Saturday, December 2, 2023

The official Financial Markets Journal of SAIFM


Minister buys more time as markets respond positively to the MTBPS

The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) shows that National Treasury is doing its best to hold the line against rising political pressure to increase...

Financial Services

Experts reveal the BEST Time to Trade

Traders know that the difference between seizing an opportunity and missing out on a big trade can hinge on timing a trade’s execution.


Central bank digital currencies: What they mean for financial inclusion and private sector banks

The world’s central banks understand that the future of money is digital. As payments shift online, the use of cash declines and the fortunes of crypto assets rise and fall, central bankers realise that their ability to command the use of money in their economies could weaken and that the financial exclusion of un- and underbanked citizens could be cemented.

Instruments & Investments

S.A listed property – Key considerations

South African investors have a love-hate relationship with listed property, with significant shifts in sentiment and demand evident over the last 10 years.


African Growth and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements under review in three African countries

On 2 November 2021, US President Joe Biden announced that three African countries would be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program, unless they took urgent action to meet statutory eligibility criteria by 1 January 2022.




Introduction of JSE and Xpansiv Collaboration: New Carbon Market Unveiled by JSE Ventures

With keen interest, SAIFM acknowledges the recent collaboration between the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Xpansiv, the global environmental markets infrastructure provider.

Personal Finance

Offshore vs onshore trusts: here’s what you need to know

Offshore trusts are becoming increasingly popular with South Africans looking for broader investment options and ways to protect their assets from political and economic volatility. However, it’s important to know the key differences of offshore trusts to unlock their full benefits.