Rand Honeymoon
SA markets and economy

Is the honeymoon over for the Rand and the JSE?

The sacking of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for no other reason than to get Treasury’s approval for a disastrous deal by SAA on 9/12 became our own 9/11 disaster. In the aftermath of the sacking, the Rand weakened to R16.85 and government bond yields shot up to 10.5% as mostly foreigners sold South African assets.

Research2
Educational and learning materialSA markets and economy

Share Data – Shares

Sanlam iTrade Online provides a wealth of information and data on every listed JSE share. Every week we will highlight another section of the Share Data pages. Accessing Share Information After logging in on www.SanlamiTrade.co.za click on Markets/Data/Research in the top menu. Then click on Share Data. Click on Shares in the top menu of

Educational and learning material

Share Data – Markets

Sanlam iTrade Online provides a wealth of information and data on every listed JSE share. Every week we will highlight another section of the Share Data pages. After logging in on www.SanlamiTrade.co.za click on Markets/Data/Research in the top menu. Then click on Share Data. The Markets page gives a great overview of the movements of

Anglo
Educational and learning materialResourcesTechnical Analysis

Technical Analysis Pick of the Week: Anglo American Plc

Technical analysis research from award winning international company, Trading Central, is available to Sanlam iTrade clients at no extra cost. This week we highlight Anglo American Plc, code AGL on the JSE or AAL:xlon for the London Stock Exchange listed version on our iTradeGlobal platform. When you click on Trading Central Research under Markets/Data/Research you

Gold
Resources

Huge ETF demand fuelled Gold price move!

The World Gold Council released their Gold Supply and Demand report today. We already know the US$ gold price appreciated by 17% in the first quarter of 2016. Now we know that this drive was almost entirely caused by a massive demand for Gold ETFs. Inflows into ETFs of 360 tonnes were the highest since

Global Trading
Global Trading

Trade the World 24/7!

Every South African knows by now how volatile and vulnerable the Rand is. Many investors have all their assets invested in their home country, but it is just good sense to diversify and invest a portion in overseas markets, particularly the US and UK economies which are growing at faster rates than here in SA.

Global Trading
Global TradingUS markets and economy

The $100,000 iTradeGlobal Challenge

Did you wish you were able to trade or invest in offshore markets when Finance Minister Nene was unceremoniously fired on 9 December (9/12 is rated as South Africa’s 9/11)? The Rand has since strengthened, but our currency is still very volatile and we are still waiting for the Ratings Agencies to confirm if we

Gold
Resources

Gold’s spectacular 2 month rally!

The Gold price had a spectacular rally of 18% in less than two months from $1,050 to $1,240. Yesterday’s $40 move made everybody take note. Let’s take a step back and look at the World Gold Council’s (WGC) statistics for the 4th quarter of 2015 that were published yesterday. After declines in the first half-year,