WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 06 May 2024
Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 06 May 2024

The markets were hit by a dovish Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement last week. US bond yields and the...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 29 April 2024

There are murmurs of a stagflation environment developing in the US after the 1Q2024 US GDP results slowed to 1.6%,...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 22 April 2024

Besides the chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell’s speech last week, no major data events rattled the markets. The...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 15 April 2024

The dollar continued its gains last week off the back of stronger US CPI figures and FOMC meeting minutes hinting...
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Macroeconomics

National Treasury’s Plan to Utilize South Africa’s Gold Reserves: Implication for Consumers

Before I delve into the nuances of this strategic shift, it is key that I first explain the three key...
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Establishing a 24-Hour Economy as a Measure to Address the High Unemployment Rate in South Africa.
Microeconomics

Establishing a 24-Hour Economy as a Measure to Address the High Unemployment Rate in South Africa.

As South Africa approaches elections this year, there has been a multitude of divergent perspectives and discussions regarding the proposal...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 8 April 2024

Commodities are awakening from their slumber which is sparking renewed global inflation fears. Due to escalating global tensions, crude oil...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 25 March 2024

The markets were eventful last week and we have another humdinger lined up for the week ahead. The Federal Reserve...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 18 March 2024

The market calendar for the upcoming week will be particularly eventful and volatile as four of the biggest central banks...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 10 March 2024

Last week was an eventful week in the markets in terms of data prints as well as speeches from prominent...
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South African Economy Leading to the 2024 Elections: A Potential Shift in ANC Dominance
Microeconomics Political Economy

South African Economy Leading to the 2024 Elections: A Potential Shift in ANC Dominance

As one of the largest economies in Africa, the South African economy, with its GDP of around $370 billion, stands...
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The Israel Genocide Debate: Implications of Trade Relations with South Africa
Trade Policies

The Israel Genocide Debate: Implications of Trade Relations with South Africa

The adage states, "If it does not involve you, it should not concern you," however, South Africa adopted a contrasting...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 26 FEBRUARY 2024

The budget speech last week served no surprises and the government will now officially enter the coffers of the SARB...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 19 FEBRUARY 2024

The latest US CPI and PPI prints for the month of January were released last week with both prints coming...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 12 FEBRUARY 2024

There was not much data or event to write home about last week and we have another relatively quiet week...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 05 FEBRUARY 2024

The Federal Reserve (Fed) dealt no surprises last week with the FOMC’s latest decision to keep the effective federal funds...
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South Africa’s Interest Rate Decision Resonates with the FED
Interest Rate Macroeconomics

South Africa’s Interest Rate Decision Resonates with the FED

In a closely watched decision, South Africa's interest rate decision has drawn comparisons to the actions of the Federal Reserve...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 29 JANUARY 2024

Markets were timid this week in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) upcoming interest rate decision scheduled for this week...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 22 JANUARY 2024

The markets were served a fresh plate of volatility this week which helped the dollar extend its early-year gains. News...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 15 JANUARY 2024

Welcome to the first market outlook report for 2024! The market moves have remained relatively range-bound during the first two...
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