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The case for offshore still remains compelling

By Lourens Coetzee, an Investment Professional at Marriott Demanding equity valuations and a subdued outlook for growth in South Africa suggest investors may need to increase their offshore exposure to ensure an acceptable investment outcome. Marriott believes the case for offshore equities remains compelling, as it is possible to purchase some of...

Be careful of over-diversifying your investments

The mistake many investors make is to try and spread their investments across too many funds due to the fear of missing out on performance. Levy writes: I have saved R190 000 and intend investing R20 000 in the Satrix MSCI World Equity index feeder fund; R20 000 in the Satrix Top 40 index fund and R10 000 in Satrix Balanced index fund for 5 to 10...

How does one invest in dividends?

Understand the difference between investing and trading. Sidwell writes: I read your article entitled “Using dividends to earn an income“. I’m currently one of the many people who in fact invest for “share prices”. Investing in share prices is easily accessible; one can do this through a stock broker or via online...

Using dividends to earn an income

When it comes to passive income most people think of property, yet a share portfolio can also be used to generate an income – one that is well diversified, tax efficient and does not require any tenant management. When it comes to investing in shares most people focus on the share price. This is not surprising given that the value of the All Share...

Dividends: the Ninth Wonder of the World?

By Paulo Senatore and Franco Barnard, Ashburton Investments One hundred rand invested in 1995 would be worth R1 400 today, if dividends were reinvested. Where dividends were drawn and not reinvested, the same R100 would be worth only R855. Albert Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it...