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Intellidex Reviews: Sygnia 4th Industrial Revolution ETF

Posted by Intellidex

Dec 12, 2017 11:17:15 AM

Local investors now have a viable option to invest in the world’s most exciting global technology stocks that have the potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. Sygnia recently launched the Itrix Fourth Industrial Revolution Global ETF, the first of its kind in SA on the JSE, which invests in companies that are on the front line of the “fourth industrial revolution.”

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, Education, ETFs


Intellidex Reviews: Sygnia Itrix S&P 500

Posted by Intellidex

Nov 28, 2017 11:18:36 AM

Sygnia introduced four new ETFs to the JSE at the end of last month: Itrix S&P 500; Itrix Global Property ETF; Itrix SWIX 40 ETF; and Sygnia Itrix Top 40 ETF. These complement its range of five international ETFs that it took over from Deutsche Bank earlier this year. This week we look at Sygnia Itrix S&P 500.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, Education, ETFs


Intellidex Reviews: Ashburton Inflation ETF

Posted by Intellidex

Nov 21, 2017 3:00:52 PM

The politically seismic events occurring in Zimbabwe serve as a strong reminder of the importance of protecting investments against inflation. Our northern neighbours experienced stratospheric inflation levels a decade ago, plunging the economy into crisis and forcing the country to adopt the US dollar as its de facto currency. One moment people felt they could retire on their savings, and the next moment their savings were valueless.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, Education, ETFs


Intellidex on the Resource Sector

Posted by Intellidex

Nov 14, 2017 4:58:39 PM

Performance review:  Resource shares have been stellar performers over the past two years. The general mining index, which is made up of mining heavyweights such as Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore, has recovered well from the 2014 dip, growing 65%. The gold miners index grew 58% over the period on the back of a 17% improvement in the rand gold price. The platinum mining companies index grew 39%.  The chemicals and forestry and paper segments were the laggards, and have been largely flat. 

NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 and Satrix Resi 10, the only two ETFs that track the resources indices, have benefited from the increased investor demand for mining counters. NewFunds S&P GIVI SA Resource 15 returned 27.84% a year during the two years to end-October ahead of Satrix Resi 10 which returned 8.37%.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, Education, ETFs


Intellidex's favourite funds for November

Posted by Intellidex

Nov 7, 2017 12:39:29 PM

Each month Intellidex updates a list of ETFs, from a pool of 57 listed on the JSE, that it considers the best on offer across several asset classes. A flurry of new ETF listings this year has seen some changes to our traditional choices. Our view is, first, informed by macro developments both globally and at home. Second, we consider costs, strategy and diversification of each fund.

Generally, we classify all ETFs into five categories: domestic equity; international equity; bonds and cash; multi-asset; and dividend-focused. Not all categories are right for investors; you would want to choose asset classes that meet your unique objectives. With the advent of an emerging markets fund and a frontier markets fund, this month we split our international category into developed and developing markets.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, Education, ETFs


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