After a spectacular run on the JSE since February this year, the market has turned very jittery. The 5% correction has turned into a 10% correction in weeks and it is impossible to know where the fall will stop. The decline is not driven by any big new issue. In general there are 3 big
Despite crippling strikes, Zuma election victory and ratings downgrades, the JSE keeps on powering along at some pace. Since 24 June 2013 the JSE is up a whopping 37% excluding dividends which could add another 3%. In this time there were only 2 corrections of 5% or bigger, a 6.5% correction in November/December and a
28 August 2013 The JSE had quite a spectacular run over the last two months. The Allshare Index gained 14% since 24 June to 26 August and slipped 2% over the last two days. The major engine this time was the Resources sector. The Resi Index shot up 22% from 5 July to 26 August.
Technical analysis is basically the study of prices to make better investments, with charts being the primary tool. (Technical Analysis from A to Z – Steven B Achelis). The roots stem from the Dow Theory developed by Charles Dow in the early 1900s. Technical analysis is the process of analysing a share’s historical prices to
P/E ratios are used extensively as a quick evaluation tool. It is probably the most used tool to value shares or markets as cheap or expensive. When analysts refer to a R100 share as cheaper that a R10 share on TV, what they mean is that the P/E ratio is lower, not the price of
A brief overview of those indicators that regularly influence the JSE Analysing economic indicators can help investors to evaluate the general equity market trend better as well as to identify the best sectors to invest in. Here are some of the most important indicators we see regularly and the likely market reaction they provoke: Evaluating