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  • Want to find out more about a unit trust? Make sure you check out its fact sheet…
  • If you want to invest in unit trusts, you'll soon find out that there are a large number out there to consider. So where should you look to find out everything you need to know about a specific unit trust? You need to look at its fact sheet…   What is a unit trust’s fact sheet?   All unit trusts have a fact sheet. As well as for unit trusts, you’ll also find fact sheet... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • If you want to invest in gold unit trusts, here's what to look for…
  • If you fancy buying gold stocks as you see a recovery coming for the sector or to gain exposure to the gold price, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy. One way to get around this is to buy into a unit trust that invests in gold stocks for you. So what should you look at when weighing up different gold unit trusts? Read on to find out…   The ins and outs of gold unit tr... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • If equity funds aren't for you, consider fixed-interest unit trusts…
  • You can use unit trusts to gain exposure to shares on the stock market, but this isn't the only option for you have with this kind of fund. You can also invest in fixed-interest unit trusts too. So what are fixed-interest unit trusts? And what type of fixed-interest funds are available to invest in? Read on to find out…   The ins and outs of fixed-interest unit trusts   ... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • How to find the best tracker unit trusts to invest in
  • Whilst you may opt to invest in one or two actively managed unit trusts where the fund manager tries to outperform the market, there is a place for passively managed unit trusts in your portfolio. Passively managed funds aim to track the performance of the market. So how should you go about choosing tracker unit trusts? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of tracker unit trusts ... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Delving into the different types of SA equity unit trusts on offer
  • Unit trusts can be a great investment vehicle. They're easy to invest in and you don't have to pick individual stocks. But you still need to make some decisions. You need to decide which types of unit trusts you want to invest in. If you want exposure to the South African stock market, you have four different types of funds to consider… How SA equity unit trusts work   With ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • Why a fund of funds could be the perfect investment option for you
  • When it comes to investing, it's important to build up a diversified portfolio. By diversifying, you reduce the overall risk of your portfolio. Unit trusts can help you to diversify your holdings. And there is one type of unit trust in particular that could help you achieve diversification easily. This type of unit trust is a fund of funds. Read on to find out more… What is a fund... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • How to use the TER when weighing up unit trusts to invest in
  • Once you know the type of unit trust you want to invest in, you'll discover that there are many similar unit trusts on the market. So how can you weigh up the best option? Read on to find out… What is the TER?   All unit trusts must publish their total expense ratio (TER). South African unit trusts have had to provide this since May 2007.   The TER gives you all the... ››› more
  • [16 November 2015]
  • Understanding the costs of investing in unit trusts
  • Unit trusts are a great way to gain exposure to the stock market as a long-term investment. But like the vast majority of investment options out there, unit trusts come with costs. So what costs do you have to pay? Let's take a closer look… Weighing up the costs of investing in unit trusts   If you decide to invest in unit trusts, you need to look at the different fees a... ››› more
  • [11 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]
  • How to pick the best unit trusts for you
  • If you're looking for a way to gain exposure to the stock market without having to pick individual shares, unit trusts could be the ideal instrument for you. Unit trusts are extremely popular in South Africa and due to this there are hundreds from you to choose from. So how can you pick the best unit trust for you? Read on to find out… The different types of unit trusts   ... ››› more
  • [05 November 2015]
  • Looking for a hassle free way to invest? Consider unit trusts…
  • Over the long-term, the stock market moves upwards. By investing on the stock market you can potentially profit from the rise. But what if you don't want to pick individual stocks? And what if you don't want to deal with a stock broker? This is where unit trusts come in… What are unit trusts?   Unit trusts are funds of shares managed by professional fund managers. When you i... ››› more
  • [03 November 2015]
  • Unit trusts uncovered: How to work out whether a manager is worth his fees
  • If you're investing in a managed fund, you want benchmark beating performance in return. Otherwise you'd be better off putting your cash into a passive fund, such as an exchange traded fund (ETF), and save yourself the management fees. So how can you work out if a manager is worth the fees he charges? Read on to find out… Four factors to weigh up a unit trust’s performance I... ››› more
  • [27 July 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]
  • 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]
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