Investment Opportunities In The South African Equity Market

South Africa is an interesting case among emerging markets. Though many investors may think of South Africa as just another another country that should be avoided at all costs, there are excellent opportunities available in the equity market. South Africa has the most well developed economy in the continent and many domestic companies are global multinationals …

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A Review FTSE/JSE All-Share Index of South Africa

South Africa has a population of about 48 million. After years of apartheid rule the country held multi-racial elections in 1994 leading to the rule by the African National Congress (ANC). Since that time the country’s economy has grown although modestly. While blacks led by the late Nelson Mandela were able to gain political power from the minority …

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South Africa’s FTSE/JSE All-Share Index Returns By Year

Page Updated: Jan 2, 2017 The FTSE/JSE All-Share Index is the leading benchmark of the South African equity market. It contains 165 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) based on market capitalization.  The dividend yield of the index as of Dec 31, 2013 was 2.72%. The Top 10 Holdings and the weights in the index …

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Why Invest in South African Bank Stocks ?

South Africa is the most developed country in the African continent. With a population of about 48.0 million the country is rich in many mineral resources including gold, diamonds and platinum. The economy’s size is about $555.0 billion and mining is the largest industry. Investors looking to gain exposure to Africa are better off starting …

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South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Starts Sponsored ADR Program

South Africa-based Standard Bank Group has established a sponsored American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program effective September 28, 2012 with the ticker SGBLY. Earlier the company traded as an unsponsored DR on the OTC market. From the BNY Mellon press release: Founded in 1862 and headquartered in Johannesburg, Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets and …

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South Africa FTSE/JSE All Share Index: Historical Total Returns Chart

The chart below shows the year total return of the South Africa FTSE/JSE All Share Index from 1926 to 2009: Source: Alpha Asset Management, South Africa In 2008, the index was down over 30% but up over 40% last year. Since 2000, the index made gains in all years except 2002 and 2008. Riding the …

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