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Stocks softer global sentiment remains subdued

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The JSE retreated on Wednesday as it tracked weaker global sentiment which was ignited by Donald Trump’s threats of additional tariffs if ...
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Local stocks edge higher

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The local bourse edged higher on Tuesday on the back of broad-based gains across all the major indices. Although modest, most global ...
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Local stocks retreat as global pessimism spreads

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The JSE fell on Monday as it tracked other global markets lower which were dragged by increasing violence in Hong Kong, as well as US-China ...
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Blue-chips drag all-share index lower

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Blue-chips drag all-share index lower The JSE fell on Friday led by declines in certain blue-chip stocks which fell on the back weaker ...
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JSE steams ahead despite mixed global sentiment

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The JSE advanced for a 3rd consecutive session as it closed firmer on Wednesday on the back of broad-based gains across all the major ...
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Stocks maintain momentum

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Local stocks remained buoyant on Tuesday, extending their gains from the prior session where positive sentiment was driven by optimism of ...
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Local bourse tracks global stocks higher

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Local bourse tracks global stocks higher The JSE edged higher on Monday as it tracked other global markets higher which were inspired by ...
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JSE firmer ahead of Moody’s ratings review

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The JSE extended its gains on Friday led yet again by gains on the resources index. With Moody’s Investors Service scheduled to release ...
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JSE shrugs off global sentiment to close firmer

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday as it shrugged off news that Chinese officials are casting doubts about reaching a comprehensive ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 1 November 2019

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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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Gold shares rally as Rand tanks after MTBPS.

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US stocks were flat ahead of this evenings FED rate decision as the S&P futures traded at 3033 points. The market is beginning to question ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) Interest Rate Decision– 30 October 2019

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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 decrease or ...
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Gold stocks retreat as bullion remain depressed

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Gold stocks retreat as bullion remain depressed US stocks started the cash session firmer this afternoon after some mixed earnings results. ...
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Equities rally as US-Sino trade talks progress

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Equity markets continued to rally on the back of US-Sino trade talks, which could see an easing of trade hostilities between the two ...
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Local stocks softer as index heavyweights struggle

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Local stocks retreated on Friday led mainly by declines by some of the blue-chips on the industrials index. Stocks declined on the Hang ...
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Financials pull the local bourse lower

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The local bourse erased earlier gains to close softer on Thursday led by losses on the financials index. Local stocks seemed to take a leaf ...
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Index heavyweights drag all-share index lower

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The JSE retreated on Wednesday led mainly by losses recorded amongst some blue-chip stocks. Global stocks fluctuated as investors searched ...
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Local bourse softer as resources cede prior gains

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The JSE retreated on Tuesday as the resources index relinquished most of the prior session’s gains. The trend on the JSE contrasted with ...
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Resources lead gains on the JSE

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A resource led rally saw the JSE close firmer on Monday amidst a global market which was struggling to digest developments with Brexit. The ...
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Muzzled session for the JSE

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The JSE was adrift on Friday as it traded mostly flat in line with other global markets which struggled for direction. Markets in Asia did ...
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Forex Friday – Brexit, we have a Deal!

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It has been over three years since the British voted to leave the European Union and they finally managed to secure a deal with the ...
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Local bourse closes softer after muted session

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The JSE closed softer on Thursday following a relatively lukewarm session in which the bourse struggled for direction. The local bourse ...
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JSE buoyed by firmer close in Asia

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The JSE took a leaf from the Asian markets trading session as it closed firmer on Wednesday. This contrasted with trends in Europe and the ...
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Eurozone Market Technical Trade Sentiments  – 16 October 2019

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With Britain’s exit date approaching fast with Brexit negotiations continuing late into the night as time is running out ahead of the EU ...
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Stocks rise on positive US earnings and Brexit deal

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The JSE firmed on Tuesday on the back of broad-based optimism fueled by positive news for Brexit and US earnings. With the US earnings ...
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Resources set tone for the local bourse

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The JSE retreated on Monday primarily on the back of losses recorded on the resources index. The firmer rand played an important role as it ...
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Stocks rise on promise of trade deal

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The JSE extended its gains on Friday as the optimism surrounding stocks on the back of on the ongoing Sino-US trade talks continued. ...
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Stocks climb as trade talks resume

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The JSE tracked other global markets higher on the back of optimism that the resumption of trade talks between the USA and China would ...
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Renewed trade talks fail to lift JSE sentiment

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The JSE retreated on Wednesday despite a broad-based rebound across the major global markets on the back of positive news from Chinese ...
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What’s happening on Wall Street – 9 October 2019

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The escalating trade tensions are pushed back into the spotlight, and the markets are feeling it! The S&P 500 declined over 1.5% along with ...
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JSE slips as trade concerns spread

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The local bourse eventually closed softer on Tuesday despite opening flat. The JSE tracked the downward direction of other major global ...
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JSE bucks global trend to close firmer

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JSE bucks global trend to close firmer
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Minor relief for stocks

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Stocks on the JSE edged marginally higher on Friday after a difficult week of trading in which investors shunned riskier assets due to weak ...
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Stocks slump further as growth fears rise

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The local bourse closed weaker for a second consecutive session as global markets remained subdued due to weak economic data.
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 4 October 2019

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The world's stock markets were on sale over the last two days as the downturn continues ahead of Jobs Friday. Today's pending economic data ...
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JSE tumbles as global growth fears spread

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The JSE fell on Wednesday as it tracked other global stocks lower as pessimism emanating from low manufacturing data spread. With the ...
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U.S Market Technical Trade Sentiments  – 2 October 2019

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The U.S economy is slowing down. It seems that President Trump's ongoing trade disputes with China might be finally coming home to roost.
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Resources lift the JSE

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The local bourse shrugged the trend in other global stocks as it closed firmer on Tuesday primarily on the back of gains in the resources ...
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GT247 Wins SA's Top Online Stockbroker 2019

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We’ve got some exciting news to share with you. GT247.com won the prestigious Top Online Stockbroker Award 2019. Yes, we are officially ...
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Local bourse tracks Asian stocks lower

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The JSE tracked the trend in Asian markets trading earlier as it closed softer on Monday. Sentiment was mostly bearish on the local bourse ...
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Local markets close week in limbo

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Equity markets traded mixed on Friday as uncertainty around impeachment proceedings in the US continued to hold the market back.  Fears ...
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Local bourse firmer as blue chips rebound

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The JSE edged higher on Thursday as most blue-chips rebounded following the slump which was recorded on Wednesday. The local bourse seemed ...
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U.S Market Technical Sentiments - 26 September 2019

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To impeach or not to impeach? It's all about the United States today with U.S President Donald Trump making his case, the U.S Markets and ...
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JSE softer as global risks loom

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The JSE fell on Monday amid a flurry of global political and growth risks which continue to erode confidence from skeptic investors. The ...
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The Safe Havens Commodity Report – 25 September 2019

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Commodities are finding new buyers as global economic uncertainty picks up momentum along with the latest move to impeach President Trump, ...
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Global stocks retreat as growth concerns resurface

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The JSE stumbled on Monday as it tracked other global markets lower which retreated on the back of weaker economic data. Services and ...
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Local bourse inches higher after slow start

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The JSE pared earlier losses and climbed towards the close to eventually close firmer on Friday. The local bourse got off to weaker start ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 19 September 2019

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) 's monetary policy committee (MPC) will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 SAST.
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Stocks softer as investors await Fed decision

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The local bourse extended its declines on Wednesday as global markets awaited the interest rate decision from the Fed. The Fed which has ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision–18 September 2019

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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 decrease or ...
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JSE slips as risks remain

