This segment was broadcast on 19 April 2018. Some information may be out of date.

Why timing the markets doesn’t work

  • People always move too late — or too early!
  • Research on this
  • When SHOULD you move your investments?
  • What type of investor are you?
  • Move gradually — even in KiwiSaver
  • 2 listener’s letters

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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.