Is NEXTDC the next big thing?

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NEXTDC is a technology company enabling business transformation through innovative data centre outsourcing solutions, connectivity services ...
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Tax time - be prepared

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COVID-19 has presented our country with many challenges. SARS has responded to the pandemic and made some key changes to the tax filing ...
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Using ETFs to Invest in Your Child's Education - Stealthy Wealth webinar

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On the 29th July 2020 we hosted a very informative webinar with Stealthy Wealth, on using ETFs to Invest in your child's education.
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FinMeUp on Xero

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Accounting software made for small businesses: Xero’s online accounting software lives in the cloud, which allows small business to ...
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InvestSure - in a nutshell

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When we think about InvestSure we think about a small passionate team, who are looking to protect investors from an unmanageable and ...
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New Thrive Instruments July 2020

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It's that time again when we update our Thrive instruments and this time we using our Emperor Asset Management team's Covid Bundles, which ...
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Got (a2) Milk? An analysis on ASX-listed a2 Milk Co.

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a2 Milk Company is a consumer staples company with their main products being Infant milk formula, liquid milk and other nutritional ...
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Cartesian Talks tech stocks with Rapelang Rabana

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Why does Cartesian Capital MD Anthea Gardner still find herself running in short-shorts in this weather? And what has this got to do with ...
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Satrix MSCI China ETF IPO

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Satrix is launching a brand new ETF that will track the MSCI China Index and they've decided to make it available to you early, as part of ...
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Anatomy of a Ponzi

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Scammers have been around forever and their latest favourite seems to have a Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, etc) or Forex (Foreign Exchange) ...
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New Stocks Have Landed

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We have a bunch on new shares on offer on EasyEquities USD that you can invest in. One small step from your available funds, one giant leap ...
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The Purple MAP Turns One

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For the next two weeks you will be able to donate to a cause very close to our hearts, not only at EasyEquities but through the Purple ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - June 2020 and YTD

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There has been some extreme movements in the market during the month of June, including the Rand’s turn around. This came unexpected for ...
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Predictions from the FinMeUp gang

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The best performing investors are the investors that can 'predict' the future the best.
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Cartesian Talks are a great habit for the serious investor

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The Cartesian Talks webinar series is in full swing. Each week, Cartesian Capital MD Anthea Gardner talks guests through a different ...
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Self-taught skater turned self-taught investor

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Brandon Valjalo wasn’t always a skateboarder primarily. In fact, Brandon was a football, cricket, and rugby player in his school days, even ...
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In Horses We Trust

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At the start of the month, we gave our EasyEquities community the chance to donate to a cause that’s close to our hearts. A bunch of you ...
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What does a U and V shaped recovery mean for index investments – 1nvest webinar

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On the 10th June 2020 we hosted a webinar with Ryan Basdeo, one of 1nvests fund managers, on what does a U and V shaped recovery mean for ...
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Enjoy the Benefits of Bonds

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Anthea Gardner of Cartesian Capital gave an extremely interesting talk on bonds in the Cartesian Talks webinar on 17 June 2020. If you’ve ...
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How to Activate Your EasyEquities AUD account

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In the words of one of South Africa’s biggest exports, Trevor Noah,” That’s it! We’re going to Australia!”
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Taking Up Space as Young Shareholders

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Two years ago I went to my first Annual Grand Meeting and wrote about my experience, you can read about it here. While it was cool to check ...
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EasyEquities x Capitec: What's the Big Deal?

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Friday, 29 May, Capitec Bank announces at their AGM that they would be partnering up with EasyEquities as part of their mobile app ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - May 2020 and YTD

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Many sectors in the country have been operating under level 4 of the lockdown, with major sectors still facing the impact COVID-19 has had ...
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A New Way to Thrive!

