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Global Economic and Market Update

Economy Bond yields across global markets continued their sell-off into Thursday as a six-week-long bond rout rumbled on. Yesterday, ECB President Mario Draghi said asset prices tend to be more volatile in a low interest rate environment and policymakers were prepared to look through the sharp rise in yields. With the ECB seeing no reason to adjust its stance on […]

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China Stocks Rises to levels seen before 2008

Acccording to Bloomburg, China‚Äôs stock market climbed to levels last seen before the global financial crisis in 2008, extending its world-beating rally as investors bet monetary stimulus will revive an economy beset by four years of slowing growth. The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 3,476.90 at 9:31 a.m. local time, set for the highest close since May 2008, […]

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Why the JSE Closed 1.08 percent in Positive Territory Yesterday

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg (Sunburst Africa) What: The JSE closed 1.08 percent in positive territory yesterday after trading in positive territory for most of the day. The total volume traded was 18.8 billion rands. Why: With improved oil prices, the JSE was pulled up by mostly resources shares. Top winners of the day included: Amplats (JSE Code: AMS) up 6.4 […]

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Some lessons I learned in 2014

By Vivian Atud As part of a Christmas present to myself I decided to set aside time to evaluate the past 12 months and to ask serious questions about some of the lessons I have learned from the markets. I reflected on missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a better overall investor. Looking at the past year’s […]

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