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Africa Beat for the week ended 24 February 2017

By Investment Solutions on Feb 28, 2017 in Africa Beat

Dear reader
The intention of the Investment Solutions Africa Beat is to provide you, the investor, with news flow from the rest of the African continent so you can have more knowledgeable discussions around Africa as an investment destination.

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Daily Solutions – 28 February 2017

By Investment Solutions on Feb 28, 2017 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE closed weaker on Monday in lacklustre trade, as early-morning gains among resources fizzled out in later trade on rand strength. The rand broke through R12.90/$ again amid positive emerging-market sentiment and a weaker dollar, as the platinum price rose more than 1% on the day. In late afternoon trade, platinum was up 1.32% to $1,040.

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Daily Solutions – 27 February 2017

By Investment Solutions on Feb 27, 2017 in In the news Industry Updates Market and Economic Commentary Performance

JOHANNESBURG – The JSE closed weaker on Friday amid volatile trade in platinum stocks and as a lower copper price caused the big mining stocks to close sharply lower. After trading more than 1% higher in the morning, platinum shares retreated into negative territory later in the day on jitters surrounding the copper price, which lost 3% on Thursday.

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How long could this value cycle last?

By Adam Bulkin on Feb 24, 2017 in In the news Market and Economic Commentary Performance

The past nine years have been tough for those managers employing the “value” style of investing. Investors following the value style will try to identify those companies where they think the market is too pessimistic about its future prospects – i.e. value investors buy stocks they believe the market has undervalued and whose future will be better than is currently priced in.

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