We all like to make a lot of money. It's human nature.
Take investing for example…
People tend to invest most of their money into stocks. Why?
Because stocks are usually the best place to put your money for the highest and fastest growth.
But by doing this, investors sometimes ignore or underestimate the importance of income investing.
Here's what I mean…
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On Tuesday, the World Bank announced it cut South Africa's economic growth forecast to 0.8% in 2016. Followed by the words, “The economy is flirting with stagnation if not recession”.
What's more is, the World Bank's economic outlook for South Africa is in line with the IMF's - which estimates economic growth rate to reach 0.7%.
The bottom line is your investments are at risk.
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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
An easy way to invest in bonds is through unit trusts. Unit trusts investing in bonds are known as fixed-interest funds.
They're a great option for you to consider as they give you instant diversification.
So what do you need to know about investing in fixed-interest funds?
Read on to find out…
What sort of investments are included in fixed-interest funds?
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