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The JSE fell on Tuesday as it took a leaf from the Asian markets session where the major indices closed lower. The Shanghai Composite Index ...
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JSE Quarterly Futures Close Out

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What is the JSE futures close out? The JSE operates the equity derivatives market which is an exchange which was established to provide a ...
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Local bourse brushes off global risks to close firmer

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The JSE shrugged off the pessimism in other global indices as it surged higher on Monday. Bearishness crept up in most global markets ...
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Local bourse rides wave of positive sentiment

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The JSE advanced to close firmer on Friday capping off a week of decent gains for the local bourse.
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Financials rally on the back of the firmer rand

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The JSE advanced on Thursday along with other global stocks as investors were optimistic on the back of the European Central Bank’s rate ...
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Market Technical Sentiments  – 12 September 2019

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Global markets gained significantly on Wednesday as the U.S and China extend olive branches ahead of trade talks. Markets in Asia rallied ...
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Stocks rally as Prosus debuts on the JSE

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The JSE rallied on Wednesday on the back of broad-based gains across all the major indices which were inspired by gains across most global ...
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JSE softer as miners remain under pressure

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The local bourse closed softer for a second consecutive session as miners extended their decline. The Resources index has traded under ...
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Weaker gold miners drag all-share index lower

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The JSE closed softer on Monday primarily on the back of losses from gold miners and a couple of blue-chips.
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Local bourse rebounds to close firmer

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The JSE swung into gains in the afternoon session on Friday to close firmer on the day and up on the week as well. Global markets were ...
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Stocks climb as USA and China announce fresh talks

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The JSE extended its gains on Thursday as it was buoyed by the positive sentiment across most global stocks. Stocks surged following news ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 6 September 2019

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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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Firmer rand lifts financials

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The JSE inched higher on Wednesday as it tracked other global indices higher which were inspired by the developments in Hong Kong. Stocks ...
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Market Technical Trade Sentiments  – 4 September 2019

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Some significant economic data was and is still set for release this week, as the trade disputes carried on. Brexit makes the headlines and ...
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JSE closes flat after weak session

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The JSE swung into gains towards the close on Tuesday before closing flat, following a session where it traded mostly softer. Locally focus ...
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JSE softer as miners struggle

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Local equities got off to a slow start for the week as they closed softer on Monday on the back broad-based losses led primarily by the ...
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JSE caps off week of gains

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The JSE capped off a week of gains as it closed firmer on Friday mainly on the back of improved global sentiment for stocks despite a ...
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Market Technical Trade Sentiments  – 30 August 2019

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The markets found new rigour on Thursday as the U.S and China return to the negotiation table to try and find a resolve to the tariff ...
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China’s tariff stance brings relief to stocks

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The JSE rose along with European and US equities after Chinese officials indicated that China was not going to retaliate immediately to the ...
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Market Technical Sentiments  – 28 August 2019

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Confusion continues, since our last report as the U.S-China trade negotiations carry on into another month of uncertainty. Jackson Hole was ...
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Local bourse firmer as stocks struggle for direction

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday following a mixed session in which the local bourse struggled for direction. With global market sentiment ...
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Global stocks stuck in Sino-US trade war whirlwind

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday as global markets were stuck in a whirlwind on the back of Donald Trump’s threats to slap more tariffs on ...
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JSE softer as bearish sentiment persists

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

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The local bourse retreated on Thursday on the back of broad-based losses across all the major local indices. Global sentiment was ...
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The Market Update  – 22 August 2019

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The global economy has been on a knife’s edge of late with an economic slowdown in Europe and China sparking global recession fears once ...
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JSE firmer as SA inflation slows

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The JSE advanced on Wednesday primarily on the back of solid gains on the financials index which were bolstered by the firmer rand. Global ...
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Retailers struggle as JSE closes weaker

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The JSE closed softer on Tuesday as a broad-based selloff saw most global equity markets retreat in Tuesday. Although modest, the local ...
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Stocks rise as USA says it is making progress with trade talks

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The JSE got off to a firmer start this week as it tracked other global stocks higher, after the USA signaled progress in the trade talks ...
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JSE flat as it fails to catch rebound wave

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The JSE closed off a difficult trading week by closing flat on Friday as sentiment remains mostly bearish for local stocks. The trend on ...
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JSE quickly erases earlier gains to close weaker

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The JSE gave up earlier gains to close softer on Thursday as local sentiment remained largely bearish given weaker local and global ...
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The Market Update  – 15 August 2019

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Just as the world sighed a sigh of relief that a global recession might be averted thanks to a recent truce between the U.S and China ...
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Yield inversion spooks recession jitters

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Global stocks including the JSE weakened on Wednesday as mounting signals of a global economic slowdown surfaced. With demand for sovereign ...
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The Commodity Report – 14 August 2019

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The flight to safety was abruptly halted on Tuesday when news surfaced that U.S President Trump will not go ahead with his 10% tariff ...
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Local bourse closes softer as resources struggle

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The JSE closed softer on Tuesday as it took a leaf from Asian counters which took heavy losses in earlier trading. The risk-aversion was ...
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JSE erases earlier gains to close softer

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday as it erased earlier gains primarily on the back of losses which were recorded in health sector stocks. ...
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JSE tracks other markets higher as trade war fears ease

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Global stocks surged on Thursday as trade war fears eased following the better than expected strengthening of the Chinese currency. The ...
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Forex Technical Trade Note Outlook Update - 8 August 2019

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With China adding a new dimension to the now-famous tit for tat tariff disputes, weakening the Yuan might neutralize President Trump's next ...
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Local bourse barely closes firmer after lukewarm session

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The JSE barely closed firmer on Wednesday following another session in which the local index gave up earlier gains towards the close. ...
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Forex Technical Trade Note Outlook - 07 August 2019

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Global markets have been thrown into turmoil once again as the U.S-China trade war gains momentum with President Trump leading the charge. ...
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JSE holds on to gains despite losing steam towards the close

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The local bourse attempted a minor rebound on Tuesday as it opened firmer along with most major global indices before momentum faded ...
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Stock losses accelerate as China lets yuan tumble

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Global stocks including those on the JSE plummeted on Monday as the Chinese currency fell to a 3-year low against the greenback. ...
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Stocks buckle as Trump imposes additional tariffs on China

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Global stocks fell on Friday following surprise reports that Donald Trump would be increasing tariffs on US$300 billion worth of Chinese ...
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Late surge sees JSE close firmer

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The JSE has traded mostly flat on Thursday as the industrials and resources indices pulled in opposite sides before a late rally saw it ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 1 August 2019

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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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Stocks softer ahead of US interest rate decision

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Stocks softer ahead of US interest rate decision
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision– 31 July 2019

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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 decrease or ...
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Local stocks fall as SA unemployment rises

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as South Africa’s jobless rate climbed to a level last reached 11 years ago. Statistics SA released South ...
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Financials lead gains on the JSE

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The local index started the week in stride as it closed firmer on Monday mainly on the back of broad-based gains across all the main ...
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JSE closes flat after muted session

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The JSE had a mixed session on Friday as it eventually closed flat despite opening the session weaker.
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European Central Bank(ECB) leave rates unchanged

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The European Central Bank (ECB) did not pre-empt the U.S Federal Reserve to cut interest rates on Thursday but hinted towards a rate cut ...
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Rand tumbles along with euro as ECB signals for more policy stimulus

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The JSE closed softer on Thursday as financials retreated on the back of a weaker rand. The move in the rand was indirectly a result of the ...
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Miners tumble to lead losses on the JSE

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The JSE tumbled on Wednesday primarily on the back of losses recorded amongst the index’s biggest miners. The general mining index closed ...
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Boris Johnson wins race to be U.K Prime Minister

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The votes are in and Boris Johnson #BOJO has taken it to become the new conservative party leader which will pave the way for him to become ...
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Stocks track upbeat global sentiment

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The local bourse tracked other global markets higher as it managed to close firmer on Tuesday. Although modest, major equity indices in ...
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The Index global market roundup  – 23 July 2019

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With so much happening across the globe, tensions remain high between nations looking for a way forward without conflict. The Chinese have ...
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China launches STAR market as Equities retreat.

