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  1. I'm curious if you've reviewed your rationale recently now that the waters have temporarily calmed. Do you still think you were thinking clearly or do you recognize a little bit of the recency bias and nihilism that drove the choices you made here? I'm speaking with regards to: 1. Cashing out your pension (!) 2. Panic selling from a passively managed portfolio (As an aside, who exactly was "trying to take your money"? 3. Staying invested (due to admin inertia) in the RA while thinking there was no way it could recover (I'm curious to know if it did and if so/not what
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  2. So I recently found myself doing a fee comparison between 10x (I am currently with 10x), Outvest, EasyEquities and Sygnia. Results: The cheapest platform depends on your RA value. Outvest is cheapest once you hit +/- R450k Below that Sygnia is typically cheapest. I made my research results freely available in the form of an interactive calculator. Here it is. https://mymoneytree.co.za/calculator/ra/
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  3. So I have been planning my Tax Free Investment Account portfolio for 2021 and this is what I've decided to buy in the year ahead in terms of my ETF picks: Composition: 70% Offshore Equities 20% Local Equities 10% Local Property My portfolio will then look as follows: Offshore (70%): ASHEQF: 25% STXEMG: 25% STXNDQ: 10% SYG4IR: 10% Local (30%): STX40: 7% NFEMOM: 7% STXQUA: 7% CSPROP: 10% The local picks may seem strange at 7% each, but I cannot deci
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  4. ETNs: FirstRand have listed 9 Exchange Traded Notes on large US stocks on the JSE (plus one on MSCI World) Google (Alphabet) Amazon Apple Coke Facebook McDonalds Microsoft Netflix Tesla Each stock has 2 codes: With exposure to the USD/ZAR (C) or without (Q). Note that with an ETN you carry the counter-party risk that the issuer will not fulfill its obligations. With FSR/RMB you should be pretty safe, although their market making is less than desirable. Dividends are not paid out but are reinvested and added to the NAV of the ETN.
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  5. For cellphones, you can download the free version of the TrueCaller App (from Google Play Store) that has very effective spam and advertising blocking capabilities. I've been using it for a few months now and I hardly get spam calls anymore on my cell phone.
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  6. Knowing what I know now I would do it again. Make no mistake, it could've ended badly but for some reason I had very little doubt that it will work out in my favour. Still scary. 1. Cashing out pension Still happy I did it. We have plans to cash out my wife's as well. We are planning to move offshore for a bit (permanently?) but even if we didn't I have do not have enough faith in our government and Reg 28 to provide us with a retirement. Retirement is still 30 years away though. I'd rather sort it out myself. I would never suggest to anybody to cash out their pension (it coul
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  7. So ASHGEQ will suspend trading on 9 September and the ETF will be replaced with the Ashburton Global 1200 Equity Fund of Funds ETF (ASHEQF) (also launched on 9 September). This is the new feeder fund discussed in the previous post. (Source: ASHGEQ SENS announcement 1 September 2020) We shouldn't notice any immediate difference in our portfolios, I guess, except the change of code from ASHGEQ to ASHEQF.
