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The Benefits to Staying Invested

As most major indices around the world close in on or even surpass their all-time highs, most investors will have reaped the benefits of employing a long term strategy over the last six months, staying invested and not panicking when the share market goes through even the most dramatic of falls. In fact, as investors, you have now all lived through the sharpest, shortest market crash in living memory, followed by a similarly spectacular recovery and are still here to tell...

Jargon Busting - Capital Raises - What Are They And, Why Do They Occur?

Over the last couple of months, you have probably seen or heard this term on multiple occasions, Auckland Airport, Z Energy, Sky TV, Cochlear and Ramsay Healthcare are all examples of companies who have recently announced capital raises – but what exactly does it mean? A capital raise is where a company issues new shares in exchange for additional funds (or “capital”). The specifics of each raise will vary, but new shares will usually be offered at a discount to current...

COVID-19 Update - Level 3 & 4 - Hamilton Hindin Greene's response.

Update - Level 3 & 4 - Hamilton Hindin Greene's response Hello, As you will be aware the Prime Minister has lifted New Zealand’s COVID-19 alert status to Level 3 and provided a warning of the alert level being raised to Level 4. This status will be in place for “a minimum four weeks”. Under Level 4 all non-essential services will close. Financial Services, the New Zealand Capital Markets, and the NZX are considered to be an essential service and will...

New Zealand Core Stock Update - The a2 Milk Company

Last Price: $14.73 Sector: Consumer Staples Market Cap: $10,832M Fair Value: $15.30 The A2 Milk Company Ltd is engaged in the commercialisation of intellectual property relating to a2 brand milk, infant formula and related products in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. What’s been going on? As you can see from the chart below, the a2 Milk share price has been on a pretty wild ride lately (even for its own volatile standards). After touching an all time high of...

With interest rates so low, are your savings going backwards?

Written by Mark Hampton With interest rates so low, are your savings going backwards? With interest rates at record lows and set to stay that way for the foreseeable future (RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr has recently said he expects them to hold steady until at least 2021), many New Zealanders may not be getting the returns required to fund their retirement. At the time of writing one of the big four banks is offering customers 2.10% pa on funds held...
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