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Global equity markets started the week on the mixed as markets anticipate this week’s earnings out of the US.  Tensions between the US and ...
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JSE rises as market participants bet on more central bank stimulus

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The JSE rose on Friday primarily on the back of gains recorded on the mining index as well as advances from all the major indices.
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Muted session for the JSE as central bank cuts rates

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The JSE had a relatively muted session on Thursday as it struggled to find direction ahead of the South African Reserve Bank’s interest ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 18 July 2019

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee (MPC) will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 SAST. Here ...
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JSE weaker ahead of SARB rate decision

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The local bourse retreated on Wednesday mainly on the back of broad-based weakness across most major global indices. Although modest, most ...
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Financials lead the surge on the JSE

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The JSE advanced on Tuesday mainly on the back of a rally led by the financials index which rose on the back of a firmer rand. The rand was ...
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Index Technical Trade Note – 16 July 2019

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Since the latest JOBS report, all eyes have been focussed on the FOMC’s Powell to give guidance to which direction the FED will head into ...
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Steinhoff crushed Resources rally

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US markets rallied on Friday pushing equity markets into record territory levels. The momentum continued to favour the bulls on Monday as ...
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JSE closes flat as it struggles for direction

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The JSE struggled for direction on Friday eventually closing marginally weaker as it faded towards the close. Despite the majority of the ...
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Local bourse retreats as mining production data disappoints

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The JSE retreated on Wednesday led by losses on the resources index on the back of relatively weak mining production numbers and weaker ...
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Cryptocurrency in focus - Bitcoin

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Is crypto back? Maybe too early to say for sure but Bitcoin is making its way back onto our radar and if the Winklevoss Twins are anything ...
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Powell’s comments inspire stock rally

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Wednesday on the back of broad-based gains across all the major indices. The local bourse had a strong ...
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What’s happening on Wall Street – 10 July 2019

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Is the U.S heading for an interest rate cut? We will soon find out as the FED chair Jerome Powell will be testifying in front of the U.S. ...
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Flight to safety sees stocks drag lower

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The JSE fell sharply on Tuesday as it tracked other major global indices lower which have primarily weakened on the back reduced demand for ...
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What to expect from Gold(XAU) this week

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We have seen not only the Forex market affected by the FED’s monetary policies, but the commodity markets have also reacted. With the FOMC ...
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Resurgence in mining stocks sees JSE close firmer

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The JSE bucked the trend in other global markets as it closed firmer on Monday mainly thanks to a rebound in mining stocks. This was in ...
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Pressure persists for resources stocks

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The JSE closed softer on Friday with losses form the bourse’s biggest mining giants yet again driving it lower. Losses mounted for mining ...
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Resources pull the JSE lower

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The local bourse recorded another lackluster trading session as the positive momentum from US markets overnight failed to filter into the ...
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JSE closes softer as financials struggle

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The JSE retreated to close softer on Wednesday as it was dragged down mainly by blue-chips on the financials index. Financials on the local ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 5 July 2019

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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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Optimism turns to pessimism as trade concerns resurface

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The exuberance from the prior session faded on Tuesday as the JSE retreated on the back of a more cautious tone from market participants. ...
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Forex Technical Trade Note Outlook - 2 July 2019

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With a seemingly success of the G20 summit behind us the United States and China have called for a truce on their trade disputes for now. ...
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Stocks rally once again on trade war optimism

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The JSE began the week on a positive note as it surged along with other global markets after Donald Trump agreed to ease a ban on US ...
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JSE edges higher as G20 summit kicks off

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The local bourse edged higher on Friday mainly on the back of a minor rebound across all the major indices. The JSE rose despite a weaker ...
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Local bourse erases earlier gains as rand rallies

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The JSE erased earlier gains to close softer on Thursday after a reversal in index heavyweight Naspers as well as most counters on the ...
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What to expect in Commodity World ahead of the G20

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Commodities have hit the pause button ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka Japan as a new round of tariff threats between the U.S and China ...
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JSE ekes out gains towards the close

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Stocks on the JSE struggled for direction on Wednesday as they lacked a catalyst both locally and from international markets. Stocks in ...
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What’s happening on Wall Street – 26 June 2019

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The G20 Summit in Osaka Japan is approaching fast with the Trump-Xi meeting on Saturday headlining the event for market participants. Will ...
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Local bourse falls as financials and industrials struggle

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The JSE fell on Tuesday as losses on the financials and resources indices deepened. The fall on the local bourse was triggered by the fall ...
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Forex Technical Trade Note - Majors & Emerging Market Currency Pairs.

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With central banks following the U.S Federal Reserve dovish outlook on Global economic growth concerns, the U.S Dollar has been taking ...
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Financials weigh on the JSE

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The JSE opened the week on the backfoot on Monday as it closed weaker mainly on the back of losses recorded in the financials index. ...
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JSE manages to squeeze gains after muted session

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The local bourse struggled for direction on Friday eventually closing firmer after a muted session. In general, global equities slowed down ...
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Rand, JSE firmer ahead of SONA

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday on the back of broad-based gains across most global equity markets. In China the Shanghai Composite Index ...
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Cryptocurrency – Bitcoin

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Bitcoin has been thrusted back into the spotlight and its resurgence in value have gripped the imagination of its followers trying to make ...
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Stocks mixed ahead of US Fed decision

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The JSE recorded a relatively mixed trading session on Wednesday as it struggled for momentum ahead of the US Fed’s interest rate decision. ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision– 19 June 2019

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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 decrease or ...
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Draghi and Trump’s comments lift global stocks

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Global markets including the JSE rallied on Tuesday mainly on the back of comments from the ECB’s president Mario Draghi, as well as ...
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Geo-Political tensions spur Gold stocks

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Global equity markets retreated again on Friday as weaker economic data out of China, indicated that the Chinese economy is now feeling the ...
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BHP Group at all time highs as Resources Rally

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Asian markets were weaker for a second successive day as the Nikkei retreated 0.46%, whilst the Shanghai composite was 0.15% lower on the ...
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The Commodity Report – 13 June 2019

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The commodity market has become the “go-to” for investors when the equity markets take strain and this time around it is no exception. ...
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Equity markets retreat after seven day winning spree.

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Global equity markets took a breather on Wednesday after a seven-day winning streak.  On Tuesday US President Trump made it clear to the ...
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What’s happening on Wall Street – 12 June 2019

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The market rally we have seen over the last week has come to a halt as the U.S-China trade deal comes back into focus with President Trump ...
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Rand holds steady as JSE advances

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Global equity markets continued to rally on Tuesday as the Bank of China (BOC) stepped in to provide liquidity in the Chinese market. The ...
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Index Technical Trade Note – 11 June 2019

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The major Indices have been gaining momentum to the upside throughout last week and with that dismal Jobs number reported we might just see ...
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Au Revoir Lonmin

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World Equity markets provided yet another strong performance on Monday as the risk on trade gathers momentum.  The JSE recorded the 6 ...
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Rand recovers lost ground in in choppy session.

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Equity market closed the week in the black after a week of key economic releases that were merely ignored by the market. The dominant ...
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The good times continue to roll for world equity markets

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The good times continue to roll for world equity markets, as the Dow and S&P continued to post solid gains in the US session yesterday. ...
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Miners rally as Rand sinks in troubled waters.

