Investing in AFRICA

Posted by Waylon Smit

Nov 3, 2017 9:52:33 AM

 

Who knew that investing in Africa, the second largest continent on the planet, could be this #Easy. Cloud Atlas brought their Exchange Traded Fund  (ETF)  to the JSE in April 2017. The aim of this ETF is to provide access to the continents biggest companies and sectors to South Africans. 

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Topics: Tax Free Investing, ETFs


Access an asset manager, for as little as R5

Posted by Waylon Smit

Oct 26, 2017 3:22:50 PM

A lot of people find investing and picking which shares to start a portfolio with a daunting task, especially new investors who are still learning and growing as they go. Bundles and Baskets are a good go-to for anyone who might find themselves in this positionon, making it easier to gain access to shares and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's). On top of that, Bundles and Baskets also provide anyone with access to asset managers - you know those clever guys who make the smart informed choices and create portfolios for you based on their own strategies.  

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Topics: Tax Free Investing, ETFs, Baskets, Bundles


Bryan and Michelle Stewart are saving for their future are you?

Posted by Shaun Keeling

Feb 2, 2017 12:18:04 PM

Bryan and Michelle Stewart – both in their very-very early 30s – recently got married and have a very strong commitment to saving for their future.

"My parents started teaching me about saving and investments when I was quite young," says Michelle. "Each month a portion of our allowance was put into an Allan Gray equities savings account."

Bryan's investment journey started more recently, in 2012, when he started his first job after finishing varsity.

"I needed to build up some cash and found that investing in equities was the best way to grow my money," he says. 

We asked Bryan and Michelle some questions about their investments, to see how their answers correlate with each other. Here's what they said…

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Topics: Education, Tax Free Investing, How to get wealthy with Easy Equities, Investing, Investor Spotlight, savings


The Great TFSA Race!

Posted by Joshua Nuttall

Feb 15, 2016 11:00:57 AM

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Topics: Tax Free Savings, Tax Free Investing, Investing, ETFs


What does the “tax-free” part of tax-free savings mean?

Posted by Colin Ford

May 8, 2015 4:26:00 PM

When you make an investment, you’re hoping for a return (obviously). You want your investment to grow, you want dividend pay-outs … in short, you want to build your personal wealth. But at what cost?

“Any benefit you gain from an investment, be it interest, capital gains, or dividends is subject to tax when you cash it in,” explains Almero Oosthuizen of EasyEquities. “So if you invest R1,000 now, and your investment is worth R4,500 when you withdraw it in 10 years, you will be taxed on the difference – that’s the R3,500 – in the year that you make the withdrawal.”

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Topics: Tax Free Investing


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