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  8. Just a update on ASHGEQ: The proposed restructuring was approved by the majority of shareholders.This means that ASHGEQ will now become a feeder fund (owning the ETFs that make up the index rather than owning the individual companies). So while the index will remain exactly the same, the management costs and TER for ASHGEQ should now come down significantly. The individual constituents comprising the S&P Global 1200 Index are: iShares Core S&P 500 ETF iShares MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR Dist iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF iShares Core TOPIX ETF iSh
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  9. He's probably right but who cares - it's making me money
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  10. So let's see: TFSA +28% ETF5IT (42%) ASHGEQ (55%) STXEMG (3%) The growth here was helped by timing the crash and dip earlier this year and time. Portfolio #1 +8% SYGWD (27%) SYG4IR (42%) STXCHN (31%) Portfolio was started after the crash, so gains are partly due to the recovery (maybe?) and the recent growth we've seen over the last week. Portfolio #2 +77% ETFRHO (95%) DCX10 (5%) Ah yes, portfolio 2. Otherwise known as my **** around portfolio. Growth is largely from past performance
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  11. So this year, the markets have gone crazy, but not altogether bad from an ETF point of view. However, the more the markets do wild things, the more I've been inclined to go for vanilla ETFs. I think I've only made one or two big changes since last year, namely selling my Coreshare's SMART ETF in favour of the Satrix Top 40, and then reducing my allocation of property (CSPROP) from 25% to 15% (I didn't sell - I'm just not buying at the moment until it's less than 15% of my total portfolio.) I used the extra 10% allocation from property to buy Satrix Nasdaq (STXNDQ). So a
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  12. Nothing with regards to their product offering. Biggest mistake I ever made though was "upgrade" to their Private Client suite which is a bunch of bs. Most of the time you have to phone the relevant department anyway. Bigger deposit can potentially mean better interest rate. If we put the interest rate aside, there should be no difference in repayments between having a R1 000 000 bond with R200 000 in an access facility vs a bond with R800 000 outstanding. The fundamental differences (and take it with a pinch of salt): Access facility means just that, you have access to any e
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  13. A market maker pays us to send them an order for shares. In return they guarantee execution at the current best price. The market maker can then use the order to get a competitive edge.
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  14. Morning all, Which JSE broker offers trading in local bonds for private accounts? What are the costs involved? What are minimum trade sizes? Feedback appreciated.
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  16. 1. See my post above. 2. The NFTRACI should be fairly constant over the short term since it consists of mixed term fixed deposits with predetermined interest rates. However, with the costs, it really isn't any better than a money market account. 3. Tyme bank offers excellent interest rates depending on how long you keep your money there: 6% interest from day 1, 7% after 30 days, 9% after 90 days. 10% if you give 10 days' notice after 90 days. (According to their website. I have some savings money there and have received these rates too.)
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  17. Personal preference. It's more diverse and it pays dividends (STXWDM is total return) which is minimal but to see a couple of bucks just randomly appear in my account every now and again makes me happy A combination of STXWDM and STXEMG can achieve the same or better as just having ASHGEQ but that's too much thinking work. TLDR; no real reason...
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  18. Here is a helpful interactive calculator which shows the cheapest RAs in SA for different RA values. Calculate here.
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  19. Greetings Money has been a cause of concern and i really want to do away with all this anxiety it brings to my day to day. Am always worried of running out but well am not here to vent. Moving on. From my research there are a couple of things i have to get right before i can ensure my finance future. Bank account Savings (Emergency Fund usually then merely savings[a quicker and more accessible sum]) investing The list might not be in its best order nor most detailed form but thats what i know for now(for the sake of this pos
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  20. I'm no expert but assuming you are far away from retirement age and as per user name you intend to be financially free by 2029, do you really want your money locked away in an RA? Anyway, what I do is this: Max out TFSA first Contribute a percentage to pension (15%) because I can get this money out if we immigrate. Point is: I'll not be force to by an annuity one day and won't be subject to whatever unknown tax regulation there will be one day I contribute a small amount to an RA every month to 1) offset any monies I might owe SARS come tax season and 2) just in c
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  21. Desperately looking for a pair of Galaxy buds. Hauwei Freebuds Lite are on sale but would prefer Galaxy Buds if there is a good deal.
