Know your index

2019-05-07 14:56

Despite having relatively similar market caps, Naspers has a far bigger weighting in the Top40 index than British American Tobacco. Simon Brown explains why this is the case – and why investors should understand it.

No, the JSE did not kill our plan for a cryptocurrency fund, says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka

2018-05-10 17:09

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka says her management firm's application to list a cryptocurrency ETF on the JSE was not rejected as reported this week – but neither she nor the JSE will say much more.

Will we see zero-fee ETFs soon?

2017-11-17 11:14

Issuers of exchange-traded funds find it very difficult to stand out in crowded markets, resulting in downward pressure on fees. Zero-fee ETFs may soon be introduced the US.

With $1trn waiting for deals, investors make do with ETFs

2017-08-09 10:00

With private equity firms sitting on a record amount of cash they’re struggling to invest, their clients are turning to exchange-traded funds for relief.

A beginner's guide to ETFs

2017-01-26 14:02

Exchange-traded funds are becoming increasingly popular, but many are still reluctant to invest in them. Simon Brown clears up some of the mystery surrounding this investment product.

South Africa’s investment returns sparkle: index-trackers

2016-08-04 15:05

See the full set of results for SA index-trackers for July 2016, and get tips on what to think about when choosing a fund for your own portfolio.

SA, Kenya and Nigeria plan more ETF cross-listings

2015-05-18 15:12

Countries are planning to cross-list more exchange-traded funds on their stock markets to boost liquidity of the securities, according to the JSE.

Standard Bank to list first SA palladium ETF

2014-03-20 10:57

Standard Bank is set to list South Africa's first palladium-backed exchange-traded fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday.

A quiet investment revolution

2010-07-18 14:56

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are fast moving beyond traditional index tracking products as issuers come up with more innovative uses for them.


Getting a sense of 2019

2019-01-17 09:36

Investment forecasts for the new year have not necessarily painted a clear picture for investors. Schalk Louw takes a look at some of the common themes that have emerged.

Investing 101 - getting started

2018-01-29 18:36

Investing is a way to preserve and accumulate wealth, but finance can be overwhelming and intimidating, explains Munozovepi Gwata, founder of Kukura Capital.

The rise of the ETF

2017-09-14 08:22

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are gaining in popularity among investors. What is the state of the ETF industry in South Africa and what should you know before investing in these funds?

New ETF aims to boost investment in Africa

2017-04-20 17:22

A new ETF has recently been listed on the JSE offering investment opportunities across African exchanges.

Time for a ‘risk-on’ mindset

2016-12-29 14:01

The past few years have seen a definite trend towards passive rather than active investing, but with the recent political upheaval worldwide, is that still the best way to go in 2017?

How to actively manage your investment portfolio

2016-04-25 13:31

We look at possible investment strategies for investors trying to navigate the uncertain local and global economies.

London-listed China ETFs: What’s on offer

2015-02-03 15:32

China’s stock market has been difficult for foreign investors to access, until recently.

ETF tracking

2013-01-17 14:58

A Fin24 user is puzzled over the difference between the performance of an ETF and the index it tracks.

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