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Standard & Poor Top 50 ETFs August 2018: CoreShares S&P and NewFunds S&P Givi Top 50

Standard & Poor Top 50 ETFs August 2018: CoreShares S&P and NewFunds S&P Givi Top 50

Performance review: The financial sector has been competitive over the past five years, with the financial index returning an average of 14.81% a year against -2.44% for the resources index and 16.7% for the industrials index. Positive performances from Naspers and British American Tobacco (BAT) boosted the index.

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Call accounts vs exchange-traded funds

Call accounts vs exchange-traded funds

In my recent excitement over investing in a tax-free savings account (TFSA), it dawned on me … what about the money that’s left after salary deductions, monthly expenses and miscellaneous spending? If you’re in that fortunate position, surely the money shouldn’t just sit in a current or cheque account that offers minimal interest? Where should that money go?

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The ETF Monthly Review: August 2018

The ETF Monthly Review: August 2018

Welcome to this month’s ETF Review, a neat update of market news affecting ETFs, as well as a set of favourite funds chosen by the Intellidex team. We collaborate with Intellidex to bring you the latest insights on ETFs – probably the niftiest way to invest!

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Dear black tax … will I ever save?

Dear black tax … will I ever save?

Picture this … you’ve just graduated from university, you’re the first in your family to do so and you’ve landed your first job – time to splurge on all the lavishes life has to offer. Right? WRONG! Let’s unpack the harsh realities the majority of graduates face – particularly black graduates – before they can start “treating themselves” on their first salary.

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Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) HOT or NOT?

Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) HOT or NOT?

 By Mayo Twala

Tax. You’re starting to pay it. You’ll learn to hate it. What do tax and death have in common? They belong in the same Whatsapp group.Before you actually die from it, perhaps it might be useful to learn how to minimise the tax you have to pay. There’s no better place to start than a tax-free savings account.

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Save now, smile later

Save now, smile later

July is marked as South Africa’s national savings month by the South African Savings Institute. The initiative serves as an awareness campaign because South Africans have a very low savings ratio

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Retirement Annuities (RAs): a step by step process

Retirement Annuities (RAs): a step by step process

If like me, you are, new to the tax saving game, this bi-monthly series called The Tax Saving South African will be helpful to navigate various tax-free saving options in a step-by-step process.I have recently completed my post-graduate studies in Media Management from Rhodes University and entered the sometimes daunting but always exciting world of work. Naturally, this process entails managing my personal finances – a crucial task but one for which, unfortunately, schools and tertiary institutions do not prepare you.

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The ETF Monthly Review: June 2018

The ETF Monthly Review: June 2018

Welcome to this month’s ETF Review, a neat update of market news affecting ETFs, as well as a set of favourite funds chosen by the Intellidex team. EasyEquities and Intellidex are collaborating to bring you the latest insights on ETFs, the ideal equity investment medium for tax-free savings accounts

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Talking tax with Classic Business

Talking tax with Classic Business

Classic Business Tax Feature with Collin Anthony

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Transfers between providers finally kick in

Transfers between providers finally kick in

Tax-free savings account (TFSA) holders will be able to switch between providers from 1 March.

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The 2018 FM Guide to Tax-free Savings

The 2018 FM Guide to Tax-free Savings

In case you missed it, stress no more!

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Investing to buy a car? A simple plan to ensure you can afford that flashy new ride

Investing to buy a car? A simple plan to ensure you can afford that flashy new ride

Ask any investor or advisor about buying a car and the answer is usually “a car is not and investment but a liability.”

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ETF Review: Spotlight on the Ashburton Inflation ETF

ETF Review: Spotlight on the Ashburton Inflation ETF

The politically seismic events that recently occurred in Zimbabwe serve as a strong reminder of the importance of protecting investments against inflation.

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ETF Review: Spotlight on the Sygnia Itrix S&P 500

ETF Review: Spotlight on the Sygnia Itrix S&P 500

Intellidex | 29 November 2017 Every week Intellidex reviews an ETF fund for EasyEquities. See previous reviews we’ve done here. Sygnia introduced four new ETFs to the JSE at the end of last month: Itrix S&P 500; Itrix Global Property ETF;

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Sygnia’s Itrix ETFs: Same products, lower fees

Sygnia’s Itrix ETFs: Same products, lower fees

Low fees and broad market exposure – it’s small wonder that exchange traded funds (ETFs) have seen a meteoric rise in popularity.

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