Foreign exchange

RNZ Radio 5 April 2018

Why sticking with NZ investments is foolish: Diversification — NZ is a tiny portion of world markets; How to invest offshore — in KiwiSaver and elsewhere; What about foreign exchange risk?; How much of your investments should be offshore?; Is investing offshore disloyal to NZ?; What is hedging, and is it good?

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RNZ Radio 1 June 2017

Investment risks — Part 3: Looking over your shoulder or overseas, or overlooking inflation. In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session: Buying investments that are hard — or expensive — to get out of; Expecting past performance to continue; Listening to old-timers; Forgetting about inflation; Taking foreign exchange risk — or not taking it when you should; Responding to ads or offers made in phone calls, seminars or courses.

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NZ Herald 13 May 2017

Q&As: Would-be foreign exchange trader should give it a miss; Are credit cards sometimes tied to mortgages? Does it matter?; Young son might learn more than one lesson; Reader suggests ways to cut food bill.

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RNZ Radio 13 April 2017

Why investing offshore is wise rather than risky: Applies to KiwiSaver and other investments; Much better diversification; Foreign exchange adds risk; Or does it?

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NZ Herald 8 April 2017

Q&As: Is the family home an investment?; You can get a benefit even if you have savings…; …And having 1 or 2 boarders won’t affect your benefit; 2 letters on study options for last week’s correspondent; One way to save for retirement travel in Europe; Should ‘whingers’ take care of elderly parents themselves?

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NZ Herald 4 February 2017

Q&As: How much emergency money, and where should it be invested?; When it’s a good idea to keep your bank at arm’s length; Should young couple buy a home now, or wait and hope on prices and exchange rates?; Best way to compare KiwiSaver funds.

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NZ Herald 1 October 2016

Q&As: Retiree still wants to have fun in the markets; Whose tax rate should be used on a joint bank account?; Daughter should bring back house money from the UK gradually; Which banks now require notice for term deposit early withdrawals?; Should families get money if a person dies before getting any NZ Super?

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NZ Herald 20 June 2015

Q&As: Are “women’s gifting circles” legit?; Is bank financial adviser giving “best” advice?; KiwiSaver tax credits don’t cross the Tasman; Tips on getting more from a revolving credit mortgage.

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NZ Herald 25 April 2015

Q&As: Leave Auckland — and calculate how far your freed up money will go; Transferring money early to Australia is not a good bet; Court decision raises questions for KiwiSavers in financial trouble; A way round the 3-month KiwiSaver wait, if you’re a big contributor; KiwiSaver scheme offers wide range of investments.

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