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.
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.