From 2013 to 2015, South Africa's listed property sector has achieved a 17% annual average return.
Over the same period, that's:
Five times more than what SA bonds returned
Three times more than what SA cash returned
3% better return than what SA equities has achieved
But the many investors who allocated a large portion of their wealth into listed property in 201... ››› more
Over the past 10 years, the South African listed property sector has easily outperformed its peers.
Investors who've jumped on this rally early, would have made a fortune investing in JSE property companies.
But the smooth-sailing returns delivered by the commercial property market are coming to an end.
You see, listed property returns have halved for the last three years - 25.1% in 2... ››› more
Trump in the White House - America First!
As President Trump was being inaugurated the markets appeared to be waiting for direction. The JSE closed slightly lower, down 0,6% and the major developed markets were little changed if not slightly softer. Currency and Commodity also appear to be in a holding pattern.
Trump's speech was direct and unambiguous, watch-out as America puts its foot... ››› more
The JSEs property sector is worth R590 billion. But until now it's only consisted of industrial, retail and office properties.
But on the 19th June 2015 a new company called Indluplace listed on the JSE. This company is the JSEs very first purely residential property company (REIT).
This is a big deal.
Being the first mover in the residential property market gives Indluplace a massive adv... ››› more
If you invest for income, you'll look at fixed-interest instruments like bonds and dividend paying stocks.
What other options are there to consider? There are estate investment trusts (REITs).
Read on to find out more…
What are REITs?
REITs are a special way to structure property holdings. In return for a property company agreeing to pass on the vast majority of its annual income ... ››› more
The JSE's listed property sector performance in 2014 was nothing short of excellent. The SAPY index notched up a total return of 26.6%.
Since then, the sector delivered strong growth of 17% for January and February. This was supported by lower bond yields and strong earnings posted by JSE-listed companies.
But with property down 6% in last month, is listed property's surging run slowly los... ››› more
Property is a good long-term investment. But if you don't have the cash to invest in property to rent out or you don't want the hassle of managing property, what are your options?
One way to gain exposure to property without buying it is to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs). One of the big bonuses of investing in REITs is they must pay out a large chunk of their rental income to s... ››› more
Where do you go if you want to invest for income?
Let's face it; we live in a near-zero-percent world. Traditional investments just aren't cutting it.
You are lucky if you're money market fund is paying you 4% income on your retirement nest egg. Let alone keeping up with inflation.
And the average share on the JSE is only paying investors 2.75% in dividends per year…
More often than ... ››› more
Interest rates around the world are at record low levels. This is actively destroying the livelihood of retirees. Read on to find the strategy to survive in a low interest rate environment…
This Retirement Survival Strategy will help you weather the low yield income storm, reveals Warren Jeffery, Chairman of The South African Investor.
Four easy ways to help you generate income from your in... ››› more
The listed property sector is set to double in the next decade. Curious investors are wondering how exactly this will happen. Dipula Property Fund has an answer: It'll do so by targeting larger properties…
With the introduction of Real Estate Investment Funds or REITS onto the South African market this month, the listed property sector's expected to double in size over the next dec... ››› more
Despite yesterday's fears that the listed property bubble was starting to burst, the listed property sector is still an essential part of a balanced, diversified investment portfolio. If you haven't invested in listed property yet, now's the time to do so:. The sector's expected to follow the example of its Australian counterpart and double in size over the next ten years thanks to the introductio... ››› more
Property shares have just lost 6% in two days. This caused many investors to panic that the golden days of listed property investments are over. Don't listen to the naysayers - they've just been spooked into selling their stocks. Here's what really happened.
Listed property has been South Africa's best domestic asset class for the past five years because its annualised returns have ... ››› more
There's little wonder property shares fell after the recession struck as panic set in across the globe. Take the UBS global real estate investors index, for example, it fell 76% from January 2007 to March 2009 and long-term recovery was expected over a decade. It's taken less than that! Global real estate is not the best-performing subsector among SA's 26 unit trust fund categories over 12 months!... ››› more
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