EasyEquities Stokvel group PH Umcebo

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Dec 12, 2017 4:01:14 PM

Given the tendency for Stokvels to be medium to long-term organisations, maybe an ETF centered portfolio would be best, with some value equities thrown in the periphery (in what is termed a Core-Satellite strategy by asset managers). In the second installment of our Stokvel series, we chatted to investment Stokvel group, PH Umcebo, on their investment journey and how they have organised and structured their apporach to the markets. Check out just what they had to say.

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Topics: Investing, Staff, social, People, You-sers

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

Stokvels and corporate investment portfolios

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Dec 6, 2017 10:39:55 AM


Saving and investing is usually seen as a very individual activity: where singular undertakings and risks can yield very singular reward. Which is great when you’re an island, but a lot of us belong to communities and little clubs that we would love to see flourish. As social creatures and members of the EasyCommunity that loves sharing with one another our investment journeys and strategies, it's only natural to want to know more about how we can invest as communal groups. 

In the first of three posts about Stokvels and group investments, we briefly introduce what we understand Stokvels to be and their social context. The following blogs will be from Stokvel participants on just how they work in the investment and financial space. 

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Topics: Investing, Staff, social, People, You-sers, stokvels

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

Running late with submitting your tax returns?

Posted by TaxTim

Nov 22, 2017 4:36:39 PM

Tax really is a schlep. While we are no tax specialists ourselves, we know some cool guys that have made this tax thing less stressful. Enter TaxTim; a digital tax assistant that aids in the completion and submission of your tax return. Given the looming 24 November tax return deadline, TaxTim may just be able to help you in time.

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Topics: Tax


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