The last budget focused on mental health. And as I analysed it, I wondered when I too would end up going crazy. Want to improve mental health? Financial wellbeing shouldn’t be ignored.
The grey tsunami will only grow bigger. Low interest-rate life support will continue. If you’re not in stocks now, you might miss out on continued gains.
Markets go up and down. History proves it. Anyone with economic education knows it. But when this cycle goes terribly wrong it could be the next recession.
Today we are living in the tail end of what could be called the greatest gold rush of all time. But instead of gold, our prosperity is riding on the backs of technological and industrial…
Most economists work in the upper echelons of government, academia, or big corporate…and we have developed a certain job security by convincing folks that economics is a science. It isn’t.
Orr, Jones and friends seem to think that the economy needs jump-starting. Maybe it does…let’s look at the facts.
When the Great Financial Crisis hit in 2008, the RBNZ dropped the OCR by 6%. If something happened today, they only have 1.5% to work with.
A jittery response just now from the RBNZ. I’m surprised. I thought we were further from the cliff; on more solid ground.
How do you beat low Kiwi wages? Save whatever you can. Build a dividend-rich investment portfolio.
As I watch news of the Australian economy and property market tanking, I worry about our little patch in New Zealand. We’ve had a good run, and we’ve become complacent.
If you own land…or property…or stocks…or a business…you have just become a victim to the greedy, grubby hands of a government that can’t resist spending more of your money.
Interest rates are looking stable, but there’s another more sinister risk looming…It only takes one thing to go wrong and it can spiral out of control.
Today, let’s reach out to the fringes of the market…to the untested, novel ideas that may shape our future.
If China ever decides to cut off trade with New Zealand, we could potentially experience the collapse of our tourism, dairy and property markets overnight.