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Type: Currency
Group: Exotic
Base: US Dollar
Second: South African Rand
  • Prev. Close: 12.7707
  • Bid/Ask: 12.7596 / 12.7944
  • Day's Range: 12.7742 - 12.7797
USD/ZAR 12.7770 +0.0063 +0.05%

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Prev. Close12.7707
Bid12.7596
Day's Range12.7742 - 12.7797
Open12.7759
Ask12.7944
52 wk Range11.5068 - 14.5875
1-Year Change - 3.5%
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No relief yet for emerging currencies against dollar
No relief yet for emerging currencies against dollar By Reuters - May 10, 2018

By Karin Strohecker and Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging currencies are suffering their sixth straight week of losses against the resurgent dollar but options markets appear...

The South African Rand Starting to Reverse Course
The South African Rand Starting to Reverse Course
By Dailyfx - Apr 24, 2018

After an extended period of rand strength, the following charts highlight what could be the early stages of a larger trend reversal starting to emerge against developed market...

USD/ZAR Analysis


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Summary Neutral Strong Buy Strong Buy Strong Buy Neutral

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Tentative   USD OPEC Meeting        
08:30   USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Apr)     0.10
11:30   USD 3-Month Bill Auction     1.890%
11:30   USD 6-Month Bill Auction     2.035%
12:15   USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks        
14:05   USD FOMC Member Harker Speaks        
17:30   USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks        
 

