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The Investor Diaries: Week 29

For the background to this series of posts: here, here and here. And the summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can invest occasionally in lump sums (the once-off investors) or monthly through debit orders (the monthly investors). As for things to invest in, I’m a general fan of low-cost equity-index-tracker ETFs (as is Warren Buffett). But there are other possibilities […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 28

For the background to this series of posts: here, here and here. And the summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can invest occasionally in lump sums (the once-off investors) or monthly through debit orders (the monthly investors). As for things to invest in, I’m a general fan of low-cost equity-index-tracker ETFs (as is Warren Buffett). But there are other possibilities […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 27

Good morning – and happy Heritage Day to the South Africans. I shall shortly be going in search of meat product in order to bring it and braai it. So today’s is a reasonably quick post. For the background to this series of posts: here, here and here. And the summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 26

A full half-year in! For the background to this series of posts: here, here and here. And the summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can invest occasionally in lump sums (the once-off investors) or monthly through debit orders (the monthly investors). As for things to invest in, I’m a general fan of low-cost equity-index-tracker ETFs (as is Warren Buffett). But […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 25

Another Wednesday… For the background to this series of posts: here, here and here. And the summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can invest occasionally in lump sums (the once-off investors) or monthly through debit orders (the monthly investors). As for things to invest in, I’m a general fan of low-cost equity-index-tracker ETFs (as is Warren Buffett). But there are […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 24

For the background to this series of posts, I suggest here, here and here. The summary: Small investors have some investing options. You can invest occasionally in lump sums (the once-off investors) or monthly through debit orders (the monthly investors). As for things to invest in, I’m a general fan of low-cost equity-index-tracker ETFs (as […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 23

Good morning, all So it’s Wednesday. And I’ve spent this morning updating spreadsheets of portfolios. For the new readers, you can see the quick guide to this series of posts in The Investor Diaries: Week 22. Where I’m going with today’s post: I’m going to start with the Once-Off Investor portfolios. Which, I’m realising, are really just […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 21

So depressingly, as it turns out, last week‘s potential with the db x-tracker etf turned out to be, indeed, a data glitch. Happily, as you might have heard (I have, after all, written about it three times in four posts), African Bank’s share collapse wasn’t a data glitch. But that’s a bit more risk than […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 20

I did promise some graphs this week. Also, there is some general craziness with the DB X-Tracker ETF. But more on that in a moment. First (the first of what will be many many graphs and tables): And the monthly guys: But that’s all just numbers. Here are some graphs showing how those investments have […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 19

19 weeks done, I think it’s time for some honest reflection. Firstly, here’s what happened to those initial investors that threw R3,500 into the pot: Some returns have been earned, some have not. Here are the monthly-investment investors: Again, some returns have been earned, some have not. Let’s just take the Contented Pragmatist as an […]

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