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  23. A thread on the The money challenge #2019MoneyChallenge Here’s how it works Months are assigned a number from 1-12 Jan = 1 Feb= 2 Mar= 3 And so on to Dec = 12 We then have a multiplier lets 2 and an example. how this then works is you multiply the multiplier by the months’s respective value i.e 2 in the case of Feb. So Feb would be 2 * 2, then you multiply the results by Rands you want to start with, could be for now lets use R100. So in total you would have Jan = (1 * 2) * R100= R200 Feb = (2*2) * R100 = R400 Mar = (3*2)* R100 = 600 And so on till
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  24. @Njabulo Nsibande @Spreadsheet Ranger @Groovy @SaurusDNA
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  25. https://www.houseandhome.co.za/cat/Nov19/RSABlackFriday/index.html
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  26. The 70% equities, 20% property and 10% interest bearing is the classic split. But yes, I suppose 10% dividends would make it 80% equities. But there's certainly nothing wrong with 80% equities! I'm torn between STX40 and SMART. I really like a 50/50 split between these two. PTXTEN is now merging with PTXSPY to create a new ETF (tentatively coming into effect from end July 2019). The new one is pretty much the same index as the Satrix STXPRO. Coreshares has promised to lower the relatively high TER with the merge (probably to compete with STXPRO). But you may a
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  27. Haven’t seen a post under here for a while nor have I said anything for a while... Anyways- I’ve decided to give my ETFs some serious thought and this is what I’ve come up with (I’m open to all suggestions). I want my overall exposure to be 70% local and 30% offshore. Then, under both local and international holdings I was thinking about having 70% equities, 20% property and 10% dividends. Or not including the dividends because most of these would be under equities anyways and then having maybe a 80/20 split? For local: Satrix Top 40 and maybe the Coreshares Smart (equally weighted) - I k
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  28. Thanks to @Njabulo Nsibande who created this how-to thread: The basic idea is this: Every month has a number: January = 1, February = 2, March = 3 .... December = 12 You decide on a multiplier number, let's say: 2 You decide on a base amount of money: R100 Every month you take the month's number and multiply it by the multiplier and the base Rand amount. The result you save into a savings account. Example 1: Multiplier: 1 Base Rand amount: R50 Jan (1) x multiplier (1) x base amount (R50) = 1 x 1 x R50 = 1 x R50 = R50
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  29. Ja nee what a load of bull. Fuel tax, emissions tax, annual road tax but most importantly - FUEL TAX. You get that they want to build a "first world country" but to do that you need a tax base that can support it and for that to happen you need to give people jobs so that they 1) contribute to tax and 2) not rely on grants. Before you can do any of these projects that require tax money - get people to work. Attract foreign investors, give them tax breaks or some sort of incentive to setup shop here and employ South Africans.
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  30. A few things to think about: 1) Why do you want to sell ASHGEQ in favour of STXWDM? A quick graph comparing the two may suggest that STXWDM is outperforming ASHGEQ, but this is not the case, since ASHGEQ pays dividends, but STXWDM does not. Despite the higher TER for ASHGEQ, the graph looks different once you plot the total return for both. In the graph below (since the inception of STXWDM), the dark blue line shows ASHGEQ before dividends. the light blue line is STXWDM total return, and the grey line is ASHGEQ total return (the return once dividends are included). The longer the t
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  31. Thanks for this @SlimArchi Sorry if this is a bit of a thread necro. Is there anybody out there that could explain the figures for tax liability with a practical example of say the following scenario in a tax year: I earn ZAR 1 million from my normal salary. (Number chosen just for ease of calculation, I wish I made that Further, I earn ZAR 800k from US domiciled etf dividends (from let's say SPYD,VOO,SPHD,etc) and another 200k from REITs, (thus together totaling another ZAR 1 million). (From what I understand and have seen, because the US has a tax trea
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  32. Once you've already got the bond, you're in a much better position to negotiate as it's much easier to move a bond than to get a new one. My Colleague and I approach the banks every five years to see if anyone's interested in our bond. Last year, my Colleague moved one of her properties that she has had for 5 years from a bank to SA Home Loans. They waived the admin fees, so the only fees my Colleague had to pay was the bond costs, and that they included in the bond. They dropped her interest rate by 2%, since she was above prime rate with the other bank.
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  34. Hi Bandit. Thanks for the insights. Why do you prefer ashgeq over msci world?
