Rand selloff looms: Pressure to reverse Carry Trade reaching boiling point

While the American economy was under pressure and its Quantitative Easing policy pumped money into the global economy faster than it could be spent, all was well with Emerging Market currencies like the Rand. Forex desk jockeys in London and New York borrowed greenbacks at low interest rates to reinvest them in Emerging Market countries … Read more

Craig Martin

A Pairs Trade: Long Old Mutual and Short Sanlam

If you have ever travelled along a road that meanders alongside a river, you will find that occasionally the road must divert away from the river, perhaps because of the terrain. However, eventually the road reverts back to its position parallel to the river. We can speak of the road and the river as having a correlated relationship.


Gold trading game changer hits the OTC market

Equity Express is about to launch a new offering that injects a game-changing amount of liquidity into the market, which can be traded over-the-counter OTC.

Breaking: Gold trading game changer to hit the OTC market

There are more Krugerrand coins in circulation than any other minted gold coin in the world, the Krugerrand also holds the title as the most widely held and traded bullion coin in the world. Where gold prices have historically been dictated by their set market price, Equity Express is about to launch a new offering … Read more

How to achieve outperformance without taking on crazy risk

By Craig Martin Considering both the global and local economic landscape investors in the JSE would be forgiven for being somewhat cautious. The dilemma is that if the US economic recovery continues, and Europe continues to pump money into the markets, then equities might continue their run. Is it therefore possible to seek outperformance without … Read more