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  • Why you should lend the government money
  • It's simple, lending money to government is a guaranteed income bearing investment. Most investors fail to recognise the value in this form of investing. Yet, it's hugely important if you want to bank more than just capital profits on your investments. If you lend money to someone, you want to know that you're lending it to a person who can pay it back, along with the interest you charge. ... ››› more
  • [15 June 2016]
  • How to gain exposure to government bonds through ETFs
  • If you're looking to invest in government bonds, one of the easiest ways it through RSA Retail Savings Bonds. But you have other options. You could look to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs). Some of these ETFs track the performance of government bonds. So how do these ETFs work? What are your options? And how can you invest? Read on to find out… Bond ETFs listed on the JSE ... ››› more
  • [12 May 2015]
  • Understanding bonds: Weighing up corporate bonds and government bonds
  • When you buy bonds, you lend the bond issuer money. In return for this ‘loan,' the bond issuer pays you interest until the bond matures. There are two main types of bonds you can buy: Corporate bonds and government bonds. So what's the difference between these types of bonds? Read on to find out… What are bonds? Bonds are known as fixed-income securities. This is because for ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2015]
  • Delving into government bonds: Your guide to lending the government money
  • When you invest in bonds, you're lending money to the issuer of the bond. If you decide to buy South African government bonds, you're lending money to the South African government. So if you want to invest in government bonds, how can you do it? And how does it work? Let's take a closer look… How to buy South African government bonds If a government wants to raise money, it can... ››› more
  • [10 February 2015]
  • Government bonds: How much do governments have to pay to borrow money?
  • In an ideal world, governments would balance their books well enough that they didn't have to borrow money. But, of course, this isn't the case. And since the financial crisis hit in 2008, the amount of money many governments now owe is far greater than it was. So how do governments borrow money? And who works out how much the government pays to borrow money? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [07 August 2014]
  • Investment strategy: How to build a robust portfolio
  • Since the financial crisis hit, many investors are scared about losing large amounts of money in the stock market. But what if there's a way to build a robust portfolio that will stand up well if market mayhem strikes again? Read on to uncover how you can build a portfolio that should weather out any crisis… There is a way you can invest that can help you shelter your portfolio should somethin... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • Why China won't dump US debt
  • Washington's debt-default crisis gave China the perfect opportunity to taunt the US government, and the Chinese took it. Could China bring the United States to its knees without ever setting foot there, just by virtue of its ownership of more than $1.27 trillion in its debt? No. It's all smoke. Read on to find out why China won't dump US debt... Economically, the Chinese are too far in bed with ... ››› more
  • [22 October 2013]
  • Uncovered: What are corporate bonds?
  • Demand for many investments has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. Investors, wary after suffering two big bear markets in just over a decade, are putting less money into shares. Property continues to fascinate, but sales are down compared to the pre-crisis days. But one asset class has seen interest boom among private investors. We're talking about corporate bonds. Read on to find out ... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • The importance of the yield curve
  • When it comes to trying to predict whether a recession is looming, there is one way you can find out. Have a look at the yield curve. Let's take a closer look at why the yield curve can indicate that a recession is on its way… There's been on-and-off talk about a double-dip US recession for years, Dr Steve Sjuggerud explains in Daily Wealth. A few months of bad data come out and the mai... ››› more
  • [04 September 2013]
  • Revealed: The two safest places you can put your cash
  • When you decide to ‘invest' your money, the first thing you usually think about is risk. With a low risk investment, the chances are you'll get your money back. Read on to discover the two safest places you can ‘invest' your cash… When you invest in a ‘low risk’ investment, whatever happens in the markets, the odds are you’ll get all your cash back. Cash and bonds – the safest a... ››› more
  • [07 August 2013]


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