Category Archives: Investing

Hiring a Financial Advisor

By Vivian Atud Hiring a financial advisor is challenging. Most investors are busy professionals who need someone to help them choose wisely, avoid simple mistakes, plan for taxes and manage cash flows. But how do you judge if an advisor is any good? The reality is, you’re hiring someone because they know more than you. Many people end up deciding […]

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It is Time in the Market, Not Market Timing that matters

By Sunburst Staff We have taken a close look at various indices. We analysed the daily returns of the JSE-All Share Index, the Top-40 Index and other indices- this has helped us to show the relationship between time and returns. Our analysis has highlighted two main points: The relationship between an investing period and returns- looking at the JSE from […]

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Why the JSE closed lower last week Friday

By Sunburst Staff Trading on the JSE started high last week and closed weaker on Friday. This was after trading lower for most of the week. This was as markets responded to decision of the Reserve Bank statement released on Thursday in which interest rates were kept unchanged. According to the bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC), the deteriorating inflation outlook […]

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Will the Momentum on the JSE Continue?

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–The JSE All Share Index closed 0.71 percent in positive territory yesterday. Among the top winners of the day were Netcare (JSE Code: NTC) up 6.29 percent, Life Health Holding Group (JSE Code: LHC) up 3.12 percent, Kumba Iron Ore Ltd (JSE Code: KIO) up 2.50 percent, Firstrand Ltd (JSE Code: FSR) up 1.6 percent […]

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Why the JSE Closed 0.67 percent in Positive Territory yesterday

  What: The JSE All-Share Index closed 0.69 percent in positive territory yesterday after trading in positive territory for most of the day. Yesterday was an active day on the market with total volume traded 18.7 billion rands. Among the top winners of the day were Anglo American plc (JSE Code: AGL) up 3.4 percent; BHP Billiton plc (JSE Code: […]

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Why Shares of Nedbank Group Went Up 0.78 Percent Yesterday

  What: shares of the Nedbank Group Limited (JSE Code: NED) went up 0.78 percent on the JSE yesterday. Nedbank Group Ltd. is a bank holding company, with its principal banking subsidiary being Nedbank Ltd. The company’s ordinary shares have been listed on JSE Ltd. since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007. Nedbank Group is one of […]

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Why the JSE Closed in Negative Territory yesterday

By Vivian Atud What: The JSE all share- index Closed 0.12 percent in negative territory yesterday. Top losers of the day included CAPCO (down 3.6 percent), RMIH (down 2.7 percent), BATS (down 2.7 percent), Aspen, (down 2.5 percent), and SAB (down 2.4 percent). Total volume traded yesterday was 15.9 billion rand.   Why: negative sentiments about potential decline in growth […]

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Asian Stocks Drop With Aussie as China Growth Slows; Yen Slides

Source: Bloomberg Asian stocks retreated from an almost seven-year high and the Australian dollar slid against major peers amid disappointing China economic reports. The yen dropped as Japan’s two-year bond yield fell to zero, while crude oil rose for a fifth day. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 0.6 percent by 2:25 p.m. in Tokyo, as the Hang Seng Index […]

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