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4 reasons why the Ranger Fund can enhance your core equity portfolio

The Ranger Fund was recently announced winner of the 2018 FundSource Awards – Alternative Sector. This category included Australian and New Zealand long-short funds. We set the Ranger Fund up as a place for our personal savings. We see it as our core savings fund. However, we acknowledge that the award speaks to the defensive characteristics of the fund, and our different approach to investing.

Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00AM

Here are four reasons for considering it as a valuable compliment to a core Australasian equity portfolio.

Reason 1. Downside protection

The defensive characteristics of the fund come in three forms:

  1. The fund does not have to be invested in equities if we see no opportunities. This is useful when markets are expensive. The fund currently holds in excess of 30% cash...MORE»

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Cash PIE Rates

Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.10    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.25    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.30    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.35    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.40    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 2.25    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.75    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 1.75    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
SBS Bank 1.50    -    -
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 2.10    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.65    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.40    3.39    3.55
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.25    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.00    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.40    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.45    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.50    -    -
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 3.80    -    -
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.33    3.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 2.90    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 2.95    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 3.60    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.45    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.40    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.25    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.85
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.60    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.45    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.50    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.60    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.70    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.90    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.65    2.72    2.82
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 2.95    3.03    3.17
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 3.00    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.50    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.35    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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