Unit trusts: the great equaliser | Fin24
  • Load Shedding

    Find the latest load shedding schedules for Joburg, Durban, Cape Town, and other cities.

  • Power Cuts

    Wednesday's load shedding has been blamed, in part, on a broken conveyor belt at Medupi.

  • Fin24’s newsletter

    Sign up to receive Fin24's top news in your inbox every morning.


Unit trusts: the great equaliser

May 24 2010 08:01
Unit trust funds are one of the most accessible investment vehicles.

The funds allow investors easy access to multiple asset classes at a price most people can afford.

Lump sum minimum investments are fairly low on many funds (starting with a few thousand rand) and monthly debit orders often cost a minimum of a few hundred rand.

But there are potential dangers, though those often result from the investor’s behaviour.

This guide examines what should and shouldn’t be done when investing in unit trusts.

By and large, though, the results speak for themselves, both in the large inflows unit trusts attract and the often-superior returns they provide, especially for long-term investors.

Unit trusts have been the great equaliser, opening up investment markets once only the preserve of rich people, to everyone.

 - Finweek

unit trusts  |  investment


Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot


Struggling power utility Eskom will take centre stage at this year's mini budget

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

What do you think about private healthcare in SA?

Previous results · Suggest a vote