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Inflation really weighs on returns

Given the barrage of headlines citing decades of high inflation, investors are asking how best to invest in an inflationary environment? In order to assess the current environment, it’s worth distinguishing nominal versus real rates using some examples close to home for everyone. Before you yawn and click off, here are a couple of interesting stats.

Friday, August 5th, 4:05PM

By Michael Kenealy, Senior Equities Analyst, Mint Asset Management

Over the 25 years pre-Covid19, average hourly earnings rose by 3.2%, while consumer prices eroded that by 1.9% on average each year. So, in real terms hourly earnings have grown at a compound rate of 1.2% (Dec 1994 – Dec 2019). Whilst it’s pretty hard to imagine or recall a floating mortgage interest...MORE»

Over the peak

Friday, July 29th, 9:12AM

Sky-high inflation numbers continue to garner much attention, but are they already yesterday’s ‘fish and chip wrapper’?

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Fundamentals have gone missing in 2022

Tuesday, July 26th, 10:34AM

In this article we have a look at a way of assessing the valuation fundamentals of a fund.

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History may not repeat but it can rhyme

Thursday, July 14th, 6:08AM

At the start of this year, we asked the question “Is the inflation genie out of the bottle”? Looking back over the last six months, the short answer is Yes – or at least central bankers seem to think so. The longer-than-short answer is not for long.

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Are we at the turning point?

Wednesday, July 6th, 6:41AM

Devon Funds head of retail Greg Smith asks if high levels of pessimism, high cash balances and depressed market multiples mean we are almost at the end of this year’s volatility?

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A cluster of ‘modest’ accounts: what KiwiSaver balances really look like

Tuesday, July 12th, 6:35AM

In what’s believed to be an industry first, the NZ Society of Actuaries has produced a report that analyses account-level data for a large segment of the KiwiSaver market. MORE»

Financial Services Council defends KiwiSaver after criticism

Monday, June 20th, 12:04PM  1 comment

The finance industry says it is improving the KiwiSaver system but it is a work in progress. MORE»

What researchers found when they looked at 3 million KiwiSaver accounts

Monday, April 11th, 6:37PM

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Voluntary savings continue in KiwiSaver – ASB

Thursday, April 7th, 7:36AM

A significant minority of people are making voluntary contributions to their KiwiSaver schemes to take advantage of volatile market conditions, according to research by ASB. MORE»

Generate KiwiSaver pumps $13.7 mill into social housing

Friday, March 4th, 3:33PM

Generate KiwiSaver has made a second investment into social housing. MORE»

Simplicity drops membership fees for all products

Wednesday, December 1st, 4:32PM

Simplicity has dropped its membership fees from all of its products effective immediately. MORE»

KiwiSaver default funds - all you need to know

Tuesday, November 30th, 4:23PM

Good Returns has gathered information from the six KiwiSaver default fund providers - everything from fees to customer support and how those funds will be invested.  MORE»

Investment avoidance not good enough says Pathfinder

Monday, October 18th, 1:40PM

Pathfinder executives say KiwiSaver managers must do more to prove their ethical investment policies and products are making the difference they say they are. MORE»

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