Investment strategies

NZ Herald 27 June 2020

Q&As:
– Government KiwiSaver contributions to over 65s wouldn’t work, or be fair
– How reader with cancer could set up her savings
– Over how long should you drip-feed a lump sum into an investment?
– Is weekly drip-feeding better than monthly?
– I suggest reader takes rental property off the market …
– … but she’s sold it! Don’t put proceeds into another rental

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NZ Herald 16 May 2020

Q&As:
– Am I helping the big guys at the expense of small investors?
– Why you might want to be in more than one of your provider’s KiwiSaver funds
– Tax on KiwiSaver and other funds is gentle
– Limit buys can work well when buying shares
– Investing versus paying down mortgage in low-rate environment …
– … and taking diversification into account
– Be in KiwiSaver as well as making extra mortgage payments
– Take mortgage “holiday” or spend savings?

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NZ Herald 9 May 2020

Q&As:
– Who’s right about fund choice — husband or wife or neither?
– Which bank products are subject to haircut if bank fails?
– What about government bonds, Bonus Bonds and safe deposit boxes?
– Halt to dividend payments should strengthen banks
– ETF tax problem no big deal
– It’s great to continue contributions to KiwiSaver and other funds in down markets
– Don’t assume gloom will continue — and a look at past recoveries
– Drip feeding not quite so good with lump sums

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NZ Herald 18 April 2020

Q&As:
– New share investors should skip single shares and use a fund
– Short-term share trading up — but most people don’t win
– Index funds proving themselves in down markets
– How “Preservation Fund” lost money — and is it better than bank term deposit?
– Angry reader wants gold in NZ dollars — but would it boost his case?
– Last week’s gold fan takes another look
– Gold helps with diversification

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Money Talk April 2020

Hope for the best, but expect the worst

If you’re investing in shares, always assume a downturn might be just around the corner — as recent events have dramatically shown!

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NZ Herald 11 April 2020

Q&As:
– How different is it this time?
– Is this a good time to subdivide?
– Was I too tough on last week’s mother?
– Is gold a good investment these days?
– How would bank deposit insurance work for term deposits?
– Bank credit ratings vary — and should you move money to Australia?
– Pay down mortgage with bank deposits — especially if nervous

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NZ Herald 4 April 2020

Q&As:
– Daughter, 21, puts her Mum right on switching KiwiSaver funds
– Son seeks research on trading versus buying and holding shares, to convince Dad
– Got your visa? Get into KiwiSaver
– Don’t wait until markets recover
– Is it wise to take a “mortgage holiday”?
– Are different bank accounts treated differently if “haircut” happens?
– Should retiree try his luck again on timing the market?
– 20-year-old should get into share market cautiously
– Moving to higher risk is a good move

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Getting a KiwiSaver WOF

GETTING A KIWISAVER WOF — for people of all ages
Worried about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting your KiwiSaver investment, and wondering what to do about it?
Or is KiwiSaver the last thing on your mind? Maybe you were auto enrolled and have ignored it since.

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NZ Herald 28 March 2020

Q&As:
– Reassurance for share owners — based on holiday home value
– 2 readers worry that their bank savings are in danger
– Clever timing with KiwiSaver moves unlikely to work out well
Plus:
– A note to other concerned correspondents

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RNZ Radio 26 March 2020

GETTING A KIWISAVER WOF — for people of all ages in KiwiSaver. Whether you’re worried about the market downturn or just want to use some spare time productively, now is a good time to check you’re doing as well as you can (you’re probably not!) in KiwiSaver.

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