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Global equity markets: What’s in store for 2019

2018 was the S&P 500’s worst year (-6.2% YoY) since 2008, while the MSCI World Equity Index dropped 10.4% YoY. For the first time in years, all major global asset classes produced negative real returns. Emerging markets (EMs) bore the brunt of the risk-off environment, with the JSE All Share Index closing 2018 with a […]

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‘Very few shining stars in the galaxy of stocks this past year’

As at 30 November 2018, equities, as an asset class, based on the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (Alsi) total return, have returned -12.26% year-to-date. Achieving a negative return is always a bitter pill for investors to swallow; however, after comparing equities to some other asset classes, it becomes more of a bitter brick to swallow. […]

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South African investors feeling jaded by investment portfolios

By Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Morningstar Investment Management, Victoria Reuvers. Feeling slightly jaded or disillusioned by your investment portfolio? You’re not alone. For the best part of five years, investors could be excused for thinking that they’ve been trapped in a Groundhog Day of horrible market conditions. While global markets have rallied, especially in […]

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No pre-Christmas rally on global markets

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers. Hopes of a pre-Christmas rally on global equity markets were dashed last week. The optimism around a thawing in US-China trade relations following the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires lasted barely a day before it became clear that there was widespread […]

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A tough investing year behind us, what now?

By Nkareng Mpobane, Chief Investment Officer Ashburton Investments. It has been an extremely challenging period in markets. Investors are disillusioned, while their portfolio managers have been humbled. A manager whose style maintains a bias toward the large-cap sector of the JSE likely suffered negative returns regardless of their selection decisions. Giants such as MTN, Aspen […]

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Ecsponent’s new notes offer investors an easy income alternative

Ecsponent Limited (JSE:ECS) today announced that it has published a prospectus in respect of a R10bn Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (DMTN Programme). (more…)

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Efficient Group outpaces struggling financial services market

JSE financial services group, Efficient Group, grew dividend per share by 17% with a 9.4 cent a share dividend for the year to August 2018, in one of the most challenging economic downcycles to date. (more…)

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Winners announced at the 17th annual JSE Spire Awards

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is proud to announce the winners of the 17th prestigious Spire Awards. The annual award ceremony is seen as the benchmark for the South African Capital Markets as it recognises and celebrates achievements voted for by the market. (more…)

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