Market Commentary – April 2019

Zahira OsmanFollowing the resurgence of global growth in 2017, we saw the latter part of 2018 showing signs of a slowdown, indicative that the global economic cycle had peaked.  This has continued into the first quarter of 2019 with global industrial production (IP) declining since October last year, symptomatic of lowered activity levels.  There has also been growing uneasiness due to trade tensions between the United States (US) and China, which have further weighed on global capex and trade....

  Market Commentary Global Markets Apr 2019

Growing in Technology

AfenaCapital LogoAfena Capital understands that knowledge is emPOWERment. With South Africa’s tumultuous history, there was an imbalance of knowledge distribution which, to this day, is still a stumbling block for the current generation. Afena acknowledges that while financial literacy can be daunting and complex, mindsets can be changed through education.

We have recently launched phase 1 of our mobile application (app). The aim of the app is to educate through an easily distributable medium which is accessible, real-time and user-friendly. Phase 1 introduces the online version of our ‘Unpacking Jargon’ publication; a useful tool which provides definitions of financial terminology to a wider audience.

The app is now freely available to download from your Apple iStore or your Google Play Store on your smartphone. We hope that you will find it a useful companion to have on your smart device.