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ETF: MAPPS Protect in a market crash

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How effective is diversification at smoothing out investment performance during a crash? The NewFunds MAPPS Protect ETF was designed to withstand a volatile equity environment by splitting investments between SWIX 40 equity and government bonds. One of the very few perks of living through a pandemic-induced market crash is the opportunity to test our theories ...
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Podcast: Hard, but necessary

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Upcoming events; 09 April ~ JSE Power Hour: Trader’s game plan New weekly podcast in the RSS feed every Monday late morning. BUT only in the RSS feed, not on the website. So subscribe to the feed, it is here. Download the audio file here Subscribe to our feed here Sign up for email alerts as a new ...
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ETF: Do volatility managed ETFs work in volatile times?

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Remember those strange volatility ETFs Absa launched a while ago? They were specifically designed to protect your money during volatile times. If you’ve looked at your investments even briefly in the past two weeks, you don’t need me to tell you that the volatile times have arrived, wearing sequins and singing show tunes. Hint: You can ...
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ETF: Understanding the NewFunds ILBI

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Being able to retire would be impossible if our investments didn't beat inflation over time. The NewFunds ILBI ETF (NFILBI) invests in inflation-linked government bonds in an attempt to preserve your buying power. As we explain here, inflation is when the prices of goods and services go up over time due to factors in the ...