Why so much interest in negative bond yields?

19 Jul, 2016 Categories: Economy, General, News I thought I had experienced everything as an emerging markets investment manager in Europe but negative yielding government bonds are a totally new phenomena. Very simply, when you buy a bond with a negative yield you are paying someone to hold your money. Effectively you get back less Read more…

Happy Birthday to an unloved Bull

There’s a saying that bull markets don’t die of old age. That’s a good thing because the current bull market, which celebrated its seventh birthday last week, is positively elderly. Seven years doesn’t sound that old, but the rally that world share markets have enjoyed since March 9, 2009 is the third longest (or oldest) Read more…

Many Kiwis are underinsured when it comes to health cover

Massey University found that 95 per cent of New Zealanders would rather insure their cars and homes than take up a low cost insurance policy, and only 20 per cent have income protection cover. Unfortunately, bad things do happen to good people. Having the right types and levels of insurance cover can  

The willpower to withstand

By Carmel Fisher, Managing Director Fisher Funds 5 February, 2016 If you’ve been paying attention to world markets in the last six weeks, you’ll know it hasn’t been a fun time. World markets are all down, and some have fallen by more than 20 per cent, taking them into official “bear market” territory. The good Read more…

Harden up in 2016 and just do it!

By Paul Sewell It is the New Year and you have made some financial New Year’s resolutions.  Chances are saving more money is on the list.  This post is not about tips on  how to save money as you already know what  to do.  Just do it in 2016.   Financial Planning 101 states the Read more…

A reassuring article about Greece for Investors

July 8, 2015 Greece is the Word Jim Parker   The world’s markets and media financial pages have been consumed by a single issue in recent weeks—the stand-off between debt-laden Greece and its international lenders over the conditions of any further bailout. For investors everywhere, both of the large institutional kind and individual participants, the Read more…

Paul Sewell asked for views on Hawkes’s Bay First Home Buyers, HB Today

  Hundreds take step on to housing ladder Government loans aimed at helping New Zealanders buy their own homes are proving popular, Catherine Gaffaney reports in the second part of our five-week investigation into getting a foothold on the property ladder. And a loosening of restrictions is making it even easier. Financial Advice Hawke’s Bay Read more…

Market Views From Paul Sewell

Markets have performed well year to date, especially in Europe and Japan.  The New Zealand economy is still in robust health and recent official data is also showing ongoing growth.  We have been more positive than most on the global economic outlook.  We believe we have seen the low in European bond yields and that we Read more…

Michael Gallagher asked for views on KiwiSaver, NZ Herald

Tamsyn Parker Money Editor for NZ Herald Should you still sign kids up to KiwiSaver? Enrolling children in KiwiSaver can help teach them about saving. Photo / Thinkstock Parents would be financially better off paying down their mortgage or other debts than signing their children up to KiwiSaver now the $1000 incentive has been canned, Read more…

Last chance for free $520.00

The end of June is the deadline for people to receive the maximum member tax credit from their KiwiSaver account. For every dollar a member puts into their KiwiSaver account, the government puts in 50 cents up to a maximum of $521.43 per year. To get the full credit, you need to have contributed $1046.86 Read more…

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