For the first six months of 2017 the Eurostoxx50 index was up 17.24% in dollar terms, making it one of the world's best-performing markets.
Category - Investing
South Africans are all asking where the rand is going ‒ a valid question given that investors wish to preserve and grow their investments in rand and dollar terms.
Many investors who run their own portfolios via their stockbrokers often end up with a “neglected portfolio” or become frustrated with the performance of their portfolio.
Online stockbroker EasyEquities will soon be offering South Africans the ability to invest in American stocks and shares via its platform.
According to the major ratings agencies, South African bonds are now seemingly “junk” – a word which is loaded with negative sentiments.
Global macro indicators are currently strong, with a clear cyclical recovery underway in most regions of the world. Expectations are high for a continuation of this economic strength, which is currently underpinning risk assets.
In recent weeks, investors have been on a President Zuma-fuelled rollercoaster ride as market valuations and currencies reacted to the political and economic fallout of the Cabinet reshuffle.
While we are getting our debts under control we are not investing in wealth-creating assets.
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