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How to start investing: The first steps

The JSE is not a casino. Investing and trading is not gambling. To be a successful investor you need to do the hard yards, which means educating yourself and reading a lot. You can start by taking the Shares Made Simple educational course at no cost on the Sanlam iTrade website. There are modules on the

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iManaged Portfolio beats JSE ALSI by more than 100%!

The iManaged General Equity Portfolio returned 16% for the 12 months to March 2017, more than double the 3% return on the JSE All Share Index. The portfolio’s return over 5 years is an impressive 17% per year compared to the Alsi’s 12%. With 17% compound growth it means your portfolio could have doubled in 4

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Why is Social Media important for traders and investors?

Sanlam iTrade Online is a leader in social media engagement on Twitter and Facebook, but why is that important for traders and investors? Social media has taken the world by storm over the past decade. If Facebook was a country, it would have the biggest population in the world, surpassing China and India. In addition,

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The Morning Digest – so much info every day.

The Sanlam Private Wealth Morning Digest is filled with data, information and commentaries, available every day from Sanlam iTrade Online. You can have the Morning Digest emailed to you every morning. Just register as a trading client or an iView client and select the option in “User Settings” under “Trading & Portfolio”. iView access is

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Dear iTrader…

Dear iTrader, During this week while working on the Leaderboard for the #iTradeR1m challenge, we became aware that there is something wrong with the matching of the virtual trades. Buy and sell transactions were matched at prices that never traded in the real JSE. We discovered, thanks to a honest iTrader, that buy and sell

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Stoploss triggered on Aspen

Today the stoploss on Aspen triggered on our iTrade Fantasy League when it declined to R370. That was 8% below the high reached only two weeks ago. Our portfolio only made a loss of only 3% because we adjusted our stoploss to 8% below the high. The MACD indicator is also giving a sell signal.

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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