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    Leading global broker, CAPEX.com, presents ThematiX, the latest addition to its “X” branded line of products heading to SA shores

    Johannesburg, South Africa – CAPEX.com launches ThematiX in South Africa, which allows users to trade popular companies grouped in pre-built stock egories based on specific industries and trends such as social media, Energy, Crypto or Electric Vehicles.

    The new CAPEX.com product empowers South African users to trade multiple stocks of the world’s largest companies from different industries, market movements, or popular topics of interest by opening a single position. ThematiX makes it easy to track and monitor the performance of the share's users are interested in as they can check the exact weight and importance of every company stock included in each theme.

    ThematiX is the third global launch of CAPEX.com “X” branded line of services and a first for South Africa, aiming to change the global perception about online trading and transform complex products and markets into more accessible tools and resources for investors. This already includes StoX, their proprietary 0 commission, unleveraged stock trading service, and QuantX, an innovative portfolio builder designed to create fully customized investment portfolios in a matter of minutes, according to the clients’ set-up parameters. South Africans need not worry about missing out on StoX and QuantX as the full suite of “X” branded services will be rolled out to the region in the coming months.

    Jack Edwards, Head of Marketing for Capex.com South Africa which operates under JME Financial Services (Pty), the FSCA license holder had this to say:

    “ThematiX helps us expand on the CAPEX.com new line of services into South Africa, assisting our traders in diversifying their investment options further and broadening their trading horizons. Its beauty and ease of use rely on grouping the hottest topics of interest in the markets. Our team put a lot of effort and consideration into building each ThematiX portfolio, so they also include the highest-valued stocks in the world. Through ThematiX, South African users can trade on the latest market stories, discover new investing ideas, make predictions, and trade shares. Social media, electric vehicles, renewable energy and everything else that echoes in the world are part of our new and exciting ThematiX!”

    About CAPEX.com

    CAPEX.com is a leading global trading platform providing its users with expert insights, tools, and resources to make markets accessible to a worldwide audience and offering a tailor-made trading experience. Its professional trading platforms, robust technological infrastructure, and transparent trading conditions have propelled it as one of the most respectable brokers on the international stage.
    Anchored by a global presence and regional expertise, CAPEX.com holds operating licenses from Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Abu Dhabi Global Market Financial Services Regulatory Authority, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Seychelles, and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa. Visit CAPEX.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for more details and insights.
    Last edited by Capex; 13-12-21 at 10:15 AM.

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    Market Uncertainty Causing Investor Caution

    Johannesburg – In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, research conducted by various finance brokers has found that people are more cautious with their money as they are uncertain about what the future may hold for themselves and their families. It is also an undeniable fact that the wealth distribution ratio in South Africa is disproportionate and that financial literacy is an integral aspect of managing money effectively.

    To counter the gap in financial literacy, the investment platform CAPEX.com has launched in South Africa with the intention to bridge that gap through its CAPEX Academy. CAPEX.com aims to give South Africans the principles, the eduion, and the chance to make well-informed decisions regarding investments and improve accessibility to them.

    CAPEX.com may not be a well-known name in South Africa but has an extensive footprint in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and South America. After rigorous protocols and checks, Capex.com is fully compliant and registered with the Financial Services Conduct Authority.

    In 2018, it was lauded as the Fastest-Growing Provider at the Forex Awards, and in the same year, it was nominated for the Most Transparent Broker and the Best Dealing Room. Giving clients access to resources they can utilize to expand their financial knowledge is paramount to CAPEX.com. The CAPEX Academy boasts six modules that its clients can use of to familiarise themselves with the world of the foreign exchange market.

    While many may see online investing as extremely risky, Jack Edwards, Head of Marketing for the region says that the strong focus on eduion helps minimise risk.

    Eduion and Information is the tonic that will help build confidence for investors. And Eduion and Training is where CAPEX.com stands head and shoulders above its competitors. It provides investors with step-by-step online trading courses such as, but not limited to: Introduction to forex, forex indiors, forex candlestick guides, understanding and using Fibonacci and an array of integrated tools in CFDs and forex that are crucial for all traders.

    To supplement its existing product offering, CAPEX.com also offers trading in cryptocurrencies through Contract for Difference (CFDs) making it significantly different from other trading brokers. Clients, therefore, have trading access to CFDs on Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Spot, Ethereum USD, Ethereum EUR, Litecoin USD, Litecoin EUR and Ripple. In addition, they provide more than 2100 tradable assets through CFDs which is a beneficial tool for traders.

