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South African debt market With the COVID-19 pandemic attracting all the headlines and focus from market participants and Central Banks ...
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Intellidex Reviews March 2020: ETF Picks

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Every month the investment gurus at Intellidex scan through the markets to deliver their selection of locally-listed Exchange Traded Funds. ...
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ETFs, friend or foe?

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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Friend or foe? You decide, but there is no ignoring the fact that Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become the ...
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Intellidex Reviews February 2020: International ETFs

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Everybody is talking about it, so it only makes sense that coronavirus would have a dramatic effect on international markets. Despite the ...
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Intellidex Reviews February 2020: Other ETFs

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In this note, our Exchange Traded Notes provider highlights the international and local events that have driven the performance of ...
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Intellidex Reviews November 2019: Other ETFs

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This is our last note of the year and global equities look set to close on a high if sentiment remains upbeat – but we think markets are ...
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Intellidex Reviews November 2019: International ETFs

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Global markets seemed to respond positively to the news of de-escalating US-China trade war, with Emerging Markets themed, and Tech-based ...
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Intellidex Reviews October 2019: Other ETFs

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In the month of September we saw the markets remain subdued. After resource-themed ETFs had solid returns around the mid-year mark, we have ...
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Intellidex October 2019 International ETF review

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September was characterised by a global investor rotation from havens to riskier asset classes. This saw equities bouncing back from a soft ...
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Intellidex Reviews August 2019: Other ETFs

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Various empirical studies show that the bulk of equity returns stem from diversification among broad asset classes rather than from ...
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Intellidex August 2019 International ETF review

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Growth in international markets slowed as US-China trade tensions escalated and fears of global economic slowdown increased. However, most ...
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Intellidex Reviews July 2019: Other ETFs

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As a rule of thumb, we like ETFs that follow a watertight investment philosophy. They should also be tax smart, which means they should ...
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Intellidex July 2019 International ETF review

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International equity markets were impressive in June from the lows of May. The S&P500 index rose 6.9% with other international indices ...
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Intellidex Reviews May 2019: Other ETFs

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In April the all-share index rose 3.66%, propelled by local retailers (up 10.01%) and banks (up 6.82%) on the back of an anticipated ANC ...
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Intellidex Reviews May 2019: International ETFs

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US President Donald Trump raised the ante on trade talks with China, turning the global markets into their gloomiest state for months. For ...
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Intellidex Reviews April 2019: Other ETFs

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The JSE all share index edged up 0.8% in March driven by the rand hedges and large caps (+1.2%). Sentiment towards SA stocks remains ...
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Intellidex Reviews April 2019: International ETFs

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The dim global outlook at the beginning of the year characterised by heightened China-US trade tensions and slowing growth looks like it is ...
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Intellidex Reviews March 2019: Other ETFs

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Bonds and cash were star performers in 2018. This is because of their low-risk attributes: investors tend to gravitate to lower-risk asset ...
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Intellidex March 2019 International ETF review

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Apart from a few declines in the local bond and property markets, most ETFs extended their new year rally during February as, ...
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Intellidex ETF Review for February 2019

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We’ve seen an upbeat start to the year for global markets which warmed to the US Federal Reserve’s sentiments of a more accommodative ...
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Intellidex ETF Reviews for January 2019

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2018 was marred by relatively high volatility and risk aversion in financial markets. Most equity markets – local and foreign – ended in ...
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