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Video: Investing in bitcoin

Video: Investing in bitcoin

Whenever we see a surge in the price of bitcoin, I get a lot of queries from people asking how they can invest. The problem is that people are lured by the prospect of high returns rather than actually understanding what they are investing in. A...

FSCA issues crypto health warning

FSCA issues crypto health warning

The FSCA wants to warn the public that if something goes wrong with your crypto investment, you are not likely to get your money back and will have no recourse against anyone. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has noted with concern the...

Listen: How to select the right ETF in this crazy market

Listen: How to select the right ETF in this crazy market

In this podcast, @Satrix_SA Chief Investment Officer, Kingsley Williams joins Maya Fisher-French (@mayaonmoney) to provide some guidelines around selecting the right ETF for your needs. He also gives us some perspective on the investment landscape...

How to pay less tax using Section 12J

How to pay less tax using Section 12J

By Zane De Decker, MD Flyt Property Investment. Did you know that an investment made into a Section 12J registered fund qualifies for a 100% tax refund? What that means, in simple terms, is that 100% of what you invest is deducted from your taxable...

What is the tax benefit of an RA?

What is the tax benefit of an RA?

A reader asked: “I am 38 years old and I am not happy with the returns on my Retirement Annuity (RA). I am considering scaling down my monthly contributions and rather investing the money offshore myself through a stockbroker. What are the tax...

FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

Globally there has been an increase in the number of retail investors wanting to purchase crypto-assets. Unfortunately this has seen an exponential increase in the number “crypto-scams”. This is where unregulated entities and individuals promise...

Hindsight, foresight and change at the speed of light

Hindsight, foresight and change at the speed of light

By Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr, Old Mutual Wealth Investment Strategists. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20 vision. This being the year 2020, it turned out to be truer than ever before. For investors, and all of us really, there was so much about this...

Investment lessons from a horrible year

Investment lessons from a horrible year

2020 has reset the bar when it comes to how we evaluate a horrible year, but an "annus horribilis" doesn’t have to be an "investment horribilis". In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her accession, Queen Elizabeth said, “1992 is not a year...

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Vaccine news a shot in the arm for recovery stocks

The result of the US election was big news for the world, for the economy and for markets. But as an investor I’ve always considered the pandemic of far greater consequence. Joe Biden’s electoral success was duly eclipsed by the news on Monday that an effective...

Accessing offshore shares via an ETN

Ordinary South African investors now have more options to access to global companies. Technology is making it easier and cheaper for South Africans to get exposure to shares in large global US-listed companies like Apple, Facebook and Netflix. This month FNB announced...

Listen: Offshore investing made easy

Offshore investing is not just for millionaires, it should form part of everyone’s investment portfolio. In this podcast Maya (@mayaonmoney) and Mapalo (@womanandfinance) unpack the many low-cost options that make offshore investing accessible for the ordinary South...

South Africa’s rocky road to recovery

By Izak Odendaal and Dave Mohr, Investment Strategists at Old Mutual Wealth South Africa’s economic recovery is rightly in the spotlight, and important questions need to be asked. We need to know not only how we bounce back from the lockdown-induced contraction but...

Offshore investing: Go direct or use a feeder fund?

By Colin Archibald, Regional Manager at Glacier International Offshore investing has been in the spotlight again recently, but diversifying your portfolio across regions, currencies and industries has always been a good strategy. Maintaining your spending power as the...

Don’t let financial jargon throw you off your game

In the hope of assisting investors to make better sense of the current financial climate, Debra Slabber, Business Development Manager of Morningstar Investment Management South Africa, explains some of the financial jargon that is often used during market downturns....

For investment success, buy businesses – not stocks

A closer look at the histories of global giants Microsoft and Nestlé demonstrates the importance of investing in businesses rather than just stocks, and having patience. By Samantha Steyn, Chief Investment Officer, and Yanga Nozibele, Investment Associate, Cannon...

Listen: When fear is high, opportunities prevail

“As much as we like to believe it is all about hard-nosed number crunching, the stories investors tell themselves and others are key.” So says Izak Odendaal, Investment Strategist at Old Mutual Wealth. What are the stories we are currently telling ourselves about the...

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