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  • What are the tax implications of unit trust investing?
  • Most investors think figuring out which is the best unit trust to invest in is the only thing they need to consider. But that's not true! Before getting involved in any investment, you need to consider how the tax on it works. When it comes to unit trust investing, these two taxes apply… SARS levies two taxes on all forms of unit trust investing As the experts at Equinox explain, there ar... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • Five things you need to remember when picking the best unit trust to invest in
  • So you've decided to invest in unit trusts. That's great. But with the thousands available out there, how do you buy good unit trust? That decision ultimately rests on you, but remembering these five things can help you narrow down your choices… Successful unit trust investing starts by remembering these five crucial factors Unit trust investing tip #1: Assess where you are and where you ... ››› more
  • [18 March 2014]
  • Is unit trust investing right for you? Here's how to tell…
  • Before you decide which is the best unit trust to invest in, you first need to decide whether unit trust investing is the right strategy for your portfolio. How will you know this? Today, we explain… Ask yourself these three questions to discover whether unit trust investing is right for you #1: What is your time horizon? If you’re the kind of investor who’s looking for quick, in-... ››› more
  • [17 March 2014]
  • To find the best unit trust to invest in, you need to understand the details on THIS table
  • Picking the best unit trust to invest in can be tough. There are SO many to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Luckily, there's a good start pointing. And, when you know how to read it, you'll be able to pick out the good unit trusts from the bad… Look at the Unit Trust Performance Table to find the best unit trusts to invest in Just like a share’s daily performance is liste... ››› more
  • [17 March 2014]
  • Unit trusts investing 101: How to choose a winning money market fund
  • Money-market funds are cash-based unit trusts that invest money in low risk instruments such as government treasuries, banks, financial institutions or blue chip companies. Their objective is to attain a level of profit without any undue risk and capital loss. But when it comes to investing in this type of unit trust, how do you pick the right one? Experts warn: Beware of choosing a money marke... ››› more
  • [14 March 2014]
  • With an average return of 20% a year, these unit trusts are a must for your portfolio!
  • When it comes to property investing, many people believe that getting involved is simply too expensive. But that's not actually true. Thanks to property unit trusts, you can start investing in property without needing a BIG amount of money. And since they've returned 20% a year, on average for the last decade, you should definitely consider them as part of your portfolio. Today we'll show you why?... ››› more
  • [13 March 2014]
  • Want to invest in a tracker fund? How to find out if ETFs or unit trusts are best for you
  • If you're looking to invest in a tracker fund, then you have two choices at your disposal. You can opt for an exchange traded fund that tracks an index. Or you can opt for a unit trust fund that tracks an index. So what's the difference? And which one is better suited to you? Let's take a closer look… The difference between a tracker unit trust and a tracker ETF The aim of tracker unit trus... ››› more
  • [12 March 2014]
  • Passive funds: How tracker unit trusts work
  • If you want to invest in unit trusts, you can either opt for an active fund or a passive fund. Active funds generally have higher fees, but with that comes the promise of better performance. Passive funds aim to track the performance of the market. Their fees are lower than active funds. Even though active funds promise better performance that comes with higher fees. So passive funds can be a good... ››› more
  • [11 March 2014]
  • If the thought of picking shares fills you with dread, how about investing in unit trusts?
  • As a consumer, you use a wide array of financial products. You buy insurance for your car and house. And chances are you have a bond on your home. But when it comes to shares, the very thought of selecting a few to invest in can put many people off. But that's where unit trusts come in. They do the picking for you. Let's take a closer look at the basics of unit trusts… What is a unit trust fun... ››› more
  • [10 March 2014]
  • Unit trusts or shares: Where should you invest your money?
  • “How much of my portfolio should I invest in unit trusts or shares?” That's the question on nearly every South African investor's mind. The answer to it, however, is different from person to person based on a number of factors such as: How much capital you have? How risk-averse you are? If you're still working or are retired? Whether or not you are trying to diversify your portfolio? And what ... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]
  • What is a money market fund and how is it different from an ordinary unit trust?
  • Money-market funds are cash-based unit trusts that invest money in low risk instruments such as government treasuries, banks, financial institutions or blue chip companies. This said, a money-market fund's objective is still to attain a level of profit without any undue risk and capital loss. But are they good investments and what are the risks involved? Today, we explain… Three benefits of i... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]


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