Dollar is going to be weak, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not ideal candidates for strong leadership. At least Hillary has got Bill Clinton to steer her in the right direction. Donald "Motor Mouth" Trump is not good for the USA.
all the doom and gloom out there - eish. Do we really think local shenanigans plays any real part in the global order of things? We are an emerging market - bundled into all the other emerging markets out there. Our currency is an emerging market currency, subject to the same forces as all other emerging market currencies. Now you have global ETF's - moving more money than a country like SA can ever dream of, on a daily basis - allocating weightings to various index tracking funds, or to some broker that can build an index tracking portfolio. Do you honestly think that the man or woman pushing the allocation button on iShares emerging market or world market ETF's gives a dead owl's hoot about Jacob Zuma and his thieving policies? We are all just little little Nemo's in a big infested shark tank. Ride the waves boys and girls, and stop worrying about things you can't control anyways.
And still - each's little bit contribute to the end result. What is the saying?: (sometimes) the end result is larger than the sum of each little contribution. Example: small buggerup + small buggerup = large buggerup.