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ETF: Your guide to bond ETFs

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

If you are looking for a savings vehicle that returns at least your original investment amount plus inflation, you might be in the market for bonds. Some bonds protect spending power by offering returns linked to inflation. Others offer a guaranteed income, regardless of market events or inflation. This asset class offers investors a degree ...

Video: Everything ETFs and tax-free

Simon Brown JSE Power Hour, Video Invest, Webinar

December saw the twentieth anniversary of the first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listing on the JSE. Since 2000 the industry has grown to over R110billion in assets and 137 listings covering all investments options (local, offshore, equity, bonds, commodities and property). This first Power Hour event of 2021 was presented by Simon Brown and he ...
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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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ETF: A place for new ETFs in your portfolio

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

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.

Pro-active passive management

Video: Pro-active passive management

Simon Brown JSE Power Hour, Video Invest, Webinar

Nerina Visser of etfSA is one of the foremost Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) experts in South Africa and while Just One Lap takes the one ETF to rule them all approach, Nerina takes a much more nuanced approach. In this JSE Power Hour Nerina focuses on how to analyse and evaluate individual ETFs for their suitability for ...
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ETF: Understanding the Sygnia Japan ETF

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

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: Commodity ETFs in your portfolio

Kristia van Heerden ETF Blog, Latest

Commodities tend to give investors a sense of security. Gold is especially popular during political and economical turmoil as the current COVID rally is making abundantly clear. The presence of a tangible asset at the other end of the transaction is comforting to those who are at all times geared for the apocalypse. While it’s ...