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Daily Market Commentary: 2 May 2017

By | 2020-03-17T09:53:36+02:00 May 2nd, 2017|Investment Banking, Markets and Research, Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: Dollar resilience persists; weighing on majors, but euro bucks the trend this morning, strengthening marginally; USDZAR at R13.35/$ this morning Top 40 marginally higher due to industrial stocks; US equities mixed but mostly positive this morning; Asian markets mixed US GDP growth and inflationary pressures slow in Q1; [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 26 April 2017

By | 2020-03-17T09:53:40+02:00 April 26th, 2017|Investment Banking, Markets and Research, Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: Dollar index maintains annualised strengthening trend, but near term risk rally weighs on safe haven currencies USDZAR range-bound due to thin liquidity, at R13.07/$ this morning; global majors stronger as the dollar comes under pressure Global equity markets continue on the risk rally, US and Asia upbeat; Top [...]

Industrial Sector Drives South African Property Returns

By | 2020-03-17T09:53:41+02:00 April 25th, 2017|Investment Banking, Markets and Research, Uncategorized|

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and ESG research, has released the IPD South Africa Annual Property Index, which shows the South African property investment sector delivered an ungeared total return of 11.1% in 2016. This reflects a 190bp decline from [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 25 April 2017

By | 2020-03-17T09:53:43+02:00 April 25th, 2017|Investment Banking, Markets and Research, Uncategorized|

Today we are taking a look at: French policy uncertainty index rises sharply on the back of Presidential election result, euro gaps up stronger as a result USDZAR strengthens to R13.02/$ this morning; dollar index remains downbeat, supporting majors Top 40 and US equities sharply higher on the back of global risk rally; Asian markets [...]