSE firmed on Thursday along with other major global markets as focus shifted from the Sino-USA trade war. The JSE rallied to close ...
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Technical Trade Note on BHP Billiton (BIL) - 21 September 2018

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It has been a month since my previous note on BHP Billiton, after hitting our target price the price action has moved significantly lower. ...
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Technical Trade Note on Nasdaq 100 - 21 September 2018

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With the U.S. markets pushing higher to all time highs I am looking at the tech sector and the Nasdaq 100 index to do the same over the ...
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Morning Market Report - Rand Strength

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for in this morning market podcast by GT247.com.
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Stocks rise as markets shift attention from the trade war

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The JSE firmed on Thursday along with other major global markets as focus shifted from the Sino-USA trade war. Locally, the market was ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 South African ...
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Technical Trade note on Sasol Limited (JSE:SOL) - 20 September 2018

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Our Sasol Limited (SOL) trade did not trigger and sold off within the bull flag back to the trend support line (Red dotted). I have revised ...
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Morning Market Report - Local Interest Rate Decision

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for in this morning market podcast by GT247.com.
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Local bourse inches higher as inflation slows

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The JSE barely closed firmer on Wednesday mainly on the back of gains in recorded in the financials and resources indices. On the economic ...
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Morning Market Report - Trade Wars

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for in this morning market podcast by GT247.com.
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JSE closes flat as markets struggle for direction

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The local bourse struggled for direction on Tuesday as global markets digested the imposition of a 10% tariff on Chinese goods by the USA, ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 18 September 2018

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The battered and bruised cryptocurrency market does not seem to deter the number of new hedge fund entrants into the market. According to ...
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Morning Market Report - Naspers Unbundle

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for in this morning market podcast by GT247.com.
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JSE closes weaker as global markets react to new tariffs

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday following a session where it mostly traded in the red. Global markets struggled after Donald Trump ...
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Technical Trade note on Sasol Limited (JSE:SOL) - 17 September 2018

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Looking at the price action of Sasol Limited (SOL) we can see the price has been in an uptrend over the last couple of months. Taking a ...
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Monday Wake Up Call 17 September 2018

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This Monday morning, Musa Makoni, gives us a round up on what we can look forward to in this week of trading. 
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Rand hedges rebound to lift the JSE

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The JSE closed firmer on Friday as rand hedges rebounded following the retracement in the rand. Rand hedges found some momentum as the rand ...
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JSE barely closes firmer after a mixed session

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The JSE inched higher on Thursday as retailers and blue-chip index heavyweights firmed. There was some disappointment in the South African ...
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UK Interest Rate Decision 13 September 2018

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The Bank of England (BOE) monetary policy committee will be announcing their interest rate decision today at 13:00 South African time. Here ...
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UK and EUR Interest Rate Decisions in focus today

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for. Keeping a close eye on cryptocurrency looking to break support.
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JSE closes lower as retail sales disappoint

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The JSE closed softer on Wednesday following disappointment in South Africa’s retail sales numbers for July which came in lower than ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 12 September 2018

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Cryptocurrencies have plunged to new depths on Wednesday as the Crypto Crash of 2018 has now surpassed the Dot-Com crash we saw in the year ...
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Two trades on our watchlist have triggered

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for. Both the South 32 and the Vodacom pending orders have triggered.
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Equity markets continued to sell off

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Equity markets continued to sell off on Tuesday as world markets begin to stomach the effects of future tariffs, proposed by the Trump ...
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Naspers claws back some of the discount to Tencent, MN Ingham, 11 September 2018

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On a relative basis, Naspers has outperformed Tencent in the past few weeks. This relative outperformance of late could reverse in time so ...
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Technical Trade note on Vodacom Group Limited (VOD) - 11 September 2018

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CONVICTION: MEDIUM With the spotlight firmly on the telecoms sector over the last couple of weeks, Vodacom Group Limited (VOD) might be set ...
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UK & US economic announcements to look out for today

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Barry "The Beef" Dumas updates us this morning on what to look out for as well as an update on a pending trade order on his South 32 ...
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New set of potential tariffs weighs down on emerging markets

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday as the trade war induced bearish sentiment persisted across emerging markets. Donald Trump threatened to ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 10 September 2018

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Last week ended with the release of US jobs data which came in better than anticipated for the month of August. US inflation is also in an ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 7th September 2018

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release Friday 7 September Non-Farm Payrolls are usually reported on the first Friday of the month, whereby ...
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Retailers and financials get a lift from the firmer rand

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday led by retailers and financials which rebounded on the back of the firmer rand. The rand strengthened ...
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Technical trade idea on South 32 Limited (S32) - 6 September 2018

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CONVICTION: HIGH (if resistance is broken) South 32 Limited (S32) a diversified miner recently released some solid results and is looking ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 6 September 2018

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Cryptocurrencies fell sharply on Wednesday to a nine-month low as concerns are growing that the broader adoption of cryptocurrencies will ...
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Emerging markets continue to suffer

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The Rand is showing no signs of resistance against the drop in value.
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JSE closes weaker as emerging markets remain subdued

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The JSE weakened further on Wednesday as the sell-off in emerging markets and the rand intensified. The rand slumped to a session low of ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 05 September 2018

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Trade Conviction: Medium The U.S markets have been the focus of much debate over the last couple of days as market analysts contemplate if ...
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South Africa technically enters a recession

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Yesterday the local GDP numbers were released and they technically put the country in a recession. This is the first time the country has ...
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JSE weaker as South Africa slips into a recession

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The JSE fell on Tuesday after data released by Statistics SA showed that South Africa’s GDP contracted for a second consecutive quarter. ...
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Sasol - Newsflash - Spot 2020 EPS edges closer to R100

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Sasol                      “Spot 2020 EPS edges closer to R100” Share price: R575  Net shares in issue: 612,2 million Market cap: R352 ...
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Technical trade note on Nymex Light Crude / West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil - 4 September 2018

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U.S sanction on Iran has put oil back into the spotlight as the world’s top buyers of oil are starting to feel the squeeze. Countries like ...
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Emerging market sell-off pushes the Rand closer R15 against the Dollar

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A continuing sell-off in emerging markets has hit the local currency, leaving only 15 cents between the current price and R15 against the ...
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JSE struggles for direction as trade concerns dim optimism

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The JSE got off to a cagey start as global markets struggled to find direction amid the trade war escalations. Concerns are rife that the ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 3 September 2018

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A brand-new week and month is upon us. Trade wars and the Turkish lira dominated the news headlines in the month of August and certainly ...
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Labour in the United States

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The U.S markets won’t be open this today as it is Labour day. This week we also have Facebook, Twitter and Google executives testify on ...
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Index heavyweights drag the JSE lower

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday as Naspers and other index heavyweights dragged the local bourse lower. Most of the blue-chip counters were ...
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BHP Billiton - Giving back cash

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BHP BILLITON Share price: AUD33,78 ASX, GBP16,69 LSE, ZAR319,80 JSE Net shares in issue: 2,11 billion LSE and JSE Net shares in issue: 3,21 ...
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Local markets take a nosedive and Trump on the offence

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The U.S. President has been on the offence yesterday, by firstly stating that the United States will withdraw from the World Trade ...
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Concerns over US-China trade spat reignites market jitters

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Global stocks retreated on Thursday as concerns arose that China and the USA might not reach a deal on their trade spat soon. These ...
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Bull markets continues in the United States, despite simmering trade tensions

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U.S markets closed firmer at the end of the trading session, with the S&P 500 closing above 2900 for the first time.
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Local bourse closes firmer after a mixed trading session

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday following a mixed trading session where the local bourse swung between gains or losses. Global markets ...
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Earning results for a number of companies expected today

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A number of companies are expected to release numbers today, the likes of Mediclinic, Telkom, Adcock, Growthpoint Properties and Murray & ...
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Firmer rand lifts financials and retailers

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Retailers and financials led the JSE higher on Tuesday after the rand strengthened to a 2-week high against the greenback. The rand briefly ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 28 August 2018

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The price of Bitcoin is ticking higher once more even though news surfaced that the adoption of Blockchain technology in corporate America ...
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Global showing strength after Trump announced the new trade deal to replace NAFTA

