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Daily Solutions – 15 February 2018

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Feb 15, 2018 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

The JSE closed higher on Wednesday amid mixed global markets as higher-than-expected US consumer inflation caused only a moderate risk-off reaction. The Dow was 0.4% lower at the JSE’s close, but European markets had firmed on a weaker euro. In choppy trade, local market sentiment turned positive towards the close after an initial sell-off following the release of the US inflation data.

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Daily Solutions – 14 February 2018

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Feb 14, 2018 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

The JSE closed firmer on Tuesday, extending its gains from midday, as the rand weakened slightly following the ANC’s announcement that, despite President Jacob Zuma having been recalled, no deadline was set for him to vacate his office. The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has not given Zuma a deadline on when he should resign following his recall by the party.

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Market Solutions, January: Volatility surfaces as “goldilocks conditions” questioned.

By Rob Price on Feb 13, 2018 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

Most investors are well aware of the strong returns experienced by the equity markets in 2017 on the back of rising growth and inflation expectations. The US S&P500 and the All Share Index (ALSI) both gained more than 20% during the year, while the MSCI Emerging Market Index gained north of 30%.
Economic growth and inflation primarily drove the gains. However, as we have stated for some time, a significant portion of the gains were based on expectations rather than outcomes.

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Daily Solutions – 13 February 2018

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Feb 13, 2018 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE closed firmer on Monday in choppy trade as banks and retailers recorded gains, while property stocks were the biggest losers on the day. Firmer European and mixed Asian markets gave some support to a jittery market, following last week’s losses. The Dow was 1% firmer at the JSE’s close.

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