Thanda Sithole ( Email )
In April 2014, Thanda joined Standard Bank as an Economist in the macroeconomic research division, with focus on building and maintaining macroeconomic models. His role also involves forecasting, and writing macroeconomic reports. Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Eqstra Fleet Management and as a Business Analyst at Nedbank. Thanda holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics (with cum laude), from the University of Johannesburg. He has completed the requisite course work for a Master of Finance and Investment from Wits Business School, and has also completed a Masters Skill Programme in Industrial Economics from Maastricht University, in Netherlands. In 2010, he graduated with an Honour's degree in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand.
Latest available research
The SA Daily – High rand/VIX correlationby Thanda Sithole Mon Mar 12 09:04:11 SAST 2018
•The VIX, a global measure of risk appetite/aversion, remains highly correlated with emerging market currencies, including the rand. A rolling correlation between the VIX and the USDZAR shows that these
The SA Daily – Rand gains sustainable?by Thanda Sithole Fri Mar 09 09:26:21 SAST 2018
The rand has strengthened significantly since late last year, against the dollar from around 14.13 in October 2017 to 11.90 currently, and against the euro from 16.46 to 14.67. This
– Rand as EM currency reaping benefits of higher ratesby Thanda Sithole Fri Mar 02 08:35:01 SAST 2018
SA’s policy rates, compared to EM peers, show SA as among the top five with higher policy rates, namely Russia, Turkey, Mexico, SA and Brazil (see chart below). This is
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