The video below by James Downie from MitonOptimal provides some context around what has happened in markets in 2020 thus far. James provides some perspective on the major market influences South Africa investors have been faced with and what their impacts have been (and may continue to be).
For market watchers and investors, the biggest surprise of 2019 was arguably the generally good performance of global equities. Overall, global equity prices were supported by the accommodative stance of monetary authorities. Also, interest rates were kept low – and even cut – in some geographical jurisdictions.
I thought this Moneyweb article was an excellent summary of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium term budget policy statement, but if you can’t manage to hold your attention for the entire article, the post below from The Atlantic might explain why…