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Monthly Insights: February 2019

By | 2019-02-17T20:12:44+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary· In the past month, we have seen global central banks capitulate, along with some EM central banks, as a result of lower global growth, inflation metrics and trade activity. Further geopolitical risks in the form of trade wars and tighter financial conditions exacerbated the capitulation. In the past month, we have also seen [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 13 December 2018

By | 2018-12-13T09:31:16+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SAGBs stronger this morning, but lags a good rally in risk assets yesterday May survives no confidence vote Brent struggles despite a decline in US stockpiles; Gold range-bound Renewed optimism around a U.S. China trade deal maintained the recent strength in Global markets SA CPI rises in November [...]

Monthly Insights: 1 August 2017

By | 2017-08-01T13:55:39+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Markets and Research|

Herewith the latest edition of the Monthly Insights. We trust that this will contribute to a broad overview of the interest rate, currency and financial markets. Executive Summary In an unexpected move, the SARB cut the repo rate in July by 25bps to 6.75%, with the prime rate at 10.25%. Four members voted for a [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 15 May 2017

By | 2017-05-15T10:43:58+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: US CPI eases, but retail sales indicate a rebound in consumer spending, which may underpin growth in upcoming quarters USDZAR continues to hold steady as commodities firm, weaker dollar supports global majors this morning All Share index ended the day in the red as platinum miners dragged the [...]