    With a client-centric global approach, CAPEX.com wants to grow its presence in South Africa and eventually expand into Africa. “We would like CAPEX.com to be seen as the go-to trustworthy broker to South Africans because we hold our customer’s interest at the core of our business,” continues Edwards.

    About Capex.com

    CAPEX.com is a leading global trading platform providing its users with expert insights, tools, and resources to make markets accessible to a worldwide audience and offering a tailor-made trading experience. Its professional trading platforms, robust technological infrastructure, and transparent trading conditions have propelled it as one of the most respectable brokers on the international stage.

    Anchored by a global presence and regional expertise, CAPEX.com holds operating licenses from Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, Abu Dhabi Global Market Financial Services Regulatory Authority, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Seychelles, and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa. Visit CAPEX.com for more details and insights.

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    How will Russia’s attack on Ukraine affect the South African economy

    Russia’s attack on Ukraine has dominated our news feeds. While South Africa may be a long way off geographically from the conflict that’s not to say it won’t feel the brunt of it financially.
    Even though the world has been slow in stopping its purchase of Russian oil and gas, there’s no doubt that the country, as well as Ukraine, are in for a deep recession.

    But what kind of financial impact will this war have on the local economy and on South Africans’ investment and property portfolios? Here several experts reveal what we can expect.

    Volatility

    Portfolios with investments in South African companies may be affected by the conflict in Ukraine in different ways. The general consensus is that you can expect volatility to endure – where share prices go up and down.

    Some investors have already seen some ghastly plunges in prices. ‘Those with exposure to industrial stocks such as Mondi and Barloworld, which have large investments in Russia, have fallen by 28% and 30%, respectively.

    ‘Also, real estate firm Nepi Rockcastle, which does not invest directly in Russia but has around 80% of its property portfolio invested in countries bordering Ukraine, fell 13% last week,’ says Miguel Rodriguez – chief market analyst, Capex.com.
    But not all share prices have been negatively affected. ‘On the other hand, shares of platinum group metals (PGM) are rising as the market anticipates that local miners could benefit if Russian sources of PGM are seized. In this regard, Impala is leading the charge with a 15% rally over the past week, but Anglo Platinum, Sibanye, Harmony and Gold Fields are also up,’ points out Rodriguez.

    Impact on the Euro

    If you hold any money/investments in euro, you could be in for a bumpy ride. Rodriguez explains: ‘The most affected is the euro due to Europe’s energy dependency on Russia and in general for having greater commercial relations with this country. But above all because the ECB will be unable to raise interest rates in the face of a foreseeable economic slowdown in Europe as an immediate consequence of the conflict in Ukraine.’

    Food inflation

    There is set to be a global food and energy prices hike because of the conflict. Domestic agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo says there is a potential for food price inflation, with Ukraine being a key agriculture producer. He points to maize, wheat, soybean, and sunflower oil prices being significantly up from a year ago.

    Rental market recovery

    A rise in inflation could prove advantageous for the rental market as home buying becomes an uncertain prospect.

    ‘We have expected that the rental market will strengthen as interest rates rise, with the economy and tenant payment performance both recovering after the hard lockdowns, and a greater group of would-be home buyers postponing their home buying to remain in the rental market for longer while rates rise,’ points out John Loos, property egist at FNB Commercial Property Finance.

    What should you do?

    With energy and food prices going up, it’s probably wise to ensure you have some wiggle room in your budget to account for this added expenditure. Do this through curbing any spend on frivolous lifestyle purchases.

    With so much volatility and uncertainty, it’s understandable that you want to shield your investments from the ups and down of the stockmarket. But the answer isn’t to run for the safety of cash or gold. Most financial advisors advoe the benefits of a diversified portfolio in this situation.

    Plus, many investment management houses have already made changes to their portfolios and exposure to Russia to reduce the impact on their client’s portfolios. The Momentum Investment’s team point out: ‘The effective exposure Russian equities in our Fund of Funds is significantly reduced and can be considered immaterial on overall portfolio level.’

    If you’re keen to get onto the property ladder, consider that it may be more expensive to do this if you haven’t already got a home loan as interest rates go up. If you’re renting out your property, you may benefit from having a stronger rental market as people become more reluctant to borrow from banks as credit becomes more expensive.

    If you’re an investor a few minor tweaks may result in better performance from your investments.

    Rodriguez says: ‘The most reasonable thing is to go to professional advice to be able to rebalance the investment portfolio that must be aimed at overweighting investment in companies that will benefit in the near future from economic sanctions against Russia, such as companies in the mining sector and reduce it in other sectors that are going to suffer a severe reduction in income due to their direct investment activity in Russia, such as some industrial and real estate sectors.’

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