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Insightful articles on the world of finance and investing.

4 Feb 2019
Where will you be in 25 years time?

Imagine publicly making a 25-year commitment to something you’re passionate about.  How would your mindset change?  Peter Diamindis – founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University – shares his views on how you can tap into the power of long-term thinking to make a bigger impact. In […]

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10 Jan 2019
How Closely Did You Follow the News in 2018?

Last year flew by so fast it’s hard to remember what happened when.  So here’s a quick summary put together by Jim Parker of Dimensional, which sums up key international events month by month. Feb – Parkland high school shooting, Florida March – Former Russian agent and daughter poisoned in UK March – Russian President […]

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1 Jan 2019
The World is Better Off Than You Think!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! Last year was such a tumultuous one according to the media, it’s easy to get caught up in all the negative, and forget any positive advances we humans have made. So, as we welcome in a new year today, we thought it would be beneficial to take a […]

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18 Dec 2018
Happy 30th ‘Anniversary’ Andrew Nuttall

It’s been a big month for Andrew Nuttall – not only was he the top Kiwi wicket taker in the recent Over 50’s Cricket World Cup – but today he also clocked up 30 years working as a Financial Advisor. Andrew shares his thoughts on the last three decades with us here: 30 years ago […]

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12 Dec 2018
Financial Noise – what it is, and how to avoid it!

Dimensional’s Jim Parker spent over 20 years as a leading New Zealand and Australian financial journalist before entering the financial world, so he is ideally placed to comment on the current state of the media, and financial reporting in particular. Jim was our guest presenter at our recent annual client briefing, so we took the […]

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20 Nov 2018
Ten Years On From The GFC – What Have We Learnt?

The GFC (Global Financial Crisis) is widely considered by economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Its effects were so wide-spread and profound that even Queen Elizabeth, whose personal fortune had fallen by more than $50 million, demanded economists explain why they hadn’t seen the crisis coming. Around the world […]

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9 Nov 2018
Make A Noise For The Boys This Sunday

At 11am on 11 November 1918, after four years of brutal conflict, the First World War finally came to an end. When news of the Armistice reached New Zealand it was met with widespread thanksgiving, celebration and a lot of noise. “There were songs and cheers, miscellaneous pipings and blastings, and tootings and rattlings—a roaring […]

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6 Nov 2018
Living Your Values in Retirement

Your retirement is a time when you can truly live your  life in a way that is true to the values that you have. Psychiatrist Abraham Maslow called this state “self-actualization” (Maslow, 1943). Simply put, retirement gives you the opportunity to become the person you really are, free of the pushes and pulls of daily […]

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30 Oct 2018
Putting the recent market volatility into a longer term context

In the first three weeks of January 2018 alone the S&P 500 crossed ten new record closing highs in 13 days of trading.  Then, in February, the index lost all its gains from 2018 in a few days.  Over the next 7 months it built up gains again, and then lost all them over the […]

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25 Oct 2018
Old Heads and Young Shoulders

Did you know that, for the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time?   What’s more, in the USA almost 40% of people now work for a boss who is younger than them, and there’s no reason to think things are much different here in New Zealand. This was […]

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