Exchange Traded Funds

  • If you thought you couldn't profit from B-BBEE - Think again...
  • Thankfully, things have changed since the dark days of apartheid. The investment markets are certainly not racist, sexist or homophobic. If you have enough money, you can invest in anything you want. But the successes you achieve in the investment markets are based on the strategies you use, the opportunities you see and the risks that you avoid. With that in mind, I want to introduce you to ... ››› more
  • [11 July 2016]
  • Unit Trusts or ETFs - Definitely ETFs!
  • In the last three weeks, one question constantly comes up in conversation with my friends, “What do you prefer, unit trusts or ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)?” My quick answer is always ETFs. But then I'm bombarded with follow up questions asking, “What's the difference and why do you like them so much?” So, today, I want to put these questions to rest and explain once and for all, why... ››› more
  • [08 June 2016]
  • Can you buck the weakening rand with the DB x-tracker FTSE 100?
  • With the rand doing tumbles in the markets right now, you need a way to expose your money to international markets. You see, by earning money in pounds or dollars, you're protecting yourself from the weaker rand here at home. In fact, you're increasing your investment returns. ETFs are a great way to get exposure offshore with limited risk and capital outlay. Today we've found you the ideal of... ››› more
  • [18 May 2016]
  • How to decide if ETFs are for you
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity the world over. Since their introduction in South Africa, they have attracted a lot of investment and the number available continues to grow. So what are the advantages of investing in them? And are they a good alternative to unit trusts? Let's take a closer look… The benefits of ETFs   There are a number of benefits to ... ››› more
  • [26 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • What you need to know about ETFs
  • If you're looking for a way to invest on the stock market that removes the need to pick individual shares, ETFs are for you. ETFs are essentially market trackers. So what exactly are ETFs? And how do they work? Let's take a closer look… What are ETFs?   ETFs are baskets of shares or other assets. They trade on the stock market just like shares.    The best way t... ››› more
  • [02 November 2015]
  • Why ETFs make a good investment choice and what to watch
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have grown wildly in popularity since their launch 25 years ago. The first South African ETF launched in SA in 2000. Now ETFs hold around $3 trillion in assets across the globe. So what makes ETFs a good investment choice? And what do you need to watch when investing in ETFs? Read on to find out… The benefits of investing in ETFs Unlike investing in... ››› more
  • [19 October 2015]
  • How you can turn just R3,000 into over R1 million using ETFs
  • A balanced portfolio is the best way to grow your wealth over the long-term. Ideally you want exposure to the best companies on the stock market, property, the best dividend payers and gold. You may think that building a portfolio like this is beyond your reach, but you can get started with as little as R300 a month. And this has the potential to grow into over R1 million. So how can you... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • How you can build a diversified portfolio with ETFs
  • If you want to construct a diversified portfolio, but don't want to pick individual stocks, you can use exchange traded funds (ETFs). ETFs provide you with an easy way to invest in a range of investments to give you adequate diversification. ETFs can be a cost-effective and easy way to invest. So what principles should you consider when constructing a portfolio using ETFs? Read on to ... ››› more
  • [03 August 2015]
  • How to build a portfolio using ETFs
  • If you don't want to invest in individual stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) provide you with an easy way to invest in specific sectors of the stock market. These funds offer you instant diversification. And, compared to buying the underlying shares in a fund, they're cost effective. So how can you use ETFs to build a portfolio? And what other options do they give you? Read on to find o... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • What's on offer if you want to invest in ETFs?
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer you a cost effective way to invest. Through the different types of ETFs available, you can gain exposure to a number of different shares and sectors. So what sort of ETFs are available to invest in? Let's take a closer look… ETFs that hold the largest companies of the JSE Making up the Top 40 Index of the JSE are South Africa’s biggest comp... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • Interested in investing in ETFs? Here's how and why they're worth considering
  • ETFs or exchange traded funds, are a type of collective investment scheme. They work in a similar way to unit trusts, but they are listed on the stock market. So if you want to invest in ETFs, how can you do it? And why should you consider investing in ETFs? Read on to find out… How to invest in ETFs When you invest in ETFs, you’re buying shares in a fund. These shares are your ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • ETFs uncovered: Getting to grips with ‘listed' unit trusts
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are very similar to unit trusts. But instead of buying and selling them through fund managers, you buy and sell ETFs through a stock broker. So what exactly are ETFs? And why should you consider investing in them? Read on to find out… What are ETFs? If the idea of picking individual shares terrifies you, you could invest in ETFs instead. ETFs al... ››› more
  • [06 March 2015]
  • You can't ignore the instant diversification that ETFs offer
  • Diversification is all about spreading your investments to lower your risk. When running your own investment portfolio, it takes a lot of time and money to diversify. You need to invest in ten to 20 stocks, across different sectors. So what if there was an easier way to diversify? Read on to find out more… ETFs give you instant diversification Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are ... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • Why you should consider investing in ETFs
  • If you want to invest on the stock market, but you're not comfortable picking individual shares, you have an option. You can invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) instead. These funds represent a basket of shares, which varies depending on the focus of the fund. So why should you look to invest in ETFs? Read on to find out… ETFs offer diversification Investing in shares is ris... ››› more
  • [25 February 2015]
  • Before investing in an ETF, check out the price
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to gain exposure to the market. By passively tracking market indexes and commodities, you can benefit from their performance. But before you jump in, make sure you pay attention to the price. If you don't, you could end up paying more than you bargained for. So let's take a closer look at what aspects of an ETF's price you need to focus on… ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2014]
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