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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]
  • How to invest for income with unit trusts
  • Unit trusts provide you with an easy way to invest in a number of different assets. You can use them to invest in different types of equities, money market funds and bonds. If you're looking for a lower risk option to generate an income, unit trusts have the solution. Let's take a closer look… Investing in income funds Income funds are unit trusts that focus on generating an incom... ››› more
  • [18 May 2015]
  • Weighing up the best option for you: Buying bonds directly or via a fund?
  • Including bonds in your investment portfolio helps to add some stability and lower its overall risk. Plus, you'll have regular interest payments to look forward to. So what's the best way to invest in bonds? Should you buy into bonds directly or through a bond fund? Let's take a closer look… The pros and cons of investing directly in bonds You can invest directly in bonds through ... ››› more
  • [13 May 2015]
  • The benefits of investing in bonds through unit trusts
  • If you're investing for income, you can't ignore bonds. By investing directly in bonds you gain from twice annual interest payments until the bond matures. If you want to hold a diversified holding of bonds, an easy way to achieve this is through unit trusts. And by investing in bond funds, you can opt to invest in South African bonds or international bonds. Let's take a closer look at ho... ››› more
  • [07 May 2015]
  • Investing 101: The basics of investing in unit trusts
  • If you're a newcomer to investing, the stock market can be a pretty daunting prospect. You may not want to pick individual shares to invest in as you feel you lack the knowledge or you may simply not have the time to monitor your investments. This is where unit trusts come in. Read on to find out what you need to know about investing in unit trusts… What are unit trusts? Unit t... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • How to decipher the costs of investing in unit trusts
  • When you invest in shares on the stock market, you need to pay a stock broker fees and commission for his services. When you invest in unit trusts, you also have to pay fees. There are two different types of fees you'll have to cough up. Read on to find out more… The initial fees of investing in unit trusts As with other financial products, investing in unit trusts comes with cost... ››› more
  • [17 April 2015]
  • Investing in unit trusts: Use this handy document to help you pick the right fund
  • There are a vast number of different unit trusts to invest in. You can invest in different indexes and sectors of the stock market, property, bonds, commodities and fixed-interest funds. And different unit trusts have different investment goals. So if you're researching the best unit trusts to invest in, where should you look? Read on to find out… Finding the perfect unit trusts t... ››› more
  • [16 April 2015]
  • Why unit trusts could be the perfect investment vehicle for you
  • If you want to start investing for the long-term, but you don't want to pick individual stocks and you don't have a large lump sum to put to work, what can you do? One option to consider is investing in unit trusts. So what are unit trusts? What do unit trusts invest in? And how much do you need to invest? Read on to find out… What are unit trusts? Unit trusts are collective in... ››› more
  • [15 April 2015]
  • Getting to grips with stock market jargon: What is a rights issue?
  • When a company wants to raise funds, one option is has is to do it via a rights issue. So what is a rights issue? And what does it mean for existing shareholders? Read on to find out… Why a company opts for a rights issue A rights issue is a way that listed companies can raise funds on the stock market. Rights issues used to be one of the most popular ways a company would raise fu... ››› more
  • [06 April 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]
  • How to boost your dividend payment potential
  • Investing in dividend paying stocks is a strategy followed by many investors. To find the best dividend paying companies, you have two options. You can do some research and uncover the best shares to buy or you can invest in a unit trust or exchange traded fund (ETF) and let a fund manager do the picking. So which option should you pick? Read on to find out… Dividend paying stock... ››› more
  • [12 March 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]
  • Use these three indicators when picking a unit trust to invest in
  • If you've decided that unit trusts are for you, the next thing you have to decide is which one. Firstly, you'll have to decide what type of unit trust. There are a vast array to choose from spanning from funds concentrating on South Africa's biggest companies to more sector specific ones. Once you know what type of unit trust you want to invest in, how can you weigh up which one's the best f... ››› more
  • [04 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]
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