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Miners rally as Rand sinks in troubled waters. Quality easing or was it supposed be quantitative easing one wonders. Has the ANC SG ...
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Weak GDP sinks SA Inc shares

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Investors continue to be whipsawed on global markets as increased concerns surrounding global growth weigh down on equity markets. The ...
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Trump wages was on two fronts as stocks plunge

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Global equity markets started the week off in the red as trade war concerns continued to wreak havoc across global markets. The new ...
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Trump’s tariff threats against Mexico send stocks lower

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The JSE retreated to close weaker on Friday as it tracked other major global indices lower. The moves lower across most equity markets were ...
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New cabinet breathes life into JSE.

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The local equity market opened the day firmer as investors shook off the Ramaphosa cabinet announcement hangover. In what has become a ...
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JSE bucks trend in other global indices to close firmer

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The local bourse rallied to close higher on Monday mainly on the back of a broad-based rebound across the sectors which fell in the prior ...
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What’s happening on Wall Street – 29 May 2019

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Are we headed for a correction? Global economic growth fears have returned to the markets driven by the renewed trade disputes between the ...
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Surge in miners fails to lift JSE

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The JSE closed flat on Tuesday despite significant gains being recorded by the resources index. Positive sentiment from China as well as a ...
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JSE barely closes firmer after flat trading session

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The JSE traded mostly flat on Monday before closing firmer as investors looked for fresh signals on market direction. Following last week’s ...
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Resources lead minor recovery on the JSE

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The JSE inched higher on Friday on the back of a rebound which was led the resources index. After what has been a bruising week for global ...
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Stock rout deepens

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The JSE fell along with other global indices on Thursday as investors fled to safe-haven assets on the back of increasing concerns over the ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 23 May 2019

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 SAST. Here is ...
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Local bourse weaker as resources buckle

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday led by moderate losses across most blue-chip stocks. Trade tensions remain the dominant driver of market ...
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JSE closes softer after a muted trading session

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The JSE traded mostly flat on Tuesday as it struggled for direction following a mixed trading session in Asia. Other market segments seemed ...
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The Rand(ZAR), Petrol Price & Brent Crude Oil

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The election honeymoon period is over, and we are all waiting in anticipation for the new dawn as President Ramaphosa must start to deliver ...
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Stocks plummet as US takes aim at Chinese tech giant

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Stocks plummeted across most global market equity markets on Monday as the trade war claimed its first major casualty. The USA made good on ...
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Local bourse weaker as China threatens to walk away from trade talks

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The JSE retreated on Friday as it took a leaf from Chinese markets which fell after Chinese state media highlighted that was little ...
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JSE inches higher as global stocks rise

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The JSE edged higher on Thursday on the back of broad-based relief across most major global equity indices. Despite gains being relatively ...
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Index Technical Trade Note – 16 May 2019

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The trade tariff tensions between the U.S and China are escalating which has now focussed the spotlight firmly on the Federal Reserve to ...
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JSE resumes downtrend

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The local bourse resumed its downtrend to close lower on Wednesday as the concerns surrounding the trade war remained aloof. The relief ...
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Cryptocurrency - In Bitcoin We Trust?

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Really? Is Crypto back? Over the last two months for some unknown reason Bitcoin has been gaining momentum and has broken through the ...
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JSE closes flat as downtrend pauses

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The JSE paused its significant downtrend on Tuesday as earlier gains from financials and resources saw the local bourse trade mostly flat. ...
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The Forex Technical Trade Note

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So close, yet so far comes to mind as the U.S-China Tariff disputes start once more just before the two superpowers were close to reaching ...
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Stocks plunge as China announces tariff retaliation

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Stocks across the globe fell on Monday as China announced its planned retaliation to the increase on its exports to the USA which was ...
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Chinese stock rebound lifts the JSE

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Friday as it was buoyed by the firmer close recorded in Chinese markets. Chinese markets rose despite ...
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Index Technical Trade Note – 10 May 2019

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D-Day has arrived for the U.S-China Trade negotiations as 102 words on Twitter changed the course of the markets in an instant for the ...
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Stock rout worsens ahead of US-China tariff deadline

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The JSE tracked other global markets lower on Thursday as investors increasingly became wary that a deal wouldn’t be reached before ...
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Trade tensions continue to weigh on the JSE

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The JSE closed lower for a second consecutive session as blue-chips remained subdued mainly on the back of negative sentiment across most ...
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The Election Report 2019

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Elections - The Rand (ZAR) and ALSI International Market overview Markets have been plunged into turmoil once more as President Donald ...
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Global markets tumble as Trump threatens higher tariffs on China

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Stocks tumbled worldwide on Monday after Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese imports to the USA over the weekend. ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – 3 May 2019

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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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Financials rally despite the weaker rand

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The JSE inched higher on Thursday mainly on the back of gains that were recorded in the financials and industrials indices. Global markets ...
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The Forex Technical Trade Note - 2 May 2019

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As we all know Interest rates are a hot topic when it comes to the Forex market and watched closely by market participants across the ...
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Weaker Chinese economic data dampens investor confidence

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The local bourse traded mostly flat on Tuesday as global markets digested weaker than expected Chinese economic data. Global market fretted ...
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3 Charting Patterns Every Trader Should Know

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What are chart patterns: Due to supply and demand, fear and greed in the markets certain price action patterns will form and there are a ...
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Know Your Candlesticks & Candlestick Patterns

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  Charting Types - Candlesticks Every trader has their favourite chart type, indicators and timeframes. Here are a some charting types as ...
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JSE weaker as mining blue chips struggle

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The JSE closed weaker on Monday mainly on the back of weakness recorded across most blue-chip stocks. The local bourse failed to take a ...
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WHY TRADE FOREX

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Trading currencies can be exciting and lucrative, but if you’re just starting out, the journey can be or seen as overwhelming. Don’t worry ...
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JSE weaker as global markets retreat

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday on the back of broad-based weakness across most global equity indices. Initial weakness was recorded in ...
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The Commodity Report – 25 April 2019

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All is not “Gold” in the world as the precious metal has been under pressure of late due to record equity markets. All is not lost for gold ...
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Financials and resources drag the local bourse lower

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday mainly on the back of losses recorded across the industrials and financials indices. The rand weakened ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 24 April 2019

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U.S markets have reached record highs once more on Tuesday as the world awaits the advance U.S GDP data on Friday around 14:30 SAST. The ...
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JSE closes firmer as weaker rand lifts rand hedges

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The JSE eked out gains on Tuesday mainly on the back of gains recorded in resources and rand hedges which were buoyed by the weaker rand. ...
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JSE edges higher as resources rebound

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The JSE closed firmer on Thursday led by a rebound in resources which slumped in the prior session. Asian markets closed lower as they took ...
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The Commodity Report – 18 April 2019

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Commodities, especially the oil market has grabbed the attention of South Africans as a rise in the Oil market might mean a rise in petrol ...
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Markets struggle for direction despite improved Chinese GDP data

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Global stocks traded mostly flat on Wednesday despite better than expected Chinese economic data. China’s GDP QoY was recorded at 6.4% ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 17 April 2019

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Optimism over the U.S-China trade negotiations coming to an end were abruptly halted as President Trump shifted his sights to the European ...
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Industrials lift the local bourse

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The JSE advanced on Tuesday on the back of broad-based gains across most global indices. Positive Chinese housing data led to gains on the ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 16 April 2019

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Mixed signals from global markets have seen Indices push higher despite reports from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on global ...
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JSE weaker as markets struggle for direction