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President Donald Trump stated that the United States is pursuing a new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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Global stocks rally on NAFTA deal

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The JSE rallied along with other global markets to close firmer on Monday as optimism crept back amongst investors. Positive developments ...
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Nasdaq 100 trade update - 27 August 2018

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The Nasdaq 100 is at all-time highs and the technical trade note has played out well. We have reached our target price and I have move our ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 27 August 2018

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Last week was mainly dominated by earnings from some JSE listed blue chip stocks. Evidence of the tough retail operating environment has ...
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JSE climbs thanks to Dollar weakness and the positive sentiment after Naspers AGM

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Local market heavy weight, Naspers, hosted an AGM on Friday. The company closed up by 2.82 per cent. Elsewhere, Fed Chair stated that the ...
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JSE caps off week of gains

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The JSE capped off a week of consecutive gains as it closed firmer on Friday led by index heavyweight Naspers and miners. The local bourse ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 24 August 2018

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On Wednesday we saw a surge in the Bitcoin price to $6875 as another round of Crypto exchange traded fund (ETF) providers were due for ...
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Trade war tensions soften ahead Powell’s address

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The Chinese government stated that talks with the United States were constructive and honest.  The Federal Reserve chairman, Jarome Powell ...
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Local bourse inches higher after a mixed session

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The JSE closed marginally firmer on Thursday following a rather mixed session where the index struggled initially. Clicks [JSE:CLS] jumped ...
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Bidcorp results - stock offering attractive comparable value

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  Bidcorp presents comparatively good value relative to international peers. At R290, the stock trades on a forward PE of 20x and EV/EBITDA ...
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Rand rallies as the Dollar index and 10- year Treasuries drops

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In yesterday’s trading session we saw the local consumer inflation rise to its highest in 10 months, which has many analysts stating that ...
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JSE rises as emerging market recovery continues

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The JSE rose for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as emerging markets remained buoyant. In the currency markets, the greenback ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note - 22 August 2018

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Trade Conviction: Medium Just as quick as the U.S. market reached new highs on Tuesday, sending the S&P to a new intraday record we saw an ...
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Michael Cohen pleads guilty

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U.S. President, Donald Trump’s former lawyer plead guilty to charges against illegal campaign financing charges.
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US dollar slides as Trump criticizes US Fed

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The JSE reversed earlier losses to inch higher on Tuesday as emerging markets found some reprieve. The US dollar came under pressure ...
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Technical trade note on BHP Billiton (BIL) - 21 August 2018

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BHP Billiton (BIL) has released solid results for the period ending the 30th of June 2018. With an increase in profits over the period to a ...
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Earning results numbers expected from BHP Billiton and Harmony Gold

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A number of companies are expected to release their earning numbers, such as Harmony Gold, BHP Billiton, Sea Harvest and Imperial Holdings.
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US-China talks lift global markets

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The JSE tracked higher on Monday as optimism over the US-China trade talks lifted global stocks. Equity benchmarks in mainland China and ...
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Technical trade note on Nasdaq 100 - 20 August 2018

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The infamous FAANG stocks have been under pressure of late but looking at the bigger picture, the Nasdaq 100 is still pushing higher ever ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 20 August 2018

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Last week was another tough one for the JSE All-Share index as it lost 1.83%. Emerging markets remain out of favour and locally this has ...
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Gold sector remains under pressure

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On Friday the gold sector dropped by 1.59 percent on Friday as the gold price remains under $1200.00 an ounce. In other news, Turkish ...
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JSE struggles to maintain earlier momentum

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  The JSE barely closed firmer on Friday as it struggled to maintain earlier gains. The rand weakened significantly against a basket of ...
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Technical trade note on S&P500 - 17 August 2018

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The U.S markets have rebounded significantly from the recent sell off we saw internationally on Wednesday. Yesterday we saw dip buyers ...
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China-US trade talks could inspire market rebound

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Trade specialist Musa Makoni steps in for Odwa this morning to bring you your daily morning market podcast.
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Stocks rebound to lift the JSE

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Thursday following Wednesday’s sharp sell-off. Most of the blue-chip stocks which closed sharply lower ...
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Naspers, Overreaction to Tencent Q2, MN Ingham, 16 August 2018

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The Naspers reaction yesterday to the Tencent Q2 and six month result was overdone. Naspers was down 8% to R3,060 per share.  The result ...
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Drastic drop in commodity prices and lower than expected numbers from Tencent hits JSE hard

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The commodity prices took a dive and local gold companies followed. The $Gold price has managed to drop more than 3 percent this week ...
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Naspers drags the JSE lower following Tencent’s weaker results

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The JSE slipped on Wednesday after Naspers slumped following the release of Tencent Holdings’ 2nd quarter earnings results. Tencent ...
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Rand strengthens despite the dollar index raising

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The Rand showed strength against the major currencies which was beneficial to the financial sector. We also saw the gold sector suffer as ...
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Blue chips pull back as rand stages mild recovery

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The JSE eased on Tuesday as rand hedges retreated due to the firmer rand
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 14 August 2018

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Cryptocurrencies just can’t seem to catch a break as we saw Bitcoin fell over 6% below $6000 per coin in the Tuesday morning trading ...
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Emerging markets under pressure thanks to Turkey’s state of affairs

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The economic troubles in Turkey have gripped global financial markets, with investors scrambling to determine whether and how far pain ...
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Turkish currency crisis continues to weigh on emerging markets

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The JSE and European counters dragged lower on Monday after the Turkish lira slumped to a new all-time low overnight. The contagion arising ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 13 August 2018

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An emerging market currency rout is currently underway due to the slump in the Turkish Lira. As of Monday morning, we have seen the rand ...
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Emerging markets suffer with geopolitical tensions

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Markets fell across the globe, with events in Turkey dominating. The lira recovered some of Friday’s drop as Turkey’s central bank took ...
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Turkish Lira implosion spells trouble for emerging markets

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday even as rand hedge stocks rose on the back of the weaker rand. The rand along with other emerging market ...
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Forex Technical Note USD GBP EUR ZAR - 10 August 2018

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We have seen volatility return to emerging market currencies as the Turkish Lira lost over 5% in yesterday’s trade and is continuing its ...
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Asian markets decline as geopolitical tensions intensify

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Asian markets a currently down by north of a percent as China has responded to the Trump administration with regards to the trade war. The ...
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Trade tensions reignite trade cautiousness

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The JSE barely closed firmer on Wednesday as investors turned cautious after China announced its plans to retaliate to the latest US ...
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Technical trade note on Wall Street 30 Updated - 8 August 2018

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We have seen some positive movement on Wall Street 30 from the release of the Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) number. The number came in a lot ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 08 August 2018

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Bitcoin has broken down from the $6879 support level as highlighted in our crypto newsflash note from the 6th of August. The cryptocurrency ...
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Global markets close firmer

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As a result of the earnings season, we witnessed the U.S. stocks approaching fresh all-time highs. For instance, the S&P500 index closed at ...
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JSE rallies on the back of positive Chinese sentiment

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The JSE closed higher on Tuesday as the big jump in Asian counters inspired a rebound in global stocks. Chinese stocks shrugged off the ...
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Brait - Mind the gap

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I continue to recommend avoiding Brait. The latest results from troubled New Look don’t hold out much hope that we’ll see recovery in that ...
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Nedbank and Royal Bafokeng Platinum to release earning results

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Earning season continues in America and in local markets we have results released by Nedbank and Royal Bafokeng Platinum.
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Local bourse starts the week on the backfoot

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The JSE got off to a slow start for the week as it closed softer on Monday. The local bourse opened mildly firmer but struggled to gain any ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 06 August 2018

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Crypto currencies, especially Bitcoin came under pressure over the last week, giving back almost all the gains from the July breakout. The ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 06 August 2018

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Following a week filled with major central bank interest rate decisions we expect this week to be relatively quiet. The Bank of England ...
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Earnings season continues in the United States

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A new week starts with more companies expected to release their earnings reports in America. So far they have been volatile and ...
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European counters inspire a rebound on the JSE

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Friday following Thursday’s trade war induced sell-off. The local bourse tracked higher along with ...
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Technical trade note on Wall Street 30 - 3 August 2018

