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  • Three alternative investments you shouldn't ignore
  • I'm sure that you've heard so called experts around the braai tell you exactly what to invest in next, “My Uncle's boss's sister bought this share and today she's a millionaire.” Well, if that's where you get your investment information from then I'm seriously concerned. You see its important to know what you're talking about when it comes to investing your hard earned money. That's why to... ››› more
  • [02 May 2016]
  • Stock market 101: How to invest in stocks
  • If you want to start investing, you may be unsure about where to start. There are so many options available to you. This can be overwhelming. But don't let this put you off. If you're serious about investing, the first thing you need to do is decide what to invest in. Let's take a closer look at your options… How to pick investments One of the most vital rules of investing is n... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • Follow these five tips to help you pick the best unit trust
  • Picking a unit trust is no easy task. There are hundreds of them out there. When you buy into a unit trust, you want to find a fund that will perform even once you take fees and costs into account. This means yielding a return that outperforms the market. Otherwise your cash is better off in a tracker fund. You need to find a unit trust with a good fund manager at the helm. So what should y... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • How investing less can cost you more
  • Often readers ask me how much they should invest into a share. Put too much money into one share and you could lose everything. Too little and you won't get anywhere when it comes to profits. So today I'll show you exactly why investing too little is a more common, and more costly mistake than investing too much. Why you MUST invest a minimum of R5,000    Every investor needs ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2014]
  • Nigeria's economy grew by 89% overnight - But does that mean you should invest there?
  • It's official - Nigeria's GDP is now 60% larger than South Africa's, making it by far the largest on the continent. A sceptic might think the doubling of its economy is from 'cooking the books'. In fact, it's the opposite. It's the old numbers that were dodgy. And because these true figures have now surfaced it's caused investors to wonder: is Nigeria the new investment hotspot of Africa?... ››› more
  • [10 April 2014]
  • What are the tax implications of unit trust investing?
  • Most investors think figuring out which is the best unit trust to invest in is the only thing they need to consider. But that's not true! Before getting involved in any investment, you need to consider how the tax on it works. When it comes to unit trust investing, these two taxes apply… SARS levies two taxes on all forms of unit trust investing As the experts at Equinox explain, there ar... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • Bond fund unit trusts: How to make money from government spending
  • If you're as sick as taxes as most South Africans are, you'll love that unit trusts give you the chance to make money from this. How? By investing in the right unit trust of course. And in this case, it all comes down to something called a bond fund unit trust… What is a bond fund unit trust? As The South African Investor’s Leon Kok explains: Bond funds are fixed interest funds tailored... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • Five things you need to remember when picking the best unit trust to invest in
  • So you've decided to invest in unit trusts. That's great. But with the thousands available out there, how do you buy good unit trust? That decision ultimately rests on you, but remembering these five things can help you narrow down your choices… Successful unit trust investing starts by remembering these five crucial factors Unit trust investing tip #1: Assess where you are and where you ... ››› more
  • [18 March 2014]
  • Is unit trust investing right for you? Here's how to tell…
  • Before you decide which is the best unit trust to invest in, you first need to decide whether unit trust investing is the right strategy for your portfolio. How will you know this? Today, we explain… Ask yourself these three questions to discover whether unit trust investing is right for you #1: What is your time horizon? If you’re the kind of investor who’s looking for quick, in-... ››› more
  • [17 March 2014]
  • Unit trusts investing 101: How to choose a winning money market fund
  • Money-market funds are cash-based unit trusts that invest money in low risk instruments such as government treasuries, banks, financial institutions or blue chip companies. Their objective is to attain a level of profit without any undue risk and capital loss. But when it comes to investing in this type of unit trust, how do you pick the right one? Experts warn: Beware of choosing a money marke... ››› more
  • [14 March 2014]
  • What is a money market fund and how is it different from an ordinary unit trust?
  • Money-market funds are cash-based unit trusts that invest money in low risk instruments such as government treasuries, banks, financial institutions or blue chip companies. This said, a money-market fund's objective is still to attain a level of profit without any undue risk and capital loss. But are they good investments and what are the risks involved? Today, we explain… Three benefits of i... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]
  • Unit trusts or shares: Where should you invest your money?
  • “How much of my portfolio should I invest in unit trusts or shares?” That's the question on nearly every South African investor's mind. The answer to it, however, is different from person to person based on a number of factors such as: How much capital you have? How risk-averse you are? If you're still working or are retired? Whether or not you are trying to diversify your portfolio? And what ... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]
  • Before you invest in another unit trust, consider these four factors!
  • If you have a portfolio packed with unit trust, you probably think you know exactly how to pick the best unit trust to invest in. And maybe you do. But research shows most unit trust investors forget to review at least one of these four crucial unit trust investing facts. And it's putting their returns at risk…   Check these four crucial factors before investing in unit trust  Here are the t... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • Not sure what best unit trust to invest in is? This two-tiered approach could help
  • The Association of Unit Trusts has devised a unique two-tier approach to categorise unit trusts. We quite like this approach, because it gives you a wide view of what's available in the world of unit trust investing. Here's how the two-tiered approach can help you pick the best unit trust for your portfolio… The first tier: Where will your unit trust invest? 1. South African (domestic) fu... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • Before you invest in a unit trust, understand the costs involved…
  • When it comes to unit trust investing, fees and charges are taken out of your investment before your money starts working for you. And they tend to be hidden away and brushed aside by all those eager-beaver sales people. But that doesn't mean they don't matter. In fact, they can make or break your portfolio. Here's what you need to know about the costs involved BEFORE you pick the best unit trust ... ››› more
  • [05 March 2014]
  • Unit trust investing 101: The magic tool for picking consistent winners
  • Not all unit trusts are created equally. In fact, studies show as many as 66% don't even beat the market every year. That means you need to be selective when picking the best unit trusts to invest in. Today, we teach you a great secret that can help…   The secret to picking the best unit trusts to invest in   The experts behind The South African Investor have a technique they find works ver... ››› more
  • [05 March 2014]
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