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The JSE retreated on Monday as global markets traded mostly mixed as markets sort a catalyst for direction. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite ...
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Minor recovery for stocks as prior session’s laggards rebound

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The JSE advanced on Friday mainly on the back of miners which rebounded following consecutive sessions of losses. Sentiment was also ...
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Local bourse closes weaker as mining and manufacturing data disappoints

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as investors sort for clues on the implication of the latest world economic outlook report from the ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 11 April 2019

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It seems that global economic growth concerns have reared its ugly head once more as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports all is ...
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Firmer rand lifts retailers and financials

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The JSE advanced on Wednesday mainly on the back of broad-based gains across most blue-chip stocks. Gains were recorded despite the South ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 10 April 2019

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Just as the end was insight for the U.S-China trade war and trade war fears were starting to subside President Trump announced his trade ...
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JSE closes weaker as IMF cuts SA’s growth forecast

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as it tracked other global markets lower following the International Monetary Fund’s downward revision of ...
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The Commodity Report – 9 April 2019

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Oil Crude Oil has made the headlines once more at the start to the trading week as Brent Crude Oil and WTI Light Crude Oil reached highs ...
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JSE inches higher as resources rally

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Trading on the JSE got off to a lukewarm start as the local bourse traded mostly flat on Monday. Global markets retreated as investors ...
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Looking Ahead - Next weeks trading calendar 5 April 2019

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What to look forward to this week: There has been some exuberance in this week’s trading across most equity markets including the JSE. The ...
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Local bourse closes softer as markets seek direction

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as markets paused while awaiting fresh clues from the ongoing trade talks between China and the USA. ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – Friday, 5 April 2019

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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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Chinese economic data and trade talks fuel global stock surge

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The local bourse rallied on Wednesday as global stocks rose on the back of positive Chinese economic data and the resumption of trade talks ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 03 April 2019

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Has the U.S-China trade negotiations reached the final hurdle before the long-awaited Trade War can be laid to rest? Well the markets are ...
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JSE closes flat as stocks take a breather after previous session’s rally

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The JSE paused on Tuesday as it took a breather along with most global markets following a significant rally in the previous session. ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 2 April 2019

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The markets have been gaining momentum over the last two trading sessions ahead of Jobs Friday and even Bitcoin has joined in as China data ...
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Chinese economic data provides catalyst for stock rally

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The JSE advanced on Monday on the back of broad-based gains across most equity markets which were inspired by positive Chinese economic ...
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Mixed trading session for the JSE as SARB keeps rates unchanged

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The JSE traded mostly flat on Thursday as market participants awaited the South African Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision which was ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 28 March 2019

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 The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee will announce the interest rate decisions today at 15:00 SAST. Here is ...
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JSE steam rolls ahead despite concerns over Turkey

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The JSE rallied to close firmer on Wednesday mainly on the back broad-based gains across most blue-chip stocks. The talking point of the ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 27 March 2019

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Lingering fears of a Global Economic slowdown were highlighted at the start of the trading week as inverted Bond yields came back into ...
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JSE rebounds as global economic recession concerns thaw

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday despite opening weaker, as it gained momentum with the rebound in US equities. Global stocks staged a ...
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The Forex Report – 26 March 2018

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The forex market has been on a roller coaster ride at the start of 2019 with Global Growth concerns being a major focal point for both ...
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US Treasury yields inversion ignites fear across global stocks

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Global equity indices including the JSE fell on Monday in reaction to a flattening US yield curve which was further heightened by the ...
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Markets tread cautiously ahead of US Fed rate decision

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The JSE retreated on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets lower ahead of the US Fed’s rate decision. The US Fed is scheduled to ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision– 20 March 2019

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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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Gains across JSE miners lift local bourse

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The JSE inched higher on Tuesday mainly on the back of gains recorded amongst JSE listed miners. PGM miners on the JSE advanced in today’s ...
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The Commodity Report – 19 March 2019

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Commodities have been watched closely by market participants over the last couple of months which saw Oil move from a Bear market at the ...
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Morning Market Scoop 19 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 19 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: Brexit latest news  “Guess Who’s Back, Back again..” What’s the scoop? ...
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JSE rallies on the back of gains in Asian equities

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The JSE started the week in the green as it took a leaf from the firmer closes recorded in major Asian markets trading. In Hong Kong, ...
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Chinese economic stimulus measures lift global stocks

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The JSE advanced on Friday mainly on the back of broad-based positive sentiment which saw most equity markets trading firmer. The buoyancy ...
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Looking Ahead - Next weeks trading calendar 15 March 2019

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What to look forward to this week: It has been a worrying week for investors on the JSE particularly for shareholders of Aspen Pharmacare ...
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Morning Market Scoop 15 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 15 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: Trade Agreement update
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Local bourse closes softer after mixed trading session

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The JSE traded mostly mixed on Thursday as it struggled to gain significant direction in either direction. Locally, market participants ...
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Morning Market Scoop 14 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 14 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: The latest on Boeing “Grounded” What’s the scoop? Boeing 737 Max The world ...
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JSE closes slightly firmer as SA business confidence falls

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The JSE shrugged off losses recorded in Asian markets trading earlier as it closed firmer on Wednesday. The gains recorded on the local ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 13 March 2019

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Boeing is waning heavily on the Wall Street 30 Index as the aerospace company lost another 6% which accounts for its biggest two day drop ...
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Morning Market Scoop 13 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 13 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: Brexit Update - Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected by 75 Tories who voted ...
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JSE firmer as global stocks trade cautiously ahead of UK parliament vote

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The JSE inched higher on Tuesday as global equity indices gave a mixed reaction to the proceedings in the UK parliament. The British ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 12 March 2019

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Optimism returned to the Tech Sector as the Nasdaq led rally from yesterday saw the index gain over 2.5% as news surfaced of Nvidia’s ...
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Morning Market Scoop 12 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 12 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: Brent Crude Oil and Petrol back in focus.
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JSE starts the week in the green as industrials advance

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The JSE held on to its gains to close marginally firmer on Monday mainly on the back of gains recorded on the industrials index. Equities ...
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The Commodity Report – 11 March 2019

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Commodities have been in focus over the last week as U.S jobs numbers disappoint, and a stronger Dollar (USD) comes into play on the ...
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Looking Ahead - Next weeks trading calendar 8 March 2019

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  Earnings releases on the JSE haven’t produced a blockbuster stock rally as most investors would love to see, instead it is becoming more ...
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Weaker close for the JSE as earnings results produce more casualties

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday on the back of a broad-based equity sell-off across most global equity markets. On the JSE, the market was ...
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Morning Market Scoop 8 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 8 March 2019 In our morning market scoop:  
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ECB’s dovish tone sets the stage for global equity sell-off

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The JSE tracked other global markets lower on Thursday as investors were tentative ahead of the European Central Bank’s interest rate ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – Friday, 8 March 2019

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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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Morning Market Scoop 7 March 2019

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Morning Market Mini U.S ADP Non-Farm Employment Scoop 7 March 2019 What’s the scoop? U.S ADP Non-Farm Employment Change As the dismal Trade ...
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Chinese index’s rally inspires gains on the JSE

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The local bourse took a leaf from the gains recorded in mainland China stocks as it closed firmer on Wednesday. Equities in China were ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 06 March 2019

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The Asian markets are rangebound as market participants await the outcome of the U.S-China Trade negotiations and another busy week for the ...
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Morning Market Scoop 6 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 6 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: US Week Ahead -  Trade Balance data today and the Non-Farm Payrolls on ...
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Local bourse closes weaker as SA GDP beats forecasts

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The JSE erased earlier gains to close softer on Tuesday as broad-based weakness swept global stocks. Locally, investors eagerly awaited ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 5 March 2019