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I will be looking at Wall Street 30 as my Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) trade as the jobs number will have a direct impact on the index. Two ...
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Today is NFP day and earnings boost Apple

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After tech giant, Apple released their earning result numbers, the companies share price rose and lead it to becoming the first U.S company ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 3rd August 2018

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Non-Farm Payrolls are usually reported on the first Friday of the month, whereby the number of additional jobs added from the previous ...
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JSE slides along with global peers on trade concerns

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Global markets pulled back on Thursday as trade concerns were reignited following news that the Trump administration was looking to raise ...
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Sasol Fundamental Analysis- Pick a number

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Further to my trading statement analysis dated 20 July, as each day that goes by with Brent crude oil at above $70/bbl so the EPS effect ...
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UK Interest Rate Decision 2 August 2018

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The Bank of England (BOE) monetary policy committee will be announcing their interest rate decision today at 13:00 South African time. ...
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Fed rates remain unchanged

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In yesterday’s FOMC meeting, the federal reserve came to the conclusion to leave the rates unchanged. Furthermore,  first time since June, ...
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Investor fears weaken the JSE

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The JSE was off to a rocky start on Wednesday as investor fears set in surrounding the ANC’s announcement Tuesday evening that the ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision & impact on South Africa.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce whether the interest rates in the U.S. will increase or ...
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Glencore Fundamental Analysis- Q2 production has no surprises but legal issues dampen investment case

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Glencore Q2 production had no surprises and annual guidance has been kept, with the exception of lead and coal that are revised slightly. ...
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Trump forces China to the negotiation table

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During the course of yesterday, the Trump administration announced that its looking to impose more tariffs on imports from China by 10 ...
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Turnaround for the JSE due to renewed talks between China and United States

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International markets including the JSE was off to a muted start on Tuesday morning as growth in Chinese manufacturing for July slowed down ...
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 31 July 2018

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Bitcoin has been a hot topic over the month of July as we saw the cryptocurrency surge over the $8000/ coin mark. With the price currently ...
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Gold sector finishes the day strong

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The gold sector had a great run in yesterday’s trading session, to close up by 2.29%. The gold price has been in a bearish trend with the ...
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Local bourse edges higher

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The JSE All-Share index traded firmer throughout the day but only manage to close 0.26% higher by the market close, while the blue-chip JSE ...
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Markets react favourably to BRICS summit

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The Rand continued to show strength at the end of the training session on Friday. On Friday we also saw European markets close positive and ...
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JSE closes firmer as rand hedges advance

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The JSE inched higher on Friday as rand hedges rose on the back of the firmer rand.
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Day two of BRICS summit

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After the second day of the summit, we had all the leaders in BRICS have a closed session meeting. Russian President asked about the ...
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Trade agreement brings relief to global markets

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The local bourse advanced on Thursday following the agreement reached between Donald Trump and the European Union to negotiate on trade.
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Rand strengthened after the first day of BRICS summit

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The sentiment around the summit is positive with South Africa dubbed as the ‘gateway to Africa’. The BRICS members have said that there is ...
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Trade worries weigh on stocks

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The JSE retreated along with other global stocks on Wednesday as trade worries reignited market fears.
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Cryptocurrency Newsflash - 25 July 2018

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Cryptocurrency Newsflash – 25/07/2018 The burning question on every cryptocurrency investor’s mind is whether Bitcoin is back? ...
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First day of the BRICS Summit

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Yesterday we had the President of China arrive in South Africa and meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. After the meeting, ...
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Risk on as global markets and local miners rally

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Global markets rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Wall Street and improved investor appetite lifted stocks.
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Technical trade note on Wall Street 30

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With earnings season in full swing I will be looking to buy Wall Street 30 if we see a daily close above the 25225 price level.
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Technical trade note on the FTSE 100

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In conjunction with our GBP/USD currency pair trade from earlier today I will be looking to buy the FTSE 100 if we see a daily close above ...
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Kumba Iron Ore Fundamental Analysis- Check the change in divided policy.

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Mining - Kumba Iron Ore  
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Technical trade note on GBP/USD

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There might be more down side for the GBP/USD currency pair from current levels if we see the Dollar (USD) strengthen from current levels.
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Chinese 10-year bond yield up to 4 week high

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The yuan slid by 0.6% a day after a record injected of funding for banks. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday that the ...
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AngloGold Ashanti Fundamental Analysis - Barrick veteran appointed new CEO

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JSE pulls backs as emerging market currencies take a knock

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The JSE pulled back on Monday as emerging markets came under pressure following Donald Trump’s comments about Chinese and European ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 23 July 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week
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President Trump accuses the EU and China of manipulating currencies

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On Friday, the United States President announced a new threat to add additional duties on all imports from China. He stated that he’s ...
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JSE advances as retailers and financials maintain momentum

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The JSE advanced on Friday as retailers and financials continued to lift the local bourse higher.
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Sasol Fundamental Analysis - Trading statement analysis

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Sasol Share price: R500  Net shares in issue: 610,7 million Market cap: R305,5 billion Forward PE F2018: 12,1x Forward dividend yield: 2,6% ...
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JSE closes firmer as reserve bank keeps rates unchanged

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The JSE closed marginally firmer on Thursday after another mixed trading session.
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Technical trade notes ahead of interest rate decision - 19 July 2018

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With the looming interest rate decision, we might see some movement on the local front. I will be looking at the Alsi Sept 18 and the ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 19 July 2018

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 South African ...
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Oil prices climbed after increase in U.S crude stockpile

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Data from the Energy Information Administration showed an unexpected build in U.S. crude stockpiles amid a surge in imports. Inventories of ...
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JSE closes firmer after flat trading session

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday after a relatively muted trading session. The local bourse struggled to find a significant catalyst for ...
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Cryptocurrency Flash News - 18 July 2018

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Cryptocurrency Flash news – 18/07/2018 Cryptocurrencies have made a turn around since the weekend and we have seen Bitcoin gain over 3% ...
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Sibanye Fundamental Analysis - Wheaton streams in cash

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Sibanye “Wheaton streams in cash” Share price: R7,38   Net shares in issue:2,2 billion Market cap: R16,0 billion On a blended DCF and EV ...
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Nasdaq reaches All-time high

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The Nasdaq went to reach all-time highs in yesterday’s trading session. Further growth seems to be on the cards as we are still in earnings ...
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Financials and retailers brake the JSE’s losing streak

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The JSE broke a five-session losing streak to close firmer on Tuesday as financials and retailers lifted the local bourse. The All-Share ...
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Oil price takes a massive drop

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The oil price took a considerate decline to a near three-week low. The move was triggered after an offer from Saudi Arabia to add more ...
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Weaker Chinese data weighs on global markets

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The JSE started the week on the backfoot as weak Chinese growth numbers weighed on global markets. Chinese GDP QoY came in at 6.7% which ...
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Technical trade AUD / USD - 16 July 2018

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Trade note on AUD/USD 16 July 2018 If we see weakness coming through on the Dollar index (DXY) from current levels we might just see the ...
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The Fundamentals of Fundamentals

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What is a fundamental analysis: At GT247.com we employ the services of fundamental analysts who are at the top of their game. Mark Ingham ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 16 July 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week US earnings season is upon us and we have already seen earnings results from some of the USA’s ...
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China’s economic growth slowing down

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Data this morning showed China’s economic expansion slowed down slightly from the previous quarter, with industrial output in June missing ...
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Local bourse closes weaker as blue-chips continue to struggle

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The JSE closed weaker for a fourth consecutive session on Friday to end the week in the red as the sell-off on the local bourse persisted. ...
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Fundamental Analysis BHP Billiton - Iron ore ends the year positively

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BHP BILLITON Sector: Mining Share price: AUD33,33 ASX, GBP16,42 LSE, ZAR287,87 JSE Net shares in issue: 2,11 billion LSE and JSE Net shares ...
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Global markets are up as the JSE closed softer

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The global markets closed positive yesterday as China is yet to retaliate to the tariff increase threats from the United States. Today, the ...
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Stronger rand weighs on the JSE

