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The Investor Diaries: Week 8

The background for anyone reading this for the first time: This blog series follows 9 small investors with different risk (and personality) profiles (for their profiles read this post, and your can find their investment strategies here). I’m a fan of equities (because I believe in productive assets) and of passively-managed exchange-traded index-tracker funds (because I mostly […]

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Investor Diaries Week 7

The background for anyone reading this for the first time: This blog series follows 9 small investors with different risk (and personality) profiles (for their profiles read this post, and your can find their investment strategies here). I’m a fan of equities (because I believe in productive assets) and of passively-managed exchange-traded index-tracker funds (because I mostly […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 6

The background for anyone reading this for the first time: This blog series follows 9 small investors with different risk (and personality) profiles (for their profiles read this post, and your can find their investment strategies here). I’m a fan of equities (because I believe in productive assets) and of passively-managed exchange-traded index-tracker funds (because I mostly […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 5

The background for anyone reading this for the first time: This blog series follows 9 small investors with different risk (and personality) profiles (for their profiles read this post, and your can find their investment strategies here). I’m a fan of equities (because I believe in productive assets) and of passively-managed exchange-traded index-tracker funds (because […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 4

The basic background: This blog series is an ongoing experiment into what the small-time investors should be doing with their money. Specifically, considering fees. The first few weeks were just tables. The portfolios have now morphed into their own personalities (see this post: The Investor Diaries: Investor Profiles). Also, this would have been the week […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 3. And Investor Profiles.

Welcome to the end of the third week. For those interested in such things, South Africa’s rand has been strengthening. And contrary to popular supposition, this has not resulted in a general strengthening of the stock market – so much for heuristic rules of thumb. If you’re a believer in the currency and the stock […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 2

Welcome to the third in this series of posts. For those of you that are reading this series for the first time, here are the key points: I’m a fan of exchange-traded funds. Mainly because I don’t like paying management fees. There are other options open to the small investor. This series of posts is […]

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The Investor Diaries: Week 1

Last week, I started “investing”. As you may already know, I am a particular fan of passive exchange-traded funds (read: Exchange Traded Funds: Where I Would Put My Money Today) – and if anyone has asked, I’ve been advocating the Satrix Swix Top 40. So I’m putting some skin in the game, and seeing how […]

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The Investor Diaries: Naspers and Tencent

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to start a new weekly regular. As fun as it is to see where the week takes me – there is something great about focusing on a particular theme once a week. Obviously, there’s already the look-back at last week’s news on a Monday, and then Office Politics […]

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