This article was published on 13 February 2020. Some information may be out of date.

Investors in shares — and most KiwiSaver investors — are doing “too well”

  • Last year was exceptional
  • Last decade was well above recent averages
  • AND last decade was unusually “unvolatile”
  • Don’t be lulled into thinking this will continue
  • Shares are good investments, but…

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.