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Markets on Monday started on a high as optimism ran wild that a trade deal between the U.S and China would be met as soon as the end of ...
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Morning Market Scoop 5 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 5 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: The renowned Trade War might be ending by March as Reuters reported ...
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Flat close for the JSE as financials cap index gains

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The JSE closed flat on Monday as the losses recorded on the financials index capped the advance in the industrials index. Stocks in ...
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Minor reprieve for the JSE as it inches higher

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The JSE inched higher on Friday as stocks staged a mild rebound following consecutive sessions of losses. Most global equity indices were ...
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Your trading week summarised - 1st March 2019

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THE WEEK AHEAD What to look forward to this week: A number of companies have released their earnings results during the past week and the ...
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The Commodity Report – 1 March 2019

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With the U.S Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data release which came in better than Analysts expected showed that the U.S economy did not ...
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Morning Market Scoop 1 March 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 1 March 2019 In our morning market scoop: Markets react negatively to Trump-Kim Summit.
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JSE weaker as companies flag tough conditions in earnings results

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The local bourse closed softer on Thursday as market participants reacted to a flurry of earnings releases from JSE listed companies. ...
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Morning Market Scoop 28 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 28 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: US Market News.
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JSE closes flat after a weak trading session

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The JSE traded mostly softer on Wednesday as the selling pressure from other global markets crept onto the local bourse. Equity indexes in ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 27 February 2019

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As the second summit kicks of between U.S President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, all eyes focus on Hanoi for any ...
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Morning Market Scoop 27 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 27 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: Brexit update.
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Local bourse shrugs global sentiment to close firmer

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The JSE bucked the trend in other global markets to close firmer on Tuesday, mainly on the back broad-based gains across the bourse’s major ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 26 February 2019

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Opportunities will be in abundance this week as volatility is expected to return to the U.S Markets due to economic and political ...
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Morning Market Scoop 26 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 26 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: This weeks economic factors to look out for.
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JSE closes softer as miners struggle

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The JSE got off to lukewarm start for the week despite other global equity markets rallying on news that Donald Trump had postponed the ...
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JSE lifted by positive sentiment from China and Europe

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Local stocks advanced on Friday as blue-chips led the gains mainly on the back of positive sentiment from Asia and Europe. With President ...
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Your trading week summarised - 22nd February 2019

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THE WEEK AHEAD What to look forward to this week: It has been a busy week on the JSE in terms of earnings releases as several companies ...
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Morning Market Scoop 22 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 22 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: FUN FRIDAy - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd held a launch event in San ...
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JSE eases as global sentiment remains tentative

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The JSE traded mostly flat on Thursday as gains recorded on the financials were offset by losses recorded on the resources index. The ...
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The Commodity Report – 21 February 2019

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Commodities, especially Gold, Oil and palladium have been in the commodities of choice for investor over 2019 as global growth concerns, ...
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Morning Market Scoop 21 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 21 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: South Africa Budget Speech 2019 Outcome
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Local bourse advances as finance minister delivers 2019 budget speech

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The JSE advanced on Wednesday led by gains recorded in the resources index where miners continue to soar on the back of firmer commodity ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 20 February 2019

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On the cards tonight is the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) January meeting minutes. The FOMC ...
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Morning Market Scoop 20 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 20 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: South African Budget Speech later today at 14:00 SAST.
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Stocks weaker as investors exercise caution ahead of trade talks resumption

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Stocks paused on Tuesday as investors struck a cautious tone ahead of the start of the next round of trade talks between China and the USA ...
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JSE Equity Technical Trade Note – Investec Limited (INL) – 19 February 2019

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Looking at the local market this morning as the financials come into focus with a depreciating Rand (ZAR) and the budget speech scheduled ...
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Morning Market Scoop 19 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 19 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: Just as South Africans sighed a sigh of relief from the decrease in the ...
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Chinese loan data boosts global stocks

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The JSE edged higher on Monday mainly on the back of gains in Asian equities which advanced on the back of the optimism over the Chinese ...
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US Index Technical Trade Note – 18 February 2019

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Looking back at the previous U.S Indices technical note with the surprise Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) number two of our three index trades have ...
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JSE manages gains after a lukewarm trading session

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The JSE traded mostly flat on Friday as it struggled to gain significant momentum following a tough trading session in Asia. The Nikkei ...
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Your trading week summarised - 15th February 2019

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THE WEEK AHEAD What to look forward to this week: Markets recorded decent gains over a couple of trading sessions this week as optimism ...
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Morning Market Scoop 15 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 15 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: The U.S Retail Sales Number came in much lower than most analysts ...
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Local bourse closes flat as rand weakens

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The JSE closed softer on Thursday on the back of weakness in financials and retailers after the rand fell against the greenback. The rand ...
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The Commodity Report – 14 February 2019

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Commodities have become the focal point of investors yet again as global growth concerns continue to put a damper on risk appetite. Let’s ...
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Morning Market Scoop 14 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 14 February 2019 In our morning market scoop:  U.S-China Trade Optimism
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JSE edges higher as trade talk optimism continues to lift global stocks

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The JSE recorded gains on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets higher, which were buoyant on the back of signs of progress with the ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 13 February 2019

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With a second U.S Government shutdown avoided thanks to an agreement between the Democrats and Republicans on border security, U.S markets ...
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Morning Market Scoop 13 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 13 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: US Government Shutdown Round 2.
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Risk on as sentiment remains buoyant

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The JSE advanced on Tuesday as global stocks rose on the back of positive news on the likely avoidance of another US government shutdown, ...
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Morning Market Scoop 12 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 12 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: The Office for National Statistics released its latest round of economic ...
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JSE inches higher as Chinese markets reopen

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The JSE edged higher on Monday as it took a leaf from Chinese markets which resumed trading after a week-long holiday. In mainland China ...
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JSE retreats as US-China trade talks stall

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The lack of progress with the US-China trade talks further heightened investors’ concerns on Friday which led to most global stock indices ...
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Your trading week summarised - 8th February 2019

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What to look forward to this week.  
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The Commodity Report – Crude Oil – 8 February 2019

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Crude Oil’s slide from the October 2018 highs into a bear market has had absolutely no negative impact on the big Oil companies as one ...
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Morning Market Scoop 8 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 8 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: Looking at the latest economic data released by the Bank of England ...
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Global equities retreat as EU issues economic growth warning

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it tracked other global markets lower, as concerns about a slowing global economy spread following the ...
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The Forex Report – GBPUSD – 7 February 2019

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  All eyes will be on sterling today as the Bank of England (BOE) monetary policy committee (MPC) will be announcing their interest rate ...
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Morning Market Scoop 7 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 7 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England is expected to ...
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Upbeat global sentiment continues to lift the JSE

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The JSE advanced on Wednesday as global markets remained upbeat on the back of a corporate earnings releases out of the USA. A number of US ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 6 February 2019

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The State of the Union address by President Trump did not move markets as was widely as SOTU was yet another wasted opportunity it seems ...
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Morning Market Scoop 6 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 6 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: Its all about the United States - U.S Markets, State of the Union & GDP.
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JSE breaks losing streak

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 The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday as it took a leaf from European and US equities which were buoyant on the back of good corporate earnings ...
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Mastering the Fibonacci Retracement

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As traders we have a vast arsenal of technical tools at our disposal and one that I regularly use is Fibonacci Retracement (Fib). Fibonacci ...
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Morning Market Scoop 5 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 5 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: SA Mining - The start of the 2019 Investing in African Mining ...
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JSE weaker as rand retraces

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 The JSE started the week on the backfoot as it closed weaker mainly on the back of losses recorded in financials. There was little or no ...
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Your trading week summarised - 4th February 2019

