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Embracing volatile markets

14 February 2018

embracing volatile markets

Markets had a stellar start to 2018 until they were disrupted by some volatility that caught some surprise. Our Chief Investment Officer, Frank Jasper talks about this and has some tips to settle your nerves.

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NZ "firsts" rocketing along

26 January 2018

nz firsts rocketing along

In New Zealand we have always prided ourselves on punching above our weight. Our Chief Investment Officer looks at some New Zealand companies that have done just this in their respective categories.

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Bit too soon to tell about Bitcoin

19 January 2018

bitcoin

Bitcoin has dominated investment headlines in 2017. Frank Jasper, Chief Investment Officer takes a look at whether this is likely to continue.

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New year, fresh start

12 January 2018

new year fresh start

Frank Jasper, Chief Investment Officer suggests how you can take a fresh look at your investment portfolio.

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Are you an ant or a grasshopper?

15 December 2017

ant or grasshopper

2017 has been an investment year like no other. Carmel Fisher reflects on an outstanding year and looks forward to 2018. Could the old story of the grasshopper and the ant apply?

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In the eye of the beholder

24 November 2017

in the eye of the beholder

Carmel Fisher delves into the subject of valuations by discussing a recent art auction result of astonishing proportions.

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The brains have it

17 November 2017

the brains have it

Is 10,000 hours of deliberate practice what it takes to become an ‘outlier’ or a master of a task? Carmel Fisher comments on a popular theory.

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Diamonds — a girl's best friend

10 November 2017

diamonds

Diamonds: Are they as precious and rare as we have been trained to think they are? Carmel Fisher looks at the history behind the diamond engagement ring tradition.

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Mattress manouevres

3 November 2017

mattress manouevres 1

Carmel Fisher discusses the future of the mattress industry as it wakes up to new technology and distribution methods.

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The 10-10-10 Rule

27 October 2017

10 10 10 rule

Carmel Fisher discusses a simple way to retrain your brain to think beyond short-term emotions to help you make better decisions in both life and investments.

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Winning with words

20 October 2017

investing insights

What is the life skill that can add 50% to a person’s future value, and does the responsibility to teach it fall on schools or parents?

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