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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Local markets take a nosedive and Trump on the offence

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

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

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

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

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

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Retailers and financials led the JSE higher on Tuesday after the rand strengthened to a 2-week high against the greenback. The rand briefly ...
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Global showing strength after Trump announced the new trade deal to replace NAFTA

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

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The JSE rallied along with other global markets to close firmer on Monday as optimism crept back amongst investors. Positive developments ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 27 August 2018

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

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

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The JSE capped off a week of consecutive gains as it closed firmer on Friday led by index heavyweight Naspers and miners. The local bourse ...
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Trade war tensions soften ahead Powell’s address

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

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The JSE closed marginally firmer on Thursday following a rather mixed session where the index struggled initially. Clicks [JSE:CLS] jumped ...
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Rand rallies as the Dollar index and 10- year Treasuries drops

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

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The JSE rose for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as emerging markets remained buoyant. In the currency markets, the greenback ...
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Michael Cohen pleads guilty

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

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The JSE reversed earlier losses to inch higher on Tuesday as emerging markets found some reprieve. The US dollar came under pressure ...
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Earning results numbers expected from BHP Billiton and Harmony Gold

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

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The JSE tracked higher on Monday as optimism over the US-China trade talks lifted global stocks. Equity benchmarks in mainland China and ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 20 August 2018

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

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

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  The JSE barely closed firmer on Friday as it struggled to maintain earlier gains. The rand weakened significantly against a basket of ...
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China-US trade talks could inspire market rebound

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

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Thursday following Wednesday’s sharp sell-off. Most of the blue-chip stocks which closed sharply lower ...
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Drastic drop in commodity prices and lower than expected numbers from Tencent hits JSE hard

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

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

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

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The JSE eased on Tuesday as rand hedges retreated due to the firmer rand
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Emerging markets under pressure thanks to Turkey’s state of affairs

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

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

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

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

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday even as rand hedge stocks rose on the back of the weaker rand. The rand along with other emerging market ...
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Asian markets decline as geopolitical tensions intensify

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

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The JSE barely closed firmer on Wednesday as investors turned cautious after China announced its plans to retaliate to the latest US ...
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Global markets close firmer

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

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The JSE closed higher on Tuesday as the big jump in Asian counters inspired a rebound in global stocks. Chinese stocks shrugged off the ...
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Nedbank and Royal Bafokeng Platinum to release earning results

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

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

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

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

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The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Friday following Thursday’s trade war induced sell-off. The local bourse tracked higher along with ...
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Today is NFP day and earnings boost Apple

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After tech giant, Apple released their earning result numbers, the companies share price rose and lead it to becoming the first U.S company ...
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JSE slides along with global peers on trade concerns

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Global markets pulled back on Thursday as trade concerns were reignited following news that the Trump administration was looking to raise ...
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UK Interest Rate Decision 2 August 2018

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

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

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

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The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce whether the interest rates in the U.S. will increase or ...
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Trump forces China to the negotiation table

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

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International markets including the JSE was off to a muted start on Tuesday morning as growth in Chinese manufacturing for July slowed down ...
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Gold sector finishes the day strong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE retreated along with other global stocks on Wednesday as trade worries reignited market fears.
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First day of the BRICS Summit

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

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Global markets rose on Tuesday as upbeat earnings from Wall Street and improved investor appetite lifted stocks.
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Chinese 10-year bond yield up to 4 week high

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The yuan slid by 0.6% a day after a record injected of funding for banks. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday that the ...
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JSE pulls backs as emerging market currencies take a knock

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

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

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

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The JSE advanced on Friday as retailers and financials continued to lift the local bourse higher.
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JSE closes firmer as reserve bank keeps rates unchanged

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The JSE closed marginally firmer on Thursday after another mixed trading session.
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Oil prices climbed after increase in U.S crude stockpile

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

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The JSE closed firmer on Wednesday after a relatively muted trading session. The local bourse struggled to find a significant catalyst for ...
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Nasdaq reaches All-time high

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

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

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

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The JSE started the week on the backfoot as weak Chinese growth numbers weighed on global markets. Chinese GDP QoY came in at 6.7% which ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 16 July 2018

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

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

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The JSE closed weaker for a fourth consecutive session on Friday to end the week in the red as the sell-off on the local bourse persisted. ...
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Global markets are up as the JSE closed softer

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

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The JSE closed weaker on Thursday after erasing earlier gains as the negative trade war sentiment and stronger rand dragged the local ...
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Trade war tensions hurt the global markets

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

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

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The trade war intensified as the Trump administration released the proposed list of $200 billion of Chinese imports to be hit by tariff ...
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JSE bucks the trend in other global markets to close weaker

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE erased earlier gains to end the day softer as blue-chips lost their earlier momentum. Friday marked the implementation of US ...
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Trade war started at 06:01 local time

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

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

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

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

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

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China threw the first punch ahead of tariffs expected to be imposed on the country by the United States. a Chinese court temporarily banned ...
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The JSE closes firmer after muted start

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The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday following a flat trading session in which the index struggled to find a catalyst for direction. Local ...
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Today marks the last day to trade to get dividends

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

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The JSE retreated on Monday as global equity markets slowed down due to increasing trade war concerns. The local bourse started the 3rd ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 02 July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE erased earlier gains to close weaker on Tuesday as index heavyweight Naspers dragged the blue chips lower. Naspers [JSE:NPN] traded ...
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Last day to trade to get some dividends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Global equities started the week on the backfoot as China retaliated to the USA’s tariffs. China has threatened to impose tariffs on US oil ...
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Your Monday Wake Up Call 18 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE rose on Wednesday as Rand hedges lifted the local bourse due to the weaker Rand. The Rand came under pressure in the morning ...
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Technical trade note Old Mutual PLC - 13 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE closed weaker on Friday as emerging market currencies led by the Rand, tumbled against the greenback. The Rand weakened to its ...
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Rand takes a knock as JSE closes in the green

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The JSE closed firmer for a second consecutive session as Rand hedge stocks extended their gains on the back of the weaker Rand. The Rand ...
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Technical trade note NASDAQ - 01 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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The JSE was dragged lower on Tuesday as South African GDP data released by StatsSA missed most analysts’ expectations. The South African ...
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Technical trade note BARCLAYS [JSE:BGA] - 05 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The JSE was lifted on Friday mainly due to the resurgence in global stocks amid the resumption of coalition talks in Italy. European ...
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Technical trade note African Rainbow Mineral Limited [ARI] - 01 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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The JSE recorded another session of losses as global equities continued to trade weaker in light of the political crisis in Italy. The ...
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Selloff in emerging markets because of political turmoil in Italy

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

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The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as concerns about Italy induced a sell-off in global equities. Italy’s short-dated and long-dated Treasury ...
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Technical trade note GOLD [XAU] - 29 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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JSE holds steady in cautious trade

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

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Local bourse loses steam to end the day in the red

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

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

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JSE erases earlier losses to close firmer

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

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Trade Idea on S&P 500 I have been following the movement of the S&P 500 closely over the last couple of weeks and with the re-test of the ...
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Earning results due today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JSE adds to gains on Friday 11 May 2018

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The JSE recorded a third consecutive session of gains which saw the local index close firmer on Friday.
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