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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: Satrix offers ethical ETFs

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Environmental, social & governance (ESG) has become the investing buzz phrase in 2020 as the new theme for investors. Environmental metrics cover climate risks, natural resources scarcity, pollution and waste, and environmental opportunities. Social metrics include labour issues and product liability, risks such as data security, and stakeholder opposition. Governance refers to items relating to ...
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ETF: Bonds in your ETF portfolio

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

Danish fund manager and author Lars Kroijer advocates for a simplified do-it-yourself investment strategy comprising of two simple investments. The first is an ETF with global exposure. The second is bonds with a time horizon similar to our investment horizon. For the ETF, the Ashburton 1200 caught our attention because it offers a small amount ...
What it means to invest globally, locally?

Video: What it means to invest globally, locally?

Simon Brown JSE Power Hour, Learn Investing, Video Invest, Webinar

Satrix CIO, Kingsley Williams takes you through a comparison of global indices which you can invest in via ETFs listed on the JSE –the MSCI World (STXWD), MSCI Emerging Markets (STXEM), the S&P 500 (STX500) and the Nasdaq 100 (STXNQD) index. It is important to know what makes up the ETFs you invest in snd ...
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ETF: Understanding the Satrix MSCI World ETF

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Offshore investing has never been easier. South African investors can buy offshore 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 ...
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ETF: Understanding the Ashburton 1200 ETF

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

Once we start investing, most of us are in pursuit of the perfect investment. What we want, of course, is the unicorn that goes to the moon the day after we invested. Luckily, we understand our ability to find that needle in the haystack at precisely the right moment is slim indeed. We have to ...
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ETF: Understanding the Satrix Emerging Market ETF

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

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 ...