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Understanding your share market

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The NZ share market is very small but with extraordinarily bright spots. The brightest of these are our utilities: Ports, airports, energy producers, which are well managed and listed on the stock market making for excellent dividend paying investments. The dividends attract little taxation because of imputation credits. The reason for this strong investment sector […]

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Auckland housing set to crash?

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Source: Economist.com The frightening graph below was produced by The Economist, which tracks global house prices and rates the level to which a market is overvalued. It concludes that NZ has the most overpriced market in the world. Not only has the market risen faster than any other, but in the process, it became the […]

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Protect yourself against Ponzi schemes

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New Zealand courts have dealt with several Ponzi schemes in the past few years, where investors are fleeced by some guru who had promised high returns in return for not asking too many questions. The root cause of people losing everything to their investment advisors is a lack of transparency, starting with the question: Who […]