TITLE

Forget the rand--protect yourself against the dollar

AUTHOR(S)
de Klerk, Vic
PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
Finance Week;04/06/2001, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses options available to South African investors seeking to protect themselves against a weak rand and a strong dollar. Difficulties in buying dollars and investing in local unit trusts with dollar assets; Downside of acquiring shares in a company that earns income mainly in the strong currency while paying costs in the weak currency; Types of investments to avoid; Recommended hedges.
ACCESSION #
5041240

 

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