Tag - etfs

The myth behind active management

Research continues to show that active management is not delivering on its promise. If you want to invest in the JSE via an investment fund, you have two main options: you can invest with an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or you can invest in what is commonly known as a passive fund – these are usually...

Low-cost investing with Satrix

Satrix has released a new range of funds which has reduced the cost of investing Since Sanlam bought out Satrix two years ago it has been implementing some interesting changes which have improved the offering to investors wanting to access low-cost passive index funds. Satrix built its brand by offering exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which allow...

The cost advantages of index tracking funds

by Mike Brown, Managing Director, etfSA.co.za Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous investor, made the following observation in his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in February this year. In his instruction to the Trustee of the Warren Buffett estate, he has the following advice: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term Government bonds and...

Starting a savings plan

“You always say that every cent is important so I want to start a savings plan. My pocket money is R400 a month and I want to save R200 to invest for the future.  I want to know how I should invest my money,” writes Amogelang who is 22 years old and currently studying. Keabetswe is a second-year university student who also wants to start investing...