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday after erasing earlier gains as the negative trade war sentiment and stronger rand dragged the local ...
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Technical trade BRENT CRUDE OIL - 12 July 2018

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As soon as news broke out that the Saudis had indicated that they may raise production to a record 11 million barrels a day with effect ...
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Trade war tensions hurt the global markets

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U.S. markets cutting some of yesterday’s losses that were urged by anxiety that the Trump administration’s trade stance will weaken the ...
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Global equities slide as US announces fresh tariffs

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets lower due to renewed trade war concerns. Global markets came under ...
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Second punch thrown by the Trump administration at China

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The trade war intensified as the Trump administration released the proposed list of $200 billion of Chinese imports to be hit by tariff ...
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Steinhoff - Option pricing

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Steinhoff - “Option pricing” Fundamentals by Mark Ingham In providing context, I think the result for the six months ended 31 March 2018 ...
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JSE bucks the trend in other global markets to close weaker

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The JSE bucked the trend to close lower on Tuesday as retailers and financials dragged the index lower.
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Brexit negotiations on the rocks as two senior ministers resign

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Yesterday, the pound dropped as much as 0.7 percent after Johnsons’ resignation. The pound pared losses among declining concerns that the ...
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Trade concerns abated as global markets rally

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Markets started the week on a positive note as equities advanced thanks in part to the upbeat US jobs data from Friday. Concerns about the ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 09 July 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Following last week’s buzz surrounding Non-Farm Payrolls and the implementation of tariffs on ...
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World markets rise amidst trade war

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The United States and China implemented their import tariffs on one-another on Friday. U.S and Asian markets are up after the tariffs were ...
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Softer close for the JSE after bourse erases earlier gains

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The JSE erased earlier gains to end the day softer as blue-chips lost their earlier momentum. Friday marked the implementation of US ...
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Trading Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin & Ethereum

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What can be said about Cryptocurrency that has not been said or talked about before? Crypto has been the global talking point over the last ...
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Technical trade GOLD (XAU) - 6 July 2018

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Trade idea on Gold (XAU) We have seen a selloff in Gold (XAU) over the month of June and it looks like the buyers are returning to the ...
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Trade war started at 06:01 local time

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The United States imposed President Donald Trump’s tariffs of $34 billion on Chinese goods at 00:01 in Washington DC. We also had FOMC ...
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JSE closes weaker after a relatively slow trading session

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday following another flat trading session in which the local bourse struggled to find a catalyst for ...
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Technical Trade Note Kumba Iron Ore JSE:KIO - Updated

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Update – Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) – 04/07/2018 Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) has finally reached our first target price of 32499c and it has been a real ...
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Second day with the JSE up thanks to the Financial and Gold sector

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Trader and investors alike have their focus shifting to an eventful end to the week, with minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting. ...
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Financials lead the JSE’s recovery

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The local bourse managed to close firmer on Wednesday despite trading mostly weaker for most of the session. Rand hedges pulled back due to ...
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China throws its first punch and pledges to keep the currency stable

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China threw the first punch ahead of tariffs expected to be imposed on the country by the United States. a Chinese court temporarily banned ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 6th July 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release It is time again for the monthly US Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) numbers to be released. The US Non-Farm Payroll ...
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The JSE closes firmer after muted start

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday following a flat trading session in which the index struggled to find a catalyst for direction. Local ...
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Glencore DOJ investigation perspective by Mark Ingham

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Just as Glencore thought it had put a few headaches behind it in DR Congo, the miner receives a subpoena from the US Department of Justice ...
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Today marks the last day to trade to get dividends

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If you would like to get some dividends on a number of companies, today marks the last day to trade.
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Local bourse retreats as trade concerns linger

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The JSE retreated on Monday as global equity markets slowed down due to increasing trade war concerns. The local bourse started the 3rd ...
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Sibanye, Legal shakedown looms by Mark Ingham

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Sibanye “Legal shakedown looms” Share price: R8,00   Net shares in issue:2,2 billion Market cap: R17,6 billion Blended DCF and EV basis I ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 02 July 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week We are officially in the second half of the year and it has been rough year for the JSE so far. ...
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Friday was a good day for the JSE

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The local market closed stronger on Friday with all the sectors up by more than 2%.  The JSE ALSI closed up 3.25%. The U.S President stated ...
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Emerging markets bounce back from 10 month lows

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The Rand strengthened against major currencies, which helped the financial sector strengthen by 0.84%. This morning, the currency in focus ...
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JSE manages to close firmer after weaker start

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The JSE advanced on Thursday despite a slow start which saw it briefly trade in the red. Trading on the local bourse was very similar to ...
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Rand weakens by more than 2% against major currencies

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The Dollar index tested its highest point in a week translating to the financial sector to drop by 2.57%.  The MSCI Currency Index is ...
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JSE buoyed by recovery in global equities

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The JSE recovered from an earlier slump to close the day firmer on Wednesday as global equities staged a minor recovery. The local bourse ...
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Local Gold sector drops the JSE

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Another death of a miner affects the companies share price. Gold dropped by 0.45% in yesterday’s trading session and the JSE ALSI drops ...
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JSE erases earlier gains to end the day weaker

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The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Tuesday as index heavyweight Naspers dragged the blue chips lower. Naspers [JSE:NPN] traded ...
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Technical trade DAX 30 Index - 26 June 2018

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Trade idea on the DAX 30 Waning economic data out of Germany over the last six months has seen German IFO business climate sentiment Index ...
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Kumba Iron Ore, trading statement context

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Kumba Iron Ore, trading statement context First half earnings will be a lot lower than the first half of F2017. Whilst KIO is guiding ...
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Last day to trade to get some dividends

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A number of companies are going ex-dividends tomorrow. Hold the instrument today at close of business to qualify for the dividends.
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JSE closes weaker due to increased trade war concerns

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday as global markets started on the backfoot due to increased trade war concerns. Trade concerns were ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 25 June 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week The trade war between China and the USA continues to weigh down on global equity markets. The JSE ...
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Tensions intensify in trade war

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Trade tensions between the world’s two-largest economies that have rattled markets this month are still the main focus for investors. China ...
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Blue chips lift the JSE

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The JSE closed firmer on Friday as blue-chip stocks and the stronger Rand helped propel the bourse higher. The Rand strengthened in today’s ...
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Oil up ahead OPEC meeting

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Ahead today’s OPEC meeting, the producer cartel led by top exporter Saudi Arabia, and its allies reached a preliminary agreement despite ...
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JSE pulls back as trade concerns are reignited

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The JSE eased on Thursday following a relatively muted trading session compared to the previous 3 trading sessions. Trading on the local ...
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U.K Interest Rate Decision

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The Bank of England (BOE) monetary policy committee will be announcing their interest rate decision today at 13:00 South African time.
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Another all-time high for the Nasdaq

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The American index reached all time high during yesterday’s trading session. This is the 7th time the index has reached all time highs this ...
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Reprieve for global markets sees JSE close firmer

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The JSE found some reprieve on Wednesday as global markets rebounded mainly on the back of new Chinese stimulus. The Chinese central bank ...
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Geopolitical tensions put local markets under pressure

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Assets in emerging markets have been hit hard as the increase in tensions coincides with sharper projections for U.S. interest-rate hikes. ...
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Markets continue to reel as trade concerns remain

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The JSE trended lower along with other global equity markets as trade concerns continued to dominate market sentiment. Donald Trump ...
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Technical trade note Truworths - 19 June 2018

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Trade idea on Truworths International Limited (TRU) The price of Truworths International Limited (TRU) has been consolidating over the last ...
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China, your move

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The markets continue to react to the unwanted trade war between the U.S and China. Stock markets around the world dropped and Bitcoin and ...
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Markets tumble as China retaliates to trade tariffs

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Global equities started the week on the backfoot as China retaliated to the USA’s tariffs. China has threatened to impose tariffs on US oil ...
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Anglo American in a good space with respect to the draft mining charter 18 June 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Anglo American                         “Anglo American in a good space with respect to the draft mining charter” Sector: Mining Share ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 18 June 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Central bank rate decisions grabbed the headlines last week and particularly the US Fed which ...
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Trade war begins

