A week which was looking so good... Steady, smooth, and almost calm strengthening of the market from Monday morning through Wednesday... ...only for Wednesday and Thursday to turned things on
Isn’t it amazing, how time and again, when the news is about the worst it can get, that the Rand pulls a fast one against everyone’s expectation. Will anyone forget the
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for the ZAR, both on the home front and abroad. Events, scandals, surprises and shocks have come thick and fast...(and they aren't showing
It is difficult to put this week into a few words... The market was at its undecided worst, as it fought against news, economic events all week long, leaving everyone
A week built up on anticipation of big action over the weekend... ...with the Rand benefiting handsomely from the expectations. When it looked like the market had finally run out
What a chaotic week for the Rand, as it was thrown from side to side, upside down and the right way up! A week of events, mostly outside of the
When the Rand crashed its way up to R13.71 on Tuesday last week, alarm bells were already going off... After a volatile period, it looked like the Rand had finally
Choppy, undecided, unsettling and dangerous... A rather unsettling week sure did not help settle any investors nerves, as we saw no stability in the markets once again. It was a
A week which started so well... ...and then back to usual business once again. How many more times are we going to have this It was a week of events -
A calm surface...but turmoil underneath. The gains of the Rand over the last week are a welcome relief to many who had seen their wealth getting sliced into smaller and
Sentiment reaches an extreme...and then the tables turn. As per popular belief, the Rand went rushing onwards in the first half of this week. It weakened significantly, moving into the
#JunkStatus, Downgrades, Protests, #ZumaMustFall, and more… ....just another week of South African politics and economics. There was no lack of action this week, and the retaliation from Zuma’s actions reached
What a comeback! After attacks from all corners with a horrendous State of the Nation, Bank Collusion scandals and more, the Rand pulled some wonderful tricks out the hat this
The State of the Nation. Or should we say, Chaos of the State of the nation? What else could be the talking point of this week? As
After a barnstorming previous week, we expected nothing short of exactly that, once again for this past week... And yes… our anticipation (more like worry), was not far wrong!
Hectic. Worrying. And yet, just as predicted... All these words are correct in their description of the past week - an exciting story of 5 days of manic moves, as
Another week. Another whirlwind week. Once again, the Rand’s movements were anything but normal. But then, maybe this is the 'new normal' after the past 2 years? Scary thought! As
2017. The new year had begun. The Rand had suprisingly ended December stronger than it had started it, contrary to popular worry amongst South Africans, after the last year's antics.
This was a rather topsy-turvy week for the Rand, with the defining event being the US Fed announcement of increased interest rates for only the second time in a decade.