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  • How to invest in commodities with ETFs
  • If you're looking for exposure to commodities in your portfolio, you can use exchange traded funds (ETFs). You can either invest in an index-based ETF or you can opt for a commodity-backed ETF. So what's the difference? And how can you invest in them? Let's take a closer look… Commodities ETFs option one Your first option in commodities ETFs is to buy an index-based ETF that invests in diffe... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • Six reasons why you should invest in ETFs
  • If you want to invest on the stock market without buying individual company shares, one option open to you is to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs). ETFs are baskets of shares that trade on the stock market just like shares. ETFs hold assets such as shares, bonds, futures and commodities. You can buy and sell ETFs through your stockbroker. Read on to uncover the benefits of buying ETFs… R... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • How to benefit from the JSE's best dividend payers in one step
  • If you're looking to build up a portfolio of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's best dividend payers without all the hassle of picking and investing in the shares individually, here's one way you can do it. You could invest in an exchange traded fund which does this for you. Let's take a closer look at how this works… What is an ETF? Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are index funds listed on the... ››› more
  • [03 April 2014]
  • Three risks of investing in unit trusts
  • Unit trusts are a great way to invest. You can make money on your investment. And you gain instant diversification, something that investing in individual shares will take you a lot of time and money to replicate. But, of course, there are risks. But what are they? Let's take a closer look at the main risks of putting your money into unit trusts… Investing in unit trusts carries risk When you... ››› more
  • [25 March 2014]
  • Bond fund unit trusts: How to make money from government spending
  • If you're as sick as taxes as most South Africans are, you'll love that unit trusts give you the chance to make money from this. How? By investing in the right unit trust of course. And in this case, it all comes down to something called a bond fund unit trust… What is a bond fund unit trust? As The South African Investor’s Leon Kok explains: Bond funds are fixed interest funds tailored... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • 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]


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