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$1,000: the magic number?.

09 November, 2015

$1,000: the magic number?

Over the years when we've asked people how much money they think they need to live on in retirement the most common answer we hear is $1,000 per week. Read more ...
Successful recipes for fast food operators.

05 November, 2015

Successful recipes for fast food operators

While portfolio holdings Restaurant Brands and Domino's Pizza operate successfully in the fast food sector, their similarities end there. Fisher Funds looks at the different growth strategies they are pursuing.
Keeping your investment powder dry.

18 September, 2015

Keeping your investment powder dry

Carmel Fisher explains how an old Cromwellian saying — keep your powder dry — can be applied today in an investment context and how it can be used for both protection and opportunity. Read more ...
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Is recent market volatility cause for concern or not?.

25 August, 2015

Is recent market volatility cause for concern or not?

Markets have been on a volatile ride over the last week and sharp falls in global share markets have been seen. Carmel Fisher shares her perspective on the drivers of volatility and whether investors should be spooked by the market's mood.
The smartest guy in the room — understanding investment jargon.

21 August, 2015

The smartest guy in the room — understanding investment jargon

Carmel Fisher discusses jargon and how it can mislead and influence. She warns investors to beware and find out what the terminology means before making investment decisions. Read more ...
Growing wealth by growing up.

07 August, 2015

Growing wealth by growing up

Carmel Fisher discusses the trend of delayed adulthood and how this will impact the ability of today's young to grow wealth.
Taking a stand against financial abuse.

17 July, 2015

Taking a stand against financial abuse

Financial abuse is a global epidemic, particularly among the elderly, and the numbers involved are horrifying. Carmel Fisher discusses how we can all do our bit to look after family, friends and neighbours.
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More tinkering to KiwiSaver and financial advice.

03 June, 2015

More tinkering to KiwiSaver and financial advice

With the removal of the $1,000 KiwiSaver kickstart and pending changes to the Financial Advisers Act, Carmel Fisher shares her thoughts on the impact for clients.
Money talk healthy for kids.

15 May, 2015

Money talk healthy for kids

The earlier parents discuss money with their kids the more likely they will have a healthy relationship and attitude towards money. Carmel Fisher shares some tips from a recent book by Rob Lieber about raising unspoiled kids.
Is it time to re-think your relationship with cash?.

01 May, 2015

Is it time to re-think your relationship with cash?

While individual investors often think cash is king, few investment professionals agree. But cash has some good qualities when used appropriately. As with anything, moderation seems to be the key.

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