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  • Follow this seven-point test to pick an offshore destination to invest
  • If you want to diversify your portfolio by investing some of your money out of South Africa, the world is literally your oyster. Investing your money offshore means that you're taking on a number of factors that you don't have to concern yourself with here. So what do you need to check out when looking for an offshore investment destination? Read on to find out… How does an offsho... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • The dos and don'ts of investing offshore
  • Investing offshore can have great advantages to your portfolio. Not only should your portfolio benefit from the added diversification, but your overall risk should also fall. But as much as there are benefits to taking your money offshore to invest, there are some things you need to be aware of. So what are the dos and don'ts of investing offshore? Let's take a closer look… The do... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • The impact of fees on the performance of your offshore investments
  • Whether you opt for a domestic offshore fund or an international offshore fund to invest in, you need to pay attention to fees. Fees can have a huge impact on the returns. You'll be surprised how a couple of percent can really eat into your profits. Let's take a closer look at the impact of fees on the performance of your funds… Fees can have a huge impact on long-term offshore inves... ››› more
  • [30 October 2014]
  • Looking to the east for offshore investments? China may be worth a look…
  • Recently there's been worries over growth from the powerhouse in the east, China. Now the Chinese government is taking steps to boost its stock and property prices. It's taking similar steps the US took following the financial crisis of 2008. This led to a run in stocks and property, which is still continuing today despite some recent volatility. So why is China looking good to invest in? ... ››› more
  • [28 October 2014]
  • Offshore investments uncovered: The key differences between active and passive funds
  • If you want to invest offshore, funds can be a great vehicle to do just that. By investing in funds, you avoid the need to pick individual stocks. A factor that scares many would-be offshore investors off. When it comes to selecting what fund to opt for, you first need to decide whether you're going to pick an actively managed fund or a passively managed fund. So what's the difference? ... ››› more
  • [23 October 2014]
  • How to weigh up the best offshore jurisdiction for your investments
  • Investing offshore can provide your portfolio with some much needed diversification. And in the process, lower your investment risk. So if you decide to take your money offshore, how can you ensure it's going to be safe? There are certain factors you should check out before committing. Read on to find out what these are… What’s the legal system like in your chosen offshore dest... ››› more
  • [22 October 2014]
  • If you want to invest in an offshore fund, does the size of the fund matter?
  • When it comes to making offshore investments, one option you have is to invest in a fund. This avoids you having to pick individual shares. And you can opt for a general market fund or look to more specific sectors. So should you opt for a large fund or a small fund? And does it make a difference? Let's take a closer look… Weighing up small offshore funds Just because an offsho... ››› more
  • [20 October 2014]
  • The benefits of making offshore investments
  • A diversified portfolio is a good way to lower your investment risk. This includes investing in different types of assets and investing in different sectors. To gain optimum diversification, you should include offshore investments in your portfolio. So what are the benefits of investing offshore? And what offshore markets should you look to? Let's take a closer look… The benefits ... ››› more
  • [17 October 2014]
  • Five tips to help you get the best out of your offshore investments
  • Investing offshore is a great way to diversify your portfolio. By gaining exposure to other markets in different regions of the world, your portfolio should benefit over the long-term. So how can you go about getting the best out of your offshore investments? And what are the main factors that you should bear in mind? Let's take a closer look… Investing offshore tip #1: Stay inve... ››› more
  • [08 October 2014]
  • What type of offshore investments should you opt for?
  • When it comes to investing offshore, you may think you're only option is putting your cash into shares. But you have another couple of options to consider too. Different investment opportunities comes with varying amounts of risk. It's crucial you're happy with the risk you take on before investing. So what should you look for in offshore investments? And what types of offshore investments a... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Want to invest offshore? These guidelines will help you make the best decisions
  • Investing offshore can be daunting. Chances are you're not going to know as much about the markets you're looking to invest in compared to the South African market. So what should you do to ensure you make the right offshore investments? Let's take a closer look… Picking offshore investments When you make the decision to invest offshore, you need do plenty of research first. ... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Three steps to help you make the best offshore investments
  • Investing offshore is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Financial markets in other countries may perform differently to those in South Africa. And you can also invest in sectors that aren't available in South Africa, such as utilities. So when it comes to offshore investments, what do you need to consider? Let's take a closer look… How to give your offshore investments the ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2014]
  • Want to invest offshore? Apply this strategy to find the best opportunities
  • Investing offshore is a great way to diversify your portfolio. But how do you start? Where outside of South Africa is the best place for your money? Well, get yourself well on the way to finding good investment opportunities by applying this strategy. Read on to discover what you need to do… After the financial crisis in 2008, a lot of financial uncertainty remains, Garrett Baldwin in Money Mo... ››› more
  • [28 March 2014]
  • Four terrible offshore investing mistakes you must avoid
  • Offshore investment continues to be one of the best options for stable and reliable investment returns. But did you know that making just one of these four dreadful offshore investment mistakes can make your entire portfolio tank? If you’re thinking of venturing into offshore investments, you must avoid these crucial mistakes that newbies often make. Don’t let a little problem become a big l... ››› more
  • [12 July 2013]
  • Forex trend alert: China's redback is starting to overtake the US greenback!
  • Until 2009, payments between Chinese companies and their foreign partners were usually conducted in US dollars or euros. Then Beijing set in motion a series of reforms to facilitate the use of the renminbi (also known as the redback) in cross-border trade settlements to improve investment flows into the country. By doing this, China's leapfrogged Japan to become the second largest economy in the w... ››› more
  • [09 May 2013]
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