Category Archives: Local News

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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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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The GDP figure for the 1st quarter 2015 shows that South Africa urgently needs Growth

By Vivian Atud If you know anything about statistics- you would know the saying “let the data speak”. Contrary to rhetoric by politicians and government officials that things are getting better, data released by Stats SA on Tuesday showed that South Africa’s real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by a mere 1,3 per cent during the first […]

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Unemployment in South Africa at Worse Levels in 11 years

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg- Sunburst Africa–Unemployment in South Africa continues to grow- dampening any hopes of finding a job for those who have never been employed. For the first time in eleven years the unemployment levels have now gone over 26 percent- statistics South Africa said yesterday. According to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday, the […]

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Sell-off on the JSE Continued Yesterday for a Second Consecutive Day

  Johannesburg—Sunburst Africa—The JSE All-Share Index closed 0.25 percent in negative territory on the JSE yesterday after trading lower on Tuesday June 19th. Among  top losers of the day were Kumba Iron Ore Ltd (JSE Code: KIO), down 5.8 percent,  Tiger Brands Ltd (JSE Code: TBS) down 4.5 percent,  MTN Group Ltd (JSE Code: MTN), Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (JSE Code: […]

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Why the JSE closed lower yesterday

What: The gains on the market on Monday were reversed on Tuesday as the JSE THE JSE closed lower. At 5pm, the all share closed 0.15% lower at 54,327.10 points, with the blue-chip top 40 giving up 0.25%. Gold miners dropped 3.86%, followed by resources losing 3.46% and platinums down 2.26%. Financials added 1.04%. Why: The pressure on the JSE […]

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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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