The credit rating downgrade and how it affects you

The credit rating downgrade and how it affects you

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 10 April, 2017 There seems to be no end in sight for South Africa’s downwards spiral, as the country’s woes continued last Friday with another downgrade. The initial S&P credit rating downgrade to junk status had barely

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Sygnia acquires db X-trackers

Sygnia acquires db X-trackers

Sygnia | 30 March 2017 Sygnia announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase db X-trackers (RF) Proprietary Limited (“DBX”) from Deutsche Group Holdings (SA) Proprietary Limited for R325 000 000, subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.  Following

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Bricks and blocks vs listed property

Bricks and blocks vs listed property

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 30 March 2017 The physical property vs listed property debate is a difficult and longstanding one. With no one-size-fits-all method to investing, this is one debate which most likely has no clear-cut solution. Both options present an

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TFSAs – a round table on future trends and dvelopments with Classic Business

TFSAs – a round table on future trends and dvelopments with Classic Business

20 March 2017 | Nonhlanhla Kunene. In case you missed it, Intellidex general manager Colin Anthony took part in a round table discussion on tax-free savings accounts with Classic Business’ Michael Avery on 13 March. Also on the panel, to

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TFSAs – is the increased annual limit anything to write home about?

TFSAs – is the increased annual limit anything to write home about?

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 09 March 2017 The tax-free annual limit has been increased to R33,000 a year from R30,000. It seems persistent calls for their increase did not fall on deaf ears after all. While both investors and providers welcomed

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More changes on the cards for tax-free savings

More changes on the cards for tax-free savings

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 02 March 2017 With excitement over the recent annual limit increase for tax-free savings (TFSAs) having barely subsided, it seems National Treasury has just pulled more surprises from is bag of tricks. Some more pleasant than others.

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New dividends tax hike drives investors to tax-free savings

New dividends tax hike drives investors to tax-free savings

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 27 February 2017 A growing number of investors are considering tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) as a more viable option after being hit by a hike in dividends withholding tax from 1 March. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced

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Good news on the the tax-free front as the annual limit is raised

Good news on the the tax-free front as the annual limit is raised

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 23 February, 2017 Tax-free investors woke up smiling this morning after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan gave them a welcome surprise in his 2017/18 budget announced yesterday. The annual limit for tax-free savings was increased 10% to R33,000,

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A lesson from the guru – Warren Buffett’s five highest yielding dividend stocks

A lesson from the guru – Warren Buffett’s five highest yielding dividend stocks

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 16 February 2017 American economist and Nobel Prize winner, Paul Samuelson once said; “Investing should be like watching the grass grow or paint dry.” When it comes to growing equity, slow and steady usually wins the race.

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Wanna invest tax-free? Here’s how you can do it like a pro

Wanna invest tax-free? Here’s how you can do it like a pro

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 07 February, 2017 The tax year-end is around the corner, bringing with it familiar calls from tax-free savings providers urging investors to maximise their investments and meet their R30,000 annual limit. From 1 March, a new cycle

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The 2017 FM guide to tax-free savings

The 2017 FM guide to tax-free savings

Still don’t have your copy of the latest guide to tax-free savings? The hunt is over. Download your free copy today and get the lowdown on tax-free savings.

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TFSAs – a word from National Treasury

TFSAs – a word from National Treasury

Staff Writer | 02 February 2017 It’s a case of slow and steady for the tax-free savings market with no material changes to the regulations likely to be introduced. With Treasury largely happy with the progress of tax-free savings accounts

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Financial mistakes you’re bound to regret

Financial mistakes you’re bound to regret

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 1 February 2016 January has come and finally gone. You’ve survived it, albeit barely, but you’ve survived nonetheless. As the new month sets in, so does reality and regret over the fruitless and wasteful indulging you wilfully

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Intellidex analysts select their favoured ETFs for year

Intellidex analysts select their favoured ETFs for year

Every month our colleagues at Intellidex choose six exchange-traded funds they believe are the best in the market in each asset class, for clients of EasyEquities. We publish their selection here. Last year was a bad one for ETF investors

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Wondering how to rock that festive season bonus? Read this!

Wondering how to rock that festive season bonus? Read this!

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 01 December 2016 It’s midnight and that SMS you’ve been waiting for with bated breath arrives, bringing holiday cheer with news of that 13th cheque in your bank account. Logic comes to a screeching halt. Your mind

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