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  • Three ways to hedge yourself against a weaker rand
  • This year so far, the rand is down over 10% against the dollar. It's a similar story with the currency's performance against the euro and the pound. It looks like the rand is far from out of the woods yet. So if you haven't hedged yourself against the rand's fall, what can you do now? Read on to find out… Rand hedge #1: Hold foreign currency You can hedge yourself against the r... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Why the biotech sector is booming and how you can profit from it
  • The biotech (or biotechnology) sector has been in a strong bull market for the past five years. But just because this sector has run strongly, it doesn't mean it's going to stop now. In fact, it looks set for further gains. So why is the biotech sector doing so well? And how can you profit from its move higher? Read on to find out… The world’s biggest biotech sector If you wa... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Everything you need to know about exchange controls and getting your money offshore
  • If you've ever travelled overseas or looked into investing offshore, you'll have encountered South Africa's exchange controls. Exchange controls mean there are strict regulations in place governing you taking your money out of SA. So what does this mean for you getting your money out? And how can you invest offshore? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and much more… ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • Why now may be the perfect time to buy European stocks
  • Buying into uncertainty on the stock market can pay off over the long run. And this is the case for buying into European stocks at the moment. Of course, buying blindly into uncertainty isn't the way to go. This is extremely risky. But buying into uncertainty when it's looking more certain can be profitable. Let's take a closer look… The changing situation in European stocks When ... ››› more
  • [13 August 2015]
  • Exchange controls 101: How to get your money out of South Africa to invest
  • If you want to invest offshore, one of the first things you need to consider is exchange controls. Before you can invest in any opportunities offshore, you need to sort out taking your cash out of SA. So what's involved? It depends on how much you want to take out. Let's take a closer look… Exchange controls in South Africa Exchange controls in SA mean you need to sort this si... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • Why you should consider this investment opportunity in Asia
  • If you're looking for offshore investment opportunities, you can't ignore Asia. And there's a specific sector that looks certain to boom over the years ahead. So what is this sector? Read to find out… The Asian logistics sector is expanding Asia has seen some massive changes over the years. One sector that’s changing rapidly and is grow further is logistics. Just like in othe... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • Investing offshore 101: Taking on currency risk
  • Investing offshore has its advantages. By investing in offshore markets, you diversify your portfolio. This helps to lower your overall risk. But by investing offshore, you take on currency risk. So what is currency risk? What does it mean for your investments? And can you avoid currency risk? Read on to find out… What is currency risk? Currency risk is a risk you take on wh... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • The tax implications of investing offshore
  • Investing offshore is a great way to add some diversification to your portfolio. By investing in different markets across the world, you can gain access to companies and sectors that are simply not available to invest in here in SA. Investing offshore can also help protect you against the rand depreciating. If the rand weakens, your offshore profits can grow faster. So if you decide to inves... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • Investing offshore: Delving into tax havens
  • You've no doubt heard the term ‘tax haven' before. So what exactly are tax havens? Who are these tax havens for? And what countries fall into the tax haven category? Let's take a closer look… What are tax havens? Tax havens are countries which have favourable legislation in a bid to attract foreign investment and business. A tax haven doesn’t necessarily impose no taxes at... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Want to invest offshore? Here's how to open up an international account…
  • If you want to put your money to work in offshore markets, you'll need to open an international account with a stock broker. So how can you do this? And how much money can you put into your international account? Read on to find out… How to open an international account with a stock broker If you want to invest in shares listed on offshore stock exchanges, you’ll need to open an... ››› more
  • [04 August 2015]
  • Thinking about investing in offshore funds? Check these five factors first…
  • Since the financial crisis, large banks and financial institutions have been paying large sums in fines thanks to market manipulation. It's understandable why investors are more than cautious since then. So if you're thinking about investing in offshore funds, how can you find the best fund manager for your cash? Read on to find out… Ways to evaluate offshore funds before investi... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • Boost your returns offshore by seeking growth and value
  • If you want to diversify your portfolio to include overseas investments, you certainly have a lot of choice. As with investing in SA, you want to make ample returns. So how can you pick the best country to invest in? Read on to find out… How is economic growth performing? Several studies have shown that countries with good growth prospects tend to offer investors higher returns... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • Apple: An offshore opportunity still ripe for picking
  • Apple has revolutionised so many aspects of technology. iPhone, iPads and iPods are some pieces of technology many couldn't live without. Apple's most recent addition to its range is Apple Music. But its release hasn't made much on an impact to its share price. But will Apple Music make a difference to Apple's share price over the longer term? And is the stock still worth a look at? Let's... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • Greece's bankrupt, China's going bust and the world's biggest stock market shut down!
  • Good morning traders! I trust you had a fantastic week trading the markets. I'm over talking about Greece and I'm sure you are too. If you do want to know, you can go look at last weeks' articles on the crisis. And with China… Well let's just say in the last 21 days the stock market crashed 30%. The countries small cap exchange alone is down 42%. That's $3 trillion! Compared to Greece's ... ››› more
  • [10 July 2015]
  • When Greece says NO to the Big Three, you say NO to the Big Five!
  • History is being written as you speak! We had a very nerve wracking weekend, with the chaos going on in Europe. The people of Greece voted in a referendum to determine whether they want to accept the current bailout offer (Yes -ναι - NAI) and implement austerity measures, or to say NO (οχι - Oxi). Well the referendum showed 61.31% of the Greeks saying NO to austerity. And 38.69% of ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2015]

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