Unit trusts are a popular investment option as they're managed, which means you can usually trust that they're being effectively run. But new research shows that exchange-traded products like ETNs and ETFs can actually outperform unit trusts, and they're easy for you to manage yourself. Here's what you need to know if you're considering investing in them… Most investors add unit trusts to their ... ››› more
Investors have been holding their breath about the introduction of higher taxes that'll affect their investment portfolios. With President Zuma's State of the Nation Address offering only a vague idea of ‘increasing the tax base', all eyes now turn to next week's budget speech, as SARS is under strain to intensify its tax collections from a smaller pool of higher-earning taxpayers. Luckily, ther... ››› more
The JSE can be an extremely volatile market - up one day and crashing down the next. That's why many South Africans are now taking the ‘relatively safe' investment option of unit trusts. If you're new to the investment scene, chances are you're hesitant about investing without first running everything past your financial adviser. Here's what you should ask him before you join the crowd… “Sou... ››› more
Are you one of those people who can recognise a high-flying sector but aren't sure how to pick that sector's winning shares to bank HUGE gains? Or do you want to invest in the top 40 shares of the JSE, but simply don't have the capital? Don't despair - investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) is the answer to your investment needs. “An ETF is a fund that invests in a group of shares, like the o... ››› more
The best performing local unit trusts were honoured at the annual Raging Bull Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The Awards recognise the top performing unit trusts on both outright performance and risk-adjusted performance. If you're planning to invest in unit trusts this year, use these seven points to check if you've invested in a top performing unit trust. The Raging Bull Awards hon... ››› more
How much do you need to start investing: R5,000? R10,000? Wrong! Thanks to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), you can invest in the best shares on the stock market starting with as little as R300 a month…
Not having enough money is one of the biggest complaints for would-be investors. After all, if you’re earning minimum wage, finding the R10,000 – sometime even R20,000 – to open a broke... ››› more
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