Over the past 3 years, South Africans have learnt two things:
- Political risk can weigh on your investment portfolio and negatively impact your retirement planning
- The local bourse is heavily impacted by the performance of a handful of stocks (primarily Naspers) and there may be more effective markets to consider.
The below graph has been aggressively shared on social media and from what I can see, it traces back to this post on The Daily Reckoning, which suggests that Russia may be one of the most attractive markets to invest in.
Whether “cheap” markets like Russia or Brazil are your cup of tea or not, it does highlight that you may need to look outside your traditional investment markets for investment returns going forward.
Many South Africans are not aware that they can buy foreign shares or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) into Russian or Brazilian markets and this can have an impact on how they grow their investment portfolios over time.
If you would like to know how to do this, or how you can move money offshore into foreign currency, please complete the form below and one of our problem solvers will contact you: