Investing offshore requires you to assess two hurdles: the rand and the asset on the other side. It’s like choosing which airline to fly and choosing your destination. That isn’t easy, which is why travel agents exist.

In the investment world, those travel agents are the exchange traded fund (ETF) providers. Instead of having to plan your entire investment yourself, they help you with a basket of underlying assets along a specific theme. You need to choose the theme, but they do the rest...

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