2021 Market outlook

2021 Market outlook

New Zealand is in recession, so why are so many in the finance industry so confident about the future? Fergus McDonald of Nikko Asset Management explains… 2020 was a year of fear, anxiety, uncertainty and global economic defibrillation. Yet for investors it was...
What is ESG Investing?

What is ESG Investing?

Environmental Social Governance ESG is a set of minimum standards, benchmarks and acceptable industries that a fund manager will abide by in making investment decisions. Essentially its purpose is to screen out certain investments, be they bonds or shares, loans or...
Sage Advice: One tip at a time

Sage Advice: One tip at a time

Richard Holden, Founder and Principal of Milestone in Christchurch shares some of his top tips. “My other piece of advice, Copperfield” said Mr Micawber “You know, annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six,...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Bonds under-perform stocks the longer you stay invested. This table reminds us of a key foundation of investing. Time frames are crucial in figuring out what to invest in. Long term, stocks win. Need some of your money to spend inside a few years, then cash is king,...
Does it matter when you invest for retirement?

Does it matter when you invest for retirement?

This is a good question that many ask as they begin to make the shift from full-time work to at least being partly retired. After all, perhaps the greatest risk in retirement is not losing money, (the thing that most of us tend to focus on) but running out of cash...