About

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the largest stock exchange in South Africa and the largest exchange on the continent of Africa. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, the country's largest city and the seat of the financial sector. The JSE has a high level of authority and sets the rules for listing and trading. It is supervised by the Financial Services Board, a financial regulatory agency. Electronic trading is conducted through Millennium Exchange, a trading system developed by the London Stock Exchange. It lists 376 companies with a market cap of $959 billion and also houses bonds, ETFs and derivatives. JSE is a member of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges, a project of the United Nations.

Among the listings are well-known and actively traded companies such as the Barclays Africa Group, Anglo American, Sasol, Naspers and Standard Bank. The main stock index is the FTSE/JSE top 40, which tracks the performance of the 40 largest South African companies in terms of investable market capitalization. It was created in 2002 by a joint venture between JSE and the FTSE Group and is widely considered to be the benchmark index for the South African stock market. The index constituents are screened for eligibility and reviewed periodically. Part of the same headline series are the broad FTSE/JSE All Share Index (tracking all securities on the Main Board) and the FTSE/JSE Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap indices.

Timelines

LYFTAug 05 · 2021
A bumpy road to recovery as Lyft's Q2 results fail to wow investors
Despite releasing a solid earnings report that boasted 125% growth in revenue, soft guidance sends Lyft stock reversing over 10% on Wednesday.
BABAAug 05 · 2021
Buyback program rescues disappointing results
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba releases a mixed bag of fiscal first quarter earnings, beating earning expectations but reporting revenue below what analysts were hoping for. Shares closed Tuesday down 1.36% but made up for those losses on Wednesday
HOODAug 04 · 2021
The Power of Love: Robinhood's retail army rides to the rescue
Robinhood may have tanked its IPO, but the online army is nothing if not loyal, and they’ve come riding in on a surge of social media attention to save the day, sending Robinhood stock soaring 24% on Tuesday.
MOXCAug 04 · 2021
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Chinese regulators strike again
Chinese regulators are still on the warpath, and now they’re setting their sights on social media and video gaming, labeled “spiritual opium” by the state media. Social media platform Moxian is hit hard by the attack, losing 24% on Tuesday.
FLGCAug 04 · 2021
Flora gets high on new partnerships
Newly public Flora Growth is taking the market by storm, riding the wave of two new global distribution and supply partnerships to become one of TradingView’s top Tuesday gainers with a 62% jump.
DLPNAug 03 · 2021
Dolphin Entertainment Dives into the NFT Ocean
Dolphin Entertainment dives into TradingView’s top Monday gainers, fueled by a recent partnership with FTX to create its own sports and entertainment NFT marketplace. Prices swim up 55% to close at $12.22.

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