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Remember how we created a loyalty programme that allowed you to pay ZERO BROKERAGE on selected stocks if you accomplished certain goals? ...
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Lessons from a market crash – Satrix webinar

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On the 29th May 2020 we hosted a webinar with Siyabulela Nomoyi, Satrix's Quantitative Portfolio Manager, lessons from a Market crash, ...
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The New Normal - Offshore Diversification

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If you look at your balance sheet, how many of your assets are directly linked to the South African economy.
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The New Normal - Beyond COVID-19

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COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. It has changed the way we work, socialize, exercise, communicate, eat, sleep and so it goes on.
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I love Tesla - Higgo van Biljon

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Tesla is about 24% of my international portfolio. By far the largest holding in my portfolio, and I will continue to add it to my portfolio ...
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Balance sheets, survival, and the shots you don't take

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Peak to trough, the All Share index lost 35% during the Corona Crisis and has in recent weeks bounced 37%. And although we don’t have a ...
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Heart of a lion - a Q&A with Brandon Valjalo

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Brandon Valjalo - national skating champion and one of the coolest EasyEquities partners we’ve had – will take the world by storm. There, I ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - April 2020 and YTD

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The national market is in the new phase of the lockdown, with restrictions slightly loosened up to allow operations in some business ...
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Why should I add bonds to my portfolio?

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On the 7th May 2020, Satrix launched their SA Bond ETF. It was a very special occasion as it was also the first virtual listing on the JSE. ...
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Using ETFs to build diversified balanced portfolio's -1nvest

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On the 6th May 2020 we hosted a webinar with Wehmeyer Ferreira, Chief Operations Officer at 1nvest, on Using ETFs to build diversified ...
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Higgo van Biljon on creating a portfolio from scratch!

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It is never too early or too late to start building a stock portfolio. At any given time, opportunities are presented. My personal motto is ...
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Listing on lockdown: Satrix launches SA Bond ETF

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Look at this blog heading, pretty epic for its alliterations right? While I pat myself on the back for the awesome wordplay, something more ...
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An Intro to Investing versus Trading

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Everyone looks at investing in shares through the same lens as trading - and the confusion between the two makes sense. They both involve ...
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An EasyFX update!

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As you know EasyFX allows you to convert your rand-delas from your EasyEquities ZAR account, and buy some USD equities. We've got some ...
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Innovation in the midst of turmoil – Satrix Nasdaq 100

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On the 30th April 2020 we hosted a webinar with Kingsley Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Satrix, on Innovation in the midst of ...
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Plan for the monthly JSE closeouts

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Every month (and every quarter) the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closes derivative and equity trading on for 25 minutes. In the middle of ...
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An #EasyRun for charity

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Team Easy never backs down from a challenge, so when our friends at the Born2Run Athletics Club hit us up for a charity run, we couldn't ...
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Higgo van Biljon hitting snooze on some shares

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Owing to the panic caused by the Coronavirus , shares globally have been hammered and are now trading at the lowest level in years. The ...
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South African Listed Tracker Funds Awards ("SALTA") 2020

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Well done to all the winners of the third SA Listed Tracker Funds Awards (SALTA) held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on 11 March 2019. ...
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Tax education 101 - Statements

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As a taxpayer and EasyVestor, you will most definitely receive tax statements. Do you know why you receive these, and have you cracked the ...
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Identifying opportunities in SA markets

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Are the chips all down? Or is this the greatest investment opportunity we may see in our lives? I believe there is a massive ...
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Tax education 101 - Tax Certificates

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As an EasyVestor, it is important to know what taxes you can incur during your investing journey, the certificates you should have, where ...
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Dividends 2.0: ETF distributions

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A lot of users in the EasyEquities community love dividends. I’ve seen a number of investors celebrate dividend dates on social media, but ...
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Graeme Corrington visits EasyEquities (virtually)!

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Ending our first full week of national #lockdown, EasyEquities held its first completely remote staff meeting. Normally we get together at ...
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R130 000 goes to the Solidarity Fund via EasyEquities!

