Performance of Selected African Stock Markets In 2020

The year 2020 started out on a good note for most African stock markets, with opportunities and investment prospects catching the attention of both local and foreign investors. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, resulted in a reduction in market activities and various indexes turned red by close of year 2020. Selling pressures intensified […]

Inflation Review and Outlook for 2021: What Could this Mean for Fixed Income Investors?

Inflation has seen a steady decline after peaking at 11.4% in July, 2020 on account of sharp price increases during the lockdown period, fueled mainly by supply chain disruptions. Inflation has since moderated to the government’s target band of 8%±2%, settling at 9.8% in November, 2020. The downward trend in inflation has been attributed to […]

Exchange Rate Performance: Selected African Countries in 2020

It’s been a volatile stretch for the currency market in 2020 following the general slowdown in economic activities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, Tesah Capital analyzed the performance of sixteen (16) currencies on the Africa continent. The Ivory Coast’s CFA against the Dollar averaged USD/XOF 574.45 throughout the year at a YTD appreciation rate […]

Consistent Dividend Paying Stocks on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)

A number of listed companies on the GSE regularly pay out a portion of their profits to shareholders which is referred to as dividends. Paying dividends usually sends a message about a company’s future prospects and financial strength. Dividend payments may be in the form of cash, shares or property and are usually paid annually […]