This segment was broadcast on 19 May 2016. Some information may be out of date.

KiwiSaver performance, and timing markets

  • When should we take note of KiwiSaver performance?
  • What’s happened since KiwiSaver started
  • Why shares always do best over long periods
  • Why timing markets doesn’t work
  • What to do about that

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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.