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Rise in Scams Impersonating NZ Business During Covid-19

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has reported a steep rise in the number of investment scams attempting to impersonate legitimate New Zealand businesses since the emergence of COVID-19. The regulator is warning New Zealanders to be on the lookout for signs of such scams, which could include overseas phone numbers

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Jargon Buster – Share/Stock Split

A share split is a decision made by a company’s directors to increase the number of shares that are outstanding by issuing more shares (for free) to current shareholders. For example, in a “2-for-1” share split, an additional share is given for each existing share an investor holds, resulting them

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Fund of the Year – Listed Equity: Impax Environmental Markets

A strong year for the sustainability focused investment trust Impax Environmental Markets (IEM), saw its market capitalisation grow to over £1.1 Bn., which resulted in it earning its first FTSE 250 listing in March this year. Launched in 2002, IEM’s outlook ensures that all companies in its portfolio must generate

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Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is an internal committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and is responsible for formulating monetary policy in New Zealand, directed towards the economic objectives of achieving and maintaining stability in the general level of prices over the medium term, and supporting maximum

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NZ Company Update – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Last Price: $26.10 NZD Sector: Healthcare Market Cap: $14.48Bn NZD Company Description Fisher and Paykel Healthcare is currently New Zealand’s largest listed company and is up an incredible 93.85% since the beginning of 2019. They are a global leader in medical devices and systems for use in respiratory care, acute

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Anatomy of an NZX Trading Day

Between the hours of 5:30pm and 9am (NZT), the Cash Markets are in their Enquiry state. This simply means that markets are “read-only” – orders can’t be entered, deleted, or amended in any way. At 9am, the market enters its Pre-Open Session. In Pre-Open, you can do anything except trade

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What is a Wide Moat Stock and how to spot one

What do an Aussie funeral parlour and a Kiwi airport have in common? That may sound like the set-up to some crass joke but it’s actually a serious question. The punch line, or rather, the answer is: a wide moat. The companies in question are InvoCare  and Auckland International Airport

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New Zealand Fixed Interest Opportunity – NZ Bond Fund

The NZ Bond Fund provides an attractive investment grade alternative to owning direct bonds or term deposits. The Smartshares NZ Bond ETF invests in New Zealand fixed interest assets, with the objective of outperforming the S&P/NZX A-Grade Corporate Bond Index over rolling 3-year periods. The investment manager for the fund

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