2022 was a turbulent year for investors. Globally, share markets fell by over 15%, while here in New Zealand KiwiSaver funds fell on average 6% to 10% over 12 months. The big question on everyone’s mind now is what will 2023 bring? Are things going to improve, will it be more of the same, or could it get worse? And what should I do?
Is GST on KiwiSaver fees a stealth wealth tax?
The recent introduction of a taxation bill in Parliament was designed to tidy up aspects of charging GST.
In defence of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr
Given the recent berating of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr for overstimulating the economy during Covid, leading to raging house...
Simplicity blasts Fletcher Building for lack of Gib
Property developer Simplicity Living says it has cancelled all its orders for Fletcher Building Gib board and is instead directly...
KiwiSaver money should be invested in providing rental housing
To fix a problem, you first need to understand it.
Property investment: the good, the bad and the downright ugly
In a rising market, many developments can look as safe as houses — literally.
5 lessons investors can learn from Tesla, Meridian and Covid-19
The meteoric rise in the share price of Meridian and Tesla in 2020, and the...
Is a lack of activist shareholders hurting KiwiSaver?
Fund managers now manage more than $200 billion of ordinary New Zealanders’ savings, in KiwiSaver...
How to solve the housing crisis
No one person or institution is responsible alone for the recent rise in house prices.
Why a $20 minimum wage is good for business
The recent announcement of a $20 per hour minimum wage brought the usual chorus of...
Shareholder activism needed to curb excessive executive pay
New Zealanders have a strong fairness gene.
Will the Government get real on infrastructure?
There are times in history when the winds of change all point in one direction,...
New Zealand’s Business Leaders Reflect On The Lessons Of COVID-19 In New Book
New Zealand business leaders have shared insights into their COVID-19 strategies and learnings from 2020...
Here's what Biden win might mean for your KiwiSaver
A new President of the United States is always a big deal for financial markets,...