Intellidex top ETF picks for Jan 2017

Posted by Intellidex

Jan 17, 2017 3:57:32 PM

2016 was a bad year for ETF investors as all the major indices failed to produce decent returns. The top 40, one the most popular indices on the JSE, ended the year 1.83% lower than it was at the beginning of the year. The all share index, which includes all listed stocks, delivered a measly 2.4% return. Even the offshore ETFs, which have traditionally been regarded as safe havens in uncertain times, disappointed as they all registered negative growth.

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Topics: Investment Research, ETFs, EFT Tuesday


Intellidex reviews: MSCI World Index ETF

Posted by Intellidex

Jan 3, 2017 10:57:11 AM

Performance Review

The db x-tracker ETFs have traditionally derived the bulk of their returns from foreign exchange rate gains. The db x-tracker MSCI World (dbx-World) ETF has maintained this theme, incurring losses because of rand strength against the dollar in the year to end-November. In fact, the underlying index, which represents companies listed on various developed world stock exchanges, gained 1.04% in the past year in dollar terms – but forex losses (dollar gains over rand) were so significant that the SA investors (rand-denominated db x-World ETF) lost 3.35%. On the longer view, the fund is a strong performer, returning 18.6% per year on a five year view.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday


The last 2016 Easy Seminar

Posted by Odwa Magwentshu

Dec 15, 2016 3:04:50 PM

For EasyEquities, 2016 has been by far one of the greatest years. Not only because of the awards we’ve won, but because of the impact we were able to have on South Africans. A 275% increase in the number of clients that are using our platform from the previous year is a positive sign that we are paving the way for more inclusive and accessible investing.

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Topics: Education, Purple Group Limited, Seminars, Pablo Clark Racing


Intellidex reviews: db x-trackers USA Index ETF

Posted by Intellidex

Dec 13, 2016 10:31:03 AM

Performance Review

International ETFs have proven to be popular among South African investors since Deutsche Bank introduced the first international one to the JSE about 11 years ago. They now hold assets worth R11bn, accounting for more than a third of the total value of the JSE’s equity ETFs.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday


Recognise the retail investor

Posted by Colin Ford

Dec 8, 2016 11:56:15 AM

South Africa is on the brink of a massive shift in investor demographics. Retail investors literally have the potential to change the way listed companies do business – for the better! 

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Topics: Dis-Chem, Retail investing


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