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  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Wheat-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAWHT]
  • Standard Bank Wheat-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the wheat price in dollars per bushel. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Wheat-Linker ETN Short name: SBWHT Ticker: SBAWHT Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Wheat-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are debt in... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • Four things to check before you invest in ETFs
  • If you're looking to track the performance of the stock market or specific indices, exchange traded funds (ETFs) give you a way to do it. So are there any aspects you should look at in specific ETFs when choosing one and before you invest? Read on to find out… ETF aspect #1: Check the TER   You should check the total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs before investing. The TER give... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • Understanding the costs of investing in unit trusts
  • Unit trusts are a great way to gain exposure to the stock market as a long-term investment. But like the vast majority of investment options out there, unit trusts come with costs. So what costs do you have to pay? Let's take a closer look… Weighing up the costs of investing in unit trusts   If you decide to invest in unit trusts, you need to look at the different fees a... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAS1]
  • Standard Bank Silver-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the silver price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN Short name: SBASAUG20 Ticker: SBAS1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are d... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • How to invest offshore using unit trusts
  • Unit trusts are a great investment vehicle if you're looking to build a diversified portfolio of shares. As part of your diversification goals, you may also want to include offshore exposure. So how can you achieve this with unit trusts? Let's take a closer look… How to gain offshore exposure with South African unit trusts   You could buy into offshore unit trusts to add ... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Platinum-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAPL1]
  • Standard Bank Platinum-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the platinum price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…   Full name: Standard Bank Platinum-Linker ETN Short name: SBAPAUG20 Ticker: SBAPL1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Platinum-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ... ››› more
  • [10 November 2015]
  • Book review: The Lazy Man's Way to Real Wealth
  • I may write about the financial markets and investment opportunities on a regular basis, but there's one facet of investing that I haven't paid much attention to. This is exchange traded funds (ETFs). I used to be under the impression that ETFs weren't worth bothering with and trying to pick individual stocks for my own portfolio was the way to go. But I always keep an open mind and whils... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAPD1]
  • Standard Bank Palladium-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the palladium price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN Short name: SBADAUG20 Ticker: SBAPD1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Palladium-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • The benefit of investing in ETFs and unit trusts regularly
  • One of the advantages of investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and unit trusts is you can opt to invest monthly instead of via a lump sum as you would if you invested in shares. So why is this an advantage? Let's take a closer look… The advantage is rand cost averaging   By regularly investing on a monthly basis into ETFs or unit trusts, you benefit from rand cost averag... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • The benefits of investing in ETFs
  • Over the years, there has been a strong move to exchange traded funds. One of the major reasons for a rise in their popularity is the realisation that actively managed funds have a strong tendency to fail on the performance side of things. On the other hand, passively managed funds, like ETFs, follow the market's performance, and this strategy can pay off over the long-term. So in addit... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Oil ETN [JSE:SBAOIL]
  • Standard Bank Oil exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the West Texas Intermediate oil price in dollars per barrel. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Oil ETN Short name: SBOIL Ticker: SBAOIL Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Oil ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are debt instrum... ››› more
  • [06 November 2015]
  • How to pick the best unit trusts for you
  • If you're looking for a way to gain exposure to the stock market without having to pick individual shares, unit trusts could be the ideal instrument for you. Unit trusts are extremely popular in South Africa and due to this there are hundreds from you to choose from. So how can you pick the best unit trust for you? Read on to find out… The different types of unit trusts   ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Gold-Linker ETN [JSE:SBACRN]
  • Standard Bank Gold-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the gold price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Gold-Linker ETN Short name: SBAGAUG20 Ticker: SBAG1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Gold-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are debt inst... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • How to start investing in ETFs
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to the stock market without having to pick individual shares. So how do ETFs work? And how can you start investing in them? Read on to find out more… How ETFs work   ETFs are baskets of shares. By investing in ETFs you gain exposure to all the shares making up the basket of shares they hold.   For example... ››› more
  • [04 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Corn ETN [JSE:SBACRN]
  • Standard Bank Corn exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the corn price in dollars per bushel. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Corn ETN Short name: SBCRN Ticker: SBACRN Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Corn ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are debt instruments that trade on a... ››› more
  • [04 November 2015]


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