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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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US Dollar and South African Rand News

Gold Output Declines Amongst Top 5 Producers, Coinciding with Lower Prices
Coinciding with lower prices, 2014 gold output has declined amongst the top 5 producers. Depending on their correlation to gold prices, the top five producer’s currencies ha...
SARB Retains Repo Rate of 5.75%, USDZAR Approaches Oct. Low
Balanced inflation and economic outlook guides SARB MPC members in decision to hold interest rates steady at 5.75%. Rand appreciates against USD within a bullish USDZAR channel.
SARB Likely to Retain Repo Rate on Stable CPI and Fiscal Reports
Following strong CPI and financial stability reports the SARB will likely maintain the current repurchase rate. The USD/ZAR remains in a bullish channel, but has found resistant a...
USD/ZAR Stalls as Mining Production Rebounds
Following four months of negative growth the South African mining sector rebounds in Sept, leaving the USD/ZAR stalled under resistance.
USD Jumps against ZAR, PLN, & HUF Post FOMC Meeting
A more hawkish FOMC statement has placed pressure on emerging market currencies as the dollar jumps on renewed confidence.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
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Nov 25
13:30
USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (3Q S) 3.3% 3.5%
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USD Consumer Confidence (NOV) 96.0 94.5
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Nov 26
13:30
USD Durable Goods Orders (OCT) -0.6% -1.3%