n finweek - The bear market puzzles everyone - JSE - marketplace - technical study

Volume 2018 Number 22
  • ISSN : 1812-4658


It’s understandable that there are many discussions about the bear market that’s currently being experienced on the JSE and elsewhere. With only 16% of the 100 largest shares on the JSE as measured by market cap above their 200-day exponential moving averages (EMAs), the JSE’s All Share Index at the time of writing 19.1% below and the Top40 about 21% below their highs over the past year, there can be no doubt about how dismal 2018 has been. A good example of the bad news that investors have to digest is apparent from a special report in The Economist. The writer predicts, after an in-depth analysis, that it will be more difficult to fight the world recession that’s underway than the previous one.

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