THE rand yesterday recuperated some lost ground following the declaration by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) that loan fees won't be on the cards at any point in the near future. The Fed on Wednesday night said the US economy actually needed to arrive at most extreme work to consider higher loan fees.
Worldwide elements kept on putting the rand on the back foot yesterday as the neighborhood money started the week under genuine strain, drooping to a one-year low. The rand yesterday penetrated the R15.80 detriment for the US dollar, its most minimal since November last year, compelled by a more grounded dollar and worries over new lockdown limitations in Europe, just as some hawkish remarks from Fed authorities.
Rand under pressure, slumps to one-year low against the US dollar - GLOBAL factors continued to put the rand on the back foot yesterday as the local currency began the week under serious pressure, slumping to a one-year low. The rand yesterday breached the R15.80 mark against the US dollar, its lowest since November last year, pressured by a stronger dollar and concerns over new lockdown restrictions in Europe, as well as some hawkish comments from Fed officials.
Source: TradingView Hello and welcome, today the finance doctor will be giving analysis of South African Rand against the mighty Dollar. If we can take a look at the picture above, you will be able to see clearly that the rand sank to a 4-week low.
The Rand's honeymoon period, which began in May, appears to have vanished into thin air. The ensuing social upheaval did little to help the already shaky currency, as the International Monetary Fund had lowered the Gross Domestic Product to just 3.1% from the earlier forecast of 4.3%.
The US cash began to move after the minutes from the July Federal Reserve meeting were delivered on Wednesday, and showed an ability to begin cutting resource buys before the finish of 2021. "While markets have generally expected that the Fed would begin taking a gander at tightening its resource buys, there has been little affirmation of when, up to this point," said Bianca Botes, overseer of Citadel Global.
Central bank authorities as of late have amped up the tone and beat around their investigation of a computerized adaptation of the U.S. dollar, a high-stakes undertaking for the national bank backing the world's hold cash. A week ago Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave an uncommon public video to declare plans for a conversation paper on computerized installments this mid year, which will incorporate the advantages and disadvantages related with any U.S. national bank advanced money, or CBDC.
The world Corona Virus Death Statistics are 555k combined worldwide SA included. Which means the South African government by digging 1M graves says South Africa will surpass the world statistics? You really think that the death toll now of South Africa at number 13 (which is 3700+- deaths) in the world will suddenly jump to 1M to double the world statistics. Definitely even statisticians and probability analyst will tell you that in any event of such statistics this is impossible. That is absolutely impossible
Central banks around the world have cut their interest rates including the Fed, which sharply cut their interest rates to zero. The Covid-19 is affecting global markets rapidly and extreme measures to help stimulate the growth or balance the decline in the economy have been taken. Due to oil wars mainly, last week the JSE lost 15% of its value. Sunday evening, 15th of March, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared state of disaster. Currently the JSE is down with 12%, expected further decline as the day continue
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I have written in great detail about the shortcomings and grave danger of an unchecked central bank—the Federal Reserve—but the argument needs to be repeated in every discussion of public policy. 1 All talk about the dangers of big government and loss of liberty is inadequate if the negative impact of the money managers is not addressed. Avoiding the subject, deliberately or not, serves the interest of those who support expanding government welfare and promotes an indirect way to pay for unpopular and unjust
How does negative interest rates work. Negative rates for consumers wouldn’t just one day happen on its own. It’d likely be determined based on the interest rate that the Fed sets: the federal funds rate. If officials decided to cut that benchmark borrowing cost, they’d then elect to charge banks a fee for parking their reserves in accounts at the Fed. Banks would then pass that policy rate on to consumer products, meaning it’d get filtered through to the rest of the economy. “A negative rate means