MyMoney Online, Make Money Mondays

In these turbulent times, can index investing still stand?

Index investing is a form of passive investing that aims to generate the same rate of return as an underlying market index (e.g. the “Top 40” shares, etc.)

With the JSE flat in 2015; can index investing still stand?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA, for his weekly "Make Money Mondays" feature.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Everything was falling. Except the rand hedges.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Maybe there was an underestimation of the importance of ratings agencies.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Last week, ETFs performed exactly as expected.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

The overall market was down only about 2%. Financial shares, however, got slaughtered. Resources was up 6%.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

This market calls for diversification. Do not buy just one ETF.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Property yields are linked to agreements that are linked to inflation.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

You’ve got to have international exposure.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

I would be comfortable with 10% invested in China.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
How to avoid a horror story when buying software for your business

How to avoid a horror story when buying software for your business

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

How to survive retrenchment

How to survive retrenchment

Your rights (and their responsibilities) upon retrenchment. Bruce Whitfield interviews Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

Cost effective ways to hedge against the falling rand

Cost effective ways to hedge against the falling rand

An investment strategist discusses cost effective investment options to hedge yourself against a depreciating rand.

Do ETFs make sense when index tracker fees are lower?

Do ETFs make sense when index tracker fees are lower?

"Exchange Traded Funds have a lot of hidden costs. Do not invest in them!" says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka. Is this fair comment?

Why Sygnia’s Magda Wierzycka has SA’s fund managers shaking in their boots

Why Sygnia’s Magda Wierzycka has SA’s fund managers shaking in their boots

Fees matter. A lot. And you don’t get much lower than that of Magda Wierzycka’s Sygnia. Here’s how they do it…

Exchange Traded Funds 101 (and why these low-cost investments are so popular)

Exchange Traded Funds 101 (and why these low-cost investments are so popular)

New to investing? All you need to know about exchange traded funds (such as, for example, Satrix and others)…

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

Joburg Market officials face arrest over 'disturbing' fraud claims

Joburg Market officials face arrest over 'disturbing' fraud claims

It's alleged three officials defrauded the City to the amount of at least R7.5 million by inflating the number of goods received.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?