Gearing

RNZ Radio 8 March 2018

Has rental property had its run?: The market is slowing; Government changes — mortgages, tax on gains etc; Pros and cons of investing in a rental; Why rentals are riskier than they seem; Comparing rental and share returns; The landlord personality.

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RNZ Radio 11 May 2017

Investment risks — Part 2: Too complicated, too much borrowing, not diversifying… 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: Investing in something you don’t fully understand; Investing in companies that get into trouble; Overdoing borrowing; Investing in too few different types of assets; Failing to diversify within each type of asset; Failing to diversify over time; Putting short-term money in volatile investments.

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RNZ Radio 2 February 2017

Is it wise to borrow to make a property or share investment?: What is leverage — a.k.a. gearing — and how does it work?; Pros and cons of using it; Why it’s wise to pay down your mortgage.

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NZ Herald 20 August 2016

Q&As: Borrowing to invest in shares raises risk — and rewards; Buying shares directly versus using a KiwiSaver fund; Reader shouldn’t worry that KiwiSaver first home withdrawal will stop.

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RNZ Radio 21 April 2016

Good borrowing: How gearing boosts returns — and losses: Good and bad borrowing; A simple example of gearing; Compare this with investing without borrowing; 2 other ways gearing is risky; Can you cope with gearing?

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RNZ Radio 11 February 2016

Why it’s not easy to get rich quick. How you might get rich quick without putting in heaps of time and taking high risk: Not via scams (discussed last year); The other ideas need luck; What would happen if someone found a low-risk easy way to get rich quick?; 3 ways you could try to get rich quick — 1. High-risk shares, 2. Start a new business, 3. Highly geared investments; What do they all involve?

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RNZ Radio 29 October 2015

Investing in rental property: The pluses and minuses — Low and high-risk ways of investing in property; Don’t overlook the costs along the way; The rental property personality.

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NZ Herald 30 November 2013

Q&As: Should people be forced to put some of their KiwiSaver money into an annuity?; Highly leveraged property investing is risky; An investor in both puts some perspective on shares versus property; Meaningful Christmas gifts.

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NZ Herald 23 November 2013

Q&As: Gear both or neither when comparing shares and property; Tip for bankrupt couple: low-paid retail work has its rewards; New KiwiSaver tool helps you work out your risk level; Retirement date not the key factor in choice of KiwiSaver fund.

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NZ Herald 19 March 2011

Q&As: Should it take a bank three weeks to cut its mortgage rates?; Just how great was one family’s “Great Mistake of 2009”?; Reader tells Mary off for forgetting about the expenses of selling a house; How couple should invest as they approach retirement.

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