It's important to not panic when it comes to making investment decisions. You need to weigh up your options and plan accordingly. Nenegate caused a stampede for the exit that saw many investors concerned as they watched the Rand recover.
There are a few products that you can invest offshore through that will provide you with capital protection in hard currency. This would be appropriate for in... ››› more
A week ago I was nearly convinced low-cost RA's are the way to go. I read a well written article on the web, promoting the virtues of low-cost RA's.
The article uses the following example:
Someone has saved R3 000 every month for 40 years into a retirement annuity (RA), and earns a return of 6.5% above inflation.
If you pay an investment fee of 3% you'd end up with R3 million at the end ... ››› more
Today saw the listing of money management company Sygnia Ltd.
The company's been around for 12 years and decided to list earlier this year.
Sygnia joins the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in a year that's seen many new listings so far.
Let's take a closer look…
Sygnia shares were in demand
Sygnia [JSE:SYG] joined the ranks of the JSE today, reports Fin24. Its share price soared by... ››› more
For the July issue of the South African Investor, I took a deeper look into the JSE's Kudu Horn.
If you don't know what that is, I'll give you a brief update. It's simple: Every time there's a new listing on the JSE, the Kudu Horn is blown.
There have been over 80 listings on the JSE over the past 10 years. And while some Initial Public Offerings (IPOS) have helped investors make a fortune... ››› more
It's easy to understand why ETFs are a hot investment - and it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of them.
They have minimal fees, require small contributions and on top of all that they give you a fairly diversified investment.
But here's the thing...
I've found a new investment that I call the 'ETF Killer'. Not only does this ETF Killer offer even lower fees, it gives you even more divers... ››› more
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