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NZSA argues for clear regulation of financial markets

NZSA argues for clear regulation of financial markets
Clear and concise regulation with appropriate powers of investigation and sanction is an advantage both to NZX and New Zealand, the New Zealand Shareholders' Association said.

NZ Super Fund reverses loss on global equities rally

NZ Super Fund reverses loss on global equities rally
A large rally in global equity markets helped boost the New Zealand Superannuation Fund's performance last month, reversing August's loss with a gain of $990 million.

NZ equities now seen as undervalued

NZ equities now seen as undervalued
New Zealand equities have been revalued by the country's key investment managers, according to the latest New Zealand investment manager outlook by US-based fund manager and investment advisor Russell Investments.

Are Your Finances Earthquake Proof?

Are Your Finances Earthquake Proof?
The tragedy in Christchurch this week got me thinking about how ‘earthquake proof’ peoples finances are. It brings to mind a cartoon that I saw many years ago that stuck in my mind. “New Zealanders can retire quite comfortably today…..until 2pm tomorrow”.

Are You Too Focused On Buying Property?

Are You Too Focused On Buying Property?
It’s Saturday and I’m sitting in a room of around 150 people all eager to learn how to improve their financial position. It takes a lot of commitment to be in a seminar room at 8.30am on the weekend and spend the entire day learning.

Poll-Driven foreign investment limits would hurt NZ - NZIER

Poll-Driven foreign investment limits would hurt NZ - NZIER
Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - The "feel-good" factor if New Zealand limited foreign investment would probably not be enough to outweigh the inevitable "feel-bad" consequences of a lower standard of living, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) says.

Where Should I Buy An Investment Property?

Where Should I Buy An Investment Property?
It is obvious that we are in the grip of a recession. This creates an opportunity for investors to capitalise on the recession and enter the property market.

Unit Trust Is Closing - What Can I Do?

Unit Trust Is Closing - What Can I Do?
In 2007, as part of a medium-term strategy for my retirement, I invested a considerable sum with ASB Unit Trusts. The sum invested was spread over the following trusts: Money Market, NZ Fixed Interest, NZ Property, NZ Shares, World Fixed Interest and World Shares.

Socially responsible investment options seen as limited

Socially responsible investment options seen as limited
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Opportunities for investing in socially responsible funds are limited, a Council for Socially Responsible Investment (CSRI) conference in Auckland was told.

What Are the Pros And Cons Of Bonds Versus Bank Term Deposits?

What Are the Pros And Cons Of Bonds Versus Bank Term Deposits?
Can you explain for all inexperienced investors the pros and cons of bonds versus bank term deposits?

Credit Card Comparison TablesCompare Credit Cards - Independent interest rate and fees comparisons for New Zealand banks.