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    Gifts that Give on Several Levels
     28 November 2009
    Perhaps the most important assignment in a university course I teach on financial literacy has little to do with finance. Worried that the course might send the message “the more money you have the better”, I ask the students to think about how money and happiness are related.
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    How Bubbles Form
    21 Nov 2009: Investments tend to go through three phases during a bull run. The first is when the smart money and the contrarian investments get into a particular sector or type of asset and prices start to creep upwards. ... more
    It Pays to Know how Numbers Grow
    14 Nov 2009: The recent fuss over food price rises shows how little feel many New Zealanders have for the power of compounding numbers. And that lack of knowledge could harm them when borrowing and investing.... more
    Dangers still Lurk
    7 Nov 2009: I have taken to walking the three kilometres or so from my home to my office in central Auckland. It is good exercise and gives me valuable distraction- free thinking time. ... more
    Fund Performance Tables can do More Harm than Good
    31 Oct 2009: Some figures I saw recently strengthened my resolve to steer people away from KiwiSaver performance comparisons.... more
    All Eyes On Australia
    10 Oct 2009: Australia has become the first country to try turning the liquidity taps off. After bringing the official interest rate down to the lowest in 49 years, the Reserve Bank of Australia hiked it last week by a quarter of a percent to 3.25% and has hinted strongly that further rises are likely (some say the next rise could be as early as Melbourne Cup day next month). ... more
    Good News Goes Unheralded
    3 Oct 2009: One of the findings in a recent survey caught my eye. Only 12 per cent of New Zealanders surveyed said the value of their financial investments had grown in the previous six months, with 42 per cent saying the value was unchanged and 46 per cent saying it had fallen.... more
    Recovery, but is it real?
    26 Sep 2009: Although share markets have recovered strongly in the past six months, they mostly are still lower than they were a year ago and up to a third below their level of just two years ago.... more
    Gold Breaks Through $1000
    12 Sep 2009: Gold has finally broken through $1,000 again, an important key resistance level. Most people refer to the current gold bull market as a repeat of the 1970s. This is true since there are many similarities of price movement between the two. The sheer extent of the Bull Run in gold now and in the 1970s also link the two periods. ... more
    Performance Pay Not As Good As It Sounds
    5 Sep 2009: Here’s a radical idea: pay financial advisers according to the performance of the investments they put you in. Sounds appealing, but would it work?... more



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