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The NXT step for New Zealand's capital markets.

02 June, 2015

The NXT step for New Zealand's capital markets

Senior Portfolio Manager Murray Brown talks with Rachel Smalley about NZX's new initiative - the NXT market. Murray details why NXT has come about and why it may appeal to companies and investors alike.
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Sell in May and go away?.

27 May, 2015

Sell in May and go away?

Is the saying "Sell in May and go away" just a myth - or is there some substance behind it? Senior Portfolio Manager Roger Garrett discusses with Rachel Smalley where the saying comes from and warns investors about supporting this strategy.
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The GDP conspiracy.

19 May, 2015

The GDP conspiracy

The U.S. Commerce Department is making a change to how GDP is calculated, and due to the pivotal role GDP has played in history, it's no surprise that politicians are so interested in it. Chief Investment Officer Mark Brighouse chats with Larry Williams about what the problem is with GDP measurements and whether or not we should take any notice of them.
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Aussie banking sector not immune from the mood of the market .

12 May, 2015

Aussie banking sector not immune from the mood of the market

Although the Aussie banks are profitable, their recent results didn't impress investors. Senior Portfolio Manager Manuel Greenland discusses with Larry Williams the reasons behind these results and whether or not it's an issue for investors going forward.
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The media obsession with property.

05 May, 2015

The media obsession with property

During Carmel Fishers recent trip to Sydney, a couple of property articles in the newspaper caught her eye. Carmel shares her thoughts with Larry Williams about New Zealand's property market being compared to a Ponzi scheme, the risks an Australian property bubble might have on the broader economy, and recent record sales of trophy houses being sold for more than $100 million overseas.
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The true cost of low interest rates.

28 April, 2015

The true cost of low interest rates

Since the global financial crisis low interest rates have cost savers huge amounts of money and deepened economic inequality. Frank Jasper discusses how savers have reacted and what other options they may have.
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Sir Ron Brierley moves on and Aussie firm looks to replicate Fonterra.

21 April, 2015

Sir Ron Brierley moves on and Aussie firm looks to replicate Fonterra

Murray Brown talks with Larry Williams about Sir Ron Brierley's recent resignation from the Coats/GPG Board and where investors can follow him next. Murray also discusses Australia's largest milk producer, Murray Goulburn, looking to list non-voting shares in Australia and whether it's likely to trail in Fonterra's footsteps.
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Bad news is good news for China's share market.

14 April, 2015

Bad news is good news for China's share market

China's growth is slowing but the share market is surging. Fisher Funds Director Frank Jasper shares with Larry Williams what led to China's recent market rally, how it is beginning to affect to New Zealand, and what investors need to be cautious of in such an environment.
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Australia looks again at discontinuing imputation credits.

07 April, 2015

Australia looks again at discontinuing imputation credits

Chief Investment Officer Mark Brighouse discusses with Larry Williams the pros and cons of New Zealand's and Australia's current franking credit system and the implications on investors if either country decides to scrap it.
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Bank levies — coming to a location near you soon!.

31 March, 2015

Bank levies — coming to a location near you soon!

Bank levies will soon be implemented in Australia to fund the setup of depositor insurance, with New Zealand likely to follow suit. Senior Portfolio Manager David McLeish discusses with Mike Yardley the implications of such a scheme on savers, as unfortunately it's mum and dad investors that could be left footing the bill.

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