"There’s no such thing as a free lunch" is an expression that conveys the concept that it is generally impossible to get something for nothing. In investment terms, this means that it is impossible to get financial gains without taking some risk (the chance of losing a...

  1. The news has been incredibly bad, but the policy offset has also been monumental

  2. For the first time since February, markets have been able to put on back-to-back gains

  3. Productivity will be essential in the rebound, and the potential could be massive

Wor...

Key points:

  • The global fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus has been mammoth.  Global fiscal stimulus is worth over 3% of GDP, interest rates have been slashed to the lower bound, quantitative easing programs have been launched and central banks are provi...

Introduction

No one enjoys seeing their hard-earned savings/investments go down in value. You will no doubt agree that we are going through unprecedented times in economic history due to the coronavirus epidemic which has rocked markets worldwide.

Governments around the...

What a week? 

There certainly has been a lot of interest in the current economic environment, which is hardly surprising considering that:

  • The global and NZ economies have been shaken by the impact of coronavirus, or Covid-19.

  • The Reserve Bank has cut the OCR to...

The attached note looks at five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like we are going through now.  The key points are as follows:

  • Successful investing can be really difficult in times like the present with immense uncertainty around the impact of cor...

You may have already read plenty of information about the coronavirus (CoVid-19) and its implications on humanity, share markets, countries, industries, sports and just our day-to-day lives. During these volatile times we believe it’s prudent to communicate regularly w...

The attached note looks at the ongoing threat posed by coronavirus to global growth and investment markets.


 The key points are as follows:

  • The rout in financial markets has continued, on the back of coronavirus, made worse by a flow on to oil markets. 

  • The ris...

Global markets are currently in a state of turmoil as the COVID-19 virus crisis continues to run amok and government action is perceived as inadequate. While commentators are raising the probability of a recession to a near-inevitability, it should be remembered that i...

As COVID-19 moves from just a Chinese outbreak to something approaching a global pandemic event, market volatility has increased substantially and market liquidity is becoming more constrained. The economic fallout from the virus has transitioned from something akin th...

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