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    Why New Zealand Can't Catch Australia
    Investment Research Group
    Investment Research Group
     15 May 2010
    I once worked for a brief period in Tanzania, East Africa. At the time, the country was the fourth poorest in the world, despite having a wealth of base and precious metals and masses of fertile land.
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    How Much is a Trillion?
    1 May 2010: Imagine you have borrowed a million dollars – interest free - and you pay it back at the rate of $1 per second. It would take you 12 days to pay it back. That is not too scary.... more
    Change Kiwisaver Default Funds – But Educate Too
    13 Apr 2010: All the wrong people are ending up in KiwiSaver default funds – or are they? That depends on their financial knowledge, temperament and home ownership plans.... more
    How Movies Help Investors
    6 Apr 2010: Good investors don’t concentrate just on numbers but look for ideas and trends that might help them understand the economy and markets better. So, as odd as it may sound, a study of trends at the movie theatre can be useful to an investor. ... more
    Kiwisaver Neither Guaranteed Nor Ghastly
    13 Mar 2010: Recent news suggests New Zealanders are poles apart on KiwiSaver. Some think the scheme is safer than it is. Others are leaping to ridiculous conclusions about how unsafe it is. ... more
    Readers React Over GST
    27 Feb 2010: Two readers sound angry about my last column about GST. Some of their points are valid, but over all I think they just didn’t "get" it.... more
    Wanted: Clear Thinking On GST
    13 Feb 2010: A lot of nonsense has been spoken about GST since John Key more or less said the government will increase that tax - probably to 15 per cent - and use the money to cut income tax rates.... more
    Commodities Are Still Attractive
    8 Feb 2010: Commodity prices have been softening lately amid fears about China's economy overheating. Naturally, this has dragged down the price of most resources companies. ... more
    Oh No, Oh No, It’s Off To Work We Go
    30 Jan 2010: Returning to work after a holiday is rarely easy. Back when I was employed – as opposed to self employed – I remember always feeling as if I were in the wrong job on my first few days back at work.... more
    When Experts Panic
    19 Dec 2009: People tend to choose their advisors poorly, mainly because they consider them to be 'experts'. Unfortunately, experts tend to be constrained by their own feelings of self-importance. Tests have found that the higher the qualification and experience a person has, the less accurate their forecasts tend to be.... more



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