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Fixed Income Update

FIXED INTEREST AN ESSENTIAL BUFFER FOR PORTFOLIOS. By Grant Davies, Investment Adviser. Including Fixed Interest in an investment portfolio helps to reduce your risk, and will help protect your portfolio in a market downturn. Having quality fixed interest is essential, which is why the Hamilton Hindin Greene’s Investment Committee guidelines specify that at least 20% of the fixed interest portfolio should be rated A- or above by Standard & Poor’s. This is a high bar, particularly when we consider the interest...

SKY Television - The Cash Cow

SKY TV’s shares have been sold off heavily over the last three and a half years, hitting an all-time high of $6.95 per share in 2014 and currently sitting at $2.65 at the time of writing. People are concerned with the number of households moving to alternative offerings such as Netflix. It is worth pointing out that through 2012 and 2013 the analogue television signal was progressively switch off in New Zealand, this sent marginal buyers of SKY TV’s services...

Bitcoin, is it a good investment?

A colleague of mine was recently on their way to the airport when he struck up a conversation with the driver regarding Bitcoin. Very pleased with his returns to date, the driver proclaimed the end of traditional currencies and the endless upside potential of Bitcoin; and cryptocurrencies in general. Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency which was created to solve the problem of needing a central depository, such as a bank or credit card company, to facilitate payments. Think of...

Brian Kreft retires as Chairman of Hamilton Hindin Greene Ltd after 11 years.

After 11 years Brian Kreft has retired as Chairman of Hamilton Hindin Greene Limited (HHG). HHG is a boutique investment advisory firm in Christchurch, New Zealand. Brian remains a Director of that Company. Brian Kreft Brian’s career had extensive involvement in the providing of advice relating to company funding, business acquisitions, organisation structures, company floatation’s and prospectuses and has given governance advice to a wide range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries. He is a former director of one...
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Market Talk with Grant Davies & Andrew Patterson. Talking Fonterra, a2, Synlait, Kathmandu, Xero, and Market Sentiment

Grant Davies talks to Andrew Patterson from Sunday Business about general market sentiment, as well as Fonterra, and their recent result. He also looks at a2 Milk Limited and Synlait Limited, who are up 200% and 100% respectively on the back of infant formula exports to China. They also run the ruler over Kathmandu after their recent strong result.
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HHG Investor Presentation - Fletcher Building and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

HHG is hosting the Investor Relations team from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Fletcher Building. The presentation which is to be held on the 4th of October 2017 at 9:30am through to 11:30am, at the recently completed function centre of the Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport and will be followed by refreshments. The invitation to attend the investor presentation is open to clients and friends of clients, so if you know someone who may be interested please let us know & feel...
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The Income Conundrum

It is almost 10 years since the beginning of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and most asset prices are now as high, if not higher, than before. Here in New Zealand, you would have to have been living under a rock not to be aware of what has happened to property prices over the last few years, and certainly since 2013. However there is one type of investor that has been left behind, and their plight to a certain degree has...
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A Slice of the S&P500

The Select Sector SPDR Exchange Traded Funds divide the S&P 500 into ten sectors. Select Sector SPDRs let you achieve the security of investing in the well-known, large cap stocks of the S&P 500, with the ability to over-weight or under-weight particular sectors based on your own investment goals and strategies. Technology Select Sector SPDR XLK offers market- cap weighted exposure to the largest U.S. information technology and telecommunications sector stocks. This fund targets technology and telecom stocks in the S&P...
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Marlin - Fees the Catch, Time to Release

Marlin is one of three listed unit trusts managed by Fisher Funds. Marlin offers NZ retail investors managed international equity exposure with a regular income stream. FINANCIALS Since 2012, Marlin has underperformed the benchmark index in three out of five years, which equates to under performance of -1.06% p.a. In addition, Marlin are paying out 2.4x their cash income received from dividends and interest as dividends to unit holders, an unsustainable strategy during times of adverse market movement. Over the past...
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