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  • Good news…All main exchanges are on the up!
  • JSE up 3,3% Last week the JSE recovered from an oversold position to close the week with a gain of 3,3%. Financials gained 4,8% and Industrials were up 3,7%. Resources managed a gain of 1,5%. DAX up 6,6%, CAC up 5.2%. European markets breathed a sigh of relief as the Italian referendum failed, the Dax gained 6,6% and the CAC 5,2%. Italy was up 7,3% and Spain put in 6,5% US Markets... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • South Africa's deep mines are dying - but these companies are set to profit big time!
  • South Africa sits with the ‘achievement' of having 8 out of the world's ten deepest mines. While this is clearly an achievement in engineering - it's a problem specifically for our gold mining industry. Production costs have skyrocketed, accidents in the deep mines make it even more difficult to profit. In fact, in the 1970's South Africa produced as much as 80% of the world's gold,... ››› more
  • [05 October 2016]
  • There's no need to emigrate, just invest offshore!
  • Millions of South Africans have packed their bags and taken their knowledge, skills and families to other countries, never to return to South Africa. I don't blame them and I don't judge them. They're leaving because they want to protect their families and their wealth. While I can't help you with your personal security, I CAN help you protect and grow your wealth. Today, I'm going to show... ››› more
  • [12 May 2016]
  • Why the commodities super cycle is over for now
  • It doesn't seem that long ago when the prices of commodities were hitting the lights out. But the commodities super cycle is definitely over for now. So why were commodities doing so well? And what's changed? Let's take a closer look… The recovery of commodities   Back in 2000, prices of commodities hit historically cheap levels. Take zinc. When you adjust its price for i... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • If you want to invest in gold unit trusts, here's what to look for…
  • If you fancy buying gold stocks as you see a recovery coming for the sector or to gain exposure to the gold price, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy. One way to get around this is to buy into a unit trust that invests in gold stocks for you. So what should you look at when weighing up different gold unit trusts? Read on to find out…   The ins and outs of gold unit tr... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • An outperforming UK ethical fund to consider
  • Ethical investing is growing in popularity. Ethical investing involves only investing in companies that stick to certain ethics and this means avoiding investing in companies which deal in arms, tobacco and alcohol, for example. There is an ethical fund in the UK which has outperformed its benchmark and is looking good for further outperformance. Let's take a closer look… An ethi... ››› more
  • [23 November 2015]
  • About the ETF: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 ETF [JSE:GIVRES]
  • NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 ETF exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the performance of the S&P GIVI SA Resources Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 ETF Short name: S&PGIVRES Ticker: GIVRES Sector: JSE listed funds   Five top facts about NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 ETF   Fact #1: ... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • About the ETF: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Financial 15 ETF [JSE:GIVFIN]
  • NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Financial 15 ETF exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the performance of the S&P GIVI SA Financials Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Financial 15 ETF Short name: S&PGIVFIN Ticker: GIVFIN Sector: JSE listed funds   Five top facts about NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Financial 15 ETF   Fact ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • Why the SABMiller and AB InBev deal will be the last major brewery deal
  • If the deal between SABMiller and AB InBev goes through, it's likely to be the last major deal the brewery industry will see. For years, there's been a lot of speculation over when this deal would actually happen. The merger would see consolidation in the sector. So why is this the last major deal in the sector? And what would the deal mean for the brewery sector? Let's take a closer look... ››› more
  • [03 November 2015]
  • Want to improve your investment strategy? Here's how you can do it…
  • Having a solid investment strategy is key to investing successfully over the years. But is your investment strategy as good as it could be? There are some core principles that you should adhere to, ways you can increase your chances of backing a winning stock and keep your emotions from interfering with your decisions. Let's take a closer look… The merits of a solid investment s... ››› more
  • [26 October 2015]
  • How to make your retirement comfortable
  • You no doubt know that planning for retirement from a young age gives you the best chance of achieving your financial goals for when you get there. To really prepare adequately for retirement, you need to spend time now making some decisions. This will help you plan more effectively. Let's take a closer look… Work out your retirement budget When you retire, the expenses you have n... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • The tax implications of investing offshore
  • Investing offshore is a great way to add some diversification to your portfolio. By investing in different markets across the world, you can gain access to companies and sectors that are simply not available to invest in here in SA. Investing offshore can also help protect you against the rand depreciating. If the rand weakens, your offshore profits can grow faster. So if you decide to inves... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • Want to take money offshore? Here's how to do it…
  • Maybe you want to buy into some offshore investments. Or maybe you want to move some of your cash into an offshore bank account. Whatever your reason behind taking money offshore, you may be wondering how you can do it. Read on to find out everything you need to know… How to get your money offshore Each year, you can transfer up to R1 million offshore as part of your single discre... ››› more
  • [26 June 2015]
  • Three factors to consider when weighing up offshore investments
  • If you've decided to invest offshore, one vital aspect is picking countries and stocks to invest in. To remove some of the legwork you could opt to invest in particular funds, but you still need to pick the sectors that give your money the best chance of growth. So what should you look at when picking somewhere offshore to invest? And what should you look for when it comes to selecting indiv... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
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