Market Scorecard It was a massive day for the US market yesterday! Before this Covid-19 crisis, we would be talking about a 7% market move for weeks. Now though with the market volatility, we have seen a few moves already more significant than 7%. Asian markets are on track for their second green day … Continue reading Market Goes Back To Work
Market Scorecard Trying to predict the short-term moves of the market is impossible. Even the best traders in the world, you know those guys that are driving a Lamborghini in Wall Street movies, are only slightly more accurate than a coin toss. Their trick is to get comfortable with being regularly wrong and then … Continue reading The Burst for Social Commerce
To market to market to buy a fat pig. The good news is that North Korea didn't fire any more missiles this weekend, as South Korea had feared. As a result, Asian markets are well in the green this morning. More good news for a Monday morning, Hurricane Irma, which is currently moving over … Continue reading Storms Brewing
"The Zurich listed price, since the clamp down on "gifting" in China, has "gone nowhere" for nearly 50 months. In Rand terms, over 50 months, we are up 46 percent. That is not to say that the Richemont share price has gone up and down in-between, and reached different levels (it has). I am making … Continue reading Rand in the Sand
"Tencent are now officially a five percent shareholder of Tesla, which is cool from our perspective down here in South Africa. Why? As a Naspers shareholder, who owns around 34 percent of Tencent, you now indirectly own a stake in Tesla." To market to market to buy a fat pig A much weaker local … Continue reading Tencent and Tesla Dream Team
"There is very little sensiblity about the "recall" of the finance minister and the deputy finance minister yesterday, most especially from a road trip to sell the country. Surely it could have been done later in the week?" To market to market to buy a fat pig Hmmmm ..... There is very little sensiblity … Continue reading Pravin or Out?
"That could mean almost anything. Minister Gordhan suggested that the charges against him were without merit. They are designed to distract him and the timing is fishy, the medium term budget speech is just around the corner. If someone is using organs of state to remove the holders of the keys of national treasury, I … Continue reading Is Pravin Trouble?
"And the Brazilian currency was in free fall, right? Wrong. Again, a weaker Dollar boosted the local unit. External factors from the gatekeepers of capital determine the flows." To market to market to buy a fat pig Step aside, Fed and co, it was time for the SARB to have their say. Whilst … Continue reading Who moved my currency
"Over the last few weeks, I have seen an increase in the number of people saying that September might not be the date for an increase. What happens if they raise rates and there is an economic hiccup? Dropping rates again will probably do very little to smooth over the hiccup, for this reason and … Continue reading Will they, Won’t they