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We are growing, higher and higher! iTrade Fantasy League portfolio profits

Yes the iTrade Fantasy League portfolio is growing and we feel like singing the famous theme song from Shaka Zulu “We are growing”. Yesterday the profit grew by R5,000 to R35,000. There is still a lot of time before November when we will liquidate the portfolio and pay 60% of the profits to the winner

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Focus on ETFs – here are the basics

What is an ETF? An ETF is a type of fund which owns the underlying assets (shares or equities, bonds, oil futures, gold bars, foreign currency, etc.) and divides ownership of those assets into shares. Shareholders do not directly own or have any direct claim to the underlying investments in the fund; rather they indirectly

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If you had invested in our iTrade Fantasy League Portfolio of 2013…

We started the iTrade Fantasy League portfolio on 1 March in 2013. This throwback looks at what would have happened if an investor followed our trades with his or her own R1m and kept the shares. You might remember that the portfolio, chosen and managed by our Facebook fans, did very well in the 9

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More investing for our iTrade Fantasy League – Steinhoff, Billiton and Anglogold

If you have been following our iTrade Fantasy League on Facebook, you’ll know that we have decided not to invest the full R1mil at once, but rather as and when we feel is best with the current market. (See previous posts about this here, here and here.) We bought the balance of the shares in Steinhoff

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Investing in Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) – what’s the fuss?

Everybody’s talking about it at the moment: Tax Free Savings Accounts, or TFSAs. Why should you be looking at this and how does it work? It is imperative that every citizen makes use of this opportunity. The savings over the long term will be substantial. If possible you should open an account for every family

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We haven’t invested in Discovery, like you asked us to. Here is why.

The top 4 shares in the Financial sector in our iTrade Fantasy League, as per your votes on Facebook, currently look like this: We have invested in Firstrand, Old Mutual and Sanlam so far, but not Discovery. Here is a quick explanation as to why. We have not yet invested in Discovery in the Financial