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  35. You can open an account with Easy Equities, no need to use the bank's version. Once you sell equities (outside of a TFSA) it triggers a tax event. Which tax event depends on many things and if you can find a definitive answer I'd be really interested to know myself. The general "guideline" is that if you held the equities for three years or more the gains will count towards CGT (this is where the yearly exemption comes in) and if under three years it is seen as trading and taxed under Income Tax which means it is added to your annual income and you are taxed accordingly c
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  36. I'm hodling (using bitcoin terminology). I haven't sold anything, and I will buy my R3000 TFIA on the 25th as usual. Rand-cost averaging, I suppose. It will go up again - it always does. You own the shares, whether high or low. You only make a loss if you sell low.
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  37. What exactly is the reason for the current free fall in the SASOL share price? https://www.moneyweb.co.za/tools-and-data/click-a-company/SOL/ Sasol's return over the last: 7 days -72.66% 30 days -78.09% 90 days -80.24% 6 months -81.08% 1 year -87.54% 3 Years -85.64% 5 years -86.85 to date (12 March 2020 2:30PM)
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  38. The year is ending and the bitcoin halving is still approaching. Like previous halving event, the price did indeed start to show an improvement, and it has continued to range mostly between 6-10k for most of the year which is what I was expecting. With the halving event getting closer, I would expect some people to start front running the price up to the event, but the real 'chaos' and volatility to probably come in the months following. It all depends on how many people will try to use their knowledge of the halving as an advantage, to buy ahead of time. Today the price is ab
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  39. I heard (maybe it was Mr. Brown on Twitter) that Massmart is a potential good buy because the Americans need to make it look attractive to offload it. This is based on a split second glance at a tweet or something so anybody reading this would need to do more research themselves.
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  40. So over the holidays we walk past the kiosk and i decide to get my card. Easy enough. Wife ask what this is and I tell/convince her to open an account. Was it 5 minutes? Not sure but her account was up and running with a card in hand quicker than standing and paying for groceries at the till.
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  42. I want to invest in a Satrix product. Satrix 40 to be exact. It has a super low TIC of 0.14% & gives me instant diversified exposure. What is the cheapest way to do this, if I am looking to contribute to this investment on a monthly basis via debit order. I believe my options are: 1. Buy the Unit trust - direct (?) or via a platform 2. Buy the ETF - via stock broking platform like SatrixNow or EasyEquities Has anyone done the numbers on this?
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  43. Just thought I would put this out there....I have a Telegram chat channel where we talk about bitcoin mostly, as well as other cryptocurrencies. If you want to ask a specific question, or would like to just chat casually about bitcoin / crypto with other people in South Africa, check it out. The channel is informal, and it is not a trading signals channel or anything really technical. Its mainly for casual chat about crypto. If you are on telegram, come and visit! https://t.me/bitcoinzarchat
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  44. There has been some great arbitrage opportunities with all the volatility recently. I have done a few good trades between ice3x and luno to increase my bitcoin trading stash.
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  45. possible that it could also be in relation to RMB unbundling and maybe looking to offload FNB to international buyer ...
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  46. Problem is, in a TFIA, there are no tax savings in offshore ETFs except capital gains...
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  47. The Sygnia skeleton balanced funds are cheap with TIC=0.55% and is also a good choice. It got cheaper over the year, the reason might be that the funds holdings are Sygnia ETFs. Together with my RA, I use my TFIA to increase my offshore holdings, so no local equities outside RA.
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  48. For RA's, I'd go for a company like Allan Gray or Alexander Forbes. Companies like Old Mutual , Sanlam and Liberty Life are also reputable, but their fees tend to be higher and their returns lower in my experience (although you should do some research first to verify the facts.) I think Bandit has hit on something very, very important. If you see a financial adviser, the first thing they will try and do is sell you life insurance, because the commission on that is huge compared to the commission on an RA. Don't give in - tell them you want an RA and nothing else at this
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