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  1. If you look at the fact sheets for most balanced funds you'll see that they all seem to have a lower offshore exposure than domestic. Probably because most of the JSE is getting money from offshore anyway. EDIT *non reg 28 balanced funds
  2. Nothing is 100% certain but the chances of ASHGEQ producing better income than GLODIV is highly unlikely. If you read up on the index GLODIV tracks it'll provide you with some insight. Where our local DIVTRX checks a company's 5 year history, GLODIV goes back 10 years within the S&P500. I speak under correction but I think it rebalances once a year but reevaluates the existing constituents every six months. More info: https://eu.spindices.com/indices/strategy/sp-global-dividend-aristocrats?geographicalregion=europe&compliancelevel=esma
  3. Is it a long term investment? In that case there is no real point in worrying about it having "run too hard" already. Long story short - GLODIV is focussed on income producing stocks with a side effect of it's selection criteria being that they are more likely to be quality stocks. A combination of STXWDM and STXEMG gives you growth focussed stocks in both the developed world and emerging markets. What you may want to look at is ASHGEQ. It is already diversified between the developed world, emerging markets and others and basically the only offshore ETF you need if you want to buy everything in the world
  4. Noice. Will patiently wait for it. Not that there is much to do on the site once the debit orders are scheduled My bad guys
  5. You can blame the JSE for that
  6. Cheapest will be through the brokerage platform you are using or IRESS maybe. If you want to use it for a project.... brace yourself - it's expensive and the JSE has a heap of conditions for sharing the data.
  7. So in their defence, and I didn't see this before, but when you go to https://coreshares.co.za/ there is a big banner with an invest button going to their platform. So it doesn't look like they are "shifting focus" to OUTvest. Would like the platform more polished though.
  8. OUTsurance owns part of CoreShares
  9. So, a while back when CoreShares launched their own online platform I did a few tests, compared fees etc. and found a bug that they fixed. All good, and it turned out that they are cheaper than EE for bigger trade amounts. In the end I didn't use them any further because I already had EE and ABSA. But, since I think EE is a shiny Candy Crush Saga UI on a very manual platform and ABSA decided they hate smaller investors and introduced penalty fees I've been looking for an alternative. CoreShares came up again and I really like it as a platform to use for long term fuss free investment. But, I have concerns: 1. I picked up the issue where they were charging VAT or something (can't remember exactly) where they shouldn't, alerted them and they fixed it. 2. The UI back when they launched had an issue where once you reload/refresh the page you have to log in again. First I thought this part of growing pains and they'll fix it. Yesterday I logged in and the above issue is still there. 3. Yesterday I scheduled debit order to go off on the 3rd... they didn't. Not sure if I was too late or if it is broken. EDIT: Answer to this can be found in T&Cs - "New debit orders must be received by the 10th day of month to be effective the 25th of the month and the 20th day of the month to be effective on the 1st working day of the following month." 4. Some of their images do not display, instead there is a big grey box. Now, like I said, I like the platform and its potential but I have to question if CoreShares actually care about it or if it is just sitting there gathering dust and all their focus is on OUTvest. I can't be the only one picking up these issues. So, are any of you using them or is there somebody from CoreShares that can give us reassurance that this platform is a priority (or if we should migrate to OUTvest)?
  10. You can't use those figures to predict the future. Our politicians will call it opportunistic but I'll stick to calling it biased. "Give me the data and tell me what you want it to show" type of thing. You are not factoring in things like sentiment, recent popularity, futures trading, regulation and many more things all of which drastically changed over the last 12 months. And what about the growth prospects if BTC suddenly becomes widely accepted as a currency and people actually start spending it? What happens when we have loadshedding again and SA miners cannot operate? Tell you what, if you can guarantee me half of the 576,477% growth in the last 7 years over the next 10 years then we can talk. If you can't then the data in that table is pointless.
  11. Bandit

    Your TFIA/TFSA

    Anybody here make use of CoreShares' platform? Maybe a decent alternative to EE for a TFSA (albeit with limited ETFs available).
  12. Bandit

    Your TFIA/TFSA

    They buy at the NAV though and not the market price, or at least that is what one of the providers do. It through me when I first found out because I was selling for X and the price was already over that. So I phoned them and asked what's going on... not cool
  13. Bandit

    Your TFIA/TFSA

    I might be wrong, but in South Africa all ETFs have what is called a market maker which means volume doesn't matter all that much. Liquidity is guaranteed.
  14. Thanks, although it is frustrating when there is a big launch, photos on Twitter, people going nuts and then it turns out it is only a closed Beta. BUT, I'll survive. So am I correct in saying that although InvestSure is an altogether different product, it does give me "stop loss" functionality on EE on a pay-as-you-go basis?
  15. Is it enabled only for certain people? So to sum up: I can't find any real information about it on the sites and cannot access the feature. Think I'm missing something.
  16. Excuse my ignorance, but were they ready for the launch? https://support.easyequities.co.za/support/solutions/folders/13000009318 http://investsure.info/faq.html (no https...who doesn't have https enabled for a business these days?)
  17. Can somebody paste the actual policy wording here? It sounds innovative, no doubt, but why would they take this risk onto themselves for that small a fee? Is there a "lock-in" period?
  18. I think an invite should be extended to somebody who would appreciate it more. I'm a "long term investor" which is a fancy way of saying that my investments are funded with a debit order and I do not really look at it all that often. I don't even know who Jack Schwager is.
  19. Bandit

    Your TFIA/TFSA

    And then there is this...
  20. Bandit

    Your TFIA/TFSA

    Don't want to talk about it Luckily, I haven't pushed any money into it yet for 2018 since we're saving for a wedding. So in some sense I reckon I'm lucky so far
  21. Loot isn't nearly as big as people think. Hopefully one day they are and can be a real Takealot competitor (all things considered). They're one of my favourite online stores but definitely not the "Amazon of South Africa"
  22. Yeah, not touching this. You've got a ridiculous valuation and a Zupta linked executive involved.
  23. Bandit

    Online Broker

    Buy and hold shares - EasyEquities. Buy and hold ETFs - ABSA ETF Only or EasyEquities If you are not trading and keeping this for the long term then the rest doesn't matter much.
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