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Welcome to 2017, it's good to be talking to you again. We haven't been in touch since mid-December; not that we would have got a word in, what with the countless column centimetres devoted to all things Trump.

With each passing week I am asked "what do you make of this Trump thing?" The question is asked not with a social or moral response in mind, but rather, what does Trump's presidency mean for investment markets and economic matters? My response is usually short, "I don't know, and neither does anyone." I don't mean to sound rude but my view is, by all means have an opinion on the man, his personality, his hairstyle and his utterings but try not to let that opinion, or anyone else's, spill into your investment thinking.

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Carmel Fisher, Managing Director

Managing your KiwiSaver account

KiwiSaver — When a holiday isn't really a holiday

KiwiSaver — When a holiday isn't really a holiday

If you're one of the tens of thousands of Kiwis on a contribution holiday, maybe it's time to reassess whether being on a break is still right for you. Read more ...

Your portfolios: Highlights and lowlights

Your portfolios: Highlights and lowlights
A snapshot of the key factors driving the performance of markets and your funds last month. Read more ...

What has been going on since we last spoke?

Below is a collection of thought pieces from your investment team sharing their unique perspective and insights on market and portfolio developments.

Disregard Dow 20,000

Disregard Dow 20,000

Hitting the 20,000 mark on the Dow Jones may be an "emotional milestone", but is it really a big deal anymore? Read more ...
Short term focus not the driver of long term results

Short term focus not the driver of long term results

While it's easy to get sidetracked by quarterly results, we invest for the long term where you really see a pay off as an investor. Read more ...
Clarity of vision a winner

Clarity of vision a winner

Our new international holding Essilor proves there's more than meets the eye when it comes to profiting from the digital device explosion. Read more ...
Shopping centres: evolve or dissolve

Shopping centres: evolve or dissolve

Online shopping may be growing exponentially but it will never replace the bricks and mortar places in our communities – if they continue to innovate and respond to customers' needs. Read more ...
The lucky country for whom?

The lucky country for whom?

What the Dickens? Find out how we can link the most famous opening lines of a nineteenth century historical novel to Australia today. Read more ...
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