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Company share buybacks gaining momentum.

24 March, 2015

Company share buybacks gaining momentum

In the US alone during the last year, companies have bought back over US$550 billion worth of their own shares. Senior Portfolio Manager Roger Garrett discusses with Larry Williams possible reasons for this as well as potential implications.
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Lessons we can learn from Aussie Super's mistakes.

17 March, 2015

Lessons we can learn from Aussie Super's mistakes

Managing Director Carmel Fisher recently attended a conference in Sydney about Australia's superannuation scheme. Carmel shares with Larry Williams an overview of the discussions and what lessons NZ can hopefully learn from Australia's mistakes.
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Australian reporting season — the devil is in the detail.

10 March, 2015

Australian reporting season — the devil is in the detail

Australian company reporting has just concluded and while overall results were generally positive, further growth in profitability is contingent on growing sales rather than cutting costs which has been the strategy recently. Fisher Funds Senior Portfolio Manager Manuel Greenland talks with Larry Williams about the trends emerging from reporting and how we are investing in this environment.
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The NASDAQ and FTSE recover to levels last reached in 2000.

03 March, 2015

The NASDAQ and FTSE recover to levels last reached in 2000

The American NASDAQ and UK FTSE indexes have finally recovered to levels reached 15 years ago. Chief Investment Officer Mark Brighouse shares with Larry Williams why the market is different now from back then and how some markets are still to regain their lost ground.
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Changing media habits challenging SKY TV and investors.

24 February, 2015

Changing media habits challenging SKY TV and investors

Fisher Funds Director Frank Jasper chats with Larry Williams about how the changing way people consuming media is starting to impact companies like Sky TV. Frank discusses the options SKY TV has to defend itself and how investors can position themselves in the changing media environment.
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The devil is in the detail. More to economic data releases than the headline....

17 February, 2015

The devil is in the detail. More to economic data releases than the headline...

There's more to a story than just the headline and the raft of economic data releases we've had this year are testament to that. Carmel Fisher shares some examples of recent economic data where the key analysis from business journalists and commentators blatantly ignore the really important messages that we should be reading.
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Crowdfunding giving young companies a leg up.

10 February, 2015

Crowdfunding giving young companies a leg up

Crowdfunding has become the latest craze for raising money not only in New Zealand but around the world. While there is significant upside for companies in being able to obtain financing that may otherwise not be possible, there are many downsides for potential investors. Senior Portfolio Manager Murray Brown examines these downsides and what investors need to consider.
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The wondrous world of a mortgage where the bank pays you.

03 February, 2015

The wondrous world of a mortgage where the bank pays you

Fisher Funds Senior Portfolio Manager, David McLeish, discusses what led to the introduction of negative mortgage rates in Denmark and what it is hoping they will achieve.

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