RNZ Radio

RNZ Radio 29 September 2016

My favourite type of share investment — Index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs): Don’t bother to try to beat the market; A good company is not necessarily a good buy; Lusha the chimp; What are index funds and ETFs, and how to get into them; The Buffett bet; 2 misunderstandings.

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RNZ Radio 15 September 2016

Why I’m sticking with shares for the long term — despite recent research: Provocative email from a listener; Research suggests cash deposits beat shares; Quibbles and serious concerns about the research; Best ways to invest in shares; Why I think shares will always win in the long term.

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RNZ Radio 1 September 2016

How emotional thinking can get in the way of good investing. Understanding common reactions can help you guard against bad decisions. Reactions include: Responding to how things are presented; Sticking with the status quo; Responding to how things are named; Following the crowd; Emotional attachment; Being overwhelmed with information; Fear of regret; Not considering the whole portfolio.

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RNZ Radio 18 August 2016

Ethical KiwiSaver. Also my approach to investing in shares. Ethical KiwiSaver: how funds invest, risk, returns and which providers; A listener’s critical letter and my response; Warren Buffett is special; Can amateur investors beat the market?

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RNZ Radio 4 August 2016

Clever and not-so-clever moves with mortgages: 2 worrying trends — longer mortgages, people adding to mortgages; Good news — people repaying faster; When rates drop, maintain your payments; Paying down your mortgage a great investment; Mortgage on rentals a bit different; Revolving credit loans give flexibility but risky for some; Main points.

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RNZ Radio 21 July 2016

KiwiSaver rules, and how to make the most of the scheme: Follow-up on first home help; Rules about joining KiwiSaver; Other rules about KiwiSaver; Getting the most from the scheme.

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RNZ Radio 7 July 2016

Timing the housing market, and KiwiSaver first home help: The one market where you can’t invest gradually; How to make the decision; How much does it matter?; 2 ways KiwiSaver helps first home buyers.

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RNZ Radio 23 June 2016

Spending too little, spending too much: Shopping is a favourite pastime; People who are too mean on themselves; People who spend too much — why do they do it? — 1. Keeping up with the Joneses, 2. Psychological, 3. Credit card company behaviour; Help for big spenders; Most important of all — Change your habits. PS: Final reminder about KiwiSaver tax credit.

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RNZ Radio 9 June 2016

Listeners’ questions on KiwiSaver performance and timing markets: Why average investors do worse than the market as a whole; How to pick a good fund manager; Would it be good to buy recent losers?; Will brokerage prevent drip feeding into shares?; Etc.

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