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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

South Africa: Repo Rate Static Until Extent of Oil Shock is Determined
With the difference between headline CPI and inflation expectations vast, the Reserve Bank will likely wait for the broader implications of lower oil prices to be felt before adjus...
South Africa: November Mining Disappoints, USDZAR Trades Sideways
Strike at Northam Platinum mine adds to investor woes as November’s mining production and sales register decreases.
USDZAR Ascends After Reserve Announcement
Rand Looses Footing Following Announcement.
South African Business Confidence Contracts, Rand Range Trades
USDZAR opens 2015 trading in a range as business confidence and PMI drops.
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.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Tue
Jan 27
13:30
USD Durable Goods Orders (DEC) 0.5% -0.7%
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USD Consumer Confidence (JAN) 95 92.6
Wed
Jan 28
19:00
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USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (JAN 28) 0.25% 0.25%
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Jan 30
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USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (4Q A) 3.1% 5.0%