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Leigh Riley
All Hail The Rand By Leigh Riley - Mar 20, 2017 2

The Rand has been stoic in the face of rising interest rates in the United States, all though this was the first time we have had a “sure thing” in the way of an expected hike from the US ...

Chantal Marx
The Week Ahead – 20 March 2017   By Chantal Marx - Mar 20, 2017

Some of the local earnings releases to take note of this week include: Advtech (Full Year Results): Management expects headline earnings per share (HEPS) to rise by between 37% and 42% y/y. This ...

Marc Chandler
Emerging Markets: Week Ahead Preview By Marc Chandler - Mar 20, 2017

EM FX had a stellar week, ending on a strong note in the aftermath of what the market perceived as a dovish Fed hike Wednesday. Every EM currency except ARS was up on the week vs. USD, with the best ...

Cannon Asset Managers
Making Cents - Weekly Outlook By Cannon Asset Managers  - Mar 17, 2017

Strengthening 4.8% against the US dollar from R13.33 to R12.69, the South African rand became one of the largest talking points this week within the financial sector. As anticipated by the general ...

John Maynard
SA's Manufacturing Industry By John Maynard - Mar 16, 2017

In today's blog we take a look at South Africa's manufacturing industry in more detail. From its hay days in the early 90's to its struggling position it finds itself in these days, thanks largely due...

Chantal Marx
FNB Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2017 By Chantal Marx - Mar 15, 2017

The platinum price rose in February, moving in tandem with the gold bullion as investors fled to safe haven assets on the back of growing political instability, but nevertheless gained further ...

Chantal Marx
The Week Ahead – 13 March 2017   By Chantal Marx - Mar 14, 2017

Some of the local earnings releases to take note of this week include: EOHJ (Interim Results): In a recent trading statement, the company said that HEPS would grow by between 20% and 25% y/y, ...

John Maynard
South Africa’s Tax Statistics By John Maynard - Mar 13, 2017

In today's blog we take a detailed look at South Africa's tax statistics. Looking at a wide variety of numbers from Personal Income Tax (PIT) to Company Income Tax (CIT) to Value Added Tax (VAT) and a...

Reiaan Hobson
Trading Plan - 13-17 March 2017 By Reiaan Hobson - Mar 13, 2017

The Fed rate hike will be on our minds this week. Will Yellen hike or not? As we all know the Federal Reserve is data depended and jobs are one of their prime objectives for future rate ...

Cannon Asset Managers
Making Cents - Weekly Outlook By Cannon Asset Managers - Mar 10, 2017

After opening the week at R13.01, the South African rand slipped sharply during the course of Thursday to levels of R13.35 against the US dollar. The record stockpile of US crude oil increased by yet ...

John Maynard
Tips For Reviving South Africa’s Economy By John Maynard - Mar 08, 2017 1

In today's blog we take a look at our suggestions to the South African government for getting South Africa's economy out of the rut it is stuck in. Yesterday we covered South Africa's economic growth ...

John Maynard
SA's Economic Growth 4th Quarter 2016 By John Maynard - Mar 07, 2017

cIn today's blog we take a look at South Africa's 4th quarter GDP numbers released by Statistics South Africa and find that 2016 was a year that South Africa's economy would like to forget. And would ...