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A tale of several cities (in NZ)

Written by ANZ BlueNotes on August 31st, 2016.      0 comments

loan-730The Reserve Bank of Australia cut the cash rate to a record low this month but banks passed on only half of it at a retail level.

A similar outcome was likely in New Zealand should the RBNZ follow suit, with bank funding costs having risen sharply this year.

You can always find a reason for not investing

Written by Michael Beech on February 15th, 2016.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-393Have you ever seen a child standing tentatively at the edge of a swimming pool? She's torn between her desire to join the gang in the water and her fear of diving in.

In committing to the market, investors can be like that.

Which hat are you wearing?

Written by Michael Beech on November 10th, 2015.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571People with many hats require many different investment solutions. In our opinion, that's a good thing.

Interest rates up, down or around?

Written by Anthony McIlroy on August 28th, 2015.      0 comments

interest rates-469Predicting interest rate movement remains quite difficult, particularly the longer-term interest rates which are impacted to a greater extent by world events.

Regardless of whether you want to be a short or long-term player it would seem to make sense to see what the Reserve Bank says on 10 September.

Investing your money

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on June 12th, 2015.      0 comments

interest rates-469-101Finally the NZ Reserve Bank is lowering interest rates, just as it seems the US is about to start raising rates.  How does this affect a Kiwi investor?