Given the significant depreciation of the South African Rand (ZAR) over the past three years, many South Africans have gradually changed their investment portfolios to include a greater portion of foreign assets. These foreign assets provide investors with exposure to foreign economies and markets. It also provides protection against the erosion of capital value due to the depreciation of the ZAR.
As with any investment opportunity, investors may wish to sell these assets at some point and re-invest the funds elsewhere. Given that the ZAR has depreciated from about ZAR7.5:USD1 at the start of 2012 to levels of approximately ZAR15:USD1, with greater volatility, in the middle of 2016, it is likely that large portions of any gains realised from selling such investments will be attributable to changes in the exchange rate. This view is supported by the fact that investment yields in developed markets are often lower than those that can be achieved in South Africa, if a person invested in JSE linked investments as an example.
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