Offshore investing has never been easier. South African investors can buy Offshore investments refer to investments made in countries other than the one you live in. These investments allow you to take advantage of a better investment environment, different tax regulations, or simply to protect your portfolio from risks affecting your local investments. Here are some posts that discuss offshore investing: ETF: How to buy the whole world Podcast: Offshore ETFs More index-trackers in rands via local stockbrokers. The product selection also increases every year. We can get exposure to euro, dollar, and pound-based investments at the click of a button. The Satrix MSCI World ETF is leading the charge in global exposure, with a highly diversified ETF investing in 23 countries and 1653 companies in the developed world.
The ETF’s nearly 63% exposure to the USA makes it appealing to investors interested in global household names like Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. However, its exposure in 22 regions outside of the US ensures that weightings in companies When a company or product is listed, you can buy and sell its shares on a stock exchange like the JSE. Listing on a stock exchange makes it possible for members of the public to invest in a company using the infrastructure provided by the exchange and its brokers instead of going directly to the company to buy shares. These More in other regions can compensate should American companies start to struggle to conduct business in the rest of the world. Property lovers would be glad to hear that 3.32% of the An index is a tool we can use to measure movement over time. In the stock market, we use indices to track the performance of a selection of listed companies. This could include all the companies listed on the market, or all the companies in a certain sector. In inflation, we use an index to track the price of certain More is invested in global real estate.
While the In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price. 'Saving' is not the same More is made rands, the ETF is denominated in US dollars, offering opportunities to capitalise on currency movements. In addition to 63.15% exposure to the dollar, the ETF also has 10.72% exposure to the Euro and 8.30% exposure to the Japanese Yen.
The greatest news is that the TER is only 0.35% per year, making it the cheapest ETF with worldwide exposure around.
|ETF name||Satrix MSCI World ETF|
|Issue date||25 July 2017|
|The total expense ratio (TER) is the measure used to determine how much it costs to run an ETF. Your ETF return is whatever the market delivers minus the cost of running the ETF. We only know the exact TER at the end of a period (usually a year), because even if the issuer can predict its costs exactly, it*||0.35%|
|ETF benchmark||MSCI World (Developed Market) Index|
|Tax-free savings account||Investment allowed|
|ETF major holdings||Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, JP Morgan Chase&Co, Alphabet, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble. Download a full list here.|
|Performance||Since listing +33.7|
1 year +14.6%
|What we like||Global exposure, compensating for local political instability and slow growth, dollar exposure and worldwide exposure, reducing regional risk.|
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