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Market Scorecard US markets were closed for Thanksgiving, the good news is that today they're open until lunch time for Black Friday. Locally, there wasn't much action either as our markets closed...
Market Scorecard US markets closed in the green yesterday, thanks to a rebound in technology counters. Markets have experienced big intra-day swings lately as traders digest fresh economic data.US...
Market Scorecard Markets were subdued yesterday, with both local and the US indices oscillating between red and green. The Turkish Lira lost 12% of its value against the US Dollar yesterday; it's now...
Market Scorecard The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both hit intra-day highs yesterday following the announcement that President Biden has reappointed Jay Powell as Fed Chair. Powell is a known-entity and...
Market Scorecard It was a mixed day in US markets on Friday; the S&P 500 was down but the Nasdaq pushed ahead, closing at another record high. The market is keeping one eye on global Covid numbers...
Market Scorecard In a split vote yesterday, the South African Reserve Bank decided to increase interest rates by 25 basis points. Two members voted to leave rates unchanged and three voted to increase...
Return To The Moon
By Vestact - Nov 18, 2021
Market Scorecard The JSE All-share index notched another all-time record high close, it's third in a row. It was only a 0.01% gain, but we'll take it! Woolworths (ASX:WOW) and Spar were a drag on the...
Market Scorecard US markets rose yesterday after a strong retail sales report raised hopes for the upcoming holiday season. For the year-to-date the S&P500 and Nasdaq Composite are up 25% and 24%,...
The Big Short Squeeze
By Vestact - Nov 16, 2021
Market ScorecardUS markets were unchanged to start the week. The indexes edged higher in early trade, then cooled off later in the day to end flat. As Chris Rock says in one of his routines, "there's...
J&J Rips The Band-Aid
By Vestact - Nov 15, 2021
Market ScorecardOn Friday, US markets closed up, but finished the week with modest losses. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell 0.3% and 0.7% respectively for the week, ending what had been a five-week...