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What is the NASDAQ?

One of the things that we are hearing in the news is that the NASDAQ index is hitting record levels since the COVID share market falls of February and March this year. The NASDAQ is a stock exchange, based in New York and is the second largest stock exchange in the world.  It is second only […]

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Is it a trend or is it an event?

Aaron and I recently attended an intensive fund managers presentation day in Auckland, where 16 fund managers did presentations on an aspect of investing and then did a promotional spiel for their investment funds. It was a really good day, with lots of interesting and useful information. Funnily enough, there was very little real alarm […]

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what a global trade war could mean for New Zealand

In July 2018, Donald Trump announced sweeping tariffs against products imported from China, for alleged unfair trade practices.   And so the trade wars began. The USA has a trade deficit with China of US$419 billion.  This means that they import $419 billion worth of goods more than they sell to China. The USA’s main imports […]

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Kiwisaver Changes

Kiwisaver changes effective 1 April 2019 The changes that have taken effect on 1 April 2019:  You have more options around the amount that you can pay into your KiwiSaver At present, if you are a salary or wage earner, you have been able to contribute 3%, 4% or 8% of your salary into your […]

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