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Our national lockdown and the world-wide COVID19 crisis is testing all of us – individuals, companies and society at large.
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Spotting opportunities in US markets

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Owing to the panic caused by the Coronavirus, shares globally have been hammered and are now trading at the lowest level in years. The ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - March 2020 and YTD

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The Coronavirus continues to have an impact on the global and national market. The rise of infection rate in the country continues to add ...
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The JSE will open a bit later on EasyEquities.

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Head of Trading, Nilan Morar, breaks it down for us: Current volatility has reached levels last seen during the 2008 financial crisis! Many ...
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You can now donate to Solidarity Fund on EasyEquities!

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EasyEquities and the EasyCommunity want to play their part in supporting South Africans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. That's why we've ...
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EasyEquities looks at the global crisis with equanimity

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The current global outbreak has had an adverse effect on many people and businesses, changing the way businesses operate and interact with ...
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How Coronavirus is Affecting Investments

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As a New York Times headline so succinctly put it: “A global disease outbreak isn’t the kind of risk that many investors were trained to ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - Feb 2020 and YTD

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The year continues in dramatic fashion in the markets as the coronavirus takes its toll on global supply and demand factors. Despite the ...
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Risk and reward in the skater's world

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EasyEquities has teamed up with skateboarding wonder-kid and 2020 Olympic hopeful Brandon Valjalo. I had the opportunity to chat with ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - January 2020 and YTD

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2020 has kicked off in dramatic fashion with threats of WWIII, virus breakouts, and a certain president facing impeachment. Investors may ...
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12J - How a tax deduction is helping save SA's SME's

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Section 12J is a relatively new piece of legislation introduced in 2009 into the income tax act as a tax deduction offered to incentivise ...
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New year, new resolutions!

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At the start of each year many of us take the time out for the important task of goal setting for the year. A general tip is remembering ...
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2019 Bundle Returns

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Yo Easy Fam, some might say 2019 was a good a year to test the waters when it came to those so called risky assets (international stocks), ...
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Who is LoveLife and Squeeze Juice?

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Monthly Bundle Returns - December 2019 and YTD

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We look at the last month of the calendar year in bundle performances. You can catch the best performance of 2019 in this recap for the ...
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MayaOnMoney podcast: getting financially fit for Januworry

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Every year many South Africans, myself included, resent the money blues that come with the start of a new year. January is such a financial ...
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SME's - the backbone of emerging markets

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All over the world there is a growing recognition that a market economy starts by establishing small and medium-sized enterprises, and then ...
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Section 12J - understanding Section 12J tax benefit

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Any investment made of up to R2.5 million per individual and R5 million for a company is fully deductible in the year in which the ...
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Section 12J - operating assets as an attractive investment

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An operating asset is something that is used by a business (small or medium) and plays an important role in their operations and in turn ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - November 2019 and YTD

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From our previous blog, you can see similar trends and who the usual top contenders are, together with some newcomers.  Will we see them ...
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Section 12J - the basics

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Section 12J refers to a section in the South African Income Tax Act which provides a tax incentive for individuals, trusts and companies ...
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We're hiring: Brand Rockstar

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Let's end the year off with a BANG!!! We’re looking for a Brand Rockstar to join our brand team. Here’s how to raise your hand and let us ...
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South African terms in the markets

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We’re celebrating all things South Africa, by appreciating the spirit of Mzansi and all of her distinctive characteristics. As part of our ...
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CoreShares SA Property Income ETF

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CoreShares have just launched an exciting New Local Property ETF and want to tell everyone all about it. We had a webinar with Chris Rule ...
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The Men behind Machabeng

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Recently I did a short bio on the very impressive CEO at our partner, Cannon Asset Managers, Adrian Saville. Cannon Asset Managers ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - October 2019 and YTD

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In our previous blog on the September returns on Bundles, there were some impressive comparisons to be made! This month we have more cool ...
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The Man behind Machabeng!

