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  • What you should know before investing offshore
  • By now, I assume, most investors would agree, having all your money invested in SA is a bad idea. Our low growth, unstable politics and a volatile currency are important considerations. However, the most important reason to invest offshore, is the local investment universe is simply too small. At less than 0.6% of global GDP, South Africa is simply too small to provide you with enough opportun... ››› more
  • [08 August 2019]
  • 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]
  • What exchange controls mean for your overseas travel plans
  • If you're going overseas, one thing you'll need to sort out before you go is foreign currency. You'll need to buy foreign currency before you head off. But thanks to exchange controls in place in SA, there are a few rules you have to adhere to. Let's take a closer look… What are exchange controls? Exchange controls give a government a way to control money coming in and out of the... ››› more
  • [12 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]
  • What exchange controls mean for you taking money out of SA
  • South Africa has strict exchange controls in place. Whilst South Africa isn't alone in implementing these regulations, the number of countries using exchange controls is falling. So what are exchange controls? And what do they mean for you taking money out of SA? Read on to find out… What are exchange controls? Exchange controls are measures taken by a government to control ... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Mark Shuttleworth will appeal the Reserve Bank's multimillion rand levy on Thursday
  • South African billionaire, Mark Shuttleworth, will appeal against the South African Reserve Bank's decision to levy R250 million, which he paid in 2009. The businessman, who now resides in the Isle of Man, had to pay the levy after moving R2.5 billion of his money out of South Africa. The levy is in line with current exchange controls the central bank has in place. Let's take a closer loo... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • How you can profit from any region of the world at a fraction of the cost
  • I've always been a fan of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). They're a low-cost way to get great returns from multiple shares with just one purchase. But now there's a new tool that's completely changed the game.   The ETF that allows you to profit from the World at a Fraction of the Cost!   It uses a similar strategy that we use in the Unconventional Millionaire which has doubled ... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]

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