What Are Preference Shares?

Posted by Carly Barnes

Oct 6, 2017 9:59:28 AM

Many of you have asked just what a preference share is, and how it differs from your standard issue share. Here's a simplified version of just what they are and do for the investor, and why companies issue preference shares in the first place.  

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Topics: Education, preference shares


Intellidex reviews: Satrix Top 40 Index Fund

Posted by Intellidex

Apr 19, 2017 10:06:45 AM

 

ETF ANALYSIS

Satrix Top 40 Index Fund

Performance review

The JSE all share index has moved sideways for more than two years and the Satrix Top 40 exchange-traded fund – made up of companies that account for more than 80% of the JSE’s overall capitalisation – performed along similar lines, losing about 2% in the past year.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, preference shares


Intellidex reviews: CoreShares PrefTrax

Posted by Intellidex

Apr 12, 2017 12:52:32 PM

ETF ANALYSIS

Performance review

Preference shares listed on the JSE have enjoyed a solid performance over the past two years. The preference shares index returned 9.58% a year in the two years to end-March, outperforming both the JSE all bond index (5.04%/year) and the JSE Top 40 index (2.64%/year). Benefiting from this, the CoreShares PrefTrax ETF returned 12.35% over the 12 months to end-March and 9.7% over a two-year period.

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Topics: ETF Tuesday, preference shares


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