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Comparing ETFs: Asset classes

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Investing is about more than just shares. There are a number fo different asset classes we can buy and this article digs into the details.

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ETF: How to read your MDD fund information

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Minimum disclosure documents (MDD) have lots of useful information about your ETF. Here we explain these sections of your MDD: Fund classification (this tells you what type of asset you’re invested in and where in the world that asset lives), Distribution, Portfolio currency, Rebalancing, and Fees.

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ETF: How to buy the whole world

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In this episode of The Fat Wallet Show, Simon and I discussed the merits of a single ETF strategy based on this Lars Kroijer video. By the end of the episode I land on an ETF investment strategy that is simple and easy to implement. I want exposure to all the world’s markets, weighted by ...
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ETF: The Ashburton 1200 facelift

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The Ashburton 1200 (ASHEQF) ETF is the only ETF weighted by market capitalisation that invests in developed as well as emerging markets. For that reason, it’s been our ETF of choice for a few years. This ETF has always been slightly more expensive than other locally-listed global offerings. The Ashburton team is changing the makeup ...
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ETF: Understanding the Satrix Emerging Market ETF

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While South Africa itself is an emerging market, local investors hoping to access other emerging economies have had limited options in the past. These days, we can conveniently access emerging market economies, including the economies of our neighbours, using ETFs. Tip: We discuss the difference between developed and emerging economies in this podcast. 2017 saw the ...