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In these turbulent times, can index investing still stand?

Index investing is a form of passive investing that aims to generate the same rate of return as an underlying market index (e.g. the “Top 40” shares, etc.)

With the JSE flat in 2015; can index investing still stand?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA, for his weekly "Make Money Mondays" feature.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Everything was falling. Except the rand hedges.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Maybe there was an underestimation of the importance of ratings agencies.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Last week, ETFs performed exactly as expected.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

The overall market was down only about 2%. Financial shares, however, got slaughtered. Resources was up 6%.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

This market calls for diversification. Do not buy just one ETF.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

Property yields are linked to agreements that are linked to inflation.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

You’ve got to have international exposure.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

I would be comfortable with 10% invested in China.

Nerina Visser, Strategist and Advisor at ETF SA

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