Market Overview

Chantal Marx
The Week Ahead – 20 February 2017   By Chantal Marx - Feb 20, 2017

Local companies that will be in the spotlight this week include: Aveng (Interim Results): In an updated trading statement, management guided for the headline loss per share to worsen by between 65% ...

John Maynard
What Can We Expect In SA's Budget 2017 By John Maynard - Feb 17, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at what South Africans can expect when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presents his budget speech to parliament. In past articles we have written about the SA government...

Jason Muscat
December Retail Trade Sales By Jason Muscat - Feb 15, 2017

December retail trade sales expanded 0.9% year-on-year, more or less in line with expectations. As had been expected, the month-on-month number dropped sharply, falling -2.3% on a seasonally adjusted ...

John Maynard
Blog: South Africans And Their Credit Cards By John Maynard - Feb 15, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at South Africans' spending on credit cards. How many transactions take place each month and what is the average amount spent on these transactions. We take a look ...

John Maynard
Blog: CPI 2016 Weights Wheel By John Maynard - Feb 14, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at South Africa's 2016 CPI weights on a interactive wheel chart. It provides a high level breakdown of South Africa's consumer spending categories. It provides lower ...

Chantal Marx
The Week Ahead – 13 February 2017   By Chantal Marx - Feb 13, 2017

Some of the local earnings releases to take note of this week include: Anglo American Platinum (Full Year Results): HEPS were guided to be between 1424% and 1753% higher, behind market expectations ...

Reiaan Hobson
Economic News For The Week Ahead By Reiaan Hobson - Feb 13, 2017

It will be intense news event week due to Retails outcomes from USA, UK, and New Zealand. Retails sales are massive indicators for any economy for example 70% of total USD GDP is depended on domestic ...

John Maynard
Blog: SA's Top Export Destinations For 2016 By John Maynard - Feb 10, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at South Africa's exports for 2016 on an interactive map, showing where South Africa exports the majority of their goods. We hope readers find this map informative and ...

Jason Muscat
December 2016 Mining Production By Jason Muscat - Feb 09, 2017

December mining production volumes contracted -1.9% y/y, ending off a miserable quarter (and year) for the sector which contracted in all three months of 4Q16. The month-on-month number was up ...

Chantal Marx
FNB Monthly Wrap-Up – January 2017   By Chantal Marx - Feb 08, 2017

The positive momentum in global equity markets, triggered by the election of Donald Trump and the prospect of fiscal stimulus, continued into January. Economic indicators have generally been positive ...

John Maynard
Blog: Taste vs Famous Brands By John Maynard - Feb 07, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at two of South Africa's most well-known fast food/casual dining shares listed on the JSE. One is the giant that is Famous Brands (FBR), the other the lesser known ...