Seismic shift towards sustainable investing as global risk mounts

2019-01-28 10:56

Investing in assets that incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria has become mainstream as evidence mounts that companies with strong sustainability ratings are less risky and deliver better returns.

New, imaginative index trackers attract attention

2018-06-22 09:42

Internationally, and in South Africa, investment in ETFs is increasing, and imaginative developers of indices and the ETFs that track them are continually creating interesting new products.

What are my options if I want a direct offshore non-rand-denominated investment?

2018-04-19 06:44

The experts discuss various ways you can get your rands offshore, from investing directly into stocks to offshore endowment policies.

Should DIY investors even bother with bonds?

2018-03-21 10:01

Simon Brown has always considered bonds boring, but that’s not the only reason he would advise the average investor to steer clear of them.

Why active investing beats passive in South Africa

2017-09-27 11:45

Cheaper passive investment instruments are gaining in popularity locally, but it is worth examining whether they truly beat active managers on a consistent basis.

Why ETFs are fantastic gifts for kids

2017-08-31 10:07

For the next special occasion, consider giving your young relatives exchange-traded funds – a truly useful gift the children will thank you for once they reap the rewards.

The fear of missing out

2017-08-16 10:48

When investing, it is important to keep a long-term view and keep in mind what drew you to an exchange-traded fund or a stock in the first place.

JSE extends Satrix offering with two new ETFs

2017-02-24 12:00

The JSE has listed two new Satrix exchange-traded funds which offer investors access to the listed property sector and a basket of inflation-linked bonds.

Investors return to SA as ETF short positions pruned

2016-04-13 11:18

If anyone had doubts about the strength of the rebound in South African stocks, the latest data on exchange-traded funds should put them to rest.

What Satrix product is right for me?

2015-07-09 15:23

Satrix offers a variety of unit trusts and ETFs with different stock market and asset class exposures. This podcast will help to demystify the choices.


How to shop for the right ETFs

2018-09-27 09:56

Exchange-trade funds are usually low cost, diversified and transparent. These are just some of the reasons why they are growing in popularity among investors. But do you know find the right ETF for your portfolio?

Low-cost investing through the looking glass

2018-04-25 14:54

Investors are rushing to buy low-cost investment products like exchange-traded funds, but they must be cautious in their search for ever lower costs.

ETFs: Get offshore easily with diverse options

2018-04-17 14:02

Exchange-traded funds are a cheap and simple way to get money offshore. They track a variety of indices, and you can invest according to which countries, regions or sectors appeal to you.

ETF barrage: Don’t rush off to buy them just because they’re new

2018-02-15 12:55

Over 10 new exchange-traded funds will be listed over the coming months, complicating decision-making for investors. It’s best to be cautious at first and scrutinise these newcomers closely.

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?

The risk of underperforming

2017-08-30 09:39

When you invest, losing money is not the only risk you will encounter. The other issue is underperforming the market. And if this happens, you will eventually have less money to retire on.

No, the ETF owners are not ripping you off

2017-08-03 11:17

It seems that many holders of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) do not fully understand the fees that are deducted from dividends.

In defence of an oft-maligned asset class

2016-10-27 13:05

Most investors don’t think holding cash is worth it because the yields are low. But this “boring” asset class should definitely have a place in your portfolio.

ETFs vs unit trusts as investment option

2015-11-09 11:30

Advice for a Fin24 user who is stuck on choosing between ETFs or unit trusts as an investment option.

Smart Betas and derivatives well and good, but ETFs guys, why not start at the beginning?

2015-07-03 15:01

Exchange-traded funds have been scoring huge gains - could there ever be a better time to popularise the concept by taking it to “the people”, asks Alec Hogg.

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