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  Markets have largely been tentative as investors have been trying to digest major US corporate earnings and the US-China trade ...
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Local bourse closes softer as global markets remain tentative

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The JSE closed softer on Friday on the back of broad-based weakness across most of the local bourse’s major indices. Global equity markets ...
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U.S Index Technical Trade Note - 1 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 1 February 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 1 February 2019 In our morning market scoop: U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP)
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JSE relinquishes earlier gains as blue-chips pull back

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 The JSE struggled to maintain its momentum on Thursday as losses in rand hedges and miners weighed on the bourse. Global markets were ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) release – Friday, 1 February 2019

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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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Morning Market Scoop 31 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 31 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: ADP Non-farm Employment Change.
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Retailers drag the JSE lower

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 The local bourse retreated on Wednesday on the back of losses recorded in retailers and index giant, Naspers. The weakness recorded in ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 30 January 2019

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Today is probably one of the busiest event driven days we have seen in a while with Trade negotiations kicking off, the release of the ...
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Morning Market Scoop 30 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 29 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: US Market Volatility Incoming. U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market ...
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JSE advances as global stocks eye US-China trade talks

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday mainly on the back of advances recorded in rand hedges and miners. British American Tobacco [JSE:BTI] ...
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U.S Federal Reserve (FED) interest rate decision– 30 January 2019

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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 Scoop 29 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 29 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: US-China Trade War Hits the headlines again .
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JSE closes softer after muted session

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A relatively flat trading session ensued on the JSE on Monday, but it eventually closed softer as it tracked other global indices lower. ...
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Firmer close for the JSE as rand advances

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The JSE closed the week on a positive note as it closed firmer on Friday mainly on the back of gains in resources and financials. ...
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LOOKING AHEAD - NEXT WEEKS TRADING CALENDAR 25 January 2019

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LOOKING AHEAD - Next Weeks Trading Calendar What to look forward to this week:  A relatively mixed trading week has ensued both on the JSE ...
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Morning Market Scoop 25 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 25 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: European Central Bank Policy Decision
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Industrials continue to weigh on the JSE

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 Local stocks closed softer on Thursday mainly on the back of losses recorded in industrials and resources stocks. Trading across global ...
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The Commodity Report – 24 January 2019

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is well underway and the markets have been reacting to news released from Davos. Commodities have been ...
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Morning Market Scoop 24 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 24 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: Statistics South Africa CPI Release source: tradingeconomics.com
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JSE closes weaker as index heavyweights remain subdued

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The JSE closed weaker on Wednesday as blue chips weighed down on the index. On the brighter side, South African inflation for December ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 23 January 2019

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos has kicked off with a bang, market fears followed by a selloff in the U.S markets were renewed ...
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Morning Market Scoop 23 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 23 January 2019 "Make A Better Place For You & For Me" In our morning market scoop: The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ...
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Gloomy IMF global outlook dampens the JSE

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 The JSE closed softer on Tuesday along with other major global indices as pessimism engulfed the markets after the IMF trimmed its global ...
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JSE Equity Technical Trade Note - 22 January 2019

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With the selloff we saw in the Retail sector last week, wiping out Billions of Rands we might see some opportunities come through soon, for ...
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Morning Market Scoop 22 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 22 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: SA Commodity Focus - Oil refinery plans for South Africa
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Rand hedges lift the JSE

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The JSE managed to close firmer on Monday mainly on the back of rand hedge stocks which advanced due to a softer rand. The local bourse ...
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JSE buoyed by global risk-on sentiment

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The JSE tracked other global markets on higher on Friday as the risk-on sentiment persisted. The bullish sentiment was also supported by ...
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LOOKING AHEAD - NEXT WEEKS TRADING CALENDAR 18 January 2019

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LOOKING AHEAD - Next Weeks Trading Calendar What to look forward to this week: Fresh optimism engulfed global markets last week as the USA ...
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Morning Market Scoop 18 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 18 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: South African Retail Sector - In a turn of events both Woolworths and Mr ...
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JSE closes weaker as retailers flag lower festive season sales

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The JSE retreated on Thursday as pressure mounted on local retailers following the release of weaker trading statements from some of the ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 17 January 2019

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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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Morning Market Scoop 17 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 17 January 2019 In our morning market scoop:   South African Interest Rate decision later today at 15:00 SAST on ...
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JSE mildly firmer as global stocks shrug off Brexit vote

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday after a relatively flat trading session. Global markets were tentative on Tuesday as the UK parliament ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 16 January 2019

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As the European markets digest the Brexit situation it seems that the U.S market is just pushing higher despite the government shutdown. ...
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Morning Market Scoop 16 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 16 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: BREXIT divorce deal a no go! “Another Defeat for Theresa”
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JSE Equity Technical Trade Note - 15 January 2019

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Looking at the local market today as there might be some opportunities that might unfold over the week. The companies that I have ...
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Morning Market Scoop 15 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 15 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: The South African Outlook  
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 14 January 2019

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL What to look forward to this week  Global stocks have gotten off to a relatively good start this year as we have ...
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The Forex Report – Forex Friday – 11 January 2019

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With international markets in a sort of limbo, mostly waiting on the outcome on the U.S Federal Government Shutdown we take a look at some ...
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Morning Market Scoop 11 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 11 January 2019 In our morning market scoop: US Government Shut Down initiated over December as President Trump and ...
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The Commodity Report – 10 January 2019

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The commodity sector has certainly be a focal point for investors over the month of December 2018 and looking back at our last Commodity ...
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Morning Market Scoop 10 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 9 January 2019 In our morning market scoop:  Oil Market rally continues to rise.
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 9 January 2019

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The start to the trading year is off with a bang as the Americans and Chinese re-enter trade negotiations which might see a positive ...
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Morning Market Scoop 9 January 2019

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Morning Market Scoop 9 January 2019 In our morning market scoop:   FED Meeting Minutes To all the readers and traders, a happy and ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 4th January 2019

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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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Index heavyweights lift the JSE

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The JSE shrugged off weak global sentiment to close firmer on Friday mainly on the back of gains in blue-chip index heavyweights. The local ...
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Local bourse closes as softer as markets remain constrained

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday as it tracked other global markets lower as the equity sell-off deepened after the US Fed hiked rates. ...
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Morning Market Scoop 20 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 20 December 2018 In our morning market scoop:  Fed hikes rates, sell-off deepens The End Of The Road For Cheap Money..?
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Stocks close firmer ahead of US rate decision

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday mainly on the back of a mild rally in financials and gold miners. Sentiment across global markets was ...
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BHP Billiton, "Buy-back complete and special dividend announced", 19 December 2018, MN Ingham

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Mining BHP Billiton   “Buy-back complete and special dividend announced”           Share price: AUD33.49 ASX, GBP16.32 LSE, ZAR298.75 JSE ...
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Morning Market Scoop 19 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 18 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: US Fed rate decision Hike or No Rate Hike..?
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Global market jitters weigh on the JSE

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The JSE fell on Tuesday on the back of a global slide in stocks as investors fret over the upcoming US Fed rate decision and US-China trade ...
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Morning Market Scoop 14 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 14 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Charging Bull statue in Manhattan’s financial district can now be ...
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JSE closes firmer after a choppy trading session

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The JSE held on to its gains to close firmer on Thursday as global markets remained upbeat following consecutive sessions of gains. Trading ...
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Morning Market Scoop 13 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 12 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Brexit Turmoil – U.K Prime Minster Theresa May survives no confidence ...
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JSE firmer as global stocks remain optimistic on US-China trade deal

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday as it tracked other global equity benchmarks higher mainly on the back of positive comments on trade ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 12 December 2018

