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  • Getting the balance right with your offshore investments
  • It can be hard making decisions about your offshore investments. You want to strike the right balance and see capital growth. If you want to invest in funds, what are the pros and cons of investing in unit trust funds and hedge funds? Read on to find out… Aiming for growth with your offshore investments By investing offshore, your goals will be similar to that of your South Af... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Your step-by-step guide to preparing to invest offshore
  • If you invest on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have you given any thought to the investment opportunities that lie offshore? By putting your money to work offshore, not only can you lower your overall portfolio risk, but you can gain access to investments just not available to investors in South Africa. Read on to discover how you can get started investing offshore… The world real... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How to check a country's risk factors before investing offshore
  • If you've decided to invest some of your cash offshore, it's important to weigh up the potential risks of countries you're looking at. So how can you check? Read on to find out… Weighing up offshore investment destinations When investing offshore, it’s important to consider country-specific risks. FM Global, an international insurance company, has devised a tool to help you d... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to make the best investment decisions with your money offshore
  • If you want to successfully invest offshore, many of the principles are the same as investing in South Africa. So how can you decide on the best investments for you? Read on to find out… Investing offshore principle #1: Look at long-term performance When looking at different offshore investment opportunities, look at how they’ve performed over the past ten years or so. This wi... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to keep your money safe when investing offshore
  • If you're thinking about investing offshore, one thing holding you back may be concerns about investing in a scam or fraudulent investment. Just like in South Africa, unfortunately there are scammers in other countries trying to con you out of your money. But the good news is, by sticking to some guidelines you can ensure that you put your money to work in reputable and creditable investment... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Offshore investing uncovered: What can you invest in?
  • If you're contemplating putting your money to work offshore, have you given much thought to what you're going to invest in? Stocks may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are a number of other considerations. Read on to find out more… Four ways to put your money to work offshore Offshore investing vehicle #1: Stocks By investing in offshore stocks, you’ll find ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2015]
  • Seven key factors to consider when investing offshore
  • Investing offshore gives you the opportunity to invest in sectors and companies you don't have access to on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. But before you jump into exploring offshore investment opportunities, it's important to keep some key factors in mind to help you find the right investment. Read on to find out what these factors are… Explore these aspects before investing offsh... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • The easy way to invest in international markets
  • Investing in international markets is a great way of diversifying your portfolio. International markets may perform differently to stocks in South Africa. And you'll be able to gain exposure to stocks you can't invest directly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Investing in international markets also helps to protect yourself against rand weakness. So what's the easiest way to invest in ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • This war will pump up the oil price and your wallet by 1,282%
  • Two steps forward one step back. This is the story about the petrol price in South Africa. In the beginning of March, the petrol price rose 96c a litre. And on the 1st April, you can add an extra R1.62 to the fuel prices. Unfortunately, this won't be an April Fools Day prank at all! There's something bigger brewing. And it all starts with the ongoing violence between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. ... ››› more
  • [31 March 2015]
  • If you invest offshore, have you considered currency risk?
  • If you're a South African investor who invests money offshore, either via a fund or directly, you have exposure to currency risk. So what exactly is currency risk? And what do you need to consider? Read on to find out… What is currency risk? As a South African investor, currency risk means that your investment returns depend on how the rand performs against foreign currencies. ... ››› more
  • [30 March 2015]
  • Don't fall prey to an offshore investment scam… Look out for these six warning signs
  • Investing offshore can benefit your investment portfolio by boosting returns and adding much needed diversification. But you can't blindly approach investing offshore. Before investing a cent, you need to do your due diligence. By doing this, you'll reduce the chance of making an investment mistake you'll live to regret. Read on to find out what to look for… Six ways to spot scam... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Follow this seven-point test to pick an offshore destination to invest
  • If you want to diversify your portfolio by investing some of your money out of South Africa, the world is literally your oyster. Investing your money offshore means that you're taking on a number of factors that you don't have to concern yourself with here. So what do you need to check out when looking for an offshore investment destination? Read on to find out… How does an offsho... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • How to find the best companies to invest in offshore
  • Investing offshore can have a number of benefits to your portfolio. You can reduce your overall risk by investing in different countries. And you can invest in companies not listed on the JSE. So if you're looking for a suitable company to invest in offshore, how can you find it? Read on to find out… Three ways to narrow down your search for an offshore company to invest in I... ››› more
  • [20 March 2015]
  • Looking to add a top global company to your portfolio? Here's one for you to consider…
  • If you want to add some international diversification to your portfolio, one market you can't look past in terms of global giants is the US. The US hosts some of the world's largest companies including Google, Apple and Microsoft. So if you want to add a hugely successful and large business from the US to your portfolio, which one should you choose? Here's one stock for you to consider…... ››› more
  • [13 November 2014]

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