How to make ETFs work for your portfolio

2019-09-26 11:04

Since the first ETF listed on the JSE nearly two decades ago, a vast selection of these passive investment vehicles has become available. finweek consulted the experts for tips on investing in ETFs.

Knowing when to sit on your hands

2019-09-26 10:32

Panicking because other investors are scrambling? Before you follow the herd, there are some very real consequences to consider, warns PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Tips for trading in offshore shares

2019-09-12 09:53

Want to buy offshore shares, but not sure how to go about it? From finding a registered broker, to determining your risk appetite, here are some of the key steps to follow.

Why you always need to stick to your strategy

2019-08-14 13:14

Investors are humans too – which means emotions can influence one’s trade decisions. Maintaining discipline is key in helping you to avoid making those emotionally driven mistakes.

When investing in companies with offshore aspirations…

2019-08-12 14:43

Given tough local conditions, it’s understandable that local companies look for opportunities in more stable environments offshore. However, what works for a company at home may not translate into a foreign market.

How to stretch your retirement savings

2019-07-05 14:48

The harsh reality is that many people who reach retirement will not be able to make ends meet at the recommended withdrawal rate of between 5% and 6%. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw offers advice on how to try and ensure you don’t come up short.

Don’t be an investment Icarus

2019-05-23 11:06

Are your investment goals unrealistic? Too often investors aim too high and lose, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw. He offers some advice how to avoid getting burnt.

Know the risk of your investments

2019-05-06 14:38

When it comes to managing your portfolio, make sure you understand the risks that come with the specific shares you are investing in. A volatility ratio can come in handy here, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Vukile's eye firmly on Iberian Peninsula for stable income stream

2019-04-24 08:00

Vukile’s offshore exposure currently sits at 50%. Of this, 46% is to Spain. And this shift from a once primarily SA-focused portfolio seems to have paid off.

Why multi-factor ETFs make sense

2019-03-06 13:44

CoreShares is looking to change the mandate of its Top40 ETF. Simon Brown takes a look at the rationale for this move and explains why he would vote in favour of the change.


The case for listed property

2019-09-26 10:47

While there are plenty of short-term risks with listed property stocks, investment expert Simon Brown still includes this sector in his long-term portfolio. He explains why.

Quality shares itching to rally

2019-09-19 14:14

On close inspection, it would seem that there are some quality shares on our bruised local bourse that present possible opportunities, according to PSG Wealth's Schalk Louw.

Another way to find trading opportunities

2019-08-29 10:41

"By understanding how oscillators are calculated, we’re better equipped to correctly interpret the information that the indicator is giving us," writes Trader Petri. In his latest column, he explains how oscillators work – and why they are useful indicators for traders. 

The search for true value

2019-08-14 11:13

Using Benjamin Graham’s original concept of value investing, investment expert Simon Brown searches for value stocks on the JSE. Turns out they are hard to come by on our local bourse.

Never go all in when investing

2019-07-11 10:04

Often, investors have theories about future market movements that may be ahead of the curve. How should you then approach your current investment decisions based on such expected outcomes?

Is now the right time to sell your shares?

2019-06-05 11:49

As the optimism about the JSE from just over a month ago turns to pessimism, it is natural that investors are wondering if they should throw in the towel. However, no matter the season, evaluating each and every share in your portfolio on a regular basis is very important, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.

Build your share portfolio like the heavyweights

2019-05-07 10:33

When it comes to investment management, there are some important tools at your disposal that can assist. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains the three steps he follows to help compile a strong portfolio.

The compelling story of investing offshore

2019-04-29 08:00

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.

Are these equity funds poor performers or simply mistreated?

2019-04-04 10:25

According to PSG Weath’s Schalk Louw, he has seen an increasing amount of criticism aimed at certain equity funds with regard to their recent underperformance. But there are some important questions investors should ask before simply selling out of these funds out of fear.

How to avoid picking up bad habits

2019-02-20 09:57

When a market is booming, it’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria and make investment decisions that you normally wouldn’t. But it’s important to avoid the pitfalls that will hurt you in the long run.

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