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Auto share invest / tax free investment

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Auto share invest / tax free investment


Does anyone know the difference between these?

Which can i use to buy and sell shares online with going through a trader or broker?


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Re: Auto share invest / tax free investment

Hi Ernest,


I guess it depends entirely on what you’d like to achieve – i.e. do you want to trade or invest? Would you like to invest actively or once a month? Do you want to be able to trade any shares listed on the JSE?


Auto share invest allows you to invest in some of the listed shares on the JSE - although the number of shares itself is limited. There are also limits on when you can buy and there's a minimum investment amount of R500.00


Tax-free investments are available only for specific exchange traded funds (ETFs), there are no tax-free shares. It’s also important to note that there’s a difference between tax-free savings account and a tax-free investment account. A tax-free savings account (TFSA) is offered by Standard Bank while a tax-free investment account (TFIA) is offered by Standard Online Share Trading.


You should pick your platform based on your investment or trading needs. 


For more info on ASI click here

For info on bank TFSAs, click here

For info on TFSIs click here (for Online Share Trading)

For info on Online Share Trading click here

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