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Rising Stars and Fallen Angels

Rising Stars and Fallen Angels

Conventional wisdom tells us that large, established companies are a safer and better investment option than smaller companies. These “blue chips” are the perceived stalwarts of the market.

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Investing in turbulent times – how to weather the storms

Investing in turbulent times – how to weather the storms

The most important thing to remember when it comes to investing in times like these is to take advantage of those things that are within your control and to stick to your financial plan for the long-term.

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Everyone’s guide to ETFs – exchange traded funds

Everyone’s guide to ETFs – exchange traded funds

Intellidex Research house Intellidex teamed up with EasyEquities and Savetaxfree.co.za to bring you this overview on the ETF’s available in the SA market. Building a portfolio of ETFs is the best way to use your TFSA – low-cost portfolios plus you

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The best investments for 2016 and beyond

The best investments for 2016 and beyond

Nonhlahla Kunene | 13 July 2016 Intellidex’s tax-free survey shows that of the 262,493 tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) opened in their first year of operation, 59% are bank cash deposits; a somewhat concerning trend when considering cash investments are failing

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Poor spending habits hamper consumers’ savings

Poor spending habits hamper consumers’ savings

Derick Ferreira, Old Mutual | 18 July 2016 At least once in the last year, 57% of South Africans found that their income did not cover their living expenses. Recently released in the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor,

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Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

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Global safe haven assets are possibly more risky than ever

Global safe haven assets are possibly more risky than ever

Global markets are currently searching for a safe place to invest Traditionally, in times of uncertainty, investors look to developed market bonds, currencies and gold in particular as safe places to preserve capital. However, the current environment has left many

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Poor financial literacy holds back many South African savers

Poor financial literacy holds back many South African savers

Zeona Jacobs | 05 July 2016 Encouraging a savings culture in South Africa is one of the key goals set out by the National Treasury, and it has put in place many measures to make it easier for citizens to

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How do I pick the right ETF or ETN to invest in?

How do I pick the right ETF or ETN to invest in?

Ridwaan Moolla | 01 July 2016 With Absa Stockbrokers offering clients the opportunity to invest in a tax-free savings account (TFSA) through exchange-traded funds at such beneficial rates (no monthly fee and brokerage as low as 0.2%), the only remaining question

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Brexit Fallout: Investors urged not to panic, consider money markets as diversifier

Brexit Fallout: Investors urged not to panic, consider money markets as diversifier

27 June 2016 | Nedgroup Investments We are entering uncertain times, volatility is expected Diversification is key and cash will be a safer place to be Investors urged not to make rash decisions Uncertainty in markets is rife following the decision

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Still early days, but enthusiasm over TFSAs is steadily gaining momentum

Still early days, but enthusiasm over TFSAs is steadily gaining momentum

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 24 June Though some have hailed them as best thing to happen on the South African investment scene, the level of enthusiasm among service providers in offering the product has been mixed – some bluntly saying it’s not worth

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TFSAs gaining strong market traction, survey finds

TFSAs gaining strong market traction, survey finds

22 June 2016 | Nonhlanhla Kunene With R2,6bn invested across 262,493 accounts opened in the first year, tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) are proving popular. Results of the much-anticipated savetaxfree.co.za tax-free survey are in and they paint a promising picture for

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We have overcome a massive hurdle – but SA Corporates remain cautious

We have overcome a massive hurdle – but SA Corporates remain cautious

15 June, 2016 | Sean Segar Local corporates continue to stockpile R725 billion in cash instead of deploying to growth projects. Ratings agencies have given South Africa a breather by keeping the ratings for the country above the feared junk status.

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Compare interest rates for TFSA cash deposits

Compare interest rates for TFSA cash deposits

The big banks have all now moved to offer tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) that are based on deposits – either fixed or call. The interest rates on offer by banks for cash deposits in TFSAs are surprisingly diverse, with Nedbank offering the

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The millennial’s guide to a comfortable retirement

The millennial’s guide to a comfortable retirement

01 June 2016 | Nonhlanhla Kunene What do millennials and their baby boomer parents have in common? The inability to retire comfortably due to a lack of adequate savings. Following in the not so ideal footsteps of their baby boomer

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Researching Capital Markets & Financial Services

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Researching Capital Markets & Financial Services