Category Archives: Market Data

China GDP growth sinks to 25-year low

Chinese shares gained heavily today as investors weighed the likelihood of further stimulus from Beijing following data that the economy grew at its slowest pace in a quarter of a century. Fourth-quarter gross domestic product eased to 6.8% from a year earlier, while full-year growth slipped to 6.9%, adding to the troubling economic picture that’s unsettling traders around the world. […]

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US Federal Rate Hike- South Africa a Loser

By Vivian Atud As expected the US Federal Open Market Committee has finally taken the United States- world’s biggest economy off life support. This happened yesterday when the US Fed Chair Woman-Janet Yellen announced a 0.25 percent rate hike for the first time since 2008. What does this mean for the US economy? On the one hand, the U.S. government […]

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Why the JSE Closed 0.74 percent in positive territory yesterday

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed 0.74 percent in positive territory yesterday after trading in positive territory for most of the day. This was mostly as a result due to renewed global optimism that a deal would soon be reached to avail the Greek crisis. The total volume traded for the day was R 18.4 billion. Top winners of the […]

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Passive vs. Active Investing

There are two fundamental schools of investing: active and passive. Active investing is trying to outperform the stock market by picking stocks. You pick stocks that you expect to rise in price; you do this according to various theories of what will affect their value in the future. Warren Buffett is a well-known and successful active investor. He identifies the […]

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JSE limits losses but still closes down on mixed global markets

THE JSE came back from weaker levels on Monday, but still ended the day lower as weaker European markets and a lower start to the Dow Jones kept the local bourse on the back foot. The local market traded 0.55% down in the morning. Weakening gold and resources shares dragged the market lower from a positive performance on Friday as […]

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What are investors getting outside South Africa: SA’s top global equity funds

South African equity prices seem stretched. This has forced many local investors to look at the potential in other markets. One of the simplest ways to do this is through investing in local rand-denominated unit trusts or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest offshore. Funds in the Global Equity General category must invest at least 80% of their assets outside of […]

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What to expect from Telkom full year results today

By Vivian Atud South Africa’s leading integrated communications service provider Telkom SA SOC Ltd (JSE Code: TKG) is set to release full year results today June 8 2015. It currently has a market capitalization of over 34 billion rand. Looking at Telkom’s share price over the past 12 months the company still looks attractive haven gained 59.7 percent price increase […]

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