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We saw the U.S markets rise on Tuesday after news broke that the U.S and China’s top negotiators have reengaged talks for the first time ...
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BHP Billiton, "Maintaining discipline", 11 December 2018, MN Ingham

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Mining BHP Billiton   “Maintaining discipline”           Share price: AUD31.72 ASX, GBP15.62 LSE, ZAR281.70 JSE Net shares in issue: 2.11 ...
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Morning Market Scoop 12 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 12 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Renewed Trade talks between China And the U.S Madoff scandal anniversary
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Moderate gains for stocks as China looks to cut tariffs

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday on the back of a mild rebound on global stocks as news broke out about the possibility of a tariff cut on ...
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Morning Market Scoop 11 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 11 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Brexit vote delayed Qualcomm vs Apple
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JSE weaker as stocks crumble amidst global economic growth concerns

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The JSE started the week on the backfoot as it followed the trend in global equities which traded mostly weaker due to concerns over the ...
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The Commodity Report – 10 December 2018

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With the current global market uncertainty and with the U.S market selloff we have seen recently it is very clear that commodities might ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 10 December 2018

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL   What to look forward to this week Global markets struggled last week after a sell-off was induced by concerns of ...
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JSE holds on to gains in tentative trading

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The JSE rebounded on Friday following consecutive sessions of losses due to negative global sentiment. Global markets were relatively ...
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The Forex Report – Forex Friday – 7 December 2018

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With the current market uncertainty around the world, all eyes will be on this afternoon’s U.S Non-Farm Payrolls being released at 15:30 ...
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Morning Market Scoop 7 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 7 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Non-Farm Payrolls & the U.S Economy Steinhoff back in the spotlight
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Stocks fall as new risks emerge to US-China trade deal

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Global stocks sunk even further on Thursday as trade concerns grew following the arrest of a top executive from Huawei in Canada for ...
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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 Payrollsreport as the ADP Non-Farm Employment Change ...
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Sasol, "Pricing for lower Brent", MN Ingham, 6 December 2018

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Sasol                      “Pricing for lower Brent” Share price: R420  Net shares in issue: 624.5 million Market cap: R262.2 billion F2019 ...
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Morning Market Scoop 6 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 6 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: U.S Economy slowing down U.S ADP Non-Farm Employment change
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Falling yield curves set up global stock rout

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The JSE was not spared by the global equity rout which started in the USA overnight as the local bourse closed weaker on Wednesday. US ...
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U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls [NFP] release Friday 7th December 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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Morning Market Scoop 5 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 5 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: Recession free…South Africa exits recession after economy surges Shamila ...
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JSE firmer as SA GDP data impresses

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The JSE held on to its gains to close marginally firmer on Tuesday as South Africa emerged out of a technical recession. Local market ...
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Morning Market Scoop 4 December 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 4 December 2018 In our morning market scoop: Eskom back in the spotlight Brent Crude Oil rose more than 4% in early ...
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US-China trade talks reignite risk appetite

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Global markets rallied on Monday as they were buoyed by the positive sentiment as a result of the meeting between the China and the USA. ...
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The Commodity Report – 3 December 2018

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With the G20 behind us and a positive outcome around the insuring tariff disputes between the U.S and China we are seeing the commodities ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 3 December 2018

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL   What to look forward to this week Stocks were relatively upbeat last week as investors anticipated a possible ...
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Morning Market Scoop 30 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 30 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: The start of the annual G20 summit. Petrol price drop, Automobile ...
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Local market closes the day flat ahead of G20 summit

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Equity markets struggled to find direction on Thursday despite a rally in US equities overnight.  The JSE opened the day firmer as local ...
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Morning Market Scoop 29 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 29 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: U.S and China heading for a show down at G20 Summit. Theresa May disses ...
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Global stocks inch higher as US-China meeting draws closer

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The local bourse rallied on Wednesday on the back of renewed investor optimism ahead of meetings between China and the USA on trade. Asian ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 28 November 2018

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All eyes will be focussed on whether the U.S and China can find a resolution later this week at the G-20 summit in Argentina. The trade ...
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Mark to Market is a thing of the past! Onward!

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You wanted us to remove the Mark To Market (M2M/MTM) process that ran every night, and we did exactly that.
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We've added Lots on Currency Pairs!

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Instead of rand/dollars per point on currency pairs, we have introduced lots on all currency pairs. This means that you can now trade micro ...
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Morning Market Scoop 28 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 28 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: BREXIT vote Parliament showdown President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the ...
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GT247 launches into Crypto-sphere

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The GT247 team was pleased to roll out five Crypto Currencies in 2018 as overwhelming customer demand gave us a compelling reason to launch ...
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Money never sleeps! We've extended our trading hours...

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You wanted more time to trade, so we made the trading day longer. Well we didn’t really make the trading day longer, we just extended our ...
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Netting and Hedging - You've got it!

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You wanted the ability to choose which accounting system your trading account functioned on, so we gave you the choice.
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MetaTrader5 Compatibility changes

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One of the main drivers of these changes were that most of our clients use “Signals” that are widely available through our MT5 trading ...
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JSE down in relatively mixed session

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The JSE retreated on Tuesday as global markets traded relatively mixed as they try to gauge the possible outcomes from Brexit and trade ...
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Morning Market Scoop 27 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 27 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: Ratings agency S&P leave South Africa's sovereign credit rating ...
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Monday Morning Wake up Call 26 November 2018

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YOUR MONDAY WAKE UP CALL   What to look forward to this week The SARB raised the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75% on Thursday last ...
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JSE closes weaker as European growth concerns resurface

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The JSE fell on Friday as cautious trading ensued due to the thanksgiving holiday in the USA. Trading volumes across most equity markets ...
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Cryptocurrency news flash – 23 November 2018

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Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin have made the headlines once more as crypto assets have been sold off at an alarming rate over the ...
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The Forex Report – FX Friday – 23 November

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Yesterday was a very eventful day as the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)’s monetary policy committee announced a 25-basis point increase ...
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Morning Market Scoop 23 November 2018

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In our morning market scoop: “Fun Friday”, Black Friday it is here. “Fun Monday”, you mean Cyber Monday?
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Flat trading session for the JSE as central bank raises rates

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday after a relatively flat trading session as the local market anticipated the interest rate decision from ...
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South African Interest Rate Decision - 22 November 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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Sibanye: AMCU strikes, MN Ingham, 21 November 2018

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Sibanye AMCU strikes Share price: R9.42   Net shares in issue:2,26 billion Market cap: R21.2 billion   On a blended DCF and EV basis I ...
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Morning Market Scoop 22 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 22 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: SA Reserve Bank readies to announce its interest rate decision. Momentum ...
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Respite for global markets sees JSE inch higher

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The JSE inched higher on Wednesday as a broad-based global equity market rebound ensued. Technology stocks which have been the primary ...
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Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note – 21 November 2018

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The International market selloff has put the start of a Christmas rally into question as the Dow closed lower by 2.21% erasing all gains we ...
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Morning Market Scoop 21 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 21 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: Trouble for Ghosn. Nissan CEO was arrested for allegedly misusing ...
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US led tech rout drags global markets

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The JSE fell on Tuesday as the negative sentiment from the tech sell-off in the USA engulfed global markets. The Nasdaq plummeted 3.03% in ...
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The Commodity Report – 20 November 2018

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With the tech selloff from yesterday on the Nasdaq and the Asian session lower this morning, we might see safe havens come back into play ...
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Morning Market Scoop 20 November 2018

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Morning Market Scoop 20 November 2018 In our morning market scoop: The value of Bitcoin...Bitcoin Price Drops as Bears Pummel the Market. ...
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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 iss