The Fragility of Markets

  It’s been a wild and unpredictable ride in share markets in recent months. From mid-February to mid-March we saw a massive sell-off of shares that led to price decline of about 30% internationally. Since then, markets have steadily risen to almost pre-COVID levels. However, in recent days, concerns about rising unemployment and COVID case […]

Let Go of Fear and Learn the Lessons

  The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown has seen many people’s incomes significantly reduce. The uncertainty of how long this situation will last and whether the worst is yet to come is causing huge financial stress for some families. Lessons are being learned the hard way. Those who have lived life on the edge with […]

Why You Shouldn’t Change Your KiwiSaver

  KiwiSaver investors are panicking and changing their funds from Balanced or Growth funds to Conservative. Their motivation is to reduce losses. However, the outcome will likely be the opposite. What these people fail to understand is that there is a big difference between a loss and a drop in value. KiwiSaver funds are made […]