Daan Joubert

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The past year or and more have seen some strange behaviour by global weather. Countries in the southern hemisphere have endured extended drought while the northern hemisphere suffered weather extremes – extreme and often non-seasonal heat...
The time has been creeping down to the end of the half year. The price of gold has dipped down to $1400 and recovered to first hold around $1405. As the last trading day of the half year passed from east to west, the price even improved...
The real gross domestic product (GDP) is an inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced by an economy in a given year (Investopedia). Inflation is the rate at which prices increase over time,...
The triangle chart formation has been known to technical analysts for a very, very long time. Together with the other narrowing formations – the wedge and pennant – the triangle typically develops to a standard pattern. When pattern...
Last week the theme was that when a large river runs deep and fast, the surface is smooth with only an occasional swirl of water that reveals all is not so placid below. This has been the situation with the PM metals for the past few...
There is a well-known fable of the shepherd boy who became bored and felt lonely while he was watching over the sheep of the village and shouted, ‘ Wolf! Wolf!’. The villagers heard him and, grabbing their fighting sticks, rushed to...
At this time…along with just about everyone who comments on financial markets, I have to write on what I think 2019 will bring. Scanning with Google, it seems clear 2019 is expected to be a year of volatility and brinkmanship.
We humans are supposed to be rational. Unless we have some disorder we do not, as a rule, do something weird, strange or unexpected on the spur of the moment. When an individual does break normal patterns of behavior it might be perceived...
The first week of October is history and the DJIA closed all of 11 points lower than it did the week before. As we well know, statistics can be deceptive. The 11 point change in the DJIA over the full week conceals the fact that the DJIA...
To say that President Trump is a new breeze blowing out of the White House might seem as something everybody knows. The difference though, it would be an insult to liken him to a ‘breeze’; perhaps a tame tornado would be more apt. Although...

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The term “carat” comes from “carob seed,” which was standard for weighing small quantities in the Middle East.