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  1. Dear fellow Easy investor There has been an overwhelming response to our proposed launch of securities lending. Most of it fairly targeted at the simple fact that we could have done a better job of handling the communications and allowing you to opt-in rather than out. Those of you that know me and have lived alongside EasyEquities for a while, know that its not in our DNA to do anything that isn’t in the best interest of our clients’ march towards financial freedom. However, you will also know that when we get things wrong, we listen, learn, pivot and return stronger. The same is true of securities lending. So while we are cancelling the launch of securities lending for now, expect it back in your inbox when my team and I are 100% happy that we have done the best job at alleviating your concerns and making the entire experience easier. Just a little insight from me into why we were so excited about the launch and why then, in the result, rushed it. Securities lending is the reserve of the very wealthy and has never been made available to retail clients on this large scale. If you do it properly, it’s a great way to extract more value out of your portfolio without increasing the risk. In this regard, we spent over a year negotiating and contracting the best possible outcome for our clients both in terms of balancing the risk and returns and in the result, created the same resilience in our contracts that your pension funds rely on. All the revenue flowing from the securities lending would have been split 20% to the institutional partner, who essentially lends out the securities and manages the risk and return, 48% to EE clients for their stock and 32% to EasyEquities for managing the tech and platform on which the securities lending runs. A well-diversified portfolio of listed securities would earn around 0.70% a year from securities lending income. With this in mind and the fact that we are limiting the lending to 60% of your portfolio, the total revenue from securities lending would be on average 0.42% (0.7% x 60%). Of that, clients would therefore earn an extra 0.20% (0.42% x 48%) on their portfolio per year. Out of interest, that’s roughly 30% of what our clients are spending on transaction fees a year. So, in essence, your costs would be reduced by 30%. Reducing costs is the only certain return you’ll ever get from investing and that’s why this was such a big deal for us, a way to reduce your costs by increasing your income and effectively guaranteeing a greater future return. However, securities lending is a complex part of the financial system and we haven’t done a good enough job of explaining it all - my sincere apologies. It's back to the drawing board and if securities lending is still something you don’t want once we’ve done a better job of explaining it, then you have my assurance that we will not launch it - its really that easy! Regards and thank you for your incredible engagement today. My team and I remain committed to setting our hundreds of thousands of clients as you all continue on your financial journeys.
  2. I took the plunge and bought during the dip below $7000 so far I am feeling happy with my choice. I see Ice3x is an advertiser on the forum as well, I actually used them so that cool.
  3. interesting read on the origins of Black Friday. https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-history-of-black-friday-3305711
  4. Joburg. Your best bet is probably to drive a volvo - I haven't heard of a single Volvo owner being hi-jacked.
  5. Actually, Bidvest McCarthy had deals on cars last year. I wonder what the update was and if they would participate this year again. I think they had a VW Polo for 30% off the monthly installments.
  6. To be honest this is what I initially though Sygnia was going to do.
  7. FTSE all share is INDEXFTSE: ASX on google finance and Top 40 I use investing.com https://za.investing.com/indices/ftse-jse-top-40-components
  8. Years later, do any of you own Unit Trusts? I am looking at a 10x one or Sygnia unit trust now -- my portfolio on the JSE over the past 3 years have been negative, time to give this back to the pros.
  9. When is their AGM, I am struggling to find a lot of info on them, did they list recently or just flown under the radar?
  10. I generally buy airtime through my banking app (it's full price), would like to get discounts somewhere.
  11. I definitely think we need a motus thread - I see a ton of Hyundai and Kia cars on the road lately (and Uber as well, KIA). I will do some reading on them. These are tangible brands, I like that.
  12. I did not know that, maybe we need a thread for Motus. This stock looks interesting now as I think more and more people will have no option but to buy budget cars (like Hyundai, Kia) etc. Is this just renting out or are they the KIA and Hyundai guys in SA?
  13. I made a mistake there Googled Avis saw AVI forgot I own barloworld(avis) not AVI. sorry about that.
  14. this is the first time I heard about Motus, I should check them out. I own Barloworld shares (I bought them initially due to Avis, but I am not so sure how that industry is doing lately.) Our economy is probably hitting the rental industry?
  15. This image shows performance of Tongaat Hulett over a period of 1 week, 2 weeks, right up to 10 years. So the 1 week line shows the closing price 1 week ago, together with its move, total volume for the week and its high and low for the week. The 5 year line shows the closing price 5 years ago, the move between then and now, the total volume traded in the 5 years and the highest and lowest price during that 5 year period.
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