Index funds

RNZ Radio 21 September 2017

Response to a listener’s challenge on index and active share funds: One of his examples argues against him; The other is a questionable choice; The issue of US vs NZ data; Long terms prove nothing; Why fees matter; Another reader asks what if everyone did index investing.

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NZ Herald 27 May 2017

Q&As: Million-dollar savings goals do more harm than good; Retirement expectations rise and so should saving; Don’t like one housing forecast? Here are some more; Several NZ passive fund providers.

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NZ Herald 6 May 2017

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.

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NZ Herald 24 December 2016

Q&As: When you can take diversification too far; Where to invest in passive or index funds; Book is older than I thought; 2 letters from immigrants express their appreciation; 15 years later, advice has proved helpful.

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NZ Herald 17 December 2016

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.

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NZ Herald 10 December 2016

Q&As: Couple should get into KiwiSaver, and changes proposed for the scheme; Could the growing popularity of index funds mess up markets?; My comments on Brian Gaynor’s column about index fund investing.

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NZ Herald 26 November 2016

Q&As: Better to put savings towards mortgage than emergency fund; How to weigh up KiwiSaver versus other saving; Reader not stuck with KiwiSaver provider, but costly to move; Reactions vary on discussion about which indexes to use.

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NZ Herald 12 November 2016

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.

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