With consumer confidence in the economy at lows not seen since the 1980s, clothing retail stock prices have tumbled to levels that look temptingly cheap compared with the past 10 years.
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Since the infamous “dotcom” meltdown nearly two decades ago, people have tended to question any sort of extended run-up in technology-sector stocks, but the situation today is very different from the dotcom bubble.
What is more likely to cause a long-term collapse in oil prices – the electric car or the humble combustion engine?
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.
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.