Q&As: Index fund comparison inaccurate — and look how shares have grown!; Broke couple could share their house…; …or live on a boat; Beneficiaries entitled too; Paying for your rest home? Lucky you; Services for Seniors booklet tells all.
Q&As: Many reasons why a winning active share fund won’t stay on top; Why do husband and wife’s funds perform so differently?; Offset mortgages more vulnerable than revolving credit loans; No plans for 2 big banks to follow others with offset mortgages; Do employers deserve praise for contributing to KiwiSaver?; Update on proposal to raise NZ Super age.
Q&As: Risky to put all your money in a single share; Reader recommends book and website about index funds; NZ research on active v passive similar to elsewhere; My maths is called into question; A reader doesn’t like debate in column…; …But another reader is happy; KiwiSaver rules if you move overseas.
Listeners’ questions, comments and quibbles on the last discussion — on index funds and exchange traded funds: How to begin at share investing; Some critical views about shares, index funds and corporations; Why fewer than half active funds can beat index funds; Medians and averages — the difference, and when it matters.
My favourite type of share investment — Index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs): Don’t bother to try to beat the market; A good company is not necessarily a good buy; Lusha the chimp; What are index funds and ETFs, and how to get into them; The Buffett bet; 2 misunderstandings.
Why I’m sticking with shares for the long term — despite recent research: Provocative email from a listener; Research suggests cash deposits beat shares; Quibbles and serious concerns about the research; Best ways to invest in shares; Why I think shares will always win in the long term.