Markets

4 days 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 ...

2 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 ...

3 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 ...

4 weeks 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 ...

1 month ago | July 1, 2022

A long winter of discontent for stock market investors

Kudzanai Sharara There seems to be no reprieve for stock market investors on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange as new monetary ...

US$2t free-fall rattles crypto to the core

For a generation of alienated techies, crypto’s all-for-one ethos was its biggest draw. Now panic is spreading across ...

2 months ago | June 24, 2022

Stocks have been falling: Time to buy?

Kudzanai Sharara The last few months have been tough for some stock market investors, in particular those who bought at ...

SA bond, equity market: Fight or flight?

Global markets came under severe pressure over the past few days. The inflation genie is not getting back in the bottle ...

2 months ago | June 17, 2022

What is a bear market, how should I invest during one?

The words “bear market” strike fear into the hearts of many investors. But these deep market downturns are unavoidable, ...