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USD/ZAR

Moving away from the Pound in the late 50's to early 60's, the Rand was established and is the current legal tender for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. The Rand has had its fair share of volatility with the currency depreciating massively following the apartheid era sanctions. The currency looks to benefit when investors are willing to take on more risk in developing countries. Any pullback in risk from global markets pushes the Rand significantly lower as seen during the financial crisis of 2008.

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Weekly US Dollar and South African Rand Trading Forecast

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US Dollar and South African Rand News

With Conflicting Composite Reports, USDZAR Remains Supported
While PPI inflationary pressures fade the leading business cycle indicator decreases 0.5%. USDZAR is left supported above old resistance.
Russian Ruble Tumbles Further - Holding RUB Positions Far too Risky
The Russian Ruble continued sharply lower despite an aggressive reaction from the Central Bank of Russia. Here’s why we would avoid holding USD/RUB positions.
Russian Ruble Plummets and Here’s How We Might Trade the Clear Trend
The Russian Ruble continues its plunge versus the US Dollar, and the overall trend is crystal-clear. Yet buying USDRUB seems exceedingly risky; we look at these alternatives.
Rand Hits Yearly Low in Spite of Favorable Nonfarm Payrolls
USDZAR breaks to a new yearly high despite favorable South African employment, manufacturing, and inflation data.
Mining Production Retreats in October, USDZAR Breaks Resistance
While mineral sales in September marginally increased mining production in October fell 1.1%. With disappointing data from the gold, PGM, and Copper groups the rand remains weak.

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USD Durable Goods Orders (NOV) 3.0% 0.3%