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  • How to find the best tracker unit trusts to invest in
  • Whilst you may opt to invest in one or two actively managed unit trusts where the fund manager tries to outperform the market, there is a place for passively managed unit trusts in your portfolio. Passively managed funds aim to track the performance of the market. So how should you go about choosing tracker unit trusts? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of tracker unit trusts ... ››› more
  • [24 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]
  • How to get the balance right between equity unit trusts and bond unit trusts
  • For some investors, the idea of putting a large proportion of their investment money in equity unit trusts doesn't appeal. This is usually due to the higher risks associated with investing in shares. As well as using unit trusts to invest in shares, you can also invest in unit trusts focusing on bonds. So how should you go about deciding how to split your unit trusts between shares and bonds... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • How to weigh up deciding between actively managed and passively managed unit trusts
  • Not all unit trusts are managed the same. The fund manager either actively manages the unit trust to try to beat its benchmark or passively manages the unit trust aiming to track the performance of its benchmark. As an investor, there are a few things you need to consider before deciding which unit trust management is for you… The downside of actively managed unit trusts   Fund... ››› more
  • [19 November 2015]
  • Delving into the different types of SA equity unit trusts on offer
  • Unit trusts can be a great investment vehicle. They're easy to invest in and you don't have to pick individual stocks. But you still need to make some decisions. You need to decide which types of unit trusts you want to invest in. If you want exposure to the South African stock market, you have four different types of funds to consider… How SA equity unit trusts work   With ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • About the ETF: NewFunds NewSA Index ETF [JSE:GIVISA]
  • NewFunds NewSA ETF exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the performance of the NewSA Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewFunds NewSA Index ETF Short name: S&PGIVISA Ticker: GIVISA Sector: JSE listed funds   Five top facts about NewFunds NewSA Index ETF   Fact #1: ETFs are passively managed funds that aim to track the... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • Why a fund of funds could be the perfect investment option for you
  • When it comes to investing, it's important to build up a diversified portfolio. By diversifying, you reduce the overall risk of your portfolio. Unit trusts can help you to diversify your holdings. And there is one type of unit trust in particular that could help you achieve diversification easily. This type of unit trust is a fund of funds. Read on to find out more… What is a fund... ››› more
  • [17 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]
  • How to use the TER when weighing up unit trusts to invest in
  • Once you know the type of unit trust you want to invest in, you'll discover that there are many similar unit trusts on the market. So how can you weigh up the best option? Read on to find out… What is the TER?   All unit trusts must publish their total expense ratio (TER). South African unit trusts have had to provide this since May 2007.   The TER gives you all the... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Here's everything you need to know about investing in ETFs
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) hit the South African stock market 15 years ago. Since then, they've gone from strength to strength, soaring in popularity. So what exactly are ETFs? How can you invest in them? And how should you go about investing in them? Read on to find out more… An introduction into ETFs   ETFs are baskets of shares that trade on the stock market. They track... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • About the ETF: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Industrial 25 ETF [JSE:GIVIND]
  • NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Industrial 25 ETF exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the performance of the S&P GIVI SA Industrials Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Industrial 25 ETF Short name: S&PGIVIND Ticker: GIVIND Sector: JSE listed funds   Five top facts about NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Industrial 25 ETF   F... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Using ETFs to build your portfolio
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) give you an easy and cost effective way to build a diversified portfolio of shares. With a wide array of ETFs on the market, you can pick and choose the ones that suit you best. So how should you go about it? Read on to find out more… How to start building your portfolio of ETFs   You can use ETFs to build up a core portfolio and to add exposure ... ››› more
  • [13 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]
  • The ins and outs of ‘normal' unit trusts
  • If you're looking to invest in unit trusts, normal unit trusts may be your first port of call. These funds are generally straightforward and perhaps the most popular amongst investors. So what can you expect with these types of unit trusts? Read on to find out… What are normal unit trusts?   Normal unit trusts are known as Collective Investment Schemes (CIS). They are strict... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]


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