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COVID Investment strategy
« on: May 06, 2020, 11:06:39 am »
Hello World,

Thought I'd share my thinking around investing in this turbulent time. 

I invest a fixed portion of my salary every month into discretionary accounts after I 1) maxed my RA (monthly basis) and 2) made provision for short term cash requirements. 

I then look at my overall portfolio (no property) and allocate roughly 50:50 offshore:local.  My approach is lacking in that I do not take the money abroad into a more stable currency, rather I buy foreign currency denominated ETFs.  I also consider for instance any ZAR denominated investment as 100% local, even though a portion would be held offshore due to global companies. 

For global I'd usually buy ~90% STXWDM and 10% STXEMG, but given the rand's dire state, I opted to buy SYGUK instead - the SYGUK if GBP denominated, and has a high TER, but given the GBPs low performance relative to the USD - I am exploiting some relative discount by buying SYGUK instead of SYGUS for instance. 

Do you agree or is this all a rubbish thinking? 

On the local portion I am of opinion that REITs are incredibly undervalued.  S&P's market inteliigence seems to agree in their analyst sentiment sections for the top 5 holdings in STXPRO/CSPROP. 


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Re: COVID Investment strategy
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 04:25:08 pm »
For me, regular purchases of ASHGEQ 1200. Weak ZAR doesn't help, but who knows where it will be in 6 - 12 months time.