Why Are Interest Rates Going Up In New Zealand?

Interest rates have been going up in New Zealand since the government started raising them in October 2021.But why does the government raise and drop interest rates?And how

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How To Allocate Your Investment Portfolio

Portfolio allocation is about how you divide up your portfolio. How much goes into stocks? How much stays in cash? How much into gold? Bonds? Real Estate?The reason

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What’s Happening With Inflation In New Zealand?

Remember when you could buy a Big Mac at McDonald's for $1?That was 25 years ago.Today, a Big Mac costs $7.This increase in prices over time is known

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How To Invest In Gold In NZ

Why Gold?Gold has been used a form of money for over 5,000 years, from as early as the Egyptian Empire and probably earlier.There are many reasons why humans

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NZX Stock Picks 2023: Brokers, Readers And Myself

Every year, NZ Herald runs a stock picking competition between some of NZ's top brokers.For 2023, I'll be piggybacking on this competition and letting @moneybren readers do the

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Does The Exchange Rate Matter When Investing In Stocks?

The short answer is yes.Foreign exchange matters.Two reasons:It costs money to exchange moneyIt exposes you to risk in currency movementsConsider this:When you buy stocks in another country, you

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How To Invest In Startups In New Zealand and Australia

One cool development in the investment landscape recently has been the rise of crowdfunding equity. I first came across this concept maybe five years ago, and since then

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I Put $22,000 Into Zagga: Was It Worth It?

Back when interest rates were hovering around zero, I was hunting for somewhere I could get a reliable yield and came across the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending space. P2P

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