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  • Getting the balance right with your offshore investments
  • It can be hard making decisions about your offshore investments. You want to strike the right balance and see capital growth. If you want to invest in funds, what are the pros and cons of investing in unit trust funds and hedge funds? Read on to find out… Aiming for growth with your offshore investments By investing offshore, your goals will be similar to that of your South Af... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Your step-by-step guide to preparing to invest offshore
  • If you invest on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have you given any thought to the investment opportunities that lie offshore? By putting your money to work offshore, not only can you lower your overall portfolio risk, but you can gain access to investments just not available to investors in South Africa. Read on to discover how you can get started investing offshore… The world real... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How to check a country's risk factors before investing offshore
  • If you've decided to invest some of your cash offshore, it's important to weigh up the potential risks of countries you're looking at. So how can you check? Read on to find out… Weighing up offshore investment destinations When investing offshore, it’s important to consider country-specific risks. FM Global, an international insurance company, has devised a tool to help you d... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to make the best investment decisions with your money offshore
  • If you want to successfully invest offshore, many of the principles are the same as investing in South Africa. So how can you decide on the best investments for you? Read on to find out… Investing offshore principle #1: Look at long-term performance When looking at different offshore investment opportunities, look at how they’ve performed over the past ten years or so. This wi... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • How to keep your money safe when investing offshore
  • If you're thinking about investing offshore, one thing holding you back may be concerns about investing in a scam or fraudulent investment. Just like in South Africa, unfortunately there are scammers in other countries trying to con you out of your money. But the good news is, by sticking to some guidelines you can ensure that you put your money to work in reputable and creditable investment... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • Offshore investing uncovered: What can you invest in?
  • If you're contemplating putting your money to work offshore, have you given much thought to what you're going to invest in? Stocks may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are a number of other considerations. Read on to find out more… Four ways to put your money to work offshore Offshore investing vehicle #1: Stocks By investing in offshore stocks, you’ll find ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2015]
  • Seven key factors to consider when investing offshore
  • Investing offshore gives you the opportunity to invest in sectors and companies you don't have access to on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. But before you jump into exploring offshore investment opportunities, it's important to keep some key factors in mind to help you find the right investment. Read on to find out what these factors are… Explore these aspects before investing offsh... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • The easy way to invest in international markets
  • Investing in international markets is a great way of diversifying your portfolio. International markets may perform differently to stocks in South Africa. And you'll be able to gain exposure to stocks you can't invest directly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Investing in international markets also helps to protect yourself against rand weakness. So what's the easiest way to invest in ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • How to trade international currencies without using your offshore allowance
  • If you're looking for an easy way to trade the world's currencies, spread trading is a great option to consider. You don't have to bother about applying for your offshore allowance. And you can open a trading account with as little as R500. So how does spread trading forex work? Read on to find out… How spread trading forex works Spread trading forex means you try to profit fro... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
  • If you invest offshore, have you considered currency risk?
  • If you're a South African investor who invests money offshore, either via a fund or directly, you have exposure to currency risk. So what exactly is currency risk? And what do you need to consider? Read on to find out… What is currency risk? As a South African investor, currency risk means that your investment returns depend on how the rand performs against foreign currencies. ... ››› more
  • [30 March 2015]
  • Don't fall prey to an offshore investment scam… Look out for these six warning signs
  • Investing offshore can benefit your investment portfolio by boosting returns and adding much needed diversification. But you can't blindly approach investing offshore. Before investing a cent, you need to do your due diligence. By doing this, you'll reduce the chance of making an investment mistake you'll live to regret. Read on to find out what to look for… Six ways to spot scam... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • 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]
  • How to find the best companies to invest in offshore
  • Investing offshore can have a number of benefits to your portfolio. You can reduce your overall risk by investing in different countries. And you can invest in companies not listed on the JSE. So if you're looking for a suitable company to invest in offshore, how can you find it? Read on to find out… Three ways to narrow down your search for an offshore company to invest in I... ››› more
  • [20 March 2015]
  • Why Japan could be a good investment opportunity
  • The Japanese stock market jumped higher a couple of years ago after the government got the money presses going. This got investors interested in Japan again. But it wasn't long before interest waned and the economy didn't turnaround just as quickly as expected. Yet, the Japanese market has slowly been recovering and it's back to levels last seen at the start of the year. So what's going o... ››› more
  • [05 November 2014]
  • 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]
  • Investing offshore: How to cash in on an economic recovery in Europe
  • There's been a lot of bad news emulating from Europe about poor growth. The European Central Bank is now taking steps to stimulate the economy. And when the economy starts to recover, cyclical stocks are in a position to do well. So if you believe a recovery in Europe is around the corner, how can you profit from it? Let's take a closer look… An economic recovery in Europe will se... ››› more
  • [28 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]
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