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So, I thought it would be great to have a little bio on a very cool guy and one of the big dogs in the world of investing, Adrian Saville, ...
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One flag, a couple bruises, all reward!

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While South Africa has been throwing its support behind the boks in Japan, over at EasyHQ in Braamfontein we have seen real scrimmages take ...
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Be a Superhero, Be Like Xavier

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Be like Xavier. Inspirational “kid” investor makes my day.
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A million Rand in US dollars!

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My name is Jessica and my colleagues refer to me as "the FX Guru"! That’s because I love the way you can use rands to invest in dollars on ...
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Monthly Bundle Returns - September 2019 and YTD

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We have some cool insights for you on our bundle performance that will help you make more informed decisions when browsing our various ...
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Corporate Actions: why should I care?

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For some investors corporate actions (CA) might be a blessing in disguise while it's a curse for others, depending on which side of the ...
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Baby Steps into Bundles

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So, you might be new to investing like me, or not so new but don’t have a load of time on your hands…  Either way, there is a reason people ...
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Galileo Next World Portfolio

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Dr. Seuss and dividends, an InvestSure update

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“The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss said that and our mates from InvestSure agree. So they sent some learnings ...
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BA-DA-BOOM: the Machabeng Bundle

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We are proud to announce the release of our Machabeng bundle. Machabeng, which means “international” in Sesotho, invests in good companies ...
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What is Giant Flag?

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The Americans planted their flag on the moon a few decades ago, of which I'm still not sure whether that means that they own it now. Well ...
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Understanding the JSE Top 40

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The JSE top 40 is an index of the 40 biggest listed companies on the JSE in terms of market capitalization. Wait up…market what?
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Dividends 2.0: the basics in dividends

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We've covered dividend topics extensively in the past, from understanding what factors to look at when selecting dividend-paying stocks, to ...
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Women at JSE She Invests lead the way

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange hosted the finance event of the year in partnership with EasyEquities. On 10 August, hundreds of hopeful ...
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Technical analysis stock market terminology you should know

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In part two of our segment we look at the “when” to buy shares or sell shares and this is where the discipline of Technical Analysis is ...
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Fundamental stock market terminology you should know

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The How? EasyEquities aced democratizing share investing. The 'why' and 'when' comes with a little bit of homework, and this is where both ...
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Monthly Bundle review - July 2019

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Every month we're going to bring you an update on the managed portfolios we have available on EasyEquities. As the co-pilot to your ...
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What is automated investing and how does it work?

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It’s not entirely what it sounds like – a robot out of the Jetsons, hoverboarding around the stock exchange floor plugging in charts and ...
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July Savings Month wrap-up

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National Savings Month just wrapped up yesterday and I’d like to share what you, the Easy Community, got up to. The month of July always ...
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Taking the JSE to Katlehong

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A final year student at Wits University recently enlisted my help as an EasyEquities brand ambassador to help him along his mission of ...
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Zande: Multiply your moola with mid- and small-cap stocks

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Zande, which means “multiply” in isiZulu, is a portfolio of mid- and small-cap stocks designed to give investors an opportunity to invest ...
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Dividends are the best part about investing

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Corporate actions (such as dividends) are often viewed as the most boring part of investing. I had a chat with accountant (by day, and ...
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ETF: My first investment

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If you're entering the stock market for the first time, deciding on what to invest in could send you into analysis paralyses. You might ...
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Investing in American stocks you use every day

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Take stock of your daily routine. You may find that on an average day you interact with more American brands than brands from any other ...
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How to invest R100

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At the start of your investment journey, you may find yourself overthinking about getting started. A lot of people believe that it takes a ...
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ETFs: has the jury reached a verdict?

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Emperor Asset Management's Chief Investment Officer, Shaun Krom, provides insight on the value (and risks) in investing in Exchange Traded ...
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