Posts by Standwa Nongauza

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TF2 and investing: building a strong team

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We saw two very different strategies in building a team when The Fighter 2 kicked off in May. Brandan Lesar, the undertested underdog in ...
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A RACE from the New York Stock Exchange to Zwartkops

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EasyEquities is giving away a fast experience! Typically the opposite is expected of investments, which require a full tank of patience and ...
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How to insure shares in your portfolio

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There is not an investment type in the world that doesn't come with risk. Risk refers to the potential for the value of an investment to ...
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Reasons To Watch Episode 5 of The Fighter

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EasyEquities is set to appear on the next episode of The Fighter 2 (Episode 5). In this episode of the MMA sport reality series which ...
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#EasyEFC Spotlight: Dr. Danella Eliasov

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We're doubling up on medical professionals in MMA with a feature on another doctor that has competed in the Extreme Fighting Championship ...
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#EasyEFC Spotlight: Dr. "Bunmi" Ojewole

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The doctor is in the house! 28 year-old surgeon and medical doctor Aderonke Adebimpe Oluwabunmi Ojewole goes by a 'Bunmi' in the ...
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Ntsikelelo Miya's new vantage view in investing

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Digital is the future! This is not only true for those of us in the FinTech space, but for the news and publication industry as well. As ...
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40 Stock Market Terms for Beginners

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Are you getting started on your own investment journey and are intimidated by the lingo in the investing world? Fear not, because the folks ...
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The Markets are a South African soapie, 2018 rounded-up

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Isidingo, Backstage, Scandal! These are not just local soapies that kept us enthralled through the Generations (wink!). Market watchers ...
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#EasyEFC Spotlight: Andrew van Zyl

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In the run up to EFC 77, we've been in touch with EFC legend, and Parktown Old Boy, Andrew van Zyl. The teacher and recently retired Mixed ...
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Understanding Investing Diversification

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You must have heard of the eggs and basket theory, it goes something like: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. But seeing that most ...
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Howard Nkuna: our #INVEST Challenge winner

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We have recently concluded the #INVEST challenge with CliffCentral's Anthea Gardener, whose Cartesian Capital managed portfolios (aka ...
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How do I create a share portfolio?

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At school you would have learnt about collective nouns, and wondered: When am I ever going to need to use the term ‘A Gaggle of Geese’, ‘A ...
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What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

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ETF is short for exchange-traded fund and is a collection of stocks or other assets. When you buy an ETF, you’re buying all of the stocks ...
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How to choose which Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to Invest in?

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Deciding which investments are the right ones for you is not a one size fits all situation. It really comes down to quite a few different ...
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Mixing Shares and ETFs in your portfolio

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Are you TeamShares or TeamETFs? A lot of people plant themselves passionately in one or the other camp, and there are definitely pros and ...
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An easy countdown to EFC 76

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EasyEquities is set to appear on your TV screen, better yet, inside the Extreme Fighting Championship hexagon cage! You can catch us on ...
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The January Effect

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December is at your doorstep, meaning the new year is practically around the corner. As an investor, this could mean that you're probably ...
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Generational wealth and what it takes

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When we start getting into investing, a lot of us have an image in mind of where we'd like to see ourselves 'at the end' of this new ...
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The Hangover: Januworry Money Blues

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January is known in some circles (mine, in particular) as Januworry, due to the fact that savings reserves are typically low from all the ...
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Consistency, a Finance Secret They Don't Tell You About

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As a young person working in the investment space, and investing via EasyEquities, I have learned quite a bit in such a short space of ...
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Hidden Platform Gems - Recurring Investments

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Where can you find Pikachu, and why is there only one of those in the Pokemon universe? What about a nerd with a hot bod, the modern knight ...
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EasyEquities x EFC 75

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Just when you thought our knockout on prices and brokerage fees on Thrive were the biggest K.O you would see this year, EFC 75 in Cape Town ...
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Fighting the Tape: Five Unorthodox Combinations

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We're partnering up with Extreme Fighting Championship this November (and December) to bring you EFC 75 and EFC 76. While we have flirted ...
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The journey to Thriving with Lethu Mlonzi

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What does determination look and sound like?  To me, it sounds like a drama student with a passion for acting. It looks like an ...
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Easy takes two at 2018 Top Stockbroker Awards!

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There is a saying in popular youth culture and reality TV that rings true to us when EasyEquities scored two wins at the Intellidex Top ...
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EasyFX and how it works

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 With all the access to the US markets we offer, we have come up with a solution hosted on our website and app that would make transferring ...
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It's not about surviving, it's about #Thriving

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Thrive's alive! 
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Celebrating firsts: Annual General Meeting

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Once you’ve become an investor via EasyEquities and have accumulated shares in one of the brands you love, it’s quite a liberating feeling. ...
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EasyEquities and Charles Savage for SASAwards 2018

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EasyEquities is up for a bunch of awards at the inaugural Southern Africa Startup Awards. As indicated in the name, these awards celebrate ...
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Big Picture Investing

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Film and television make for a wildly different kind of investment when it comes to your personal tastes and preferences. I have found that ...
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World Cup 2018 and Investment Insights: A Round-Up!

