Given the government guarantee on deposits, am I better to take my money out of a lower interest bank deposit and put it in a higher risk finance company with a higher interest rate now, if that finance company is government guaranteed?
I own no stocks but would like to know if it is possible to invest "ethically" (for example, no armaments companies or greedy pharmaceuticals) - whether through KiwiSaver or elsewhere.
Finance companies, building societies, credit unions and other deposit takers will be required to obtain credit ratings and meet tougher prudential requirements as a result of legislation enacted today, Finance Minister Michael Cullen says.
Most people assume that when it comes to investing, the best thing to do is take a rational, unbiased point of view that doesn’t take feelings into account whatsoever. But is this true? Or are there benefits to giving in to those urges to buy and sell when the logical viewpoint is the opposite
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - As the troubled financial industry takes another hit, investors are being reminded to spread their risks and advised against doing anything rash.
Many New Zealanders feel that they would rather stick close to home and invest in companies based in New Zealand. Besides, it’s more work to research shares in foreign companies, and don’t you have to pay more taxes on shares held in international companies, anyway?