Stuff we thought you should know

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.00 percent.

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today reduced the Official Cash Rate by 25bps to 2.00 percent.
 

Big banks (USA) pass first round of Fed’s stress test

AMP Capital Briefing for Authorised Financial Advisers - 30/06/2016

 OCR unchanged at 2.25%

With a further reduction being suggested.

 Reserve Bank Bulletin looks at market liquidity conditions

 OCR reduced to 2.25%

With ever stronger hints at a future reduction

 Don't you just love an investment article that kicks off the year with "Some Things That Worry Me" by worl

 Andrew Hunt, world leading International Economist, writes a monthly newsletter on the state of the world

 Andrew Hunt, world leading International Economist, writes a monthly newsletter on the state of the world

 According to Westpac Massey University Fin-Ed Centre 

 It's that time of year where all the "listicles" (list articles) come out to play.

 Over the break, the NZ Herald ran an article on the Six ways to make the most of KiwiSaver. They are:

 An interesting reflection piece from a mid-life review.

 An interesting read from Stuff.

 From our friends at Harbour Asset Management's research department:

 From our friends at Harbour Asset's research department:

 The FMA (Financial Markets Authority) recently completed research surrounding the barriers to obtaining f

QV says the average value of homes in Auckland is now $896,676, but there are signs the market is slowing

The latest commentary from World leading International Economist, covers:

The New Zealand Hearld produced an article (16/09/2015) that they sourced from the Washington Post,

with some interesting "rule of thumb milestones" for your 40's.

The article we really didn't want to post...

Turning a lump sum into a smooth income

Have you checked up on your KiwiSaver lately?

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is encouraging New Zealanders to consider during Money Week (31 Aug - 4 Sept 2015).

The unaffordability of Auckland houses is a hot topic.

But are there other cities in the world that have it worse?

OCR reduced to 3.00%

Updated Monday 6 July 2015

Rate Cut! OCR reduced to 3.25%

There are plenty of budget commentaries around. Here is our snapshot of the stuff we thought you should know

Key Announcement Summary

21/05/2015

The 2015 Budget caught everyone by surprise with the announcement of the removal of the $1,000 KiwiSaver kickstart, effective immediately.

13/05/2015 - Reserve Bank announces new LVR restrictions

The Reserve Bank announced Wednesday morning the introduction of new policy changes to the loan-to-value (LVR) ratio.

World leading International Economist, writes a monthly newsletter on the state of the world from an economic, and therefore investment, perspective.

In the May commentary:

With ever stronger hints at a future reduction

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.
 

World leading International Econ

OCR Remains on hold at 3.50%... possibly until 2017

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Weeler cited his main reasons as:

Farming!

According to The Independent, Farming classified as 'most deadly occupation' in New Zealand

Our Business Partners over at Westpac have produced another useful article about gearing up for buying at Auction.

World leading International Economist, writes a monthly newsletter on the state of the world from an economic, and therefore investment, perspective.

We are fans because Andrew:

Our partners at the ANZ have put out there Key Themes for 2015 view. Here it is in full.

AMP KiwiSaver Scheme receives Platinum rating from SuperRatings for 2015

Encouraging economic data released during December was not enough to offset investors’ collective worry about valuations, with equity markets broadly down at the end of December.

Statistics New Zealand put out some pretty impressive stuff.

Our partners over at Westpac have put together a handy little interactive tool they are calling the "Westpac Property Investor Report", but we think that doesn't do it justice.

The regulator in Australia - ASIC (the equivalent of our FMA) put out handy tools for you and me, similar to those found on sorted.or

The OCR, or Official Cash Rate, determines the rate you pay or earn when you borrow (mortgage, credit card) or save (savings, term deposit) with a bank.

Australian non-bank mortgage provider, Aussie Home Loans, put out an interesting article addressing some misconceptions about mortgage brokers.

OCR held at 3.50%

Thursday 29 January 2015