International investing

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 12 May 2016

More on spreading your money around: How to diversify each type of asset; Chances of your account balance falling; Diversifying… around the world; …With mortgages; …Over time.

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NZ Herald 28 June 2014

Q&As: Car buying decisions not always rational; Should young man invest in Fiji, buy a house, or neither?; Why it takes so long to process KiwiSaver contributions; When must self-employed make employer contributions to KiwiSaver?; I will try to run more non-KiwiSaver Q&As; Last week’s picture offends a reader.

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NZ Herald 25 May 2013

Q&As: Easier to borrow to invest in property than shares, but that’s not always a plus; Tax on international shares is different, but not necessarily worse; Anti-KiwiSaver reader gives me all the more reason to write about KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 20 February 2010

Q&As: Paying off mortgage — and getting rid of badly undiversified portfolio — are two great ideas; KiwiSaver can work well for student; Laying out the details on KiwiSaver exit fees; Buying shares directly from overseas broker cheaper in short run, but may not be wise.

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NZ Herald 13 February 2010

Q&As: Some active share funds will do better than passive index funds, but it’s impossible to predict which ones; Don’t go chasing high-performing KiwiSaver funds — here’s how to choose your provider; Another index fund available in New Zealand; Fee-charging advisers don’t gain from putting clients in higher risk investments than they should.

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