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January media round-up

Article posted on Jan 26, 2016 in News

Recent global share market volatility has been the big news in January. We take a look at this, as well as personal finance news about KiwiSaver and retirement, in our monthly media round-up.


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Retiring soon? Six questions to find the right adviser

Article posted on Jan 25, 2016 in News

If you’re nearing retirement, you’re probably facing a lot of new questions that come with a big life change. You may be wondering how to invest wisely and avoid serious setbacks when there’s little...

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Another market wobbly

Article posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Investing, Economy

Global share markets are throwing another wobbly, as they did in August and September last year. As at 18 January, the US S&P 500 Index was down 8% since its close on 31 December. Many other...

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Market volatility - welcome back to normal

Article posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Investing

Building last year, and continuing into January 2016, investment markets have become more volatile and delivered significant losses for the first time in many months. At the time of writing, global...

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Six common mistakes people make when investing

Article posted on Jan 18, 2016 in News

Is retirement on your horizon? Even the most well-off retirees need to manage their investments wisely to ensure their income lasts the years ahead and they can enjoy the lifestyle that they want. In...

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Are you planning your retirement alone or with a team?

Article posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Investing

As a nation of great ‘do it yourselfers’, it’s tempting to think that managing your investments yourself could be a good retirement ‘project’. But with your wealth and lifestyle at stake, it's a big...

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Three steps to successful investing

Article posted on Dec 21, 2015 in

Are you starting to think about retiring? It’s a point in life when many people are wondering how they truly want to spend their time, and how to arrange their financial affairs to fund the...

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The economic impact of European turmoil

Article posted on Dec 18, 2015 in

Questions have been raised recently as to the stability of Europe’s economy in the face of the threat of further terror attacks after the Paris bombings, the conflict in Syria, and the humanitarian...

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Down but not out

Article posted on Dec 16, 2015 in Investing

You may have been reading that the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) is getting ready to raise its overnight interest rate that currently sits at a deeply unspectacular 0.125%. The question of how...

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Understand the risk and return dynamic to be a better investor

Article posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Retirement

Kiwis heading into retirement could be seen to have two main jobs: working out how you want to spend your time and organising your finances to support that lifestyle.

There are numerous ways that...

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