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In an effort to control rising house prices, the NZ government has implemented tax changes in regard to residential investment properties.
The financial media is currently full of gloomy-sounding references to ‘inverted yield curves’ as a harbinger of a global recession. In lay terms, what does all this mean and how should a long-term investor respond?
In recent weeks there has been renewed volatility in equity markets and the media have awoken from their summertime slumber. News directors drag out old footage of frantic traders and summon talking head experts to explain to ‘mums and dads” what it all means. Well, what does it mean? More importantly, does it matter?
When managing investments it is advisable to do away with unnecessary clutter. Often a simple strategy is the best strategy.
The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses.
It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.