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Unit Trusts

Abacus has introduced money market funds from Sanlam and Old Mutual on the platform. These funds are type of unit trust, and you can read more about them below. What is a Unit Trust? A Unit Trust fund is a collective investment scheme that pools money together from many investors who share the same financialRead more

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Resolutions: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

It’s that time again, time to make lists that we’ll never think about until next January. I’m pretty sure your list will include weight, love, and money. It will probably look a bit like this … Do more exercise Make more money Get a girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband The thing with resolutions is that we rarely keep them.Read more

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Put an end to Janworry Blues

Every year, January takes us by surprise. You promise yourself it will never happen again, but somehow by mid-December, you can see the signs of the end times. By 28th Dec, you are scanning your phone for KCB M-PESA loans, and as you get drunk to usher in the New Year, you eat as muchRead more

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How do I invest when I can’t afford to invest?

It’s easy to say this when you’ve lived through 2016, it’s the end of the year, and you’re flat broke. You’re more concerned with surviving and maybe saving … how do even start to think about investing? Here’s the thing though. As long as you’re stuck in the cycle of surviving, that’s all you’re everRead more

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Abacus Investment Account

What is an Abacus Investment Account? Abacus Investment Account is an account held in custody by a licensed custodian, Chase Bank Kenya. This account holds all shares, bonds and derivatives.   How do I open an Abacus Investment Account? Once you Activate Trading, you get an Abacus Investment Account.   What are the benefits ofRead more

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Technical Analysis

What is Technical Analysis? It is the use of charts and indicators to show trends in the market with the main concern being in price movement. Charts are graphical displays of price and volume data. Technical indicators include a variety of measures of relative price level and volume of security for example price momentum, marketRead more

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Trading User Guide: Understanding Your Portfolio

A portfolio is a collection of investments held by an investor e.g. shares, bonds. In your portfolio you will find the following:  Summary – this is a table that displays all the assets that you own and your portfolio value. Equities – this is an overview of all the shares you own and the portionRead more

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Trading User Guide: How to Buy and Sell Shares

To place an order, click on Buy/sell shares. Choose option Buy or Sell:  a) For the Buy option: Step 1: Enter the security code, price and quantity shares to be bought. On the right side of the page, you will see a table that shows your available trading funds, total charges and the remaining fundsRead more

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Trading User Guide: How to Fund Your Account

 Step 1: Click on Buy/Sell Shares page then click on Fund Account.       Step 2:  You will be redirected to Account on Portfolio page. Click on Deposit.      Step 3: Select your preferred payment method: M-Pesa– enter the Amount, your Safaricom Number  and click Checkout using M-Pesa. PesaPal – enter the Amount  and click CheckoutRead more

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Trading User Guide: How to Activate Trading

Click on the Buy/Sell Shares button.  A pop–up modal will appear,  read the instructions then click on Activate Trading. Follow the following steps: Step 1: Fill in the correct Personal Details and click Update when done. Step 2: Fill in your Contact Details . Once you enter your Mobile Number and click Send Code, youRead more