Analysis of South Africa’s Economic Landscape in 2024
Economic Growth Macroeconomics

Analysis of South Africa’s Economic Landscape in 2024

As we enter the new year, South Africa finds itself at a critical juncture in its economic trajectory. The challenges...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 18 DECEMBER 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, the Federal officially pivoted on their monetary policy the previous week. Although the Fed left the federal...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 11 DECEMBER 2023

It was a jam-packed data week, locally and internationally, which cooled the recent risk-on rally. The headlining event for the...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 04 DECEMBER 2023

The recent risk-on investor sentiment was dealt a reality last week Friday after Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, warned that...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 27 NOVEMBER 2023

Liquidity conditions are easing which is allowing equities and risk assets to pump higher as we approach the final month...
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Understanding Currency Manipulation and Its Impact on South Africa’s Economy
Banking Regulation Finance Regulation

Understanding Currency Manipulation and Its Impact on South Africa’s Economy

Currency manipulation is a controversial practice which typically involves the deliberate intervention in currency markets by governments, central banks, and...
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Quantitative Funds: Unpacking the Future of Investing
Market Outlook

Quantitative Funds: Unpacking the Future of Investing

Since the inception of index funds in the 1970s, the investment industry has incorporated the use of software to enhance...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 20 NOVEMBER 2023

The markets were sent on a risk-on rally of erratic proportions last week after the US CPI print dropped by...
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The Surprising Disposable Income Trend in South Africa: What You Need to Know
Microeconomics

The Surprising Disposable Income Trend in South Africa: What You Need to Know

South Africa's economy has undergone various transformations over the years, and one crucial aspect that shapes the country's economic landscape...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 12 NOVEMBER 2023

A relatively quiet economic data calendar gave the market time to digest the Federals reserve’s interest rate decision last week....
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 7 NOVEMBER 2023

The financial calendar is quiet this week following the turbulence of last week and this report will focus on the...
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Analyzing South Africa’s Medium-Term Budget 2023: Expert Insights
National Budget Policy

Analyzing South Africa’s Medium-Term Budget 2023: Expert Insights

The medium-term budget policy statement presented by South Africa's finance minister, Enoch Godongwana, to parliament on November 1, 2023, is...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 29 OCTOBER 2023

Risk-off investor sentiment remains the dominant market driver at moment despite the stronger than expected US GDP results for the...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 23 OCTOBER 2023

It was an uncertain and media driven week last week as a host of Federal Reserve Governors were paraded out...
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Interest Rate

The Impact of Interest Rate Hikes on Unemployment: Dissecting SARB Governor Lesego Kganyago’s Statement

Since November 2021, the SARB has executed 10 consecutive interest rate hikes, totalling 475 basis points, as a response to...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 16 OCTOBER 2023

It was more of the same in the financial markets last week following the release of the latest FOMC minutes...
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How the South African Economy Showed Resilience Amidst Economic Challenges
Economic Growth Macroeconomics

How the South African Economy Showed Resilience Amidst Economic Challenges

The South African economy has long been considered to have immense potential. However, it is also known for its structural...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 02 OCTOBER 2023

The markets have a heavy data calendar to digest this week, with a host of PMI’s scheduled for release, in...
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The Decline of South African Infrastructure: A Deterrent to Investors
Foreign Direct Investment Macroeconomics

The Decline of South African Infrastructure: A Deterrent to Investors

The recent tragic blaze that took place in Marshalltown, Johannesburg on August 31, 2023, resulting in the loss of 74...
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Understanding the Impact of Fluctuating Global Oil Prices on South Africa
Energy & Economy International Trade Economics

Understanding the Impact of Fluctuating Global Oil Prices on South Africa

The global oil market is a complex and dynamic system that affects economies worldwide. South Africa, as an oil-importing country,...
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