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Daily Solutions – 20 September 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Sep 20, 2017 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Research The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE came off its worst intraday levels on Tuesday, to close flat, as property stocks made a comeback in afternoon trade, on a weaker rand. Property companies with exposure to global assets lifted the market at the close, as industrials could not hold on to gains after the rand hit R13.3507 to the dollar in intraday trade, its worst level in a month.

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Daily Solutions – 19 September 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Sep 19, 2017 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Research The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE started the week tracking positive global markets, with banking shares faring best on the local exchange. All eyes now fall on the Reserve Bank, which is due to pronounce on local interest rates on Thursday.

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Daily Solutions – 07 September 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Sep 07, 2017 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Research The news

JOHANNESBURG – The South African share market was weaker at midday on Wednesday, with the all share dipping below the 56,000-point mark for the first time in two weeks. The all share was off 0.57% to 55,826.90 points at lunchtime, mirroring the broadly weaker sentiment on global markets. “There is clear concern over the escalating tension between the US and North Korea, which has culminated in repeated stints of risk-off trading in recent weeks,” Oanda senior market analyst Craig Erlam said in a note.

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Daily Solutions – 06 September 2017

By Alexander Forbes Investments on Sep 06, 2017 in Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Research The news

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE closed weaker on Tuesday as the rand firmed against the dollar on better-than-expected GDP data for the second quarter, causing property stocks to rise, while miners ended the day in the red. Some of the domestically oriented stocks reversed losses, after Statistics SA data showed that the economy grew 2.5% in the second quarter, rebounding from a contraction of 0.7% in the first quarter.

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