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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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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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ANG, AMS, MDC, RDF, BVT still firmly entrenched in their downward trends – iTrade Fantasy League Update

You might wonder why we are not fully invested in the top four shares in every sector according to the Facebook voting lists in our iTrade Fantasy League. You select the shares, but we select the timing and stop-loss levels to limit losses and thereby enhance the profits of the portfolio. Here is a wrap-up

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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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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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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

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Our Buy Signal on the JSE All Share Index was a Gem!

We first highlighted a potential buying opportunity on Sanlam iTrade Online’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on 19 January 2015. Then we posted this on Facebook on 26 January when the JSE All Share Index broke out of a symmetrical triangle, alerting a buying opportunity with a 4,000 point upside potential, 8%. This is what happened in

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Gold bar and coin demand continues to slip!

The World Gold Council just released demand and supply statistics for 2014. There are no surprises on the supply side with total mine production up 2% to 3,114 tonnes. Total Gold supply, including recycled Gold, was flat for the year at 4,278 tonnes. On the demand side total jewellery demand declined by 10% to 2,153