South African equity markets ended the month of May lower, erasing all the gains of the previous month. It was a classic case of the investment adage “sell in May and go away” as equity markets offered no place for investors to hide.
It’s perfectly understandable that investors are nervous when markets are volatile. While election fever is over, investors still wait for markets to return to normal, and for policy certainty in order for business confidence to improve.
Investing for the long term By Roenica Tyson – Investment Product Specialist Over a five-year investment horizon, many investors would look to maximise their exposure to growth assets in order to earn high real (inflation-beating) returns. While growth assets, such as global equities, are volatile in nature, the likelihood of achieving positive returns improves as the investment horizon increases.
South African equity markets continued to rally in March, albeit at a slower rate than the previous month. The uptick came on the back of a weakening of the rand - that was supportive to rand-hedge counters - which drove returns of large-caps and thereby lifted the overall index despite the downturn in small-caps and mid-caps.
To address the continuous need for capital protection and potential inflation-beating after-tax returns, a new issue of the Glacier Capital Enhancer and Glacier Return Enhancer launched in January this year.
South African equity markets continued to rally in February, driven by a strong resource sector. The rand weakened 6.34% for the month, while resource shares advanced 9.06%. The major contributors were large- and mid-cap stocks.
The South African market had a strong start to the year with all asset classes posting gains in January. The listed property sector rebounded from a depressing 2018 to take the crown as the leading gainer for the month
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