Archive for Investments

STUDENT HOUSING: AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?

STUDENT HOUSING: AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?

By: MICEL SCHNEHAGE Property developers, investors and parents are taking advantage of a massive backlog in student housing to enter what could potentially be a lucrative investment. There also appears to be a growing trend in the number of private investors and parents climbing on…

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WHY INVEST OFFSHORE AT ALL?

WHY INVEST OFFSHORE AT ALL?

By: CANDICE PAINE The merits of offshore diversification are old hat to most serious investors, but what is potentially a problem is the manner-often a knee jerk reaction in which most investors go about getting this exposure. What we have seen over time, borne out…

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PENSION

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR PENSION

By: CRAIG AITCHISON While early reaction in the Eurozone seems to have resulted in the worst of the European sovereign debt crisis being averted, the long-term ramifications will be widely experienced by ordinary citizens across the globe, including millions of South African pension fund members….

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THE BALANCEDD FUND DILEMMA

THE BALANCEDD FUND DILEMMA

By: INGÉ LAMPRECHT Balanced unit trust funds have seen significant inflows over the past few years on the back of generally good performances. Also, amidst growing uncertainty and volatility, many investors have decided to leave decisions around asset-allocation to the professionals. According to the Association…

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THE RISK OF INVESTING IN A LIVING ANNUITY

THE RISK OF INVESTING IN A LIVING ANNUITY

By: SIMON PEARSE When investing for retirement, age 30 to 60, the aim is to accumulate capital. All investment income is re-invested, often tax free. The post-retirement phase, age 60 to 90, differs as the investor draws an annuity from the investment. The real threat…

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ARE ALL GENERAL UNIT TRUSTS THE SAME?

ARE ALL GENERAL UNIT TRUSTS THE SAME?

By: INGÉ LAMPRECHT Is the underlying asset class of a unit trust a true reflection of the downside risk investors are faced with? Not necessarily. In fact, the risk spectrum of unit trust funds within the same subcategory in the local unit trust market can…

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GOOD UNIT TRUST CHOICES

GOOD UNIT TRUST CHOICES

By: FELICITY DUNCAN According to the Association for Savings and Investment SA (ASISA), South Africans have over R1 trillion invested in collective investments. These funds make up a substantial portion of South African retail investors’ savings, and therefore picking the right unit trust is one…

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THE SIMPLEST INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

THE SIMPLEST INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

By: PATRICK CAIRNS For many people, investing is scary. It seems complicated and convoluted, and there are so many things one needs to try to understand. As a result, we receive many requests from readers wanting to know where they should put their money. Given…

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HOW DO YOU INVEST WITH ONLY 9 YEARS TO RETIREMENT?

HOW DO YOU INVEST WITH ONLY 9 YEARS TO RETIREMENT?

By: ROBIN GIBSON What do you do if you have woken up in your mid-50s and realised that you have less than ten years to go until you retire? This question from a reader outlines such a scenario, which we will try to address. Question…

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GETTING MORE FROM YOUR LIVING ANNUITY

GETTING MORE FROM YOUR LIVING ANNUITY

By: INGÉ LAMPRECHT Every one per cent of additional annual returns or fee savings can sustain your retirement income level from a living annuity up to 12 years longer. The calculation is based on a 5% initial income drawdown that keeps pace with inflation, a…

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