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The Zuma Rubicon!

On 8 July this year I wrote a blog called “Trying to make sense of this market routing”. The JSE just experienced a big fall and everybody was worried. I explained that if you see different scenarios developing in the equity market and Bond market, trust the Bond market. The Bond market is much more

SA markets and economy

The JSE defies gravity …. for now!

As I wrote in my previous blog post, iTrade Fantasy League Announcement, share prices on the JSE have run far ahead of earnings expectations. The JSE All Share Index increased by more than 30%, from 38,000 on 24 June 2013 to 50,000 in May 2014. This was much more than earnings (profit) growth with the

US markets and economy

Obama’s win and the Fiscal Cliff tug-of-war!

What exactly is the Fiscal Cliff? In late February 2012, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was the first person to use the term “fiscal cliff” for this crisis. He described “a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases” on January 1, 2013. During a lame duck session in December 2010,