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ETF: Understanding the NewFunds Momentum Equity ETF

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

There is no upper limit to the potential performance of a share. It's unintuitive, but it's true. A share price that has gone up 100% can go up another 200% and then 300% after that. Share prices are determined by supply and demand in the market. When investors see a share price going up, they ...
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Comparing ETFs: Methodology

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ETF methodologies are getting smarter and our investible universe now includes the whole world. With a growing number of investment options, choosing the best ETF for your portfolio requires a fair bit of digging. ETF methodology is your shovel. ETF methodology JSE investors can choose between ETFs weighted by market capitalisation and smart beta ETFs. ...
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Podcast: Factor-based investing

Kristia van Heerden Latest, The Fat Wallet

Factor-based investing is nothing new. The idea that certain shares will give higher returns over time is the premise behind the entire asset management industry. Factor-based ETFs are as interesting for their weighting as their methodology. In this episode, we talk about whether factor-based investing has a place in passive investing.

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ETF: Six questions to answer before buying an ETF

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A strong investment strategy is a critical part of any attempt at successful investing. When you have a record of why you chose a certain type of investment, you are better equipped to handle the inevitable curveballs the market will throw at you. Without an investment strategy, you might be tempted to jump ship at ...