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The U.S threw the first punch in a trade fight and now Xi Jinping has no choice but to match Donald Trump blow for blow. In The U.S ...
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Markets slide as US announces tariffs on China

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Global markets including the JSE retreated on Friday after the USA announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods and services. ...
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Technical trade note ALSI - 15 June 2018

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We have seen a steady decline in the Rand over the last couple of trading sessions due to economic and political uncertainty combined with ...
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Eventful week ends with investor focus in Asia

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After the ECB conference yesterday, we saw a rally in the European markets as rates remain unchanged as expected and the announcement that ...
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Pressure mounts on emerging markets as US raises rates

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The JSE barely managed to close firmer on Thursday as it trended mostly lower along with other emerging market economies. Emerging market ...
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Federal Reserve raises rates, focus now on ECB conference

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The Federal Reserve raised the interest rates for a second time this year to 2%. Emerging markets to remain under pressure and investors ...
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Rand hedges lift the JSE

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The JSE rose on Wednesday as Rand hedges lifted the local bourse due to the weaker Rand. The Rand came under pressure in the morning ...
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Grindrod Shipping listing on NASDAQ 13 June 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Grindrod With respect to the impending Primary Listing of Grindrod Shipping on the NASDAQ (18 June 2018) and Secondary Listing on the JSE ...
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Technical trade note Old Mutual PLC - 13 June 2018

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Trade idea on Old Mutual PLC (OML) This Old Mutual PLC (OML) trade opportunity was brought to my attention by Piru Harington who is one of ...
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How the FED interest rate decision will impact South Africa

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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision & impact on South Africa. The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
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Investors looking towards today’s Federal Reserve meeting

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Investors have their attention on the Federal Reserve meeting that will be at 8pm  local time to see if the U.S will raise interest rates. ...
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JSE mildly firmer amid indecision on the Trump-Kim summit

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday as global markets were undecided on the implications of the meeting between Donald Trump and the North ...
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Technical trade note GBP/USD - 12 June 2018

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Trade idea on GBP/USD The GBP/USD (cable rate) has been moving lower as we see U.K Prime Minister Theresa May’s landmark Brexit deal goes ...
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U.S and North Korea summit starts today

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Historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader marks the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. ...
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Markets flat after muted trading session

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The JSE closed flat on Monday after a relatively muted trading session. The local bourse struggled to find impetus for significant momentum ...
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Rand tumbles as emerging markets sell-off continues

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday as emerging market currencies led by the Rand, tumbled against the greenback. The Rand weakened to its ...
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Sibanye Gold Limited (trading as Sibanye-Stillwater) 07 June 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Sibanye has halved in price since the announcement on 14 December 2017 that Sibanye and Lonmin reached agreement on the terms of a ...
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Rand takes a knock as JSE closes in the green

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The JSE closed firmer for a second consecutive session as Rand hedge stocks extended their gains on the back of the weaker Rand. The Rand ...
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Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited 06 June 2018 by Mark Ingham

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As part and parcel of the Moab Khotsong acquisitions, Harmony has successfully raised new capital via an initial share placement and a ...
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Technical trade note NASDAQ - 01 June 2018

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Update – NASDAQ trade note – 07/06/2018 Our Non-Farm Pay rolls trade idea on the NASDAQ has had a stellar run and reached our first target ...
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Ethereum-based blockchain proof of concept trial a success in South Africa

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South Africa’s central bank has revealed astonishing results of Project Khokha, its proof-of-concept trial to replicate interbank payments ...
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JSE rises as market shrugs off disappointing growth numbers

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Wednesday as the market recovered from the previous session’s slump. There was a minor disappointment ...
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GDP numbers disappoint investors

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Yesterday the GDP numbers came worse than expected with the graph below reflecting the different sectors and their contribution. This ...
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Local stocks slide as SA GDP disappoints

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The JSE was dragged lower on Tuesday as South African GDP data released by StatsSA missed most analysts’ expectations. The South African ...
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Sasol - Forward spot EPS surges, 05 June 2018

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Sasol | Fundamental and Technical Note        “Forward spot EPS surges” Sector: Energy Share price: R479  Net shares in issue: 610,7 ...
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Technical trade note BARCLAYS [JSE:BGA] - 05 June 2018

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Trade idea on Barclays Africa Group Ltd. (BGA) I have been keeping an eye on Barclays Africa Grp Limited (BGA) after a head and shoulder ...
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6 vs 1 as the U.S and Allies prepare to meet at G7 summit

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President Donald Trump is headed for a head-to-head with America’s allies at a Group of Seven summit this week, with the European Union and ...
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JSE tracks higher in line with other global markets

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The JSE was lifted on Monday as global markets responded positively to Friday’s upbeat US jobs report. US major indices gained over 1% on ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 04 June 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Donald Trump is looking to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium products from Canada, Europe and ...
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Technical trade note PALLADIUM [XPD/USD] - 04 June 2018

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Technical take on Palladium (XPD/USD) The commodities have been in focus over the last couple of months with the looming trade war between ...
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Trade tensions increase between U.S and China

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China has warned it will withdraw from commitments it made on trade if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out a separate threat to impose ...
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JSE closes firmer as global stocks rise amid Italian coalition deal

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The JSE was lifted on Friday mainly due to the resurgence in global stocks amid the resumption of coalition talks in Italy. European ...
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MTN Iran update, MN Ingham, 31 May 2018

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MTN Iran update On MTN, US sanctions on Iran will prevent MTN from bringing back at least R1,5 billion per annum in cash to SA. I estimate ...
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Technical trade note African Rainbow Mineral Limited [ARI] - 01 June 2018

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Trade idea on African Rainbow Mineral Limited (ARI) African Rainbow Mineral Limited (ARI) have been testing the 11419c per share level on a ...
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Today we have NFP numbers

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Traders are bracing themselves for today's jobs report, with payrolls expected to rise and the unemployment rate seen holding at its lowest ...
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JSE rebounds as Italian crisis fears subside

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Thursday as it followed the trend in other global markets. Investors globally found relief in the ...
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Progress towards North Korea and US summit

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The US markets rallied yesterday as senior members of the two countries are taking the necessary steps for the summit to happen next month. ...
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JSE subdued as global equities remain on edge

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The JSE recorded another session of losses as global equities continued to trade weaker in light of the political crisis in Italy. The ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 1st June 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Yes, folks it is that time again for the monthly US Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) numbers to be released. The US ...
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Selloff in emerging markets because of political turmoil in Italy

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The political turmoil in Italy has investors nervous, which has led to a selloff in emerging market stocks and currencies. The main concern ...
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Global markets weaker as Italian political situation worsens

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as concerns about Italy induced a sell-off in global equities. Italy’s short-dated and long-dated Treasury ...
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STAR interim result assessment 29 May 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Catch a falling STAR? Underlying result is mixed and a touch weaker than may have been expected. Negative Steinhoff sentiment and the ...
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Technical trade note GOLD [XAU] - 29 May 2018

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Technical Trade Note on $GOLD [XAU] We have seen the price of Gold (XAU) move lower over the last two months. The price is currently ...
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A drop in the mining sector

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There has been a drop in the mining sector index as the price for precious metals (Gold in particular) and the Brent crude oil price has ...
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Weaker close on the JSE after dormant session

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The JSE closed softer on Monday following a rather dormant trading session. The local index struggled to find a catalyst for direction due ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 28 May 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Bond yields, particularly US Treasury yields continue to be the primary focus for global markets. ...
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A drop in the gold price brings down the gold sector

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JSE holds steady in cautious trade

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The JSE closed firmer on Friday after a cautious trading session where volatility was relatively subdued.
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Geopolitical tensions increase after U.S president cancels summit with North Korea

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SARB rate decision market implications by Mark Ingham

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SARB rate decision probably net supportive of ZAR but rate cutting is unlikely for the near future as the SARB is reluctant to be ...
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Local bourse loses steam to end the day in the red

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The JSE closed softer on Thursday after the local bourse failed to grasp onto its earlier gains.
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Trade idea on the USD/ZAR currency pair - 24 May

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Trade idea on the USD/ZAR currency pair. Looking at the USD/ZAR today, we might see some movement in the currency due to the Reserve Bank ...
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Morning Podcast - "Trump casts doubt over talks"

