What most affects your KiwiSaver growth?: Research looks at type of fund, contribution rate, returns, luck, stickability and fees; What you can do about each of these; Main messages.
2 “expert” suggestions in a rising share market — one good, one bad. The good one — Rebalancing: What is it?; Why it can be hard psychologically; How to rebalance. The bad one — Get out of passive (or index) funds: Who does the research?; NZ in last year’s small downturn; US in two market crashes; Conclusion — stick with passive.
Should KiwiSavers and share investors bail out before the inevitable crash?: NZ share market is booming — affects mid-risk and higher-risk KiwiSaver investors; Should you move your money out before the inevitable crash?; What happens after the share market drops?; Why recoveries tend to be fast; How to cope with an up and down investment.
New developments in ethical investing: What is it?; Are the returns as good as in other funds?; Big NZ funds put pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter; Mindful Money website — Good KiwiSaver funds, How is your fund doing? Find a fund that suits you; Listeners’ emails.
Q&As: How 71-year-old renter could use her savings to supplement NZ Super; Reader dislikes ‘free government money’ and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals; Nobody can predict the share market, so don’t try to time it; Info on KiwiSaver returns is available, but not a lot of use.
Q&As: Stick with mostly global shares, despite NZ’s recent great performance; Time to top up for KiwiSaver government contribution — and how to work out your contributions; Money gift from father won’t affect using KiwiSaver to buy first home; KiwiSaver investment choices much wider than reader thinks.
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.