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  • How to decide between ETFs and unit trusts
  • If you want to invest in tracker funds, you have two options available to you. You can invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) or you can invest in passively managed unit trusts. So which is the best option for you? Read on to find out more… The differences between ETFs and unit trusts   There are a lot of similarities between ETFs and unit trusts.   Both these types... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • 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]
  • Using ETFs to build your portfolio
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs) give you an easy and cost effective way to build a diversified portfolio of shares. With a wide array of ETFs on the market, you can pick and choose the ones that suit you best. So how should you go about it? Read on to find out more… How to start building your portfolio of ETFs   You can use ETFs to build up a core portfolio and to add exposure ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2015]
  • Four things to check before you invest in ETFs
  • If you're looking to track the performance of the stock market or specific indices, exchange traded funds (ETFs) give you a way to do it. So are there any aspects you should look at in specific ETFs when choosing one and before you invest? Read on to find out… ETF aspect #1: Check the TER   You should check the total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs before investing. The TER give... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • Book review: The Lazy Man's Way to Real Wealth
  • I may write about the financial markets and investment opportunities on a regular basis, but there's one facet of investing that I haven't paid much attention to. This is exchange traded funds (ETFs). I used to be under the impression that ETFs weren't worth bothering with and trying to pick individual stocks for my own portfolio was the way to go. But I always keep an open mind and whils... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • The benefit of investing in ETFs and unit trusts regularly
  • One of the advantages of investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and unit trusts is you can opt to invest monthly instead of via a lump sum as you would if you invested in shares. So why is this an advantage? Let's take a closer look… The advantage is rand cost averaging   By regularly investing on a monthly basis into ETFs or unit trusts, you benefit from rand cost averag... ››› more
  • [09 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]
  • 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]
  • ETFs: An ‘easy' way to invest in the stock market for the long-term
  • Since their launch in South Africa 15 years ago, exchange traded funds (ETFs) have grown in popularity. They're similar to unit trusts, but have some distinct differences. So what exactly is an ETF? What makes them different to unit trusts? And are they good long-term investment options? Read on to find out… What are ETFs? ETFs are funds that trade on the stock market. You buy... ››› more
  • [08 July 2015]
  • What is the most cost effective option for you, ETFs or unit trusts?
  • If you're looking to invest in a fund that tracks an index, you have two choices. You can invest in an exchange traded fund (ETF) or a unit trust. Since their introduction in November 2000, one of the often cited benefits of ETFs is they're cost effective. This goes against their unlisted counterparts, the unit trusts, which often receive criticism on the costs involved. But which is the che... ››› more
  • [20 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]
  • An easy way to build an investment portfolio for the long-term
  • What are you goals from investing? Chances are you want to see a decent return over the years. But investing can be difficult. The fact is, many investors don't even manage to keep up with the market average, never mind beat it. So how can you improve your chances of building a solid portfolio for the long-term? Read on to find out… Why investors tend to underperform the marke... ››› more
  • [27 February 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]
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