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JSE erases earlier losses to close firmer

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday despite briefly trading in the red after the index opened weaker. The majority of the blue-chip index’s ...
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SP500 - technical trade note 22 May 2018

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Trade Idea on S&P 500 I have been following the movement of the S&P 500 closely over the last couple of weeks and with the re-test of the ...
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Kumba Fundamental Update 22 May 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Kumba is maintaining its production target at 44 to 45 million for the year and is targeting margin expansion and life-of-mine extension.
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Earning results due today

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Geopolitical tensions have eased as the Trade war discussions have been put on the back burner in the time being. A number of companies on ...
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JSE closes flat after erratic trading session

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The JSE managed to close flat on Monday after a volatile trading session. The volatility on the local bourse could largely be attributed to ...
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Updated Mondi Limited JSE:MND - technical trade note 21 May 2018

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Update (2) - Mondi Limited (MND) (21/05/2018) What a roller coaster ride on Mondi Limited (MND) and we have finally reached our first ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 21 May 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week “Is it on or it is off?”, that was the question surrounding the proposed US and North Korea talks ...
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A weaker Rand hurts the financials

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In the last few trading sessions, we have seen a weaker Rand against the major currencies, which has hurt the financial sector. This may ...
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Rand slumps as 10-year Treasury yields blow out

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday as banks and retailers dragged the local index lower due to the weaker Rand. The benchmark 10-year Treasury ...
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U.S 10 year Treasury yields continue to climb

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Upward momentum in U.S 10 year bond yields remains intact as the benchmark bond advanced to trade at 3.12% up from 3.1%. US-Sino trade ...
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Markets weaker on the back of profit-taking

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as profit-taking swamped the market following the strong close recorded on Wednesday. Globally, benchmark ...
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Goldman Sachs announces launch of a new cryptocurrency

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Yesterday was an eventful day on global markets. Firstly, in the crypto world Goldman Sachs became the first major financial institution to ...
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JSE firms after Naspers jumps

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The JSE reversed earlier losses to close firmer on Wednesday as index heavyweight, Naspers, catapulted the local bourse. Naspers [JSE:NPN] ...
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Geopolitical tensions adds uncertainty in the markets

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Since the beginning of the week, there has been violence in the Middle East and trade negotiations with the top two Economic giants, the ...
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Higher US Treasury yields drag equities lower

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday after coming under significant pressure following the opening of US equity markets this afternoon. The ...
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Technical Trade Note Glencore PLC [JSE:GLN] 15 May 2018

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Technical trade note Glencore PLC (GLN) (15/05/2018) Glencore PLC (GLN) is setting up for a buy if we can get a close above 6492c per ...
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Rand weakens as 10 year yields flirt with 3%

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The 10 year US treasury bonds went to flirt with the 3 % mark once more to have the dollar index firmer against Emerging markets. Investors ...
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JSE gains towards the close

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The JSE got off to a slow start but it managed to gain towards the close to end the day firmer on Monday.
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Technical Trade Note AUD/CHF - 14 May 2018

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Update – (16/05/2018) - AUD/CHF
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 14 May 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran was the major headline for last week as ...
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OPEC states to have ‘enough’ spare production to cushion Iran situation

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JSE adds to gains on Friday 11 May 2018

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The JSE recorded a third consecutive session of gains which saw the local index close firmer on Friday.
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Q1 Tencent results due 16 May 2018 by Mark Ingham

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Tencent, now 31,2% owned by Naspers after selling 190 million shares or 2% of the 9,5 billion Tencent stock in issue, is reporting ...
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A retracement in the greenback gives strength to the Rand

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Throughout the week the Rand has been in a tough spot due to the Dollar strengthening, however yesterday, we witnessed a retracement in the ...
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Financials lift the JSE

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The JSE inched higher on Thursday as financials and index heavyweight Naspers lifted the local bourse. Local economic data disappointed as ...
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Sasol diesel pricing update by Mark Ingham

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Latest trends in diesel are positive for Sasol. Diesel pricing is reflecting growth in industrial production, with international distillate ...
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UK Interest Rate Decision

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The Bank of England (BOE) monetary policy committee will be releasing their interest rate decision today at 13:00 South African time. ...
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WTI oil price climbs in response to the US’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal

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As the most recent new development in geopolitical headlines, where the U.S has announced its decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear ...
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JSE closes firmer as global markets react to Iran deal exit

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The seesaw on the JSE continued as the local bourse managed to close firmer on Wednesday. The big discussion in global markets today was ...
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Technical Trade Note Brent Crude Oil

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Trade idea on BRENT CRUDE OIL (ICE) The oil prices have swung wildly the last couple of days and with the U.S pulling out of the Iran ...
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Oil price climbs after U.S president withdraws from Iran nuclear deal

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At 8pm, local time, we saw U.S President Donald Trump announce that the United States will be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. The ...
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JSE softer ahead of Trump's decision on Iran

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as stocks retreated from their mildly firmer close on Monday. Rand hedge stocks benefitted from the weaker ...
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Technical Trade Note Clicks [JSE:CLS]

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UPDATE - Clicks Group Limited (CLS) We have seen the share price surge this morning over 3% due to the inclusion of the stock into the MSCI ...
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Technical Trade Note Sappi [JSE:SAP]

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Trade idea on Sappi Limited (SAP) Sappi Limited (SAP) has formed a rounding bottom technical pattern and looks good for a buy at a close ...
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The U.S president expected to announce his decision of the Iran deal

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The focus for today’s trading session will be on the U.S President, Donald Trump, were he will be speaking at 8pm local time on his ...
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Markets inch higher after slow start

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The JSE recorded a firmer close on Monday after a relatively lukewarm trading session where the index lacked significant momentum. There ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 7 May 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week A brand new trading week is upon us and with it comes yet another opportunity to profit from the ...
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Dis-chem closes in the red despite an increase in earnings

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South African pharmaceutical chain Dis-Chem Pharmacies reported on Friday a 13.7 percent increase in full-year adjusted earnings and 13.3 ...
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Blue chip counters propel the JSE higher

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The JSE firmed on Friday as it rebounded from the aggressive sell-off recorded on Thursday. The local bourse was buoyed by US markets which ...
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Trade idea on EUR/USD

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Update - Trade possibilities on EUR/USD (17/05/2018) We have closed our trade on the EUR/USD for a 112-pip profit. Due to some indecision ...
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Naspers pulls the JSE down

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The media giant pulls the markets down after the Tencent had a negative day on Thursday. We also had the international market drop as trade ...
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JSE slides in line with global markets

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it followed the trend lower in other global markets. US markets came under pressure overnight after ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 4th May 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Yes, folks it is that time again for the monthly US Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) numbers to be released. The US ...
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Earnings results dominate the day

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This Thursday session there are a number of earnings results number that will be released and one to speak of is Harmony Gold. Yesterday we ...
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Choppy trading session for the JSE

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday after a relatively flat trading session in which the local bourse struggled for direction. Local ...
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Updated Mondi Limited JSE:MND - technical trade note 2 May 2018

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Update - Mondi Limited (MND) We have reached our first target price on Mondi Ltd (MND) and celebrating yet another profitable trade we ...
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FED interest rate decision 2nd May 2018

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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce whether the ...
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Focus on the Federal Reserve meeting

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The focus for today’s trading day is the FOMC statement, which has investors glued  to the outcomes and whether the policy makers will ...
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Firm close for the JSE as US futures provide direction

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The JSE closed firmer on Monday as the move higher in US equity futures gave the local bourse some direction. Japanese and Chinese equity ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 30 April 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week We have yet another shortened trading week on our hands but given the trends over the past few ...
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Earnings season continues

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Last week we saw Tech giants release their results in the U.S.A, which helped the American economy rally, with the help of the 10 year ...
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Greenback growth hurting our financial sector

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South Africa's rand tumbled to its weakest in more than the three months while bonds also slipped, as a rally in the dollar and U.S. ...
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Dollar rally sends global equities lower

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US markets sold off on Wednesday as investors continued to fear the effects of inflation on the US economy.  The US 10-year bond yields ...
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Exxaro Resources Ltd JSE:EXX - technical trade note

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Update (16/05/2018) - Exxaro Resources Ltd (EXX) Exxaro Resources Ltd (EXX) has reached our first target price of 12582c per share. We ...
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Bitcoin the new safe haven

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As we saw in the market where the DXY (Dollar index) continued to strengthen to reach 3 month highs, American markets came off by more then ...
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Treasuries trigger scurry for Dollar safety

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Global equity markets were firmer on the day as stronger earnings out of Alphabet post the US market close gave the markets some much ...
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Greenback strengthens as US 10 year treasury yield fell

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On Monday the Rand weakened against major currencies but noticeably against the US Dollar. This is on the back of the US 10-year treasury ...
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Risk on or is Risk off, that’s the question?

