Offshore

  • How to find the best offshore haven for your investments
  • When searching for the best offshore haven for your investments, it comes down to your unique requirements. But there are some keys factors you should consider before making a decision. So what are these factors? And how can you find the best offshore haven? Read on to find out… Six factors to check when searching for an offshore haven Offshore haven factor #1: Independence Is th... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • How to invest in international stocks from South Africa with no hassle
  • There are benefits to investing in offshore stocks. It adds some vital diversification to your portfolio, which helps to reduce risk. And you can gain exposure to stocks that just aren't available to invest in here. But investing in international stocks means you need an offshore trading account. So what if you don't want the hassle of opening another account? What are your options? Read on ... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • The pros and cons of international investing
  • Whilst putting your money to work on international markets can have its benefits, as with any investment, it's vital you weigh up the disadvantages too. So what are the pros and cons of putting your money to work in international investments? Read on to find out… Two advantages of international investing Advantage #1: Diversification International investing offers you diversifica... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • Want to invest in offshore funds? Here's why you must pay attention to fees…
  • If you want to gain some offshore exposure in your portfolio, chances are you're going to include some stocks. You have two choices. You can invest in individual stocks or you can invest in funds. The benefit of investing in offshore funds is you gain instant diversification to a number of different stocks. But by investing in funds, you have to consider the fees a fund charges. Fees can... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • Why you should invest offshore
  • The underlying reason for investing offshore is to benefit from offshore diversification. Diversification reduces your overall investment risk by investing in different assets that have unrelated returns. So what are the other benefits of investing offshore? And how should you spread your offshore investments? Read on to find out… The real reason to invest offshore Offshore div... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • How to address asset allocation when you invest offshore
  • Asset allocation involves spreading your investment across a number of different assets, for instance shares, bonds, property, commodities and cash. And it's something you should address when investing offshore. So why is asset allocation important when you invest offshore? And is there an easy way to do it? Read on to find out… The importance of asset allocation If you want to... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • Getting the balance right with your offshore investments
  • It can be hard making decisions about your offshore investments. You want to strike the right balance and see capital growth. If you want to invest in funds, what are the pros and cons of investing in unit trust funds and hedge funds? Read on to find out… Aiming for growth with your offshore investments By investing offshore, your goals will be similar to that of your South Af... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Your step-by-step guide to preparing to invest offshore
  • If you invest on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have you given any thought to the investment opportunities that lie offshore? By putting your money to work offshore, not only can you lower your overall portfolio risk, but you can gain access to investments just not available to investors in South Africa. Read on to discover how you can get started investing offshore… The world real... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How to check a country's risk factors before investing offshore
  • If you've decided to invest some of your cash offshore, it's important to weigh up the potential risks of countries you're looking at. So how can you check? Read on to find out… Weighing up offshore investment destinations When investing offshore, it’s important to consider country-specific risks. FM Global, an international insurance company, has devised a tool to help you d... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to make the best investment decisions with your money offshore
  • If you want to successfully invest offshore, many of the principles are the same as investing in South Africa. So how can you decide on the best investments for you? Read on to find out… Investing offshore principle #1: Look at long-term performance When looking at different offshore investment opportunities, look at how they’ve performed over the past ten years or so. This wi... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to keep your money safe when investing offshore
  • If you're thinking about investing offshore, one thing holding you back may be concerns about investing in a scam or fraudulent investment. Just like in South Africa, unfortunately there are scammers in other countries trying to con you out of your money. But the good news is, by sticking to some guidelines you can ensure that you put your money to work in reputable and creditable investment... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Offshore investing uncovered: What can you invest in?
  • If you're contemplating putting your money to work offshore, have you given much thought to what you're going to invest in? Stocks may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are a number of other considerations. Read on to find out more… Four ways to put your money to work offshore Offshore investing vehicle #1: Stocks By investing in offshore stocks, you’ll find ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2015]
  • Seven key factors to consider when investing offshore
  • Investing offshore gives you the opportunity to invest in sectors and companies you don't have access to on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. But before you jump into exploring offshore investment opportunities, it's important to keep some key factors in mind to help you find the right investment. Read on to find out what these factors are… Explore these aspects before investing offsh... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • The easy way to invest in international markets
  • Investing in international markets is a great way of diversifying your portfolio. International markets may perform differently to stocks in South Africa. And you'll be able to gain exposure to stocks you can't invest directly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Investing in international markets also helps to protect yourself against rand weakness. So what's the easiest way to invest in ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]


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