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  • Satrix introduces a new way branch of local unit trusts for you to invest in
  • If you love safe investments like unit trusts, you'll love what ETF provider Satrix recently came up with. At the end of last year, it launched four index tracking unit trusts. Here's what you need to know about this move… Satrix moves into the unit trust market The passive investment market has just gotten larger. This after Satrix launched a range of index unit trusts to give investors ... ››› more
  • [04 March 2014]
  • Weighing up different unit trusts? Check the fund's TER
  • When you start reading the fact sheets that accompany different unit trusts, you'll come across the total expense ratio (TER). If you're stuck between choosing which fund to invest in, comparing the different TERs can help you come to a decision. But what exactly is the total expense ratio? Let's take a closer look at what it means… May 2007 saw the introduction of the total expense ratio (TER... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • Equity unit trusts: An easy way to buy shares
  • If you want to invest in shares, but you don't want to do the share picking yourself, equity unit trusts could be for you. Not only that, if you want exposure to the stock market, but you don't have a large lump sum, equity unit trusts are an option to consider. Let's take a closer look at what equity unit trusts offer you… Equity unit trusts invest the majority of their funds into shares list... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • How a ‘normal' unit trust works
  • You might be surprised at the wide variety of different unit trust funds available for you to invest in. They come in a number of different forms and all work slightly differently. The most basic unit trust is the ‘normal' unit trust. Let's take a closer look at this type of unit trust… ‘Normal’ unit trusts, or Collective Investment Schemes (CIS), are the most basic level of unit trust f... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • Investing in unit trusts is easier than you may think
  • If you're looking to invest on the stock market, but you don't want the hassle or don't feel you have the experience to pick shares, then unit trusts could be perfect for you. By buying into unit trusts you get exposure to the market and a professional does all the stock picking for you. But how do you go about investing in them? Read on to find out… Buying unit trusts is very easy, the resear... ››› more
  • [31 January 2014]
  • Why unit trusts could be the perfect investment choice for you
  • If there were ever such things as perfect investments, then fund investments, such as unit trusts, would be it. They provide all the benefits the stock market has to offer, such as high returns, but limit the risk you face as an investor. Plus, because of increased competition among investment companies for your business, they've become cheaper. Let's take a closer look at why unit trusts could be... ››› more
  • [30 January 2014]
  • Looking for an alternative to unit trusts? Then ETFs may be for you…
  • If you're looking for a cheap and flexible way of gaining exposure to general market movements, then exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be for you. By investing in ETFs, you have good long-term growth opportunities from this passive investment. Let's take a closer look at what ETFs are…. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are investment vehicles traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks or bonds, ... ››› more
  • [28 January 2014]
  • Unit trusts: The easiest place to start investing
  • It's one of the most maligned and misunderstood investing vehicles in the market… Ironically, it's also one of the most accessible and easy to use. And when you understand its benefits, it's an ideal way to quickly diversify your portfolio and begin compounding your capital. But why do so many people misunderstand it? And why is it so useful? Read on to find out… The simplest way to start in... ››› more
  • [17 January 2014]
  • 2 factors to check before you invest in a unit trust
  • The only point of employing a unit trust fund manager is to get a better return than you would from just buying the market. Yet most fund managers don't beat the market, certainly not regularly enough to justify the extra expense of employing them to manage your money. Read on to uncover two factors to check before you invest in a unit trust… After you take all the layers of costs away with un... ››› more
  • [02 December 2013]
  • Why you should avoid closet trackers
  • If you decide to use a unit trust fund to invest in the stock market, you have two main options. Firstly, you can buy an actively managed unit trust fund. It will cost you more, but in return the manager will try to beat the market. Or secondly, you can buy a ‘passive' fund, which just aims to track the underlying index. It won't give you anything more than the return on the market, but it's a l... ››› more
  • [18 November 2013]
  • Watch out for the hidden costs of ETFs
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) help you gain broad exposure to a market or a sector. And their charges are much lower than actively managed funds. However, even within the world of ETFs, you have to watch out for hidden charges. Read on to find out the hidden costs you should watch for with ETFs… If keeping costs down is one of your goals, then it’s worth comparing different ETFs to see which ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • A simple solution for lazy investors
  • You will find this amazing, but some people just aren't interested in investment. No interest in the effect of the US government shutdown, on the sort-of recovery and hence on the stock market; no interest in valuation techniques; and no desire whatsoever to talk about whether Russia is really cheap enough to buy. These people want an easy option for investing their cash. Read on to find out more ... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • Revealed: How to find a good fund manager
  • The job of a professional fund manager is simple in theory. You have to beat the market. You have to make more money for your investors than they could have made by using a cheap tracker fund to follow the underlying market. But doing this in practice is far from easy. Read on to find out how you can find a good fund manager… And if you’re an investor looking to find a manager who can actual... ››› more
  • [16 September 2013]
  • The advantages of investing in passive funds
  • When it comes to investing in funds, there are a wide array to choose from. Whilst investing in unit trust funds is an option many investors pick, the costs are high. And these costs can eat into your precious profits. So another option you have is to invest in a passive fund. The costs involved with these are much more reasonable. Read on to find out more about the advantages of investing in pass... ››› more
  • [05 September 2013]
  • Beware of index trackers: There's more than one way to build an index
  • If you want to invest in a passive fund that tracks an index, there are a few things that you need to bear in mind before you jump in. Not all indexes are as they seem. Read on to find out what you need to look for… Investing in an exchange traded fund (ETF) or another type of passive fund that tracks an index might not be as straight forward as it first appears. You need to make sure you u... ››› more
  • [28 August 2013]


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