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    Investor: The big themes for 2008
    Investment Research Group
    Investment Research Group
     26 January 2008
    The US share markets have officially made the worst start to any year in their history. The falls have been echoed throughout the world and in NZ, the share market notched up its 13th consecutive fall before staging a weak recovery.
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    Ignore Bad News and Start Investing
    15 Dec 2007: The global economy is looking shaky, as are the share markets of most countries dealing with a credit crunch and rising interest rates. Even the property market is looking shaky.... more
    Why do Financial Firms take Too Much Risk?
    1 Dec 2007: That’s a question posed by US economist John Makin following the massive write down on sub-prime investments by such global luminaries as Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.... more
    How Same is the Same Housing Market?
    24 Nov 2007: A reader has taken issue with a comment in my last column that "the vast majority of current homeowners…could just sit out a plunge in house prices, or else sell and buy in the same market and suffer no loss."... more
    Overvalued Assets Pose Big Challenge
    17 Nov 2007: It is not often that a true investment guru comes to our shores but Marc Faber, who spoke at a function in Auckland last week, wears the title well.... more
    Preparing for a Possible Property Plunge
    10 Nov 2007: The volume of house sales is slowing. Houses are taking longer to sell. And some apartment prices are falling. What if house prices are next to fall?... more
    Is Inflation Coming Back?
    3 Nov 2007: For so long we have lived without a second thought for inflation - which has lain dormant for years - that few can even contemplate in becoming a problem again. But there is some evidence that inflation is making a comeback, and that bodes ill for the value of cash in the bank and pay-packets.... more
    Can't Afford Kiwisaver or Saving Elsewhere? You Should Still Join
    27 Oct 2007: Close to half of New Zealanders 18 and over who haven't yet retired say they are unlikely or very unlikely to join KiwiSaver, a recent AMP survey shows.... more
    When is a Client a Customer?
    20 Oct 2007: In my previous column I talked about an advisor and his client. Below is an email I received in response, from someone who believes that, in an industry that often does itself no credit, even the terms client and advisor are misleading.... more
    Kiwisaver Survives Readers' Challenges
    13 Oct 2007: It must be the noisier people who criticize KiwiSaver on the grounds that they don't trust the government. Such mistrust has been a common theme in readers' letters. And yet a recent AMP survey of non-retired people 18 and over shows just 3 per cent of those unlikely to join KiwiSaver say it's because they don't trust the current or future government. ... more

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