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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 …

Following on our article on economic indicators, it is worth noting that changes in the monetary and fiscal policies of a country can have a significant impact on the economy and capital markets. Monetary Policy These are the broad set of actions taken by a country’s monetary authority (usually Central Banks). Central or Reserve banks …

Following on the article about supply and demand, Piggy believes that it is critical to have an appreciation of several economic indicators when analysing markets. This includes understanding economic and industry growth rates, trade balances and inflation trends. Growth Rates Generally, countries that grow faster are often good places to invest. The Zimbabwean economy for …

There are generally two approaches that are employed when analysing capital markets; Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis. For example, when trading or investing on the stock market, there is need to appreciate that companies do not operate in isolation given that they operate within an industry and broader economy. In this article, Piggy will focus …

As part of Global Money Week 2021 activities, Piggy had an insightful discussion with Dr. S Guramatunhu on money and investing. Learn more about investing by joining a piggybankadvisor.com WhatsApp based group today. Contact the Administrator on +263 78 358 47452 Listen to our daily podcast: What is Piggy Saying? What is Piggy Saying? – …