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The dollar continued its rally today sending emerging markets and commodity prices spiralling lower.  As we have highlighted in previous ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 23 April 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Calm has not yet found its way back on to international markets as China and America continue ...
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Steinhoff still needs to sell of more assets

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South African retailer Steinhoff remains in a "tough position" and is talking to creditors about restructuring debt, the company said on ...
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Earnings season rallies local bourse

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Earnings season is now in full swing now with strong earning being reported by domestically listed stocks and international stocks. US ...
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Steinhoff continues to find itself in muddy waters

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says it will ensure that those found to be liable for Steinhoff International’s demise are ...
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Volatility remains the only constant in world markets

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Volatility remains the only constant in world markets as geopolitical factors and economic data continue to swing the pendulum from one end ...
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Better than expected inflation and retail numbers strengthen the Rand

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South Africa's rand strengthened and bonds rallied on Wednesday after better than expected inflation and retail data. Lower inflation ...
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JSE trading firmer this Wednesday

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The JSE traded firmer on Wednesday shaking off some of the losses sustained on Tuesday as international markets rallied on the back of ...
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BHP Billiton PLC JSE:BIL - technical trade note

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Update (3) - BHP Billiton PLC (BIL) target price 3 reached (17/05/2018). BHP Billiton PLC (BIL) has crossed our third target price of ...
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Gold shares suffer

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The countries investment lions hit the ground running after South African president and UK Prime Minister agreed on a £50 Million deal ...
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Mondi Limited JSE:MND - technical trade note

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Trade idea on Mondi Limited (MND) There is a high probability that the price on Mondi Limited (MND) will move higher looking at the inverse ...
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JSE struggles compared to peers

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The JSE traded mostly weaker on Tuesday as it struggled to emulate the moves higher recorded in European indices. The local bourse opened ...
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Mediclinic International PLC JSE:MEI - technical trade note

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Trade idea on Mediclinic International PLC (MEI) I am looking to buy Mediclinic International PLC (MEI) at 10500c with a first target price ...
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Old Mutual - Ready for London exit by Mark Ingham

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Old Mutual has not been a favoured choice for me in insurance, with Discovery my top pick, followed by Sanlam. Old Mutual’s Belville ...
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Steinhoff in a bottom-less pit

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How to trade Rand hedged stocks

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The Rand (ZAR) in relation to Rand Hedged Stocks After looking at my trade idea on Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR)  I thought that ...
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Rand firmer as China reports import data

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JSE inches higher as Trump changes trade stance

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The JSE closed firmer on Friday which was in line with global markets which seemed to have shaken-off their concerns of a trade war and ...
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Bitcoin making a comeback?

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Markets close firmer after earlier weakness

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The JSE erased earlier losses to close firmer on Thursday in a session where the market struggled to get a catalyst for direction.
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Steinhoff in deep water

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Trumps comments reignite fears in global markets

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The JSE closed lower on Wednesday mainly on the back of profit-taking, as well as a flight to safety on the back of Donald Trump’s comments ...
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World Bank raises South Africa growth forecasts

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Trade idea on Old Mutual PLC (OML)

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Trade idea on Old Mutual PLC (OML)
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Markets rally on China's positive sentiments

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Global equity markets including the JSE gained on Tuesday after China’s president struck a positive tone with regards to his country’s ...
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Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA JSE:CFR - technical trade note

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Trade idea on Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) The price action in Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) has been testing the ...
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Global markets strengthen

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Muted trading session for the JSE

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The JSE closed firmer on Monday after a relatively muted trading session compared to the trend recorded last week. The local bourse opened ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 09 April 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week A trade war is definitely underway between the US and China, and at the moment both sides seem ...
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American markets slid after worse than expected NFP numbers

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Firmer close for JSE after slow start

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The JSE closed firmer on Friday after getting off to a rather slow start which saw it opening weaker.
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President Donald Trump ignores advice on the trade war

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Global equities rebound

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday which was in line with the trend in global equities which staged a comeback following consecutive ...
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Trade war causes volatility in the market

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Volatility peaks as trade war intensifies

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday in a session that was characterised by high volatility amongst the blue-chip constituents.
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 6th April 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Yes, folks it is that time again for the monthly US Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) numbers to be released. The number ...
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$USDCAD - Forex technical trade note

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I am looking to place a short trade on the USD/CAD as I have spotted a Head and Shoulders technical pattern on the currency pair. Also keep ...
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$USDJPY - Forex technical trade note

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I have spotted an inverse Head and Shoulders technical pattern on the USD/JPY currency pair and I am looking to place a long trade. Please ...
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Murray & Roberts scores big with mining project

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Trade war weighs on the JSE

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The threat of a trade war between the USA and China has sent jitters into global equity markets and the JSE has not been spared. The local ...
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Tech stocks pulling the US markets down

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Relief for the JSE

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The JSE found some relief on Thursday as it closed firmer following consecutive trading sessions of significant losses.
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Capitec Rallying round - [JSE:CPI] by Mark Ingham

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In my recent strategy note on banks (see “Richer Ramaphosa Rating” dated 22 March) I assessed only the big four banks, excluding Capitec as ...
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A cut in local interest rate

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Global equity sell-off weighs on JSE

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A sharp sell-off in US equity markets on Tuesday and Asian equities on Wednesday filtered onto the JSE as the local bourse closed sharply ...
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Opportunity to short the S&P 

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JSE lower after erasing earlier gains

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The JSE closed softer on Tuesday after it erased all the gains from earlier on in the session.
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Looking at Wall Street today

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Local equities softer despite global bounce

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday despite a relief bounce in other global equity markets. The local bourse traded flat after the open but it ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 26 March 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Tariffs, tariffs and more tariffs. President Donald Trump is laying down the hammer particularly ...
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JSE slides ahead of ratings decision

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The JSE traded softer on Friday ahead of the ratings decision from Moody’s which was expected well after the market close.
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Moody’s rate decision to be announced today

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Naspers drags JSE lower

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday mainly on the back of a sell-off in Naspers which came under significant pressure following the ...
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Naspers valuation update on Tencent sell-down

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Naspers’s sale of Tencent shares in the amount of 190 million, which is 2% of the 9,5 billion in issue, will realise around $10 billion. ...
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Retail sales numbers to be released

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Richer Ramaphosa Rating - Big 4 banks by Mark Ingham 

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The big four banks, FirstRand, Standard Bank, Barclays Africa Group, and Nedbank, are particularly sensitive to fluctuations in long bond ...
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CPI data sends retailers soaring

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The local bourse continued to struggle to find direction in early trade on Tuesday after US markets closed the day weaker on Monday ...
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Adding divergence to your trading arsenal

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Trading Education How to use Divergence Divergence is just one of the many Technical Analysis tools that traders use to determine whether ...
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Trade war hurts global markets

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Sluggish start to the week for the JSE

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The JSE closed flat on Monday after another sluggish trading session in which the local bourse struggled to find direction.
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 19 March 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week It’s a brand new week and with it comes a chance to look at things with a relatively new ...
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NASDAQ - Potential "short" technical note

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I will be looking to place a short trade on the NASDAQ as it seems to be breaking out of a rising wedge formation. I am looking for a close ...
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Nasdaq in focus

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Market struggles to find direction

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The local equity market was mixed on Friday in a session where the JSE swung between the red and green, as it struggled to gain significant ...
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EOH share price continues to drop

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JSE erases earlier gains to close lower

