Buying gold is as easy as buying a gold ETF with one listed locally in Rands from Absa and a US one trading in US$ from State Street Global Advisors. Both have the code GLD.
This ETF is great for investors who want exposure to commodities via resource miners. It is very cyclical but booms every so often.
In this first of a four part series Keith McLachlan details investment fundamentals and identifying potential and risks of a business.
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.
While ETFs started out as broad-market products weighted by capitalisation, local ETF issuers have also ventured into more complex index methodologies to offer something for every taste. Here we explain more about these ETFs so you can decide if they have a place in your portfolio.
In a lower interest rate environment getting inflation-beating returns on cash is challenging. If you have a five-year savings goal, this could have a real impact on your returns. A potential solution to this is short-term investing. The most important consideration here is the relationship between time and risk.