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Market Wrap with Grant Davies - NZX50 Index Closes Over 9000. Orion Healthcare & a2 Milk and Ebos

The NZX achieved a significant milestone today, closing above 9000 points for the first time. We also saw Orion Healthcare jump 34% after shoring up their balance sheet. Ebos continued their upward trajectory after increasing their revenue by $1b. Synlait and a2 announced a new 5 year agreement.
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Market Wrap with Grant Davies - Tegel, Vodafone, The Federal Reserve and Rising Interest Rates

Today Grant Davies talks to Grant Walker about the impact of a predicted rise in Interest Rates by the Federal Reserve, and what that will do to the share market. They also touch on the Tegel takeover offer, and the run of good results we had in May. Grant Davies also explains the impact of the new CEO appointment at Vodafone, and the effect that had on Spark and Sky TV on the market today.
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Market Wrap with Grant Davies - MSCI Index Reshuffle Dominates Trading

An MSCI index reshuffle sent shares for Fletcher Building soaring after it survived, but Mercury Energy shares fell as it was culled from the index. Overall, the NZX50 index dipped 4.45 points to 8,708.78, on turnover of $218 million. “Across the board what we’re seeing with these index changes is the influence of passive money in the market,” says Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Grant Davies “The tracking of the index actually leading to share price movements makes it slightly...
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Market Wrap with Grant Davies - AMP, Fletcher Building and Vocus

Grant Davies talks to Grant Walker from the NBR about today's market news. We had more bad news for AMP, down 4% as the Royal Commission in Australia continues revealing revelations of inappropriate conduct throughout the organisation. The shares are off 15% since news started to filter out last Tuesday (17th of April). Fletcher Building also continues to consolidate as their capital raising continues. Vocus have also decided to pull the sale of their New Zealand telecommunications assets citing that...
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Fletcher Building at a Fork in the Road

Fletcher Building and investors alike find themselves at a fork in the road, facing a difficult decision about which direction to take. Investors must decide whether to buy, sell or hold a stock where strong arguments could be made for all options. Fletchers face a multitude of different choices to solve their current woes. These range from asset sales, to capital raisings, or merely renegotiating their debt to relax their covenants. Before we explore Fletcher’s options, and the implications that would...

Market Wrap with Grant Davies - Orion Healthcare Tumbles

New Zealand shares rose today, with Green Cross Health and Meridian Energy gains overcoming a downgrade for Orion Health. The S&P/NZ50 Index gained 10.86 points, or 0.13%, to 8329. Turnover was $118 million. “We’ve had a poor trading day for Orion Healthcare, which had a negative revenue update this morning and a bit of a change in strategy so the market (is) not treating that too kindly,” Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Grant Davies says. Orion Health led the index...
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NZX50 opens down 1.97% on "catch-up" day

New Zealand markets are playing catchup today, after a rocky day of global trading yesterday. The NZX was closed for Waitangi Day yesterday, but the S&P/NZX50 was down 1.97% at market open today. Within the index, 47 stocks had fallen, with three up, on turnover of about $35 million. “I think we’ll have a bit of a catch-up day today,” Hamilton Hindin Greene investment adviser Grant Davies says. “At the moment, the Dow is broadly flat. But I’d expect our fair...
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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...
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