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How You Can Know Your Assets are Safe

There has been a lot in the news recently regarding Ross Asset Management Ltd.  Like anyone with any knowledge of…

How the Best Investor in the World Beats the Market

For good reason, Warren Buffett has long been considered one of the most judicious investors of his generation. In fact,…

The Top 10 Money Excuses

By Jim Parker, Vice President, Dimensional People who make bad money decisions can often rationalise them. Here are 10 common excuses.…

Death of Equities: Revisited

By Weston Wellington, Vice President – DimensionalA recent article appearing in the Financial Times caught our eye—or perhaps we should say…

Harvard Study: Are Financial Advisers Giving “Good Advice”?

Harvard and MIT Professors sponsor the largest ever mystery shop on financial advisers.  What did they find? I’m sorry to…

Are You Ready for Retirement? (part 1)

How do you know if you’re ready for retirement? We reveal our process step by step. Gavin and Jenny looked…

What? Good News…

By Jim Parker, Vice President, Dimensional Outside the Flags Bad news sells. It sells because fear is a more powerful…

Taking the Plunge: Is Now the Time to Start Investing?

Anxiety about the equity market is understandable, but if we wait for the “perfect” time to invest, the risk is…

The Cost of Safety

By Jim Parker, Vice President Dimensional Outside the Flags Investors are now so risk averse they are willing to pay…

Investing When Others are Fearful

By Scott Rainey and Ben Brinkerhoff Warren Buffett, legendary US investor, has made billions of dollars investing based on a…

Insights on the Global Economy from Leading Academics

This week Bradley Nuttall attended an Investment Symposium where some of the world’s leading financial academics, including 1997 Nobel Prize…

Money in the Bank – Term Deposits vs Fixed Interest

Key Points Overview For many people, there’s no better bet than money in the bank.  And with New Zealand interest…

Recent Events and Possible Outcomes in Local and Global Financial Markets

The Global Economy US recovery underway with improvement in jobs, consumer sentiment, housing and industrial activity US Federal Reserve signals…

KiwiSaver Update

KiwiSaver officially commenced in New Zealand on 2 July 2007, which means it will soon be approaching its fifth birthday.…

What Does the Bank Do With Your Money? Alternatives Beyond Term Deposits

When debating whether to invest in a diversified New Zealand fixed interest portfolio or put your money in the bank,…

The Trade-off: Preserving Your Standard of Living or Preserving Your Capital

If we had it our way, all investments would be able to deliver two things simultaneously: Have very little chance…

Why are We So Passionate About Putting Clients First? Just Look at Goldman Sachs…

Over the past year, Bradley Nuttall has blogged, posted or presented on conflicts of interest probably half a dozen times.…

Warren Buffett on Gold: Who Has the Midas Touch?

Over the course of a lengthy and illustrious business career, Warren Buffett has offered thoughtful opinions on a wide variety…

What Happened to 1 of the World’s Greatest Market Timers…

John Paulson is the multi-billionaire hedge fund manager and president of Paulson & Co. He made one of the greatest…

The End of Wall Street as We Know It – and We Feel Fine

When I (Ben) had the privileged of working for Index Funds Advisers (IFA.com) in California, one individual I worked most closely with…

Were the Old Days Really That Good?

“The hardest arithmetic for human beings to master is that which enables us to count our blessings” – so wrote…

What a Day at the Races Taught Me About Investing

Betting is a mug's game for most punters. At the races you see betters carefully reading their race books, looking…

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