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Readers that follow global markets might have come across the GameStop saga. Piggy has also written about this fascinating story. It is really about the “power and madness of crowds” as retail online traders banded against Hedge Funds that were “shorting” GameStop Corp shares (https://piggybankadvisor.com/2021/02/25/the-madness-and-power-of-crowds/). At the centre of the saga, is a trading strategy …

Globally, there has been massive campaigns amongst financial industry players and regulators against money laundering and terrorist financing. This is because the international community has witnessed the use of increasingly sophisticated methods to move illicit funds through financial systems across the globe. This has also called for the need of improved multilateral cooperation to fight …

One of Piggy’s favourite drama series is “Billions”. It is an American television drama series premiered on Showtime and has produced five complete seasons to date. The series is set in large financial centers, most notably New York and Connecticut. It tells the story of how Hedge Fund Manager Axelrod’s aggressive tactics to secure high …

Piggy has noted that there has been an increasing interest for day trading. An ordinary person with a computer connected to the internet can now try to compete with professional traders in different banks across the world. Most of the day trading involves the global foreign exchange market. This is basically an international network that …

Piggy’s first experience in a Bank Treasury Dealing room was the same as that of a casino floor. The atmosphere was charged, everyone was focused on their machines (PCs) and over-head screens were displaying different economic indicators and investment rates. It was busy and dealers spent most of the time on the phone, quoting some …

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) hosted its second webinar on Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) on the 16th of April. The webinar which ran under the theme “Tried and Tested but New to Zimbabwe,” marked the end of SECZ’s webinar series on ETFs. ETFs have become one of the most popular investment vehicles for …

Most readers might have heard economic commentators on CNBC citing the term “capital markets”. The term is also used when companies come to issue new securities and are looking to raise capital for expansion. In this article, Piggy explains how this market operates and investigates some of the common financial instruments traded. Generally, a market …

Most readers might have watched “The Social Network”’, a 2010 American biographical drama film adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires”. The film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. Since its release, The Social Network has been cited as inspiring involvement in start-ups and social media. It …

The latest edition of the GroWealth Unit Trusts Performance Survey shows that most Unit Trust Funds outpaced the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) All Share index and inflation in the first quarter ended 31 March 2021. This is a positive outcome for Unit Trust investors as they enjoyed positive real returns above inflation, which was on …

For many years now, investing was driven by ticker symbols and traditional asset classes such as properties and commodities. However, this is fast-changing as there is now room for passion-aligned investing that extends from digital art to sports clips and cat cartoons. A new trend that is baffling many is that of the investment in …

Piggy recalls that 2020 was a roller-coaster year, particularly for stock market participants. It was marked by changes in policies, Covid-19, suspension of trading activity and the introduction of new financial products and to crown it all, a USD stock exchange. However, it would be unfair if Piggy did not take credit for the money-making …

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) recently hosted its second webinar in the “Women in Capital Markets” series. This webinar ran under the theme, “Perspectives from Senior Women Who Have Served in the Capital Markets,” exploring the contributions and achievements of women in the sectors. The Women in Capital Markets initiative was launched …