May 26, 2017

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FIN 24 – Markets

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US stocks have stumbled after a six-day rally took them to all-time highs, while the dollar fluctuated with oil as investors assessed fresh US data.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:44 pm
Share prices on the JSE have continued to move sideways and major indices will close the week almost unchanged, as the firm rand hurts demand for rand hedge shares.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:45 pm
A slump in crude has weighed on energy shares as global equity markets headed for a lower finish to the week. The British pound slid.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:59 am
Oil has held its biggest loss in three weeks as OPEC’s move to prolong supply cuts for nine months disappointed investors hoping for more.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:25 am
A slump in crude has weighed on energy shares as global equity markets headed for a lower finish to the week. The British pound slid.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:17 am
After a year of watching political shocks stir markets, investors are anticipating that Britain’s election will pass peacefully, leaving intact a five-week rally in UK stocks.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:34 am
The pound has dropped after a poll showed the Conservative party’s lead narrowed.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:09 am
OPEC may be celebrating an historic deal to extend supply cuts, but after the party, the organisation will face a trio of questions it left unanswered.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:32 am
On the JSE, most of the blue chip stocks were trading in the red, led by rand hedge stocks which continued to slide due to the firmer rand.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:18 pm
US stocks have risen to fresh records amid optimism the Federal Reserve won’t move too swiftly to tighten monetary policy as the rate of economic growth falters.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:41 pm
Resources shares have been the big losers on the JSE as the rand extended gains to near a two-month high and the dollar stumbled on indications that the US will delay rate hikes.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:15 am
Societe Generale, Credit Agricole and Citigroup are betting on a resurgence in the rand, which has lost 4% of its value since President Jacob Zuma sparked a crisis with a Cabinet reshuffle.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:04 am
Oil has climbed to a five-week high, nearing $52 a barrel before OPEC ministers meet in Vienna to decide on extending supply cuts.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:13 am
The dollar has weakened to the lowest since November while stocks jumped, led by a rally in Chinese financial stocks.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 6:57 am
Financials have been buoyed by CPI data and traded in positive territory for most of the day, aided by the strengthening of the rand against a basket of major currency pairs.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:10 pm
Overberg Asset Management share analyst Kirk Swart looks at US shares and how they might possibly react during dollar weakness.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:48 pm
Oil has held near the highest price in more than a month as industry data showed US crude stockpiles declined before OPEC meets to decide on extending supply curbs.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 1:11 pm
The rand has traded at the highest level in four weeks, which together with news of Moody's downgrade of China's credit ratings put a damper on share prices on the JSE.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:20 pm
European equities have turned mixed, despite broad gains across most of Asia, as dealers waited on minutes from Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:32 am
European stocks have struggled to maintain gains and US equity futures and the dollar both traded sideways as investors awaited fresh insight from the Fed.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:11 am

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