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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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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Rising Output in Platinum a Blessing and a Curse to SA Platinum Sector

While increasing production sounds like a great thing for most companies as it reflects proper utilization of resources and output maximization, it may not always be good for all stakeholders. South Africa is faced with an enormous rising costs, labour unrest and weak metal prices that has pushed South Africa’s platinum mining companies into radical restructuring, however, they are yet […]

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Global Market and Economic Updates

Economy For the first time since 2010, all four of the eurozone’s largest economies (Germany, France, Italy and Spain) recorded growth. And for the first time since Q1 of 2011, the currency area grew more rapidly than both the U.S. and U.K. The eurozone economy expanded by 0.4% at the start of the year, marking a pickup from the 0.3% […]

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Global Market and Economic Update

Economy The global sell-off in bond markets has resumed, as yields surge on 10-year notes in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany. With the full picture still far from clear, strategists and analysts have been hard pressed to pinpoint a specific reason for the shift over the past two weeks. Markets will now focus on rates today and several U.S. Treasury […]

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