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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    SA government bonds gained 0.4% overall in March, supported by strong inflows in the first three weeks mainly driven by a strengthening rand. However, these movements were almost completely reversed by the announcement of a cabinet reshuffle in the last week. Nevertheless, the entire yield curve came down on m/m with the short end of […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The platinum price rose in February, moving in tandem with the gold bullion as investors fled to safe haven assets on the back of growing political instability, but nevertheless gained further support from a rebound in the European economy. The European economy expanded by 0.4% in 4Q16, driven by a healthy rise in investment and […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The positive momentum in global equity markets, triggered by the election of Donald Trump and the prospect of fiscal stimulus, continued into January. Economic indicators have generally been positive and global growth forecasts have been revised higher (albeit marginally for now). The JSE All Share Index returned 3.9% over the period with emerging market equities […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The US election was by far and away the major influencing factor on investment markets over the period. The Donald Trump victory and Republican control of the US Congress resulted in a significant sell-off of US Treasuries with money being rotated into the US Equity market. This switch in direction of fund flow was prompted […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The FTSE/JSE SA Listed Property Index struggled to hold onto earlier gains but was able to recoup 0.5% during the month of October (+9.4% year-to-date).The country was once again rattled by political turmoil surrounding finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the South African National Prosecuting Authority which resulted in erratic bond yields contributing to a ‘see-saw’ […]

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