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Federal Reserve (FED)
Current Rate 1.75%
Chairman Jerome H. Powell
South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
Current Rate 6.50%
Chairman Lesetja Kganyago
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Motseki Mari
Motseki Mari May 19, 2018 12:42AM ET
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Am i the only one experiencing horrible sread on this pair?450 spread. Tickmill
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Viv Roodt
LizaRoo May 18, 2018 12:01PM ET
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Hi Jérémie, Click on Technical next to comments and scroll down.  Click the time frame you wish to trade 1hr, daily, weekly etc and scroll down to where it states Pivot Point and then also check Technical Indicators.  It gives one an idea as to when to sell or buy.  Its fairly accurate.
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 18, 2018 10:58AM ET
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I have 4Shorts openings from 12.46, 12.48, 12.53 and 12.60 Should just close and cry at a club... or possibility of small reversal next week?.I just want it back to 12.60 that's all.
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Paul Barrett
Paul Barrett May 18, 2018 10:58AM ET
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I wouldn't be shorting right now. It was always risky to expect it t o drop below 12.40 - 12.50 any time soon. It did briefly and if you'd got out then you'd be ok. But I can't say what you should do. It might drop enough again for you to recover or minimize losses. But you don't need to feel alone in losing money making mistakes on this pair. I've lost a fair bit over the last 15 months. If you've got longs which can help cover your losses you might want to wait it out.  But please don't take this as sage advice, more as sympathy as a fellow mistake maker.
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Rob Mas
Rob Mas May 18, 2018 10:22AM ET
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this is going to be my favorite pair, and I pray for bad news once per week. This will be where I will make most of my money
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Ryan Chatton
Ryan Chatton May 18, 2018 9:03AM ET
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Rand will hit 15 soon
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 18, 2018 9:03AM ET
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Soon like in June.... or end of the year?
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 18, 2018 8:47AM ET
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Heaven have mercy please....!!!!! I just wonder when will I learn on these mistake.. I thought I was here to learn but cannot make up of my lessons at all...
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Michael Hobson
Michael Hobson May 18, 2018 8:45AM ET
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Always stay long USD/ZAR
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 18, 2018 5:08AM ET
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What a *****is just happening....???
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Paul Barrett
Paul Barrett May 18, 2018 5:08AM ET
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I'm clueless. FOMC member spoke just before and the USD took off as well (but had previously been down for the day so is about even now.) Could be whatever was said both pushed USD higher and spooked ZAR investors or encouraged USD/ZAR investors.
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Ryan Chatton
Ryan Chatton May 17, 2018 11:47PM ET
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Wait for pullback then buy tp 12.85
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 17, 2018 11:47PM ET
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If I could have taken your advice... @Ryan got scared now crying... we have hit 12.83. That was so spot on. Happenned exactly as you said... there was a pull back then wall up. n those of us who cannot trade could not see that.
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Ryan Chatton May 17, 2018 11:47PM ET
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Don’t beat yourself up. Lol. Hardly anyone is ever right.
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 17, 2018 11:47PM ET
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@Ryan.. no further major movements for the day?
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JaunMare Du Plessis
JaunMare Du Plessis May 17, 2018 1:24AM ET
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Are the indicators predicting a strengthening in the USD against the ZAR today?
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 17, 2018 1:24AM ET
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Looks will be just another day of range trading... small ups n downs... within the range. Unless something big happens or unless it decides to do what this pair does best.... spiking out of the blue on one direction. Otherwise I would say... will be in the range. But our guys who help with some good analysis may come n to tel us.
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Skiddy Gaobolelelwe May 16, 2018 1:45PM ET
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look the USD looks heavy for a while for now I buy on every dip the rand will strengthen against the ramd but Us bond yields are breaking 10,year records the rand is saying nothing in return it will recover but the greenback is kicking ********its just going to be small spikes that won't smash resistance I'm selling with a few buys in between
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JaunMare Du Plessis May 16, 2018 11:24AM ET
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Is there any indications that the USD will Strengthen against the ZAR?
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Rob Mas
Rob Mas May 16, 2018 11:24AM ET
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I think so, but I have a feeling the biggest gains won't be for another 10 hrs
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Rob Mas May 16, 2018 10:25AM ET
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On top of my last summation about how this currency pair is mostly smaller investor based, which explains why there is so much volatility. A strategy I've recently decided to employ is to test and retest lows. The swings negative are larger, just like positive, and it's very costly to put in a position too early. Basically, you have to be willing to lose money, in order to make more money in the long run
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 16, 2018 10:25AM ET
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In case of this pair... what do you mean testing and retesting the lows?
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Rob Mas May 16, 2018 10:25AM ET
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku   Normal pairs are backstopped by major banks, so when there are swings, they are slow coming and quickly halted so as not to crash major currencies with fear based sell offs. So when there are sell offs, it can turn fast. enter a small position when the sell off slow down, and if it spins down again, get out fast. I'm watching the 5 minute ticks to look for the right time to get in an out. When you see it's rising back up quick, put in a large position, and if it turns fast, get out. And watch the RSI. I'm working on a more effective way to find the lows, but this is working so far.
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Rob Mas May 16, 2018 10:25AM ET
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku  like now. I think it's on an upturn, so I have a major position open. I entered at 12.44
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 16, 2018 8:46AM ET
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Guys... this is very strange... $ index going up since the morning... now at 93.44 (+031%) But the ZAR is surging up like a tall wall.... the pair down -059%. Someone to help understand this.... please??
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Paul Barrett
Paul Barrett May 16, 2018 8:46AM ET
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Basically they're substantially disconnected despite sometimes showing correlation. In this case upward pressure on the ZAR is more than countering upward pressure on the USD.
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 16, 2018 8:46AM ET
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Now it is going like a falling tree... on the other hand $ Index keeps going up. Strange thing, $ is strengthening vs. Euro... strange day today.
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 16, 2018 3:14AM ET
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I just missed on this fall.... at 12.61 I wanted to sell then for some reason went in the server room for couple of minutes.. now this happens... 12.53. This is not fair... lol
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Paul Barrett May 16, 2018 3:14AM ET
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Story of my life. Got to the point where I didn't want to go make food because I was worried I'd miss a spike up or it would drop dramatically while I was out of the room and I'd be too late to get the best rate. I try to be less obsessive now.
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Marthinus De Beer
Marthinus De Beer May 16, 2018 3:14AM ET
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Early bird catch the worm
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mathilda tlalang May 16, 2018 1:54AM ET
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Martinis are you still selling?
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Marthinus De Beer
Marthinus De Beer May 16, 2018 1:54AM ET
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Of course I'm selling
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Alexis Garcia
Alexis Garcia May 15, 2018 9:20PM ET
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I waiting to down, according the indicators i read the price down. I don´t know it happen
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Marthinus De Beer
Marthinus De Beer May 15, 2018 11:45AM ET
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I'm start selling now to TP 12.33
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Marthinus De Beer May 15, 2018 11:44AM ET
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I'm start sell now for TP 12.33
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Marthinus De Beer May 15, 2018 11:42AM ET
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Gold futures early Tuesday were facing the worst one-day drop since mid December of 2016, dragging the commodity to lows not seen in more than seven months, according to FactSet data. June gold GCM8, -1.78% was recently off $24.60, or 1.87%, lower at $1,293.60, on track for its ugliest one day percentage decline since Dec. 15, 2016 and bringing its lowest level for a most-active contract since late December of 2017. The move for bullion also takes it beneath a key long-term trend line, its 200-day moving average, at $1,309.26 an ounce. Market technicians watch moving averages to help determine bullish and bearish momentum in an asset. Gold, which doesn't offer a yield, was being pressured by a rise in the 10-year Treasury note yieldTMUBMUSD10Y, +1.99% above 3.05%, marking its highest level since 2011. Higher rates for risk-free Treasurys can compete with haven assets like gold for investor funds and against risk assets like stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJIA, -0.77% and the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.69% were both down firmly in late-morning trade. The decline for gold and the broader market as strong retail sales data appeared to confirm for investors the view that the Federal Reserve would be justified in hiking rates at a more aggressive clip than the two additional rate increases that the market is pricing in for 2018. The rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee next meets June 12-13.
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Viv Roodt
LizaRoo May 15, 2018 8:55AM ET
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Big move up today, because of US data and probably positive speech.
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Rob Mas
Rob Mas May 14, 2018 6:03AM ET
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So watching what was has been going on in Multiple currencies USD related, it seems that the ZAR is more prone to fear based trading. More institutions trade the main curriencies, so there is a much smaller Rubber Band effect when news is good or bad. But I suspect that because ZAR is more of a currency traded by individuals, who don't have massive finances, when the crowd gets spooked you basically get a 1929 Wall Street Effect. The average joe has the leverage to affect the currency pair more.
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Paul Barrett
Paul Barrett May 14, 2018 6:03AM ET
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Considering current movement once again vs USD movement, I think you are correct. People are trading emotionally. It's swinging back almost as wildly as it went the other way.
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Viv Roodt
LizaRoo May 14, 2018 5:46AM ET
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Can it be based on sentiment?
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Jérémie M Nyamangyoku
Jérémie M Nyamangyoku May 14, 2018 3:30AM ET
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Can someone help us understand the strength ZAR is showing in spite of the current situation in the country? is it solely on $ side or something we do not see?
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Marthinus De Beer
Marthinus De Beer May 13, 2018 11:52PM ET
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It is patently obvious that South African Airways (SAA) has become a major risk to South Africa’s sovereign ratings and the airline needs to be put into business rescue and then privatised.
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Viv Roodt
LizaRoo May 13, 2018 11:52PM ET
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Does that not apply to Eskom and Prasa, as well.
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Viv Roodt
LizaRoo May 13, 2018 11:52PM ET
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Two engine failures on SA Express Flights, this past week.
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