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

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

Crushing the Stock Market with the EasyCommunity #MCM

Posted by Standwa Nongauza

Oct 18, 2017 4:14:06 PM

Over the last couple of years (three almost) we've slowly been breaking the velvet barrier on exclusivity when it comes to investing. It used to be that investing was discussed between the pros, kitted out in suits with greyed or slick hair, and even matching socks. In the year since I've become an 'Investor' I have realised that the investor doesn't necessarily own a tie, nor wear matching socks all week. Most importantly, the Investor tweets. And tweets, and tweets, because, we're bored of old conventions. I do wish there was more Facebook commenting though!

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

Structured Products on our website

Posted by Greg Strachan

Oct 11, 2017 9:16:41 AM


When the the Investec Zebra wandered onto EasyEquities a few months ago with their Wealth Accelerator ESP, we helped you guys understand a bit more about what it would mean to invest in the structured product and you okes went crazy. But I thought it might help to go through what a structured product actually is in a bit more detail because personally, I’m a massive fan. What I liked the most about the Wealth Accelerator ESP was that it guaranteed your capital and allowed you to potentially get 63% after 4 years, (that’s 13% per year) AND you could invest as little or as much as you want thanks to #Easy! I think that’s a pretty sweet deal, especially for investors who are a little freaked out by market uncertainty.

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Topics: Staff, ESP, investec

The Power of a Budget

Posted by Justin Pearse

Oct 6, 2017 9:55:27 AM


I don’t know why it’s taken me till the age of 44 to come up with a comprehensive and detailed idea of where I spend my hard-earned cash. It’s actually rather embarrassing to put down on paper. 

I mean, I was of the firm belief that in any given month I generally had a fairly good idea of where it’s spent, BUT (and please notice that’s a big BUT), the recent exercise I’ve performed laid all those thoughts to waste.

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Topics: Purple Group Limited, Staff, Perspective


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