EXPLAINER: What is a unit trust?

2019-08-03 15:28

"What is a unit trust?" is among the top-10 financially related questions South Africans search on Google, according to a report released by the search engine.

SA's top unit trusts are totally divided on these two shares

2018-11-08 16:07

Here's what the top ten general equity funds are currently buying and selling – and the two companies they can't seem to agree on.

Wanting information on unit trusts

2018-05-30 19:02

A Fin24 user wants to know about unit trusts and where to find those types of investments.

Ranked: The 10 biggest unit trusts in South Africa right now

2018-05-25 10:16

Allan Gray continues to dominate the market.

Sponsored: Will increased offshore investment limits affect unit trust positioning?

2018-03-29 14:21

The offshore investment limit has been increased, but in many cases, institutional investors did not even meet the previous limit. What does optimal exposure to offshore assets look like?

Sponsored: A client-centric fund manager providing holistic solutions

2018-02-02 14:55

Since its founding 19 years ago, STANLIB Multi-Manager has managed to build an impressive track record. It has also consistently impressed clients with customised, well-diversified solutions.

4 ways you can save up for lobola

2017-07-12 05:00

Start saving for lobola early to allow enough time to earn returns on your investment. Here are four possible short-term investment tools you can use.

Where to invest R200k for maximum growth?

2016-11-16 01:51

A Fin24 user who has R200 000 to invest for "maximum capital growth" seeks advice.

Where to invest R30 000?

2016-04-15 13:21

A Fin24 user is looking for an investment vehicle where he and his spouse can each put R30 000.

How to afford children and still thrive

2016-01-29 07:00

Certified financial planner Jillian Howard gives some pointers on how parents can plan their finances to ensure that their children don’t break the bank.


Why choosing a top-performing unit trust may be dangerous

2019-02-04 07:08

Investing every year in the previous year's top unit trust may end up costing you a lot of money, a new analysis shows.

How to avoid common pitfalls when choosing a unit trust

2018-06-26 06:01

Unit trusts are a major part of South Africa's investment landscape and there can be a bewildering range of choices, yet many people choose to invest based just on one criterion – recent performance. Big mistake, writes Warren Ingram.

Half of South Africans under 35 don't know what a unit trust is — but 16% have funeral cover

2018-05-25 12:00

Pitches for (largely irrelevant) insurance are hitting home, but not only are young people not saving, they're not even familiar with common savings vehicles.

EXPLAINER: What's the difference between money markets and unit trusts?

2018-04-18 05:15

A Fin24 user with R250 000 to invest wants to know the difference between a money market account and unit trusts.

How diversification can help to reduce risk

2018-03-27 07:15

Deciding whether to invest in shares directly, or buy into a unit trust, is tricky – especially if you don’t have much money to spend.

How to manage risk during times of uncertainty

2017-09-26 11:18

Being invested in a unit trust that is mandated to invest in a variety of asset classes can work in investors’ favour, as it reduces the risk of being overly exposed to a poorly performing asset class.

How to do what the big shots are doing

2017-05-04 11:33

Transactions by the 10 largest local general equity unit trusts will provide interesting insights to investors.

SA’s best and worst unit trusts: Find out whether you picked a winner here

2016-09-15 13:44

Who are the diamonds and the dogs this quarter? Check up on your fund's performance and see if you picked a winner over the past three months.

Don't limit your stock picks to last year's winners

2016-03-02 12:03

It’s easy to be tempted to pick the previous year’s best performers for your portfolio. We take a look at why this is not necessarily the smartest way forward.

How to pick a unit trust

2016-01-12 09:15

Investing in unit trusts could be daunting for many retail investors who don’t know how these products operate. finweek unpacks the terminology related to fund fact sheets.

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