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August 28, 2016
The South African Rand in 2016

The beginning of 2016 coincided and marked the top in USD/ZAR exchange rate that saw the South Africa Rand strengthening through the entire course of the year reaching levels not...

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January 19, 2016
Rand Devaluation: Impact on South Africa Economy

Not so long ago the South African Rand was named the world’s worst performing currency and despite an aggressive devaluation which has sent the USD/ZAR currency exchange rates to a...

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January 18, 2016
South Africa Set to Lose AGOA Trade Benefits

At the end of the first week of 2016, South Africa and the United State declared that a deal has been struck on a trade dispute, after resolving some technical...

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December 22, 2015
Forex Trading Hours in South Africa

While the Forex market is open 24 hours a day, stock markets run according to workdays. It is useful to know when some of the biggest markets close in South...

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October 29, 2015
Rand Vulnerable to China Headwinds and US Rate Hike

The uncertainty that comes along with the Fed timing the first rate hike couple with China headwinds still poses some risk to the downside for the Rand exchange rates. China...

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September 20, 2015
Reviving the Carry Trade with USD/ZAR

The China slowdown continues to remain a considerable risk for South Africa economy. Any further weakness in the Chinese economy will damage any recovery and deepens the financial damage

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September 18, 2015
China Turmoil Hits the SA Rand

The China slowdown continues to remain a considerable risk for South Africa economy. Any further weakness in the Chinese economy will damage any recovery and deepens the financial damage

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August 30, 2014
How should South Africans fund their Forex accounts?

How should South Africans fund their Forex accounts? Funding your foreign exchange (forex) account is not quite as easy as funding your local brokerage account. Due to foreign exchange controls...

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October 3, 2012
Miner Kerfuffle Causes Scared Turtle Act from Rand

Just when your currency of choice starts picking up strength, someone starts protesting and your prospects start going down the drain! Isn’t that always the case?

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September 29, 2012
Dollar Peeks Out while Rand Puts its Head in the Sand

For South African traders trying to hold fast with the Rand, they were a little disappointed last Wednesday, as the Dollar continued to gain strength.

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