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The JSE erased its earlier gains to close weaker on Thursday following a similar reversal in some of the blue-chip counters.
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EOH share price free falls after releasing unfavourable results

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Retailers weigh on the JSE

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday as retailers and Naspers dragged the local index lower.
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Naspers - Potential "buy" technical note

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Naspers has presented a trade opportunity,  and I am looking to go long as the price action has broken out from a descending channel, and a ...
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Imperial Holdings- A potential "short" technical note

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I am looking to place a short trade on Imperial Holdings Limited if I get a daily close below the 23700c level. The technical set up looks ...
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Progressive dividend hard to justify - MTN [JSE:MTN] by Mark Ingham

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What was noteworthy about the 2017 annual result was a return to a “progressive” dividend policy, the sort of policy that hit a buffer once ...
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Global equity markets under pressure

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Local equities softer after a flat trading session

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday following a rather lukewarm trading session where the bourse traded mostly flat.
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Local manufacturing production numbers are expected today

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JSE firms on positive global sentiment

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The JSE started the week on a positive note as it was buoyed by the current positive sentiment in global equity markets.
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 12 March 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week
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Positive response by the markets towards the NFP

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JSE struggles to find direction

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The JSE eventually closed firmer on Friday in a session where the local bourse struggled to find direction.
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NFP Friday! Stadio also set to release results

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Local equities give up gains to end the day flat

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The JSE closed flat on Thursday in a session which saw it reverse most of its earlier gains.
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Earnings rush before markets open from $SBK, $EXX and $MTN

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Volatile trading session for the JSE

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The JSE tracked lower on Wednesday in a session that was characterised by significant volatility.
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RMB holdings to release results today

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JSE soars as GDP beats estimates

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The JSE jumped on Tuesday after South African GDP data released by StatsSA came in higher than market estimates.
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Outbreak weighs down on Tiger Brands share price

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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 9 March 2018

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US Non-Farm Payroll Release Yes, folks it is that time again for the monthly US Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) numbers to be released. Usually the ...
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JSE manages to close firmer after sluggish start

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The JSE ended the day firmer on Monday following a sluggish start which saw it trade briefly in the red.
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 5 March 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Global market trends continue to play a bigger factor in the direction of the JSE compared to ...
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Trading the DAX

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Market slide persists as Trump proposes tariffs

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The JSE slid further on Friday in line with global markets on the back of Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel imports into the USA. ...
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EUR/USD - GO LONG (WITH CAUTION)

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EUR/USD – Daily Recommendation: GO LONG (WITH CAUTION) Current Trend: Short-term down, but oversold. Med and long-term up. Strategy: Go ...
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Trade Gold -  SELL SHORT ON A BOUNCE

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GOLD ($) Current Trend: Short-term down. Med-term up. Long-term sideways to up. Strategy: Sell short on a bounce to $1325. Chart and ...
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Mondi to release results today

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Equity markets jittery ahead of Powell's speech

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European equity markets and the JSE were on edge ahead of the US Fed Chairman’s speech at the US Congress. The JSE traded softer on ...
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Strengthening fundamentals - ANGLO AMERICAN [JSE:AGL] by Mark Ingham

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Since my last note on Anglo American dated 16 February (see “South African political tailwind”) the company has reported a pleasing set of ...
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Barclays Africa to release results

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US FED Chair's testimony drags global equity markets

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Global equity markets including the JSE came under pressure on Wednesday following new US Fed chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony before ...
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BIDVEST Potential Long Trade- Technical Note

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Bidvest has pulled back from its most recent rally and there might be an opportunity for another minor rally should the current support ...
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Motion passed for Expropriation of land without compensation

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JSE bouyed by financials and retailers

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Local equity markets closed firmer on Tuesday as retail and financial stocks led gains on the JSE.
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Undervalued offshore opportunity on rand strength - BIDCORP [JSE:BID] by Mark Ingham

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Bidcorp, the international foodservice specialist, reported good underlying constant currency results for the six months ended 31 December ...
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President Ramaphosa reshuffles his cabinet

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Positive global sentiment lifts the JSE

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The JSE started the week on a positive note as it inched higher in line with the positive global equity sentiment. The Rand peaked at a ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 26 February 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week Last week was mainly characterised by earnings results from JSE listed companies and they were ...
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Trading the NIKKEI 225

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S&P 500 INDEX - Temporary pullback

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Recommendation: BUY AGAIN AFTER A PULLBACK Current Trend: Short-term technically still down. Med-term sideways. Long-term up.
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Relief for the JSE

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The JSE had some reprieve on Friday as the local bourse bounced following the sell-off on Thursday.
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The results are in!

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JSE softer amid flurry of earnings

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The local bourse closed weaker on Thursday in a session that was mainly characterised by the release of earnings results from a number of ...
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Highlights of the budget speech 2018

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Budget speech inspires the JSE

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The JSE turned the tide on Wednesday to end the day in the green after the delivery of South Africa’s 2018 budget speech by finance ...
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Trading the USD/ZAR currency pair ahead of the budget speech

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*You can only trade this currency pair with the GT247.com USD account.   Today’s budget speech (21 February 2018) is probably the most ...
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A budget speech for the new era

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JSE traded weaker today

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USD/ZAR - Technical Trade Note

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USD/ZAR – Daily Recommendation: LOOK TO GO LONG RANDS AGAIN *You can only trade this currency pair with the GT247.com USD account.   ...
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Ashanti Gold and African Rainbow Minerals to release results

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Local equities weaker as euphoria fades

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday as the blue chip counters weighed down on the local bourse. The euphoria from last week’s political events ...
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BHP Billiton & Anglo American PLC - Technical Notes

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Potential Long Trades: Musa Makoni gives us two possible long trades to consider. BHP Billiton and Anglo American PLC. Will one take off? ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 19 February 2018

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Morning Podcast - Minor Rand weakness

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JSE eases as investors take profit

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Local JSE eases as investors take profit after the biggest one-day rally in three years, the All-Share consolidated down 0.69%, with the ...
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South African political tailwind - Anglo American by Mark Ingham

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A week is a long time in politics, a quote attributed to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. In South Africa, the winds of political ...
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Morning Podcast JSE Roundup

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JSE responds positively to new President

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Local JSE responds positively to the new President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa, who was sworn in earlier today following the ...
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Late Summer Rains - The resignation of Zuma

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It is finished and, no, it was not just a wet dream, the era of Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is now behind us and a new dawn has begun in ...
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Morning Podcast, Zuma resigns and we look at trading the ALSI

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JSE edges up slightly

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Local JSE edges up slightly, in cautious trade, as the market waits in anticipation for President Jacob Zuma to resign by midnight or be ...
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Looking at the ALSI - Morning Podcast

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JSE roars

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A hedged half - HARMONY GOLD [JSE:HAR] by M N Ingham

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Harmony produced a very solid set of interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2017. The result exceeded my earlier expectation ...
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Morning Podcast

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JSE strengthens

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Local JSE strengthens as global equity markets attempt to recover, giving investors a break from the volatility-driven selloff. The local ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 12 February 2018

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What to look forward to this trading week To say last week was a tough week for equity markets would be putting it lightly, the sell-off ...
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Trading Sibanye Gold - Morning Podcast

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US led equity sell-off drags the JSE

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The JSE traded under pressure on Friday following the sharp sell-off in US equity markets in Thursday’s session.
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Today we look at shorting the NASDAQ - Morning Podcast

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JSE softer as momentum fades

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as the momentum from the previous day quickly faded.
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Bid-divest- BIDVEST [JSE:BVT] by M N Ingham

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If you want an example on the JSE of the shift in political mood, Bidvest, among others, fits the bill. The stock price has been almost ...
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Looking at Wall Street - Morning Podcast

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Small relief for the JSE

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The JSE found some reprieve on Wednesday as it managed to close the day firmer following consecutive sessions of relatively big losses. ...
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Successfully trade ETN's & ETF's

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But first, understand the risk: The current sell-off (February 2018) has left a few casualties in its path particularly for two ...
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Today we trade the DAX! - Morning Podcast (Clone)

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JSE weaker as global sell-off deepens

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The JSE ended sharply lower on Tuesday as the broad based sell-off in global equities continued. US equity markets recorded their biggest ...
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