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The ETF Investor

May 24, 2021

Listed real estate investments have been under quite a bit of pressure over the last year or two, and the global lockdown due to Covid pandemic just added insult to injury. Even global real estate stocks, although arguably more diversified than local investments, were weighed down by the strength in the rand which has...

May 18, 2021

The returns we get from investments come in two parts – capital gains (or an increase in the price) and distributions, which could be either dividends or interest. It is easy to see the first part of this return equation, the price changes, from your investment platform or stockbroking account, but how do...

May 10, 2021

Investors are often told to “do your homework”, to “understand what you invest in before you do so”, or even just “do your own research”, but what exactly does that mean, and how should ETF investors evaluate an ETF to decide if it’s right for you? In this episode we take a closer look at fact sheets, how...

May 1, 2021

In this episode we turn our attention to an asset class that is at best not well understood by most investors, or at worst, a complete unknown, and that is African sovereign bond markets. We also discuss the ballot process required to change the investment strategy of an existing ETF.