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Daily Market Commentary: 18 March 2019

By | 2019-03-18T10:06:01+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SAGBs follow ZAR, yields decline on Friday, supported by USD weakness The rand holds steady despite ongoing woes at Eskom Oil retreated for a second session after Saudi said the job of balancing the market was “nowhere near complete.” Value traded jumped to R43.5bn due to index rebalancing activity with [...]

Monthly Insights: March 2019

By | 2019-03-11T13:20:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finance, General, Watch This|

  Executive Summary There has been a broad decline in inflation rates across the world, including a sharp downward surprise in our own (SA) inflation print for January. Lower energy prices, a decline in raw material and machinery costs, as well as falling demand-pull inflation have been key reasons for the falling inflation trajectory [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 4 March 2019

By | 2019-03-04T12:13:56+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: Risk on in Asia as rumours of an imminent trade agreement hits the wires and Trump speaks of a 'competitive dollar’ Trump blames the FED for strong USD Oil climbed on signs of slowing U.S. production growth and as OPEC and its allies deepened output cuts aimed at [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 17 January 2019

By | 2019-01-17T10:33:46+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: Another tight range in SAGBs, and another struggle to rally, yields marginally lower yesterday Rand holds onto gains despite a resilient USD Gold held an advance in the wake of renewed Brexit turmoil Global markets digested the news that the UK’s House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s Brexit [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 15 January 2019

By | 2019-01-15T09:20:02+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SAGBs open a touch stronger as momentum from the Asian trading session supports risk assets Dollar trades softer across currency markets as speculation continues that FED pause hikes Asia-Pacific trade saw crude draw support from a largely weaker USD & uptick in risk appetite Global equity markets trend [...]