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ETF: Understanding the Sygnia Japan ETF

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This week, we take a closer look at the Sygnia iTrix MSCI Japan (share code: SYGJP) ETF. The Japanese economy remains one of the largest in the developed world. Japan is the second-biggest holding in the MSCI World Index, as well as the S&P Global 1200 Index. Considering the Japanese market hasn’t recovered from a ...
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ETF: Understanding the CoreShares Global Property ETF

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Fortunately the abysmal performance of the local property sector is not the symptom of a global problem. The CoreShares S&P Global Property (GLPROP) exchange-traded fund (ETF) offers property lovers an opportunity to enjoy the security of a physical investment and steady income in developed economies. Unlike local ETFs that invest heavily in commercial real estate ...
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ETF: Understanding SWIX ETFs

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Shareholder-weighted index (SWIX) trackers are weighted by ordinary shares held in the South African share register. Shares in these blue chip companies held by other companies don’t form part of the weighting of the index, neither do shares held by offshore investors. Since these products are weighted by shares held locally, liquidity is a built-in ...