The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
As recently relayed by our finance minister, the economic outlook for South Africa is rather bleak. However, investors should remain measured when making decisions about their investment portfolios.
Investing your money beyond your home country’s borders offers portfolio diversification and – if executed correctly – potentially higher returns than a portfolio with little offshore exposure. But investing offshore should never simply be done for the sake of it, as the potential opportunities also come with risks.
With taxpayers still having an annual R33 000 tax-free savings allowance post Budget 2019, Iain Anderson gives the low-down on why it may be a good idea to invest this tax break offshore – and how to do it with ease – even as a beginner.
Paul Hansen, adviser to Stanlib, explains in a Q&A why he believes the bull market in global equites is still alive.
So how do you know when the timing is right to take your money offshore?
There’s no harm in broadening your investment horizons by asking your financial adviser or portfolio manager what options are available to you in terms of offshore investments.
The stronger rand makes it more affordable to invest in global defensive stocks like Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson.
Many investors believe they need a bank account overseas to invest offshore. But this is not necessarily the case.
Investing offshore provides South Africans with an option to diversify their portfolio. But what if you only have R500 a month?
Rather than measuring performance purely based on returns or benchmarks, investors should also consider investment specific goals. The same principle applies for offshore investments.
So you’re already saving for retirement. But you face a dilemma. You don’t know how much of the additional savings that you have to invest should be offshore, as you don’t have any specific investment goals that require spending in a foreign currency.
Before increasing your offshore exposure, you must be very clear about the risks that come with this move. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
SA investment fund managers are moving fast to meet investor demand for offshore diversification, according to Guernsey Finance.
Savvy investors know that the investment world is much, much bigger than what's on offer on the JSE. finweek’s practical guide will assist investors to broaden their baskets offshore.
The S&P 500 is currently priced very high, but there are still companies that offer value, writes PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw. Here are the five he recommends.
By increasing their offshore exposure, investors gain access to regions and industries not well represented locally. Paul Hansen, fund manager at Stanlib, talks about where the opportunities are.
The experts discuss various ways you can get your rands offshore, from investing directly into stocks to offshore endowment policies.
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.
There’s a huge variety of investment options beyond South Africa’s borders. We consider where and when to take your money abroad.
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