10h34 South African government bonds weakened across the board early Monday as a slightly hawkish policy statement by the South African Reserve Bank last week and signals of a rate hike in U.S by September pushed yields higher.
14h45 U.S. stock index futures
indicated a higher open on Monday, pointing to a second straight
daily gain as four M&A deals in the biotech sector lifted market
sentiment after a recent bout of weakness.
14h46 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Greece had a certain degree of flexibility on which reforms it implements but that the measures must "add up" to the satisfaction of its European partners.
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Sharenet Securities are pleased to announce that their clients are now able to place stop-loss orders as well edit existing orders.
A stop-loss order is an order placed to sell a security when it reaches a certain price designed to limit... Read more
As of 1 January 2015, the JSE will be instituting an increase across all their services. Sharenet, as from the same date (1 January 2015) will similarly be initiating an increase. We have managed to keep the increase down to 6.9%... Read more
Last month we looked at how JSE listed ETFs can give South African investors exposure to different asset classes. In this, the final installment of the series, we will look at the remaining 3 of 5... Read more
Welcome to the March issue of MarketViews.
In his post, Dwaine van Vuuren from PowerStocks Research calculates that load-shedding has resulted in losses of a whopping R12 billion to the SA... Read more
The losses to the South African economy tallied R1 billion over the Valentines weekend alone, after 14 hours of Stage-2 load-shedding on Saturday 14th February, 4 hours of Stage-2 load-shedding on... Read more