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Big Wednesday: A2 squeezed over margins; Fletcher and Spark shine

NZ shares sink as investors punish A2 over marginsNew Zealand shares dropped in one of the reporting season's busiest days as A2 Milk fell to a six-week low when its margins disappointed investors. Fletcher Building and Spark New Zealand both gained on their results.

Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index decreased 94.52 points, or 0.9 percent, to 10,709.32. Within the index, 14 stocks fell, 26 rose and 10 were unchanged. Turnover was $254.1 million, of which A2 and Spark accounted for $152.8 million.

Index heavyweight A2 sank 12 percent to $14.81, the lowest close since July 4, despite reporting 40 percent-plus gains in earnings and revenue. Investors traded 5.5 million shares ...MORE»

Harvesting Black Swans

Wednesday, August 21st, 7:00AM  2 comments

If you are worried that you are feeling a little too positive about the world, Nassim Taleb's book, The Black Swan, is a good way to bring you back down to earth.

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KiwiSaver providers question loss-making assumptions

Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00AM  1 comment

KiwiSaver providers are raising questions about a series of prescribed assumptions they will have to use to show clients' KiwiSaver balance projections – including that defensive funds will lose money in real terms each year.

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[GRTV] Why a four day week is good; Fears about markets

Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes talks about why a four-day week is good for businesses and his fears markets are repeating the mistakes that lead to the last downturn.

Monday, August 19th, 6:16AM

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Also available on SoundCloud.

Full transcript available here. ...MORE»

[The Wrap] What the heck is a good customer outcome?

Friday, August 16th, 6:28PM  4 comments

It's one of the buzz phrases at the moment, providing good customer outcomes to people who buy financial advice or products. But what the heck is it?

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Hobson Wealth latest to enter KiwiSaver with a robo solution

Friday, August 16th, 12:03PM

A new robo-advised KiwiSaver scheme, partly-owned by sharebroker Hobson Wealth, is set to launch in a month's time, designed to offer better investor outcomes.

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Investment trader guilty

Monday, August 19th, 11:35AM

Markets trader Steven Robertson has been found guilty of dozens of charges relating to the misuse of client money. MORE»

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[GRTV] Why a four day week is good; Fears about markets

Monday, August 19th, 6:16AM

Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes talks about why a four-day week is good for businesses and his fears markets are repeating the mistakes that lead to the last downturn. MORE»

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Wednesday, August 21st, 6:20AM

Health insurer nib Holdings will review its risk and culture in New Zealand as trans-Tasman financial services come to grips with the regulatory crackdown on the sector. MORE»

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Low rates boost NZ’s housing affordability

Wednesday, August 21st, 10:35AM

Declining house prices and low interest rates have improved housing affordability across New Zealand over the first half of 2019, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service shows. MORE»

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Wealthpoint makes appointments

Sunday, August 18th, 7:54PM

New adviser group Wealthpoint is expanding with additions to its team. MORE»

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KiwiSaver providers question loss-making assumptions

Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00AM  1 comment

KiwiSaver providers are raising questions about a series of prescribed assumptions they will have to use to show clients' KiwiSaver balance projections – including that defensive funds will lose money in real terms each year. MORE»

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