Markets

9 mins ago | August 19, 2022

Global mid-August market report

Stock markets rose significantly in July as investors increased bets that the Federal Reserve would begin slowing ...

Enduring stagflation sends traders to emerging markets

For the first time in four decades, investors in the US and other rich economies are looking for a portfolio strategy ...

Barclays warns of credit pain

Rising prices amid a US economic slowdown will menace embattled credit markets, if history repeats. The current ...

1 week ago | August 12, 2022

Bottom of the markets: Are we there yet?

Instant gratification. Something that most of us simply cannot live without. This trait surfaces in a lot of areas in ...

‘Most vulnerable’ emerging markets now face euro recession risk

Ruan Breed Already suffering from the war in nearby Ukraine, eastern Europe’s main currencies are about to take another ...

2 weeks ago | August 5, 2022

Still looking for a soft landing

July was a much better month for global equity and bond markets. This is partly because the preceding six months were ...

Private equity firm backs Zim food company

Spear Capital, a private equity firm backed by European investors with offices in Cape Town and Harare, recently ...

Stock Market Weekly Review

Enacy Mapakame Weakness persisted on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) as the Mid Term Supplementary Budget by Finance ...

3 weeks ago | July 29, 2022

ZSE looking attractive again

Kudzanai Sharara After every bear market a bull market will follow, and vice versa. Stocks have historically bounced ...

All about exchange-traded funds

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were introduced in our financial industry in 1993. Since then, it has been boosted by the ...

SA’s largest grocers shield consumers

South Africa’s major JSE-listed food retailers are continuing to play a part in trying to shield already compromised ...

4 weeks ago | July 22, 2022

Why floating the exchange rate might not be a good idea

Business Writer Since the introduction of the local currency in the form of bond notes in 2016, Zimbabwe has struggled ...

The market has crashed: Now what?

This time it is different. These, in my opinion, are the most dangerous words that can be thrown around during a market ...

1 month ago | July 15, 2022

Of derivative products: Stock futures, options and index

On June 22, 2022 the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe announced the launch of the derivatives market in ...

Diversity the only free lunch in finance

Economist and Nobel laureate Harry Markowitz famously called diversification the “the only free lunch in finance”. This ...

The US economy’s inflation challenge

The US economy has recovered quickly from the pandemic but the bounce back in demand has stressed supply chains and ...

Bear market puts ESG investing test

Investing based on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) principles became a US$35 trillion industry on ...

1 month ago | July 8, 2022

ZSE: Lessons from ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’

Taking Stock Kudzanai Sharara In his book, “Who Moved My Cheese?”, Spencer Johnson wrote about four characters, Sniff, ...

Global events causing financial markets shake-ups

In February 2022, Russia did the unthinkable in modern-day history by launching a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, that ...

Navigating the investment landscape

Many investors find themselves in a market environment that is none like anything they have seen before. From ...