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Investing offshore: When you want to keep your options open

So you’re already saving for retirement. But you face a dilemma. You don’t know how much of the additional savings that you have to invest should be offshore, as you don’t have any specific investment goals that require spending in a foreign currency.

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Let’s say you are already saving for retirement and have some additional money to invest. You plan to stay in South Africa and don’t envisage spending money abroad in future, but you also don’t want to miss out on global investment opportunities. If this sounds like you, consider investing offshore in a rand-denominated worldwide flexible fund or international feeder fund.


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Jul 23 2019 14:45

We are constantly bombarded with advertising messages telling us how we should be buying the latest and greatest items or experiences. However, if we were honest with ourselves, some of these purchases may not be the wisest.


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Aug 26 2019 11:43

The thought of investing offshore can be both comforting and confusing. Diversifying internationally is an obvious comfort, as is optimising your portfolio and making it more resilient.


Saving? Not saving…

Jul 10 2019 09:15

We are constantly bombarded with advertising messages telling us how we can “save” if we buy something. So it’s easy for us to fall prey to spending money on things we don’t really need out of impulse.


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