Our webinar vendor (Citrix) upgraded their software over the weekend and the major change is an upgrade to the GoToWebinar app. You will automatically be prompted to download the newer version of this software. This one-time download and upgrade process may take a while for customers with slower connections, so we recommend that you log in a few minutes early to your first meeting or webinar this week.
There is a small chance that some users may experience a firewall issue - this absolutely should not happen but if it does, you'll find the hep docs here. Lastly, they have updated the iPad app so you can now view webinars via your iPad. The app is free and you can download it here.
In the past week Alwyn Burger presented his first webinar on FX trading with a basic introduction to this topic. If you have any interest in the high risk world of currency trading then this is a must view webinar, as he points us around some of the pits falls and helps us understand some of the basic need-to-knows when trading FX.
We also had the second in our absolute beginners series with a webinar on How to Buy Shares. We looked at the various different options from full service to DIY brokers, unit trusts, ETFs, FNB's Share Builder and Standard Bank’s Auto Share Invest.
Looking to the week ahead, we have a webinar on Tuesday at 8pm about the various new ETFs and ETNs that have come to market in the last month. There are five in total, with some real innovation and new underlying assets such as Africa and coal.
On Wednesday at 1pm we have scheduled another webinar in the absolute beginners series - Dividends: The best part of investing. Dividends are often an ignored part of investing, but they are important and can significantly add to ones returns (have a look at an older webinar - Constructing a high dividend yield portfolio).
Tuesday at 8pm - Looking at the new ETF's and ETN's
Wednesday at 1pm - Dividends: The best part of investing
Recently uploaded for on demand viewing/downloading
Intro to FX trading
How to but shares
Tip of the Week
If you're going on holiday and nobody will be in your house while you're away - turn your geyser off. It is the biggest user of electricity in your house and if nobody will be using the hot water - stop making hot water.