SA markets and economy

Quo Vadis Rand?

Where are you going Rand? Since Jan 2011 the Rand has seen a dramatic fall. Not 105% as indicated in the graph below. The correct way to calculate the decline is by using the inverse of the Rand/$ quote, namely US cents/Rand. The Rand fell from about R6.50 (15.38 US cents per Rand) to R14

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The Morning Digest – so much info every day.

The Sanlam Private Wealth Morning Digest is filled with data, information and commentaries, available every day from Sanlam iTrade Online. You can have the Morning Digest emailed to you every morning. Just register as a trading client or an iView client and select the option in “User Settings” under “Trading & Portfolio”. iView access is

US markets and economy

2 reasons why the Fed might not raise interest rates in September

A few months ago FED Chair, Janet Yellen, shifted the goal posts for the start of the interest rate hiking cycle slightly when she introduced NAIRU as the important indicator. NAIRU stands for Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment, quite a mouthful. It becomes easier to understand if you pause after “inflation”. It is the rate

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New to trading? Take our #iTradeR1m educational journey with us.

  When Sanlam iTrade started in 2007 the online trading market was very small. To increase awareness and interest among savvy South Africans, we knew we needed to focus on education around the online trading environment. And to guarantee a competitive edge, we knew we needed to offer a personalised service – and that is exactly what we

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Dear iTrader…

Dear iTrader, During this week while working on the Leaderboard for the #iTradeR1m challenge, we became aware that there is something wrong with the matching of the virtual trades. Buy and sell transactions were matched at prices that never traded in the real JSE. We discovered, thanks to a honest iTrader, that buy and sell

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ANG, AMS, MDC, RDF, BVT still firmly entrenched in their downward trends – iTrade Fantasy League Update

You might wonder why we are not fully invested in the top four shares in every sector according to the Facebook voting lists in our iTrade Fantasy League. You select the shares, but we select the timing and stop-loss levels to limit losses and thereby enhance the profits of the portfolio. Here is a wrap-up