Shares and share funds

NZ Herald 7 July 2018

Q&As: Proposed KiwiSaver changes would help many, but not reader; Share investment ‘rule’ applies even if you’re 80; Reader unhappy about share v property comparison; Former accountant spills the beans on tax complexity.

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NZ Herald 30 June 2018

Q&As: Reader’s analysis is iffy — NZ shares have grown more than house prices; KiwiSaver member unhappy with post-65 withdrawal process; Do the calculations on whether higher term deposit rates are worth it; Simple and fair taxation impossible, but we have to try.

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NZ Herald 19 May 2018

Q&As: Hard to get info about tax on gains from share trading; In KiwiSaver, the government’s deal gets better, but not the employers’; Superannuitant should take heating payment and give it to charity; Landlord objects to my comment, says he works hard; Comments about financial advisers sought.

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NZ Herald 5 May 2018

Q&As: Employers taking their KiwiSaver contributions out of employee pay should be stopped; “Fatal flaw” in short selling not so fatal; Reader thinks IRD should have been tougher on rental capital gains…; …While another reader suggests an alternative tax; “It’s property investor activity that counts” says reader.

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NZ Herald 21 April 2018

Q&As: What is short selling, are index funds involved and is it risky?; Puzzling that real estate commissions haven’t fallen; Seller of unit needs to keep bright-line test in mind; Teachers’ pay huge compared to support staff.

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RNZ Radio 19 April 2018

Why timing the markets doesn’t work: People always move too late — or too early!; Research on this; When SHOULD you move your investments?; What type of investor are you?; Move gradually — even in KiwiSaver; 2 listener’s letters.

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NZ Herald 14 April 2018

Q&As: Should couple — with a possible baby soon — sell their rental?; What about another couple with teenagers, and an offer for their rental unit?; Real estate agents advises against quick sales, among other things; Government considering change to KiwiSaver employer contributions after 65; Reader is disgusted with teacher’s letter; Don’t overlook tax when comparing debt repayment with investing.

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NZ Herald 7 April 2018

Q&As: Teacher loses KiwiSaver employer contributions at 65, but colleagues don’t; Pay off student loan or mortgage — or invest elsewhere?; Ex-real estate agent explains why it’s not wise to list with several agents; Why haven’t agents’ commission rates fallen as house prices soar?; Move to Kawerau not feasible, says Auckland pensioner.

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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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NZ Herald 24 March 2018

Q&As: How to tell term deposit institutions apart; Frugal superannuitants seem hurt by last week’s column; Real estate agent defends colleagues, and shares a couple of secrets; Dividend reinvestment plans work well for many shareholders; 2 Q&As on who is a professional.

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