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We have just seen the conclusion of the penultimate knockout round, and are now bearing down to THE knockout phase we've all been waiting ...
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World Cup 2018 and Bundle insights: Advicement Aggressive Bundle

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One doesn't simply go into Russia to conquer. There's probably a meme on the internet making a case to that effect, with good reason. ...
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World Cup 2018 and ETF insights: Satrix RAFI vs. INDI

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Welcome to the first part in our EasyEquities World Cup ETF series.  In this episode I will be profiling Exchange Traded Funds and ...
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Insure shares using InvestSure, a world-first

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EasyEquities has added an epic feature which allows you to insure your shares against management fraud, in partnership with InvestSure. 
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The funkiest research on the block

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While investing may seem daunting as a new investor, we have got some help for you in the form of research and insights from the pros. We ...
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GameNation meets Easy

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EasyEquities sponsored the Indie Room at this year’s Gaming Forum, hosted at the Mesh club by GameNation. I had the honour of attending the ...
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"I'm not doing this investing thing for nothing!" - EasyEquities Youser, Chris Slack

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With the EasyApp having launched last month, I decided to speak with one of our most engaged Yousers and #EasyApp beta testers, Chris ...
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EasyEquities Youser Daniele: Investing is in Your Control

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EasyEquities Youser, investor and entrepreneur Daniele Ferreira has been with Easy since inception- 2014. We were interested in finding out ...
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Meet 13 Year-Old Investor: Matteo Buxman

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We interviewed one of the younger investors to make it onto our platform, Matteo Buxman. Thirteen years old and already investing, our crew ...
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EasyEquities Youser Kabelo, future finance guru

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I have had the honour to interact with some of the most socially invested investors during our #EasyApp testing campaign. It has been ...
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EasyEquities Youser Jessica Gets Frank About Spending

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We had the most fun interacting with our EasyCommunity during the app testing phase of release campaign. One such reason was that we got to ...
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Gifting Shares Isn't Only for Kardashians

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Love is in the air!  Grand gestures of love and romance are rarely directly associated with the financial sector, despite February being ...
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Tarique: the #EasyApp Champ

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After much demand and numerous requests to get started on an app, we finally got underway with developing and testing a mobile app. The ...
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#PlayintheUSA Winner Hangs Out with Fintech Heavyweights

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Not too long ago we unlocked the U.S markets to South Africans hoping to invest in some of the biggest listed companies. As part of the ...
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Lessons from a Matric maverick

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Getting a distinction is no easy feat.  Working hard to achieve seven is another level of difficulty that we can only admire.  TeamEasy and ...
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EasyEquities youser Palesa on why she loves Stokvels

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In the third and final entry of our Stokvel series We interviewed EasyEquities Youser, businesswoman and Stokvel advocate, Palesa Lengolo, ...
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EasyEquities Stokvel group PH Umcebo

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Given the tendency for Stokvels to be medium to long-term organisations, maybe an ETF centered portfolio would be best, with some value ...
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Stokvels and corporate investment portfolios

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Saving and investing is usually seen as a very individual activity: where singular undertakings and risks can yield very singular reward. ...
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Offshore investing and tax

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Since launching US stocks back in September, some of you have reached out wanting to know a bit more about how the taxman views U.S. ...
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Crushing the Stock Market with the EasyCommunity #MCM

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Over the last couple of years (three almost) we've slowly been breaking the velvet barrier on exclusivity when it comes to investing. It ...
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Sanlam to acquire 30% of fintech disruptor EasyEquities

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 Purple Group (PPE) and Sanlam Investment Holdings (SIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Limited, are delighted to announce that SIH ...
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EasyEquities makes the BAI finals

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We're proud to announce that EasyEquities has made it in the finals for the BAI Global Innovation Awards!! Now while we're going wild at ...
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Snap a pic: US stocks in your world

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US brands have such power and there's a bunch of them in our local world - whether it's as we look down on the treadmill to a pair of the ...
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Easy yousers share their US stock picks for #playintheusa

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For a lot of people, the idea of investing can be a little daunting. So many people feel embarrassed or scared that they don’t know enough, ...
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Carly Barnes: Don't Be Intimidated By Your Finances, Own Them. Slay Them!

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Carly Barnes is a marketer, singer, investor, flexitarian and world wanderer. She studied music and live performance at AFDA and went on to ...
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Sports Stocks, and Why I Love 'em

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The sports season is just about over! For major competitions, that is.  We are now entering the off-season, where we are left with nothing ...
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