Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been in the news recently, with some commentators suggesting that they're not for everybody or ideal. The argument goes that a successful investment manager should beat the index and as such do better than an index tracking ETF. I can't argue with that logic, but the issue is, how does the average person find the successful investment manager? Where do they even start looking? What questions should they ask? How do they evaluate the answer? For me the answer is easy - stick to ETFs; they do what they promise and deliver index tracking returns with low costs and very little effort. To find out more, watch the selection of videos about ETFs on the JustOneLap site.
On Wednesday at 13h00 we have a live webinar on Trading JIBAR Futures. Many people are going to first ask, "what's JIBAR". Well the long name is Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate, which doesn't help a whole lot. In short they are interest rate products and a great addition to a trader or investor’s portfolio. They can be traded and once again offer fairly uncorrelated moves relative to equity markets, but they also offer the ability to hedge interest rates. They are a great product, well worth finding out more about. Booking is here.
Last week the brilliant Adrian Saville, CIO of Cannon Asset Managers, did a webinar for the JSE Power Hour on the Cannon Super Dogs of the JSE portfolio. He looks for down and out companies that are likely to recovery and offer great returns - true contrarian investing and best of all he points us in the direction of a couple of his preferred picks.
Wednesday 16th Nov at 1pm - Trading JIBAR Futures
Monday 21st Nov at 8pm - FX Correlation trading
Week that was
JSE Power Hour on the Cannon Super Dogs of the JSE portfolio
I am going to cheat here and direct you to a post by Maya Fisher-French titled 10 ways to avoid financial disaster this festive season. We all know the financial risks of the festive season, but what are we actively doing to manage that risk and arrive in 2012 with our credit cards intact? Start planning and coming up with ideas to have a great time without busting the bank.
All the best