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  • How minimum investing IS NOT the same as low cost investing
  • Do you know the difference between minimum investing and low-cost investing? Well, most investors would usually say they're the same thing. But this is far from the truth. Low-cost investing deals with the investments associated with investing your money, while minimum investing implies the least amount of money you can invest. In fact, failure to understand this can actually lead to... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • The biggest mistake you can make when investing in a fund
  • Imagine this… You invest your hard-earned cash into a fund to help grow your retirement portfolio, but in a mere 2 days, the fund you've invested in loses 66%. This happened to investors in the Third Circle MET Target Return Fund in December. What's more, Asset Managers who invested in this fund also lost a fair chunk of their portfolio. That's why today I want to share the three red... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • 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]
  • Weighing up different unit trusts? Check the fund's TER
  • When you start reading the fact sheets that accompany different unit trusts, you'll come across the total expense ratio (TER). If you're stuck between choosing which fund to invest in, comparing the different TERs can help you come to a decision. But what exactly is the total expense ratio? Let's take a closer look at what it means… May 2007 saw the introduction of the total expense ratio (TER... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]

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