ETFs / Unit Trusts

  • How to gain exposure to government bonds through ETFs
  • If you're looking to invest in government bonds, one of the easiest ways it through RSA Retail Savings Bonds. But you have other options. You could look to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs). Some of these ETFs track the performance of government bonds. So how do these ETFs work? What are your options? And how can you invest? Read on to find out… Bond ETFs listed on the JSE ... ››› more
  • [12 May 2015]
  • How to use ETFs to invest in property
  • If you're looking to invest in property through the stock market you have a couple of options. You can invest in individual property investment companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). But if you feel this doesn't spread your risk sufficiently, you can look to a property exchange traded fund (ETF) instead. So how do these ETFs work? Let's take a closer look… Wha... ››› more
  • [06 May 2015]
  • Investing 101: The basics of investing in unit trusts
  • If you're a newcomer to investing, the stock market can be a pretty daunting prospect. You may not want to pick individual shares to invest in as you feel you lack the knowledge or you may simply not have the time to monitor your investments. This is where unit trusts come in. Read on to find out what you need to know about investing in unit trusts… What are unit trusts? Unit t... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • How to decipher the costs of investing in unit trusts
  • When you invest in shares on the stock market, you need to pay a stock broker fees and commission for his services. When you invest in unit trusts, you also have to pay fees. There are two different types of fees you'll have to cough up. Read on to find out more… The initial fees of investing in unit trusts As with other financial products, investing in unit trusts comes with cost... ››› more
  • [17 April 2015]
  • Investing in unit trusts: Use this handy document to help you pick the right fund
  • There are a vast number of different unit trusts to invest in. You can invest in different indexes and sectors of the stock market, property, bonds, commodities and fixed-interest funds. And different unit trusts have different investment goals. So if you're researching the best unit trusts to invest in, where should you look? Read on to find out… Finding the perfect unit trusts t... ››› more
  • [16 April 2015]
  • Why unit trusts could be the perfect investment vehicle for you
  • If you want to start investing for the long-term, but you don't want to pick individual stocks and you don't have a large lump sum to put to work, what can you do? One option to consider is investing in unit trusts. So what are unit trusts? What do unit trusts invest in? And how much do you need to invest? Read on to find out… What are unit trusts? Unit trusts are collective in... ››› more
  • [15 April 2015]
  • What is the most cost effective option for you, ETFs or unit trusts?
  • If you're looking to invest in a fund that tracks an index, you have two choices. You can invest in an exchange traded fund (ETF) or a unit trust. Since their introduction in November 2000, one of the often cited benefits of ETFs is they're cost effective. This goes against their unlisted counterparts, the unit trusts, which often receive criticism on the costs involved. But which is the che... ››› more
  • [20 March 2015]
  • How to build a portfolio using ETFs
  • If you don't want to invest in individual stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) provide you with an easy way to invest in specific sectors of the stock market. These funds offer you instant diversification. And, compared to buying the underlying shares in a fund, they're cost effective. So how can you use ETFs to build a portfolio? And what other options do they give you? Read on to find o... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • What's on offer if you want to invest in ETFs?
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer you a cost effective way to invest. Through the different types of ETFs available, you can gain exposure to a number of different shares and sectors. So what sort of ETFs are available to invest in? Let's take a closer look… ETFs that hold the largest companies of the JSE Making up the Top 40 Index of the JSE are South Africa’s biggest comp... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • Interested in investing in ETFs? Here's how and why they're worth considering
  • ETFs or exchange traded funds, are a type of collective investment scheme. They work in a similar way to unit trusts, but they are listed on the stock market. So if you want to invest in ETFs, how can you do it? And why should you consider investing in ETFs? Read on to find out… How to invest in ETFs When you invest in ETFs, you’re buying shares in a fund. These shares are your ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • ETFs uncovered: Getting to grips with ‘listed' unit trusts
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are very similar to unit trusts. But instead of buying and selling them through fund managers, you buy and sell ETFs through a stock broker. So what exactly are ETFs? And why should you consider investing in them? Read on to find out… What are ETFs? If the idea of picking individual shares terrifies you, you could invest in ETFs instead. ETFs al... ››› more
  • [06 March 2015]
  • Use these three indicators when picking a unit trust to invest in
  • If you've decided that unit trusts are for you, the next thing you have to decide is which one. Firstly, you'll have to decide what type of unit trust. There are a vast array to choose from spanning from funds concentrating on South Africa's biggest companies to more sector specific ones. Once you know what type of unit trust you want to invest in, how can you weigh up which one's the best f... ››› more
  • [04 March 2015]
  • An easy way to build an investment portfolio for the long-term
  • What are you goals from investing? Chances are you want to see a decent return over the years. But investing can be difficult. The fact is, many investors don't even manage to keep up with the market average, never mind beat it. So how can you improve your chances of building a solid portfolio for the long-term? Read on to find out… Why investors tend to underperform the marke... ››› more
  • [27 February 2015]


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