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  • 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]
  • Three benefits of trading exchange traded funds (ETFs) on indexes
  • There are many advantages to trading ETFs. ETFs are cost efficient, transparent and easy to buy and sell instruments. And by trading ETFs on indexes, there are even more benefits. Let's take a closer look at what these benefits are… Benefit #1: Protect your portfolio against a volatile rand It’s easy to see why many South Africans become obsessed with the rand and how it’s doing against ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2014]
  • Could government's move to get its slice of new energy action backfire?
  • The South African government's plans to take a 20% stake in all new energy projects is under fire. The ANC want to push a change to the current law through before the next general election. But industry experts warn the move could mean SA misses out on opportunities as companies will simply take their business elsewhere. Let's take a closer look at the proposal… What the amendment to the bill ... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • How you can profit from a bounce in the likes of Facebook, Apple and Twitter?
  • In the investment community, there's a common phrase that says, “Don't try to catch a falling knife.” The phrase basically refers to trying to buy falling shares. The analogy being that if you pull it off, it can be very impressive. But if things go wrong it can be dangerous. Well, right now there's one falling knife that you do want to catch. And that's the falling US tech stocks lik... ››› more
  • [09 April 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]
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