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Daily Market Commentary: 27 May 2019

Today we are taking a look at: SAGBs maintain bull steepening bias after the dovish SARB, yields marginally lower across the curve from a week ago Local markets now await the announcement of the cabinet WTI oil held gains above $58 a barrel after American explorers reduced drilling activity to the least in more than [...]

By | 2019-05-27T09:19:38+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 24 May 2019

Today we are taking a look at: SAGB yield curve bull steepens as front end moves lower, prompted by dovish MPC The rand trades on the back foot Oil headed for its biggest weekly drop since December as the rapidly escalating trade war caused investors to reassess the outlook for global growth The JSE and [...]

By | 2019-05-24T09:53:12+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

M&A activity to remain subdued until a measure of certainty is restored in SA

By Tapiwa Shamu, Principal: Corporate Finance; Nedbank CIB. After what can only be described as a difficult year for mergers and acquisitions in SA in 2018 (total number of deals announced were 517 in 2018 compared to 588 in 2017, total value down from R637 billion to R610 billion in the same period (Gleason Publications, 2018), [...]

By | 2019-05-24T11:52:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Featured, Finance, General|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 23 May 2019

Today we are taking a look at: SAGB yields edge lower after downside CPI surprise, markets watch SARB MPC today Markets continue to await the cabinet announcement Oil extended losses after a surprise jump in American crude inventories alleviated concerns over a supply crunch, while the demand outlook remained bleak as there was no let [...]

By | 2019-05-23T09:26:10+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 22 May 2019

Today we are taking a look at: The fixed income market reacted positively to Mbete and Gigaba withdrawing from the MP list in the late trade, so the bullish momentum of earlier was maintained The Brexit saga continues unabated Oil headed for its biggest drop in more than a week as signs the worsening U.S.-China [...]

By | 2019-05-22T10:45:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments

Daily Market Commentary: 21 May 2019

Today we are taking a look at: Marginal flattening of SAGB yield curve as ZAR strengthened yesterday USDZAR holds steady around 14.4000 Oil rose for a second day on signs OPEC and its allies will extend production cuts beyond June, while a steadily deteriorating U.S.-China trade Global equity markets were weaker amid the US-China trade [...]

By | 2019-05-21T08:53:17+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Markets and Research|0 Comments