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OPINION | Don't try to wait for a rand recovery before investing offshore

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If you want to invest offshore, history shows that waiting for a recovery after a rand blowout may be in vain, writes Dean de Nysschen of Glacier by Sanlam.

There are many important considerations when investing offshore, but investors often tend to focus their attention exclusively on the rand. Many are reluctant to invest when the rand has weakened. In this article I explain why the benefits of directly investing offshore could potentially outweigh the gains made by trying to time the investment decision.

Timing the externalisation of funds

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